Monthly Archives: December 2013

Polyad team member organizes race for cure

Oahu based Call Center Team Mem-ber, Samantha Cutler, organized a group of early rising Oahu Team mem-bers to participate in the 19th Annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. The race started at 7am at Kapiolani Park.

Several team members showed up to walk the 3K or 5K walk on Sunday, October 20, 2013. After the walk, the ‘gang’ enjoyed breakfast at Dukes. A great time was had by all. We hope this to be the beginning of a growing PolyAd tradition.

The annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure helps to raise money to support breast cancer education, screening and treatment in our local service area.

Up to 75% of all funds raised in Hawaii stays in Hawaii to support local pro-grams through educational outreach and community grants. 25% of funds raised supports the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Grants program, which funds groundbreaking cancer research.
Contact Samantha at if you’re inter-ested in participating next year!


Pictures from the 19th Annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure held on October 20, 2013. Pictured at the top are the enthusiastic Poipe Boden (L) and Margie Lehman (R). Pictured below from left to right are: Michael (Samantha’s husband), Debbie (Samantha’s mother), Michael Waters, Margie Lehman, Samantha Cutler and Poipe Boden.

Hawaii 2013 Food Bank Food Drive Results

PolyAd’s generous employees collectively donated 562 lbs of food in October 2013. All food and donations will go towards benefit-ing the Hawaii Food Bank. Be-low are the re-sults by station and the winners of each station’s raffle gift cards.


Oahu: 284 pounds, 10.25 ounces
Maui: 234 pounds
Kauai: 43 pounds, 14.5 ounces
Grand Total: 562 pounds, 8.75 ounces

The following won gift card prizes as part of the Food Bank raffle:
Oahu: Margaret Faamatau
Maui: Ellen Yap
Kauai: Juan Lugo
Mahalo PolyAd employees and congratula-tions to the gift card raffle winners!

Eight new Volvo MCs arrive

In the last issue of The Pride of PolyAd, plans to bring in eight new Volvo motor coaches were announced. In November 2013, those eight new or late model Volvo model motor coaches arrived into the Oahu base yard.



The motor coaches are from Volvo’s 9700 model series and consists of one used 2009 Volvo, two 2011 Volvo demos and five brand new 2013 Volvos. PolyAd’s VP of Operations, Bill Meehan, and Fleet Manager, Guillermo Colon, performed extensive research and are proud to say that these are the safest motor coaches on the road. Many features are included in these Volvo 9700s, which will be in service by December 2013. They feature a comfortable and convenient driver’s area.

The driver area is equipped with suspension and other functions. Seats are designed for passenger comfort. Strength, reliability and economy are featured with an 11-litre Euro 6 engine. Safety for both the driver and passengers were very important factors that played into the decision of Meehan and Colon. The buses feature Volvo’s safety systems— Front Impact Protection and Knee Impact Protection System.

The buses are expected to provide long service intervals which should immediately impact Poly- Ad positively in terms of maintenance due to its durability and mechanical designs. Initially, all eight motor coaches will be used and tested on Oahu. This is for training and consolidation of new Volvo-specific inventory. In the meantime, the Maui, Kauai, Kona and Hilo branches will start to see the transfer of newer Van Hool motor coaches from Oahu for use in their respective operations.

Seasons Greetings from Polynesian Adventure Tours


Aloha and “Mele Kalikimaka” Merry Christmas,

Our absolute favorite time of the year and we love nothing more than to share it with our Cousins from all over the United States of America. One of the first recordings of the Merry Christmas holiday song, was created in the 1950′s Hawaiian Style.

Mele Kalikimaka from Bing Crosby and the Anderson Sisters.

Honolulu Holiday Lights Tour:
A must see this time of the year and the best time to go is at night. We offer one of the only Double Decker bus tours from Waikiki to see the lights.


Surfing Santa:
After a long evening of delivering presents to all the good boys and girls around the world, Santa likes to catch a couple waves off the shore of Waikiki.


Mahalo and we look forward to seeing you soon.
Polynesian Adventure Tours