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Sandy Beach Cleanup: Summary

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On July 14 we met up once again to pick up trash at Sandy Beach. Rosie, who had been out all night till 4am running with a friend to celebrate his birthday by running his age in miles (33), was the first to arrive and somehow summoned up the energy for the workday after a short rest on the beach.

It was another great turnout and the event was put…
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July 14th Beach Cleanup

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RevoluSun and Surfrider Foundation are asking for volunteers to help clean up pounds of trash at Sandy Beach. HIC did this as our first event and we had a blast. There were prizes, raffles, and secret things hidden in the sand to find, hundreds of people came out and it was amazing to see so many people taking care of our beautiful island. For anyone that wants to, Rosie will…
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June Event Recap

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Well… June was a sad month. We lost our beloved Cheeky. But we also did a lot of good.

The Heeaia restoration ended up getting cancelled and we will be rescheduling for a later date.

For the DLNR Trail Clearing, Rosie was the only one from HIC in attendance but it was a fantastic day. They spent roughly 5 hours doing hard labor in the mountains clearing a trail that…
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Hawaii State Business Apps Earn Top International Award

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The State of Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) was recently honored with two awards for its suite of mobile business applications. The mobile apps are the first of their kind worldwide and the first mobile apps launched by thestate.

The International Association of Commercial Administrators (IACA) awarded a prestigious 2012 Merit Awardfor Outstanding Innovation, one of the top international honors for business registries, to DCCA’s Business Registration…
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DCCA BREG Wins IACA Merit Award

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The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs’ (DCCA) Business Registration Division (BREG) received a 2012 Merit Award for its mobile application suite from the International Association of Commercial Administrators (IACA) at its annual conference. The award was presented at the annual IACA conference in Williamsburg, Virginia on May 21, 2012.

Per the IACA web site, the winners were evaluated based upon each project’s magnitude of change, time to implement, cost,…
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June Events

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The official event for June will be a He’eia Stream Restoration near Kaneohe. Lynn will be the leader on this one as Rosie will be off clearing some trails with DLNR this same day.

Also, there is another beach cleanup on Sunday if anyone would like to go as an unofficial event. Beach cleanups are a blast, we had a great time at our first one and even got free…
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Summary of May “George-a-pa-looza!”

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Just a quick wrap up from the events in May.

Saturday

Rosie’s H.U.R.T. group put on a ‘Run for George!’ event Saturday morning. They ended up raising almost $7,000, every cent of which went to her buddy George who is battling cancer. About 75 runners come out and Rosie baked some impressive ‘George’ cake pops all while helping her friend Steve organize where the event. She also wore the famed…
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DCCA BREG Wins Best Government Mobile Website

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The Web Marketing Association presented the 2012 Mobile Web award for Best Government Mobile Website to Hawaii’s Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs for their business registration mobile app. Owners of the over 120,000 registered Hawaii businesses and anyone who needs to access business entity information for Hawaii businesses can now leverage any mobile platform (iOS, Android, Windows, Blackberry) to gain access to the the State of Hawaii’s Business…
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New Event… Coin Drive

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So we’ve been thinking… we really want to do a coin drive, but with a purpose. Something tangible we can move towards so we know where the coins we are donating are going. Plus we want to restrict it to a charity in Hawaii and ideally do another sort of adoption. We looked at adopting a reef, but that ended up being something in the realm of $10k +. Then…
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Waimea Valley Volunteer Day & Shoe Drive Wrap Up

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On our Waimea day, Rosie was the first to arrive and spent 30 minutes wandering about and seeing peacocks walking all over like they owned the place and roosting in crazy high trees. The rest of HIC then started to arrive and Hoku, our volunteer organizer, came out to greet us. We didn’t find out till later in the day that it was actually supposed to be his day off,…
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