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Lots of fun activities are planned at Waikiki Community Center this summer!  Check out the workshops, excursions and classes being offered, including volunteer opportunities!  Please share with others, bring a friend or neighbor.  Call (808) 923-1802 for more info.


EXCURSIONS AND TRIPS: June 8 Mea Hawai’i to OHA; July 29 Coconut Island; Aug. 30 Foster Botanical Garden Walking Tour; Maui Experience Sept. 26-28.


Monday:  Ukulele Beginning 10-11:30am; NOHO (Sit Down) Hula 12:30pm; Big Band Dance 2-4pm

Tuesday: Hula Aloha 9:15am; Tap 1-3pm; Salsa 5:30pm; HulAerobics 5:30pm

Wednesday: Inter. ‘Ukulele 10am; Hula w/Nalani 11am; Piano w/Bruce 1-3pm; Zumba Fun w/Toni 5:30pm.

Thursday: Hula Aloha 9:15am; Mahetia Tahitian Dance 8pm.

Friday:  HulAerobics w/Pamela 9am; Hawaiian Style ‘Ukulele w/John 9am; Tahitian 7pm, Hula w/Ali’i Manu 7pm

Saturday:  Hula 9is; Hula w/Ali’i Manu 99:30am; Belly Dancing w/Masayo 11:30am

Sunday:  Hula w/Ali`i Manu 1pm


EXERCISE & SPORT FUN:  Monday:  (Pilates 9am; Gentle Yoga 10:30am; NOHO Hula 12:30pm); Japanese Karate 6pm; Tae Kwon Do 6pm; Tuesday: (Yoga Basics 9am; Low Impact Aerobics 11:30am; Ping Pong 3-5pm; Muay Thai Kick Boxing 5:30pm; HulAerobics 5:30pm); Wednesdays:  (Gentle Yoga 10:30am; Zumba 5:30pm; Tae Kwon Do (6pm); Thursdays:  (Okinawan Karate 5pm; Muay Thai Kick Boxing 5:30pm; Mahetia Tahitian 8pm); Fridays: (Yoga Basics 9am; Low Impact Aerobics 11:30am; Ping Pong 1pm; Zumba 5:30pm; Tahitian 7pm, Hula 7pm); Saturdays: (Weight Watchers 7:30am; Tae Kwon Do 9:30am; Belly Dancing 11:30am; Muay Tai Kickboxing 4pm)

KEEPING CURRENT:  New Member Orientation and Coffee Hour first Friday of each month; Estate Administrative Services June 15; AARP Safe Driving Class July 6 & Sept.7; Understanding IRAs July 19; Duke Kahanamoku Lei Making Aug. 27; Foster Botanical Garden Walking Tour Aug. 30; Feng Shui Temple Excursion Sept. 2, Kamehameha Schools Heritage House Tour on Oct. 14.

HAWAIIANA & OTHER CULTURES:  Hula every day, different times, see page 3 for time, location and instructor(s); Let’s Speak English Mo./Tue./Wed. and Fridays Beg. And Intermediate; Spanish on Tuesdays; Japanese Arts & Crafts Wednesdays; Hawaiian Language & Culture and Advanced French on Fridays. 


LUNCH BUNCH FUN EACH MONTH!  June 10 – Kincaid’s Fish, Chop & Steak House and Hau Tree Lanai (date TBA).  Be sure to register at WCC office.


OTHER FUN ACTIVITIES:  Art, Art, Art;  Sit & Stitch & Writers Club on Mondays; Book Club on Tuesdays; Painting and Scrabble on Wednesdays; Massage w/Fred Thursdays; Bridge & Mah Jong on Fridays


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNIES:  Seeking:  Computer savvy hobbyist to assist with online auction mechanics; Aug 27 Sew leis for Duke Kahanamoku Festival, Thrift Shop Salesperson, instructors to share a hobby, newsletter editor and/or office workers to assist with answering phones, filing and data input.  Call us today to learn more!  (Return to top)


C&C of Honolulu Real Property Tax Credit Program


 The C&C of Honolulu offers a real property tax credit to property owners who meet certain eligibility requirements.  If you qualify, the maximum real property tax owed would not exceed 3% or $5 of y our income, depending on age.


