Keiki Etiquette Classes begin at Maui Country Club August 20, 2016
Maui Country Club member Lynn Araki-Regan, a Wailuku resident, attorney, and realtor, recently founded The Hawaii School of Etiquette, a school whose mission is to provide personal and social skills to assist people in developing their self-confidence and character, and will be offering etiquette classes for Maui’s youth of all ages beginning next month at Maui Country Club.
Earlier this year, Araki-Regan received her certification from The American School of Protocol®, a renowned etiquette certification training program based in Atlanta, GA.
“Today’s children, including mine, are seen texting and playing with their parents’ smart phones and tablet computers from an early age. By the time they become teens, many will have created a habit of having their heads down and thumbs furiously typing, using little eye contact, mumbling voices, and ever-so-brief replies to those in their presence. This is not ideal for their future,” said Araki-Regan. “As a concerned mother, I searched for an etiquette school on Maui that could teach my child social skills such as dining etiquette, and being sensitive and respectful to others. Not having such a program readily available to Maui’s keiki, I decided to pursue training and recently became a certified etiquette consultant to provide learning opportunities for my son Riley as well as children throughout our community. My passion to do so stems from my strong belief that social skills, whether in school or business, are the key to confidence and success in all aspects of one’s life.”
Born and raised in Wailuku, Maui, Araki-Regan graduated from H.P. Baldwin High School in 1988, and obtained a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Santa Clara University in 1992. She then received her law degree in 1995 from the University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law, where she served as Technical Editor of its Law Review.
Among her achievements, she was selected by The Maui News as one of the “People Who Made a Difference” in 2000 and 2011, by Pacific Business News as one of 40 outstanding young business people in Hawaii in 2000, by U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) as Maui’s Women in Business Champion in 2005, “40 over the next 40” by Hawaii Business.
Lynn was also selected by Pacific Business News as the 2007 Woman Community Leader of the Year. Ms. Araki-Regan is a 2004 graduate of the prestigious Pacific Century Fellows Program. In 2012, she was selected as one of Hawaii Business’ “20 of the Next 20.”
She is married to Keith Regan who is the County of Maui’s Managing Director and candidate for the Maui County Council – Wailuku, Waihe’e, and Waikapu residency seat. They are both Wood Badge recipients.