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Historic Ala Moana Pumping Station

RSVPs Being Taken!

It is time to make a reservation to attend the KIA General Membership Meeting on Wednesday, August 28th from 11:30am to 1pm at Dave & Buster's. Email Sherry Goya, KIA Executive Director, at with your company name and attendee's name. There is no charge for this lunch meeting being held in the second floor showroom of Dave & Buster's located at 1030 Auahi Street in the Ward Entertainment Center. There are lots of covered free parking.

KIA September Fundraiser

Click here for the KIA Fundraiser Flyer with registration form that may be used to sign-up any time. The flyer has all the information needed to check your calendar, invite your friends, family or coworkers, and list the names of those attending. Paying with a check will not incur any expenses to KIA, however, there is a place to make a charge-card payment.

The REALgastropub/BentTail Brewing Co. is excited to have the Kakaako Improvement Association partner with them to raise funds to support this organization. This will be a great event to enjoy pupu, beer and wine in a restaurant with a lot of atmosphere, character, and charisma. What a way to spend your Pau Hana time having fun.

KIA was created in 1987 to unite Kakaako in an effort to make it a dynamic place in which to live, work and conduct business. That mission has never ceased, and its also includes "play!" The KIA Board hopes that you and a guest will come to enjoy the FUN at this fundraiser. Anyone wishing to donate a door prize should contact Sherry Goya, KIA Executive Director, at or 722-8487. The door prize can be mailed to KIA at P. O. Box 3776; Honolulu, HI 96812, she will be happy to pick it up from you, or it can be brought the night of the fundraiser. KIA would like to acknowledge all donations in the KIA newsletter.

KIA Member News

The Stage Restaurant will be having a special pre-performance three-course dinner by their award winning culinary team before the Phantom of the Opera. Make reservations at 237-5429 and make them by 5pm to arrive at the theatre before the curtain is raised. The three-course tasting menu is $65 plus $35 with wine pairings, exclusive of tax and gratuity.




KIA members won't want to miss this LAST general membership meeting of 2019, with all guest speakers concentrating on the Kakaako area. There will be discussion on legislation from Senator Sharon Moriwaki, disaster preparedness from Coralie Chun Matayoshi of the American Red Cross, project updates from Stanford Carr.

All KIA members may bring business cards, brochures, flyers, etc. that they may put on a table for fellow members to take. There is time before, during lunch, and after the meeting to meet, reconnect, and network with fellow




KIA members. Deadline to register is Friday, August 23; however, If anyone is not able to attend after making a reservations, please email ASAP, or have a coworker take your place.  KIA pays for all lunches once the count is turned in.

KIA News

From the John A. Burns School of Medicine: The U.S. military’s largest command is strengthening its ties with the University of to form a combined network of healthcare and environmental expertise to the Indo-Pacific Region. A kickoff session today at the UH Kakaʻako Campus brought out high-ranking leaders from each of the military commands, from Rear Admirals and Brigadier Generals to Colonels and Sergeant Majors. The full spectrum of military doctors– flight surgeons, trauma surgeons, military medicine professors and even military pediatricians were there, engaged in conversations and strategy sessions with UH researchers and clinicians, as well as officials from the CDC, US AID and representatives from the embassies of nations and jurisdictions within the massive region. Every branch of the U.S. military is active in the area, and the UH and its medical school has a long history of health care outreach in the Pacific.