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SI Waikiki Foundation Inc.

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Newsletter November 2012
Newsletter November 2012

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S o r o p t i m i s t I n t e r n a t i o n a l o f W a i k i k i, I n c.
The Waikiki Wirelessis published monthlyby the SoroptimistInternational ofWaikiki Foundation,Inc.P.O. Box 1615Honolulu, HI 96806
November 2012
Soroptimist International of Waikiki Foundation,
“Comforting Hands Senior Care” 
Headlines November Program Meeting
 Anita Haba-Nakamaejo
and her husband, ownersof Comforting Hand Senior Care, will be our featured speakers at theNovember program meeting. They will be discussing senior care andfall prevention.They will focus on falls including these situations: One in three older adults, living at home, falls each year. Falling is a cause in 70% of accidental deaths among people75 years of age and older. Falling causes $70 billion in medical costs each year. The human costs are even greater, as individuals, caregiversand families are all impacted by falls. Falling is a catalyst for 40% of all nursing home admissions. Fear of falling leads to lost con
dence and increased inactivity. Comforting Hands Senior Care strives toensure a better quality of life for the elderly.The mission of Comforting Hands SeniorCare is to give seniors purpose and dignityby remaining independent in their homes aslong as possible.
November 27Program MeetingComforting Hands Senior Care
Waikiki Wireless Soroptimist International of Waikiki Foundation, Inc. • November 2012
President’s Message
One of the programs of Soroptimist International that our local SI Waikiki clubsupports is the
 December 10 President’s appeal 
. At the SIA convention, PresidentAlice Wells reminded the attendees that this project will continue for another year.The
 December 10th Appeal 
always takes place on Human Rights Day and requests thatSoroptimists worldwide give up something of importance on this day and donate whatwould have been spent to the
 December 10th Appeal 
project.“Birthing in the Paci
c” is a project located in Papua, New Guinea where the maternal/infant mortalityrate is the highest in Asia. The original intent was to up skill midwives, but it was realized that since 70% of allbirths in Papua New Guinea occur at home, there was a great need for village women to be trained as birth at-tendants. Soroptimist International of Ramu is working with villages to provide this training. The village chiefsselected women to be trained; they worked with the local health department for approvals. Fifteen women haveso far been trained, and the NGO World Vision has asked that Soroptimist send more women.Our Waikiki club annually budgets to help fund this project. What do donations support?
A donation of $1 USD can provide an obstetric wheel. This is a calendar that uses events such asChristmas and Easter to help birth attendants and pregnant women work out a due date so that theyknow when to go to a facility and deliver.
A donation of $100 USD can provide 
A clinical birth attendant with a ‘Karum work bilum’ which is a pouch of essential work tools forsafe deliveries….or 
Provide buckets and goggles to a “class” of village birth attendant graduates to ensure cleandeliveries for those unable to make it to a birthing center
A donation of $300 USD can 
Send a registered midwife to a Midwives’ Society professional development course….or 
Cover costs for village (traditional) birth attendants to attend a local training course coveringbasic reproductive health care and hygiene….or 
Support community health workers to attend a
ve month Department of Health maternalcompetency course.
 Jean EhrhornSIWFI President 
Happy November Birthday! 
4 June Nishimura4 Marie Uehara10 Laura Chun10Shelly Harris21Vivian Tsuji22 Nettie Stillwell23Kimo Sutton28  Harriet Aoki
2004 Marie Uehara
November Anniversary
Waikiki Wireless Soroptimist International of Waikiki Foundation, Inc. • November 2012
SIWFIChristmas Luncheon
December 11Pacific Club12:00 p.m.
Bring gifts for our adopted familyprogram, coordinated bythe Salvation Army and Judy Kurokawa(leave gifts unwrapped)
Switch was flicked! 
Thanks to SIWFI, the Waikiki CommunityCenter’s early education program has a new, industrialstrength dishwasher! President Jean Ehrhorn of 
cially“Flicked the Switch” on the machine on October 16.Following the ceremony, guests had the oppor-tunity to meet some of the Center’s staff and partici-pated in a short tour of the facility.
Dating & Friendships?How You Act
Preparing girls for healthier friendships and dating relations 
Saturday, February 9, 2017:30 - 9:00 a.m.Sacred Hearts AcademStudent Center 
(breakfast will be provided)
Volunteers should contact:Vivian Tsuji at 285-3175 oremail viv96744@gmail.com
Sponsored by SIWFI in collaboration withSacred Hearts Academy &the Domestic Violence Action Center
Pam Seelig (WCC Early Education Director),Lorene Hopkins and Jean Ehrhorn “flick the switch” 

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