Urgent Advisories & Town Meeting Schedule 2017

2017 WCA TOWN MEETING SCHEDULE: 5:15-7 p.m., Thursdays - usually in Waimea School Cafeteria (unless notified):

Nov. 2 - Potluck mahalo gathering for our First Responders
December (often cancelled due to Christmas parade sponsorship so TBD)

Jan. 4, 2018

Feb. 1, 2018

March 1, 2018

Come Celebrate Near-Completion of Waimea District Park & Thank Our Mayor & Administration!

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Don’t recognize this?  Not surprising – few have had an opportunity to see this stunning new playing field that’s part of our still-under-construction $24 million Waimea District Park!  But those who participated in our WCA “sneak peak” Oct. 6 saw it first hand…and more!  Please mark your calendars – the official completing is set for Nov. 30, 2016.  Stay tuned!  And thank you, thank you – to everyone who helped make this dream become the real deal for our keiki, families and entire community!  Awesome!

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Sneak peakers gather inside the new open-air covered courts – three side-by-side – to learn more about how it will serve multiple needs – basketball, volleyball and tennis!  

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Thanks, Mayor Billy Kenoi and County Administration for keeping this project moving forward – expected completion: Nov. 30, 2016!

Next WCA Town Meeting: Thurs., Oct. 6, 2016.  Note special arrangements below:

  • 4:30 p.m. Sneak Peak at the still-under-construction Waimea District Park
  • 5:3o p.m. Town Meeting & Mahalo Talk-Story & Potluck Dinner

Please join us to Mahalo Mayor Billy Kenoi and his administration for all they have done for Waimea/North Hawai’i and our County over the past eight years.  This includes our now-under-construction,  long-dreamed-of Waimea District Park – a $24 million investment in health and wellness for our children and entire community by the County and State Legislature — not counting the land donation by Parker Ranch!  This will be one of our last opportunities to formally recognize Mayor Kenoi and his administration before his term in office concludes.

Pre-Town Meeting sneak peak of the new District Park construction site begins at 4:30 p.m.  Participants asked to park on Ala ‘Ohi’a and must wear sturdy, covered shoes and long slacks/pants or skirts – this is a construction site and it not ADA-friendly – yet!  Group must stay together.new-waimea-district-park-sign-2016

Then, the Town Meeting will begin promptly at 5:30 p.m. in Waimea School Cafeteria for a talk-story with the Mayor and some of his cabinet, followed by a community potluck dinner.

Everyone is invited to both the construction site visit and town meeting.  For the potluck dinner, please bring a salad, entree or dessert to share.  If possible, bring a card to let others know what the dish is and its ingredients. WCA will provide plates, utensils, cold drinks and Starbucks will provide hot coffee.

As always, the entire community is invited to WCA Town Meetings and there is no charge to attend though WCA membership is urged. WCA is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit so membership is tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Also, continuing the association’s new commitment to support a different not-for-profit community service organization monthly, will be a brief presentation about this monthʻs spotlighted group – United Service Organization (USO), the 75-year-old international organization that recently opened a rest area at Pohakuloa Training Area – the first of its kind on Hawai’i Island.  Intended to provide active and retired military personnel and their families with a comfortable retreat, support, and entertainment when not on active duty, the USO is funded by private donations to honor and thank military personnel including veterans.  The USO presentation will also include some flashback memories about the USO’s presence and contribution in Waimea during WWII.  Donations to the USO will be accepted.

For more information, call Patti Cook (937-2833) or go to www.Facebook.com/WaimeaCommunityAssociation.

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ABOVE:  Waimea District Park Under Construction – Sept. 2, 2016 – photo courtesy of Melissa Samura

BELOW:  At last…after 30+ years of dreaming and heavy lifting, our Waimea District Park began to take shape with a formal groundbreaking on November 16, 2015!  Mahalo to all who have contributed to making this possible…State and County elected officials – past and present – County Parks & Rec staff, Parker Ranch, project consultants, and most important, our dedicated community leaders who never gave up and met as a volunteer hui week after week, month after month…a group that came to be known as the Waimea Park Builders, led by Mel Macy!

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