Hawai‘i’s keiki are the future leaders of our families, communities and the world. Today, schools aretasked with preparing each generation for the responsibilities and issues they will face throughout life. Asinstitutions, schools face their own challenges in finding the resources necessary to reach their full potentialas launching pads for productive citizens of the 21
century.The Hawai‘i Jaycees, a young person’s leadership training organization, believes in its motto,“Leadership development through community involvement.” Since 1932, chapters of the Jaycees in Hawai‘ihave engaged in significant projects in our islands including the Aloha Festivals, 50
State Fair, Blood Bank of Hawai‘i, Hawai‘i County Fair and the Cherry Blossom Festival.In 2008, the Hawai‘i Jaycees launched the first statewide Adopt-A-School Day project to rallycommunity support for local schools with a three-step call to “Pick a school, ask how you can help and lenda hand.” Now in its third year, the Adopt-A-School Day project aims to encourage 100 organizations to run100 service projects benefitting 100 Hawai‘i schools in the four major counties.Understanding the importance of Adopt-A-School-Day, local businesses, community organizations,church groups, sports teams and individuals have stepped forward to do what they can to help improve our schools. The time, energy and resources of two-year sponsor HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union along withsponsors PB Americas Inc., StorQuest Hawai‘i, ING Direct and ING Insurance and Annuities, is a reflectionof their aloha spirit. In addition to benefiting our present day institutions, Adopt-A-School Day will positively impact Hawai‘i’s future.
THEREFORE, I, LINDA LINGLE
, Governor of the State of Hawai‘i, and
I, JAMES R. “DUKE”AIONA, JR.
, Lieutenant Governor, do hereby proclaim
October 10, 2010
HAWAI‘I ADOPT-A-SCHOOL DAY
and encourage our residents to support our keiki and our future by engaging and supporting local schoolsand their programs.
at the State Capitol, in the Executive Chambers, Honolulu, State of Hawai‘i, this nineteenth day of August 2010. ________________________________ __________________________________ Linda Lingle James R. “Duke” Aiona, Jr.Governor, State of Hawai‘i Lieutenant Governor, State of Hawai‘i