A Message from our Executive Director
Welcome to this issue of The Greenleaf, where we share some updates on our statewide and branch activities from 2022. It was a wonderful year of tree giveaways and projects across the state. As we fully emerge from the pandemic, we can look forward to our continued robust presence in preventing or stopping visual blight, advocating for and planting trees in our communities, and generally keeping Hawai‘i clean, green, beautiful, livable and sustainable.
The newsletter also includes a few of The Outdoor Circle's accomplishments from our storied history. It speaks to the the influence the organization has had in shaping the environmental health of the islands since 1912. To see more of our history, check out TOC's Legacy & Lasting Impact on Hawai‘i.
At the heart of our organization is our incredible volunteer leadership at the branch and state level. These dedicated and hard-working stalwarts of the organization continue to show the kind of leadership that helps make our islands a better place to live, as has been done for 111 years. For all who have served or currently serve in these roles, we owe our sincere and unending thanks for the work you do to ensure that our branches and statewide organization remain vibrant—mahalo nui loa.
Likewise, you, as a member or donor, are the lifeblood of our organization. The Outdoor Circle thrives because of you. You understand our importance to Hawai‘i and our communities, past, present and future. We sincerely thank you for your enduring support and commitment to our mission.
The Greenleaf is the online newsletter and blog of The Outdoor Circle. Here you will find updates on the projects and accomplishments of our many branches throughout the state, as well as programs with statewide impact.