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									                                                                                                                                     Fall 2006

                                                        Alliance of Hawai‘i
                                  The Art of H.E.A.R.T.
                           Healing through imagery and the body
                                                      By Dr. Shannon Simonelli
The Children’s Alliance of Hawaii is fortunate to be working closely with Dr. Shannon Simonelli as the facilitator of our Art Therapy component
of H.E.A.R.T. She has also made herself available to continue working with some of our H.E.A.R.T. participants by providing individual therapy
sessions through her private practice Soulworks. She is outstanding in the ways she supports these children at a most difficult time in their lives.

T    he H.E.A.R.T. Program at the Children’s Alliance is
     a visionary program. Through art process, guided
visualization, group process and therapeutic support youth
                                                                           Two examples that illustrate the richness of this process
                                                                           come to mind:

are able to make decisions about the materials they use,                   Two sisters
and have control over how they use them to express their                   Two sisters in the group were interested in paint (a “loose”
feelings and ideas. Over time the youth begin to develop                   and highly expressive media). They were discovering how
greater self-direction, ownership and mastery over their                   colors mixed to make new colors and enjoying both the visual
expression through the art. They begin taking risks, asking                experience and the physical experience of mixing the colors
for assistance as needed, and beautifully dropping into their              on the paper with their hands. As their exploration continued
own expression and experience. Self-consciousness drops                    one sister felt her piece was “ugly, ruined and should be
away and possession of self steps in. They become their own                thrown away”. She became sad and shameful, saying she
authority, the expert of their own experience and expression.
This is healing. This is empowering. This is whole-making,                                                           See “H.E.A.R.T.” on page 3
inviting a sense of wholeness to a fractured self experience.

      Acts of Kindness
      Keri Wagner is a six-year-old girl with a heart of gold. This past
      year she has made it her mission to make certain that children in
      need experience the joy of receiving gifts. This generous girl has
      given twice to our organization in the past ten months. Her first
      donation of gifts came from her Christmas party, and the second
      from her recent birthday party. She asked her guests to bring
      unwrapped presents to her parties instead of gifts for herself.
      With the help of her mother, Keri made it a point to personally
      deliver the gifts directly to The Children’s Alliance of Hawaii
      offices in downtown Honolulu.

      In addition to the Christmas Angel Project, the abundant gifts
      were used to provide birthday celebration presents for sexually
      abused children who would have gone without. On behalf of
      the many children whom she helped bring joy and smiles to,
      we thank Keri for her generosity and for her example of the
      giving spirit.
                            The mission of the Children’s Alliance of Hawai‘i is
          to provide care and support for sexually abused children, offering hope for the future.
    Chairman’s Message
                            Time is flying by, yet I am impressed by all we have achieved since the beginning of the
                            year. Our programs and projects are evolving in very innovative and effective ways and we
                            are reaching more sexually abused children than ever before! Our 2006 fundraising events
                            were tremendous successes! These successes arise from the leadership of committed event
                            chairs like Sheri Robison, Brendan Damon Ethington and Candy Hemmy, and from the full
                            participation of an exceptional Board of Directors, the dedicated CAH Staff and our many
                            wonderful Volunteers and Supporters.

    It is my privilege to welcome Brooks Blanco, Connie Flattery, Diane Thompson, Craig Warren and Jim Wriston to
    the Board of Directors. Each of them brings unique talents and a deep commitment to the organization and our
    mission. I am also excited to welcome Kim Bartenstein to the Children’s Alliance family as our new Director of
    Development. As we welcome new members, we unfortunately must say Mahalo and Aloha to those departing.
    My heartfelt thanks to Addie Lamberth, Carol Gottlieb and Kathleen Morimoto for their dedication and support
    and for their exceptional participation on the CAH Board. I also wish a very fond and warm Aloha to Cissy Shaner.
    She has faithfully served the Children’s Alliance in many capacities for over a decade. We all wish her the very best
    and will miss her cheerful personality.

    When I learn about the stories of the children we serve, the horrific experiences
    they have endured and then see the positive difference that the Children’s Alliance           …hope and healing
    has made in their childhood, I am more resolute than ever in the need for our
    organization and the programs we offer. Hope is in very short supply for these
                                                                                                 is what our unique
    victims of sexual abuse, and hope and healing is what our unique programs provide.

