School Tools 2013

On Sunday, June 30, 2013, Hawaiian Tel Federal Credit Union employee’s joined KITV’s staff and volunteers to collect  “School Tools” at Sam’s Club in Pearl Highlands for Hawaii’s keiki’s. Our staff arrived with a van full of donations that our members generously donated to our 7 branches. This year our members and staff came through with bags, boxes, and armload of supplies.

“School Tool” donations were being taken at both town and Pearl City Sam’s Club locations. Together, both locations collected seven pallets of school supplies and over $7,000.00 in monetary donations.   The generous donations received from our generous friends and neighbors in Hawaii, will provide 1,755 low income children with school supply kits for this upcoming 2013 – 2014 year!

Our mascots, Yoko and Kalea, also made a special appearance to greet club members and their families!  Balloons and candy were given to the donors to thank them for their generosity.  Both Yoko and Kalea enjoyed taking pictures with the keiki and receiving warm hugs.

Again, we would like to thank everyone who donated, because “you” have made a difference in the lives of Hawaii’s keiki!

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Image is an online community for kids to proudly share their Do It Yourself projects!  Kids can post their creations and get “badges” (prasies from “awesome” to “genius”) from the community of peers on the site.  This is an interesting way to introduce your children to the concept of social media, and a way for your children to share their beautiful artwork, crafts, and inventions with the rest of the world!

Gift Ideas for Dad

Father’s Day is June 17th!

Here are some gift ideas to give Dad the Father’s Day he deserves!

Podium Raceway
Deep Sea Fishing

Kindle Fire

Game of Thrones
Band of Brothers
Mad Men

Amazon Prime

Tickets to an Event:
Mike Epps (comedian)- JUN 29
Celebrity Chef Robert Irvine- SEPT 7

Seven Self-Improvement Tips that will Make a Difference

by: Amie Erickson

For people who are through it, they can tell you that self improvement is a
journey. It all depends on where one is starting from. The most necessary thing but is getting that first step out of the way.

Self improvement comes with the fulfillment that comes from understanding
oneself. It is through this understanding that you get to grasp your house within the universe and your role here. You can understand that not everything has got to be a struggle; you can achieve success, made and happy and fulfil your

As I have studied self improvement over the years, I’ve got picked out 7 self
improvement tips that are a should for you to implement so that you’ll see
yourself started on the journey of private growth. I’m going to share them
with you in this article.

Daily Journaling
Have you ever ever puzzled how come back the globe these days is aware of thus a lot of regarding past great achievers? True, individuals took day trip to check them, but a heap of the stories and details that we have a tendency to know regarding them could only have return from themselves. They are a translation of their thoughts on to paper. They kept journals and recorded their observations and their feelings. For you, a journal is more than a map of your journey. It helps to clarify thought, to think additional clearly and to truly see where your thinking could not be thus good. You then need to improve. Once you record one thing it becomes additional than a fleeting thought. Tomorrow, you may look back and see how you felt, and you’ll compare with how you are feeling or suppose these days and you’ll be able to go ahead and create adjustments.

This is often the one that’s most unconsidered by most people, but it conjointly
happens to be the foremost important of the 7 self improvement tips. Meditation is the most effective and handiest manner of reducing stress and clearing out your
system. You dispose of junk thoughts and better of all, you leave area in there for
clean, clear thinking. It additionally has direct health advantages; you’ll weigh down your heart beat and improve digestion simply by meditating for a few
minutes every day. You will sleep higher and heal faster. Essentially, mediation is that the pillar of the seven self improvement tips – it is the one that produces all the others effective.

Expecting to Win
Of the seven self improvement tips, this one is the hardest to clarify because some
folks just do not seem to listen to it. You wish to vary your thinking therefore that
you tune yourself to expecting positive results. What’s success alternative than what you’re thinking that regarding? How will you get rich and be happy if every
outcome you expect is negative? Some people are quick to argue now, however
what they don’t understand is that along with their positive thoughts are a ton of
negative thoughts that have an effect on outcomes.

