Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs
Founded 1959 - Honolulu, HI

About the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs

BACKGROUND

  • - The oldest Hawaiian community-based grass roots organization founded in 1918 by Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalaniana’ole, Delegate to the United States House of Representative
  • - A confederation of fifty-eight (58) Hawaiian Civic Clubs located throughout the State of Hawai`i and in the States of Alaska, California, Colorado, Illinois, Nevada, Utah, Virginia, Washington State, Tennessee and Texas.
  • - Governed by 16-member Board of Directors
  • - Strong voice at city, state and federal levels
  • - Advocate for improved welfare of native Hawaiians in culture, health, economic development, education, social welfare, and nationhood, to name a few.
  • - Perpetuate and preserve language, history, music, dance and other cultural traditions.

OUR VISION

  • - Remain a recognized voice of the Native Hawaiian people and make the organization self-sustaining.

OUR MISSION

  • - Serve with pono in advocacy of culture, health, economic development, education, social welfare and nationhood.

OUR GUIDING VALUES

  • - Malama: To care for our members, especially our kupuna
  • - Olakino Maika‘i: To live healthy
  • - Ho‘ihi: To respect the views of all
  • - Kuleana: To take responsibility
  • - ‘Ike: To seek knowledge to be informed
  • - Na'au Pono: To nurture a deep sense of justice as we seek to uplift the conditions of Native Hawaiians
  • - Laulima: To work in harmony for many hands make the work easier

Download the History of the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs by Dot Uchima

COASM

Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs
PO Box 1135
Honolulu, Hawai`i 96807