    To perpetuate these unique programs, CAH has developed and implemented a
    strategic plan. Part of this plan is to increase self-sufficiency and to improve capacity
                                                                                                programs provide.

    and performance by diversifying our funding sources. Early in 2006, substantial State of Hawaii grants were secured
    to supplement our two traditional funding sources (major fund-raising events and grants from private foundations
    and companies). The Board of Directors recently approved establishing an Endowment Fund. This adds a fourth
    source of funding to meet the needs of the sexually abused children who rely on our services and to ensure the
    longevity of our programs. It is my pleasure to announce the first gift for our Endowment Fund, a contribution from
    DragonBridge Capital LLC of stock rights valued at $50,000. DragonBridge Capital Co-Founder, Barry Weinman, is
    an extraordinary leader and advocate for corporate citizenship and philanthropy. I encourage you to join Barry and
    make a donation to the Endowment Fund, and to seriously consider including the Children’s Alliance of Hawaii in
    your long-term giving and estate planning. Please don’t hesitate to contact Alfred Herrera if you have any questions.

    I look forward to working with you and our directors, staff and volunteers to continue our important mission
    of providing care and support for sexually abused children. Your continued support matters! Only through
    our combined efforts can CAH continue its valuable programs designed to leave a lasting legacy of healing,
    encouragement and optimism.

    A. Joseph Fadrowsky, III

H.E.A.R.T. continued from page 1
hated to waste paper. I let her know there was plenty of                THE H.E.A.R.T PROGRAM
paper and her expression deserved to use this paper even if she
decided to throw it away, that she was more important than
a piece of paper. Her mood lifted and a genuine smile came            “Some people are touched deep within the heart.
through. Next I suggested that since she was ready to throw                 Their program is where new things start.
the work away, that it was already ruined and she couldn’t ruin
it further, why not just play with what she had started – there              When you come they welcome you in.
is no way to mess it up! Again she smiled with a new sense of
freedom. Soon the paint bottles were held upside down, high                        This is how it is and has been.
above the paper, paint of many colors dripping in big splats
onto the paper. Her hands went into the pools of color mixing,                      They love you and they care.
collecting, moving, smoothing and etching into the liquid
                                                                             They want to listen to things you share.
tablet – over and over again. Her older sister followed her lead
and the two of them played. They played with abundance,                         When you fall they’ll help you up.
with safe freedom of expression, with giggles and joy, with
permission to be kids. This image touched me deeply and will               They’ll make you feel cool with a wazz-up.
stay in my heart for years to come; this was a deeply satisfying
and healing experience.                                                          When you’re sad they will smile
Vision of things to come                                                         Because for you…they walk a mile.”
A young girl whom the statistics
say has a high potential of
                                                                          This poem was written by a 13-year-old H.E.A.R.T
dropping out of high school,
                                                                          participant in the teenage girl’s group. It was found at
finishes her freshman year. She
                                                                          the end of her READY Evaluation completed on October
comes to group regularly and
                                                                          21, 2006 at the final session of the creative movement
works on her Art Body – a life
                                                                          component. It is an example of how this program is
size traced image of her body on
                                                                          impacting these girls and making a difference in their
butcher paper. She works quietly
                                                                          lives. This group has completed the therapeutic horseback
week in and week out. She gives
                                                                          riding, art therapy, and expressive movement sessions.
great time and attention to the
                                                                          They will be participating in the last outdoor adventure
emotions she is depicting through
                                                                          activities with Marimed during November and
the art (Sad, Loving, Hate), which she later adds to her Art
                                                                          December, 2006.
Body. In our closing ceremony she shares that these feelings
are the best she can come up with to express the complexity
and confusion she feels in her emotional life. She doesn’t         I am honored and fortunate to work with the Children’s
mention the graduation cap she has carefully made and              Alliance and the H.E.A.R.T Program since its inception
placed on the top of her head. I ask her if she might say          almost one year ago. The vision and commitment to this
something about it. She says she is proud of how well she is       unique program shown by the Children’s Alliance Board
doing in school, that she likes school and plans to graduate       and staff is rare and to be commended.
and go to college. She has externally pictured a life goal; this
brings great power and force of creation to her vision of her      Klorer, P.G. (2005). Expressive Therapy with Severely Maltreated
future successes.                                                  Children: Neuroscience Contributions. Art Therapy: Journal of
                                                                   the American Art Therapy Association, 22 (4) pp. 213-220.
Working with children who have experienced life trauma
through the expressive arts and the body is both inspired          Shannon Simonelli Ph.D., ATR
and scientifically founded. Brain research shows that trauma       has been in the field of healing for over
is stored in the right hemisphere of the brain, the side of the    20 years, working with adults and teens
brain that is visually and spatially oriented. This helps us       facing multiple challenges. She is on
understand why the use of expressive therapies allows us to        the faculty of the University of Hawai‘i
“get at” things that talk therapy does not, and explains the       at Manoa, Chaminade University, and
difficulty that children and adults with traumatic histories       The Union Institute and University.
have in verbalizing their experiences in deeply meaningful         Shannon also has her own private
ways (Klorer, 2005). Expressive art therapy allows clients to      practice in Honolulu where she offers
express, process, and empty their psychic material through the     The SoulWorks Approach – her unique
art media. To “tell their story” through imagery in ways their     blend of psychospiritually oriented
words may never be able to.                                        healing, therapy and life coaching.
                                                                   www.DrSimonelli.com (808) 988-5555







