February 23, 2013
Kohala Mountain News

Thanks, Kohala, for Supporting Your Hospital

Kohala Hospital Charitable Foundation raised almost $8,000 through our December contribution letter. We received donations from almost 60 Kohala families—a substantial amount from $10 and $25 checks—which is heartwarming because these donations are invariably from families who have had close relatives that lived out their last days in our hospital. I feel these families are expressing the awareness and appreciation for what our Foundation is accomplishing at Kohala Hospital!

On February 9, the Foundation held its 5th annual golf tournament at the Hapuna Golf Course. This fundraiser is sponsored, planned and managed by Michael and Elsbeth Meinardus, who graciously donate all the proceeds to KHCF.

The tournament was a big success. We had a full house with very happy golfers from Kohala, Kamuela, Waikoloa, Kona and Hilo, wonderful volunteers, a great lunch and perfect golf weather, and we hope once all the money is counted we can add around $36,000 to the Kohala Hospital building fund.

Congratulations to the tournament’s first-place winners Peter Banks, Scott Nelson, Leonard Gion and Bob Hodder, coming in before Jim Jean, Gordon Kirkland, Alan Pin and Jim Mair. Third-place winners were Nate Watterson, Miki Yardley, Justin Macy and Arthur Morin.

This event is a huge boost for our cause— the Kohala Hospital

In June KHCF will be holding our annual BBQ at the Kahua Ranch; more on that later, stay tuned!


Tommy Tinker

Kohala Hospital Charitable Foundation

photo courtesy of Elsbeth Meinardus

Volunteers with the Kohala Hospital Charitable Foundation’s 5th annual golf tournament had almost as much fun as the golfers did!