As part of the morning ceremony, SCRS will deliver the first-ever March Taylor Kina'ole Award. The Hawaiian word Kina'ole is the embodiment of excellence in the highest form. It is often defined as "Doing the right thing, in the right way, at the right time, in the right place, to the right person, for the right reason, with the right feeling, the first time."
Many within SCRS and the collision repair industry learned life lessons about Kina'ole from March Taylor; then owner of Auto Body Hawaii in Kailua Kona, Hawaii and SCRS board member. Ten years ago, on August 26th, 2007, March Taylor passed away.
"We all lost an invaluable man, friend, mentor, and ally that day," stated SCRS Past Chairman Barry Dorn. "March would be the first to tell you that he did nothing "significant" and he was humble beyond belief but he could bridge gaps, change peoples' minds and move progress forward by simply being who he was. That is the legacy that we all must continue. Individuals like March do not come around often, and it is so important to recognize it when they do, encourage it, and to carry on with what he has started and grow it for future generations."
We encourage all who were touched by March and who have felt his absence in our lives, to join us for this very touching memorial award being presented.
Event awards will include: