About Town: 02-08-18

West Hawaii Fishery Council hosting meeting

The West Hawaii Fishery Council (WHFC) is co-hosting an outstation community meeting with KUPA 5:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Pukaana Hall.

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Everyone is invited to attend and share their observations, concerns and experiences or have any feedback about what’s happening in your nearshore environment. The topic of this meeting will be marine mammal interactions, what are the rules? Why are they in place? Who enforces them? To help answer these questions, representatives from DOCARE and NOAA have been invited to this meeting.

The council also invites new members to apply, especially recreational, commercial and regional fishers who can represent a constituency – that is, a group of people to whom they have access and can routinely gather input to bring back to the council.

The WHFC is a collection of stakeholder representatives that form an advisory body to the Department of Land and Natural Resources on issues relating to the nearshore marine environment in West Hawaii, such as fishery management, resource replenishment, reef health, user conflicts and others.

Info: http://westhawaiifisherycou.ipower.com.

Big Island Porsche ride Saturday

With 80 members and growing daily, and more than 400 Porsches on the island of Hawaii, The Big Island Hawaii Porsche Club has reason to roll out.

On Saturday, the club will celebrate Valentine’s Day early with its annual Sweetheart Run, when membrs acknowledge their sweethearts by presenting every woman with a rose.

Members will gather at 9 a.m. in Kona at the Kmart parking lot, proceeding to Waikoloa Highlands parking lot to join Waimea and other members, who are gathering at Church Row at 9 a.m. as well. All groups will meet at 10 a.m. in Waikoloa.

Then they’ll be led onto the base at PTA where they’ll be joined by members coming up Saddle Road from Hilo. They will then proceed to Lucy’s Tacqueria in Hilo to lunch together and exchange stories.

Info to become Charter Members of the Big Island Hawaii PCA: www.pca org.

HIHAF receives grant from Women’s Fund

Hawaii Island HIV/AIDS Foundation (HIHAF), has been awarded a $5,000 grant from the Women’s Fund of Hawaii. With this generous grant, HIHAF will be able to further expand its SISTAH program to incorporate a multigenerational component.

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SISTAH is a women’s empowerment program that explores the intersectionality of various circumstances, identifies problems and solutions experienced across generations, and enhances the bond of women from different ages and backgrounds.

Info: www.hihaf.org.

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