Expectations aren’t regarding outcomes. They’re concerning bold, right action and knowing that the results will be in your favour no matter what they can be.

Writing Goals and Plans of Action
A written goal is sort of a map. Let me challenge you right currently to jot down
down a tiny goal, one thing that is inconsequential and to who’s outcome you are not attached and stick it where you’ll be able to see it every day. The instant you see your goal, you see plans of action concerning it start to form. You discover yourself spurred into action to try and do the proper thing. Return after thirty days and see how far along your written goal you’ve come. Did it facilitate to write down it?

I can challenge you that every time you are feeling in a very rut and like things are not working out for you, pull out your goal book and begin by ticking off how many of the last heap you have got achieved and then adding on new ones. You always come out with a clearer mind.

Be well Rounded
All areas of your life contribute to your self improvement. Your relationships, your health, your finances, will all affect any kind of private growth you are attempting to attain if they’re out of balance. Simply one in all them going
dangerous can lead to any or all of them going bad. As you seek to begin on
personal development, work on all areas. – work on maintaining physical
stamina, emotional fortitude, financial security and a smart social support system to realize personal growth.

Positive Affirmations
This has the power to vary your inner dialogue, and it is a powerful tool
considering that much of the discontent in our lives is caused by inner dialogue. What does one advice yourself? Start to write down down an affirmation daily on all key areas of your life and rehearse it aloud twice daily. You are teaching you subconscious positive dialogue.

Teach to Learn
Of the 7 self improvement tips, this one is the one that will help you master self
improvement the most. You learn one thing better after you teach it. As you teach,
your inner mind opens therefore that you’ll be in a position to digest and transmit
information. Whatever you were trying to teach will be sitting there in your mind
forever. Teaching is also a manner of holding yourself accountable – there are
specific standards expected of academics so that students will follow in their steps. If you’ve got no one to teach, write!

Getting Started on a Paddle Board

How do you spend your day by the beach? Go kayaking, canoeing, wind surfing, or just lie down by the beach. All these are passé, as the next thing to hit the US water sport arena is paddle boarding. Stand up paddle boarding or SUP is a great new sport that entails standing up on a surf board to propel ahead.

Although the sport has its roots in Polynesian culture, it is now gaining
popularity among people all over the world and is a common activity in the beaches of Thailand. You can either paddle in the ocean, the river, lakes, and even mangrove forests. Learning the sport is easy as well. All that you’ve got to do is to buy a paddle board, a paddle, PDF, and proper clothing.

Paddle Board: There are two factors that determine the quality of a paddleboard; stability, and volume. Small paddle boards are good if you are looking to paddle rivers, lakes, or other such waters that are calm. But for ocean paddling, long

paddle boards are an ideal choice. The length of the board helps to propel ahead and hence good for long distances. These can be difficult to carry and store. Go for the longer ones if you can carry them comfortably.

Paddle: Paddles differ in their use; you can choose from one that fits your
requirement. There are ones for the waves, for racing, and ones that can be used for waves and flat water. If choosing a paddle for the waves, you can use a small blade paddle that drags less when paddling. And if choosing one for racing, make sure to choose from a long and narrow blade to drag more and get more energy.

PDF: The US Coast Guard requires you to wear the PDF or Personal Flotation Device when paddle boarding.

Protective Gear: You do not want to navigate cold water and suffer from hypothermia without wearing wet/dry suits. But if you are paddle boarding in warm waters, shorts and some sun protection cream is enough.

Getting started is easy. There are countless websites that help people learn the basics of the sport. When standing on a paddleboard, make sure you balance well. Standing too ahead or behind can cause the board to overturn, but standing in the middle can help you stand right. Your knees should be slightly bent and feet slightly apart. A short duration course on paddle boarding should help you with these techniques and tricks.