Understanding some of the significant changes that are taking place upcountry will be the main subject of our Kula Community Association’s meeting at 7pm this Wednesday, November 16 at the Kula Community Center. Beginning at 6:30pm. "In the spirit of Thanksgiving we will be sharing the usual great refreshments." Desserts are welcome.
Maui has an emerging new industry: the legal production and sale of cannabis for medical use. Teri Freitas Gorman, Director of Community Relations & Patient Affairs for Maui Grown Therapies (one of Maui’s two state-licensed medical cannabis dispensaries), will discuss the opening of Maui’s new cannabis businesses. Ms. Gorman will explain the Stateʻs new medical marijuana dispensary laws and how this new therapy can be used. . Gorman is a fifth generation Maui girl who has more than two decades of executive experience in community relations and marketing.
After the Kula Community Association elects its 2017 officers and directors, the annual Malama Kula award will be awarded to a person who has contributed so much to the betterment of our community. For his lifetime contributions the award was presented last year to Mayor Elmer Cravalho who recently passed away.
We will also hear from Haleakala National Park chief of interpretation Polly Angelakis regarding upcoming changes at the national park including the status of new commercial operations. Angelakis grew up near Boston and hiked Haleakala when she was an exchange student at UH Manoa in 1985. The experience inspired her to become a park ranger. Her background is in environmental education, volunteerism, and interpretation. She has worked in 11 national parks and at the National Capital Region.
Since there is a State mandate to become 100% renewable by 2045, Maui Electric President Sharon Suzuki will share MECO’s plans for making the transition from relying on fossil fuels to expanding the use of renewable energy resources. Maui Electric is now able to chart its future course since the PUC decided not to allow Nextera to take over the company.
All members of the Upcountry community are welcome at the meeting. Beginning at 6:30 pm, and "In the spirit of Thanksgiving we will be sharing the usual great refreshments." Desserts are welcome. Phone 283-4376 for information.