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In This Issue:
+ Diocesan PALM Conference 2016
+ Stewardship University
+ School Supplies Drive for Kalihi Waena
+ Pacific Health Ministry Event
+ St. Jude's Spaghetti Dinner
+ St. John the Baptist Fundraiser
+ Godly Play Training on O'ahu
+ Convoy of Hope in Hilo
+ Letter to the Episcopal Church from Presiding Bishop & President of House of Deputies
+ Updated Safe Church Training Dates
+ ECW Meeting & Specials Deadline Coming Up!
+ Annual Clergy Retreat Updates
+ 48th Annual Meeting of Convention
+ St. Andrew's Schools Summer Institutes Sessions
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Featured in this issue's header photo are the Diocese's newly ordained that took place on Saturday, June 25, at St. Peter's. From left, Annalise Castro was ordained into the Transitional Diaconate; the Rev. Malcolm Keleawe Hee and the Rev. Phyllis Mahi Beimes were ordained into the Priesthood. Be sure to read more about this event in the next E-Chronicle!  (Photo by S. Nishioka.)


Proper 8
Almighty God, you have built your Church upon the
foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself
being the chief cornerstone: Grant us so to be joined together in unity of spirit by their teaching, that we may be made a holy temple acceptable to you; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Book of Common Prayer
p. 230

Upcoming Meetings

Mark Your


Saturday, July 16, 2016
The Cathedral of St. Andrew

Commission on Ministry
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bishop's Reading Room

Standing Committee
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Von Holt Room

Diocesan Council
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Videoconference from the Diocesan Conference Room

Monthly deadline for submission is the last Friday of each month.
 Next due date: 
July 29
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Please see island listings under Parish Happenings below.

Professional Administrators in Lay Ministry
Friday, July 15, 8:30 AM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew
Register HERE

August 5, Clergy Only
August 6, Clergy & Lay
With the Rev. Cn. Timothy Dombek
Register HERE

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August 28-30, 2016
Camp Mokule'ia
Priority registration has begun - Check your e-mail.
October 28 & 29, 2016
The Cathedral of St. Andrew

Save the date!
January 27 & 28, 2017
St. Timothy's, Aiea

Upcoming Safe Church Trainings
Please check under the island listings for a class taking place in your area. 
Parish Happenings

Sunday Adult Christian Formation Hour 
Sundays, 9:20 AM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

Summer Evensong at The Cathedral
Ongoing Sundays, 5:30 PM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu
(Choral Evensong resumes on September 4)

Na Himeni Sing Nights
Ongoing every third Sunday, 6:00 PM
St. Stephen's, Wahiawa
For more info: (808) 330-3769

Harmony Health & Wellness
Ongoing Mondays, 3:30 PM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Davies Hall, Honolulu

Healing Mass at St. Mark's
Ongoing Tuesdays, 12:00 PM 
St. Mark's, Honolulu

Aina Haina Farmer's Market
Ongoing Tuesdays, 5:00 - 7:30 PM
Holy Nativity, Aina Haina

FREE Music Lessons
Ongoing Wednesday evenings
(Call to schedule an appt.)
St. Mary's, Honolulu
Contact: Fr. Dan Werning (808) 388-3121

Moʻiliʻili Service Center
Free medical & legal services, clothing, food, bus passes
Ongoing every last Thursday, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
St. Mary's, Honolulu
(808) 949-4655

Makiki Farmers Market
Ongoing Thursdays, 4:30 - 7:30 PM
St. Clement's, Honolulu
(808) 955-7745

Centering Prayer
Ongoing Thursdays, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu
For more info: E-mail

Jazz Vespers at St. Peter's
Ongoing Thursdays, 
6:00 PM (Soup & Salad served after the service)
St. Peter's, Honolulu

Pacific Peace Forums (with Potluck)
Ongoing every first Friday, 6:00 PM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Von Holt Room, Honolulu
Contact: Dr. Haʻaheo Guanson, (808) 330-3771

