#ActsofAloha – Individual Awards

Sidney Higa

"Prolific Networker"

"Sid is always looking for ways to help support others in their businesses. He is a prolific networker and encourages all of his fellow BNI members to participate. He organized an event for the sale of my jewelry at his old office, and we are planning something in the future at my home." Nominated by Jan Thielst, Boho Love Treasures

Nami Dougherty

Haleiwa, Hawaii

"She is always willing to step in and help others out at the ranch.

"I have seen Nami grow into a generous, caring young person who has high standards. She will go the extra mile for someone and does not have to be asked: Megan has volunteered to watch 2 large active dogs daily at my house, feeding exercising, and giving them meds while refusing pay. My daughter Megan recently referred her for a paying job feeding horses at Sunset ranch. They love her because she is so responsible and pleasant and loves the animals. When I told her about this award, she was very humbled. She is a team player and puts others before herself much of the time." Nominated by Jan Thielst, Boho Love Treasures


Bob Leinau

Mālama Pūpūkea-Waimea
"Bob Leinau, among his many contributions and achievements to the North Shore community, was one of the founders of  Mālama Pūpūkea-Waimea, an organization that promotes education, protection, and stewardship of the land and oceans in the Pupukea and Waimea area." Nominated by Glennel Jordan, Summit Financial Advisers

James Logue

Chinatown, Honolulu

"Every vote counts....in any election." 

"James Logue ran for State Representative for District 29 (Chinatown area). Even though he did not get the nomination, he still continues to serve his community and the state. I haven’t known James a long time: In fact, we only met once at a gala. I sat down on the same table with him, where I found out they were campaigning. Since, I've realized that I've seen him at two Filipino Chamber of Commerce Events. I know he really wants to help Chinatown, even if it's just cleaning up the streets. He is a member of Lions, a vet and a HGEA rep." Nominated by Belle England

Audrey Hyde

Food Co-op,  Laie

"Every week, we feed about 70-80 families."

"Audrey runs a community produce co-op that provides wholesome food to many members of the community at reduced prices. She also is seen frequently serving others and small ways that make their lives easier. If there is anyone I know that shares Aloha with those around her it is Audrey." Nominated by Dr. Ty Dennis

Geralyn Camarillo

Kaneohe, Honolulu

"How can we make better choices so there isn't so much plastics?" 

"Geralyn is aloha. She's one of those unicorns. And she's been such a blessing in my life and, I know, in so many others. Her ability to genuinely connect with people is refreshing, especially in a time of texts and FB posts. Ger's a constant friend, a mentor, teacher, and joy generator. Everyone in her presence gets to experience aloha at its finest!" Nominated by Sloane Ketcham



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