                                                                                     SPECIAL MAHALO TO OUR 2006 MAHEALANI S
                                     M      ahealani 2006 was truly an enchanted
                                            evening. Friends of the Children’s
                                     Alliance of Hawaii gathered at tables under
                                                                                     ‘Ele’Ele Level:
                                                                                     Davis Property and Investment
                                                                                                                           Children’s Alliance of Hawaii FRIENDS:
                                                                                                                           Becker Communications
                                     the open sky, amid hanging lanterns and a       Dragon Bridge Capital                 Elizabeth Worrall Daily – Mary Worrall
                                                                                     High Mark Investments                 Associates
                                     gentle spring wind. Local flowers adorned the   Alice Kuaihelani Robinson             Anita and John Dollens
                                     tables and those in attendance were serenaded                                         GeoEngineers
                                     by the lovely music of Kualoa and Tropical      Keali‘i Level:                        Hawaii Dental Group, Inc.
                                     Breeze. Graceful hula dancers told their        Hawaiian Cement                       Hawaii Modular Space, Inc.
                                                                                                                           Hilo Hatties
                                     stories while guests enjoyed delicious          Healoha Level:                        Hoana Medical Inc.
                                     Hawaiian cuisine.                               Ameron                                Kaimana Farms
        Sheri Robison                                                                C.S. Wo                               Kikiaola Land Company
        Board Member and         Chief Justice Ronald T.Y. Moon honored us by        Central Pacific Bank                  Allen Kubota
        Mahealani Event Chair
                                 speaking of the goals and successes of CAH.         Island Air                            Oceanit
                                                                                     Marriot International, Inc.           Pacific Resources for Education and
        He thanked Dotty Hoskins for the hand-sewn blankets she sends to             The Gentry Companies                  Learning
        the Children’s Justice Center from her home in Arizona and Sheri             The Pacarro Group of Morgan Stanley   Watumull / Colliers
        Robison for keeping the Adopt-A-Bear shelf filled, for the children who      Todd Thompson MD
        must visit the center. He acknowledged our President, Alfred Herrera
        and staff, who are dedicated to improving the lives of these children.
4       See “Mahealani 2006” on page 7

                                SAVE THE DATE                 MAHEALANI 2007 - MAY 31, 2007

                                                                                                                                    16            1. Chef & Mrs. George Mavrothalassitis

                                                                                                                                                  2. Board Member Alice Robinson
                                                                                                                                                     and her guests

                                                                                                                                                  3. Board Member Brooks Blanco and her
                                                                                                                                                     husband John Blanco; Mahealani Chair
                                                                                                                                                     Sheri Robison and CAH President
                                                                                                                                                     Alfred Herrera

                                                                                                                                                  4. Board Member Jim Wriston and
                                                                                                                                                     his guests

                                                                                                                                                  5. Mahealani Head Table hosted by Mary
                                                                                                                                                     Worrall and decorated by Hilo Hatties

                                                           17                                                                                     6. Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Keller and Chief
                                                                                                                                                     Justice and Mrs. Ronald Moon

                                                                                                                                                  7. Guest speaker Fita Turano and Natalia

                                                                                                                                                  8. Board Members, Alice Robinson and
  12                                                                                                                                                 Virginia Weinman

                                                                                                                                                 9. Joe Fadrowsky, CAH Chairman; and wife
                                                                                                                                                    Judy Fadrowsky

                                                                                                                                                 10. Board Member Connie Flattery and
                                  18                                                                                                                 Jim Nabors

                                                                                                                                                 11. Board Member Scott Wo and his wife
                                                                                                                                                     Nancy Wo with Board Member, Mary
                                                                                                                                                     Worrall and her husband Joe Worrall.