What are the Eligibility Requirements?

·         Homeowners must have a home exemption in effect at the time of application and the 2012-2013 tax years.

·         Any of the title holders do not own any other property anywhere.

·         The combined income of all titleholders for 2010 cannot exceed $50,000.


How Do I Apply for the Tax Credit Program?  Complete an application available at the following locations after July 1, 2011:

·         All Satellite City Hall locations.

·         Treasury Division in Honolulu Hale, 530 So. King St. #115

·         Tax Relief Section, Standard Financial Bldg. 715 So. King St. #505

·         Online at


What is the Application Deadline?  September 30, 2011

·         Applications must be postmarked by Sept. 30, 2011 or received at the Division of Treasury by 4:30 p.m.


Important Reminder:  You must apply annually for this credit.


For more information contact the Real Property Tax Relief Office at (808) 768-3205.  Information furnished

is subject to change without notice.



·         Sound/PA system for use in the Auditorium.

·         Signage/banners for our entry way.

·         New bulletin board.

·         Seeking a Newsletter Sponsor to cover cost of printing WCC member newsletter at $ 250 a month.

·         Canned goods – tuna, soups, Spam, corned beef, etc.

·         Paper plates, forks.

·         Quart and Gallon size Ziplocs

·         White, blue, red exterior paint, brushes and remover solvent.  (Return to top)


Father's Day Sale - Thrift Shop

Check out the Thrift Shop for a Father's Day Sale.  All Men's Wear 50% off!  June 16-23


Tuesday evenings, 5:30-6:30 p.m., WCC Aud.  $7/$9

No class 2nd Tuesday of each month


Learn the spirit of this captivating dance, stylish moves and steps!  Ongoing classes held every Tuesday (except the 2nd Tuesday of each month), 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the WCC Auditorium.


Please pay for your class(es) before 4 p.m. or pay instructor direct.  Single session $7 for WCC members or $9 for non-members and/or guests.  Phone in your credit card for easy pay!


Mea Hawai`i - Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) visit

Wednesday, June 8 9:30-11:30 a.m.  $5/$10


Kai Markett, OHA Compliance Manager, will give WCC a special tour about MEA Hawai`i.  See, touch, learn about Hawaiian material, culture from stone, wood, fiber and other natural materials and their uses.  You'll be able to view a variety of artifacts from ancient 18th century such as poi pounders, kapa beaters, kahuna stone cup, akua ka`ai and other wonderful connections to our kupuna (elders).  You'll also see the Pohaku Wanana o Pai`ea, the prophecy stone of Kamehameha.  This is a 'hands on" experience.


Meet Jeff Apaka at WCC campus at 8 a.m. where we'll catch the City bus #42 (Ewa Beach) and get off at South and Kawa`iahao; then walk to OHA office located at 711 Kapi`olani blvd and Cooke Streets.  If you are driving on own, meet at the front of the OHA building by 9:15 a.m.  Parking is located on Cooke Street across the OHA building, no validation; hourly fees will apply.  (Pay direct).


Cost for WCC members is $5 and $10 for non members and/or guests.  Register at WCC office by June 1st.  Please bring own brown bag lunch, snacks, beverage and water, etc.  Must be ambulatory to participate in this excursion.  (Return to top)



Let’s Speak English (New Ongoing Class!)


Recently retired, Mr. Donald Vorsino, has spent many years abroad in both Asia and Europe teaching English as a Second Language.  Donald will be the new WCC instructor for these classes.  Currently WCC offers both Beginning and Intermediate classes and Mr. Vorsino is planning to expand the curriculum to include Advanced and possibly Teachers Training.  Classes are offered 4 days/week and run for six weeks except on holidays as listed.   Among his accomplishments, Mr. Vorsino taught aspiring English Language teachers at Taegu Teacher’s College and elementary school students at Seoul National University of Education laboratory schools, high-level business and government officials.  He has compiled an English teaching methodology textbook and tutored university students on teaching techniques.  All study materials are provided for each class.  Please let others know about this class and help us welcome Donald Vorsino! 


