Happy Camper for Sunday, April 28, 2019

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    From left, Rachel Gusman, Myrvie Buster and Stephanie Brown get a chance to talk story at the Kauai Chamber of Commerce Women Leading with Impact Symposium held at the Kauai Beach Resort near Hanamaulu Thursday.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Dana Hazelton and Ashley Quinn of the Kauai Government Employees Federal Credit Union (their president Monica Belz was one of the presenters) try to decide between the Annette Hashimoto creations at the Kauai Chamber of Commerce Women Leading with Impact Symposium at the Kauai Beach Resort near Hanamaulu Thursday.

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    Liliana Estep shows off a piece of jewelry created using beach opala that joins her collection of jewelry created using shells Thursday during the Kauai Chamber of Commerce Women Leading with Impact Symposium at the Kauai Beach Resort near Hanamaulu.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    From left, Ann Hashisaka, Carol Manera Texeira of the Kauai Chamber of Commerce, U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono, and Anna Baudouin of the chamber smile Thursday during the chamber Women Leading with Impact Symposium at the Kauai Beach Resort near Hanamaulu.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Ashley Nagaoka (she’s a Kauai High School graduate) moderates the talk-story session with U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono during the Kauai Chamber of Commerce Women Leading with Impact Symposium Thursday at the Kauai Beach Resort near Hanamaulu.

Annette Hashimoto was happy that participants at the Kauai Chamber of Commerce Women Leading with Impact Symposium had ample time to browse through the offerings of the vendors (one of them even won a giveaway prize!) set up between the panel discussions and breakout sessions led by Kauai’s women.

Kudos to Mark Perriello, Carol Texeira and Anna Baudouin on organizing such a, in the words of Annette, “powerful” event Thursday at Kauai Beach Resort near Hanamaulu (Nelson Batalion was anticipating the charity walk pancake breakfast fundraiser), where progress on its hale is moving right along.

Ashley Nagaoka had a chance to come home, and kudos to Ann Hashisaka on getting U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono to visit and talk story with Ashley doing the moderating.

Kellie Hines and Hua Duncan even had a table representing the Hokuala Golf Club for those looking for, as Hirono put it, “Trumpless Sundays.”

One of the stops Hirono made on her Kauai tour was to visit Marly Madayag’s class at the Kalaheo School, and did she get to see the jewelry designs using “beach trash” created by Liliana Estep at the chamber symposium?

Okay, moving along, get ready to check out the Kauai Museum May Day lei contest coming up, Wednesday, May 1, from 11 a.m. (just in time for lunch by Chef Guy Higa and his Kauai Marriott culinary crew) at the Kauai Marriott Resort &Beach Club. The event benefits the Kauai Museum, too.

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Dennis Fujimoto, staff writer and photographer, can be reached at 245-0453 or dfujimoto@thegardenisland.com.

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