                                                                                                                                                 12. Rich Ethington and Board Member,
                                                                                                                                                     Brendan Damon Ethington

                  13                                                                  19
                                                                                                                                                 13. Board Member Sheri Robison with
                                                                                                                                                     daughters Jasmine and Lauren, and
                                                                                                                                                     Sean Clisham

                                                            20                                                                                   14. Marriott Table hosted by Board Member
                                                                                                                                                     Connie Flattery

                                                                                                                                                 15. Board Members, Susan Tompkins and
                                                                                                                                                     Jojo Watumull with friend Lori Thomas

                                                                                                                                                 16. Representative & Mrs. Michael Magaoay
                                                                                                                                     21          17. Michael Haig and friends
                                                                                                                                                     “Hula for a Cause”

                                                                                                                                                 18. Mayor Mufi Hannemann and his
                                                                                                                                                     wife, Board Member, Gail Mukaihata

         14                                                                                                                                      19. Items up for bid at the Silent Auction

                                                                                                                                                 20. Sporty Mercedes Peddle Car
                       15                                                                                                                        21. Father Christmas

  ….and to Our Silent Auction Donors   Hawaii Business Magazine             Ko Olina Golf Club                  Michael Powell                       Douglas Po‘oloa Tolentino
  Anonymous – Friends                  Hawaii Pet Nanny                     Kyle Stuart Salon and Day Spa       Professional Image                   Tommy Bahama’s
  Tom Barlow                           Hawaii Skin Cancer & Photodamage     Louis Pohl Gallery                  Christopher Radko                    Transformations-Stacy Maccarino
  Janice Brown                         Center, Kevin J. Mott, MD            Doug and Dodie MacArthur            Gale Robison                         Gay Tsukamaki
  Build -A-Bear Workshop               Hawaiian Airlines                    Mandara Spa, LLC                    Mark and Sheri Robison               Turtle Bay Resort
  C.S. Wo                              Helen & Suzanne at the Royal         Mariposa                            Alice Robinson                       Two Bag Ladies
  Joey Calderone                       Candy Hemmy                          Market City Shopping Center         Roy Sakuma Productions               Ultimate Innovations Inc.
  U.S. Congressman Ed Case             Hilo Hatties                         David and Wendie McClain            Roy’s Ko Olina                       Waikiki Aquarium
  Continental Airlines                 Home Depot                           Mercedes-Benz                       Dan A. Shimabuku                     Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort
  Creature Comfort, LLC                Honolulu Club                        Roland Merritt                      Sonia Daniel House of Style          Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
  Databasics, Inc.                     Hy’s Steak House                     Brendan Damon Ethington             SPYOPTIC                             Waimea Plantation Cottage
  DFS Hawaii                           iKon Designs                         Missouri Memorial Association       Starbucks                            Rann & Gina Watumull
  E&O Trading Co Restaurant            Island Air                           Morton’s Restaurant                 Kelly Sueda                          Virginia Weinman
  Elite Limousine Service              Island Imports                       Neiman Marcus                       Hiroshi Tagami                       Windward Skills
  Escada                               Jamba Juice                          Origins                             Tanga Company                        Winward Floral & Seasonal Décor
  Paula Franzmeier                     Janice Tongg & Associates            Paulette Kahalepuna of Aunty Mary   The Black Pearl Source               C. Scott Wo
  Gone 2 da dogz                       Jenifer Pacheco-Body Work            Lou Na Limi Nili Hulu Noeau         The Kahala Hotel & Resort            Mary Worrall
  Governor Linda Lingle                JW Marriott Ihilani Resort and SPA   Pet’s Discount                      The Madden Company                   Janice Wright, Wright Collection
  Rob Hale                             Kele Kanahele                        Peterson Signs                      The Marsha Nadalin Salon & Spa
  Gail Mukaihata Hannemann             Kauai Marriott Resort & Beach Club   Plaza Club                          Diane Thompson, M.D.
  Mayor Mufi Hannemann                 Kikiaola Land Company, Ltd.          Polynesian Voyaging Society         Tiare Kahala
     President’s Message