Centering Prayer at St. Timothy's
Ongoing Fridays, 6:00 PM
St. Timothy's Library, Aiea
For more info: (808) 488-5747

Tai Chi at Epiphany
Ongoing Saturdays, 9:00 AM
Epiphany, Honolulu
(808) 734-5706

Meal Prep for IHS
Ongoing every second Saturday, 12:00 PM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

Hui Pu Summer Youth Camp
June 24 - July 8 (Separate camps for different age groups)
Camp Mokule'ia, Waialua
For more info:  E-mail Seini Lino or call (808) 632-6241

Safeguarding God's Children Training
Saturday, July 9, 9:00 AM
St. Christopher's, Kailua

Aloha to Dean Brownridge - Evensong with Prayers
Sunday, July 17, 5:30 PM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

Ordination of Lucas
Saturday, August 27, 10:30 AM
St. John's By-the-Sea, Kaneohe
(See article at top right)

Save the date!
Emmanuel's 14th Annual Chocolate Extravaganza
Saturday, October 8, 6:30 PM
Emmanuel, Kailua

Safeguarding God's Children Training
Saturday, February 25, 9:00 AM
St. Timothy's Sumida Hall, Aiea
Registration coming soon...


Centering Prayer Group
Ongoing Saturdays, 9:00 AM
St. Paul's, Kekaha

Christ Memorial Food Pantry
Ongoing Saturdays, 3:30 PM
Christ Memorial, Kilauea

Saturday Market and Swap Meet
Ongoing every second Saturday of the month, 9:00 AM
All Saints', Kapaʻa
For more info...

Saturday Evening Jazz Vespers Communion Service
Ongoing Saturdays, 5:15 PM
St. Michael's, Lihue

ReSource for Christian Spirituality Centering Prayer Group
Ongoing Tuesdays, 8:00 AM
St. Michael's, Lihue
Ongoing Wednesdays, 9:30 AM
St. John's, Ele'ele

Laundry Love Kauai
Ongoing first & third Wednesdays, 5:30 PM
Kapaa Laundromat, Kapaʻa

Soup Kitchen at St. Paul's
Ongoing last Saturdays, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
St. Paul's (ECWK), Kekaha

11th Annual FiF Dodgeball Tournament
July 22 & 23
All Saints', Kapa'a



Centering Prayer Group
Mondays, 6:15 - 8:00 PM
Trinity By-the-Sea, Kihei

Centering Prayer Group
Thursdays, 4:00 PM
Holy Innocents, Lahaina
For more info: E-mail

Ordination of Tomoso
Saturday, July 30, 2:30 PM
Good Shepherd, Wailuku
(See article at top right)

Good Shepherd 150th Anniversary Celebration
Saturday, July 30
Good Shepherd, Wailuku

ACCW 3rd Annual Summer Social 2016
Sunday, August 21, 4:00 PM
Holy Innocents, Lahaina

Safeguarding God's ChildrenTraining
Saturday, September 10, 11:00 AM
Holy Innocents, Lahaina



Teen Tech at St. James'
(On break until Fall)
First & third Sundays, 10:30 AM
St. James' (Spencer Building), Kamuela

Free Community Meal
Ongoing every 4th Saturday, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
St. Augustine's, Kapaau

St. Jude's Women's Bible Study
Ongoing Tuesdays, 10:00 AM

Brown Bag Bible Study
Ongoing Tuesdays, 12:00 PM
St. James', Kamuela

Ka'u Food Pantry 
Ongoing last Tuesdays, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Ocean View Community Center
Call Karen:  (510) 778-5500

St. Augustine's Bible Study
Ongoing Wednesdays, 12:00 PM (Bring a sandwich)
St. Augustine Vicarage, Kapa'au

St. Jude's Men's Bible Study
Ongoing Fridays, 9:00 AM
McKinney Place
For more info:  (808) 939-7000

