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    Virginia Chapman: MEO’s New P&CC Coordinator, Leading Kupuna Clubs in Maui

    Virginia Chapman, Maui Economic Opportunity’s (MEO) newly appointed Planning and Coordinating Council (P&CC) Coordinator, recently joined kupuna clubs for their first meeting since the devastating August 8 wildfires. This gathering provided an opportunity for club leaders to become acquainted with Chapman and discuss important matters.

    Approximately 30 kupuna club leaders, alongside a few participants attending via livestream, gathered at MEO in Wailuku to engage in productive discussions. The council comprises leaders from over 50 senior clubs across Maui County. Unfortunately, meetings in August and September were canceled due to the tragic events brought about by the wildfires.

    During the meeting, Lianne Peros-Busch and Jaimie Dukelow from the MEO Business Development Center delivered a presentation on scams and fraud. Additionally, nominations for next year’s officers were put forward, with voting scheduled for the upcoming meeting.

    Chapman, who assumed her role earlier this month, brings a wealth of experience to her position. Prior to joining MEO, she worked for approximately eight years with the Maui County Office on Aging. She also boasts 17 years of experience in the rental car industry with Dollar Car Rental. Chapman, a mother of two and grandmother of eight, is well-prepared to lead and support the P&CC.

    To showcase the festive spirit, Windy Featherhair from the Lokelani Hale Senior Club attended the meeting dressed for Halloween.

    For those seeking more information about the P&CC and senior clubs’ activities, please contact Chapman at (808) 243-4313.

    In other news:

    – Al-Anon Family Groups hold meetings seven days a week. Contact (808) 242-0296 for the schedule.
    – Nonprofit organizations in Maui sell an array of used and donated goods.
    – Various classes, workshops, and presentations take place, covering a broad range of topics. Email the title, instructor, and location to be included in the free listing.
    – New tools and strategies are available this cold and flu season to prevent and minimize respiratory illnesses.
    – Toyota Hawaii is generously covering the admission fees for up to 3,000 attendees at a pumpkin patch event.

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