Inaugural Faculty Meetup was a great success!

Dan Harris-McCoy and UHPA President Ashley Maynard  organized our first Faculty Meetup on Sept 4, 2019 and we’re happy to report that it went great with Kristi Govella, Emily Daubert, and Roger Chen attending (in addition to Dan and Ashley).  The meetup lasted about 45 minutes.

When asked about what the topics were, Dan Harris-McCoy said, “We talked generally about settling into life on Hawaii and at UH. So we discussed serious things like life in faculty housing, home-ownership, finding work for spouses. But we also talked about pets and favorite restaurants. I especially enjoyed meeting with new faculty to talk about adjusting to life in Hawaii.”

UHPA President Ashley Maynard who was kind enough to take the photo, said, “It was great to meet up with UHPA members just to talk story. We plan to do it again soon.”

Meetups get published in our monthly newsletter and you can always visit our Meetups Page to get the latest news and Meetup announcements.

 

UH Maui College 9/13 Faculty Meetup

What: Meet the UHPA Team and Share your Thoughts, prepare for 2021!

Where:  Ka Lama Building, #103

When: 9/13 (Friday) from 12:00-1:30pm

Who:  Contact Juli Patao (jpatao@hawaii.edu) if you need more infromation.

View this and meetups on our Faculty Meetups Page.

You’re invited to our first Faculty Meetup – join us!

UHPA Members are launching what we hope will be popular new feature – Faculty Meetups!

We share overlapping interests and values. And we are all engaging in interesting things. Let’s meet up! Whatever you like to do, maybe you’d like to have some of your colleagues join you. We can grab lunch together. Visit a gallery, botanical garden, or the zoo. Go to a movie. Have coffee. Start a meditation group!

Below is the first organized Faculty Meetup sponsored by Dan Harris-McCoy. Please contact him directly or just show up! Interested in hosting something like this yourself? Our Faculty Meetup page has more details along with a link to the request form.

Dan’s invitation is below and we hope you attend!

We are thrilled to announce a new UHPA initiative: the faculty “Meetup”. Our goal is to help create a greater sense of community among our amazing faculty by facilitating gatherings—which we’re calling meetups—of any size and for any reason (social, practical, about an issue or concern, etc.). An added bonus: anyone can organize a meetup, so feel free to propose a Faculty Meetup of your own using this form.

Our first gathering is a “Purely Social Coffee Meetup”. It’s an opportunity to get together, meet new friends, and maybe discuss summer adventures and how the semester is going so far. We’ll be meeting on Wed., Sep. 4 from 11 am to noon in the Campus Center Starbucks at UH Manoa. Look for us there or in the adjacent patio.

Please note that this is not a UHPA-sponsored or sanctioned event. UHPA helps us promote and publicize the event but they are in no way responsible for the event itself.

Contact Dan Harris-McCoy (harrismc@hawaii.edu/deharriswm@gmail.com) with any questions. Hope to see you there!

 

UHPA’s Aulani Resort special offer availability shrinking quickly – book now

We had an immediate booking response to our “Early Bird Announcement” last month about UHPA’s Aulani Resort heavily discounted offer.  We now have less than half of the reserved rooms available.  If you are considering bringing the family to the Aulani resort this year, we suggest you make your reservations now.  This event sells out every year and rooms go on a first-come, first-served basis.

Our special rates are in effect for Oct 25 & 26.  Want to stay longer? You can reserve dates up to 5 days before or after our special rate days as long as those dates include our special rate days.  This year brings a special treat as it overlaps with the Hawaii Food and Wine Festival “Life’s a Beach” event at the Ko Olina resort – tickets available separately.

Updated T-Mobile benefits

Our partners at T-Mobile have updated their “Amplified” offer for UHPA members, now including unlimited HD video streaming, improved international coverage, and unlimited in-flight Wi-Fi (where available). If you’ve been considering making a switch, this is the right time.

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UHPA’s 6th Annual Disney Aulani Resort accepting Early Bird reservations now!

Our very popular annual event returns for Oct 25 & 26, 2019.  Don’t miss out!

UHPA members love the Disney Aulani Resort. If you are an early bird planner, this is your chance to get the best rooms at our heavily discounted rates before they sell out as they do every year.

