Since 2004, it has been our tradition to honor the good people of Maui in our last issue of the year—not because it’s “a slow news day,” but because there are so many outstanding people on our island—and we are honored to honor them.
These people may be in the business of improving the lives of individuals or our community as a whole directly or indirectly. He or she may have a strong belief in justice and humanitarian service. He or she may be a humble role model, a community leader, a volunteer—someone who embodies philanthropy in its truest form, serving the public’s interest at any level. They may be people who give but don’t expect anything in return... and usually receives nothing, but whose motives and actions are something we can all learn from and aspire to.
In the last issue of 2010, the Maui Weekly will feature stories about Maui’s people, hui and unsung heroes of the year, and we would like our readers to participate in their selection.
Person of the Year nominations should focus on one person on Maui who has made an important contribution to our island community.
Unsung Hero nominees may not be well-known by the general public, but contribute behind the scenes, working tirelessly and selflessly, without recognition, to make a positive impact on our community.
Hui of the Year nominations should include the hardworking nonprofit organizations that are so vital to our community.
If you recognize these attributes in someone or some group you know, this is your chance to cast your vote and share their story with our readers.
Email your nominations by Wednesday, Dec. 8, to firstname.lastname@example.org and type “Person of Year,” “Hui of the Year” or “Unsung Hero of the Year” in the subject line. A high-resolution photo of the nominee or nominees is also required.
Cast your vote at the end of 2010 and celebrate these special people for what they have contributed—and continue to contribute to Maui. Use this write-in ballot as a token of gratitude for services rendered.