Ways To Keep Resolutions Going

Hanalei Canoe Club is seeking new members | Nancy Williams photo

Hanalei Canoe Club is seeking new members | Nancy Williams photo

More often than not, by the end of January people tend to lose track of their New Year’s resolutions. Or you may be more like me: I’m a create-goals-as-yougo kind of gal, rather than a make-it-or-break-it at the beginning of the year deal. But the idea that a new year gives you a fresh start can be motivating for anyone.

Perhaps you set a goal to exercise more or make new friends. If so, you might be interested in joining Hanalei Canoe Club at its annual meeting Feb. 7 at 10:30 a.m. at its clubhouse. Everyone is invited to participate. It will feature conversations about the canoe club and include an acceptance of nominations and voting for officers, as well as a brunch. Everyone also is welcome to participate in the regular practice sessions held throughout the week — women Mondays and Wednesdays at 5 p.m. and Saturdays at 7:45 a.m.; men Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5 p.m. and Saturdays at 7:45 a.m.; co-ed Mondays and Fridays at 10 a.m.; and youths will begin practice in April. For more information, visit hanaleicanoeclub.org

Savita Kumar leads a workshop Thursday in conjunction with the Committee on the Status of Women. Photo from Savita Kumar

Savita Kumar leads a workshop Thursday in conjunction with the Committee on the Status of Women. Photo from Savita Kumar

Something else that may help kickstart any self-improvement resolutions you might have made this year is a workshop presented by Committee on the Status of Women slated for Thursday (Jan. 29). The meeting, “I Matter: This is My Year,” is from 5 to 6 p.m. at Lihue Civic Center in the Moikeha Building, Meeting Room 2A/B. Savita Kumar, a former member of the committee, will speak about how women can tap into their full potential and generate success in their professional and personal lives …

Rotary Club of West Kauai sponsors its annual Robert Burns Supper Scottish Banquet Saturday (Jan. 31) at Wranglers in Waimea to help raise funds for scholarships for Waimea High School seniors. The fundraiser will begin at 5 p.m. and includes pupu, no-host cocktails and bidding on silent auction items from local businesses. At about 5:45 p.m., a grand march of Celtic Pipes and Drums of Hawaii will precede the call to dinner, and the band will play an opening set followed by a customary Scottish opening to call the host to a traditional meal. Last year, five $1,000 scholarships were awarded to graduating students pursuing post-secondary education. For more information, call Wranglers at 338-1218 or Dave Walker at 652-0616 …

If you’re like me, you may be interested in learning how to code. I’d love to know how to create my own website or make cutting-edge infographics for media outlets. It’s a lucrative and up-and-coming career choice, but I think anyone can benefit from learning a computer’s language. That’s why I think it’s an amazing opportunity to join Zendy Labs for its free community classes this winter/spring that teach how computers tick. Programming Club 2015 will be held every Thursday evening from 4 to 7 p.m. Feb. 5-May 28. Participants must be present for the duration of the course, which will include building a website for a nonprofit organization and creating an online portfolio for each member. There also will be various free workshops, titled “Introduction to Web Programming,” in the coming months: Feb. 11, March 11 and April 15 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Zendy Labs in Kapaa. For more information and to register, contact Tedra Baymiller at tedra@zendylabs.com.

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