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December 18, 2012- Member Email

Today at 2 pm at CTAHR, Kainaliu

KCFA FACILITATES FORMATION OF THE KONA CHAPTER OfTHE  HAWAII FARMERS UNION UNITED

KCFA is facilitating an organizational meeting of the Kona Chapter of the Hawaii Farmers Union United.  The HFUU Kona Chapter meeting is scheduled to begin at 2 pm on December 18, 2012 at the CTAHR meeting room in Kainaliu.  It will be followed by aloha coffee service at 3:30 and the regular KCFA Board meeting for December.

Earlier this year KCFA joined HFUU as an Affiliate Member.  HFUU faithfully supported KCFA’s issues in the 2012 legislative session and collaborated with us in submitting testimony and organizing support.  Legislators also told us that it was important for Kona farmers to have a statewide voice.  HFUU is comprised of individual farmers and others who support HFUU’s mission to:

advocate for the sovereign right of farmers to create and sustain vibrant and prosperous agricultural communities for the benefit of all Hawaii through cooperation, education and legislation.

HFUU is affiliated with the National Farmers Union, one of the oldest organization of farmers in the United States that:

For more than 100 years Farmers Union has been the grassroots organization of of America’s family farms and ranches. During its storied history, Farmers Union emerged as an influential organization that helped shape national policy, organized cooperative businesses that thrive today, delivered educational programs designed to build rural leaders, and provided farmers and ranchers with opportunities to be at the table. Today, Farmers Union continues to be the nation’s premier farm organization dedicated to family farm agriculture, cooperative businesses, and rural communities.
Source: www.nfu.org

Both NFU and HFUU are built from the bottom up on a grass roots model of transparency and responsiveness to its members.  Annual membership dues for individuals is $30 or $75 for an “Ohana” membership of up to four people.

Upon joining HFUU as an Affiliate the KCFA Board appointed David Case as the Chair of the HFUU Committee to organize the HFUU Kona Chapter.  HFUU then appointed David to the HFUU statewide board where he now serves as Board Secretary.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR 2 PM ON DECEMBER 18.  IF YOU CAN’T MAKE THE MEETING, E-MAIL DAVID CASE AT: casedavids@gmail.com TO JOIN HFUU.  YOU CAN ALSO PHONE HIM AT (808) 238-5285