Council Chair Ernest Martin in the Community

10 02 2014

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Council Chair Ernest Martin Judging at the Block Kids Competition

Council Chair Ernest Martin recently participated as a judge in the National Association of Women in Construction’s Block Kids Building Block Competition at Manana Elementary School. The Block Kids program was developed for elementary school children as an introduction to the construction industry. The children are tasked with building a project within a set time period using interlocking blocks, a piece of string, a rock and a sheet of foil.

The event is sponsored by the National Association of Women in Construction, an organization which promotes the opportunities available to women in construction and to help them achieve success. The Honolulu Chapter is comprised of women from all aspects of construction who work together in building brighter futures.

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Did you know that we have Sakura or Cherry Blossom trees on Oahu? The Wahiawa Nikkei Civic Association (WNCA) was established in 1953 to promote cultural heritage and goodwill with international relations between Japan and the United States and with the hope of transforming Wahiawa as the Sakura City of Oahu. The first sakura tree in Wahiawa came from Naha, Okinawa, Japan in the 1950s and continues to flourish due to the cool climate and the dedication of volunteers that care for the trees.  Chair Ernest Martin participated in the annual WNCA Sakura Safari in Wahiawa this year.



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