HPM, THE LOCALLY OWNED BUILDING SUPPLY ENTERPRISE, has announced scholarships from
its HPM Foundation for students who choose to stay in Hawai'i and learn in Hawai'i. The $1,000 and $750 college scholarships go to five recent high school graduates and two Hawai'i Community College students "help with upcoming college expenses and support student success," says a statement from HPM's Keaau headquarters.
HPM - It stands for Hawai'i Planing Mill - was founded in 1921 and has expanded to provide building supplies, building equipment, roofing, house planning services, including its Hale - Dynamic Home System - on this island and beyond. HPM also offers special incentives to employees.
In 1959, HPM launched an employee profit-sharing plan, following up in 1977, when HPM became one of Hawai'i's first companies to establish an Employee Stock Ownership Plan. Today, employees own 100 percent of company stock through the ESOP. A company statement says that "Owner-employees help ensure goals are met by providing exceptional customer service, maximizing sales, minimizing expenses and operating within our core values of integrity, respect and the pursuit of excellence. As a team, we help our customers build better and live better by enhancing homes, improving lives and transforming communities."
Since 1973, the HPM Foundation has awarded the Barney S. Fujimoto Memorial Scholarship in memory of the second-generation leader of HPM Building Supply who held very strong convictions about the merits of higher education. Scholarship recipients receive $1,000 and are selected based on academic excellence and a history of strong community service, and must be enrolled full-time at a University of Hawai'i System school.
The 2021 Barney S. Fujimoto Memorial Scholarship Recipients are Cienna Abara, majoring in
The Building Future Builders' Scholarship is given to two select students in the Hawai'i Community College program. The winners are Nicholas Lucas and Vallerina Sorcy.
officials are urging the unvaccinated to take the jab. A free Covid clinic will be held this Saturday, July 17 at Robert N. Herkes Gymnasium & Shelter, 93-3150 Pikake St. in Pāhala. Schedule by calling Kaiser Permanente at 808-432-2660 through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. There is no charge, no co-pay. Bring ID and medical insurance card. Uninsured persons are welcome. Walk-in's are welcome.
THE HOMELAND SECURITY FUNDING BILL HELPS HAWAI'I, from tech space tracking of illegal fishing to new regulations to keep out invasive species, and the funding of local fire departments, according to Congressman Ed Case. He announced Tuesday that the FY 2022 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations bill has passed his committee and would fund $53 billion in federal homeland security, immigration and emergency management programs. Money would go to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, the Transportation Security Administration, the U.S. Coast Guard, the U.S. Secret Service and more.
|Homeland Security could fund tracking illegal fishing|
from space. Photo from Hawkeye
|Detective Gavin Kagimoto receives the Haweo Award for Operation Keiki Shield.|
Photo from Hawai'i Police Department
The award was presented by the Council’s Parks & Recreation and Public Safety Committee, which partnered with Hawai‘i Police Department and Hawai‘i Fire Department to recognize employees that go above and beyond the call of duty.
A detective with the Area I Juvenile Aid Section for the past five years, Kagimoto was recognized for spearheading Operation Keiki Shield East Hawai‘i in May. He helped coordinate a multi-agency operation involving more than 50 personnel, managing logistics with five different agencies, including the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Investigations, the Department of the Attorney General - Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, the United States Secret Service, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. In addition to conducting team meetings, he also acted as an investigator charging one of the cases.
As a result of Operation Keiki Shield East Hawai‘i, five suspects were charged with electronic enticement of a child for soliciting sexual acts from children.
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GOLF & MEMBERSHIPS for Discovery Harbour Golf Course and its Clubhouse: The Club offers Social Memberships, with future use of the clubhouse and current use of the pickleball courts as well as walking and running on specified areas of the golf course before 8 a.m. and after 3 p.m. to enjoy the panoramic