Who:     Donald Vorsino   What:  “Let’s Speak English”

Hours:   Beg. 9-11am   Intermediate 11am-1pm    Where?  Room 206E


Ongoing classes, please reconfirm dates with WCC office.  May 2-June 8, no class May 30; June 13-July 22 (no class 7/4), July 22-Aug. 31 (no class 8/19); Sept. 6-October 14 and Oct. 17-November 23 (No class 11/11).


FEES:  Each session is six weeks in duration.  There are no classes on holidays when WCC is closed.  Each Beginning or Intermediate Session is $180.00 or $15 per individual class.  Register today by calling 808.923.1802 with a credit card.  (Return to top)


Yoga with Franklin” to add Friday Classes and Monthly Yoga Workshops!


Franklin Sung, a WCC volunteer for 2 years, will be venturing out on his own and offering two yoga classes weekly plus monthly yoga workshops beginning May 31st.  Franklin says he thought about this awhile before reaching this decision and feels the additional classes as well as the monthly workshops will help his students “deepen, expand and enrich their experience and practice of Yoga.  Yoga is a precise science of complete wellness through healing and balance of the mind, body, spirit and emotions.  There is much more to yoga than Asana (poses).”  Franklin wants to offer a more in-depth practice by offering additional classes and in-depth workshops.  WCC thanks Franklin for his past volunteerism and wishes him much success with his new venture!


For questions related to fees of class or info contact Franklin Sung directly at 224 6748.  Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Fridasy, 9-10:30am with workshops scheduled monthly.  Look for additional information on Franklin's flyers posted across from the WCC mainb office on the Vendor Bulletin Board. 




Mahalo to the Sit ‘n Stitch ladies for making lanyards for our class clip boards!  Greatly appreciated!



July 6, Sept. 7, and Nov 2, 2011


9am-1pm, Location to be determined.  $14 for AARP members; pay instructor directly.


Learn safe driving tips from AARP volunteers.  Be safe, learn the rules and how to drive defensively.


Popular “Pilates Made Easier” Returns in July 11!

Mondays, 9-10 a.m., #202E, 8 week session $42/$48 or $5/$7 per class


Have you ever wanted to try Pilates but thought it was only for young athletic people?  Helen Murray returns to Hawaii to teach the popular “Pilates Made Easier” class for the months of July and August.  Helen is a Certified Athletic Trainer in many disciplines and back home in Texas, teaches various types of classes for the Shannon Medical Center.  Here in 2010, Helen’s unique class and teaching style created quite a following of participants who have eagerly been awaiting her return.  Classes begin again on Monday, July 11.  Bring an exercise mat, large towel, yoga or similar strap and water!


Who:            Helen Murray                    

When:           Mondays, 9:00AM – 10:00 AM beginning July 11 – August 29, 2011

Where:         Room 202E

Cost:            Full 8-week session:  Members $32.00/ Non Members$48.00

Single Sesssion:  Members $5/Non-Members $7    (return to top)      





Friday, July 29, 2011 – 7:45am-1:15 pm, $25/$35



Enjoy a cruise aboard the Honu Kai from He`eia Pier in Kane`ohe to the Hawai`i Institute of Marine Biology (HIMB) on Moku O Lo`e (Coconut Island).   You’ll see the island is protected by an extensive barrier reef system, the bay’s estuarine and coral reef ecosystems support a rich and diverse biota.  Outside the barrier reef, pelagic species and ocean waters 1000 meters deep are within 6 km of Coconut Island.  You will enjoy a full 3 hours of lectures, walks and lunch on the island.


You must be ambulatory to participate on this trip.  The bus, boat and walk way on the island will not allow any walking assisted equipment.  Bring your own brown bag and beverages, including water and enjoy lunch at the beach house on the island.


Cost is $33 and non member/guest is $39.  Please prepay and reserve your seat by June 29th and sign 2 waivers when making payment.  


