Association of
Hawaiian Civic Clubs
Founded 1959 - Honolulu, HI

`Āinahau O Kaleponi Hawaiian Civic Club

E Malama `Ia Na Pono O Ka `Aina e Na `Opio  |  The Culture of the Land is Preserved in its Youth


Eric Kupa`aokalehua Kakihara


12534 Valley View St. #343, Garden Grove, CA  92845

Hope Pelekikena ‘Ekahi:

Pua Hao-Jarvis

Date Organized:


Hope Pelekikena ‘Elua:

Agnes Maile Hubbard

Date Chartered by AHCC:


Pelekikena Iho Nei:

Charlene Kehaulani Kazner

Club Pua:



Edye Moanikealaonapua Hill

Club Colors:

White, Peacock Blue, Seafoam Green

Kakau ‘Olelo:

Maggie Ku`uiponani Perry

Club Mele:


Kakau Mo’olelo:

Sharon Noheaokapuʻuwai Abbott

HCC Email:

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Gil Kveen

HCC Website:

Alaka‘i Mele: Lehua Swope    


Paddy Pilialoha Kakihara

Number of Educational Scholarships

Awarded in 2017:  10 ($9,350.00)

Na Alakaʻi:

Kehau Bryce, Artland Ka`ai, Gil Kveen, Linda McElrea and Lehua Swope

Information submitted by:

Eric Kakihara


2018 Club Report


AOKHCC continues to diligently adhere to its administrative duties such as holding board and general membership meetings each month, maintaining an annual budget, and executing programing projects through standing committees like scholarship, website, health education, and community outreach. AOKHCC also partners with local community organizations for joint events for health and education with Hawaiian cultural focus. In March, `Āinahau once again hosted a lunch for Kapa`a Middle School Ukulele Band and Choir.  On that same day, we also presented a Native Hawaiian Game booth at the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific’s International Children’s Day, and again in September at the E Hula Mau competition also in Long Beach. Once in the Spring and again for Christmas, we brought mele and hula to the elderly at St. Francis Home and Catered Manor. We participated in another successful fundraising weekend celebrating with HICCSC at their 40th annual Ho`olaulea at Alondra Park in Lawndale.   This year at our 36th annual Scholarship Aha`aina, we honored Kumu (all of which were Civic Club members) by bringing back the hula they have shared with us over the past 20 years.  Our theme was “Ma ka hana ka `ike” - in working, one learns, of which there could be no more fitting of a theme to describe what we do as an organization. This event continues to be the culmination of our year, and we are proud to say, that everything that goes on this evening; the food prep, serving, hula, music, decoration, is all done by AOKHCC members.  We have made great strides on our website ( this year and look forward to using this site as a powerful tool allowing to reach more and more Hawaiians and Hawaiians-at-Heart, spreading the Aloha Spirit and the values and vision of Prince Kuhio, as well as honoring the Kupua that have formed the foundation on which our club is built on.