Saturday, September 6, 2014

1st Annual November fundraiser 2014

Kiahuana Plantation Ohana…Sharing with our Island Family
1st Annual November Fundraiser 2014

Aloha Kiahuna Homeowners!

This November at our Annual Homeowners Meeting we will be kicking off our first annual fundraiser, which will benefit the “Kāneiolouma” Historic Site (http://www.Kā, down Poʻipū Road from our Island homes.  I was approached by a couple of owners suggesting we, the Kiahuna Homeowners, have a fundraiser benefiting a local charity or non-profit organization.  While I do not have a fundraising background, most of you know I am not too shy about asking for money to help out our island family. So you may run and hide, but I shall find you and have my hand out for a donation!!! 

We choose the historic site closest to us as this years kick-off fundraiser. Over the last year you may have noticed the Ki’i statues, literally just up the road from Kiahuna, along with the land that has been cleared and the rock walls that have been erected. The site is called, Kahua O Kāneiolouma. It contains remnants of an ancient Hawaiian village at Poʻipū. The complex, presently under the jurisdiction of the County of Kauaʻi contains numerous habitation, cultivation, sporting or assembly, and religious structures dating to at least the mid1400’s. Members of the Native Hawaiian group Hui Mālama O Kāneiolouma have unofficially cared for Kāneiolouma for more than a decade. The group has a vision and mission to protect, restore, interpret, and share Kāneiolouma as a public cultural preserve. This is a volunteerdriven, knowledgerich, partnershipbased endeavor which honors the values, traditions, and achievements of Hawaiian ancestors in Kōloa. The intent is to preserve in perpetuity, for all people, the sacred site at Kāneiolouma and ensure that irreplaceable knowledge and heritage are passed on to the future. This project will develop a public cultural preserve integrated within the popular visitor destination of Poʻipū and will represent the only such visitor attraction of its kind on Kauaʻi. In the years to come, this will clearly be a visitor destination on Kauaʻi. You can find much more information on the group's web site at http://www.Kā Make sure to check out the introductory video link in the upper right hand corner of the home page that captures the spirit of the project.

Next years fundraiser will be submitted by any Kiahuna staff person.  After I have received their suggestions, my committee and I will chose one for 2015.  We believe that our “local family” would have some wonderful suggestions for charities...some we might not have even heard about yet!  Sorry, only Kiahuna staff can submit these entries. 

We will be having a silent auction courtesy of Judy Stupfel and her lovely handmade quilts plus we will have some beautiful photographs courtesy of Roger Mullenhour, Alan Hart and Jim Nahmens!  There will even be a basket of island goodies for the auction. 

You may also just send in a check or cash if you cannot attend the meetings or if you do not win the silent auction items.  The auction will begin at the start of all meetings and close one hour after the end of our last meetings.  Of course, you can beat the rush and send a check either to me (Marie) or Marianne Thesken at the Kiahuna Plantation.  Remember...the end of the year is near and this could be the charity tax write-off you are looking for now. 

All checks should be made to: Hui Malama O Kāneiolouma. 
For tax purposes:  501(c)(3) Non Profit #: 80-0254784

Mail Donations to:
Marie Tiraschi
c/o Marianne Thesken
Kiahuna Plantation
2253 Poipu Road
Koloa, Kauai, HI  96756

Mahalo for your support and I look forward to seeing you at our meetings.  I am the one with my hand out!

Marie Tiraschi

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Pool voting results

Aloha Kiahuna Plantation Homeowner,

The Association of Beachhouse Owners of Kiahuna Plantation (AOBOKP) Board is very pleased to announce that we have received the necessary homeowner consent to proceed with the Pool/Fitness Center/Base Yard Project.  
Thank you all for your participation in this important process and for helping us reach this historic milestone.

The ballot results are as follows:

1.      To modify the common elements of AOBOKP to permit the construction of and to incur the costs involved in the construction and operation of a swimming pool, new maintenance yard buildings and fitness center (the “New Improvements” in the existing Base Yard area.)  
(67% required for approval)

2. To permit the AOBOKP to obtain a loan to fund the construction of the New Improvements of approximately $3.7 million.
(50% required for approval)
Yes Votes
No Votes
No Ballot
(No Votes)
Yes Votes
No Votes
No Ballot (No Votes)

Next steps:

While reaching this milestone is a huge step and perhaps the most difficult toward completing this project, there is still much hard work to be done.  The Pool Committee and Board have meetings next week, August 8 & 9 in San Francisco to officially accept the ballots, approve a letter for fee owners’ consent and further the development process.  After these meetings, an updated schedule for completion of the development process, and construction benchmarks will be produced with the anticipated goal of having the pool and base yard open by Fall 2016.

Mahalo Nui Loa,

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Friday, July 25, 2014

New meeting dates!

Dear Kiahuna Homeowners,
The date of the 2015 Annual Meeting has been changed. The schedule is tentatively set as follows:
Friday, May 8,  2015
AOBO Board of Director’s Meeting

Sunday, May 9, 2015
11:30 AM             Golf

Sunday, May 10, 2015
5:00 PM               Homeowner Reception

Monday, May 11, 2015
8:00 AM               Association Annual Meeting followed by Organizational Meeting

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
9:00AM                Outrigger Rental Committee Meeting
2:00 PM               Outrigger Owner Session

For a complete 2014 – 2015 tentative schedule of Board Meetings, please visit the owner website at A generic sign in (KPR) and password (Aloha) are provided for your convenience.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Marianne Thesken
Business Manager
Kiahuna Plantation
2253 Poipu Rd | Koloa, HI  96756

Monday, July 21, 2014

Teleconference notes

Courtesy of Marianne Thesken, here are the notes from the teleconference call last week.