Thursday, March 12, 2015

Termite Tenting

Termite Tenting
Out of Order
Ready for Occupancy
10/04/15 – 10/06/15
10/22/15 – 10/23/15
The expense is covered by the Association’s regular building and maintenance budget and will not require any special assessments or other Association charges.

All rental agents and affected owners have been notified of this upcoming project. 

Marianne Thesken
Business Manager

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2253 Poipu Road
Koloa, Hawaii 96756
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Sunday, March 8, 2015

Charity Walk

Aloha Kiahuna Homeowners!

It is time to prepare for the Annual Kauai Charity Walk scheduled in May, and, once again, Judy Stupfel and I will be raising funds on behalf of the Kiahuna Plantation!

Judy has been working hard on a couple of beautiful handmade Hawaiian quilts and has thrown down the gauntlet for our friendly competition to see who can raise the most money for this event which benefits many, many charities on the island of Kauai.  Some of the charities are Kauai Hospice, Youth Programs, PAL programs, Food Bank, Humane Society and many other local charities.   
Please support either one of us or both!  We would love to beat our last year’s fundraising of over $7000!  This amount includes the fundraising efforts by our staff, silent auction items donated by homeowners, Judy and I.

If you plan on attending the May homeowner meetings in Kauai, you will find Judy with her quilts nicely displayed or me with my hand out asking for money.  Yes, this year I will be able to do the walk...WOO HOO!  I just love getting up at 5:30am to walk!!!

You can either donate using cash or by making a check made out to “Kauai Charity Walk.”  Unfortunately, we cannot accept credit cards at this time.  (Although if you would like me to use your credit card for other fun things, just let me know!)

You may run, you may hide, but I will find you!  Save yourself the trouble and just have a check/cash ready for our fundraising efforts. is for a great cause and a taxable donation as permitted by law.

Marie Tiraschi

PS: If you are not attending the meetings, please send your donation to Marie Tiraschi - Unit 85, c/o Marianne Thesken, at Kiahuna Plantation and she will see that I get it.  If you need a tax receipt just drop me a note.  Thank you!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Notice of Public Hearing

Dear Kiahuna Homeowners,

Attached you will find the Notice of Publication and Notice of Public Hearing for amendments to the zoning ordinance to allow construction of a road that will provide direct access from Poipu Road to the Village at Poipu subdivision.

The public hearing will be held at the Kauai County Council Meeting on Wednesday, March 11, 2015. If you would like to give written testimony, please email If you would like to email an individual council member, please visit

If you wish to read more about the proposed south Kauai Community Plan visit The second public hearing for this will be held on March 18th.

E Malama Pono,

Chris Gampon
General Manager

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

In Memoriam: Nancy Newell

Nancy Gwerder Newell
Dec 26, 1933 - Feb 22, 2015
Born in Sacramento on the day after Christmas, 1933, Nancy was the first born of Melva (Offenbach) and Bill Gwerder of Walnut Grove, CA. She attended Beaver Union Elementary, Dominican High School in San Raphael, and graduated from Courtland High, where she earned the Bank of America Achievement Award for Science and Mathematics. Arriving at UC Berkeley in a new 1951 Ford convertible, she had no problem getting dates. A member of Kappa Kappa Gamma, and an excellent student, she earned a teaching certificate in four years rather than the usual five. In 1955, eschewing farm life, she married a city-slicker from Oakland named Pete Newell (not the basketball coach, the other one). After college, Nancy taught second grade to adoring children who called her "Mrs. Noodle."

In 1957 she unexpectedly came down with twins, Bill and Tom, followed shortly thereafter by John and Debbie. In 1964, she and Pete left everything and everyone they knew to move to Rhode Island, probably the gutsiest thing Nancy ever did. This began a lifetime of moves. She counted 18 addresses as home during her 60-year marriage. Nancy made friends quickly and easily wherever they lived. Her warmth and friendliness attracted people, who, when they got to know her, recognized her uniquely sincere interest in them. She was always thinking about what others needed and would benefit from, rather than about herself. 

In addition to doing volunteer work wherever she lived, Nancy served as President of the Homeowners Association of the Kiahuna Plantation on the island of Kauai for an unprecedented three terms, one of which involved the rebuilding of the project after the destruction wrought by Hurricane Iniki in 1992.

She was a talented decorator and designer, overseeing the complete remodeling of 2 houses, and the construction of 3 more. In earlier days, she enjoyed water skiing, tennis, golf and downhill skiing, while gardening, reading and needlepoint were rewarding avocations.

Nancy visited most of the states, and traveled to more than 30 countries on trips whose details she lovingly planned herself. But, her greatest joy in life, in addition to lively conversations with her friends, was her family. Nancy engineered two family reunions in a single summer. She knew, and kept track of, countless cousins, nieces, nephews, grandchildren, etc. and was one of the few people who knew relationships so well she could tell you who was a second cousin and who was a first cousin once removed!

She is remembered most for her warm smile, her infectious laugh, her positive attitude, her ability to always see the good in people and most of all her abundance of love. She was a mother-in-law who was both adored and revered by her son- and daughters-in-law!

For the past 10 years Nancy fought hand-to-hand combat with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP), a debilitating neurological disease. While nobody beats PSP, her fighting spirit kept it at bay longer than most.

Nancy loved to fly, both as a passenger and as a pilot, although she decided against soloing when she realized "there was no shoulder to pull off to." Now, she has taken off on her last flight, leaving this earth on February 22, 2015, to join with her beloved family and friends, including her cherished grandson Will, who she lost this past year.

She leaves her sisters, Diane Siegel (Jackson, WY) and Merrilee Dowty (Dundee, OR); her husband Pete; her children Bill (Piedmont, CA), Tom (Los Angeles, CA), John (San Anselmo, CA) and Debbie (Rogers) (Granite Bay, CA); eight grandchildren: Robbie, Danny, Andrew, Kyle, Peter, Hunter, Grace and Jack; daughters-in-law Carla, Terry and Cheryl; and son-in-law Guy.

A funeral mass will be offered by Father Charles Gagan, SJ on March 3, 2015 at Oakland's Cathedral of Christ the Light, 2121 Harrison Street, Oakland at 9:30 am, followed by a private burial. A Celebration of Life is planned for after Easter. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: CurePSP (The Nancy Newell Fund), 30 E. Padonia Rd., Suite 201, Timonium, MD 21093. - See more at: