Oahu & Maui Chapters Newsletter
NOVEMBER/DECEMBER FACE CALENDAR HIGHLIGHTS
For details on these events, please contact your organizer.
November 3Harris UMC 50
Anniversary Bazaar, 9am-1pmNovember 8FACE Interfaith Service at St. Andrews, 6pmNovember 9-11Annual Statewide Episcopal Mtng at St. AndrewsNovember 18Jobs Committee Meeting 5pm Kilohana UMCDecember 5Statewide Jobs conference call, 9am
November 8Steering Committee MeetingNovember 15Jobs Committee Meeting. 6pmDecember 2New Priest starts at St. JohnsDecember 5Statewide Jobs conference call, 9am
FACE JOBS COMMITTEEFIGHTS FOR HOMEHEALTH AIDES
Hundreds of FACE memberswork as Home Care Aides andCertified Nursing Assistantsand are organizing to makeHome Care jobs better jobs inHawaii. After meetings with Prometric,the new company running allCNA testing, Rep. Karl Rhoadsand Sen. Roz Baker, we havewon a “reinterpretation” of state law that will allow ourmembers to apply to renewtheir certification.
WAHIAWA HEALTH CENTER
The Wahiawa Center for CommunityHealth is moving closer to becoming afederally qualified Health Center.Governor Neal Abercrombie helped outby designating Wahiawa a “MedicallyUnder-served Population”.The Board, chaired by FACE memberMary Talon, is diligently working toopen the doors of the health center inthe near future to provide access tocare for the under-served of Wahiawa.
LISTENING TO TEACHERSPROJECT
Let’s face it teachers don’t do the jobfor the money – it’s a spiritual calling.So we are taking FACE’s method of listening directly to our teachers,asking
what the best wayforward is for education. And listeningis just the beginning!We’ll be lifting up the
value of teachers
at our interfaith service(November 8) and we’ll challengeourselves to “
thank a teacher”
between Thanksgiving and Christ-mas!If you would like to join the ourListening To Teachers Project, callMary Weir at 352-7394.
Meeting with Rep. Karl Rhoads. L to R:
StephenMaybir, Palolo Tenant Association President; Rev. AlanMark, Senior Pastor Kilohana UMC & FACE StatePresident; Tupou Kelemeni, Vice President NationalUnited Methodist Women & First UMC; PasepaNgauamo, Tongan Language Coordinator UMCWomen; Theresa Tupou; and Tiala Toetuu, FACESteering Committee.
FACE Maui President Rev. Msgr. TerrenceA.M. Watanabe celebrated his 35
anni-versary being a priest last month. CongratsMonsignor!
FACE TEAM PREPARES 200 DREAMers
The FACE Oahu & Maui Immigrant Rights Task Forces have done anamazing job of providing Deferred Action Information sessions forDREAM youth who qualify for the protection. Those young people whoseapplications are accepted will be protected from deportation and issueda workers permit for two years. A total of over 200 Hawaii immigrantfamilies have received information on DACA and on Maui alone over 100DREAMers have applied for the protections from deportation throughFACE’s efforts. Approximately 24 Maui DREAMers have alreadycompleted the 2
step in the DACA process – Biometrics fingerprintingin Honolulu. They are now waiting patiently for the final phase of theapplication process – to receive their workers permit!The Maui Immigrant Rights Task Force will be working with USCIS tosecure a Biometrics fingerprinting services on the neighbor islands.