The CMAA, an association that represents
the club management professionals, offers scholarships every
year to students who are pursuing degrees in travel industry
management. Ten TIMSO members, along with Dr. Joe Patoskie,
associate professor of TIM, volunteered to help with registration
duties and also with the selling of tickets.
HPU TIMSO students had made several business connections and
actually heard the words “job offer,” making for
what many considered a successful event.
Then, on Oct. 23, TIM faculty Dr. Jerome Agrusa and Wendy Lam,
and 15 TIMSO members, helped celebrate, in the spirit of the
fall holidays, a FUNtastic Fall FUNraiser at Rumours Nightclub
at the Ala Moana Hotel.
The four-hour event, sponsored by the HHSMA (Hawai‘i Hospitality
Sales and Marketing Association), kept TIMSO members busy with
silent auctions and baby sitting, but they still had time to
team build, participate in games, and meet prominent figures
in the travel industry.
The purpose of this fundraiser was to raise money for local
Olympics, Sisters Offering Support, Waikiki Community Center Care-a-Van, and
the Variety School—and the HHSMA Educational Scholarship Fund, which supports