Aloha fellow BOMA Hawaii Members!
Can you believe itâs already July? Where has time gone?
As we enter into the second half of the year, BOMA Hawaiiâsâ programs committee has been doing an awesome job bringing in some very special people to enlighten us at our monthly membership meetings. We were very fortunate to have our Mayor, Kirk Caldwell, speak to us regarding the Cityâs upcoming projects. At another meeting we had Rick Egged, President of the Waikiki Improvement Association share the highlights of the very successful 20/20 Conference which was held at the convention center last October. Both were very informational and well attended.
In April, BOMA embarked in expanding its role in the community by celebrating of Earth day. This yearâs event hit the streets of Kakaako as it focused its efforts on cleaning Mother Waldron Park. Furthermore, additional cleanup efforts extended down Pohukaina St., streets from Cooke to South streets, and ending at Waterfront Plaza.
Next in May, we held our 22nd Annual BOMA Hawaii Golf tournament at Pearl Country Club. We had a great turnout and it was a huge success. BOMA Hawaii made monetary contributions to two charities this year: Hawaii Childrenâs Cancer Foundation and to Hi Sky Foundation. Many thanks to all that played and to all of our sponsors and volunteers.
Finally in June, members of BOMA Hawaii returned from a very fun and educational BOMA International & Every Building Show Convention in San Diego. San Diego sure knew how to throw a party as they featured their welcome event on the USS Midway with live music, great food, and fireworks! It was a moment to remember and we want to encourage our members to join us in attending next yearâs annual conference. What a great experience it is every year!
We are excited to announce âSip & Savorâ, our first ever Wine and Cigar Summer Social which will be held on July 17 at Pacific Guardian Center Courtyard. Parking will be validated, so please join us as we eat, drink and socialize amongst our members.
I look forward to the second half of the year as we try and make it just as successful as the first.
Marc Higuchi (S)
2013 BOMA Hawaii President