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HSTA-R West Hawaii Annual Meeting

December 13, 2012

HSTA-R, West Hawaii Annual Meeting


When:             Thursday, January 31, 2013

                        9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.      Where:            County of Hawaii,West Hawaii Civic Center

                        Building G, Community Conference Room


Agenda:          HSTA-R Update, , Niyati Brown, Hawaii                             Council President

West Hawaii Community Club Update

                       Guest Speaker: AARP Representative:

                        Social Security, Medicare

                        Lunch:  $5.00 for bento. 

Please RSVP to:  Jo Ann Iwane at NEW email: , or call, 322-9386,  by Thursday, Jan. 24th so lunch can be ordered for you.






Pupus with Patti, next meeting Jan 31 WH Annual MTG

November 23, 2012


HSTA-R West Hawaii Community Club December Meeting Announcement – Pupus with Patti




The West-Hawaii Community Club met for “Pupus with Patti” at the lovely home of retiree and professional chef, Patti Kimball, on Friday, December 14th.  Patti demonstrated several easy to make and delicious pupus using lots of vegetables and other healthy ingredients.  Everyone got into the action to help make the pupus.  We shared our own favorite pupu dishes for lunch.  In attendance were:  Karen Nakashima, Janet Okimoto, Eunice Saito, Kikuyo Karimoto, Margaret Fuchino, Puanani Wong, Ellen Berning, Cheri Heard, Virginia Halliday, Karen Johnston, Colleen Wallis, and Jo Ann Iwane. 

     The next activity will be the West Hawaii Annual meeting on Thursday, January 31st, at the West Hawaii Civic Center from 9 am to 1 pm.  Please RSVP to Jo Ann so that a bento can be ordered for you.  A meeting notice will be sent out in the mail to all HSTA-R members in West Hawaii.” 

Special Relationship Committee between HSTA and HSTA-R

November 10, 2012


Vaughn Tokashiki


Joan Lee Husted- committee chair

Sharon Mahoe,Vice Chair

Beverly Gotelli, recorder

Wayne Joseph, member

HSTA-R Big Island shows support by wearing Grey Ribbons

October 16, 2012

At the last Hawaii District Council meeting eneryone in attendance wore grey ribbons to show support for members with Brain cancer and their families for which I am one of them.   I thank the District Council for lending their suppot and prayers.  Because Grey Matters!

HARA Big Island Elects Officers to new 2 year team

October 15, 2012

HARA  BIG ISLAND Elects Officers to new 2 Year TEARM

 Chair:        Richard Baker Jr.;

Vice chair:  Wayne Joseph;

Secretary:   Ruth Walker;

Treasure:      Aileen Lum.

WHCC sees Anna Ranch in first activity of year

October 2, 2012

WHCC members, family, friends, and HSTA-R Hawaii Island Chapter President Niyati Brown stepped back in time through paniolo country on September 26 at Anna Ranch Heritage Center in Waimea.  The rolling video and educational tour brought to life the amazing grit, foresight, wisdom, and flamboyance of Anna Perry-Fiske, known as “The First Lady of Ranching” and “Queen of Pa’u Riders.”  Anna left indelible marks in the economy and culture of the community and state.  The hundred-acre ranch maintains a herd of ten cattle cross-bred from the Charolais and Charbray stocks she imported.


 Participants (from Paauilo through Kealakekua) also walked the colorful gardens and Discovery Trail or chatted with the center’s blacksmith and took advantage of the lunch and shopping venues in town.




News letter on Line & remember to vote Nov 6

September 30, 2012
You may view by clicking on the following link:
HSTA – Retired – Hawai`i District
     As retirees, we are still an active and vital part of the election process.We have educated ourselves and are ready to vote on November 6.
I would remind you that we have chosen to support Mazie Hirono because we believe that she is the best choice for education and retirees.
She has always been a strong supporter of Medicare and the retention of Social Security benefits for seniors.  She has also voted to repeal
the Government Pension Offset (GPO) and the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP). She is definitely the best choice for retirees and our
beautiful Hawaii.
     There will be 6 County Charter Amendments on the Big Island ballot as well.  If you missed then in the Tribune Herald articles, you
can still pick up a copy of the amendments at the Hawaii County Building to learn more.
     United, we can keep Hawaii moving FORWARD for all of its citizens. GOTV (Get Out The Vote!)
Niyati Brown, President