HAPA 63rd Annual State Convention on Maui

63rd Annual State Convention on Maui

at the Grand Wailea Resort

Hosted by the Maui Chapter

HAPA State Convention Registration Form

Convention Highlights

This year’s convention is hosted by the Maui Chapter of HAPA.  It offers two days of informative seminars and the opportunity to meet and unwind with other members of HAPA from throughout the state at various social and sports events.  There will be a hospitality suite with refreshments available for informal gatherings, compliments of the Maui chapter of HAPA.  Plan to attend now, and bring your family along to enjoy the social and sports events! See Grand Wailea at https://www.grandwailea.com/.


Seminars will be held all day on Thursday and Friday, June 14 and 15, 2018.  Technical sessions provide substantive continuing professional education and qualify for 16 hrs. of CPE credits for CPAs and 9 hrs. of CE for EAs.  Seminars, continental breakfasts, lunches, Maui Ocean Center Thursday event, and Friday night banquet are included with the full HAPA and NSA member registration fees.

Social and Sports Events

Opening Day Golf Tournament – Wednesday, June 13, 2018: The King Kamehameha Golf Club, 2500 Honoapiilani Hwy, Wailuku, Hawaii (private golf club course).

Maui Ocean Center Aquarium admission and dinner – Thursday evening, June 14, 2018.

63rd Annual State Convention Banquet – Friday evening, June 15, 2018, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.:

  • Enjoy dinner, music, and warm fellowship as we thank our outgoing officers and directors and witness the formal installation of our new officers and directors.

Upcountry Maui tours – Saturday, June 16, 2018

Convention Schedule

 Registration Rules

Registration Fees: 

  • Registration fees include Seminars, Continental Breakfasts, Lunches, Thursday Aquarium Admission and Dinner, and Convention Banquet (only for Members of HAPA or NSA). 
  • Early registration forms and payments must be received by April 30, 2018. 
  • Late registration fees will apply for all registration forms and payments received after this date.
  • HAPA and NSA member fees are available ONLY to paid-up members.
  • Non-member registration fees will apply to delinquent members (unpaid member dues).
  • Golf tournament and Saturday tours are not included in registration fees. 
  • All convention participants, spouses, and guests are invited to sign up for the golf tournament and Saturday tours.

Special Convention Registration Fee Rebates

  • In order to encourage attendance, the various island chapters may be offering special registration fee rebates to HAPA members only.
  • For information on rebates and rules for obtaining rebates, contact the following chapter presidents:

Oahu Chapter:  Rep. Isaac Choy, CPA, ph. (808) 551-7140;

Maui Chapter:  Colleen Takamura, CPA, ph. (808) 242-4600, ext. 5;

Big Island Chapter: Necelyn C. Yamashiro, CPA, (808) 935-5404;

Kauai Chapter: Ann Y. Kennedy, CPA, (808) 640-9999.


  • Cancellation notification received prior to May 21st will be refunded 100% and cancellations prior to June 4, 2018 will be refunded 75%.
  • The refund percentages apply to fees for registration and all other events.
  • Any cancellation received thereafter will not qualify for any refund of the registration fee, extra event tickets, and for golf fees.

Grand Wailea Hotel, Travel and Local Transportation:

Each participant is responsible for his/her own hotel, travel, and ground transportation arrangements and costs.

  • A limited number of rooms are available in the HAPA State Convention Room Block at the Grand Wailea Hotel at the highly discounted rate of $229 per night plus tax for rooms that are Run of House.  Ocean view rooms are available at $259 per night plus tax. 
  • See Grand Wailea at https://www.grandwailea.com/ 
  • Please make your reservations as soon as possible by using the following hotel passkey:


  • When reservations are made, the hotel will take a deposit equal to the first and last night of the reservation.
  • All deposits are refundable until May 12, 2018.
  • All cancellations or date changes received within 30 days of the arrival date are subject to forfeiture of the deposit.
  • The special rate will be honored 3 days pre/post based on space and rate availability.

In lieu of voluntary tipping, tips will automatically be added as follows:

  • Porterage charges will be $12 per person per room for check-in and check-out service.
  • Mandatory room attendant charge will be $3 per room, per day.

Parking for HAPA Convention Attendees: 

  • Overnight valet – $20 plus tax; day use – $10 per car

Special airfare rates available through Hawaiian Airlines Preferred Affiliate Program

  • HAPA wishes to remind you of its participation in the Hawaiian Airlines Preferred Affiliate Program.
  • Special discounted airfares are available to HAPA members and their families.
  • These discounts change from time to time, and the program offers the lowest available HawaiianAir.com web fares.  Currently, the program provides for discounted fares of 5% off for flights between the mainland U.S. and Hawaii.
  • HAPA members can book their reservation as follows:

Step 1. Log onto www.HawaiianAir.com/Affiliate

Step 2. Enter our program code “HAPAHAL” (not case sensitive).

Transportation to the Grand Wailea Hotel from the Kahului Airport (OGG)

  • HAPA has arranged for special rates with SpeediShuttle Hawaii.
  • Please use the below link if you need transportation to and from the Kahului airport.
  • The rates for shared ride at a per person rate is $23.33 one way and $46.66 round trip between the Kahului Airport and the Grand Wailea.  https://www.speedishuttle.com/group-reservations?id=HAPA82936
  • Alternatively, you can choose to rent a car, take a taxi, or find other transportation.

Registration Forms & Payments

  • Checks should be made payable to:  HAWAII ASSOCIATION OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS
  • Mail your checks and registration forms (pages 3 – 6) to:


c/o Niwao & Roberts, CPAs

2145 Wells Street, Suite 402

Wailuku, HI 96793

Any questions? 

Contact Marilyn M. Niwao, J.D., CPA by e-mail at mniwao@aol.com or at niwao@mauicpa.com., telephone: (808) 242-4600, ext. 224; fax (808) 242-4607. 

Thank you and see you soon!

HAPA State Convention Registration Form