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Convention Workshops


Saturday Workshops Feature US Jaycees Vice President and Starwood Hotels Regional Director
The speakers are set for this weekend’s Hawaii Jaycees State Convention Training workshops. United States Jaycees National Vice President Brian Kavanaugh will lead the Empowering Me workshop, and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Regional Human Resources Director Nona Tamanaha will head the Keeping the Momentum workshop. You can read more about the speakers after the jump, courtesy of 2009 Hawaii Jaycees Executive Vice President Stan Fichtman via Facebook. This convention will be held April 24-25 at the Pagoda Hotel. Please leave a comment on the blog or email risingphoenixjaycees@yahoo.com if you would like to attend. As always, RPJ pays the delegate fee for any member who wants to go.
TRAINING 1 | 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. | “EMPOWERING ME”
By Brian Kavanaugh, National Vice President, United States Junior Chamber.

Brian Kavanaugh has been a member of the Jaycees for 14 years and calls the Ralston, Nebraska Jaycees his home chapter. He was the state president for Nebraska in 2007 and served as the National Awards Committee Chairman. In 2008, he was elected as a Vice President in the Junior Chamber International. He’s serving as a National Vice President this year, and he’s assigned to the states of California, Georgia, Hawaii, Kentucky, Nevada, Oklahoma and cross-assigned to Nebraska.
TRAINING 2 | 10:30 a.m. – Noon | “KEEPING THE MOMENTUM”
By Nona Tamanaha, Regional Human Resources Director, Starwood Hotels and Resorts

Nona Tamanaha is Starwood Hotels and Resorts regional human resources director for Hawaii and French Polynesia. She had been Starwood’s area director of human resources for Waikiki overseeing The Royal Hawaiian, Sheraton Waikiki, Westin Moana Surfrider and Sheraton Princess Kaiulani as well as the Sheraton Maui.
Tamanaha joined Starwood in 1986 as a personnel/training secretary. She serves as a trustee for the Health & Welfare Trust Fund, AFL-CIO Hotel and Restaurant Workers and is a member of the Society of Human Resource Management. She is also involved with the University of Hawaii School of Travel Industry Management.