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Bridge Club Hawaii's Annual Beach Clean Up


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Not often will you find a group of kids willingly awake and alert at 6:00 A.M.

On Saturday, June 11th, a group of Bridge Club Hawaii members joined forces with JASH to scour the beach for trash in this year’s Waikiki Beach Cleanup.  Waikiki is one of the most popular beaches in Hawaii, as over four million people visit annually.  Here, many people enjoy swimming, surfing, and basking in the sun.  The Waikiki Beach Cleanup is important for maintaining the beauty and safety of the ocean, all it’s inhabitants, and the shore.  Cleaning started at the Hilton Hawaiian Village and ended at the famous Duke Kahanamoku statue, about a mile away.  This year was the 4th time Bridge Club has taken part in this community service event.  The annual clean up gives the 2011 Junior Ambassadors a chance to get to know other BCH members and past JAs.


“Even though we had to wake up early, everyone enjoyed themselves.  Something really neat was riding on the double decker Aloha Bus!” says Rachel Tamashiro, a Junior Ambassador in 2008. Our younger ambassadors were eager to pick up the bigger trash, including an old beach mat, a waterlogged camera, and many, many cigarette butts.  By the end of the mile the pile of trash bags showed all of our hard work.

A big mahalo to everyone that came out to this service project! Way to take kuliana for Hawaii’s ocean!

Article by Korie Lum, BCH VP

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