Stand Up For Kihei — Become a Board Member for 2023

by | Sep 29, 2022 | Featured, KCA Members, Volunteers | 0 comments

 

 

9/30/22 UPDATE  So did you submit an application yet? There is still plenty of time, but do not get shut out. Get aboard the board!

Apply here: https://gokihei.org/membership/kca-board-of-directors-application

Questions here:  kca@gokihei.org

 

8/29/22  #kihei

We’ve yet to see the Keep Kihei Kihei bumper sticker but if there were one, who wouldn’t want one?  As far back as the 1950’s, a small and dedicated group of Kihei lovers got together and tackled projects in our community that needed doing. They saw a need and went to work. No bureaucracy, no one telling them it can’t be done or interfering with their mission. And the mission?  To Keep Kihei Kihei–a quiet, unspoiled beach town in the middle of the Pacific Ocean that not many people paid any mind to.

 

Their efforts were evident everywhere in Kihei. Soon the little band of do-gooders got bigger and stronger and by 1960, the Kihei Community Association was incorporated with the following mission statement in the bylaws:

 

To encourage, promote and aid in developing, improving and maintaining the area of Kihei, island and county of Maui, as a desirable residential community; to develop unified community spirit; to do any and all things to promote the health, safety, and welfare of residents within the Kihei area; to encourage recreation and service programs to enhance social life and community welfare within the Kihei area; to promote better understanding and fellowship among its members, their families and all residents of the Kihei area.

 

It’s long and cumbersome but the meaning is clear. More recently, KCA adopted a shortened vision statement that reigns today.

  “e malama pono”…dedicated to protecting,
sustaining and enhancing our ʻāina, kai and ʻohana

KCA has accomplished much for our community over the past 60 plus years during which time it’s been discovered as the jewel that it is, becoming a busy seaside resort area.  In keeping with the 1998 Kihei-Makena Community Plan, KCA has done its best over the years to manage this growth so that infrastructure and natural beauty are not overwhelmed by rapid development.  This requires more interaction with government bodies, a stronger voice and more people willing to step up and help. 

 

The KCA bylaws call for an annual election of candidates to serve on the board of directors. KCA is seeking new members for the 2023 board to keep the organization moving forward. This is not a fancy job nor does it require a higher education though if you have one, great. You can be retired, working, young and in school, experienced in water sports, acting, government, public relations, building, city planning, development, computer graphics, IT, anything computer, writing, law, sales, finance, or even nothing at all. All that is required is a passionate desire to KEEP KIHEI KIHEI

If that’s you and you have just a few hours a month to be actively involved in moving the vision forward, let us hear from you!

Apply here: https://gokihei.org/membership/kca-board-of-directors-application

Questions here:  kca@gokihei.org

 

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Next Community Meeting

Tuesday, May 21
6:30 pm

ProArts Playhouse, Azeka Makai
1280 S. Kihei Road

Pacific Disaster Center, Kihei

Dr. Erin Hughey, Director of Global Operations

Pacific Disaster Center (PDC Global) is an applied research center managed by the University of Hawaii that supports the most demanding governmental and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) worldwide in helping to create a safer, more disaster resilient world. For more than 25 years, we’ve helped our partners enhance disaster management capacity, save lives, and reduce disaster losses through the application of our advanced tools and technologies, evidence-based research, and analytical information.

As always, we will be collecting donations for the MAUI FOOD BANK.  They can stretch a dollar like no one else so checks sealed in envelopes are also welcome.

KCA's Priorities 2024

  • Fire prevention
    Working with agencies, landowners, and the community to form a Fire Prevention Task force for South Maui and pass along requests and recommendations between that group and the community
  • Flooding mitigation
    Working with Public Works, upcountry landowners, and flood control experts to reduce the risk of flooding in South Maui
  • North-South Collector Road
    Advocating the completion of the next segments of the North-South Collector Road between Waipuilani and Kaonoulu
  • WasteWater Initiatives
    Supporting efforts to speed the replacement of cesspools in Maui Meadows with clean water alternatives and advocating for identification and treatment of pollution from failing pipes at major hotels and condo developments
  • Healthy Living through Smart Growth
    Supporting efforts to make Kihei a walkable, bike able community with sidewalk and bikeway connectivity throughout, especially to all our schools including the new Kūlanihāko‘i High School. Supporting the implementation of the revised South Maui Community Plan and the values it espouses
Concerned about the issues on this site?
Time to renew your membership?

There are several ways to renew your membership. Choose the one that’s right for you!

  • Sign in to your account and renew with Paypal or a credit card
  • Renew with Paypal without signing in to your account
  • Send your renewal amount with Venmo to admin@gokihei.org or scan the QR code below and specify your renewal level (individual standard $25, individual silver $50, individual gold $100, business standard $100, business silver $250, business gold $500)

  • Pay by credit card
  • Mail a check for one of the amounts above to:
    Kihei Community Association
    P.O. Box 662
    Kihei, HI 96753
Help KCA help Kihei

KCA relies on your membership dues to accomplish our goals for a smartly planned community. Well-managed traffic, drainage, safe walking and biking routes, community parks and clean ocean water are just a few agenda items.  You can help shape our future by renewing or joining KCA today. Have time and a desire to make a difference? The KCA board seeks new volunteers to help with projects and carry the torch into the future. Please contact KCA to ask how you can be of service to our community.


To see what our future community may look like, check out Dick Mayer’s presentation on the developments planned for South Maui.


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KCA's mission statement

The objects and purposes of the corporation shall be to encourage, promote and aid in developing, improving and maintaining the area of Kihei, Island and County of Maui, as a desirable residential community; to develop unified community spirit; to do any and all things to promote the health, safety and welfare of residents within the Kihei area; to encourage recreation and service programs, and programs to enhance social life and community welfare within the Kihei area; to promote better understanding and fellowship among its members, their families and all residents of the Kihei area.

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