Association of
Hawaiian Civic Clubs
Founded 1959 - Honolulu, HI

Las Vegas Hawaiian Civic Club

Kulia E Loa'a Ka Na'auao  |  Strive To Obtain Wisdom


Dorinda Puanani Burnet


PO Box 97891, Las Vegas, Nevada  89193

Hope Pelekikena ‘Ekahi:

Hartwell Ku

Date Organized:

July 1, 1989

Pelekikena Iho Nei:

Tieri Pa’ahana Bissen

Date Chartered by AHCC:

July 28, 1989


Larry Gove

Club Pua:

Carnation and Ohai Ali'i

Kakau ‘Olelo:

Patrick Filbert

Club Colors:

Red and Gold

Kakau Mo’olelo:

Patrick Filbert

Club Mele:

He Hawaii Au


Janene Balout

HCC Email:

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Alaka‘i Mele:


HCC Website:

Na Alaka’i:

Mel Borje, Lee Burnet, Gerri Ho'omanawanui

Number of Educational Scholarships

Awarded in 2018:  1

Information submitted by:

Patrick Filbert

2018 Club Report


2018 saw a number of new initiatives to interact with our membership, the local Hawaiian Community, and expand engagement with our elected representatives.


• In February, the Club hosted the first quarterly Mainland Council Meeting of the year.


• April saw the start of monthly Na Mea Hawai’i series designed to bring back culture, customs, and traditions that were once practiced in Hawai’i during our childhood to support our principle Nana i ke kumu (back to basics) to establish a foundation for our 'Ohana and community


• Special presentations began at the start of our monthly Membership Meetings covering topics like education, transportation, and Asia-Pacific Islander organizations


• June saw Board members “storming the Hill” in Washington DC speaking with Nevada Representatives on our vision to develop a cultural center


• The Club partnered with the City of Henderson in July for food/beverage and opening ceremony support for the City’s “Moana” movie in the park including a fire knife demonstration and Moana lookalike


• In September, we held our 28th Annual Pacific Islander Festival & Ho’olaule’a. Featured were local musicians, halaus, and Polynesian performers; food, craft, and information vendors; a car & motorcycle show; Vintage Hawai’i store, Keiki Corner, and petting zoo. We also started a sponsorship program gaining support from local businesses. Our new scholarship was awarded as well. We held a Mahalo Bash for our Ho’olaule’a vendors and entertainers in October


• We installed a Makahiki display at the Las Vegas Natural History Museum in November, will hold a Kalikimaka buffet for our members in December while looking forward to decorating a Christmas tree in the annual Boyd Gaming “Tree of Hope” fund raising event


• Looking forward to more great things with our community and ‘Ohana in 2019; our 30th anniversary of founding!