     Street Smart
             I                  am happy to report that 2006 is
                                turning out to be a year with
                             many very notable successes for the
                                                                            plan beginning with obtaining her G.E.D and enrolling
                                                                            in community college, securing a part-time job and living
                                                                            independently. The programs we offer are unique; they
                             Children’s Alliance of Hawaii. We had          make a difference; and they must be perpetuated.
                             an outstanding Paniolo Bingo event
                             thanks to the unbounded efforts of co-         Our next major undertaking is a comprehensive Needs
                             chairs Brendan Damon Ethington and             Assessment focused on victims of child sex abuse. We want
                                                                            to better understand the full range of services and programs
                             Candy Hemmy. With the leadership of
                                                                            that can assist victims of child sex abuse to heal from their
                             Sheri Robison and the full participation
                                                                            trauma. We will also be learning more about how the system
                            of the Board, we had a record breaking          of child welfare and protective services assists these children
    Mahealani. Please read the highlights about both events in this         and identifying the gaps in the overall system of care. The
    issue. For the first time we received a Grant-in-Aid from the           results of the Needs Assessment will assist us in evaluating
    State of Hawaii Legislature to support a portion of our                 our current programs and in continuing to improve our
    operations and programs. We also received a first time grant            effectiveness. Additionally, we intend to share the results with
    from the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Division of the             community leaders, especially policy makers, to help make the
    Department of Health, a grant from the Teresa Hughes Trust              necessary systemic changes that will better support the needs
    and grant from the Friends of Hawaii Charities, all in support          of sexually abused children.
    of our H.E.A.R.T. program.
                                                                            Thank you again for supporting the Children’s Alliance of
    The transition of the Children’s Alliance to solely focus on            Hawaii and our important work.Together, we are positively
    assisting sexually abused children has been positively received         impacting and improving the lives of sexually abused children.
    by the community and our partner agencies. Jan Yu, together             Together, we really do make a difference.
    with her dedicated volunteers and highly qualified interns,
    are making great strides with our programs and services to              Mahalo,
    bring the young people we serve to new levels of wholeness.
    I recently learned of a teenage girl whose participation in our
    H.E.A.R.T. program and subsequent transition to the Ho’omaka
    program have helped her to build her self confidence, develop           Alfred Herrera
    new skills and set goals that are supporting a very successful          President

    YEE HAW! Family Paniolo
    Bingo Night Success Helps Fund Programs
    T   he 7th Annual Family Paniolo Bingo Night was a
        rip-roaring, knee-slapping success! Held at the Waialae
                                                                        Paniolo Bingo Sponsors: Gentry Pacific, Ltd., Kaimana
                                                                        Farms, Barry & Virginia Weinman, and Kaimana Ventures
    Country Club on March 3, 2006, 160 Children’s Alliance
    friends and family members enjoyed an ono-licious BBQ               Paniolo Bingo Multiple Table Donors: Mary Worrall &
    buffet, outstanding silent auction, fun prizes and lots of          Associates, and Mark & Sheri Robison
    Paniolo Bingo excitement. This year’s guest “caller” and
    emcee, Miss Hawaii USA 2005 Jennifer Fairbank, did                  Paniolo Bingo Silent Auction Donors:
    an awesome job! The evening raised over $20,000 to                  Ala Moana Center           Morton’s The Steakhouse   See’s Candies
    support our programs for sexually abused children.                  The Madden Corporation     Bubbies Ice Cream         Indich Collection
                                                                        American T-shirt Company   Robert Palma Design       Town Restaurant
    We extend a heartfelt Mahalo to the event co-chairs,                                           CS Wo and Sons            Interior Accents
                                                                        Mandara Spa                Phillips Travel           Turtle Bay Resort
    Candy Hemmy and Brendan Damon Ethington. Special
                                                                        Baik                       Escada                    Keno Knieriem
    thanks to those who attended and contributed to the                 Manoa Valley Theatre       Gail Robison              USS Missouri Memorial
    event, to the sponsors, to the silent auction donors, to            Bank of Hawaii             Hoagie Gamble             Addie and Larry
    the devoted Children’s Alliance and Bank of Hawaii                  Maui Divers of Hawaii      Sheri and Mark Robison     Lamberth Association,
    volunteers and to our supportive Board of Directors.                Tom Barlow                 Shelby Goo                 Inc.
                                                                        Brendan Damon Ethington    Remy Cointreau USA        Lisa Rose-Doll House
    Without the continued support of the following                      Adda Beamguard             Candy Hemmy                & Tea Room
    exceptional business and community leaders this                     Morgan Stanley             Roy’s Restaurant          Zippy’s
    event would not have been possible.                                 Bishop Museum              Ice Palace

