Date Organized: February 25, 2012.
Date Chartered: July 21, 2012.
Club Pua: 'Ilima, Mokihana, Liko Lehua and Palapalai Fern.
Club Colors: Navy Blue, Royal Blue, Aubergine Purple and Lavender.
Mele: Nani Wale Ku'u 'Ike and Wahine Hololi'o.
Club Motto: Pupukahi I Holomua: E Ola Kakou A Mau Loa
Unite to move forward: That we may thrive forever.
Pelekikena: Luana Ahina Johnson
Hope Pelekikena 'Ekahi: Lynn Criss
Pu‘uku: Marianne Upward
Kakau Mo'olelo: Lynn Criss
Sergeant-at-Arms: Doug Johnson
Kahu: Paul Ka'imi Carlson
Na Alaka‘i: Leona Bell Schroeder, Brandon M.K. Johnson and Ann Carlson.
Ke Ali'i Emalani Kaleleonalani Hawaiian Civic Club 2012
by Luana Ahina Johnson
As the first of the six clubs to form in the Midwest, Ke Ali‘i Emalani Kaleleonalani Hawaiian Civic Club was organized February 25, 2012 and chartered on July 21, 2012. During the period of February 2012 through July 2012, our club had several meetings; elected officers; organized our projects and programs along with forming our committees for the upcoming year.
During the organizational period, winds of profound change swept over the Hawaiian communities in the Midwest, as we formed Hawaiian Civic Clubs. These club formations have altered and will continue to alter the future of Hawaiian Civic Clubs across the continental United States.
Stronger now and enlightened by our belief in Prince Kuhio’s vision of empowering his people; we endeavor to take an active role in the civic progress of all Hawaiian people wherever we, as Hawaiians, may live.
We now pledge our support to any and all potential clubs that would like to form a Hawaiian Civic Club; that we will pay it forward and see you through the process.
Since our chartering, our immediate goal is to form a non-profit foundation in conjunction with our Native American groups, Hawaiian Civic Clubs and Hawaiian organizations in the Midwest. Ne'e I MUA!