Date Chartered: April 1959
Pua: Panaewa Maile, Waiho‘olu‘u: Ilima Gold & Red
Mele: Hawai‘i Aloha
Po‘e ‘Ōlelo: Ua Mau Ke ‘Ea O Ka ‘āina I Ka Pono
Po‘e Haole: The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness
Pelekikena: Toni Keahiolalo Mallow
Hope Pelekikena ‘Ekahi: Chad Cabral
Hope Pelekikena ‘Elua: Vacant
Pu‘uku: Martha McNicoll
Pelekikena Iho Nei: Arthur Hoke
Kākau Mo`olelo: Kamaka Mahi Gunderson
Na Alaka‘i: David Kekaulike Sing, Gail Makuakane-Lundin, Noenoe Wong-Wilson, Kamaka Mahi-Gunderson
Hawaiian Civic Club of Hilo 2013
We continue to actively participate in Hawaiian Family Affair, sponsored by Na Pua No‘eau of the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo as part of their planning committee, manning their prize table, as well as distributing our club brochures and scholarship information. We have also collaborated with Pana‘ewa Hawaiian Homes Community Association at their Prince Kuhio Day celebration on March 26, 2013. Through the Prince Kuhio Day grant from AOHCC, we were able to provide Prince Kuhio buttons, which were distributed to the planners, exhibitors and general public. We also provided prizes for their scavenger hunt and question/answer segments, all of which centered around the life of Prince Kuhio. Through our partnership with Panaewa Homesteaders and QLCC, na keiki of Panaewa are learning about the significance and leadership of Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalaniana‘ole.
We also participated in the welcoming of the Hokule‘a, as she made her first stop in Hilo of her island wide tour.
We are also in the process of awarding our educational scholarship to a well-deserving Hawai‘i Island student. Through our Ho‘olako 2013 grant, we held “Le’a le’a Ma Kani Ka Pila” sessions. The idea came from the Kani Ka Pila event at our Washington DC convention that was held in lieu of the song contest. Our sessions brought fun, laughter and mo‘olelo to our members and guests.