Guests dressed to the nines in their flapper dresses, feathers, suits, and fedoras in celebration of Hospice Hawaii’s 2016 Na Hoa Malama on Saturday, November 12, 2016, at the swanky Waialae Country Club. Our Speakeasy Soiree was the cat’s meow, because of the generosity of our many sponsors, supporters and friends.
A classic car and old-time street signs on the lawn set the scene as guests sampled wines and hors d’oeuvres. In keeping with the Roaring Twenties theme, a Speakeasy Secret Room was created, where guests gained entry with a secret password (“Gatsby”) to enjoy a refreshing Bootlegger or Giggle Water martini served in a keepsake glass. A delicious three-course dinner, complemented with red and white wines, was served in the main dining room that was decorated with ostrich feathers and pearls.
Hospice Hawaii’s Wishing Tree welcomed gifts to ensure our patients receive much needed care such as therapy visits, specialized pediatric care and 24 hours of care at Hospice Hawaii’s Kailua Home.
An array of items ranging from artwork, restaurant gift certificates, rounds of golf and staycations, to spa experiences featured in the online silent auction, allowed guests to conveniently bid from their smartphones, while master auctioneer Eric Schiff took the stage to auction off an omakase dinner and sake pairing for eight at Izakaya Nonbei, two roundtrip travel vouchers to anywhere Alaska Airlines flies, and an Escape to San Francisco and Napa with a private wine tour and wine tasting.
Steve Uyehara, Hawaii News Now Sunrise co-anchor, served as emcee, introducing the formal presentation that honored past Hospice Hawaii patients and community awardees.