She will receive the Communication and Leadership Award 2014 during a luncheon at the Pagoda Hotel.
The Communication and Leadership Award is the highest Toastmasters award presented to non-Toastmasters who are outstanding communicators and leaders in the community.
The Toastmasters say, as an anchor and reporter for KITV4 News, Paula Akana has made outstanding contributions in the community over the years. They say she exemplifies the Toastmasters' values of leadership and communication excellence.
"Ms. Akana is truly deserving of this recognition. Her work has been a valuable asset to many in the community. She has kept us informed and has volunteered hours of her time to those in need," says Robert Cravalho Toastmasters District 49 Governor.
Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of meeting locations. Their membership is 292,000 strong with 14,350 clubs in 122 countries. District 49 serves approximately 66 Clubs and nearly 1,400 members throughout the State of Hawaii.