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Porsche Club plans tour, donation to The Food Basket
The Porsche Club of America Big Island Hawaii Club kicks off its monthly tour Saturday in Hilo with “The Parade of Porsches! Shine ‘em Up!” and a donation to The Food Basket, Hawaii Island’s food bank.
The tour begins at 10 a.m. at Prince Kuhio Mall where representatives of The Food Basket will accept a $1,000 donation to help feed those in need.
In addition, the club will donate monies its raised in the meantime and match donations made at Saturday’s event up to $750.
The Porsche Club of America Big Island Hawaii Club is a 501(c)7 nonprofit club recognized by the IRS, however, donations the club accepts are not tax deductible. Donor seeking to deduct the donation on the taxes should make their donation directly to The Food Basket of Hawaii, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.
No physical food donations will be taken during the event as The Food Basket is unable to accept loose food donations at this time.
The tour will then head parade through Hilo town and proceed toward Daniel K. Inouye Highway and head over the Saddle to Mamalahoa Highway. The vehicles will then head south toward Kona and assemble at the Old Kona Airport Park in Kailua-Kona. The parade will then proceed on Kuakini Highway to Alii Drive to Walua Road.
Donations will be accepted by Porsche Club of America Big Island Hawaii Club Treasurer Naomi Tanaka. She can be contacted via email to email@example.com or by calling (808) 557-0374. Donors can also contact club president Gunner Mench at firstname.lastname@example.org or (808) 938-2954. The club’s address is PCA BIH, PO Box 6050, Kamuela, HI 96743.
Mediation center hosts free talk
The nonprofit Kuikahi Mediation Center hosts a free talk on Aug. 20 as part of its “Finding Solutions, Growing Peace” Brown Bag Lunch Series. Talks are held from noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom on the third Thursday of the month.
This month’s speaker is Elizabeth Kent on the topic “Vicarious Trauma: Techniques for Coping &Resiliency.”
“Those in the helping professions many become affected by other people’s traumatic stress and feel compassion fatigue,” says Kent. “This interactive session is designed for neutrals and other professionals working with people who have witnessed or experienced trauma.”
In this talk, Kent will review the symptoms of vicarious trauma, discuss successful coping techniques, and design an action plan for resiliency.
Kent has helped people and institutions find solutions to sticky problems for over 30 years. She has practiced commercial law and worked in Hawaii state government, including the Department of Human Services, the University of Hawaii, and the Judiciary’s Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution. Currently, she is a facilitator and mediator and provides training in conflict resolution.
Kuikahi’s Brown Bag Lunch Series is free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to enjoy an informal and educational talk-story session and connect with others interested in “Finding Solutions, Growing Peace.”
To get the Zoom link, register online at https://freebrownbagtalk.eventbrite.com.
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