This mahalo ad was placed in the Maui News on 6/30/14
SHC would like to give our heart felt mahalos to everyone that has contributed to make this victory possible. There are so many that we couldn’t possibly fit them all into this space. Mahalo to all others that contributed to this monumental effort.
Community - Your support through rallies, public testimonies and letters has always been the foundation for all efforts to save Honolua. Working together with passion towards a common goal is what has gotten us this far and we will continue working together after the acquisition on the management and revitalization of this special place.
Roz Baker and Angus McKelvey - Thank you for successfully guiding funding for Honolua through the legislative process. What a wonderful legacy you have given to the people of Maui.
Representatives Faye Hanohano, Cindy Evans, Mele Carroll, Joseph Souki, Justin Woodson, Richard Fale, Kaniela Ing, Kyle Yamashita, Denny Coffman, TY Cullen and Senators Donovan Dela Cruz, Kalani English, David Ige, Gilbert Keith-Agaran, Ron Kouchi, and Malama Solomon were also instrumental at the State Level.
Elle Cochran - If it weren’t for you, there would be homes and a golf course at Lipoa. You were the spark that lit the fire bringing the community together.
Special mahalos to Maui County Council Members Don Couch, Bob Carroll, Gladys Baisa, Mike Vicorino and Stacy Crivello. Council member Bob Carroll began working on saving Honolua several decades ago.
Akaku TV - You gave us our voice.
Kupuna Kaina and the Kaina Ohana - Your hearts are pono and true for Honolua and you have been our guiding light.
Kahu David Kapaku - Thank you for teaching us how to be leaders and sharing your wisdom.
Les Potts - Everyday your hands on approach has set the tone for the community and malama 'aina.
The Pitzer Ohana - For providing our headquarters and being an example of how to get a job done right.
The Nishiki Ohana - The Honokowai farmers market sold more shirts than any other location and was a real hub for getting the word out.
Nikki Stange - For radiant brilliance and creativity. Most people will never know the pivotal role that only you could have played.
Lucienne DeNaie and Rob Parsons - You are undoubtably the heads of the Maui Jedi council. You are an inspiration and a great example to follow. Your leadership has been crucial.
Esther Kia 'Aina - For the right advice at the right time and for putting yourself in a position of influence to benefit the ‘aina, the culture, and the people.
Joanne Johnson and Michelle Anderson - You were our first guiding lights. You showed us how to stand for everything good in a hostile environment.
To the Napili Coffee Store (Melissa Bundek) and Hawaiian Village Coffee (Dave Moran). Mahalo for always stepping up and helping out in any way possible.
Maryanne Waldrop & Sacred Hearts School – Mahalo for your passion and connecting us with the future generations. All of the students past and present who stood for Honolua, you made a difference.
Save Makena - Please share in the victory of Honolua because your good work helped make this happen.
Glenn Kamaka - Mahalo for keeping us focused on what is important, for keeping us grounded and touching the hearts of key legislators on Oahu.
Isao Nakagawa - Thank you for sharing your historical knowledge of the land, plants, and animals of Honolua.
Alan Akana - Mahalo for your warrior spirit, your aloha and your strong support of the land and the coalition.
Silahis Taverna Foundation - Mahalo for being a light in the dark. Your support came at a crucial time. You helped show us how to make it through the tough times.
Hawaiian Islands Land Trust - Thank you for coming to the table at exactly the right time.
Lei’ohu Ryder & Maydeen ‘Iao - Your divine spirit and grace reminded all of us of our highest calling to the land, to ourselves, and each other.
John Severson - Your logo made the coalition look cool and helped us sell shirts. We are forever grateful for you giving us our unique and meaningful look.
Governor Abercrombie, Maui Land & Pineapple Company, Surfrider Foundation, Maui Tomorrow, Hawaii Wildlife Fund, Maui Nui Marine Resource Council, Maui Reef Fund, John & Anna Severson, Aldo Tassara, Dino Tassara, Laura Kaakua & Trust for Public Lands , E Alu Pu Network/ Kua'aina Ulu Auamo, Kahu Michael Lee, Ryan Churchill, Pomaikai Kaniaupio-Crozier, Megan Webster, Randy Bartlett, Frank Violi Jr, Robert Knourek, Sharyn Matin, Norm Bezane, Doomas Photos, Liz Foote, Darla White, Russell Sparks, Robin Knox, Clay Marzo, The Ron Cassidy Foundation and the Cassidy Ohana, Dusty Payne, Tina Malia, Ian McNulty, Trilogy, John Seebart, Karen Wetmore, Kenny Hultquist, Clifford Naeole, Ed Lindsey and the Lindsey Ohana, Ke’eaumoku & U’ilani Kapu, Liz Foote, Darla White, Russell Sparks, Inna Vision, Micah Wolf, Emily and Katherine of Choice, Matt Lane, Source, Issac & Dana Hall, Maui Film Festival, Janet Six, Skippy Hau, Jeff Hunt, Lance Holter, Wayno Cochran, Uncle Les Kulolo'io, Hwy 30, Anden, Kathy Chaston, Joe Bertram, Dick Mayer, Irene Bowie, Richard Ho’opi’i, Dr. Mark Vermeij, Meaghan Dailer, Tony Gomes, Andrew O'Riordan, Patagonia, Volcom, Keiko Beatie, Maui Time Magazine, Earthfriends.org, Sierra Club Maui, Louise Rockett, Simone Bosco, Kaunoa Senior Center, Alan Arakawa, Ilima Loomis, Matthew Thayer, Debra Lordan, Gordon Cockett, Ben Steyaert, Gretchen Leisenring & Mark Vieth.