St. James' Women's Bible Study
Ongoing, First Fridays, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
St. James', Waimea

The Labyrinth Book Group
Ongoing Fridays, 9:30 AM
Christ Church, Kealakekua
For more info:  (808) 323-3429

Ordination of Bowman
Saturday, July 2, 10:30 AM
St. Augustine's, Kapa'au
(See article at top right)

Convoy of Hope
Saturday, July 9, 10:00 AM
Hilo Fairgrounds, Hilo

St. Jude's Spaghetti Dinner
Friday, July 15, 6:00 PM
St.Jude's, Ocean View
For more info: (808) 939-7555





Youth Ministry Coordinator

Part-time, St. James', Waimea

Click HERE for more info.


Childcare Worker

Part-time, St. Christopher's, Kailua

Click HERE for more info.


Director of Music

Part-time, St. Peter's, Honolulu

Click HERE for details.


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June 28, 2016


Registration Now Open!
Diocesan PALM Conference 2016 - July 15
Registration for the second Diocesan Professional Administrators in Lay Ministry (PALM) Conference, is now open!  The conference will take place on Friday, July 15, at The Cathedral of St. Andrew, from 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM.  Included in the day's agenda will be speakers and presentations on:
  • Asset Map/Disaster Preparedness Planning
  • Updates on HR Overtime, Pension/HMSA, Contract Lease and Review Process
  • Managing Stress in the Workplace
  • Data Collection and Making it Work
  • Communications/Internet Apps and Review of Forms & Documents on the Website
Cost is only $25, and airfare for one church administrator or secretary per parish coming from a Neighbor Island will be covered by the Diocese.  Scholarships to send additional church administrators (if your church has more than one) are available. 

To register, click HERE.  Please e-mail Sharon Billingsley to book your flight.  For more information or if you have any questions, e-mail Charmaine Ito.
Registration Now Open!
Stewardship University 2016: Garnering Resources for Ministry Now and for the Future
This year's Stewardship University workshop will be taking place on Friday, August 5 (for clergy) and on Saturday, August 6 (for both clergy and lay persons). This event will take place at The Parish of St. Clement's Parish Hall in Honolulu, from 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM on both days.

Stewardship University will be conducted by The Rev. Canon Timothy M. Dombek, Canon for Stewardship and Planned Giving for the Diocese of Arizona. Nationally known for stewardship development, Dombek will delve into topics such as "How To Talk About Money" and "Year-Round Stewardship That You Can Do," which will help participants to build up the stewardship programs they already have in place.  He is the author of Making the Annual Pledge Drive Obsolete, published earlier in 2014.  You can view a copy of the event flyer HERE.

Clergy and lay leaders are encouraged to sign up as teams to strengthen their stewardship programs. Participants will gain a common understanding of stewardship possibilities and reap the benefits all year long!  

The workshops are free of charge and includes lunch. Airfare stipends are available for neighbor island clergy and one (1) lay person approved by the clergy or priest-in-charge. 

To register, click HERE. Deadline is July 27, 2016, or when the maximum number of attendees has been reached.  If you have any questions, e-mail Charmaine Ito.
The Cathedral of St. Andrew Annual School Supplies Drive for Kalihi Waena
The Cathedral's Outreach Committee is pleased to announce its annual school supplies campaign to enable the students of Kalihi Waena to start the 2016-17 school year prepared to achieve. School supplies will be collected in the bins under the tent at The Cathedral during each of the first four Sundays in July.  This year, they are expanding their campaign to include slippers in sizes fitting children age 5 through 11. 
Pacific Health Ministry - The Conversation: Addressing Spiritual Needs in Older Adults

