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Binhi at Ani
Celebrate your special events at Binhi at Ani Filipino Community Center. The Center can be rented from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. for $1150 (including the cleaning fee) plus a $300 security deposit; from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. for $800 (including the cleaning fee) plus a $300 security deposit; or from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. for $950 (including the cleaning fee) plus a $300 security deposit. If alcohol will be provided, there is an additional fee of $300 and you must hire two licensed bartenders.
The office is open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Telephone (808) 877-7880.
54th Annual Barrio Fiesta
Binhi at Ani will be selling a pork adobo, rice and corn plate for $15 and six cascaron balls and five lumpia for $10.
The 54th Annual Barrio Fiesta will be held on Friday, May 26, 2023 (5 p.m. to 10 p.m.) and on Saturday, May 27, 2023 (10 a.m. to 10 p.m.) at Binhi at Ani Filipino Community Center.
Bayanihan Feeding Program
The program provides a Sunday lunch to Hale Mahaolu Residents in Central Maui (Hale Mahaolu Elua and Hale Mahaolu Akahi, which was added in October). As of April 30, a total of 14,602 meals were delivered. Teams serving during April included Maui County Federal Credit Union, Miss Maui USA, Philippine Nurses Association of Maui, Hawai‘i and UHMC Kabatak Club. There is a need for additional teams of volunteers to prepare the free lunches.
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].
The Bayanihan Feeding Program is supported by grants from Bayer Crop Science Hawai‘i and Nareit Hawai‘i.
Enhance®Fitness for Kupuna at Binhi at Ani Filipino Community Center classes are continuing. They are 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 helping older adults at all levels of fitness to become more active, energized and empowered to sustain independent lives. For more information on Enhance®Fitness, contact Enhance®Fitness Coordinator Ginny Kiick (808) 280-6251 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Wellness Coordinator Claudettte Medeiros (808) 463-3166 or email@example.com.
Maui Council of Filipino Catholic Clubs
The new Advisory Board and Committee Chairpersons of the Maui Council of Filipino Catholic Clubs was recently installed.
The officers are President Jeny Bissell of St. Theresa Filipino Catholic Club; Vice President Lolita Eugenio of St. Anthony Filipino Catholic Club, Ed Fabregas of St. Joseph Filipino Catholic Club, Juvy Hernandez of St. Theresa Filipino Catholic Club, Lorenzo Magana of Maria Lanakila Filipino Catholic Club, and Liezl Oandasan of Christ the King Filipino Catholic Club; Recording Secretary Marlina Cachola of St. Theresa Filipino Catholic Club; and Treasurer Melinda Piano of St. Theresa Filipino Catholic Club.
The chairpersons of the committees are Carmelita Fuchigami of Christ the King Filipino Catholic Club (Organization and Membership); Samuel Melchor of Christ the King Filipino Catholic Club (Ways & Means); Lucila Cuomo of St. Theresa Filipino Catholic Club (Aloha & Hospitality); Madelyn Pascual of St. Anthony Filipino Catholic Club (Publicity & Catholic Press); Lorenzo Magana of Maria Lanakila Filipino Catholic Club (Constitution & Bylaws); Sydney Villegas of St. Theresa Filipino Catholic Club (Information & Education); Emie Magana of Maria Lanakila Filipino Catholic Club (Social Ministry); Myla Onellion of St. Theresa Filipino Catholic Club (Renewal); Marie Gazmen of Maria Lanakila Filipino Catholic Club (Award); and Trixie Galam of St. Theresa Filipino Catholic Club (Newsletter).
The Spiritual Director is Reverend Father Arnel Soriano, MS of St. Theresa Roman Catholic Church.
Members of the Maui Council recently attended a workshop on Evangelization and Accompaniment led by Fr. Ace at St. Anthony Catholic Church.
Maui Filipino Community Council
The 2023 Miss Maui Filipina Scholarship Pageant will be held on June 2, 2023 at Binhi at Ani. Themed “A Crown In Your Heart,” Miss Maui Filipina 2022 Lennel Alvarez will crown her successor from one of four contestants: Kasey Cababat, Sandra Desierto, Johanne Paige Cruz Guevarra and Shyla-Tehara Moore.
Cababat, age 23, is the daughter of Ferdinand Cababat and traces her roots to Bayambang, Pangasinan. Desierto, age 24, is the daughter of Estephen Desierto and Marites Ildefonso and traces her roots to Santa Maria, Ilocos Sur. Guevarra, age 19, is the daughter of Edgar and Nora Guevarra and traces her roots to San Juan, Ilocos Sur. Moore, age 18, is the daughter of Kristin Moore and Keali‘iho‘omaukea‘oka‘ainaikapono Brash Gaud and traces her roots to La Union.
Tickets for the pageant are available for $30 and will also be available at the door. Contact Michelle Santos at (808) 264-071 for more information.
The Council will play host to the annual convention of the United Filipino Council of Hawai‘i on Maui on July 21 through July 23 at the Maui Beach Hotel. Chairing the convention is Emi Cortez.
The Council will also host the Miss Hawai‘i Filipina Scholarship Pageant at the Maui Beach Hotel on July 22. Chairing the pageant is Michelle Santos.
Maui Filipino Chamber Of Commerce
The Gintong Pamana Leadership and Scholarship Awards Dinner will be held on Wednesday, June 7 at the Maui Beach Hotel, beginning at 5:30 p.m. General Admission is $75. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Philippine Nurses Association Of Maui, Hawai‘i
The Philippine Nurses Association of Maui, Hawai‘i successfully hosted the Philippine Nurses Association of America’s biennial Western Region Conference recently held at the Maui Beach Hotel. In addition to the educational and leadership workshops, the Conference featured a Networking/Lū‘au night and a Gala event. Over 1,000 folks participated in activities of the four-day event, including 125 delegates from the mainland.