Our special rates are in effect for Oct 25 & 26.  Want to stay longer? You can reserve dates up to 5 days before or after our special rate days.  This year brings a special treat as it overlaps with the Hawaii Food and Wine Festival “Life’s a Beach” event at the Ko Olina resort – tickets available separately.

Island Club and Spa offers UHPA Members a very special gift of wellness!

Our newest member benefits partner at Island Club and Spa is offering deep discounts on enrollment and monthly membership fees.  Their announcement is provided below and we encourage all members to take advantage of this great benefit.

For July only, The Island Club and Spa is offering UHPA Members a Guest Membership:

Please enjoy a one-month complimentary guest membership to Island Club and Spa, the signature health and rejuvenation destination in Honolulu. Conveniently located in the beautiful Ko’olani complex and in the center of Waikiki at the Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach.

Included with your one month guest membership:

  • Two complimentary one-hour personal training session to ensure you are on track to meet your health and fitness goals.
  • Single Guests may include a friend on their guest membership.
  • Towels and toiletries are provided. Free locker service.
  • Complimentary valet parking provided.
  • Over 60 group exercise classes provided at no cost such as Yoga, cycle, Pilates, Zumba and more!
  • Steam Room, Sauna and Whirlpool in ladies and men’s locker rooms.

 

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Polynesian Cultural Center July 4th Celebration

The Polynesian Cultural Center (located at 55-370 Kamehameha Highway in Laie) joins with many around Hawai’i in the United States’ Independence Day festivities. In honor of recognizing those who give day in and day out for the betterment of our Hawai’i, they have extended an invitation to our members to come and enjoy the activities, games, food and retail vendors, entertainment, and especially the Fireworks Spectacular.

UHPA members are being offered the following discounts for their July 4th event:

  • Special $15 price for admission to the villages of the Polynesian Cultural Center (regular price is $64.95).
  • Special $15 price for their Island Buffet dinner served between 5 and 7 pm. A full family buffet with fresh fruits and salads, multitude of main dishes, a wide variety of desserts, as well as Pepsi fountain products.
  • Special $15 price for reserved seating in the 7:30 spectacular, Hā: Breath of Life. Be a part of the voyage of life as Mana navigates his journey from his birth, to the death of a loved one, to the birth of his own child. With this ticket purchase, guests will be able to enter a reserved standing area to view the Fireworks Spectacular, which will immediately follow Hā.

Guests may purchase any of the 3 offers above in any combination, but please note that only the Hā show ticket purchase will allow guests to access the reserved standing area for the fireworks viewing.

An UHPA member ID card holder may purchase up to 4 tickets per special, per ID. Advanced reservations are strongly recommended by calling (808)293-3333.

Get your complimentary financial review from HomeStreet Bank

Our partners at HomeStreet Bank are offering UHPA members a complimentary, no obligation, financial review. Their official announcement is below and if you’re interested, click on this link to get specific information on how to schedule your review.

Our partners at HomeStreet Bank say,

When making important decisions about your personal financial objectives, it’s critical to have a trusted financial partner with the skills, knowledge and experience to advise you on strategies to help you realize your dreams and achieve your goals. We start by listening, then asking questions to understand your position and perspective. It’s important to have a plan, but a plan by itself does not assure success. Our relationship with you goes deeper. We stay in touch, involving you at every stage of implementation, monitoring performance and meeting with you periodically for review.

To schedule your review, click on the button below contact information.  Please note that this service is for members of UHPA only.

 

 

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Farmers Insurance returns to bring great benefits UHPA Members

UHPA members could save up to 23% on auto insurance, according to Farmers. UHPA Members are also provided a dedicated phone number to call where agents can assist delivering exclusive benefits.

“Farmers Insurance Hawaii is honored to be a part of the UHPA member benefit ohana,” said Melanie Joseph, marketing manager for Farmers Insurance Hawaii. “Our renewed partnership with UHPA is a return to our roots, as we began serving Hawaii in 1955 as an union member benefit insurance company. Our promise is to help UHPA members to come away a little smarter about insurance and better prepared to protect the things that matter most to you.”