By Hui O Na Wahine September 14, 2012
SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii (Sept. 14, 2012) -- The Hui O Na Wahine all-ranks Army spouses club is looking forward to dressing up for its derby-themed luncheon at the Nehelani, Sept. 20.
All military spouses are invited to join the Hui for a day at the races.
Spouses are encouraged to deck out for the derby and participate in the club's "design a derby hat" contest and to cheer on their favorite horse during the main event.
Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place hats.
"We are excited to host an exciting and interactive luncheon where new and old members can work together to have fun and learn more about our organization," said Margaret Trimble, 2nd vice president, Hui O Na Wahine. "We wanted to embrace the fun and interactive spirit of the derby."
Racers take your mark because Hui Trivia is what you will need to know to win the main derby event. Tables of participants will be asked trivia questions, and then correct answers will be used to move each tables' "race horse" around the room. The table or tables that answer the most questions correctly will win prizes.
The event will open at 10:30 a.m. for shopping, with a buffet lunch provided from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The event costs $20 and covers a delicious lunch provided by the Nehelani.
Participants will also have time to shop with vendors and socialize with other spouses. Community vendors will include Tastefully Simple, Thirty One Gifts, Creative Memories, Stampin' Up and Silpada.
For September, the club will provide a donation basket to the Hawaiian Humane Society to support our local pets. Members are asked to donate from the list of following items:
--rugs (2x3 feet, non-skid);
--new cat and dog treats;
--cat toys (no strings);
--Kong toys (all sizes);
--paper towel rolls; and
--Easy Walker dog harness (all sizes).
Donating members, in return for their contributions, will receive free opportunity tickets to win prizes donated from participating community vendors.
Hui Na Wahine Registration
Reservations must be placed by Sept. 14 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Spouses must be 2012-2013 members of the Hui to attend the luncheon. Applications are available online, and an annual $25 membership fee will be accepted at the event.