The Cathedral of St. Andrew will be hosting Pacific Health Ministry's Clergy Morning Conversation on Thursday, July 14, 2016, from 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM.  The topic is "Addressing Spiritual Needs in Older Adults" and is being presented by Dr. Elizabeth Rhee. Pacific Health Ministry seeks to build and strengthen our community of clergy and spiritual leaders.  The event will take place in the Von Holt Room of the Cathedral at 229 Queen Emma Square, Honolulu. Please RSVP by Sunday, July 10, at (808) 591-6556.
St. Jude's 1st Annual Ocean View Spaghetti Dinner
St. Jude's Episcopal Church in Ocean View on the Big Island of Hawai'i, will be holding their first annual Spaghetti Dinner on Friday, July 15, 2016. Doors open at 6:00 PM, and dinner will be served from 6:30 - 9:00 PM.  Tickets are available at the door for $8 per person, $15 for two, or $20 for family, but tickets will be available for purchase before the event date at Sunday services or by calling (808) 939-7555.  

Proceeds from this event helps cover operating expenses for St. Jude's community service programs such as free hot showers, free hot lunches and free wifi!  St. Jude's is located at 92-0606 Paradise Circle in Ocean View.
Help Support St. John the Baptist Renovations

St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church in Waianae is undergoing major renovations to repair their worship and outreach center. Pictured above, volunteer Contractor, John Gunderson (who is the son of a Lutheran Minister), has already begun the extensive work to expand the current conference room in the office center that will allow for a chapel setting for Morning Prayer and worship.  The chapel will seat 35 to 40 persons.

They will also be converting an existing workroom into a new food bank pantry. The overall project will also include floor, ceiling and wall repairs, new carpet, doors, painting, minor electrical work, shelving, tables and chairs. 

To help with the costs for the renovations and expansion, they will be holding a special online Tupperware fundraiser where 40% of all purchases will go directly to the church. This fundraiser will run through July 28. To learn more about this great fundraising program, you can view the promotional flyer HERE.  To be taken directly to the St. John the Baptist ordering page and show your support, click HERE.
Final Training for 2016!
Godly Play Core Training - O'ahu
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There will be a Godly Play Core Training at St. Christopher's Episcopal Church in Kailua, August 12-14, 2016, led by Godly Play Foundation Trainer, Jenny Wallace.  It is open to all those interested in Godly Play, first-time storytellers, and as a refresher for those who have taken a training in the past. This will be the last training in 2016. For more information and to register, download the Godly Play flyer HERE

Mark your calendars!  Lee Dickson, the Executive Director of the Godly Play Foundation, will be in Hawai'i this November.  Lee is eager to meet folks from the Godly Play community and talk story with them.  Mark your calendars for Wednesday, November 2, from 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM, at Epiphany Episcopal Church in Honolulu.  More info and details to come!
Convoy of Hope on Big Island of Hawai'i

Convoy of Hope, a community outreach event that brings local churches, business organizations and government agencies together to honor, help and give hope to those in need, will be holding an event on the Big Island of Hawai'i, on Saturday, July 9, at the County Fairgrounds in Hilo.  Gates will open at 10:00 AM.

The focus of this event will be to provide groceries, health services, haircuts and job and career services to those in need.  St. James' Episcopal Church in Waimea has partnered up with Living Waters Church to man the Kid Zone.  For more information about this event, contact the church office at (808) 855-4923, or visit the event website HERE.

What's Happening in The Episcopal Church? 

Announcements from around The Episcopal Church & beyond 

Letter to the Episcopal Church from Presiding Bishop & President  of House of Deputies
Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry and President of the House of Deputies the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, have written the following letter to the Episcopal Church.

June 28, 2016

Dear People of God in the Episcopal Church:

We all know that some things in holy Scripture can be confusing, hard to understand, or open to various ways of understanding. But some essential teachings are clear and incontrovertible. Jesus tells us to love God and love our neighbor as ourselves, and he tells us over and over again not to be afraid (Matthew 10:31, Mark 5:36, Luke 8:50, John 14:27).

There's no confusion about what Jesus is telling us, but it often requires courage to embody it in the real world. Again and again, we become afraid, and mired in that fear, we turn against Jesus and one another.

