Clear Skies for the 6th Annual BLUESMITHS Paddle Imua, A Benefit for Camp Imua

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Saturday, May 6, 2017 Media Contact: Jim Therrian 808-214-4386       Kahului, MAUI Saturday, May 6, 2017 – Blue skies smiled on the Sixth Annual BLUESMITHS Paddle Imua (BPI), with 210 athletes showing up to support Maui’s kieki with special needs. BPI is the fastest growing multiple discipline ocean paddle “fun race,” open to men and women of all ages.   Categories include Stand-Up Paddleboard (SUP), Outrigger Canoe (OC1, OC2 & OC6), Prone Paddleboard (paddling on knees or lying down) and Surf Ski (narrow lightweight kayak). In addition, experimental Hydrofoil SUP and Laser Sailboats were added to…

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Imua Family Services Voted Best Places to Work again in 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Jim Therrian 808-244-7467 Imua Family Services Voted Best Places to Work again in 2017 Kahului, HI, Thursday, March 30, 2017   Hawaii Business Magazine has named Imua Family Services one of the 2017 Best Places to Work in Hawaii for the sixth consecutive year.  The list of “Best Places to Work” is published annually by Hawaii Business Magazine. As in previous years, the data from Imua Family Services employees was gathered and analyzed by the Best Companies Group – an independent research organization which conducts similar research in states throughout the nation. Imua Family…

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The 6th Annual BLUESMITHS Paddle Imua adds Hydrofoil and Laser Sailboat to Race

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE           Media Contact: Kandice Johns, Director of Advancement 808-281-7016   The 6th Annual Bluesmiths Paddle Imua adds Hydrofoil SUP and Laser Sailboat to Race    Kahului, MAUI Friday, March 24, 2017 – Imua Family Services and Title Sponsor BLUESMITHS Crafted Waterwear are proud to announce the 6th Annual BLUESMITHS Paddle Imua on Saturday, May 6, 2017. Paddle Imua is a multi-discipline paddling race that brings together hundreds of ocean athletes from around the world to raise funds for Imua Family Services’ Camp Imua,  a week-long recreational program for children with developmental challenges or disabilities.  This year’s Paddle…

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Imua Celebrates 70th Anniversary with Star Powered Gala

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Jim Therrian 808-244-7467 Nationally, April is Autism Awareness Month and also brings attention to The Week of the Young Child.  Locally, Imua Family Services, the Maui based non-profit agency that has been helping island children since 1947, will also mark an important milestone in April. On Saturday, April 8th, Imua Family Services will host its 70th Platinum Jubilee Anniversary at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa in Ka`anapali.  The event will take place in the newly renovated Monarchy Ballroom, one of a few venues large enough to support the incredible black tie ball. Over…

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Father of AHHHS – Keeping the Dream Alive

The Tiananmen Square Massacre, commonly known in China as the June Fourth Incident (六四事件) was a student-led demonstration in Beijing in 1989. More broadly, it refers to the popular national movement inspired by the Beijing protests during that period, sometimes referred to as the ’89 Democracy Movement (八九民运). The protests were forcibly suppressed after the government declared martial law.  On that day, troops with assault rifles and tanks killed at least several hundred demonstrators trying to block the military’s advance towards Tiananmen Square. Estimates of the death toll range from several hundred to thousands of people. Set against a backdrop of rapid…

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Platinum Jubilee Artist Profile – Adrienne Warren

*|MC:SUBJECT|* View this email in your browser Artist Profile Adrienne Warren   Appearing at Imua Family Services’ 70th Anniversary Platinum Jubilee     Born and raised in Virginia, Adrienne Warren began her singing career with the musical performance group, The Dream Engine and then with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra.  After graduating from Marymount Manhattan College in 2009, she was cast in the City Center Encores! Production of the classic musical, The Wiz.      She then joined the national touring company of Dreamgirls, the rags-to-riches story of an up-and-coming 1960s girl group from Chicago loosely based on the story of the…

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Father of AHHHS – The “D” Word

It is a well known fact that Chinese culture contains much superstition in their traditions and belief system. I am the product of resounding reminders of some of these superstitions. Growing up, my Father was very mindful of many these ancient rules of consequence. One of the subjects of major superstition and consequence has to do with death. Even as I wrote the last sentence, I could feel my Father turn in his grave and tell me to “STOP, you cannot write about that! It’s bad luck!” The Chinese people are very weary of the number 4, because in the Chinese…

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Executive Director, Dean Wong L. Dean Wong Appointed to Board of Governors of National Association of Nonprofit Organizations & Executives (NANOE)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Jim Therrian 808-244-7467 Washington D.C. – 1/4/2017 – The National Association of Nonprofit Organizations and Executives (NANOE), is pleased to announce the appointment of L. Dean Wong of Imua Family Services in Kahului, to their 2017 Board of Governors. Wong will be honored alongside fellow Governors on March 7-8, 2017 in Columbia, S.C. at NANOE’s 2017 Capacity-Building Convention & Expo. This 2-day caucus is critical to the future of charities and will rely on a myriad of industry experts to re­new, improve, strengthen and distribute a new set of guidelines that super-charge nonprofi­t capacity-building….

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