KLA OCEAN SAFETY TOOLS AVAILABLE AT NO CHARGE

  Two important Ocean Safety communication pieces are now available to all businesses on Kauai. A new Ocean Safety video is available for retail stores, activities desks, rental car offices, resorts, hotels, bed and breakfast, vacation rental and timeshare in-house systems.  The video is 6 minutes long and it along with a new six panel Ocean Safety Brochure focus on the same points that can HELP SAVE LIVES when frequenting our beaches.  The key points stressed in both include: utilizing our lifeguard towers for immediate sources of information as well as safe places to settle for the day.  How to identify rip currents and what to do if you are caught in one.  How to use a rescue tube, and the all important snorkel with a buddy system.  The video can be downloaded at KauaiLIfeguards.org or you can pick up a free dvd of the captioned video at the Kauai Ocean Safety offices in the Piikoi Building in Lihue. 

      There are also over 220,000 Ocean Safety brochures available for pick up at the Ocean Safety Bureau.  It too reinforces the key points of prevention.  These complementary services are part of this years Ocean Minded Community campaign that received support from businesses around Kauai thru the first half of the year.  Monies go towards the Keiki and Junior Lifeguard program, access and use of the Ocean safety trailer, continued awareness and operation of the roving patrols at unguarded beaches, printing of new brochures and access to the new video, safety points stressed at visitor industry briefings, maintenance and exposure concerning our rescue tubes, and media campaigns that reinforce going to Kauai’s lifeguarded beaches. The work our lifeguards perform daily in Helping to Save Lives is continuous.  Here are the results of such work between January and May of this year. 

OCEAN SAFETY BROCHURES

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Download our New Ocean Safety Video

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The Kauai Lifeguard Association is proud to offer to YOU an opportunity to download a 6 minute Ocean Safety Video that will Help Save Lives thru a variety of directions, precautions and illustrations. The new video’s key points will be reinforced with the new Ocean Safety Brochure that will be made available in late July. Our video will be shown on KVIC, at Lihue

Airport, and at any and all businesses, hotels, resorts, etc that cater to beachgoers and ocean lovers residing or frequenting our island including yours if you choose to do so.

We invite you to view the video first and then go to the prompted area that gives you an option to download it with or without captions. This service is offered free of charge and can help save lives.

Please note the download process will take approximately 10 minutes for the full high definition version thru wettransfer download services.

Sincerely

Dr. Monty Downs, President- KLA

Andy Melamed, Marketing-Event Director –KLA
808 482 0218
andymelamed946@gmail.com

 

Please click the buttons below to download the videos:

AN ACTIVE KAUAI LIFEGUARD ASSOCIATION

AN ACTIVE KAUAI LIFEGUARD ASSOCIATION

BY ANDY MELAMED (MARKETING / EVENT DIRECTOR-KLA)

By years end nearly 2,500,000 beach goers are projected to recorded at our lifeguarded beaches. And yet the number of rescues and drownings on Kauai primarily occur at unguarded beaches like Lumahai, Anini, Queens Bath, Secret Beach, Larsens,secluded eastern and western shorelines, Shipwreck’s Beach and the calm lagoons of our south shore where many snorkeling incidents and drownings occur.

This years KLA 4th Wave campaign accumulated funds from over 240 donors. The money raised is immediately providing two new King Auto Center 2016 Ram Quad Cab four wheel drive trucks, each with over 9000 pound towing capacity for accompanying trailers,jetskis, and rescue equipment. A total of three roving patrol units with jetski certified lifeguards will begin roaming our unguarded beaches from December 1st and will continue to do so annually, every day of the year.

Funds raised from the 4th Wave Campaign has allowed KLA to make donations to Kauai’s Rescue Tube Foundation which features over 200 tubes strategically placed along our shorelines. Additional donations are being made to Kauai’s Keiki and Junior Lifeguard Program which provides free training for up to 500 Kauai youth every summer.

The campaign in 2016 was an example of how our community unites to get things accomplished”, remarked Andy Melamed, marketing and event director for the KLA. In 2017, the Kauai Lifeguard Association will introduce an all encompassing Ocean Minded Community campaign. The campaign will feature communication, training and programs around ocean safety through the year. The campaign will create a multiplier effect of safety and prevention that will extend beyond the lifeguard towers and roving patrols. The campaign will reach residents and visitors alike, placing ocean safety at the forefront daily.”:

Details outlined by Melamed includes attention to our 10 lifeguard towers and their respective lifesaving efforts. Utilization of the new Roving Patrol units will also be featured. A New Ocean Safety video will highlight rules of safety while swimming thru rip currents, use of Rescue tubes, and a new “Snorkel with a Buddy” message. This new video is planned to air at the airport, on line, and will be made available to all hotels and resorts. Ocean safety seminars will be hosted by Kauai lifeguards at weekly timeshare gatherings. Sponsorship and support of our Keiki and Junior Lifeguard program is included. The printing and providing of new Ocean Safety Brochures is planned with a special section devoted to Snorkeling with a Buddy. KLA will also support the Rescue Tube Foundation with coverage as to where to find and how to use rescue tubes. The County’s Ocean Safety Trailer will be at events, parades and at schools around our island. There will be the Percy Kinimaka Award of Aloha to the Junioir Lifeguard of the Year, and the Tower of Power salute to the lifeguard team of the year. These presentations will be at the annual Westin Princeville Resort Jazz and Wine festival in September that supports KLA annually with a silent auction.

