Date Organized: 1966
Date Chartered by AHCC: 1966
Club Pua: Royal Crownflower/Ti leaf
Club Colors: Sand Beige/Ocean Blue
Club Mele: Aloha Kalanianaole
Club Motto (Hawaiian): Lokahi
Club Motto (English): Unity
Pelekikena: Maynard Koa
Hope Pelekikena ‘ Ekahi: Renee Kama
Pu‘uku: Ku‘ulei Laughlin
Po‘e kokua (staff)
Kakau Mo‘olelo (Rec. Sec.): Sissy Kamaka
Kakau ‘Olelo (Cor. Sec.): Sissy Kamaka
Kahu: Roy Brooks
Na Alaka’i (Directors):
Ku‘ulei Aila, Paul Richards, Roy Brooks, Blanche McMillen
The HCCW was involved with a lot of fun events last year. We participated in two parades, the Prince Kuhio Day Parade and the Waimanalo Christmas Parade. We had about 20 to 25 members help us in the parades and everyone enjoyed themselves. We also had a few fundraisers in which we sold baked goods. The Ho‘ike after the Kuhio Day Parade was one of them where we were very successful. Baked goods was also sold at the Prince Lot Hula Festival at Moanalua Gardens.
That was another successful event with a lot of entertainment and fun had by all. Our club also did two fundraisers at Rumours Night Club. Most enjoyable was watching our members not only dance on stage, but also in the cages. Our biggest fundraiser was held at the Waimanalo Fair where we had a food booth serving kalai plates’, fried fish plated, and spicy ahi bowls. Of course the ahi bowls were a big hit. This year we will be doing malasadas at the Fair. HCCW did some volunteer work also last year. Mauna Ala, the Royal Mausoleum, was one of them. At Mauna Ala we helped in cleaning the crypt area, the chapel, and the surrounding grounds. We also delivered flowers twice last year to Washington Place, the Governors house. Some members who accompanied me said it was their first time that they had seen these historic sites which inspired me to organize a tour of Washington Place and the State Capital this year. It was a huge success with about 35 members and their family participating. Our club also assists in the cleaning up of a beach area known as Kaupo. It is the little park located to the left of Makapu‘u, or right across of Sea Life Park. We do this monthly with the “Guardians of Kaupo”, a group that takes care of this area.
Our clubs biggest events are held in Nov. and Dec. In Nov. we do the Waimanalo Makahiki at Bellows in which we are the sponsors. It is a huge event with youth groups, Hawaiian clubs, and dignitaries participating. It involves the whole weekend where we have all the camp sites reserved do that participants can camp over. This will be our 4th year doing the Makahiki. In Dec. we are involved with Hali’i Christmas. This event is held at Blanche Pope Elem. In Waimanalo and is intended for the needy and homeless children of Waimanalo. Partners in Development, a non-profit group, and Kahu Roy Brooks, are the power source behind this event which has grown over the years from about 100 participants in its early stages, to over 300 participants today.
Our mission is to perpetuate and educate our Hawaiian culture not only to our community, but to everyone we can touch. HCCW does this continuously through events and functions, and through our volunteer work with “lokahi” (unity).
Mahalo and Ahuihou, Maynard Koa-Pelekikena