What would Hawaii be without pineapple?
Recently I picked up a copy of Hawai’i Magazine while I had some time to kill. It had an article about the Hali’imaile Pineapple Company, Ltd. saving pineapple production on the island of Maui. For most people, this would be of passing interest. For me, it was like Christmas all over again.
I’ve worked the pineapple fields of Maui Land and Pine. I still remember where I was when I learned that the company was ceasing its pineapple operation. It was a very sad day. Hawaii and pineapple are forever associated with a really special time in my life. As I get older, I recognize that while some things may not be 100% perfect for the bottom line, they are worth preserving to maintain our connection to our roots. Hawaii pineapple is one of those worthy endeavors.
“Grown on Maui” Agriculture Tour: Connecting People to Their Food
Guided tour meets at Whole Foods and begins with continental breakfast. First, tour Hali’imaile Pineapple Company, then enjoy a gourmet lunch at O’o Farm, followed by lavender chocolate gelato and a tour of Ali’I Kula Lavender Farm. Returns to Whole Foods at 3:00pm. Developed by Hawaii AgriTourism Association and Akina Aloha Tours. Destinations are subject to change, but will always feature locally-grown produce.
Phone: Akina Aloha Tours 808-879-2828
Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
Overview of the Company
MAUI LAND & Pineapple Company, Inc. is a Hawaii corporation and the successor to a business organized in 1909. We are a landholding company. Our principal subsidiary is Kapalua Land Company, Ltd., the operator and developer of Kapalua Resort, a master-planned community in West Maui. Our reportable operating segments are Resort and Community Development. In December 2009, all of our Agriculture segment operations were ceased and the segment is reported as discontinued operations.
LAHAINA — Visit Lahaina Gateway for its “Pineapples and Pumpkins” celebration during Halloween weekend.
On Saturday, Oct. 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., join Hali‘imaile Pineapple Company for free Maui Gold pineapple samples, demonstrations, pineapple recipes, pumpkin treats, special sales at participating stores and entertainment.
Michael Kollwitz, with his Solo 12-string Chapman Stick, will perform jazz and blues with a Hawaiian flair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Enter to win fresh pineapples and prizes during the event at the seating area by Foodland Farms.
From 4 to 7 p.m., keiki 12 and under can go trick-or-treating at stores and restaurants throughout the center.
Also for children 12 and under, the Keiki Costume Contest begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Hula Girl Fountain. There will be ten total prizes for the best pineapple and best pumpkin-themed costume, plus most frightening, most original and best Halloween baby costume (under two years old).
King Kamehameha III Elementary School’s keiki fall decoration winning entries will be on display again this year. Instead of donating pumpkins this year, Lahaina Gateway brought them cases of freshly harvested Maui Gold pineapples from Hali‘imaile Pineapple Company.
These creatively decorated Halloween pineapples will be on display at the stores for everyone to enjoy beginning Oct. 30.
Bring the family and enjoy great shopping and dining at Lahaina Gateway. For information, call Patti Link at 661-3311.
Form 8-K for MAUI LAND & PINEAPPLE CO INC
Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders
Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders
On May 13, 2010, Maui Land & Pineapple Company, Inc. (the "Company") held its 2010 annual meeting of shareholders, or the Annual Meeting. Proxies for the Annual Meeting were solicited pursuant to Regulation 14A under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The number of shares of the Company’s common stock, or the Common Stock that were outstanding as of March 12, 2010, which was the record date for the Annual Meeting, was approximately 8,518,033. The final results of the voting at the Annual Meeting are as follows:
Proposal 1: To amend the Company’s Restated Articles of Association to change the number of members of the Board of Directors to not less than five (5) nor more than nine (9), and to declassify the Board of Directors.Shares voted for: 7,535,426 Shares voted against: 43,656 Shares abstained: 17,685 Broker Non-Votes: 0
Proposal 2: Election of Directors to serve for a one-year term or until their successors are elected and qualified if Proposal No. 1 is approved:Shares Voted Shares Broker For Withheld Non-Votes Stephen M. Case 5,972,951 60,694 1,563,122 Warren H. Haruki 5,971,766 61,879 1,563,122 David A. Heenan 5,575,123 458,522 1,563,122 Kent T. Lucien 5,971,401 62,244 1,563,122 Duncan MacNaughton 5,972,571 66,154 1,563,122 Arthur C. Tokin 5,972,571 61,074 1,563,122 Fred E. Trotter III 5,967,637 66,008 1,563,122
Proposal 3: Election of Directors to serve for a three-year term or until their successors are elected and qualified if Proposal No. 1 is not approved:Shares Voted Shares Broker For Withheld Non-Votes David A. Heenan 5,701,813 331,832 1,563,122 Kent T. Lucien 5,970,251 63,394 1,563,122 Arthur C. Tokin 5,966,446 67,199 1,563,122
Proposal 4: To amend the Company’s Restated Articles of Association to authorize an additional 20,000,000 shares of the Common Stock:Shares voted for: 7,139,064 Shares voted against: 416,117 Shares abstained: 41,586 Broker Non-Votes: 0
Proposal 5: Ratification of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for fiscal year 2010:Shares voted for: 7,543,956 Shares voted against: 47,624 Shares abstained: 5,187 Broker Non-Vote: 0
Haliimaile Pineapple Company (HPC) is turning out consistently super sweet Maui Gold Pineapple. I’m amazed at the quality. Small Co.=better!
Community Pineapple Harvest—Volunteers Needed
Pineapples are ripening in the former Maui Land & Pineapple Company fields but, due to layoffs, are going unharvested. The new owners, Haliimaile Pineapple Company has offered to let volunteers for Maui non-profit Waste Not Want Not pick the fruit for the Maui community. The crop will be distributed to the Maui Food Bank and other community service organizations.
Volunteers are needed to pick the pineapples for 3 hours on Mondays and Thursdays. To volunteer, Call James Mylenek at 874-8038 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to the Waste Not Want Not website and click on Volunteer tab. James will then contact you with details about dates, times and locations.
Maui Land and Pineapple went out of business, Haliimaile Pineapple Company organization has hired back 65 workers but doesn’t have enough staff to pick the ripe pineapples. Instead of plowing under, agreed to let volunteers pick the fruit.
Waste Not Want Not gathers fruits and vegetables that would otherwise go unharvested and delivers them to food banks and other places that serve meals to the hungry. You can also help them win $250,000 to get unused fruit from the backyards of Hawai’i to the needy in the ‘Pepsi Refresh Project’.