In an effort to continue ramping up its wildfire awareness and preparedness programs, HWMO spent two lunches in a row communicating the Ready, Set, Go! Wildfire Preparedness program to the Rotary Club. On September 17th, Elizabeth Pickett and Pablo Beimler joined 15 Rotary Club members for a presentation at Anna's Ranch in Waimea (Kamuela). The following day, they traveled down to the King Kamehameha Hotel in Kailua-Kona to meet with a group of 26 Rotary members. In all, the talks were well-received and were a special opportunity for HWMO to share its knowledge with an enthusiastic part of the Hawaii community. At the Kona meeting, Elizabeth Pickett was given the honor of signing a book that would be gifted at a future Rotary event. Rotary members were also thoughtful and generous enough to give a special aerial photo of native forests and crystal-clear blue shorelines to spice up the HWMO office.
HWMO looks forward to upcoming opportunities to work in collaboration with the Rotary Clubs of Waimea and Kona and to upcoming presentations with Rotary Clubs from other parts of the island.
Banner photo: Elizabeth Pickett is offered an aerial photo of native forests and crystal-clear blue shorelines as a gift of appreciation from the Rotary Club.