This age-old cycle of fear and hatred plays out again and again in our broken world, in sickening and shocking events like the massacre targeting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Orlando, but also in the rules we make and the laws we pass. Most recently, we've seen fear at work in North Carolina, a state dear to both of our hearts, where a law called the "Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act" has decimated the civil rights and God-given dignity of transgender people and, by extension, drastically curtailed protections against discrimination for women, people of color, and many others. We are thankful for the prayerful and pastoral public leadership of the North Carolina bishops on this law, which is known as House Bill 2. 

North Carolina is not the only place where fear has gotten the better of us. Lawmakers in other jurisdictions have also threatened to introduce legislation that would have us believe that protecting the rights of transgender people-even a right as basic as going to the bathroom-somehow puts the rest of us at risk.

This is not the first time that the segregation of bathrooms and public facilities has been used to discriminate unjustly against minority groups. And just as in our painful racial past, it is even being claimed that the "bathroom bills," as they are sometimes called, ensure the safety of women and children-the same reason so often given to justify Jim Crow racial segregation.

But we believe that, as the New Testament says, "perfect love casts out fear." On June 10, the Executive Council of the Episcopal Church stood against fear and for God's love by passing a resolution that reaffirms the Episcopal Church's support of local, state and federal laws that prevent discrimination based on gender identity or gender expression and voices our opposition to all legislation that seeks to deny the God-given dignity, the legal equality, and the civil rights of transgender people.

The need is urgent, because laws like the one in North Carolina prey on some of the most vulnerable people in our communities-some of the very same people who were targeted in the Orlando attack. In a 2011 survey, 78 percent of transgender people said that they had been bullied or harassed in childhood; 41 percent said they had attempted suicide; 35 percent had been assaulted, and 12 percent had suffered a sexual assault. Almost half of transgender people who responded to the survey said they had suffered job discrimination, and almost a fifth had lost housing or been denied health care due to their gender identity or expression.

In keeping with Executive Council's resolution, we are sending a letter to the governor and members of the North Carolina General Assembly calling on them to repeal the "Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act." When legislation that discriminates against transgender people arises in other places, we will also voice our opposition and ask Episcopalians to join us. We will also support legislation, like a bill recently passed in the Massachusetts state legislature, that prevents discrimination of all kinds based on gender identity or gender expression.

As Christians, we bear a particular responsibility to speak out in these situations, because attempts to deny transgender people their dignity and humanity as children of God are too often being made in the name of God. This way of fear is not the way of Jesus Christ, and at these times, we have the opportunity to demonstrate our belief that Christianity is not a way of judgment, but a way of following Jesus in casting out fear.

In the face of the violence and injustice we see all around us, what can we do? We can start by choosing to get to know one another. TransEpiscopal, an organization of transgender Episcopalians and their allies, has posted on their website a video called "Voices of Witness:  Out of the Box" that can help you get to know some transgender Episcopalians and hear their stories. Integrity USA, which produced the video, and the Chicago Consultation are two other organizations working for the full inclusion of LGBT people in the church. Their websites also have online materials that you can use to learn more about the stories of transgender Christians and our church's long journey to understand that they are children of God and created in God's image.

When we are born anew through baptism, we promise to respect the dignity of every human being. Today, transgender people and, indeed, the entire LGBT community, need us to keep that promise. By doing so, we can bear witness to the world that Jesus has shown us another way-the way of love.


