About Town 07-27-18

  • HCFCU’s Relay for Life team, along with community support, raised more than $11,000 to support cancer research. (HCFCU/Courtesy photo)

Walk-in voting starts Monday

Starting July 30 through Aug. 9, registered voters may visit any early walk-in voting location within their county to cast their ballot. Hawaii residents may still register to vote at any early walk-in voting location in their county or at their assigned polling place on Election Day, Aug. 11. To register and vote, you must be a U.S. citizen, a Hawaii resident, and at least 18 years of age.

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Walk-in voting locations for the County of Hawaii:

• County of Hawaii Aupuni Center Conference Room, 101 Pauahi St., Suite 1, Hilo. Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

• West Hawaii Civic Center Community Room (Building G), 74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Highway, Kailua-Kona. Monday-Saturday. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

HCFCU raises $11,000 for Relay for Life

Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union staffers and members raised more than $11,000 for the July 14 “Relay for Life,” a nonprofit community fundraising initiative of the American Cancer Society. HCFCU’s Kailua-Kona, Kaloko and Kealakekua branches joined in in-branch ribbon sales, Punaluu Sweet Bread sales and other campaigns as one of the 25 teams that raised more than $60,000 for the cause.

“This was such a tremendous effort for our team, HCFCU members, and the entire community,” said Tricia Buskirk, HCFCU President/CEO. “We recently had the privilege to team with other Hawaii Island Credit Unions at the Relay for Life of Hilo and we’re looking forward to the Relay for Life of North Hawaii coming up in September.”

Rotary Club Update

Rotary Club of Kona’s guest speaker Karen Klemmen Nurse Consultant, talked on “How to Recover from Brain Trauma.” Brain Trauma affects people of all ages and is a life-changing condition, but with the help of support groups headed by Karen and education and awareness, coping and overcoming is a reality. Well done Karen, and thank you for sharing.

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Back to school supplies for the underprivileged: Supplies of all kinds accepted, including backpacks, writing utensils, composition tablets and much more. Contact the Salvation Army for delivery locations, 326-2330.

August Rotary clubs start the Keki Vision program. Rotarians donate their time and service to provide and vision tests to children who would not normally have this available. Rotary stepped up when funding was cut for this important test to ensure our children get the best education by having good vision. Our reward is very simple — a child’s smile.