Melamed concludes, “All these elements when presented to the community in a variety of ways using social media, electronic and print media will join us together in building an Ocean Minded Community that unites us with one common goal, to Help Save Lives. “

KLA 4th Wave Celebration

KAUAI MARRIOTT RESORT & BEACH CLUB GRAND BALLROOM

Our 4th wave celebration will be October 22, 2016, in the Grand Ballroom of the Kauai Marriott Resort and Beach Club in a festive casual atmosphere Your donation will help us reach our goals to HELP SAVE LIVES while attending the party of the year!

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The lineup
4:30 PM: NO HOST COCKTAIL- SILENT AUCTION
5:00PM: JONATHAN RIVERA TRIO
5:30PM: KLA LIFEGUARDED TOWER OF POWER AWARD
AUGIE T. $1500 JOKERS WILD COMPETITION
6PM: CHEF HIGA’S AWARD WINNER DINNER BUFFET FEAST
6:30PM: PACIFICO’S $500 HI CARD DRAW WITH AUGIE T
AMY GILLIOM AND HER BAND
7:15 PM: AUGIE T. $5200 QUICKIE BINGO KAUAI MARRIOTT PRESIDENTIAL SUITE FOR 2 NIGHTS
7:30PM: SILENT AUCTION CLOSES
ALASKA AIRLINES $4000 DANCING IN THE STARS WITH LAS VEGAS HYPNOTIST TINA MARIE
8:00 PM: MAYORS CUP LIVE AUCTION – BILL HAMILTON SURFBOARD + AUGIE T.  QUICKIE BINGO – ST. REGIS PACKAGE+ JIM SAYLOR’S HOOK OF GOLD
8:15PM: MAKUA ROTHMAN
9:00PM: STEVE VALLIERE LIVE ART AUCTION
PERCY KINIMAKA’S JR. LIFEGUARD “AWARD OF ALOHA”
LELEO KINIMAKA KAUAI WOOD HARD-CARVED ANCIENT ALA IA REPLICA
9:15PM: KALAPANA

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Menu Especially Prepared for KLA 4th Wave Event

*Hawaiian Grown Greens and Vegetables With Lilikoi Herb Vinaigrette or Creamy Sesame Apple Dressing
*Lomi Salmon
*Kim Chee Noodles with Taegu Tofu Dressing
*Sweet Bread, Taro Rolls and Sweet Butter
*Grilled Rosemary Chicken with Roasted Garlic Sauce
*Seared Mahi-mahi, Thai Coconut Eggplant Curry
*Mushroom Shrimp, Vegetable Cake Noodles
*Chicken Long Rice
*Coconut Haupia Cake
*Custard Pie
*Assorted Cookies, Brownies & Bars
*Coffee Station to Include Regular, Decaf, and Hot Tea Selection

MARRIOTT GRAND BALLROOM SEATING CHART:

TABLES 1-30 Golden Circle
TABLES 41-50 Vip Red Zone
TABLES 51-60
TABLES 61-72- GENERAL ADMISSION individual open seating

Kauai Ballroom

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YOUR SUPPORT

With but a few tables remaining the KAUAI LIFEGUARD ASSOCIATION CELEBRATION is on its way to accomplish its goals TO HELP SAVE LIVES AT UNGUAREDED BEACHES.

If you wish to attend a few tables and a few individual tickets remain at special prices.

A. reserved tables of ten for $2000- $1100 TAX DEDUCTIBLE.

B. and individual seats at $200.. if you cannot attend and have an interest in supporting our efforts we ask that you consider the following options:

1. Make a tax-deductible donation to KLA- ON LINE VIA PAYPAL to cover costs and raise funds purchase equipment for the roving patrols- kauailifeguards.org

2. Tax deductible donation in increments of $200 to a sponsor lifeguard so that he or she can attend our event at no charge.

3. Tax deductible donation of goods or services to raise funds on site the evening of our event October 22 nd .

Sponsorship in all media including KLA Website, on Radio and on Wala au TV and in a newspaper ad and feature article, as well as in our program Kauai’s heroes at the tower you choose will associate you with just some of Kauai’s heroes while reinforcing ocean safety awareness.

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If you wish to donate merchandise for promotional giveaways that will support our 4th Wave event please contact:

Andy Melamed: KLA Marketing/ Event Director : andymelamed946@gmail.com or phone 808-482-0218

KLA Lifeguards Towers of Power – April 2016 Feature

KLA LIFEGUARDED TOWERS OF POWER

With over 90 rescues a year and over 100,000 preventative actions and more than 5,000 first aid occurrences, Kauai’s Ocean Safety Bureau and its lifeguards are kept busy. Especially with nearly 2,000,000 beach visits annually at Kauai’s lifeguarded beaches alone this past year!

Most of these actions to Help Save Lives go by unnoticed. Communicating and saluting such actions can provide an inspiration that will spiral into an ocean minded community throughout the year.

Every month the KLA will salute a “KLA LIFEGUARDED TOWER OF POWER…. The actual tower will be highlighted on Kong radio, Wala au tv, and in the Garden Island newspaper along with a feature on our website. The salute will detail the dedication these guards represent and representatives from each tower will be heralded on stage during our KLA 4th WAVE Celebration October 22nd at the Kauai Marriot Resort and Beach Club’s Grand Ballroom.

The KLA LIFEGUARDED TOWER OF POWER will be a monthly feature rallying our Kauai community with regards to ocean safety. Illustrating that our island is small enough to where we all can make a difference. Especially regards to HELPING TO SAVE LIVES.

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