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Weekly Update for Dec 14, 2022

Article #1:  Christmas Traditions of Polynesia 

Submitted by: Quinney Suaava, Blogger 

PCC Christmas Card

Family, love, unity, and renewal are common themes shared across the Pacific islands during Christmas celebrations. Quinney Suaava shares various Christmas traditions practiced on the islands of Polynesia. Read the full blog here!


Article #2: Elder Quentin L. Cook Visits the Center 

Submitted by: Alfred Grace, President & CEO 

Elder Quentin L Cook talking to Night Show Performers

Elder Quentin L. Cook speaks at the Center!

“We were delighted to have Elder Quentin L. Cook and Sister Mary G. Cook along with Elder Clark G. Gilbert and Sister Christine C. Gilbert, join us for dinner and show last Friday. They were here to participate in the BYU–H Commencement today which saw many of our student employees graduate. 

They loved their dinner at Pounders and couldn’t stop talking about how good the fish was. Superb job Pounders! 

They also loved the sweet spirit at the cast meeting and were beyond pleased with the show. Fantastic work Theater. 

As to be expected everything ran very smoothly under the watchful eye of the Guest Services management team. 

During the cast meeting, Delsa commented how blessed we have been to have two apostles of the Lord Jesus Christ visit us here at BYU–H and PCC in less than a month. I couldn’t agree with her more. 

President Alfred Grace 

Elder Quentin L Cook talking to Night Show Dancers


Article #3:  The Winners of the Mahalo Awards 

Submitted by: Delsa Moe, VP of Cultural Presentations 

Award with Kap

Roland Damuni and Tommy Tsing being congratulated by Samoa’s Sr Ambassador, Kap Te’o-Tafiti.

For 2022, we gratefully present our Mahalo Awards to the following outstanding ‘Ohana members: 

Culinary Services – Greg Maples and Misty Keanu 

MIS – Lawrence “Leni” Apo 

Reservations – Liana Apelu (2nd time) (Liana was selected for her support from Reservations before she transferred to Culinary Services) 

Supply Chain – Lili Filipo 

FM – Talagu Ah Hoy, Roland Damuni (3rd time), Tommy Tsing (2nd time) 

Food Services Award

Lili Filipo receiving her award amongst her warehouse crew.

MIS Award

Leni Apo accepting his award from Sr Theater Director Ray Magalei.

Guest Services Award

The Guest Services team presenting the award to Greg Maples and Misty Keanu.