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Where Everyone Knows Your Name
A Surprise for Our Board Chair


Where Everyone Knows Your Name: A Surprise for Our Board Chair

Left: PBS Hawai‘i outgoing Board Chair Robbie Alm and PBS Hawai‘i President and CEO Leslie Wilcox. Right: The newly named Robbie Alm Board Room

 

It’s not my practice to keep secrets from my outgoing Board Chair, Robbie Alm. I’m doing it this once, because it’s a one-of-a-kind secret that really should be a surprise.

 

By the time you read this, the cat will be out of the bag and Robbie will have retired from the Board following a long and successful tenure. Among his many achievements as leader: diversifying our revenues, investing in revolutionary tech advancements, founding the nation’s first statewide student news network, and building a new $30 million home on time and on budget.

 

Even before he was a Board member, Robbie was a champion of public broadcasting. He’s been involved in supporting this station, in one way or another, for more than 30 years.

 

So, of course, Board and Staff are having a party for him. We’ll give him lei and an engraved keepsake, and there’ll be a special song from former Board member, Hoku Award-winning performer/composer Kawika Kahiapo. Robbie also will have to endure a few speeches.

 

And – here’s our secret. PBS Hawai‘i’s handsome Board Room, which doubles as a second TV/video studio and has a view of our large studio below, will be named after him.

 

Robbie displayed both battle-hardened confidence and quiet humility in getting our new home built. He likes the results so much, that he’s known to stop by when he could simply make a phone call. He enjoys the natural light, the openness of the floor plan, the cheerful colors, the way the space accommodates work flow.

 

And now his name will be on the room where he presided over high-level governance decisions. We hope he continues to stop by and enjoy – without any worry.

 

In next month’s guide, I’ll write about PBS Hawai‘i’s incoming Board Chair. We’re proud to have our first ever Chair from a Neighbor Island: Jason Fujimoto of Hilo, an accomplished executive whose family-founded, employee-owned business is nearly a century old.

 

A hui hou – until next time,
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Island Insurance Foundation Donates $50,000 to PBS Hawaii for NEW HOME

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HONOLULU—The Island Insurance Foundation has donated $50,000 to PBS Hawaii for the renovation and construction of the public television station’s new facility.

 

Board chair Robert Alm and president and CEO Leslie Wilcox of PBS Hawaii receive the $50,000 check from the President of Island Insurance Foundation, Tyler Tokioka.

 

Board chair Robert Alm and president and CEO Leslie Wilcox of PBS Hawaii receive the $50,000 check from the president of Island Insurance Foundation, Tyler Tokioka.

 

Construction of PBS Hawaii’s The Clarence T.C. Ching Campus began in November 2014, with completion in spring 2016. The existing one-story structure at the corner of Nimitz Highway and Sand Island Access Road (formerly the KFVE Newsplex) is being renovated and expanded to include a second story, for a total of 30,000 square feet under roof.

 

The structure will house a main television studio, a “Learning Zone” for students and teachers, and spaces that promote collaboration and partnerships for innovation.

 

“Island Insurance is proud to support PBS Hawaii and its tradition of providing quality educational programming,” said Tyler Tokioka, President of the Island Insurance Foundation. “Their new facility will enable PBS Hawaii to enhance its content and showcase the stories that make Hawaii such a special place.”

 

“Island Insurance is a company known for its deep and abiding commitment to Hawaii and what is best about us,” said Robbie Alm, PBS Hawaii Board Chair. “To have them support us is very, very special.”

 

For more information on PBS Hawaii’s NEW HOME, naming opportunities or to contribute toward the project’s completion, visit PBSHawaii.org/newhome.

 

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Contact: Emily Bodfish
Email: ebodfish@pbshawaii.org
Phone: 808.973.1169

 

PBS Hawaii is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and Hawaii’s sole member of the trusted Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). We advance learning and discovery through storytelling that profoundly touches people’s lives. We bring the world to Hawaii and Hawaii to the world. PBSHawaii.org | facebook.com/pbshawaii | @pbshawaii

 

Board of Directors

INNOVATION / FUTURES COMMITTEE MEETING
PBS Hawai‘i
315 Sand Island Access Road
Honolulu, HI 96819

*Cancelled due to severe weather: Tuesday, 3:00 pm, August 22, 2018

Next meeting Reschedued to: Wednesday, September 26, 2018

 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING
PBS Hawai‘i
315 Sand Island Access Road
Honolulu, HI 96819

Next meeting: Wednesday, 8:00 am, November 28, 2018

 

FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING
PBS Hawai‘i
315 Sand Island Access Road
Honolulu, HI 96819

Next meeting: Thursday, 12:00 pm, November 29, 2018

 

STATEWIDE BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
PBS Hawai‘i
315 Sand Island Access Road
Honolulu, HI 96819

Next meeting: Tuesday, 12:00 pm, September 18, 2018

 

 

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Hawai‘i Island
Vice Chair
Joanne Lo
Grimes
O‘ahu
Secretary
Bettina
Mehnert
O‘ahu
Treasurer
Kent
Tsukamoto
O‘ahu
Muriel Anderson Susan Bendon Jodi Endo Chai James E. Duffy Matt Emerson
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Anderson
O‘ahu
Susan
Bendon
Maui Nui
Jodi Endo
Chai
O‘ahu
James
E. Duffy, Jr.
O‘ahu
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Emerson
O‘ahu
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Maui Nui
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Haruki
O‘ahu
Noelani
Kalipi
Hawai‘i Island
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Kitajima
O‘ahu
Joy Miura
Koerte
Kaua‘i
Kamani Kuala‘au Mary Ann Manahan Aaron Salā PBS Board Member Julie Shimonishi Ka'iulani Sodaro
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Kuala‘au
O‘ahu
Mary Ann
Manahan
O‘ahu
Aaron
Salā
O‘ahu
Julie
Shimonishi
O‘ahu
Ka‘iulani
Sodaro
O‘ahu
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O‘ahu
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O‘ahu
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