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President's Update

Aloha! As the year draws to a close, I’d like to remind everyone of our upcoming KPHA Annual Membership Meeting scheduled for Saturday, March 16, 2019, 9:00 a.m. at the KPHA Clubhouse. If we continue to have a five-member board of directors, which has worked well with establishing a quorum, we will have one open position to fill. We are currently seeking committed and engaged volunteer candidates to serve on our Board, preferably living on-island throughout the year. If you are interested in serving and would like members to get to know more about you prior to the annual meeting elections, resumes are due in the office no later than 3:00 p.m. on January 15, 2019. Also, please take a moment to complete your “Contact Information Update Form” and return it to the office by January 15, 2019. KPHA is required by law to maintain accurate membership records, and your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

In addition to our board of directors, we are also seeking volunteers to serve on our committees. If you have a background in any areas that you feel can benefit KPHA, such as solar energy, water utilities, finance, architecture, evaporation systems, etc., your assistance would be greatly appreciated. Please let us know via an email to the office,

Meeting packets are set to be mailed out on January 30, 2019. Proxies will be included in the packet and I kindly ask that you please return the proxy to the KPHA office immediately so that we can ensure a quorum will be present. Return the proxy whether you plan to attend the meeting or not. If you do attend the meeting, your proxy will be returned.

KPHA has switched to a new utility billing software, UBmax. We are also using this program for our quarterly maintenance fee and capital reserve contribution payments. This program allows you to pay your bill or view your past bills along with any payments you have made. UBmax has a $3.00 fee per every $100 payment to the user. Check and cash payments will still be accepted at the office. To stop payment fees which are currently being incurred by the association, KPHA will no longer be accepting PayPal payments effective January 1, 2019.

I’d like to thank my fellow board members for their time spent helping to make a difference here at KPHA this past year. A great big MAHALO to our outgoing board member and Treasurer, Gladys Skinner, for all the countless hours spent examining for abnormalities, getting our books in order, record-keeping, and helping to ensure that the budget reflects KPHA needs, preferences, and values. I’d also like to thank our staff for all their continued support, enthusiasm, dedication and passion that helps to make Kawela Plantation a success and wonderful place to live.

It has been my privilege to serve on the board this year and as President during the second half of 2018. We have much to be grateful for, and so much we can continue to accomplish together.

I wish you all peace and happiness throughout the holidays and look forward to a prosperous New Year for all!

Yvonne Everhart