Association of
Hawaiian Civic Clubs
Founded 1959 - Honolulu, HI

Hawaiian Civic Club of Laupahoehoe

Ua Mau Ke Ea O Ka `Aina I Ka Pono  |   The Life Of The Land Is Perpetuated In Righteousness


Lucille V. Chung


1638 Oneawa Place, Hilo, Hawai‘i  96720

Hope Pelekikena ‘Ekahi:

Louise “Sweetie“ Maikui

Organized | Chartered:

July, 1971   |   February, 1972


Kim Kalama

Club Pua:


Pelekikena Iho Nei:

Walter C. K. Victor (Deceased)

Club Colors:

Royal Blue & Gold

Kakau Mo‘olelo:

Evalani Hirano

Club Mele:

Ka Na‘i Aupuni

Ho‘opa‘a Mo’olelo:

Ululani Sherlock

HCC Email:

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Albert Maikui


Na Alaka’i:

Nani Langridge, Momi Mauhili, Miriam Curry


Information submitted by:

Lucille V. Chung



2017 Club Report


Seven members of our club attended and enjoyed the 57th Annual AOHCC Convention in Las Vegas in November, 2016. There will be at least five members attending convention in Seattle this year.


One of our members, Verna Mae Kawai`ula Branco went into eternal rest on May 21, 2017. She had a sweet spirit about her and so much cultural knowledge to share. She will be missed.


We did not award any scholarships this past year as no one applied.


We have consistently held our club meetings every odd numbered month, alternating between our cub house in Laupahoehoe and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs office Hilo because most of our members live in Hilo. We currently have 29 members in our club.


Issues and activities we are currently involved in are working with our Mayor and County Council Chair to formalize a MOU for the use of our club house in Laupahoehoe; developing relationships with Romeo Garcia, the new Director at the Laupahoehoe Community/Public Charter School by inviting him to our meeting and connecting him with OHA to apply for a grant for the agricultural program at the school which was highlighted in an article in the Hawaii Tribune Herald on 8/13/17;participaging in Hawaii Council's retreats in strategic planning; participating in the King Kamehameha lei draping ceremony in Hilo; taking the lead to upgrade the photos and stories displayed in a kiosk at Laupahoehoe Beach Park; staying abreast of community issues by attending community meetings and receiving the school's newsletter; and still trying to find the least adversarial way to gain access to a heiau that is on private property in Laupahoehoe and the owner is refusing to allow access to us.