Aloha and Happy New Year to Everyone,
This year will be a productive year. It will be a time celebrate and honor our club’s 50th year and to vision into the next years of civic engagement. For starters, the Civic Club Officers is hosting its 1st general membership meeting of this new year. If you have committee news to share please let me know. I will add it to the agenda.
- Convention News
- Oahu Council January Meeting Update Report
- Discussion & Action about E Kolu Mea Nui as the club song
- Prince Kuhio Event in March
See you at the meeting!
- Location: 560 N. Nimitz Hwy., Suite 200, Na Lama Kukui
- Time: 5:30pm – 7pm
- Date: Monday, January 14, 2019
For future generalship meetings, let me know if you have a topic or concern you would like to include at future general membership meeting discussions.
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Kalihi Palama HCC 2018 Christmas Party
Dec. 14, 2018, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location DTL, 725 Kapiolani Blvd, 4th Floor
$30.00 per person
Aloha Kalihi-Palama Hawaiian Civic Club ‘Ohana,
The Season is finally here!
Kalihi-Palama Hawaiian Civic Club invites you to its Christmas Pa’ina in Honolulu. It is a time to in the share civic club memories, sing holiday melodies, enjoy ‘ono food, and simply enjoy the holiday spirit with family and friends.
Santa Clause will also join us for a while to share the joy of Christmas with our kamalii. For those who come with your children, please bring a wrapped Christmas gift with the child’s name as Santa Clause will host a Santa activity for our kamalii. Finally, KPHCC will donate toys to disadvantage children of Kalihi-Palama. A new child’s toy (unwrapped) will be greatly appreciated.
- When: Friday, December 14, 2018
- Where: DTL Office
- Address: 725 Kapiolani Blvd, 4th Floor
- There is street parking along Cooke Street and some guest stalls in the building.
- Time: 6pm – 9pm
- Cost: $30.00
Children age 17 and under are complimentary for KPHCC members;
Please identify age of child under 17
Please let us know if you will be attending as soon as possible. RSVP & ticket purchase by December 8, 2018 is greatly appreciated!
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I would like to mahalo the Kalihi-Palama Hawaiian Civic Club delegates and alternates for attending the 2018 Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs Convention on Kaua’i. In my first term as President of KPHCC, I am very humbled to have represented our club alongside our members.
Each year, delegates from all over the Pae ‘Āina and the continent gather to review, debate and adopt resolutions of behalf of all Hawaiian Civic Clubs. These adopted resolutions provide directions to the Board of Directors of the Association to advocate on behalf of the members of the Hawaiian Civic Clubs. During this time, an average of 300 delegates come together to discuss and vote on resolutions that are introduced by individual civic clubs, island councils, or the board council. It is an amazing time of which we are able to unite in civic engagement to adopted import resolutions that impact our Hawaiian people, culture, Hawaiian resources and much more. This effort embodies the vision of Prince Kūhiō, the founder of the first Hawaiian Civic Club.
Here are some of the highlights.
KPHCC was one of the few clubs who had representation of 10 or more. Other clubs included Pearl Harbor Civic Club, Prince Kūhiō Civic Club, and Honolulu Hawaiian Civic Club. Your membership in the Kalihi-Palama Hawaiian Civic Club helps us to send delegate and alternate at the annual convention. We also welcomed two first-time convention delegates in Ken Farm and Naia Ahuna. They and a few other first time delegates were recognized in the Plenary Session. Hulo!!
Here are some of the Resolutions that our delegates supported:
Housing Resolution introduced by Kalihi-Palama Hawaiian. This resolution did not pass. The issue of housing is complex. We will continue to explore ways and means to address this issue.
Hawaiian Resources: The delegates this year were in strong support of resolutions that addressed Hawaiian resources. Waianae Water flows and its forest restoration and the Mauna Kea management were of high priority at this convention.
Hawaiian Language was another area of interest. We can look forward at conventions where Hawaiian language is spoken in its own caucus. Resolutions are also submitted in the Hawaiian language.
‘Aha ‘Opio Hawaiian Civic Club resolution was greatly supported by convention delegates. We recognize the importance of ‘opio in civic engagement. We look forward for in the near future where more ‘opio will be active in the Hawaiian Civic Club movement.
As much as the tireless work that goes into the convention resolutions, this convention also provides time to sing our Hawaiian mele. Every civic club council participated in the annual ‘Aha Mele. It was a beautiful night of Hawaiian melody from each club council.
I encourage all of you to experience a Hawaiian Civic Club Convention.