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Ha‘aheo 675


Newsletter - Vol. 15 No. 1 Jan - Mar 2023

Celebrating the Great Aloha Run

The 39th Annual Great Aloha Run held on February 20, 2023 marked its final year with Carole Kai, the run’s co-founder and president. She stated, “Since the first Great Aloha Run in 1985, we have been able to raise $16 million in support of more than 150 nonprofits.”

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Business Manager’s Message

I would like to begin by taking a moment to recognize Brother Lovell Kaopua, Sr., who passed away on January 26, 2023. He was Head Training Coordinator for our Apprenticeship Program, and later became our Vice President from January 1, 1998, Business Agent and Union Trustee, up until 2006.

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UA Maternity Benefit Plan

The United Association is excited to announce its new Maternity Benefit Plan, which provides short-term disability benefits to support United Association members in good standing following their childbirth.

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Training News

“Now that the Spring semester has started, Training has been actively trying to recruit new applicants to come into the Plumbing and Pipefitting Apprenticeship Program,” said Head Training Coordinator Dean Kobashigawa.

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Scholarship Opportunities

We are pleased to announce three scholarship opportunities. Member must be in good standing with Local 675. The 2023 scholarships are:

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Members on the Job

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In Memoriam

Heart felt sympathy and condolences to the families of deceased members.
Lawrence Calina - 9/16/2022
John Lopes, Jr. - 12/15/2022
Howard Nishida - 12/17/2022
John Johnson - 12/27/2022
Donald Williams - 12/31/2022
Naohiro Takahashi - 1/14/2023
Steven Angay - 1/19/2023
Myron Shimamoto - 1/24/2023
Lovell Kaopua, Sr. - 1/25/2023
Benedict Shimabuku - 2/18/2023