Archive for April, 2011


 

Aloha,

Here is some information from the County of Hawaii’s Department of Human Resources on new recruitments that have recently opened up at the County of Hawaii.

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HUMAN RESOURCES PROGRAM SPECIALIST.pdf
PARK MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR IV.pdf
RECREATION ADMINISTRATOR.pdf
RECREATION DIRECTOR IV.pdf
CARPENTER-CABINET MAKER.pdf
CLERK II.pdf
TREE TRIMMER (COCONUT).pdf

Visit our website at www.co.hawaii.hi.us to view our job listings and download an application packet.  Check our website weekly!
 
Hawai’i County . . . a nice place to live!
   County of Hawai’i . . . a great place to work!
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Mahalo,

District 6 – Upper Puna, Ka’u, South Kona
Office of Councilmember Brittany Smart
25 Aupuni Street
Hilo, HI 96720
(808) 961-8263

hccdistrict6@gmail.com


 

Aloha,

If you have suffered damages from the March 11 tsunami or know of anyone in distress from this natural event please spread the word about this upcoming community meeting:

Tsunami Relief – Informational Public Meeting
Yano Hall, South Kona

Monday, April 18 at 6:00 p.m.

 Please see the press release below for more information on this meeting.

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Brenda Ford Council District 7 and Brittany Smart Council District 6 will co-host a community meeting to provide information from the Small Business Administration (Olivia Humilde), Habitat for Humanity West Hawai‘i (Patrick Hurney), and the Hawai‘i State Civil Defense on the possibilities for financial or other assistance for damage or destruction created by the recent tsunami event of March 11-12, 2011 in West Hawai‘i.  The meeting will be held Monday, April 18th at 6 p.m. at Yano Hall in Captain Cook. 
 
The recent announcement by President Barack Obama regarding a Declaration of Disaster for the State of Hawai‘i allows  federal assistance only to repair county-owned and state-owned infrastructure damaged in the recent tsunami event.  Such infrastructure includes: roads, bridges, public buildings, and harbors, sewers, and water systems, etc. 
 
However, there may be some assistance for homeowners, renters, and business owners through the Small Business Administration (SBA) which encourages everyone who sustained damage to their homes, businesses, rental property, and contents of their buildings to contact the SBA for applications.  SBA may be able to help in all areas of concern.
 
Habitat for Humanity (Patrick Hurney) will be able to explain their programs to empower families with home ownership and to increase their financial assets.  Additionally, some families whose houses were destroyed by the tsunami and who meet Habitat for Humanity requirements may be able to qualify to have a Habitat for Humanity house built as a replacement.
 
Please come to the meeting with your questions regarding financial and other assistance for your recovery from the tsunami.
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Mahalo,

District 6 – Upper Puna, Ka’u, South Kona
Office of Councilmember Brittany Smart
25 Aupuni Street
Hilo, HI 96720
(808) 961-8263

hccdistrict6@gmail.com

Aloha Friends,

The District 6 office has some potentially very exciting news for non-profits. If you have a non-profit or know of any in need of help with labor, please read on:

Aloha all. 

I have worked with the Air National Guard Innovative Readiness Training program to provide the guardsmen training in Hawaii.  They have an engineering program which provides guardsmen in training to do free labor for non-profits or city, county, state governments.  If you have a project coming up where you can raise the money for materials, but need labor, this may be the opportunity you need.

I am in contact with Master Sgt Charles (Chip) Stoyer.  They are currently planning their itinerary for a trip to Hawaii.  I would be happy to facilitate a meeting with them for you if you are interested.  This is not only for those I am sending this to.  If you know of other organizations which could use this help, please provide me their contact or have them contact me and I will provide them information and set up a meeting.  My focus is the district of Kau, but if you are outside that area, I can help connect you to the correct people.  

I am attaching the application from last year for your review and a link to a site that gives you more information.
If you are not the appropriate person to receive this for your organization, please forward.  This is an opportunity that non-profits need to take advantage of in this difficult time.  Thank you.  

Link: http://ra.defense.gov/html/irt.html

Aloha
Deann Canuteson, Project Coordinator
FSSWH, KOA (Kau Opportunities and Abilities) Project
PO Box 197
Naalehu, HI 96772
936-4975 (cell)
929-8066 (fax)
929-9611 (office)
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By request, we send out notices to our newsletter list to help facilitate community involvement. These notices do not represent Councilmember Smart’s position.
 
