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Apply now for 14th class of Pacific Century Fellows

Pacific Century Fellows sought

The Fund for the Pacific Century, a charitable community organization, is accepting applications for its 14th class of Pacific Century Fellows.

The program, modeled after the White House Fellows Program, is designed to recognize and encourage Hawaii’s future leaders. The nine-month program will include approximately 30 of Hawaii’s most promising individuals from all segments of our community who are in their mid 20s to early 40s. The fellows will be selected by an 18-member committee of prominent citizens based on their demonstrated ability to set and achieve goals and on having exhibited leadership qualities in their current professional, volunteer, and civic activities.

Mufi Hannemann, who serves as chairman of the board of the Fund for the Pacific Century, was himself a White House Fellow in 1983-84.

“It has been exciting to see this program develop and to hear from past participants on how they have benefited from the experience,” he said. “Graduates of the program include elected officials in various positions, including mayor and lieutenant governor, bank executives and top business leaders ... physicians and military officers.”

Those chosen will gain a broader view of the issues confronting our community and nation through contact with senior community, social and government leaders.

Individual companies may sponsor candidates for the program. The cost is $3,300 to cover expenses. Employers are encouraged to pay employee program costs, but tuition assistance is available. Applications and information is available at The deadline for submission of applications is July 1.

FSM Consulate reps to visit Hilo

A delegation from the Federated States of Micronesia Consulate General of Hawaii Office in Honolulu will visit Hilo Saturday to meet with FSM citizens at 4 p.m. in University of Hawaii at Hilo UCB-127.

Get help with passport renewal and document notarization, and let officials know how the consulate can better serve its constituents. Passport applications and other forms are available online at

The delegation, headed by Consul General Kandhi A. Elieisar, will visit Kona on Friday. For more information, call the office at (808) 836-4775.


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