6                                                                                      Mahalo for your generosity!
Children’s Justice Center (CJC) of Oahu
By: Christine Miwa-Mendoza

A    ddressing child sexual abuse effectively requires a
     collaborative effort by all partner agencies involved.
No single entity has the ability to tackle this pervasive
                                                                 news reporters do not identify child victims in their stories,
                                                                 they can inadvertently identify and expose a victim by, for
                                                                 instance, announcing the name of a perpetrator or showing a
problem alone. For years, the Children’s Justice Center          picture of the victim’s home or school. The IAC believes this
of O’ahu (CJC) has been blessed with the continuing              is unacceptable and strongly urges the media to differentiate
support of our non-profit partner the Children’s Alliance        between broadcasting cases of dangerous sexual predators,
of Hawaii (formerly the Friends of the Children’s Justice        such as pedophiles and serial rapists which the community
Center) in helping sexually abused children and their            needs to know about, and cases of incest in which the
families heal from such traumatic events. A vital piece          confidentiality of the victim is paramount.
to our collaborative effort is the CJC Interagency Advisory
Council (IAC). For nearly twenty years, the IAC has              In participation with the IAC, Catholic Charities’ Child
met monthly to ensure that the system designed to                Sex Abuse Treatment Program has taken the initiative in
help sexually abused children does not unintentionally           contacting local news stations and offering in-service
re-victimize them in the process.                                training on the dynamics of child sexual abuse. The goal
                                                                 is to make the media aware of and responsible for the
The Children’s Alliance of Hawaii (CAH) is one of the IAC’s      unintended negative impact their coverage may have on
many partner agencies. Other participating agencies include      child victims of abuse. Several stations have responded
the Department of Human Services’ Child Welfare Services,        and expressed interest in the training. In developing the
Honolulu Police Department, Department of Attorney               training, the IAC met with former news executive of KHON
General, Office of the Prosecuting Attorney, Victim Witness      and KITV, Wally Zimmerman, and former news reporter,
Kokua Program, Family Court, Sex Abuse Treatment Center,         Kathy Muneno Thompson, to discuss methods of informing
Catholic Charities’ Child Sex Abuse Treatment Program,           the media about how to broadcast a thorough, interesting
Child and Family Services’ Ohana Sex Abuse Treatment             story while remaining sensitive to the overall well-being of
Program, Kapiolani Medical Center, Department of                 those painfully affected by abuse.
Education, Department of Health and the U.S. military.
                                                                 The Children’s Justice Center would like to take this
Recently, the IAC initiated a Public Education/Awareness         opportunity to commend Catholic Charities, The Children’s
of Child Sexual Abuse and Media Response project. The            Alliance of Hawaii and our other partner agencies for their
project arose out of the IAC’s concern about local news          excellent work and dedication to helping sexually abused
medias’ coverage of various child sexual assault stories         children. We must remember that “….the most effective
aired over television. The IAC recognizes the need for           response builds upon the expertise of multiple agencies”
news stations to inform the public of the in-depth trauma        (The APSAC Advisor Summer 2003) and that together we
caused by perpetrators of child sexual abuse. Although           are making a difference in these children’s lives.

