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Hawaii Red Cross names new leaders to board

Officials of the American Red Cross Hawaii State Chapter announce that the following individuals from throughout the state have been elected to the board of directors: Ron Forest (senior vice president, operations, Matson); Glenn Hong (president, Young Brothers, Ltd.); Andrew Jackson (president and general manager, KITV), Elena Kambitsi (senior vice president, consumer strategy, HMSA); Harrilynn Kameenui (vice president, human resources, Lanai Resorts, LLC, dba Pulama Lanai); Henry Katsuda (president and CEO, TD Food Group); Jim Kelly (director of communications, Kauai Island Utility Cooperative); Kristina Lockwood (general manager, KHON2); Maya Rogers (president and CEO, Blue Planet Software); Paula Yoshioka (senior vice president of corporate development, The Queen’s Health System, and president of Queens Development Corp.).

Bamboo Society discusses bamboo construction

The Hawaii Chapter of the American Bamboo Society is having its meeting and membership drive Aug. 3 at the home of president Jacqui Marlin in Hawaiian Acres. Special guest speaker is architect Anna O’conner, who will speak about bamboo building construction with Guadua and other superior bamboos. The meeting will start with a potluck lunch at noon with program and tour to follow. The address is 16-1113 Moho Road. The public is invited. For more information, call Jacqui at 966-5080 or 781-960-5305.