Hawaiian Language & Culture w/Palakiko Yagodich

Fridays, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Chapel till July 29th

(No class on June 10, 10 week course)

Class resumes 10/29-1/20/12 (No class 11/4, 11/11, 12/23 & 12/30)

This popular Hawaiian Language and Culture class returns until July 29th.  You’ll learn proper pronunciation, grammar and the usage of Olelo Hawai`i.  $7 per class for WCC members or$10 for nom-members and/or guests.  (Return to top)





Masayo Loyd will teach a FREE Belly Dancing Class on Saturday, July 30, 11-11:30 a.m. in room #202E.  Join the fun!    Classes held each Saturday, 11:30am-1pm.  $7 for WCC members and $14 for guests or non members.  Wear comfortable clothing.  Bring water, towel and a smile!  Register at WCC office to prepay and register prior to class. 




Estate Administrative Services – Financial Literacy

June 15 (Wednesday), 10-11 a.m., Chapel  $2/$4

Do you live alone?  Are you one of those people who left cold country for Hawaii long ago and have no immediate family members here?  Have you outlived all of your family members and close friends?  Should you become incapacitated, who would pay your bills, manage and finalize your affairs?  If you have some of these questions, join us on Wednesday, June 15th  for an introduction to what an Estate Administrator does.  Mr. Steve Harris holds an MBA and has over 30 years of experience in the financial services field with an extensive background in financial planning, experience in both employee benefit and personal trust administration.  His former background includes loan officer, financial planner and V.P. for American Trust and Hawaiian Trust Company.  Mr. Harris will provide concrete examples of  just what an Estate Administrator does and answer your questions.  (Return to top)    

Who:          Steve Harris, MBA

When:        Wednesday, June 15, from 10:00 – 11:00AM

Where:       WCC Chapel   Fee:  $2.00/$4.00 Guests


Registration Deadline:  Monday, June 13 by noon.  Call 923-1802


Searching for Writers and Readers

Book and Writer’s Clubs Forming Now!


Are you an avid READER and/or WRITER?  Book Club meets June 14 & 28 (Tuesdays)  in the WCC Chapel 11am-noon.  $2/$4


WRITER’S CLUB will meet Tuesday, June 14, 2-3:30 p.m. in room 3203A.  Cost is $2 for WCC members and $4 for non-members.  See posted flyers at the Center or contact Barbara Cook at (808) 923 1802 for more information.  





E ho`ohuli ka lima I lalo


Turn the hands down.


When the palm of the hands face down they are occupied and productive.




·         June 10 (Fri.) Kincaid’s Fish, Chop & Steak House at Ward Warehouse, 2nd floor, next to the Spaghetti Factory.  Warm brie, prawns, veal, steaks, salads, famous crab artichoke dip, pastas and more.  Classic elegant setting w/a harbor view.  Also famous for their drinks and desserts.  Limited to 20.  Hosted by Dawn Ward.  1050 Ala Moana Blvd. #2100


Hau Tree Lanai Brunch planned end of June.  Check our board for details and more in

Reminder:     We are collecting $3 p/p to register for Lunch Bunch events, which will be refunded to you at the lunch.  Due to the popularity of these events, there are no refunds for cancellations after booking.  Please DO NOT CALL the restaurant or contact on your own.



Understanding IRA’s (Individual Retirement Accounts)

Wednesday, July 19, 10-11:30 a.m., $2/$4, Chapel



Do you have questions about your IRA?  What’s the difference between a Traditional IRA and a ROTH IRA.  How do you determine whether you should keep your Traditional IRA or convert to a ROTH IRA?  What are the tax requirements?  What are the tax consequences if you inherit an IRA?  Valerie Schmidt, CFS, ChFC, CFP has a business degree from Lewis & Clark College and has been with Ameriprise since 1997.  Sean Imai, CRPC is a 2008 Finance Major and Graduate of the University of Hawaii.  Both are interested in helping you better understand IRAs so you can make appropriate financial decisions for a better quality of life.  Sean and Valerie plan an informal presentation and a Q & A time.    Bring your own questions and join us for an informative discussion about IRAs.  

