Association of
Hawaiian Civic Clubs
Founded 1959 - Honolulu, HI

Kaha I Ka Panoa Kaleponi

E ho'ohui ana i ko kakou po'e Hawai'i i ka Panoa |  Uniting our Hawaiian people in the Desert


Sharon Ku'uipo Paulo


P.O. Box 9817, Moreno Valley, California  92552

Hope Pelekikena ‘Ekahi:

Lono Anthony Kollars

Date Organized:

17 April 2010


Theodora Furtado

Date Chartered by AHCC:

16 Jul 2010

Kakau Mo’olelo:

Margaret Sanborn

Club Pua:


Ho‘opa‘a Mo’olelo:

Sharon Ku'uipo Paulo

Club Colors:

Sand and Ocean Green

Na Alaka’i:

Dennis Colbert and Scott Ghering

Club Mele:

Na Pua Panoa

Information submitted by:

Sharon Ku'uipo Paulo

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Number of Educational Scholarships

Awarded in 2018:  2


2018 Club Report


Panoa has had a pretty quiet (business) year due to illnesses and hospital stays however, when we meet (on a quarterly basis), the meetings are lively and discussions certainly informative. We have been planning our very first lu'au for about a year now and it looks like it's finally going happen as we celebrate the birthday of Prince Kuhio in 2019. The menu has been decided and volunteers recruited; the location, still pending, will be in Moreno Valley.

Board members have been busy with kuleana related to the Mainland Council as the Hope Pelekikena 'Ekahi of the Council is also the Pelekikena of Panoa. The Pu'uku of the Council is also the Vice President of Panoa and the President Iho Nei of the Council is also the Treasurer of Panoa; so many hats; so much kuleana.

Panoa has joined the Moreno Valley Chamber of Commerce and continue to network with local businesses; unlike a civic club but definitely with a purpose to do community outreach. We are making new connections and creating visibility in a community where Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders are few and far between; not surprising since we are located at the rim of the eastern most deserts in Southern California.

We are in the trenches planning the celebration of the 40th year of the annual ho'olaule'a in the city of Lawndale. The Pelekikena of the Hawaiian Inter club Council of Southern California, host of this amazing community event, is also the Vice President of Panoa. This year the ho'olaule'a will play host to Ka 'Ohana o Kalaupapa; they will bring to the ho'olaule'a their award wining exhibition "A Source of Light, Constant and Never Ending" about the strong relationship between the Royal family and the people of Kalaupapa.

Mahalo Ke Akua for the blessings.......