What we're about

Aloha, and welcome to our Ohana (family), a place where ALL are invited to meet great folks and forge new friendships, enjoy social gatherings, and build community. Activities include cultural events, hiking, restaurants, drinks, tours, free movies, art, live music and more. (Past events have included ziplining, distillery tours & tastings, jet skiing, mini golf, great dinners, burlesque shows, beach picnics, awesome hikes, etc.) If you have an event idea, please share! If you’d like to try hosting your own event, let us know and we’ll give it a try!

RSVP/NO-SHOW POLICY:
Please show common courtesy and respect for our hosts and members by updating your RSVP asap if you decide not to come to an event. Some of our hosts travel far even for one attendee, and some of our members look forward to seeing other members at events. If you’re coming to an event but you’ll be late, post a message so we’ll know to look for you, we’ll wait a little longer, hold a seat, etc. If you don’t show up, you’ll be considered a no-show, and after 3 no-shows you’ll be banned from the group.

This is a perfect group if you’re new to Oahu, or just want to meet other fun and active people! We don’t discriminate: ALL are welcome!!! While this is not a dating group, if you meet your significant other – great, we are happy for you! We’re looking forward to meeting you and having some good times!!

Upcoming events (4)

Microvolunteering - Cooking for the Homeless

Harris United Methodist Church

Aloha Ohana Peeps. We are in need of some cooks to prepare the food for the homeless (total 200 people to be fed) for two facilities. You don't need any experience to help out. For this event due to the Covid-19 concerns we will be preparing chicken sandwiches.

- Please bring a mask (mouth/nose) for germ protection.
- Gloves will be provided to you.
- Please keep 3’ apart.

This event is organized with other groups so be prepared to meet others and have lots of fun!

*** Note: if you plan on bringing a spouse or friend please have them sign up when you do. There is a waiting list of people who want to participate and it makes it difficult when individuals cancel at the last minute.

If you would like to donate please go to:

https://harrisumc.churchcenter.com/giving/

and select CMS Outreach - Sandwich Ministry

Mahalo and have a great week!

Felix[masked]

Microvolunteering: Volunteering for the Homeless

2522 Rose St

The Pantry provides free groceries for the working poor of Oahu.
Shift Time: 9:00 am to 12:30 pm

Volunteer Roles Available:
Running Orders - Clients show up to the warehouse with order numbers. Runners help to locate the client's orders on the warehouse shelves.

Shopping - volunteers will help fulfill client orders.

Pre-loading - Every order receives a set of daily specials, which are made up of vegetables, bread, eggs, etc... We strive to ensure that the client's nutritional needs are taken care of. Pre-loaders help to make sure that the runners already have at least one set of specials ready to share with incoming clients.

Loading - Loaders are responsible for handing over the completed orders. Hand-offs may be in person, or loading clients' cars.

Training will be provided.
Please wear comfortable clothing, shoes and facial mask.

For any questions please contact me:

Felix[masked]

How To Invest In The Stock Market

Ala Manoa Beach Park & Magic Island

A 3-session meet up will be conducted to learn how to invest in the stock market. The event will be scheduled over 3 consecutive weeks at the same location and time. The sessions are free and designed for participants to manage 100% of their own specific investments.

Who should attend?

Only those who truly want to invest in the stock market and can attend all 3 sessions. If you are simply curious, please watch YouTube videos instead.

PRIORITY ARE FOR THOSE IN THE WAITLIST IN THE FIRST CLASS SERIES

Goals and Objectives:

1. Learn and understand the fundamentals and mechanics of the stock market.

2. Understand the advantages and risks of investing in the stock market.

3. Create a paper portfolio of investment in yahoo finance app. to track performance.

4. Identify different platforms to use, ie. Robinhood, Fidelity, TDAmeritrade.

5. Determine risks tolerance of a volatile market and formulate an investment philosophy.

6. Understand and evaluate current investment options and performance in 401K/403B retirement accounts.

7. Access tools and resources to evaluate and make investment decisions.

8. Share current experiences in investing, both success and failures, with the group.

9. Construct your own financial investment plan based on your specific needs.

10. Discuss how disruptive technologies, decentralized finance, metaverse, cryptocurrency are redefining the new investment landscape. What strategies should be employed to take advantage of these new opportunities?

Rationale for this event:

Most people have not learned how to invest unless they attended seminars, hired financial planners, or learned from friends and family members. Many are afraid to invest when they hear about people losing money in the market. On the opposite side, many want to invest when they hear that friends and relatives are making a ton of money in the stock market. Others are near retirement and worry that they may not have enough savings to last, while some get second jobs or work longer than desired.

