Friday, January 08, 2010
Molokai Clubhouse photos
by Larry Geller
I thought you would enjoy seeing some photos of the Molokai Clubhouse that Disappeared News readers, along with other advocates and mental health groups, helped save.
As you will recall, the
Grinch Governor nearly wiped out the facility, just renovated with the help of $100,000 donated by the Honolulu Metro Rotary Club, by firing the last remaining employee effective December 31. Then the public swung into action, saving his job at the 59th minute of the 11th hour. More than 30 people are served by this clubhouse, the only program of its kind on Molokai.
Here are some pictures of the construction, arranged in a collage. The second photo is a group shot of Honolulu Metro Rotary members assembled in front of the Clubhouse.
Finally, a link to an article in today’s Advertiser. Too bad the article doesn’t give an account of how it was just saved and the challenges it still faces.
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Advertiser article: Contract keeps Moloka'i mental health center open (1/8/2010).
Public protests save Molokai Clubhouse (Disappeared News, 12/31/2009)
The Lingle who stole Christmas, (Disappeared News, 12/28/2009)