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Binhi At Ani
Binhi at Ani Filipino Community Center is now open for events inside the Center. Including the cleaning fee, the Center can be rented from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. for $1150 plus a $300 security deposit; from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. for $800 plus a $300 security deposit; or from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. for $950 plus a $300 security deposit.
The office is open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm and on Saturdays from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.
2022 Binhi at Ani Scholarship Recipients.
Congratulations to the twenty-three scholarship recipients:
Jansen Chase D. Aceret, son of Lito G. Aceret and Lilia D. Aceret, graduate of Maui HS who will enroll in the Nursing program at University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Jansen receives a $1,000 Binhi at Ani Scholarship.
Aiden Bluh, son of Corie Bluh and the late Robert Bluh, graduate of Maui Preparatory Academy who will major in Marketing at University of Michigan. Aiden receives a $1,000 Emerald Club Realty/Binhi at Ani Scholarship.
Kristine Bonilla, daughter of Julio Bonilla and Josephine Bonilla, graduate of Maui HS who will enroll in the Nursing rogram at University of Hawaii at Mānoa. Kristine receives a $1,000 Binhi at Ani Scholarship.
Jessica Mae D. Castillo, daughter of Ken Erwin M. Castillo and Mia Shalimar D. Castillo, graduate of Maui HS who will major in Applied Business and Information Technology at University of Hawaii Maui College. Jessica receives a $1,000 Binhi at Ani Scholarship.
Seanna-Victoria Campos Dagdag, daughter of Frederick Dagdag and Lori-Ann Dagdag, graduate of Maui HS who will major in Pre-Pharmacy at University of Hawaii Maui College. Seanna-Victoria receives a $1,000 Binhi at Ani Scholarship.
Camry Gach, daughter of Michael Gach and Barbara Gach, graduate of Seabury Hall who will major in Environmental Engineering at Dartmouth College. As the top-rated scholar, Camry receives a $2,000 Friends of Gil Keith-Agaran/Binhi at Ani Scholarship.
Camille Haluber, daughter of Ferdinand Haluber and Merly Haluber, graduate of Maui HS who will enroll in the Pre-Nursing program at University of Hawaii Maui College. Camille receives a $1,000 Binhi at Ani Scholarship.
Gwen Jaramillo, daughter of Bernardino Jaramillo and Nilda Jaramillo, graduate of Maui HS who will major in Biochemistry at Gonzaga University. Gwen receives a $1,000 Maui Island Cozy Dental/Binhi at Ani Scholarship.
Brooklyn Jones, daughter of Darren Jones and Melissa Jones, graduate of Maui HS who will major in Environmental Science at Marist College. Brooklyn receives a $1,000 Bayer Crop Science Hawai‘i/Binhi at Ani Scholarship.
Amy Khoang, daughter of Thanh Nguyen, graduate of Lahainaluna HS who will major in Business Finance and Economics at Bellevue College. Amy receives a $1,000 Vince & Jennifer Bagoyo & family/Binhi at Ani Scholarship.
Kaydence K.L. Lilio, daughter of Lesley Ann Pico-Lilio and the late John M. Lilio, graduate of Kamehameha Schools Maui who will enroll in the Nursing program at Creighton University. Kaydence receives a $1,000 In Memory of Mariano Domingo/Binhi at Ani Scholarship.
Julie-Anne Limon, daughter of Ernesto Limon Jr. and Edna Limon, graduate of Lahainaluna HS who will enroll in the Nursing program at University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Julie-Anne receives a $1,000 Binhi at Ani Scholarship.
Grace Kathleen Martin, daughter of Dan Martin and Amy Wisthoff-Martin, graduate of Maui Preparatory Academy who will major in Biology/Pre-Med at Brown University. Grace receives a $1,000 US Renal Care/Binhi at Ani Scholarship.
Alexis Nordblom, daughter of Hal Nordblom and Adele Nordblom, graduate of Lahainaluna HS who will major in Creative Media at University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Alexis receives a $1,000 Binhi at Ani Scholarship.
Kyra Cabanilla Ong, daughter of Rolando Antonio Ong and Vilma Cabanilla Ong, graduate of Maui HS who will major in Biology at Bates College. Kyra receives a $1,000 Binhi at Ani Scholarship.
Piper Pascua, daughter of Harold Pascua and Angela Pascua, graduate of Lahainaluna HS who will major in Public Health at San Diego State University. Piper receives a $1,000 Binhi at Ani Scholarship.
