Annual General Board of Representatives Meeting

Aloha members!

We just had another successful General Board of Representatives meeting this past Wednesday, June 26, 2019.  If you didn’t attend, it was held in the newly renovated cafeteria. For those who haven’t seen the changes, below are a few photos of the cafeteria.

Also attached to this post is an update to all members of the programs and activities the association has been a part of and about the meetings we have had.

A new water fountain to refill your water bottle, or Hydro Flask ™.
Instead of struggling with a big cumbersome screen to show a video, televisions will be installed throughout the cafeteria to broadcast videos.
Giant ceiling fans were installed to keep everyone cool!
Checkout those awesome giant fans!
In and around the cafeteria are Knight displays built into the gates

The additional lanai.




Castle Agriculture Science and Farm Maintenance Curriculum needs your help!

Help is needed for two of Castle’s curricula. The following message is from Carlos Kaukahi Labasan Severson, Castle High School, Hawaii, Hoʻoulu ʻOpio Academy of Natural Resources, Agriculture / FFA Advisor.

“Aloha, we are looking for last minute funding for both of our programs this summer: Agriculture Science and Farm Maintenance Curriculum. We understand that you may not be able to fund us but perhaps a contact in your network might be interested in a taxable donation to us. Please help us by getting the word out.

Ag Science Dates: June 4 – July 3, Monday – Friday 8:00am to 2:00 pm

Farm Maintenance Curriculum: 8 hrs per week on a varied schedule June / July. Students get paid Hawaii minimum wage

Why: We were counting on additional funding but we recently found out that our programs do not meet the funding requirements of the grantor.

Amounts we are looking to receive with description: (Any support is appreciated)

  • $1450 CASE AFNR Science Refill Kit (expendable and supplemental materials):
  • $600 Light Microscopes and prepared agar petri dishes
  • $900 Lead Teacher Salary Differential (salary shortage in current budget)
  • $750 To pay for a third student to participate in Farm Maintenance Curriculum (we had to drop two students –
  • $1500 to pay for two students, our original number)
  • $1900 For new rakes, wheel barrels, gasoline, diesel, weed whacking supplies, tractor grease, shovels, irrigation repair materials, etc.
  • $500 snacks for science
  • $3400 to pay for a supporting science teacher – we hoped to really increase retention and understanding by having two teachers for about 12 students.

Descriptions of the programs are in the link below:

Please feel free to contact me with any additional questions via phone, text or email (I respond much faster to text and phone calls).

Carlos Kaukahi Labasan Severson
Castle High School, Hawaii
Hoʻoulu ʻOpio Academy of Natural Resources
Agriculture / FFA Advisor
Cell: 808-227-5324″

Mahalo for your kokua!

New By-Laws

[vc_row bg_color=””][vc_column align=”left” width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Our General Board of Representatives met at the Castle High School Library March 20, 2019, to discuss and vote to make changes to our Association by-laws. The Representatives also had an opportunity to visit parts of our campus to observe changes. Attached are the minutes of that meeting.

To view the new by-laws, click here, or go to our Menu bar and select “About us/Association Articles of Incorporation and By Laws”.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Upcoming Events at Castle High School!

April 6, 2019

The Castle Auto Club is hosting an Auto Show Fundraiser.

April 6, 2019
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Basketball Courts

April 12, 2019

The class of 2020 is hosting “A Knight in Kaneohe”, a food truck rally. Please support the class of 2020. To volunteer or donate supplies, please visit the signup site.  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0C4AAFA823A1FE3-aknight1

April 12, 2019
2:00 pm to 7:00 pm
On the basketball courts

 

Windward Ho`olaule`a Volunteers needed!

Aloha all!

As a supporting partner of the Windward Ho`olaule`a we are seeking volunteers to assist with the craft booths on the day of the Ho`olaule`a, Saturday, September 29, 2018. Unloading help for the crafters is needed between 7:00 to 9:30 am at Windward Community College.

If you are able to assist as a volunteer, please contact Karen Kimura, one of our board members directly.

kkimura18@hotmail.com or call Karen at (808) 392-2147

Award winning entertainment at Windward Hoʻolauleʻa

Catch Merrie Monarch award-winner Chinky Mahoe and multiple Nā Hōkū Hanohano winners Keauhou, Maunalua, Hiʻikua and Pomaikaʻi Keawe Lyman at the 18th Annual Windward Hoʻolauleʻa on the Great Lawn at Windward Community College on Saturday, September 29, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Also in the entertainment line-up are Beat-Lele, an ʻukulele tribute to the Beatles and the Kahaluʻu Elementary School ʻUkulele Band and more local area talent.

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General Membership Report

Aloha all!

Our annual General Membership Meeting was held on June 27, 2018 at the Castle Little Theatre.

It was a great meeting with several guest speakers, Windward Ho`olaule`a’s chair Bonnie Beatson, Carlos Severson from Castle’s Agriculture Program and farm, and Big Brother Big Sisters’ Margaret Cadiz. They shared information about their programs and how we as members can support it.

President Paul Luersen presented a report on the past year’s activities which is outlined in his report below. Click on the report to download a pdf version.

BIG Mahalo to Paul and Karen Ho`okano (class of ’72) who made a $100 donation to help Castle’s softball team with their batting cage.

Carlos Severson, Castle’s farm manager, is seeking volunteers to assist with a community work day on the farm. Did you know the school has seven acres of farm land? Here is an aerial view:

Carlos is passionate about the farm and has established a list of tasks that he wants completed, but needs volunteer help. The farm has been neglected for many years and rehabilitation will take some work. Here is his list.If you’re able to help in any way, please complete the volunteer form below and select Farm and we will put you in touch with Carlos.

The annual General Membership meeting is important for the association because it is when we elect our leaders. The attending membership unanimously elected the executive board members as listed below:

If you are interested in volunteering to assist Castle High School, please let us know by completing the form below:



More information will be posted later about our partnerships as they become available. In the meanwhile here are some links that may interest you about our partners.

Some partnership links for you to check out:

For more information about mentoring for Big Brothers and Big Sisters, follow this link. http://www.bbbshawaii.org/community-based-mentoring-program.html

We are a supporting partner with Windward Hoolauleahttp://www.windwardhoolaulea.com/
Save the date! Saturday, September 29, 2018. To volunteer for the Ho`olaule`a, please complete the volunteer form and select Windward Ho`olaule`a.

Kaneohe Business Group http://kaneohebusinessgroup.com/