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The fourth meeting of the "International Women of Hawaii" took place on Monday, March 5, 2012 from 10:30am to 12:30pm at the Aloha Center for Spiritual Living in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Thirty guests were in attendance from a variety of nationalities. Mrs. Betsy Jones, facilitator, welcomed everyone and explained that the International Women of Hawaii meeting is an activity of Women's Federation for World Peace. She shared that twenty years ago she and other accompanied Mrs. Hak Ja Han Moon to hold WFWP inaugural meetings in 12 states in the United States. She explained that there currently are chapters in 35 states, and WFWP has General Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. She then thanked the Aloha Center and its leader, Mrs. Sherry Scott, for…
The topic of the meeting of "International Women of Hawaii" held on November 19, 2011 between 11:00am and 1:00pm at the Amy Greenwell Etho Botanical Garden in Captain Cook was "The Blessing of Breadfruit." Thirty guests attended. Mrs. Betsy Jones welcomed everyone. She spoke of her experience of attending a program in Beijing, China organized by the United Nations in 1995 and how important it was for women to build bridges beyond race, religion, and nationality. Betsy was followed by Lehua Cho who led us in a song, "Little Grass Shack" while strumming the ukulele. Betsy then introduced "Big Island Living" TV host Nanoah Parsia. Nanoah's lively and sometimes humorous presentation included information on the nutritional value of breadfruit, the history of its coming to Hawaii and its harvesting and…
The inaugural meeting of the "International Women of Hawaii" took place on October 22, 2011 from 10:30am to 12:30pm at the Estates of Holualoa, Kailua-Kona. Twenty guests representing backgrounds from England, Japan, France, Germany, Hawaii, Philippines, and Iran attended. Mrs. Betsy Jones, event organizer, welcomed everyone and shared her vision of bi-monthly educational programs on the Big Island which would support women in their roles as nurturers in the family, community and world. An opening song entitled "Happiness" was sung in Japanese by Mrs. Sawako Parker and her support groups the "Peace Makers". The main program was led by Lehua Cho who instructed the guests in the ancient art of Hawaiian Hula. Lehua really gave all present an experience of the Aloha spirit as she led guests in 3 songs…