Tricia Pascua, daughter of Rodel Pascua and Analiza Pascua, graduate of Lahainaluna HS who will major in Business Administration at University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Tricia receives a $1,000 McDonald’s of Kahului/Binhi at Ani Scholarship.
Allison Adriana M. Rante, daughter of Edison D. Rante and Winda G. Millano, graduate of Lahainaluna HS who will major in Business Administration Information System at San Diego State University. Allison receives a $1,000 Binhi at Ani Scholarship.
Ku‘umakalehiwaonālani Kuloloio Ruidas, daughter of Dion Ruidas and Kekane Ruidas, graduate of Kamehameha Schools Maui who will major in History at Montana State University. Ku‘umakalehiwaonālani receives a $1,000 In Memory of Rev. Walter Baloaloa/Binhi at Ani Scholarship.
Jayde Lynn Sagun, daughter of Gordon Sagun Jr. and Kimberly Sagun, graduate of Seabury Hall who will enroll in the Nursing program at Gonzaga University. Jayde receives a $1,000 Binhi at Ani Scholarship.
Kolea Suehiro, daughter of Mark Suehiro and Linette Suehiro, graduate of Kamehameha Schools Maui who will major in Political Science at Pepperdine University. Kolea receives a $1,000 Binhi at Ani Scholarship.
Altene Jacob Tumacder, son of Rizal Tumacder, Jr. and Cristina Tumacder, graduate of Maui HS who will enter the Nursing program at University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Altene receives a $1,000 In Memory of Gloria Evangelista Cajigal/Binhi at Ani Scholarship.
Gabriel Valdez, son of Ernesto Valdez and Marisa Valdez, graduate of H.P. Baldwin HS who will major in Computer Science at Oregon State University. Gabriel receives a $1,000 Binhi at Ani Scholarship.
53rd Annual Barrio Fiesta
The LIVE component of the 53rd Annual Barrio Fiesta, which was dedicated in Memory of Agrifina Cabebe was a huge success. You can watch the Highlights on Facebook.com/BinhiatAniFilipinoCommunityCenter.
Congratulations to Miss Barrio Fiesta 2022 Audryanah Starmer and her parents Danford Starmer and Annabelle Latayada Jackson and her guardians Arthur and Sigrid Latayada; 1st Princess Kyara Tumacder and her parents Jerald and Heidi Tumacder; and 2nd Princess Angel Alba and her parents Pablito and Normalita Alba.
The program provides a Sunday lunch to Hale Mahaolu Residents in Central Maui. As of May 31, a total of 7,317 meals were delivered. There is a need for additional teams of volunteers to prepare the free lunches. The teams serving during the month of July are Binhi at Ani, Friends of Michael Victorino, Maui Filipino Community Council, Miss Maui USA, and Philippine Nurses Association Maui Hawai‘i.
Create a Team by signing up: https://forms.gle/cVUGB6XLmtJi7MVH8. Tax-deductible donations are accepted via Paypal or a Credit/Debit card https://binhiatani.org/donate/ or by mailing a check payable to Binhi at Ani, 780 Onehe‘e Avenue, Kahului, HI 96732 [Memo: Feeding Program].
Stay tuned for exciting news about the #BayanihanFeeding Program!
Enhance® Fitness at Binhi at Ani Filipino Community Center will begin on July 11. Classes will be held on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Enhance®Fitness is a low-cost ongoing evidence-based group exercise and falls prevention program that helps older adults at all levels of fitness become more active, energized, and empowered to sustain independent lives. Enhance®Fitness is a great way to stay independent or get stronger after illness or surgery. Helps improve energy, strength and balance as you age. For more information on Enhance®Fitness, contact Enhance®Fitness Coordinator Ginny Kiick (808) 280-6251 or email@example.com or Wellness Coordinator Claudettte Medeiros (808) 463-3166 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Seed and Harvest Dinner honoring the 2022 Scholarship Recipients will be held on July 2 at Binhi at Ani Filipino Community Center. The 2022-2023 Binhi at Ani Board of Directors will also be installed. Seating limited to 250. Cost of $40 for Prime Rib Dinner. Contact Melen Agcolicol at (808) 205-7981 or email@example.com.
Summer at Binhi at Ani Filipino Community Center begins on Monday June 27 and ends with a “Presentation Night” the last week of July (Wednesday, July 27 at 5 p.m.). The purpose of the Summer at Binhi at Ani program is to provide activities for youth during the summer (with one exception as noted below). The confirmed activities with the date and times are
Mondays – from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. – Voice Lessons. Taught by Angelina Abapo.
