RAM member makes West Maui a top priority

For the past four decades, Joe Pluta has kept a watchful eye on his community. Pluta, the owner-principal broker of Joseph D. Pluta Realty LLC, is a founding member of the West Maui Taxpayers Association (WMTA), a nonprofit lobbying organization…

It's 'game on' for two worthy Maui nonprofits

Every good plan begins with a good idea. For Tom Tezak, that idea was inspired by a board game—along with a tiny pewter automobile, top hat and Scottish Terrier. Ten years ago, Tezak, co-owner and broker in charge of Wailea Realty Corp. a…

RAM members score big for education assistance

Tania Harmon doesn’t golf, but that didn’t stop her from enjoying every moment of the “Links to Education” golf tournament fundraiser for St. Anthony Junior-Senior High School at The Dunes at Maui Lani Golf Course on Saturday, June 24,…

RAM members celebrate 20 years of compassion

Patty Chaney and Liam Ball have seen firsthand the intangible benefits of owning a home. “Home ownership provides stability for families,” Chaney said. “It also provides a sense of pride and a sense of belonging in this community.”   That’s…

Realtor® gives time, talent to alma mater

It’s safe to say that Erin Clapper has taken school spirit to a whole new level: She’s served as the chair of the Maui High School Foundation’s Hall of Honor Awards Banquet for two years running. Clapper, a Maui High School alumna and…

Forty-nine students receive RAM scholarships

Without question, academic scholarships make the dream of college a reality for many students. Not only do scholarships make attending college possible for those who can’t afford to pay out of pocket—but they also help to spare cash-strapped…

RAM member works toward a litter-free Maui

Published in The Maui News – Saturday, July 15, 2017 By Sarah Ruppenthal If you bump into Yvonne Aileen at the beach, there’s a good chance she’ll be carrying one of two things: a large trash bag or a five-gallon plastic bucket. Either…

RAM goes ‘all in’ for Maui County students

Looking for a way to give back—and have some fun while you’re doing it? Well, here’s a safe bet: You can roll the dice, spin the roulette wheel and help Maui County students achieve their academic goals on Saturday, July 8, 2017, from…

Realtors® work to keep Maui's beaches safe

South Maui’s beaches just got a little bit safer thanks to the Rotary Club of Kihei-Wailea, which raised funds to install 28 lifesaving rescue tubes at six beach parks last month. As part of a two-year community service project, the Rotary…

RAM members support keiki in need on Maui

It is a sobering reality: According to the National Children’s Alliance, nearly 700,000 American children are victims of neglect or physical or sexual abuse every year. In Hawaii, more than 50 percent of reported victims of crime are under…