LAHAINA - Setting a goal of 50 members for its 50th year in 2015, the Rotary Club of Lahaina has boosted membership to 39 with the addition of six new members.
Art Ortiz, the club's president, recently inducted Julie Corrine Audino, Marsha Bryan, Laura Harwood, Josiah Moye, Karan Pohl and Mila Salvador into the service club.
Audino is a fitness professional, motivational speaker and inspirational writer. She is the author of "FINDING YOUR PIECE: 32 Principles To Help Live Your Calling." Audino teaches yoga, strength and cardio classes at the Kapalua Spa and Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas.
Rotary Club of Lahaina President Art Ortiz (third from left) welcomes new members (from left) Karan Pohl, Josiah Moye, Laura Harwood, Mila Salvador and Marsha Bryan (Julie Corrine Audino is not pictured).
Bryan has been a Rotarian since 2005. After a highly successful career as a realtor and broker/owner of a well-known national and international real estate franchise in Colorado for 14 years, she is fulfilling a long-time dream of moving to Maui and practicing real estate in West Maui.
Harwood is a public relations and social media strategist for clients that include the Maui Visitors Bureau and Benise, the Emmy Award-winning Spanish guitarist now performing in Lahaina. Before moving to Maui this year, she worked for the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health and a Washington public affairs firm.
Moye was born and raised in Akron, Ohio. After serving five years in the U. S. Navy, he earned his certification as a Starting Strength Coach and now helps others get stronger and in better shape at Valley Isle Fitness in Kaanapali. He is passionate about strength training, fitness and inspiring others to change themselves for the better.
Pohl and her husband, Kym, relocated from California to Maui this spring. Karan is a graduate of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and has been a CPA for over a decade. Her professional career began in auditing and transitioned to community banking, where she held the position of chief financial officer for almost a decade. Karan was a Rotarian in California and is excited to continue supporting Rotary's mission with the Rotary Club of Lahaina.
Salvador is the interim general manager of The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and is currently pursuing her MBA through the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Her passions are family and friends, community service, the outdoors, travel and new experiences.
The Rotary Club of Lahaina has been serving West Maui since 1965. The largest Rotary Club on Maui, it was named one of the island's most important nonprofit organizations at the 2013 Mayor's Small Business Awards.
The Rotary Club of Lahaina is open to all those with a passion for service, a desire for business networking and an aim to expand their circle of friends.
The club meets Thursdays for lunch at the Royal Lahaina Resort's Royal Ocean Terrace restaurant from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Guests are welcome to attend every Thursday luncheon meeting.