Who:  Valerie Schmidt, CFS, ChFC, CEP & Sean Imai, CRPC, Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.

When:  Tuesday, July 19, from 10:00 – 11:30AM

Where:  WCC Chapel

How Much:  Fee:  $2.00 Members/$4.00 Non-Members or Guests


Registration Deadline:  Monday, July 18, by noon.  Call 923-1802



Monday Beginning; Wed. Intermediate w/Stan Jackson

Friday – Hawaiian Style w/John Signor


WCC offers ‘ukulele classes for all levels.  Beginning every Monday, 10-11:30 am ($2/$4) and

Intermediate 10-11:30 am ($4/$7) every Wednesday taught by Stan Jackson.


On Fridays join the Hawaiian Style ‘Ukulele class with John Signor and Friends, 9-11am until 7/29.  No class on 6/10 or 6/24.  Learn traditional and contemporary Hawaiian songs, 8 week session $28/$49 or $4/$7 per class.  Must know basic chords.  Please purchase “He Mele Aloha” book.



New Member Coffee Hour!

Join Lillian Chace for Orientation to Waikiki Community Center!


First Friday of each month at 10:00AM.

Meet on the Lanai.  Register at the WCC office.  (Return to top)



Upcoming Events – Check it out!                           


June 3 (Fri.) New Member Orientation/Coffee Hour, 10am, free, lanai

June 8 (Wed.) Mea Hawai`i OHA office , 9:30-11:30am, $5/$10

June 10 (Fri.) King Kamehameha Holiday, WCC Closed

June 10 (Fri.) Lunch Bunch to Kincaid’s Fish, Chop & Steak House, 11:30 a.m. 1050 Ala Moana

June 14 & 28 (Tues.) Book Club, WCC Chapel, 11am-noon $2/$4

June 14 (Tues.) Writer’s Club 2-3:30pm #203A, $2/$4, 2nd Tuesday of each month.

June 14 (Tues.) Waikiki Neighborhood Board meeting, 7 p.m., WCC Aud.

June 15  (Wed.) Estate Administrative Services w/Steve Harris, MBA.  10-11am, Chapel $2/$4

June 16-23 Thrifty Treasures Father’s Day Sale!  Half off Men’s Wear!  Check it out!

June 29 (Wed.) McBingo Fun!  Free!  WCC Aud.  Prizes & Fun!  1pm



July 4 (Mon.) WCC Closed for Independence Day

July 6 (Wed.) AARP Safe Driving Class 9am-1pm, WCC Chapel.  See instructor for fees.

July 11 (Mon.) Pilates Made Easier starts, 9am #202E 8 week session.  $32/$48 or $5/$7 per class

July 19 (Tues.) – Understanding IRAS w/Valerie Schmidt, 10-11:30 a.m., Chapel, $2/$4

July 29 (Fri.) Coconut Island Tour & Boat Trip, 7:45am-1:15pm  $33/$39, lunch on own.

July 30 (Sat.) Free Belly Dancing Class, 11-11:30 a.m.




Aug. 19 (Fri.) Admission’s Day Holiday

Aug. 26 (Fri.) – Na Mea Makamae o Waikiki, Sheraton Waikiki Hotel, 5:30-9pm. 

Aug. 27 (Sat.)  Duke Paoa Kahanamoku Lei Making & Festival, see next month for details

Aug. 30 (Tue.)  Foster Botanical Garden Walking Tour via City bus.  $11/$16

Sept. 2 (Fri.)  Feng Shui Temple Excursion w/Clarence Lau  9am-1pm, no host lunch, $15/$25

Sept. 5 (Mon.) WCC Closed for Labor Day Holiday

Sept. 26-28 Maui Experience – Mana Kai Maui Resort in Kihei.  Contact Jeff for details.

Sept. 30 C&C of Honolulu Real Property Tax Credit Applications due (postmarked)

Oct. 14 (Fri.) Kamehameha Schools Heritage House Tour w/Nu`ulani, 8am-1pm, no host lunch


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 Please call (808) 923-1802 to confirm class dates and times, subject to last minute changes due to schedule conflicts.


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