Mokihana Club celebrates Lei Day

LIHU‘E — The Mokihana Club of Kaua‘i celebrated Lei Day by making 90 greeting cards for the Wilcox Rehabilitation Center, and closed out April by presenting the cards to center Program Director Jarrett Harris.

Creation of the cards is an ongoing project of the Mokihana Club, which funds scholarships and civic projects in various communities on Kaua‘i. Similar cards were made for Thanksgiving for patients at Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital, Valentine Cards for Waimea Care Home and St. Patrick’s Day cards for the Regency at Puakea.

Mokihana member Bertie Bloom, professional graphic artist, designed five versions of Lei-Day cards for the Mokihana Club members to color and write personal notes on for residents of the WRC. The project was directed by 1st Vice President Sylissa Franklin, who has been in charge of the card-making project during the COVID pandemic, during which the club has had no in-person meetings.

President Terri Gately said this is the last project to be held during her term, which ends in June.

The Mokihana Club, with over 80 members, is the oldest woman’s organization on the island. Started in 1905, it focuses now on scholarships for student nurses at Kaua‘i Community College and music students graduating high school and going on to study music in college.

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