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|
|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|
|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!