NSCC Community Awardees – 2023
Kama’aina of the Year: Denise Antolini – Denise is the president of Malama Pupukea Waimea. She devotes countless volunteer hour working to preserve the ‘aina that we hold near and dear. Denise is an Environment Attorney and recently retired from the faculty of University of Hawaii.
Chamber Champion: Vaneetha Crampton – Vaneetha has been a Chamber member and volunteer since 2022. Recently, she wrote her first grant for the Chamber which was accepted by Atherton to fund a new handicap ramp at the Chamber building. The Chamber is lucky to have her.
Special Service: Jina Ho-Waller – Jina is head of the AYSO in Haleiwa. She has volunteered in this capacity for 15 years and serves on the board. In addition to administrative duties and coaching, you can find Jin watering the grass at Haleiwa Beach Park. Jina has coached and Umpired Little League Baseball for 12 years. Jina retired from the US Coast Guard after 22 years’ service and is currently the Harbormaster at Haleiwa Small Boat Harbor.
Public Servant: Luke Shepardson – Luke is a North Shore Lifeguard and winner of the Eddie Big Wave Surf Competition 2023. The Chamber would like to thank Luke for helping to keep our North Shore residents and visitors safe while they enjoy our beautiful beaches.
Farmer of the Year: John Casson – Farmer John tends his crops at Kalili Farms and provides family, friends, and neighbors access to his Community-Supported Agriculture boxes delivered to residents throughout the North Shore. You can find John at the Tuesday Market at the Waialua United Church of Christ on Farrington Highway.
Non-Profit of the Year: Haleiwa Outrigger Canoe Club – Haleiwa Outrigger Canoe Club is continuously working on community projects and serving our local community. HOCC participates in beach and fishpond cleanups, donates to Operation Toy-Box, Operation Backpack, and more in our local community. During the recent tragic fires on Maui HOCC has provided 2 palettes of direct aid to families.
Educator of the Year: Jared Haiola – Jared has been a teacher at Haleiwa Elementary school for 22 years. He is a Special Education Teacher. In addition, he heads the Haleiwa VEX Robotic Program for 5 and 6 graders. The only such program in the North Shore Elementary School System. His team has competed at the VEX Robotics World Championships in Louisville several times. Mr Haiola was a nominee for Teacher of the Year on Oahu in 2023.
Business of the Year: Celestial Natural Foods – In 1974 Carter Allen came to Haleiwa and opened Celestial Natural Foods, the first Natural food and health supplement store on the North Shore and only the 2nd on the entire island of Oahu. For 50 years, Carter has been providing the North Shore Community with farm fresh produce, organic food, Vegan products and the latest is natural supplements. Your neighbors salute and thank you.
Annual North Shore Christmas Party & Auction
December 16th, 2023
Waimea Valley’s Pikake Pavilion
Join us in celebrating our Kama’aina of the Year, Denise Antolini!
Come in your holiday or aloha attire and enjoy an amazing night with wonderful company. Dinner will be prepared by the wonderful Ke Nui Kitchen. We will be enjoying the announcement of our Annual Community Awards, an ugly sweater contest, hula, Christmas music, and more! The Christmas Party will also feature our annual Silent Auction with beautiful generously donated items.
Tables as well as individual tickets for members and non-members are available, with dinner included in your ticket/table price.
Waialua Table (seats 8) – $900.00
Haleiwa Table (seats 8) – $1500.00 (includes a Bronze sponsorship for the year)
Member Individual Ticket – $110.00
Non-Member Ticket – $120.00
2nd Annual Community Christmas Tree Lighting Festival
December 2nd, 2023
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
North Shore Marketplace
Maya’s Tapa’s & Wine and Ke Nui Kitchen
Join us at the North Shore Marketplace to start off the holiday season! Enjoy fun for the entire ohana with ono food, (paper) snowball fights for the keiki, the lighting of the Haleiwa Town Christmas Tree, pictures with Santa, and more!
Haleiwa Christmas Parade
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Parade starts at Weed Circle & Ends at Haleiwa Beach Park
Bridge Lighting is at Anahulu Bridge
To Obtain Forms:
Contact the North Shore Chamber Office at (808) 637-4558 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Erica Lehmkuhl (Parade Coordinator): (808) 723-0953
All types of entries relating to the spirit of Christmas are encouraged to participate.
All entries must have at least 1 sign & lots of lights and music (Christmas related music)!
All entries must complete the application, pay the entry fee by November 27th, 2023 to help cover the insurance and other costs, and attend one (1) of the mandatory safety/organization meeting (s) listed below:
– Saturday, November 18th, 2023: 9am at Haleiwa Baptist Preschool
– Monday, November 27th, 2023: 7pm at Haleiwa Baptist Preschool
Historic Haleiwa Christmas Ornaments – LIMITED EDITION
Pickup at the North Shore Chamber of Commerce
66-434 Kamehameha Hwy, Ste B
Haleiwa, HI, 96712
Office hours: 10am-4pm
2023 Haleiwa Hotel Ornament – $20 each
2022 Anahulu Bridge Ornament – $20 each
How do I purchase?
To purchase a limited edition Historic Haleiwa Christmas Ornaments. please call or email the North Shore Chamber of Commerce office at (808) 637-4558 or email@example.com.
Indicate the following:
– which edition of ornament you would like
– quantity of edition
– when to expect your arrival for pickup of the ornaments
We ask that you please be concientous
*PLEASE CALL AHEAD BEFORE PICKING UP THE ORNAMENTS