West Maui Community Wellness Fair
On August 27th, the Rotary Clubs of West Maui, in partnership with the Lahaina United Methodist Church, held a Wellness Fair, which was funded in part by The Rotary Foundation grant funds. Kihei-Wailei President Al Weiland reported that there were 30 organizations, from keiki to kupuna participating, along with 2 Food Trucks; Feed My Sheep signing up people for food assistance and handing out free food. 
We had a Qi Gong class; followed by CPR training for 50 people; followed by a chair Yoga class. We handed out passports for adults to get stamped and turn back in for a door prize; about 100 were filled out and turned back in. Joanne Laird ran a prize wheel for keiki and handed out around 100 prizes.  In addition, we had entertainment - first a 50-member Lahainaluna Band, and then Uncle George Kahumoku played guitar and sang for about  2 hours. The initial feedback from the vendors was all positive, and they were happy they came - "let us know your next event". (Click the "Read more" for more pictures and the Press Release)
Press Release:  
30 Vendors with 65 representatives, 27 West Maui Rotary volunteers and over 125 participants attended a very successful first-time West Maui Health and Wellness Fair on Saturday August 27, 2022. Held on the beautiful grounds of the Lahaina United Methodist Church participants had the opportunity to visit 28 health and wellness informational booths during the four-hour event. During the event, all were entertained by the Lahainaluna High School Band and Grammy Award Winner Uncle George Kahumoku and his associate musician Job Cabato. Dee’s Poi Mochi and Joy’s Onolicious Grindz food trucks offered wonderful food treats and business was brisk. Water on this warm day was provided by 5A Rent and Space and Tropic Water. The Rotary clubs provided all participants with a reusable water bottle. A special feature was the Passport whereby participants visited the booths and secured stamps from 10 of the vendors. When turning in their passports, children were able to spin the wheel to win kid-friendly prizes. Adult passports were entered into a drawing for gift cards from Foodland and other prizes. To quote event organizer, Dr. Alan Weiland, “Our organization team from the four coastal Rotary clubs worked hard and we were delighted with the turn-out. We are looking forward to hosting additional Wellness Fairs across the island to be able to share with our community these wonderful resources for health and wellness.” 
For more information about this event and the nine Rotary Rotary Clubs on Maui, contact Maui Island Resource Chair Joanne Laird at mamalrd01@gmail.com