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HSTA-R East Hawai’i Annual Luncheon and Election on Feb 3, Imiloa Sky Garden

January 7, 2012

HSTA-R Annual Luncheon and Election

February 3, 2012    9am to 1 pm

 Imiloa Sky Garden Restaurant,

 Buffet lunch includes salad bar and daily buffet     Cost of buffet per person is $15 for members and $18 for non members.

 Guest speaker is Kimo Alameda, cross cultural psychologist, whose

talk will be titled “Getting Off Your Rockers

C. Kimo Alameda, Ph.D

 Biracial and bicultural, Dr. C. Kimo Alameda grew up on theBigIsland, a living example of multiculturalHawaii. His Portuguese and Hawaiian ancestry meant he grew up in two different cultural traditions. These childhood experiences prepared him for his early work as a school counselor and special education teacher. After many years in the Department of Education, Dr. Alameda went back to school and received a doctorate from theUniversityofNebraska. In 2008, Dr. Alameda was presented with an award from Mental HealthAmericaas the Outstanding Government Agency Leader for his work in increasing cultural awareness in state government. As Dr. Alameda accepted his award, he was quoted with saying “we cannot be a first class state, with people who feel second class.” His commitment to diversity has made him a popular speaker on cultural and social issues. On the weekends, Dr. Alameda coaches a number of youth sports and volunteers as a presenter for at-risk youth community programs. Most impressively, Dr. Alameda is the proud father of seven children.

  A short speaker will be President, “Big Dog” who guarantees to make you laugh, 10-15 minutes??   Hoping to get State President Justin Wong to attend who will update you on important items.

If you already haven’t done so  RSVP by sending me an email ASAP.   waiakeabigdog@aol.com

 

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