Community Service Committee – Dorothy Mau, Committee Chair

posted Aug 26, 2014, 3:16 PM by Acuw Hawaii

The 12th Annual Hawai‘i Qing Ming Celebration was held April 7, 2014 at the beautiful Mānoa Chinese Cemetery.  ACUW was acknowledged for its monetary donation to this celebration worshipping our ancestors.  This cultural event perpetuates our traditions and customs.  It is also educational and interesting for our children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.  ACUW members who attended were President Blossom Mau, Beverly Mau, Dorothy Mau, Betty Jong, Kathy Jay, and Chu Lan Schubert-Kwock. 


Our dream to have a joint venture between ACUW’s Interest Committee and Community Service Committee to do something for the Pālolo Chinese Home residents became a reality on April 12, 2014.  Thank you Interest Committee Co-chairs Anna Chang and Shari Lee-Huntoon for making the goodies with the ladies and distributing them to PCH.  Shari coordinated getting 5 certified pet dogs for the residents to cuddle and hold.  Many happy and beaming faces were displayed by the residents as they held and cuddled the well-behaved and adorable dogs.  We want to thank all the volunteers who came to help that day.  They were Anna Chang, Shari-Lee Huntoon and her two dogs, and her friend Kaori with 3 dogs, Blossom MauBeverly Mau, Dorothy Mau, Lynette Yuen, Lola Fu, Valerie Wong, Sandi Shiroma, Pat Nakayama, Cora Haberman, Vivian Ho, and her mom.  We also celebrated the birthdays of six residents born in April.  They were given red and yellow yarn leis and we sang Happy Birthday to them in Chinese, Hawaiian, Cantonese, and Mandarin.  We ended our day at PCH by singing “If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands” and “You Are My Sunshine.”  A big mahalo to Rachel Augustin of PCH who helped us coordinate this beautiful and happy event. 


On May 10, 2014, ACUW will participate in the Chevron Speech Festival for Elementary School children.  For many years, our members Thelma Nip and June Kawamoto have been coordinating this worthwhile project.  Members who signed up to be judges are Carol Chee and her son, Kathy Jay, Dorothy Mau, Beverly Mau, and Elizabeth Lum.