Recipients of 2024 Vocational Service Awards
The Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset presented the 8th annual Vocational Service Awards to an individual, a non-profit organization, and a local business.  These Vocational Service award recipients were selected for demonstrating integrity through high ethical behavior that is the foundation of Rotary.  The recipients provide a road map for ethical behavior in the workplace and other areas of life.  This award is presented annually to three entities that provide outstanding service to our community and/or our club.  The recipients truly demonstrate the Rotary philosophy of “Service Above Self”.
Arvinder and Manjeet Surdhar received the Individual Vocational Service Award.  This couple was the donor of nine Starlink devices that were set up and manned by Rotary Club members less than one week after the August 8th Fires.  The devices provided immediate invaluable service to the Lahaina community.  The devices are still operational and are in service at various locations that serve fire survivors.
Napili Noho Hub was the recipient of the Non-Profit Vocational Service Award.  This hub stood up within the first 24 hours of the fires. Since data was collected starting 8/18/24 they have serviced families affected by the fires for 38,274 visits giving away donations received totaling on an average of over $4 million in donated goods and services.  Accepting the award was Director Melonee Lujan.
Mana Visual Maui was the recipient of the business Vocational Service Award.  Accepting the award was Jason Lucero, sole owner of this business. Jason made and installed weather-proof images of the deceased to personalize each of the memorial crosses along the Lahaina Bypass Memorial.  To date over 60 images have been completed and installed at no cost to the families.