It’s that time of year again to look for ghosts, spooks, and things that go bump in the night!
Join us, if you’re brave enough, as we hear stories and explore some of Honolulu’s most HAUNTED places.
Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture any spirits that might be around!
Date: Saturday, October 22, 2016
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
RSVP: See Mr. Larry for a permission form
Details: This outing is only for those 11 years and older. The first 12 ghost busters to turn in their permission forms will go on the hunt. We’ll have pizza and juice in the Game Room at 5:30 p.m., then we’ll head off on our ghostly adventure. Snacks will be given on the tour… if we survive.
The 4th Annual Malama Palama Gala, Palama Settlement’s signature fundraising event, will be held on the evening of Saturday, October 1, 2016 at the Sheraton Waikiki. This year Palama Settlement is celebrating 120 years of serving our community and funds raised from the gala will help support vital programs for our community’s children, families and seniors. The gala will honor two very distinguished families who have supported Palama throughout the generations – the Rath Family and the Gee Family.
With deep roots in the Kalihi-Palama community, the Raths founded and supported Palama Settlement throughout three generations. In 1905, social workers James and Ragna Rath moved to Hawaii with a vision for social change. Throughout the years, members of the Rath family have been deeply involved and engrained in the fabric of Palama Settlement. Second generation Bobby and Jacky Rath were tireless volunteers and generous donors. Paula Rath and sister Roberta Cullen are third-generation supporters. Paula serves on the Board of Trustees – Emeritus and Roberta is a longtime supporter and donor.
The Gee Family has strong ties to Palama Settlement. The late Bill Gee grew up in the Palama neighborhood, participated in Palama’s programs and later became an athletic director and winning basketball coach. Bill’s wife, the late Harriett Gee was also a generous donor. Daughters Linda Gee and Pat Gee have continued their support of Palama Settlement throughout the years. Linda was a former board member and Pat has helped keep Palama in the public eye.
The gala will be a night to remember. We hope you will join us for outstanding food and entertainment, a silent auction and dancing. Tickets are: $250 for individual seats or table sponsorships starting at $2,500. Proceeds from the gala will help support vital programs for keiki, families and seniors. For more information, call 848-2533 or visit www.palamasettlement.org/malamapalama2016
The USA Football organization has awarded Palama Settlement funding for new sports equipment.
USA Football is an independent non-profit, endowed by the National Football League and the National Football League Players Association. The organization awards equipment grants to youth leagues and high schools each year. USA Football, along with the NFL Foundation, is committed to enhancing the football experience of all players at the youth and amateur levels.
“We appreciate USA Football’s equipment grant. Our youth will utilize the equipment in their practice sessions,” says David Kawada, Palama Settlement Recreation Director. “The funds will be used to purchase helmets, shoulder pads, and practice step-over dummies.”
Knowing how to swim is a life skill – it’s about safety, and exercise, and FUN!
Come swim at Palama!
About 100 attendees played detective and helped Palama solve the murder mystery case on June 18 at the Mystery Night at The Settlement fundraiser. A special mahalo to title sponsor The Queen’s Medical Center. Participants enjoyed the 1930s-themed event as the mystery unfolded, which was played by a celebrity cast. Pictured below are Gary Dias (left), writer and director of the murder mystery and the Mystery Night winners — super sleuths from N&K CPAs, Inc. Congratulations!
Thank you to The Queen’s Medical Center for being our Title Sponsor for Mystery Night at the Settlement fundraiser! Join us on June 18, 2016 and recruit a team of five to investigate, interrogate and uncover clues to solve a murder mystery inspired by a local 1930s unsolved case, written by Gary Dias, The Queen’s Medical Center’s Director of Security & Safety Service and retired Honolulu Police Department major.
Guests will play detectives as they witness the case unfold and question key suspects. The all-star cast include: Su Shin, Hawaiian Telcom executive director of marketing and communications and Palama Settlement board member; Dan Meisenzahl, University of Hawaii spokesperson; Chris Hart and Gary Dickman, co-hosts of The Sports Animals, ESPN 1420 AM; Dr. Julius Pham, The Queen’s Medical Center and Johns Hopkins University; Kehaulani Christian, 2002 Miss Hawaii; and Jill Lau Fukumoto, 2016 Narcissus 2nd Princess.
Proceeds from this fundraiser will support Palama Settlement’s Pakolea youth sports program. For more information, please click here.
Join us for an upcoming Community Workshop on June 28 here at Palama Settlement. This free workshop will include discussion-based activities on the Mayor Wright Housing Community Redevelopment Project. See details on flyer below.
We are excited to announce that Palama Settlement has just joined USA Swimming Foundation’s water safety initiative, Make a Splash. The USA Swimming Foundation launched Make a Splash in 2007 with the goal to teach every child to learn to swim. To date, more than 3.4 million children have received the lifesaving gift of swim lessons through the USA Swimming Foundation Make a Splash Local Partner network, comprised of more than 725 qualified lesson providers across the nation. To learn more, visit www.usaswimmingfoundation.org/makeasplash.
Thank you to everyone who attended our van blessing ceremony on February 25, 2016. Kahu Kordell Kekoa conducted the ceremony with Palama staff, participants, youth and special guests. A special mahalo nui loa to First Hawaiian Bank for their generous donation to help fund our newest van. The van will be utilized by various participants including our Pakolea youth athletes, In Community Treatment progam students and seniors.
Palama Settlement will host its annual Community Holiday Event on Friday, December 18, 2015 at Palama Settlement’s Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Gym from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Palama Settlement is collecting donations for this event for items such as non-parishable food items, toiletries, new small kitchen appliances, and gifts for children ages 3 to 13 years old. If you would like to donate, please contact Donna at 848-2517 or firstname.lastname@example.org
“As part of our mission to help those in the greatest needs in our surrounding community, every holiday season Palama Settlement puts together a festive event where the families are able to gather and enjoy in the holiday spirit,” said Wendy Abe, Palama Settlement Executive Director. “Our families look forward to this event every year and sometimes the gift the youth receive may be their only Christmas present.”
The festivities will include Mr. & Mrs. Claus bringing holiday cheer to the many families and free presents from Toys for Tots for the kids. The community will enjoy entertainment by the Central Middle School band, Tekniqlingz Dance Crew, and Palama’s youth hula and fire knife dancers. In addition, there will be food, prize giveaways, and informational booths from the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency and the Girl Scouts of Hawaii.