One of the most compelling reasons to invest is that the world is filled with new uncertainties. People may lose their jobs due to advances in technology or other economic challenges that can impact livelihood. The approach is to make investing as simple as possible and provide the most essential information. Investing can be very complex and overwhelming with volumes of information.

The general intentional outcome is for you to become comfortable with the market gyrations and invest for the long term. Again these sessions will teach you how to fish (learn how to invest) not give you the fish (stock tips to buy and sell). No money will change hands.

Why am I doing this?

As a successful investor, I want to give back and help those who can benefit from my experiences. My Qualifications: I have a Master’s Degree in Finance focused on investment portfolio management. I have over 25 years of successful investing experience. I am retired in Ko Olina Resort and continuing on my lifelong passion.

What to Bring?

Download yahoo finance app in smartphone and sign in or start an account

Notebook and pen

Motivated attitude and hunger for learning

HOMELESS FEEDING PROJECT

It will be greatly appreciated if you can voluntary donate $10 to attend these sessions to fund our twice a month Sandwich feeding of the homeless.

"Know My Name" by Chanel Miller

Starbucks

For my inaugural book "club" event, I've chosen "Know My Name", by Chanel Miller. This book impacted me the most over the last year. I graduated Stanford University. As the events of "Emily Doe" unfolded, I followed with curiosity, from a distance. That such a horrible event occurred on campus, where I spent so much time, and my share of partying, made me sad. This book made me reconsider my fond memories. Add to this, the university's shameful response; all because, "Emily" wasn't a student, is embarrassing. I actually listened to the audiobook, read by the author, last March.

Description (goodreads 4.71/5 ⭐️):
She was known to the world as Emily Doe when she stunned millions with a letter. Brock Turner had been sentenced to just six months in county jail after he was found sexually assaulting her on Stanford’s campus. Her victim impact statement was posted on BuzzFeed, where it instantly went viral–viewed by eleven million people within four days, it was translated globally and read on the floor of Congress; it inspired changes in California law and the recall of the judge in the case. Thousands wrote to say that she had given them the courage to share their own experiences of assault for the first time.

Now she reclaims her identity to tell her story of trauma, transcendence, and the power of words. It was the perfect case, in many ways–there were eyewitnesses, Turner ran away, physical evidence was immediately secured. But her struggles with isolation and shame during the aftermath and the trial reveal the oppression victims face in even the best-case scenarios. Her story illuminates a culture biased to protect perpetrators, indicts a criminal justice system designed to fail the most vulnerable, and, ultimately, shines with the courage required to move through suffering and live a full and beautiful life.

Reviews:
"I opened Know My Name with the intention to bear witness to the story of a survivor. Instead, I found myself falling into the hands of one of the great writers and thinkers of our time. Chanel Miller is a philosopher, a cultural critic, a deep observer, a writer's writer, a true artist. I could not put this phenomenal book down." --Glennon Doyle, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Love Warrior and Untamed

"Know My Name is a gut-punch, and in the end, somehow, also blessedly hopeful." --Washington Post

Chosen as a "Best Book of 2019" by The New York Times Book Review, The Washington Post, Time, Elle, Glamour, Parade, Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun and BookRiot.

This book isn't for everyone; it contains graphic sexual content.

I'm posting in advance, to give you time to find & read the book. Then we'll meet for afternoon coffee to discuss. Since this is a sensitive topic, I'll ask anyone who participates to treat this event as a "safe" space: all comments made during the event, are to be kept confidential.

This isn't your momma's book club: here differences of opinion are encouraged. I'll be posting thought-provoking books, to promote a diverse expression of opinions. I'll not shy away from controversial topics. We don't have to agree, but we can be respectful. I want to learn from you. If you enjoyed the read, I hope you'll join us.

Where to get the book:
•Amazon: kindle, hardback, softbound;
•Audible: one credit;
•Hawaii Public Library: book, 18 copies (wait); ebook, one copy (6 month wait); audiobook, 2 copies (6 month wait)☹️
•LibrariesHI (app) allows you to hold a book at the nearest library.

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Validated parking in the SALT At Our Kaka’ako parking structure (free parking for one hour, $1 per hour thereafter, or metered street parking available.

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20, 42, 60, 65, 67 88A; Ala Moana Blvd. & Coral St. (< block).

PLEASE NOTE:
Date/time/location, subject to change. If there's interest, I'll find a bigger place.

MORE INFO:
France 24 author interview (October, 2021): https://yhoo.it/3IJHlmI
Emily Doe's Victim's Impact Statement (60 Minutes, September, 2019): https://bit.ly/3pSmeGg

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