Mondays – from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. BINGO for Seniors.
Tuesdays – from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – Social Dance for High School Seniors and older. Taught by Jeffrey and Lydia Dela Cruz.
Wednesdays – from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. – Philippine Cultural Dance. Taught by Madelyne Pascua.
Wednesdays – from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – Escrima. Taught by Madelyne Pascua.
Thursdays – from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. – Art classes for youth. Taught by Philip Sabado.
All classes are FREE. Pre-registration to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maui Council of Filipino Catholic Clubs
The Maui Council of Filipino Catholic Clubs consisting of Christ the King Filipino Catholic Club, Maria Lanakila Filipino Catholic Club, St. Anthony Filipino Catholic Club, St. Joseph Filipino Catholic Club and St. Theresa Filipino Catholic Club celebrated 500 Years of Christianity in the Philippines. Congratulations to the 2022 Island Treasurers Awardees: Saturnina Balasan/Christ the King FCC; Marlina Cachola/.St. Theresa FCC; Maria Gazmen/Maria Lanakila FCC; Robert & Daisy Mego./St. Joseph FCC; and Violeta Roque/St. Anthony FCC. Congratulations also to the 2022 Father Claes Awardees: Nelia Altura/Christ the King FCC; Jeny Bissell/St. Theresa FCC; Patrocinia Garcia/St. Anthony FCC; and Emie Donna Magan/Maria Lanakila FCC. Altura is now eligible for the Monsignor Calib Award to be presented during the Diocesan Congress of Filipino Catholic Clubs Hawaii Convention which will be held in Honolulu from November 4 through 6.
Maui Filipino Community Council
Congratulations to Lennel Alvarez, the 2022 Miss Maui Filipina! The First Princess is Shay-Lea Ruiz and the Second Princess is Kailee Delos Santos. Lennel will now compete in the Miss Hawaii Filipina Pageant to be held on Saturday, July 30 at the Ala Moana Hotel in Honolulu. Advertising opportunities are available. Contact Lennel at Lenneljoy.email@example.com or (808) 283-8731. The deadline is July 1.
Philippine Nurses Association Maui HI
The Philippine Nurses Association Maui Hawai‘i held their Installation Dinner on May 29. The officers and directors were installed by Dr. Marlon Saria, the Western Region Vice President of the Philippine Nurses Association of America.
Mahalo to the Sponsors, Donors and Special Guests for their support: Anamcara Care Hawai‘i, Inc., Pliny Arenas/ U.S. Renal Care, Dr. Nancy Atmospera-Walch/Advantage Health Care Provider, Inc., Senator Roz Baker, Rowena ‘Nikki’ Baysa/ Nursing Care Hawai‘i, Jeny Bissell, Joy Bulosan, Helen Bumanglag, Dione and Sofia Cabias, Juliet Calpo, Eliana Campos, Philip Campos/Island Premier Realty, LLC, Randy Cruz/ Randy’s Catering, Perie Danao/ Aloha Nightingale, Maria Demarest, Dr. Gloria Rongcal Gage/Maui Island Cozy Dental, Colonel Pablito ‘Bob’ Gahol, Christine and Jing Gumpal/CNA Hawaii Institute, LLC, Sol Hafalia, Senator Gil Keith-Agaran, Law Offices of Alfredo Evangelista, LLLC, Roger Madariaga/NextHome Hometown Realty Group, Tina Magarin, Michael Bissell Photography, Monica Natividad/Lifestyle by ByDzyne, Mildred Bagay Nicolas, Jeanelyn Onnagan/Lifestyle ByDzyne, Madelyn Pascua/ Dance International Foundation, Philippine Nurses Association of America, Inc., Lucy Porte, Joe Mar and Preciosa Roja, Ella Rosetes/Lifestyle by Dzyne, Angelina ‘Angie’ Saiki/ Case Management Professionals, Inc, St. Theresa Filipino Catholic Club, Dr. Marlon Saria, William ‘Bill’ Snipes, Father Arnel Soriano/St. Theresa Church, Councilmember Yuki Lei Sugimura, Espie Tavares, Maria and Jeff Thomas/Jeffrey Thomas, DDS, Mayor Michael P. Victorino, Representative Justin Woodson, and the Zumba Dancers.
Tante & Araceli Urban Foundation
The Tante & Araceli Urban Foundation awarded a $1,000 tennis scholarship to Justin Powell, son of Steve and Ligaya Powell. Justin will be going to California to participate in a two-week Junior Tennis camp and play in Junior Tennis tournaments.