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Now Accepting Nominations

The OWL Board encourages our members to start early considering nominations for the 2018 OWL Outstanding Woman Leader of the Year.  The winners will be announced at our annual meeting on November 5th. In keeping with OWL's original purpose of bringing together the public and private sectors, we would like to present awardees in both the public and private sector.

Criteria to be honored include excellent leadership in one’s profession, in community service, and as a role model for other women. The OWL Woman of the Year should be an OWL member in good standing for the calendar year in which the award is given.

Please download the 2018 Outstanding Woman Leader Award nomination form  and email to President Val Schmidt at .  by Monday, 8 October, 2018.  



We hope you will join us every other month for our lunch meetings. Each meeting
features an inspiring speaker from the private or public sector.

September 10, 2018 -- Guest Speaker

   Alice Guild

Alice Guild

Alice Flanders Guild is a Kamaaina of Native Hawaiian ancestry with a record of community service spanning more than half a century. In the early 1970s, she worked with the Junior League of Honolulu and the late Princess Liliuokalani Morris to found the Friends of 'Iolani Palace.  Later, she served as Executive Director and Chairman of the Board of The Friends.

One of Hawaii's first female executives, she served as General Manager of Ala Moana Shopping Center in the mid-1980s.  During that period, she was recognized with the American Advertising Federation's prestigious Silver Medal Award for service to the community and the advertising industry.  She was the first woman to serve as a Director of Central Pacific Bank, retiring from the Board in 1994, after more than twenty years.

She is a past YWCA Leader Luncheon Honoree and a recipient of the Junior League of Honolulu Laura Dowsett Award.  Her contributions to the arts, historic preservation and education have been widely recognized and she is the recipient of numerous awards including the Punahou Alumni Association Charles Judd Award, the Garden Club of America Historic Preservation Award, the Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce O'O Award and the President's Call to Service Award, presented by George W. Bush.

She has served on the Board of Directors of Child and Family Service, Aloha United Way, The Better Business Bureau, Hawaii Visitors Bureau, Hawaii Community Foundation and Honolulu Academy of Arts (Honolulu Museum of Art).  In 1970, she was appointed by George Ariyoshi to the Governor's Conference on The Year 2000.  She is also a past president of the Junior League of Honolulu and The Garden Club of Honolulu.  She served as a trustee of La Pietra, Hawaii School for Girls for over thirty years, stepping down as Board Chair in 2017.  She is currently a director of The James and Abigail Campbell Family Foundation.


Next Lunch Meeting:  Sept. 10, 2018 at the Pacific Club
11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

RSVP due by noon on Sept 3, 2018:  Click here to register by July 3rd

Credit card payment online or Check payable to OWL for $45 for each guest & mail to:
2766 Manoa Road
Honolulu, HI 96826

Phone:  808-396-1605 |  email:  

2018 Upcoming Luncheon Meeting Dates
September 10, 2018
November 5, 2018 (Halekulani Hotel)

Annual dues for Jan. through Dec. 2018 is $270.  Dues for 6 months is $150.

Membership luncheons are generally held on the second Monday of January, March, May, July, September and November from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Meetings are usually held at the Pacific Club, but locations will be confirmed prior to the meeting.