Aloha All…I recently came across this photo courtesy of Lion Alan Shintani who was one of the contractors for this project which was done back in 2018. There was very minimal publicity, and when I found this picture, it was certainly worth mentioning. I’ve pulled out a few excerpts from the article link below and wanted to highlight the following…the article lightly touches on “some of their labor”…but overall it was a tremendous amount of work, material, and logistics for everyone involved. As Lions, we volunteer our time without expectations, though for some of us, they go above and beyond which deserves recognition. Mahalo to those who partook in this project. – Lion Irwin
FYI: In order to get to Kalaupapa, you have to be invited/sponsored, know someone who lives there or work for the National Park Service.
Here are the excerpts from the article link below…
“For 53 years, a small building has stood at the edge of the ocean in Kalaupapa, holding many special occasions and happy memories for residents. The Ocean View Pavilion, built in 1965 by members of the Kalaupapa Lions Club, recently underwent long-awaited renovations and was reopened in a dedication ceremony on Dec. 19, 2018.
The work was completed by Alan Shintani, Inc. and R & C Roofing Contractors from Honolulu, which both have connections to various Lions Clubs in Hawaii, and donated some of their labor for the project, along with many other volunteers.”
…Read the complete article here: https://themolokaidispatch.com/kalaupapa-pavilion-gets-a-facelift/