Mahalo,
District 6 – Upper Puna, Ka’u, South Kona

Office of Councilmember Brittany Smart

25 Aupuni Street

Hilo, HI 96720

(808) 961-8263
hccdistrict6@gmail.com


 

Aloha Friends,

Hawai‘i County Fire Chief Darryl Oliveira will be a guest speaker at the next few upcoming District 6 Matters (D6M) community meetings.
Topic: Discussion with Fire Chief Oliveira
April 14 – 7:00 PM – Na‘alehu Community Center, Na‘alehu
April 28 – 7:00 PM – The Cooper Center, Volcano
Direct questions and comments are welcome from attendees on any subject dealing with Hawai‘i County Fire Department services and issues. Please see the flyers attached if you would like more information.*
Sincerely,

Brittany Smart

District 6 – Upper Puna, Ka’u, South Kona

Office of Councilmember Brittany Smart

25 Aupuni Street
Hilo, HI 96720

(808) 961-8263
hccdistrict6@gmail.com


 

 

 

 

 

Aloha kakou!

Did you know that the hawaiian name for South Point is Ka Lae? Ka Lae means ‘the point’.

Another not so widely known name for Ka Lae is Laekimo, or ‘kimo point’.

Kimo is a traditional hawaiian game similar to jacks. People would come to Ka Lae for pohaku, or stones, and ‘ili ‘ili, pebbles, of the right size for playing kimo. These kimo stones were famous for their beauty, as well as their good shape, size, and texture.

Kimo is usually played sitting on the ground or on a Lauhala mat. A pile of ‘ili ‘ili are placed between the players; usually about one hundred pebbles are used. Each player has a pohaku of their choice. During their turn, the player throws the stone several feet up into the air. While the pohaku is in the air, the player picks up one pebble, then catches the falling stone. The players turn lasts as long as they can keep the pattern; when the players fumbles, misses the pohaku, or fails to pick up a pebble, their turn is over, and the other player takes their turn.

When the ‘ili ‘ili are gone, the players count their individual piles. The player with the most pebbles in their pile is the winner, and the game is over.

During the days of old Hawai’i, Ka Lae was a big place for kimo; even the chiefs came to play. For this reason, Ka Lae received the nickname, Laekimo.

For more information on Ka Lae and kimo, try googling ‘ Ka Lae’, or ‘ South Point.’ Or use the following links:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ka_Lae

www.gohawaii.com/big-island/regions-neighborhoods/kau/ka-lae-south-point

Pahoahi.tripod.com/kona/kalae.html.

Until next time,

A hui hou!

*Ka’u Anamei*

Resources:
Mitchell, Donald D. K. (2006.) Hawaiian Games to Play (2nd ed.) Descriptions of traditional hawaiian games with directions for playing. ‘Kimo, jacks or jackstones’ (pg. 60.) Honolulu, HI: Kamehameha Publishing.

Wikipedia; Ka Lae (South Point) web page. (2011) Link: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ka_Lae


 

Aloha Friends, The District 6 office has been asked to help get the word out on a rescheduled meeting arranged by Nani Kahuku ‘Aina. Please see their message below: Kahuku Villages, Ka`u Community Meeting Rescheduling The Nani Kahuku `Aina informational presentation about the Kahuku Villages, Ka`? project originally planned for April 7, 2011 at Yano Hall is being rescheduled to a later date as not to conflict with the District 6 Matters: Discussion with Mayor Kenoi scheduled for the same date. We apologize for any inconvenience this creates. A meeting notice will follow once a new date at Yano Hall is secured. For more information email: info@kahukuvillages.com ###

By request, we send out meeting notices to our newsletter list to help facilitate community involvement. These notices do not represent Councilmember Smart’s position.

Mahalo, District 6 – Upper Puna, Ka’u,

South Kona Office of Councilmember Brittany Smart

25 Aupuni Street Hilo, HI 96720

(808) 961-8263

hccdistrict6@gmail.com


 

Aloha Friends

The District 6 office has been asked to help get the word out on an event happening this Sunday in Ka’u.

Earth Matters Farm invites you to a farm tour and luncheon at their farm and home in Ocean View, April 10th from 12:00 – 5:00 PM. All money raised will be going to a children’s garden in Ocean View. The cost per person is $25 for adults and $15 for children, please RSVP because seating is limited.

For more information please see the attached flyer or check out www.earthmatterstravel.com. To RSVP please contact Greg and Gail Smith at (808) 939-7510 or email gailandgreg@mac.com.

Mahalo,
District 6 – Upper Puna, Ka’u, South Kona

Office of Councilmember Brittany Smart

25 Aupuni Street

Hilo, HI 96720

(808) 961-8263
hccdistrict6@gmail.com