Media Mentions

2000-11-13 The Garden Island Where’s the cat? Mason Chock of the Lihu`e fire station uses a hi-lift to start stringing Holiday lights on the boughs of the monkeypod trees on the lawn of the historic county building, joining crews from Garden Isle Telecommunications. The activity drew the attention of curious passers-by who wanted to know if there was a cat up the tree. The lawn and county building will be officially lit up on December 1 with ceremonies starting at 6 p.m.

2004-01-06 The Garden Island KCC team-building exercise begins new year NIUMALU — How does canoe-paddling relate to college-level instruction? Instructors and staff at the Kaua’i Community College discovered the link Monday morning as they returned from their winter break to attend a morning retreat at Niumalu.

2005-08-28 The Garden Island Mentors needed for prisoners’ children Mason Chock of Kaua‘i Team Challenge is looking for volunteer mentors to help children of prisoners.

2007-03-30 The Garden Island Neighborly response occurs in advance of skateboard contest KAPA‘A — They were supposed to be up early, but thanks to a quick response from community volunteers, the “do gooders” services weren’t needed. Mason Chock of Leadership Kaua‘i said the skateboard park in Kapa‘a was tagged with graffiti over the weekend, and with a skateboard contest scheduled for tomorrow, he arranged to have students from the youth program come to paint over the malicious markings.

2007-10-27 The Garden Island Leadership transition at Leadership Kaua`i After two years at the helm of Leadership Kaua‘i, Executive Director Tim Bynum is stepping down from the top post. Filling his seat will be current Program Director Mason Chock.

2008-01-10 The Garden Island Leadership Kaua‘i starts 2008 with a bang NAWILIWILI — Yesterday was an exciting day for Leadership Kaua‘i. Mason Chock, the group’s director, said not only did Leadership Kaua‘i accept a grant from the Young Brothers Community Advisory Board, it was an opportunity to introduce two new staff members to the non-profit group.

2008-04-25 The Garden Island The power of three Two talented jazz musicians will join a highly acclaimed public speaker in a collaborative performance tonight at Kaua‘i Community College.

2008-11-01 Hawaii Business Magazine Local Leadership Leadership Kauai, a nonprofit organization dedicated to grooming effective leaders on the Garden Isle, is helping to combat one of the state’s most rapidly growing epidemics: brain drain. With the aging population and the high cost of living in Hawaii driving waves of talented local kids to pursue careers on the Mainland, retaining and training the next generation of homegrown leaders is crucial, says Mason Chock, 37, executive director of Leadership Kauai.

2008-12-26 The Garden Island Raising the bar on ‘kuleana’ for a New Year [See photo, article link not currently available]

2009-02-20 The Garden Island Contributions garner special leadership award PUHI — Pi‘ina Hoku, translated to mean “stars that rise” would not be celebrating its third year without community support.

2009-06-07 The Garden Island Chamber provides networking opportunities in tough economy Bryan Barbata and Roger Cable of Senter Petroleum with plaque presentation by Mason Chock of Leadership Kaua‘i at the Kaua‘i Chamber of Commerce Before Business Hours held at Costco Warehouse earlier this week. Contributed Photo

2009-06-26 The Garden Island Paving the future, one program at a time Despite economic and global meltdowns, Kaua‘i has a real kind of currency impervious to global instability — its community members — where working together is how ideas, innovations and services thrive.

2010-07-01 Hawaii Business Magazine Amping up job training to spur Kauai’s recovery Except for college and graduate school, Jodee Crane has spent her whole life on Kauai and she can’t remember when the job situation has been so bleak. She says there’s desperation in their words as unemployed workers wonder what will happen when their benefits run out.

2010-07-22 The Garden Island Kaua‘i youth learn stand-up paddle boarding PO‘IPU — Youth from Kaua‘i Team Challenge’s Kukui Malamalama Mentoring Program received stand-up paddleboarding lessons from Po‘ipu Beach Surf School, states a press release.

2011-01-06 The Garden Island Island School students participate in model UN conference Nine Island School high school students participated in this year’s model United Nations conference on O‘ahu, Dec. 10-11. In this program, students stepped into the shoes of ambassadors from UN member states to debate current issues on the organization’s agenda.

2011-01-09 Kauai’s Hindu Monastery Island Leaders Yesterday’s visit by seventeen of our island’s most effective leaders, in whose hands lies the future of our little community, was a rare and important moment. There was much sharing between the monks and these amazingly motivated men and women…

2011-05-16 The Garden Island KGEFCU Scholars The marketing division of the Kaua‘i Government Employees Federal Credit Union honors the 2011 receipients of the KGEFCU scholarships and their parents at a luncheon at 22 North, Friday. The scholarship recipients are Ira Lapitan, Rachel Coyaso, Destiny Lynn Martin-Lazaro, and Mason Chock Jr., represented by his mother.

2011-08-16 The Garden Island Kaua‘i leaders get grants The Board of Directors of Leadership Kaua‘i show off the $2,500 grant from A&B Foundation, Friday, the first day of class for the most recent candidates. Shown are Cory Nakamura, Tom Clements, Mason Chock, Kaulana Finn, Brenda Jose, Mark Hubbard of Leadership Kaua‘i accepted the check from Tom Shigemoto, Ron Victorino, Gloria Girald, Dewayne Kong and Trinette Kaui, representing the A&B Foundation. The is the eighth consecutive year A&B Foundation has supported the program which, on completion of the current class, will have had more than 300 leaders go through its program.

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