Hui Activities – Still on hiatus until the Garrison Commander approves the Hui to reconvene safely.
FSTS – Closed and no donations accepted until further notice
Fundraisers – Continued plans for starting our new 2020-2021 year off with an event TBD
Scholarships and Kokua Grant Awards – Applications have been reviewed and recipients will be announced in May.
Membership – We will continue to stay in touch with you through eblasts. Please feel free to email us if you have any particular questions. We can’t wait to see everyone collectively at an event and hopefully it’s sooner rather than later. We’re starting to work on our Super Sign Up Event for August. Just know that we plan to have a full calendar of activities for you then.
Leadership – Are you interested in helping the Board in our upcoming new year? We have several Board positions coming open due to PCS moves and we would love to have you join us. We meet once a month and individual extra meetings may take place based on your position. Everyone is encouraged to get involved! Please contact Katie Erzen (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more details.
Community Changes and Resources Outside of The Hui, we have learned that there are several community changes that may impact your daily schedules. Below is a partial list of those changes. These notes may be of interest to non-Hui members as well so please feel free to share:
USAG Facebook Live Posts - Every night at 1800, USAG Commander Colonel Tom Barrett is filmed presenting the daily news. You can watch the event on FB even if you don’t have an account. The first presentation was posted on 11 March. Each of the past short and informative presentations are available for viewing at your convenience once they are posted.
Family Assistance – The USAG Hawaii homepage has a full list of all the resources available to you, your spouse and your family. Especially now when information seems to change daily, it’s good to know that there are resources in place to answer your questions. Guidance is available for many areas including crisis numbers, financial assistance (Army Emergency Relief) and medical resources.
Force Protection Changes – We are now at Health Condition Charlie. Please check the USAG Hawaii website for current updates.
COVID-19 Tests Available – Fort Shafter Flats now has an area designated for tests. You will need to proceed first through a triage area where your testing qualification will be determined
Face Masks – Are you looking to make your own Face masks? Thanks to our Reservations VP, Maria Santiago, you can follow easy instructions if you have access to a Cricut® Cutter.
Commissary Hours Changes: The store employees want to assure you that they are open and ready to serve you. Please shop as needed and keep in mind that there is no need to stockpile everyday items. Supplies continue to be delivered as usual. They are working as hard and as fast as they can to manage the increased customer traffic and needs. To allow additional time for deep cleaning, the store hours are changing.
Below are some of the latest commissary changes that are being implemented across the zone: Limit the amount of patrons in the store at one time:
Pearl 150 Schofield 150 Hickam 75 Kaneohe 75
Initially we will let 20 in and wait a couple of minutes before we let in the next group until we get to 75 or 150. At Pearl/Schofield we will do 10 out and 10 in where Hickam/K-Bay we will do 1 out and 1 in. With this we will need to go to a single exit which we will designate so that we can monitor who goes out. (entrances and exits will be different doors, but will only have one entrance and one exit) all other exits will be for emergency exit only. We would also place the hand wash stations near the entrance/exits to encourage people to wash their hands before and after shopping.
To help with deeper sanitation and also get more items to the shelf we will be adjusting our hours on Monday and Thursday and will delay opening to 1100 on both days. We will also like to take the Kapuna and disabled hours for these days and change them to Active Duty in uniform only from 1100-1200 to allow them to get lunch etc. and open regular hours from 1200.
To encourage social distancing we would like to open every other register and will adjust the queuing line to hopefully better assist with this. In the self-check outs and express lines we will put down tape and signs to encourage people to have a safe distance between the next person in line. We feel that the regular lines are ok as the shopping cart would provide that safe distance.