Rear Adm. Manson K. Brown has been selected as the new chairman of the Honolulu-Pacific Federal Executive Board, replacing U.S. Marine Corps Col. Kirk Bruno.
Brown is commandant of the Coast Guard 14th District. The Federal Executive Board was established in 1961 by President John Kennedy to improve inter-agency coordination and communication among federal departments outside of Washington, D.C.
It is made up of more than 120 senior officials on Oahu, Maui, Kauai and the Big Island. Federal workers in Hawaii include more than 40,375 Department of Defense employees, more than 30,000 non-DoD employees and more than 302,780 military members. Daryl Ishizaki of the U.S. Postal Service will serve as vice chairman
Seth Joseph DeNardi of Mililani, and Matthew Takao Ota were recently promoted to the rank of Eagle Scout by the Aloha Council of the Boy Scouts of America. DeNardi, a member of Troop 664, was chartered by the Mililani Mauka district; and Ota, of Unit 201, by the Kamehameha district.
The Lanakila Multi-Purpose Senior Center received a $50,000 donation from The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation Inc., which brings it more than two-thirds of the way to its $150,000 fundraising goal by June 30. Managed by Catholic Charities Hawaii, the center serves about 2,000 seniors ages 60 years and older.
More than 1,000 Bank of Hawaii employees and their family members participated in the blood bank’s 4th annual Charity Walk at Kapiolani Park. A total of $111,000 was raised for the Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii, Parents And Children Together, and Special Olympics Hawaii