Association of
Hawaiian Civic Clubs
Founded 1959 - Honolulu, HI

Ke Ali`i Maka`ainana Hawaiian Civic Club of Washington, D.C.

Aloha O Na Kulaiwi |  Love For Our Homeland


Darlene Kehaulani Butts


217 Stern Cove, Stafford, VA  22554

Hope Pelekikena ‘Ekahi:

Ku`ulei Stockman

Date Organized:

June 22, 2004

Hope Pelekikena ‘Elua:

Melonie Leihua Stewart

Date Chartered by AHCC:

November 9, 2004


Aloma Myers

Club Pua:


Kakau ‘Olelo:

Julie Coleson

Club Colors:

Blue, Red and White

Kakau Mo’olelo:

Julie Coleson

Club Mele:

He Hawai`i Au

HCC Email:

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Shevon Garnett - Kalaimoku; Shani Jamilla Puanani Butts - Kalaimoku

HCC Website:

Na Alakaʻi:

Danette Leimomi Cruz-Losano, Bryce Mendez, Mokihana Scalph, Shirley Queja, Pomaika`i Gaui

Information submitted by:

Darlene Kehaulani Butts

2018 Club Report


February 27 - Breakfast with Hawai`i Governor David Ige. Nine members of the Native Hawaiian Washington, D.C. metropolitan community met with Governor David Ige. They represented Ke Ali`i Maka`ainana Hawaiian Civic Club, Hawai`i State Society, Kamehameha Schools Alumni-East Coast Chapter, University of Hawai`i Alumni Association-National Capital Region and Halau Nohona Hawai`i. Our first question was posed by Leila Marie Keaunui-Kuali`i Butts, youth leader of KAMHCC. How are you keeping students of Hawai`i safe from gun violence?

In just 50 minutes, topics ranged from gun violence/gun control, Hawai`i's Civil Defense system, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs revenue stream from ceded land income, DHHL's capacity to place qualified Native Hawaiians back on the `aina, homelessness, the building of Tiny Homes along the Waianae coast, care and programming for Veterans, education programs in High School - pre-college credits and enrollment, college enrollment incentives to attract continent applicants returning home and college programs that target an "almost pau" population of adult learners.


Our goal in this meeting was to more fully understand "what is" so that we might better appreciate how Hawaiians on the continent can assist in "what can be". Our work is ahead!


April 21 and May 12 - Sponsored two (2) Kamehameha Lei Draping Ceremony Community Rehearsals; 208 members of DMV hula halau and area ukulele veterans and novices prepared to honor King Kamehameha I on June 10 in the U.S. Capitol Building, Visitor Center, Emancipation Hall, Washington, D.C.


May 14 - Two KAMHCC members; Shani Jamilla Puanani Butts and Napualokelani Kamakele graduated from the Asian Pacific American Institute of Congressional Studies (APAICS) Leadership Academy in Washington, D.C. This National Leadership Academy brings together a bipartisan group of promising AAPI political leaders from state legislatures, city councils, and local governing bodies all across the country to Washington, D.C. Ho`omaika`i!