A Carnival at Māpunapuna

On November 4, 2017, ‘Ōlelo hosted our annual Volunteer Appreciation Party. The carnival theme drew in over 100 attendees.  Technology vendors such as Sony, JVC, Newtek, Litepanels, Gemini, and Vinten offered live demonstrations of their products.  A handful of legacy volunteers were gifted with an exclusive coin to thank them for all their hard work and dedication.

Here is a video recap of the event:

Check out these astounding statistics about our volunteers and the longevity of their programs:

  • Since ‘Ōlelo’s 25th Anniversary (September 22, 2014), our resources have been used by 1,450 different projects.
  • Of the 1,450 total projects, 1,078 unique clients used ‘Ōlelo’s equipment and/or facilities.
  • Overall number of volunteer hours – 29,601.
SERVING COMMUNITY FOR 20 YEARS OR MORE
NO. OF YEARS CMC PRODUCER
20 Years Māpunapuna Andre Wooten
Nānākuli  Buck Rogers
Wahiawā I’u Pasi
Māpunapuna Lynette Cruz
Māpunapuna Nina Castagnetti
27 Years

 

Māpunapuna Dennis Callan (first class ’90)
Māpunapuna Molesi Sagapolutele (first class ’90)
Māpunapuna Jan Lee (first class ’90)
Nānākuli  Sally Amina (first class ’90)
Māpunapuna Shirley Sypert (first class ’90)
Māpunapuna Bonnie Murakami (first class ’90)
Māpunapuna Renee Ing (first class ’90)
Māpunapuna Jim Brewer (first class ’90)

  

TOTAL PROGRAM HOURS SUBMITTED BY PRODUCER FOR PUBLIC
  TOTAL HOURS CMC PROGRAM PRODUCER
No. 7 190 Kaimukī Veteran’s Talk Will Haynes
No. 6 268 Kaimukī Think Tech Jay M. Fidell
No. 5 317 Nānākuli  Ark of Safety, In the Sanctuary Shelley Meyers
No. 4 463 Māpunapuna Wisdom Buddhism, Buddha Sutra, Amitabha Special   (non-local program) Em Ngoc Trinh
No. 3 486 Kaimukī Newswire Hawaii Jesse Ponce de Leon
No. 2 488 Māpunapuna Creation Documentary  (non-local program) Yautat Jackie Shen
No. 1 898 Māpunapuna Samoan Programming, including Sauniga Lotu and Samoa Mo Samoa Molesi Sagapolutele

 

TOP 5 TOTAL VOLUNTEER HOURS (since 25th Anniversary)
No. 5 552 hours Māpunapuna Scotty Wong
No. 4 750 hours Waipahu Artemio Lacar
No. 3 782 hours Kāneʻohe Donovan Smith
No. 2 841 hours Kaimukī Lucy Chun
No. 1 965 hours Kaimukī Kenneal Chun

  

TOP 5 LONGEST RUNNING SERIES
YEAR SERIES BEGAN TOTAL NO. OF YEARS CMC TITLE OF SERIES PRODUCER NAME
1996 to present  21 years Māpunapuna Started Series as Employees Today, renamed to Full Democracy Jim Brewer 
1996 to present 21 years Māpunapuna Have Faith in God Sally Amina
1996 to present 21 years Māpunapuna First Friday Carly Oliva
1996 to present 21 years Māpunapuna Sauniga Lotu Molesi Sagapolutele
1996 to present 21 years Māpunapuna World Traveler Dennis Callan 

 

The ‘Ōlelo staff would like to say Mahalo to all our volunteers from our past and present and we warmly welcome any new volunteers interested in joining our Ohana!

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