Every year at our Annual Meeting, we give out awards to our own participants as well as community supporters who have done a terrific job for us in the previous year! Unfortunately, we were not able to have our Annual Meeting this time because of Covid-19. Still, we want to recognize the people and community supporters who have gone beyond just being workers or participants or contacts and have made a major difference for Ka Lima O Maui in the past year. We appreciate all of our partners and participants and thank each and every one of you for all that you do for Ka Lima O Maui.
Ka Lima O Maui enjoyed its Annual Meeting and Thanksgiving Award Luncheon today. This is a celebration of the 64 years that Ka Lima has served the Maui Community. Highlights include Guest Speakers Mayor Michael Victorino and Cultural Practitioner Kimokeo Kapahulehua, both long-time supporters of Ka Lima O Maui. Awards were given to the following businesses and individuals: Awards o Ambassador of the Year: Esther Yap o Custodial Contract of the Year: Des Tobin Sheet Metal o Grounds Contract of the Year: J. Walter Cameron Center o Grounds Employee of the Year: Benny Yoro o Custodial employee of the Year: Kasey Palau o Waiver Participants of the Year: Fae Torres and Lynelle Mateaki o Job Placement of the Year: Rio Panuelo o Employer of the Year: Whole Foods Market o Staff person of the Year: Sarah Garbutt Executive Director Chantal Ratte highlighted the dedication of the workers of Ka Lima
Staff Development Day for Ka Lima O Maui Staff included taking the “True Color Personality Test” and painting at Island Art Party. To start, all staff answered a questionnaire which then assigned a color that showed each person’s personality style. True Colors Personality Test is one such test with the use of four colors to represent four styles of being – green, blue, orange, and gold. Each of us has some of all these colors in our personality, but most of us have more of one than the others. We call this our dominant personality style. No one color is better than another. At Ka Lima O Maui where we value teamwork and social growth, it’s very helpful to have a variety of different colors so that we have all the personality traits we need to thrive as a community. A rainbow needs all of its colors to be a
We are so happy to announce that Chantal won the Maui Non-profit Executive Director’s Award! Congratulations Chantal and Ka Lima O Maui!
Every year in a quiet way, one of the kindest Christmas Celebration takes place at SARENTO’S ON THE BEACH when owner, Aaron Placourakis, hosts the clients and workers of Ka Lima O Maui for their annual Christmas luncheon. Mahalo to Sarento’s for this awesome Christmas gift.
Ka Lima O Maui’s Annual Summer Picnic was a fun event for all! We had a big water slide, water balloon fight, donut eating contest, scavenger hunt, fishing,food and shave ice! Here are few pictures. (check out our gallery for more pictures from the picnic)