“Mahealani 2006” continued from page 4
Our deepest respect goes to one of our “own”, who had the            We want to express our gratitude to all of our Corporate Sponsors,
courage to share her journey with us that evening. She told of       the generous auction donors, winning bidders, and all those in
her experiences with the CAH and we were very deeply moved.          attendance. This delightful and successful evening brought in
                                                                     the best net proceeds ever, to benefit the programs and projects of
We were also honored by the attendance of State Representative       Children’s Alliance of Hawaii.
Michael Magaoay and his wife Felimar, Mayor Hannemann
and wife (and CAH director) Gail Mukaihata Hannemann,                Mahalo nui loa to the event chair, Sheri Robison, assisted by
and City Councilman (and past CAH director) Nestor Garcia            Mary Worrall, Alice Robinson, Virginia Weinman and our
and wife Karen.                                                      Board of Directors. We offer a special thanks to Brendan Damon
                                                                     Ethington, for her generous donation of all the centerpieces and
We wish to thank our gracious emcees, Pamela Young and               special wines. A glowing tribute to the employees at Hilo Hatties,
husband, Gary Sprinkle from KITV-4 for the generous donation         Charlene Lee, Debbie Shigeoka and John DesJardins for the
of their time, and a sincere mahalo, to auctioneer Marty McClain,    Head Table presentation and sponsor favors. Last, and certainly
who kept the bidding exciting during our live auction. We tip our    not least, our deepest appreciation to the devoted staff of CAH
hat to J.P. Damon and Michael Haig for their $1,000 challenge for    and their wonderful crew of volunteers from DHS Oahu Special
each hula dancer from the audience, and those that participated      Service Unit, Department of the Prosecuting Attorney, Child &
(Pat Gamble, Jojo Watumull, Alice Robinson and Kristin Lee).         Family Services and the Children’s Justice Center.

                      Alliance of Hawai‘
                                                                                                                                         U.S. Postage
                      1100 Alakea Street, Suite 400
                      Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
                                                                                                                                          Honolulu, HI
                                                                                                                                        Permit No. 1982

Board of Directors              SUSAN PANG GOCHROS
                                ROBERT HALE
Chairman                          HANNEMANN
Vice Chair                      KAINOA LEE
                                BRENDAN DAMON
CRAIG WARREN                      ETHINGTON
Treasurer                       GWEN PACARRO
TOM BARLOW                      ALICE ROBINSON
Secretary                       SHERI ROBISON
                                DIANE THOMPSON, MD
Past Chairman                   MICHAEL A. TONGG, ESQ.
Directors:                      JOJO WATUMULL

CAH Staff                       The Children’s
ALFRED J. HERRERA               Alliance of Hawaii
President                       1100 Alakea Street, Suite 400
                                Honolulu, HI 96813
KIM BARTENSTEIN                 Phone: 599-2955
Director of Development
                                Email: CAH@CAHawaii.org
Director of Programs            Website: www.cahawaii.org
                                Graphic Design:
                                Olomana Marketing

                                                     Christmas Angel Collection
                                                                              “night of the full moon”
                                                     This year, The Children’s Alliance of Hawaii

                                                     Cupid’s Caring Heart
                                                                              Save the date
                                                     is introducing its first collectable Christmas Angel ornament

                                                                               Monday, June 19, 2006
                                                                                6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
                                                                                   Pacific Club
                                                                          Chair of Event: Sheri Robison
                                                 This beautiful 9” hand-blown Christopher Radko ornament has
                                                 been is the primary of retirement for our exclusive use this year.
                                              Mahealanibrought out annual fundraising event benefiting The Children’s Alliance of Hawaii
                                             which serves sexually abused children and the Children’s Justice Center. Enjoy a beautiful evening of
                                                  The outstanding Hawaiian food and fabulous silent and live auctions, all while being serenaded
                                            fellowship, adorable Cupid embodies the innocence of our children, and
                                                  carries a big red heart, symbolic of the love and healing offered
                                                     by great Hawaiian entertainment in a beautiful downtown Honolulu garden setting.
                                                     in our H.E.A.R.T program.
                                                 The per person; for friends, family, clients and co-workers.
                                        Tickets: $150perfect gifttables of 10 available for $7,500 (‘Ele’Ele Sponsor) $5,000 (Keali’i Sponsor)
                                                     $3,500 (Ku’uipo Sponsor) $2,000 (Healoha Sponsor) $1,500 (CAH Friend)
                                                     This stunning ornament will definitely stand-out on your tree too!
                                                                For more event information please call Cissy Shaner at 599-2955 x211.
                                                     Available for the special price of $67.70 (inclu. GET).
                                                     To order or for more information, call Kim Bartenstein at 599-2955 x216

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