Echelon hosts a Pau Hana event this Thursday!

Join us for our pau hana with guest speaker Tisha Falcon Lehfeldt, Salem Media’s On-Air host on 95.5 The Fish. Tisha Falcon Lehfeldt works at Salem Media as the On-Air host on 95.5 the Fish. Tisha has many passions: loving God, loving people and seeing them live out the best version of themselves, reading tons of books and traveling around the world!

Get your make-up and professional headshot done while enjoying mocktails, pupus and chocolates by Choco le‘a!

Sisley Paris will also be donating 10% of their total sales of cosmetics from the day to The Salvation Army.

Visit salar.my/pauhana for registration and more details.

ECHELON: Leadership takes humility

Echelon Hawaii, a group of young leaders collectively rising up to serve their local communities through The Salvation Army Hawaiian and Pacific Islands Division, have established their mark through volunteerism, fundraising, and networking opportunities. As part of our efforts to show the community the work of The Salvation Army, we’ve invited our Echelon members to share their thoughts, news, and information on upcoming events with our readers. Here is a guest post by Echelon member, Aaron Kim from Nan Inc. 

Aaron Kim, Nan Inc.

Like many of you, I’ve had my share of supervisors in the workplace. Some used fear and intimidation to make sure I perform, others used guilt or shame. Then there were those who didn’t stand out – the ones that were just there to do their jobs and expected the same from you. If a problem arose, they looked the other way or micro-managed. I can call them all supervisors, but I cannot say they were all leaders.

Why not? I firmly believe a leader is a person who is given authority to have an effective and lasting influence on those they lead. It is someone who leads through service and humility. A leader finds value in empowering and serving others, not their own interests. A leader understands that when you help others succeed and become leaders, it makes your organization more effective and success can then be shared by everyone.

Leadership takes humility. It’s about the mission and purpose of your organization, which is the same mission and purpose that other members or employees signed up for.

Now, I have the privilege and responsibility to supervise and lead a team. They rely on me to take them in the right direction and I always remind myself to value them and help them be better. Because when they are better, we are all better!

Service and humility is not just reserved for non-profits or charities like The Salvation Army. It’s not just something you practice when give back to the community or those in need. Service and humility is something that is very much necessary in leadership… #doingthemostgood not only in the community, but also, where we work.

Support The Salvation Army at any 7-Eleven Hawaii location!

For the month of June, 7ElevenHI‘s Canister Change Program will benefit The Salvation Army Hawaiian & Pacific Islands! Support The Salvation Army by dropping a donation into one of their canisters at any 7-Eleven location. Proceeds will go toward much needed programs and services for those in need.

ECHELON: Others Above Self Requires Self Awareness

Echelon Hawaii, a group of young leaders collectively rising up to serve their local communities through The Salvation Army Hawaiian and Pacific Islands Division, have established their mark through volunteerism, fundraising, and networking opportunities. As part of our efforts to show the community the work of The Salvation Army, we’ve invited our Echelon members to share their thoughts, news, and information on upcoming events with our readers. Please welcome Echelon’s first guest post by their chairperson, Jeremy Shorenstein of Tradewind Capital Group.

Jeremy Shorenstein, Chair

Before I met my wife, my mentor at the time asked me to make a list of everything I desired in a significant other. The list included genuine kindness, self-confidence, and the ability to call me out when I am wrong, among others. After completing the list, I was ready to seek out this amazing person, but my mentor had a different recommendation. He said, “If you want to attract this person, you need to be this person.” #MindBlown

This is a powerful lesson; to be the person I want to be surrounded by. Whether it is in my role as an employee, friend, or community member, I aim to be the person I would admire in that position.  This is a high bar since I have some pretty high expectations, so I like to couple this suggestion with another, “Aim for progress, not perfection”.  I make mistakes, embarrass myself, and act selfishly sometimes, it’s part the human experience in my opinion.  But in accepting my faults as well as my abilities (aka, having an accurate view of who and what I am) it gives me the ability to set a path to become who and what I can be.

My experience as an Echelon member gives me the opportunity to be of service to my community directly, such as preparing food for and having genuine conversations with the homeless population of Chinatown in Honolulu, providing needed school supplies to students at Aiea and Waialua Elementary, and building close friendships with others who are willing and excited to give back to their community. I’m grateful for Echelon giving me the ability to practice “being the person I want to attract”, and I invite you to learn more about our impact, why we do what we do, and join the movement of #DoingTheMostGood in our islands.

The Salvation Army’s General arrives in Hawaii

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The Salvation Army’s General André Cox, Commissioner Silvia Cox, and Major David Williamson arrived in Honolulu last night. They were greeted by Divisional Leaders Majors John and Lani Chamness, Divisional Officers, Corps Officers, and the Divisional Hula Halau.