Strategic Plan

The WAFF foundation received a grant from the Hawaii Community Foundation to put together a Strategic Plan for 2012 –2015. The purpose of this strategic plan was to guide our organization’s growth. The mission, vision, and values were revised in 2012 and haven’t changed to this day.

Seven major goals were identified and we revisited these goals in September of 2018 with the following suggestions:

Goal 1.0 Form Committees to Implement the Strategic Plan

Goal 2.0 Membership Committee

Naoko Ho, Joni Patricio, Caryn Sakahashi, Blanche Suga, Allison Toma

Objective 2.1: Review and update membership and fee structure and develop incentives

  • Offer incentives for lifetime membership or a drawing (mug, t-shirt, tote,etc.)
  • If they choose annual membership, have them sign up for auto-enrollment
  • Set up membership tables at all WAFF events
  • Add a higher level membership – special recognition

Objective 2.2: Initiate program to provide five-year “free membership” to graduating seniors

  • Add option to join WAFF on senior fees (introductory membership per $10 for five years
  • Add membership form in scholarship packet

Objective 2.3: Raise $5000 to $10,000 each year in membership fees and endowment donations

  • Increase paid membership by 50% in 3 years (525 members in 2015)
  • Payment options : Venmo app, Apple Pay, Paypal

Goal 3.0 Finance Committee

Alvin Kyono, Irene Muraoka, Janice Nitta, Clayton Sakahashi, Placido Valenciano

Objective 3.1: Raise $20,000 each year from various fundraising activities

  • Revisit carnival option of farming out food booths (usually we net about $15,000 from the food booths; we barely made any money because we underwrite all carnival expenses like scrips, security, taxes, etc.)
  • Explore other options, corn, pancake breakfast, etc

Objective 3.2: Raise $5000 to $10,000 from corporate members

  • Revise getting business partners
  • Solicitation letters via bulk mail that includes the pamphlet
  • Create a list of alumni who have businesses and visit them personally

Goal 4.0 Volunteer Committee

Leo Anguay, Alice Brown, Basilio Fuertes, Michal Nakashima, Adela Ochinang, Les Tamashiro

Objective 4.1: Identify and engage 20 new volunteers to assist with the fundraisers/activities

Goal 5.0 Communication Committee

Mahina Anguay, Lisa Hiraoka, Roy Miyashiro, Jerry Nishihira, Lynne Tamashiro

Objective 5.1: Update the WAFF website by May 30, 2019 (Completed and updated)

  • Met Ikaika Peters from Waimea HS and we are submitting updated pictures and content to the WAFF website
  • Revisit and update WAFF website quarterly

Objective 5.2: Update alumni database

  • We will continue to update the alumni database quarterly

Objective 5.3: Produce one newsletter a year (Completed 2018)

  • Bulk of newsletter will be emailed to cut down printing and mailing expenses
  • We may have two newsletters a year, starting in 2019

Objective 5.4 Develop a communications strategy

  • Continual communication via newsletters, website, social media and personal contacts

Goal 6.0 Strengthen Board of Directors (All inclusive)

Objective 6.1: Determine gaps in Board representation and recruit new board members

  • 2018 Recruits: Michal Nakashima, Caryn Sakahashi, Clayton Sakahashi, Allison Toma
  • 2019 Recruits: Esther Estes

Goal 7.0 Support Waimea High School Needs and Priorities (All inclusive)

Objective 7.1 Determine the needs and priorities of students, faculty, and administration

  • 2017: Baffles were installed in the cafeteria to help with acoustics
  • 2019: Additional speakers for graduation

If you are willing to serve on one of these committees, please print out and complete the Membership Form and return it as indicated, or contact one of the committee members.