FEBRUARY 2014


"Adopt the pace of nature:
her secret is patience."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

KRCA Homeowners
Board of Directors Meeting

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Kilauea Neighborhood Center

Kalihiwai Ridge homeowners can find official minutes to KRCA Board of Directors meetings by setting up their own Account Log In at
www.associaonline.com.  They can assist you in getting your 7 digit homeowner number.  After you have that you will then need to set up a User Name and Password.  You can also set up having the Agenda to these meetings sent to you by e-mail the day before the meetings are held every other month.


My Impressions

Our new KRCA President Bob Butler took the opportunity to thank everyone for electing him to the Board of Directors and is appreciating the discovery process of what we can do for each other here within our treasured community.  He talked about how we are more similar than different, just by the fact of our moving to this amazing place we get to call home.  He hopes we will continue to forge in the direction of courtesy and civility while allowing each other to be ourselves and not judging one another.  It is time to look forward and not back as we continue to see progress being made in improving the lake lot property known as Kalihiwai Reservoir.  

Much was accomplished in the five hour meeting so that in the months ahead we can perhaps see more and more getting done in less and less time.  The previous Environmental Committee was thanked for all their work as a new EC was elected of one board member and three KRCA community members, Skylar Brown, Larry Smith, Troy Rutherford, and Richard Gonzales as the EC Alternate.  The Dam Committee was also expanded to help John Donatoni including two board members Dan Shook and Maggie Lea, and community member Jim Bray.  This infusion of community involvement is certainly appreciated as there is much to be accomplished in the year ahead.

We are no longer a developer sponsored subdivision, but rather now a community of neighbors who have needs and varied life styles that are being lived out in ways that are intertwining within our community here on Kauai and abroad as well.  It is wonderful to feel the possibilities open up to think this community could begin to gather around the lake someday in a ceremony of solidarity and peace as we take in the beauty of the Namahana Mountains as our backdrop.  So much is opening up to make way for this realization to finally happen that with patience and focus we can accomplish much for one another in this year ahead.  

Until we meet again.
Aloha, 
Maggie Lea


Suggested Readings:
Water Resources and Climate Change Adaptation in Hawai`i: 2012
Reference:  Commission on Water Resource Management
Click here to download PDF file

Koamalu Volumes 1&2
by Ethel M Damon, 1931
A story of pioneers on Kauai and of what they built in that island garden

Sugar Water by Carol Wilcox 1996
Hawaiian & English definitions from the book:
wai - water, blood, passion, life
wai wai - wealth
pani wai - dam
water - transparent, odorless, tasteless, liquid, H2O

Wetland habitat non-invasive plant suggestions:
bacopa, makaloa, carex, aka 'akai, neke
kupukupu, laua'e

Links:

Hanalei National Wildlife Refuge
www.fws.gov/hanalei

Kauai Forest Birds Recovery Project
www.kauaiforestbirds.org 

Sounds Hawaiian
www.soundshawaiian.com/birds

National Wildlife Federation
www.nwf.org

Kalihiwai Reservoir is a
Certified Wildlife Habitat

Ducks Unlimited
www.ducksunlimited.com

Fishing Notes
www.fishingnotes.com

Hawaii Audubon Society
www.hawaiiaudubon.com

Sierra Club Hawaii
www.sierraclubhawaii.com




Sufi at the helm of Moe Moku