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Sierra Club Maui’s Annual Meeting and Awards on Feb. 8

February 5, 2015, 9:25 AM HST
* Updated February 5, 9:55 AM
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Lorrin Pang. Maui Weekly photo.

Lorrin Pang. Maui Weekly photo.

By Maui Now Staff

The Maui Sierra Club will be holding its annual meeting and awards ceremony on Sunday, Feb. 8, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Kaunoa Center in Spreckelsville.

The event is open to the public with a free picnic-style lunch, live music, inspirational talks and an awards ceremony recognizing leaders upholding the club’s values.

This year’s theme is “Maui Rising–a dialogue about the great issues affecting Maui’s future.”

Guest speakers will include Dr. Lorrin Pang, Hōkūao Pellegrino, Tamara Paltin and local Sierra Club leaders.

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Live music will be presented ‘unplugged’ by singer-songwriters Eric Gilliom and Elaine Ryan.

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The awards ceremony will recognize six leaders/volunteers for their hard work and achievements in 2015:

  • Dr. Lorrin Pang and Scott Crawford will receive the ‘Onipa’a award for their long-term contributions to protect Maui’s natural and cultural resources.
  • John Carty and Tamara Paltin will receive the Malama i ka ‘Aina award for their work leading the final effort to preserve nearly 300 acres of Honolua Bay and Lipoa Point. This award honors outstanding efforts in caring for the land.
  • Liz Foote and Dana Reed are receiving the Malama Kahakai award for their hard work preserving beaches and near-shore waters. Foote’s work has involved educating the public on reef and marine protection. Reed is being recognized for her outstanding efforts to eliminate muddy run-off into our oceans.

The club is encouraging both members and non-members to attend the event and get involved in preserving Maui’s beautiful land. The annual gathering for the watch-dog community group will also serve to engage volunteers in action for the new year.

Click here for more information on Sierra Club Maui activities.

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