Dear Kepuhi Beach Resort Homeowner,

I’m disappointed to be writing you with news of Ellyn Dooley’s resignation from the AOAO Board of Directors (see attached letter).

Ellyn has been a tremendous asset to our association and one of the hardest working volunteer Board members I’ve ever known. Her departure illustrates the significant challenge Board members face in balancing the responsibilities of the AOAO with their own busy lives. Those responsibilities are often complicated by the competing wishes of 148 different homeowners. Ellyn always accepted those challenges with grace and responded with fairness and self sacrifice.

Please join me with many Mahalos for everything Ellyn has done for our association ! ! !

The Board will soon start searching for a replacement.

All those interested should email me at

Jeff Kent
President, West Molokai Resort AOAO

Dear Kepuhi Beach Resort Homeowners,

I know this is going to come as a surprise to most of you, but as of May 1st I am resigning from our Board of Directors. This has been a difficult decision because I’ve truly enjoyed working with my fellow Board members and didn’t want to create a burden for them. But unfortunately, multiple circumstances in my life are making it difficult for me to perform my Board duties with the diligence and attention it requires.

I promise to minimize any disruption my vacancy causes and assist our Board through the transition. It has been a fantastic experience working with this Board, and that is the part I will miss most.

I am delighted with the great work our Board has done and am proud to have been part of such a hard working and dedicated team. The MPL victory and solution to our staffing problems are two huge accomplishments as well as the work we’ve done on countless other topics and issues that have resulted in significant progress over the past couple of years.

Along with the sense of satisfaction brought by these achievements, being on the Board has included a certain amount of anxiety that I felt exceeded what one should expect from this kind of responsibility. While most of our homeowners have been very complimentary and thankful for our work, the reactions of some homeowners to Board decisions I felt were inappropriate. Making decisions involving people’s personal preferences is challenging and it is difficult to please everyone. Each decision requires exhaustive research, considering every possible angle to determine what would be best for the Association as a whole. Until I served on the Board I had no idea how extensive that process is. Having said that, I appreciate the understanding and patience expressed by so many of you, understanding that living in a community setting sometimes involves making personal compromises. I feel it is important to bring this up, as it is easy to forget.

In closing, I thank all of you and the Board for the cooperation and appreciation shown to me over the years. It has been a privilege for me to have your confidence and support and it has been great getting to know so many of you.

Mahalo nui loa,

Ellyn Dooley