Date Chartered: April 16, 1966
Club Pua: Lokelani, Waiho‘olu‘u: Pink
Mele: Lei Lokelani
Po‘e ‘Ōlelo: E Maka‘ala Kakou
Po‘e Ha‘ole: Be Alert
Pelekikena: Lui Hokoana
Hope Pelekikena: Sharon Char
Pu’uku: Sasa Ewaliko
Kakau ‘Ōlelo Ho‘opapa: Leone Parruganan
Central Maui Hawaiian Civic Club 2012
by Lui K. Hokoana
Aloha Mai Kakou,
Greetings from the shores of Maui Nui a Kama. Our congratulations to the Mainland council and hopes for a wonderful convention.
We are happy to report that the Central Maui Hawaiian Civic Club continues its work to serve the Maui community. The raising of scholarship awareness continues to be an important activity for our club. The Native Hawaiian Scholarship 'Aha the brainchild of our Club and the Native Hawaiian Education Association has expanded throughout the state and served more than 2,500 students last year. The 'Aha is an opportunity for Hawaiian families to learn about scholarship opportunities.
Central Maui is also in its 6th year of the Punawai Project. The program serves at- risk youth in grades Kindergarten to 3rd grade. The program employees 10 of our Kupuna members. The initial funding for the program came from the USDOE, it is now funded by the Queen Lili'uokalani Children's Center, Maui unit. We have seen quantitative and qualitative outcomes for our participants. It appears the after school program is working as we had intended. We look forward to continuing this work and making a difference in the lives of our Maui keiki.
Doing community work honors the legacy of Kuhio. In addition to our grassroots efforts our Club hosted the 1st Annual Kupa Maka'ainana Awards, to recognize Hawaiian leadership and community engagement. This year we honored OHA Trustee Hulu Lindsey andKumu Hula Uluwehi Gurrero. Both epitomize the legacy of Kuhio and his tireless effort to improve the wellbeing of the Native Hawaiian. The next Kupa Maka'ainana awards is scheduled for March 23, 2013.
Lastly, please look out for a survey at this years convention asking your opinion on the 2014 convention that is to be hosted by Maui. The Maui Council wants to again propose a convention at Sea on board the Norwegian Cruise’s Pride of America. Before we begin planning we want to make sure there is support for this effort from the Association membership. Again, congratulations to the Mainland council on a successful convention.
With warm regards,
Lui K. Hokoana, President
Central Maui Hawaiian Civic Club