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Historic Ala Moana Pumping Station

KIA General Membership Meeting

Wednesday, August 26th from 11:30am

Honolulu Design Center’s Cupola Events Room

1250 Kapiolani Blvd, 2nd Floor

(parking entrance from Piikoi or Pensacola)

RSVP’s are being taken by Sherry Goya, KIA Executive Director, at, for the KIA General Membership Meeting to be held on Wednesday, August 26th from 11:30am in the Honolulu Design Center’s Cupola Events Room. Lunch will be provided for KIA members, up to two attendees per membership. For more than two attendees, or for any non-KIA member, cost is only $10 per person, payable at the door. RSVPs are needed in advance.

Guest speakers will be Stanford Carr of Stanford Carr Development, HCDA Board President John Whalen, and HCDA Compliance Assurance and Community Outreach Officer Lindsey Doi.

Parking in Kakaako

Ward Centers offers more than 4,000 free parking spaces including alternative fuel vehicle parking spaces. Shoppers can also enjoy the convenience of Ward Centers' free valet service available at Ward Entertainment Center only on Friday from 4:30 p.m.–12 a.m., and Saturday from 10:30 a.m.–12 a.m., and Sunday from 10:30 a.m.-9:00 p.m. Valet is also offered at Ward Centre, seven days per week from 10 a.m.–12 a.m. for $6 per vehicle. Ward Centers' Grand Valet offers car washing and detailing services plus complimentary valet service seven days a week from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Pricing ranges from $15 for an exterior car wash to $195 for a full detail.

Save the Date

There will be a fun-filled evening at the “Blind Wine Tasting” KIA Networking Event on Wednesday, September 9th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at the Honolulu Design Center’s Cupola Events Room.  KIA members and their guests will enjoy six different wines, delicious pupus, and  have an opportunity to win door prizes of gift cards, wine, etc.  Still in the early stages, more information will follow with a registration form emailed all KIA members.  Join in and bring a friend.

KIA Member Changes

Hawaiian Beauty Products, Ltd. has moved to 1375 Dillingham Blvd, Unit 104; Honolulu, HI 96817.


Click here to view the July 2015 HCDA Newsletter and click here to view the Project Activity in the Kaka'ako Community Development District.

KIA Member News

The Ward Village Foundation gave the Children’s Discovery Center $50,000 for their Keiki Adventure Garden, which connects children to nature through outdoor play and activities. Loretta Yajima, Chair of the Board of Directors says, “The future of Hawaii is in the hands of our children. Our outdoor classroom will help children develop a strong sense of environmental stewardship and give them direct experiences with nature. This is vitally important for the future of our island state. As our neighbor in the Kaka’ako community, we are very grateful to the Ward Village Foundation for partnering with us to help shape the next generation of Hawaii’s leaders.”

SimTiki is the healthcare simulation based education center at the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM). SimTiki facilities over 3,000 simulation based training encounters annually. As a community resource, it serves broad training needs ranging from High School Students through Medical Students and Residents to practicing physicians, paramedics, nurses, and military personnel. International programs include sponsored and shorter term programs focused on faculty development and clinical skills. SimTiki is accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare in the areas of Teaching/Education and Research. They offer several CME courses open to the JABSOM community and welcome you to learn more about them at