Association of
Hawaiian Civic Clubs
Founded 1959 - Honolulu, HI

Hawaiian Civic Club of Laupahoehoe

Ua Mau Ke Ea O Ka `Aina I Ka Pono  |   The Life Of The Land Is Perpetuated In Righteousness


Lucille V. Chung


1638 Oneawa Place, Hilo, Hawai‘i  96720

Hope Pelekikena ‘Ekahi:

Louise “Sweetie“ Maikui

Organized | Chartered:

July, 1971   |   February, 1972


Kim Kalama

Club Pua:


Pelekikena Iho Nei:

Walter C. K. Victor (Deceased)

Club Colors:

Royal Blue & Gold

Kakau Mo‘olelo:

Evalani Hirano

Club Mele:

Ka Na‘i Aupuni

Ho‘opa‘a Mo’olelo:

Ululani Sherlock

HCC Email:

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Albert Maikui


Na Alaka’i:

Nani Langridge, Momi Mauhili, Miriam Curry



2017 Club Report

Submitted By: Lucille V. Chung


Eight members attended convention in Seattle last year. Seven members are registered to attend this year. We consistently held our membership meetings every odd month of the year with the venue alternating between Laupahoehoe and Hilo.


We partnered with artist Haley Kailiehu and students of Laupahoehoe Community/Public Charter School (LCPCS) by painting several murals at the school depicting Umi's life in Waipio and Laupahoehoe. We will again partner with Haley with a signage project at Laupahoehoe Beach Park through a grant received from the County's Department of Research and Development to refurbish the informational kiosk at the park with photos and stories about the rich history of Laupahoehoe Point and the community of Laupahoehoe, the 1946 Tidal Wave, and Umi's story. We mahalo Kamuela Bannister of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs who connected us with Frecia Cevallos of the County to receive this grant. We are also partnering with LCPCS, the Department of Parks & Recreation, the Laupahoehoe Train Museum and the community.


Fund raising activities included a rummage sale in March; eight members volunteered to work with the County's Elections Division to work at several precincts during the Primary and General elections and donated their earnings to the club. We also fed OHA Trustees when they held their meetings in Hilo in September.


The Department of Parks & Recreation received funds from our Councilmember Valerie Poindexter to repair the roof at our clubhouse in Laupahoehoe which is a county building.

We share the building with the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) who store their equipment and hold their monthly meetings there.


Individual members of our club have been involved in advocating for the community against the merger of the Laupahoehoe and Hamakua Police Stations and participating in a Career Day at LCPCS stressing Hawaiian Values and community involvement.