On June 12, 2015, 120 JASH members and guests gathered at the Rainbow Suite in Hilton Hawaiian Village for JASH’s annual Hilton 5:01 hosted by Hilton Hawaiian Village.
The evening started out with welcome remarks from JASH President Lenny Yajima, Hilton Hawaiian Village General Manager Tracy Walker, and JASH Chair and recently appointed President of the Hawaii Coffee Company Mr. Daniel Dinell. 2015 Asian-Pacific Children’s Convention (APCC) Chaperone Kevin Matsuda briefly introduced this year’s APCC delegates, who treated the audience to a hula and chant they will perform while at the convention. Attendees also enjoyed delicious pupus and drinks provided by Hilton and also music performed by Puuhonua, led by singer Puu Tazhi.
Following the Hilton 5:01, APCC delegates and their families along with participants from the Tomodachi-Aloha Leadership Program (TALP) woke up bright and early the next morning to clean Waikiki Beach. Equipped with trash bags, gloves, and nets, participants began the cleanup at Hilton lagoon and picked up rubbish all along the beach up until reaching the Duke Kahanamoku statue.
JASH would like to send a big mahalo to the Hilton Hawaiian Village for generously hosting the Hilton 5:01, and Ms. Tracy Walker for welcoming JASH to the Hilton. Mahalo also to Mr. Kevin Matsuda and the rest of the 2015 APCC delegation for such an impressive performance.
Hawaii 5:01 Programs are presented exclusively for Corporate, Board, and Lifetime members. The 5:01 provides an informal setting to meet new friends, renew acquaintances, and introduce potential members to the Society.