Hawaii Alumnae Earns 2014 Crown Chapter Award

ImageWe are excited to announce that the Hawaii Chapter has earned its first Crown Chapter Award (Alumnae). The award was announced at the Annual ZTA Convention in June. This award is given for attainment of the minimum standard of chapter excellence for each year of the biennium. The National Vice Presidents Alumnae recommend chapters to National Council, which selects the recipients.  Click here for a list of 2014 recipients.  To see the requirements for this accomplishment click here.

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Annual Race for the Cure Event 10.20.2013

Join us for the 2013 Komen Hawai’i Race for the Cure®!
 Sunday, October 20, 2013, 7:00 am – Kapiolani Park

 imagesFor the full schedule and event details visit here: http://www.komenhawaii.org/komen-race-for-the-cure/

Nationally, ZTA began an association with Susan G. Komen for the Cure in 1992 when it became the first national sponsor of the Race for the Cure’s National Series Breast Cancer Survivor Recognition Program. Since that year, ZTA has continually served as a national sponsor of the Survivor Recognition Program. The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Series is the largest series of 5K run/fitness walks in the world.

This year the Hawaii ZTA Alumnae will be helping out with the survivor tent area in Kapiolani Park. This will entail putting up “in memory of” and “in celebration of” signs, handing out stickers, ribbons, and self breast exam literature.  We need about 3-5 ladies to man the table at all times beginning at 6am and ending around 9am.

We have formed a team to run in the race too!  ZTA Ladies is the team name.  Go to www.komenhawaii.org to register.

Directly following the Race For the Cure, we will have brunch at Dukes in Waikiki. Spouses and children are welcome.

This year our annual Founders’ Day Celebration and Ceremony will be held in November and will include a visit to the grave site of Alice Grey Welsh.

Westside Beach Cleanup Sept. 21

Mark your calendar to participate in this year’s International Coastal Cleanup with community partners on Saturday, Sept. 21!

9:30am-11:30am, Check in starting at 9am.
Ma’ili Point Beach Park (Waianae) with Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii and Kokua Hawaii Foundation. The clean up will be followed by an after party with live music and more 12:00-3:00pm. For more information go to https://www.facebook.com/events/192077934299005/

Volunteers should bring sun protection, refillable water bottles, and gloves. Buckets, colanders, and reusable rubbish bags are helpful.

The ICC is an annual Ocean Conservancy event. OC partners with organizations and individuals around the globe to clean up the world’s beaches and waterways. Over nearly three decades, the annual International Coastal Cleanup has mobilized millions of people in the world’s largest volunteer effort for our ocean and waterways. More than 500,000 volunteers picked up 10 million pounds of trash during the 2012 effort, covering a distance of nearly 18,000 miles.

Directions: Ma’ili Beach Park: From Honolulu, take the H-1 West to Farrington Hwy. The park is oceanside at 87-021 Farrington Hwy in Waianae. Check in stations will also be present at Nanakuli Beach, Pokai Bay, or Makaha along Farrington Hwy.

Kokua Hawaii Foundation will also be hosting cleanups in Kailua, Kahuku, and Ka’ena Point: https://www.facebook.com/events/430638773715422/?ref=22

HAPA Aug/Sept Events

The latest from Honolulu Alumnae Panhellenic Association! Let us know if you want to join the Pau Hana on the 30th.

Aloha Ladies…We are very excited to begin our 90th year at our meeting September 14th.  This is one of three official meetings that HAPA has every year.  We will be passing out the directories, calendar  and other items.  We will be voting on several items, discussing this amazing year and having some fun!!  Can’t wait to see everyone.

Date: Sept. 14, 2013

Time: 9:30 am social
10:00 am meeting begins

RSVP: http://hawaiipanhellenic.net/

Location: Capital One 360 Cafe (1958 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815) Upstairs in the Red Room

Location Phone: (808) 539-0513

Cafe Website: cafes.capitalone360.com/honolulu

General Information

The Capital One 360 Café’s located in Waikiki across from Fort DeRussy.

Parking Info

Parking’s available behind the Café. If the lot’s full, there’s a secondary lot on the side that you can get to using Niu Street.

Entry Instructions

Traveling on Ala Moana Blvd – stay in the left lane, at the intersection of Ala Moana Blvd and Kalakaua Avenue, go straight onto Pau Street. The parking will be the first driveway on your left. If the parking lot is full, get back on to Pau Street, take a left on to Ala Wai Blvd, turn left at the next street, Niu Street and there will be a driveway on the left for an open parking lot. Traveling on Kalakaua Avenue – stay in the left lane, at the Ala Moana Blvd and Kalakaua Avenue intersection, turn left on to Pau Street, the driveway to our parking will be the first left.

Kicking off the Year

Please join us for our very first happy hour of the year at the YWine event benefiting the YWCA

Where:  Cafe Julia at the YWCA

Date: August 30th

Time: 5:00- 7:00 pmPlace: 1040 Richards St.Purchase Tickets: www.ywca.org

Book Club will be meeting onAugust 26th at 6:30.  We hope to see everyone there!

August Event: A Palace Tour Fit for a Queen

Saturday, August 17, 2013 at 10am
364 South King Street, Honolulu, HI

Join us for some local history with a tour of Iolani Palace. Tour will be followed by lunch at Cafe Julia across the street at the YWCA.  Bring your Hawaii ID if you have one for the Kama’aina rate.

Parking can be tricky downtown so please read these instructions:
http://iolanipalace.org/Visit/LocationDirections.aspx

Hope to see you there!

Spring Events Start March 30th with Whale Counting

First up is Whale Counting! Join in this Saturday March 30th at Mokule‘ia Beach Park, 8am-noon, lunch to follow.

The annual Sanctuary Ocean Count project offers the community a chance to monitor humpback whales from the shores of O‘ahu, Hawai‘i and Kaua‘i. Not only has this proven to be a fun volunteer activity for residents and visitors, but it also helps to provide important population and distribution information on humpback whales around the islands.

Arrive between 7:30 and 7:45 to sign in, and we’ll review the instructions on how to complete your whale behavior data sheets. Plenty of parking is available. When you pull in the one-way road, look straight ahead towards the ocean and you will see our whale count table. Bring whatever will make you comfortable for a day at the beach: chair, food/drinks, suntan lotion, hat, jacket (in case of rain), sunglasses. After volunteering, we will go out for brunch!

Coming up next:
April 11 – Pottery night at Clay Cafe
May 4 – Hawaii Panhellenic Association Spring Luncheon, Oahu Country Club, 10am
*Don’t forget to RSVP on the Evites or plan a carpool!