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Keep Hawai‘i Beautiful

KHIB to hold all-day event.

August 25, 2011
Maui Weekly

“This is going to be a great day!” said Dan Goodfellow, president of Keep the Hawaiian Islands Beautiful (KHIB), “a day of stimulating speakers that will certainly get us thinking, and an evening that starts with Grammy Award-winning talent, followed by a rare showing of Get A Job. Then, if that’s not enough, two more hours of music, giveaways and a silent auction after the movie. If you can’t make the conference, you can still come to the MACC at 4:30 p.m. to relax, laugh—and maybe win a trip for two to Vegas!”

Get A Job Writer/Director Brian Kohne and Producer Stefan Schaefer have been busy traveling with the film and winning some serious awards along the way.

“It’s been a great ride,” said Kohne. “This film is special to me since it was made using all local talent here on Maui. You will definitely recognize people and places when you watch it.”

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In conjunction with the Keep the Hawaiian Islands Beautiful conference and workshops at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center on Saturday, Aug. 27, the locally made film, Get a Job, will screen its final viewing of the year.

The list of stars includes Willie K, Augie T, Eric Gilliom, Alaka‘i Paleka, Kathy Collins, Henry Kapono, Mick Fleetwood, Amy Hanaiali‘i, Charles Ka‘upu, Jake Shimabukuro, Willie Nelson and a supporting cast of local Maui talent you are sure to recognize.

“We are about to take the movie on the road and wanted to have one last showing here on Maui before we go,” said Kohne.

The nonprofit KHIB organization is a state affiliate for Keep America Beautiful, which supports six local affiliates throughout the state, including Community Work Day here on Maui. Its mission is to engage individuals to take greater responsibility for improving the community environment and preserving the beauty of the Hawaiian Islands.

KHIB State Leader Jan Dapitan has a full day planned at the MACC beginning with a conference open to the public from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., which will also feature workshops by local experts.

The conference will include Ernie Rezents of the Maui County Arborist Committee, who will present “Beautification and Sustainability;” Department of Land and Natural Resources Chairman William Aila, who will explore “Preservation & Protection of Our Natural and Culture Resources;” Matt Lane of CWD Garden Initiatives; and Kelly King of Pacific Bio-Diesel.

“We are excited about the caliber of speakers for our conference,” said Dapitan. “It’s a great opportunity to expand our knowledge in areas that will assist us in continuing to keep our islands clean and safe.”

In addition, each county mayor will present awards to community volunteers who have shown environmental achievement in business, community and government.

KAB President and CEO Matt Mckenna will fly in from the Mainland to support the event.

“It’s an honor to have Mr. McKenna come to our event,” said Goodfellow, “KAB is a huge supporter of our efforts here in Hawai‘i.”

Pre-movie entertainment begins at 4:30 p.m. in the MACC’s Yokouchi Courtyard, featuring George Kahumoku, Richard Hoopi‘i, Gail Swanson and Derick Sebastian.

Enjoy Get a Job at 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 6), which most recently won an award at the Las Vegas Film Festival. And speaking of the ninth island—trips for two to Las Vegas will be given away throughout the night! You must be present to win.

After the movie, dance the night away with Jimmy Mac and the Kool Kats from 8 to 10 p.m.



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