Hot Shots – 8/3/22

Honolulu Establishes A Sister City

Since 2016, the City & County of Honolulu and Edogawa-ku, Japan, have been coordinating a sister city affiliation and, at an official signing ceremony held at Kapolei Hale City Hall on June 9, it became official. At the event, Mayor Rick Blangiardi and Mayor Takeshi Saito signed the agreement in the presence of Honolulu City Council Chairman Tommy Waters and senior city government officials from Honolulu, with Edogawa-ku City Council Chairman Mitsuhiro Fukumoto and City Council Vice Chairman Souichi Horie also in attendance. PHOTO COURTESY CONSULATE GENERAL OF JAPAN

Organization Supports Native Hawaiians

Kina‘ole Foundation donated $1 million to The Royal Order of Kamehameha I to establish The Na Koa Ali‘i Scholarship, an education endowment fund benefiting young Native Hawaiian scholars interested in pursuing secondary education. According to the organization, it will work side by side with recipients to develop community leaders to initiate real change from within. PHOTO COURTESY KINA‘OLE FOUNDATION

Circus Gives Back To Hawai‘i

Cornell “Tuffy” Nicholas, who’s the owner, producer and director of The Super American Circus, donated $20,000 to Make-A-Wish Hawai‘i as a way to give back to the local community. Pictured are (from left) Make-A-Wish Hawai‘i hospitality and development manager James Donnelly, Nicholas and Make-A-Wish Hawai‘i president and CEO Trini Kaopuiki. PHOTO COURTESY NANCY BERNAL

Insurance Agents Lend A Hand

In celebration of its 111th anniversary, 18 First Insurance Company of Hawai‘i associates volunteered a Saturday in June to beautify Princess Ke‘elikōlani Middle School by giving its hallways a fresh coat of paint. This is the second year in a row FICOH associates have partnered with the Honolulu school. PHOTO COURTESY FIRST INSURANCE COMPANY OF HAWAI‘I