The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry, Presiding Bishop and Primate           
The Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, President, House of Deputies
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UPDATED: Safe Church Training Dates
The Church's Safe Church Policies require church leadership and those working with children to attend special training classes. The following classes have been set up with more to come. Please read the Safe Church Policies to note the differences between Safeguarding God's Children and Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training, and to see if you are required to attend a class. 
  • Saturday, July 9, 2016 - Safeguarding God's Children Training (St. Christopher's, Kailua, O'ahu) - Register HERE.
  • Saturday, September 10, 2016 - Safeguarding God's Children Training (Holy Innocents, Lahaina, Maui) - Register HERE.
  • Saturday, February 25 - Safeguarding God's Children Training (St. Timothy's, Aiea, O'ahu) - Registration coming soon
Reminder: ECW Specials Deadline Coming Up!
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Applications are now being accepted for the 2016-2017 ECW Specials grants, and are due by July 15, 2016.  Requests will be prayerfully considered by the Christian Social Relations Committee at the ECW Annual Meeting in September.  For more information and details on how to apply, visit the diocesan webpage HERE
Annual Clergy Retreat Important Updates
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This year's annual Clergy Retreat will be held on August 28 - 30, 2016, at Camp Mokule'ia. Unfortunately, the scheduled special guest speaker, the Rev. Justin Lewis-Anthony, has had to cancel, and we are currently making arrangements for a replacement. 

Cost for the retreat is $80 resident (staying at the Camp), or, $50 commuter (driving there each day). Scholarship assistance is available upon request to the Bishop. Credit cards are being accepted online.

Because of limited space at the Camp, early registration for the retreat is currently open to canonically resident clergy and those licensed or retired clergy serving congregations and diocesan programs.  An e-mail recently went out to those clergy containing the registration link. If you did not receive an e-mail, contact Irina Martikainen.

Beginning on July 6, registration will be open to all clergy on a space available basis.  If you have any questions, please contact Irina.
Mark Your Calendars!

The 48th Annual Meeting of Convention
October 28 - 29, 2016
The 48th Annual Meeting of Convention of the Episcopal Church in Hawai'i, will be taking place on Friday and Saturday, October 28 and 29, at The Cathedral of St. Andrew in Honolulu.  

An Education Day open to all in the Diocese will take place on Friday, October 28, followed by the Convention Opening Eucharist at 4:00 PM, and celebratory pupu hour.  Registration is required for these events.

Then on Saturday, October 29, the Annual Meeting will begin promptly at 8:45 AM.  More information will be coming out soon.  In the meantime, you may visit the Convention webpage HERE.
St. Andrew's Schools Summer Institutes Sessions

During the month of July, The St. Andrew's Schools will be offering a variety of free summer sessions open to the public. Detailed information can be found on their website HERE.  Offerings include:
  • 2nd Annual Introduction to Mindfulness Summer Institute
  • 1st Annual Mindfulness Retreat
  • The Council for Boys and Young Men Facilitator Training for Certification
  •  E Mālama I Ke Kino: Cooking Up a Rainbow @ KCC


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Notice regarding an article in the June Issue of the E-Chronicle:

In the latest issue of the E-Chronicle, an article appeared about the Chun's visit with the Brownings.  Please be advised that Bishop Browning was speaking for himself as a private citizen from his retirement chair and not for the Diocese or the Episcopal Church. We apologize to anyone who took offense by the retired Bishop's comments.


Did you miss an edition of the E-News? Listed below are the titles of some recently published announcements. To see the complete article, click on the linked issues below or visit the Diocesan website's 

Upcoming Ordinations

48th Annual Meeting of Convention

Applications for ECW Specials Grants

Annual Clergy Retreat Updates

Episcopal Church Evangelism Conference

Register Now! Hui Pu Summer Youth Camp

Annual Clergy Retreat Coming Up

St. Columba's Seeks Temporary Priest-in-Residence

Reminder: Hale Mo'ili'ili Guest House Available

Presiding Bishop Named to Anglican Communion Task Force

Special Update on Camp Mokule'ia

Campus Ministry Grant Applications

General Convention 2018 Dates Announced

Kaua'i Sacred Day Walk Changes Announced

Church Planting and Missional Initiative Grants

Episcopal Church Scholarship Applications Now Being Accepted

EYE'17 Location Announced - Planning Team Applications Now Being Accepted

Presiding Bishop Curry Addresses, Updates Staff



Contact Information
Sybil Nishioka, Editor

Office of the Bishop
229 Queen Emma Square
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 536-7776