192 Ma'alaea Road, Wailuku, HI, 96793 info@mocmarineinstitute.org Maui Sea Turtle Stranding Hotline: 808-286-2549


F I R S T   A N N U A L 

D I N N E R  &  A U C T I O N

a fundraising event to benefit the Maui Ocean Center Marine Insitute, a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt organization.

When: Friday, April 7th, 2017  6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

 Where:  Maui Ocean Center | 192 Ma’alaea Rd Wailuku, HI 96793

Pupus & Cocktails  6:30 pm – 7:30 pm | Cash Bar | Live music with Kaulike Pescia

Three Course Dinner & Champagne Toast | Open Ocean Exhibit

Keynote Speaker Kimi Werner

Evening Emcee & Host – Joe Hawkins

$125 per plate

Call 808.270.7075 to inquire about exclusive table seating and sponsorship opportunities.

Elegant Aloha Attire




  • Hydroponic Baby Greens, Kula Tomatoes, Cucumber, Alfalfa, and Curly Beets with Papaya Seed Dressing. House-made Rolls with Butter.
  • (Choose one) (All Entrees will come with a starch of the chef’s choosing and sauteed locally harvested vegetables)
    • Lemon Zest Encrusted Mahi Mahi
    • Chicken Stuffed with Spinach & Boursin Cheese
    • Fire Broiled New York Steak with Red Wine Demi-glace.
    • Grilled Medley of Vegetable Napoleon with Pomodoro Sauce.
  • `Ulu pie




 Maui Jims Sunglasses Gift Pack:  The Maui Jim Pikake Polarized Sunglasses are round sunglasses for a chic, slightly oversized look. Cover your eyes and bask in the sun with these lovely fashion shades. Scratch-resistant lenses ensure the power of PolarizedPlus2® keeps glare and UV rays out of your eyes.  BONUS: includes 50% OFF Online VIP card for second pair (some restrictions apply). Complete your Maui Jim style with a logo hat, T-Shirt and reusable nylon foldable tote bag. Opening bid $200—increments of $20, Retail value $550

Denny Wong Pendant Necklace Award winning jewelry designer DennyWong is known for incorporating a palette of vibrant colored gems,impeccable workmanship and attention to detail. His designs areinspired by the natural beauty of Hawaii and his love for the islands.Part of the “Deep Blue Treasure” collection of pieces, this 14K gold 16MM Sea Star Pendant with eleven diamonds totaling .055ct  is sure to pleasethe most discriminating recipient, even if it’s you!  Opening bid $280—increments of $70, Retail value $710




Steven Lee Smeltzer Sculpture:  This whimsical  “Kissy Fish Fantastico” sculpture is sure to put a smile on anyone’s face! Steven’s most unique marine-life characters evolved from his deep love and respect for the ocean, with his own peculiar twist. Sculptures are made of high-fire stoneware; the eyes from porcelain clay. The vibrant colors of his work are achieved by applying acrylic paint, followed by a light misting of clear acrylic. Opening bid $300—increments of $50, Retail value $760


Humpback Whale Hardwood Carving:  This beautiful humpback whale was carved from a monkey pod tree over the period of a week and a half by Joseph Hoyt Poleiku of Pua & Tiki of the Pacific. Taught by his Uncle Tonu Naeta, Joseph specializes in wood, bone and traditional carvings relating to the Hawaiian culture. Make this original piece part of your distinctly Hawaiian interior decor. Opening bid $120 – increments of $30 Retail value $300



Pono Wordworks Koa  Waterman Watch: The design concept was to incorporate subtle touches that a Waterman would recognize…the lugs are the shape of surf fins, the screws on the side are reminiscent of fcs fin screws and the moveable bezel is the color of the Pacific Ocean.  The crown is inset the maximum amount to prevent rubbing on your wrist.   The Chrome set against the Koa wood face is reminiscent of the brightwork (that’s the chrome for you land lovers) on the old wooden yachts. Opening bid $100—increments of $25, Retail value $270


Satava Side Swimmer Sea Jelly: This particular jellyfish sculpture has a beautiful ethereal translucent dome. Under the dome is a brown and gold band with an array of colorful tendrils descending from within. This design has the Jellyfish floating over a beautiful seascape bottom covered with algae and amazingly detailed sea anemones.  No collection of ocean themed fine art is complete without a Satava! Opening bid $440—increments $100, Retail value $1,100


Aqua-Aston Two-Night Stay: Aston at The Whaler on Ka’anapali Beach is a renowned resort within the Ka’anapali Beach Resort offering beachfront beauty, gracious service, and the convenience of condominium living with hotel amenities. You’ll have immediate access to Ka’anapali, one of Maui’s very best beaches, where you can swim, surf, and snorkel.  Studio Garden View.  Opening bid $475—increments of $120  Retail Value $1,191



Grand Wailea Two-Night Stay:  Check out of reality and check into paradise. Get inspired in your Deluxe Garden View room while enjoying all the amenities of one of the top resort experiences in Hawaii. Set on 40 acres of tropical gardens bordering Wailea Beach, this luxe resort is next to Wailea Blue Golf Course and 6 miles from Ahihi Kina’u Natural Area Reserve.  Amenities include a world class spa, kids’ club, award winning restaurants, 9 pools and a 2,000-ft river with waterslides.  Opening bid $550– increments of $140  Retail Value $1,398



Maui Ocean Center Shark Dive Maui for two with Lunch:  Certified divers enjoy a private shark dive in the 750,000 gallon Pelagic exhibit followed by lunch at Seascape restaurant with MOCMI Cultural Advisor who shares the importance of sharks to Hawaiian culture.  Includes all dive equipment, admission into the Aquarium and a Shark Dive Maui T-Shirt. Opening bid $240 – Increments of $60 Retail value $600


Maui Ocean Center Turtles VIP Lunch & Tour for Two:  Lunch with MOCMI Board Director Tommy Cutt at Seascape Restaurant followed by an exclusive private Behind-The-Scenes tour with Assistant Curator Jim Luecke – includes two MOCMI limited edition souvenir baseball caps.  Opening bid $100 – increments of $20