This Issue

Winter 2011 - Cover Story

Honolulu, O‘ahu

Alumni partnered with Totally Against Graffitti (TAG) to sweep the area around King Street, clean up grafitti, power wash sidewalks, clean stream banks, and plant trees.
Coordinators Trina Orimoto ’01 and Janna Young ’01

On the alumni bond:

The uniqueness of the ‘Iolani alumni bond stems from our joint understanding that graduating from such a special community is an honor. Our bond is deepened by knowledge that this privilege comes with the responsibility to look outward and to care for our local, national, and international communities as best as we can.

‘Iolani alumni, students, parents, faculty and staff joined other TAG volunteers to beautify the McCully and Moili‘ili neighborhoods on October 2.

On community service:

Mother Teresa once said, “If we do not have peace it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” We belong to each other and we are interconnected. Thus, community service is not just important, it is necessary (especially since the protection and support of the community has direct effects on each one of us as individuals).

On making a difference:

Each age group of volunteers was inspiring in a different way. Young students gave up their Saturday morning. College students and young adults gave selflessly of their time, when they probably had a million other things that they could have done. Families (parents with young children) also came to the event together.