'Ewa Beach HI 96706
Date Chartered: November 8, 2001
Pua: White Ginger
Waiho’olu’u: Green, White and Yellow
Mele: Pupu A‘o ‘Ewa
Po’e ‘Ōlelo: E Ho‘omana‘o I Ko Waiwai Ho‘olina
Po’e Ha’ole: Remember Your Heritage
Pelekikena: Corrina 'Rina' Moefu
Hope Pelekikena ‘Ekahi: Dirk Kalae Campbell
Pu’ukū: Donald Woode
Pelekikena iho nei: Lawrence 'Larry" A. Woode, Jr
Kākau Mo`olelo: Nadine Woode
Na Alaka‘i: Henry Chang Wo & Ray Loo
Hawaiian Civic Club of 'Ewa-Pu'uloa 2012
by Corrina ‘Rina’ Moefu
'Ewa - Pu'uloa Hawaiian Civic Club is one of several civic clubs located on the Leeward side of our island of O'ahu and serves a growing community on the 'Ewa plain.
The club was chartered on November 8, 2001, following a merger of the 'Ewa and Pu'uloa Hawaiian civic clubs. Today we are honored to have several chartered members who continue to be part of our club who we look to for guidance. They are Kupuna Arline Eaton, Uncle Ike Ka'aihue (King Kamehameha HCC), Aunty Mary Serroa, Aunty Nona Kamai (Waikiki HCC), Aunty Ruth Holt and in memory and spirit Aunty Ethelreda Kahalewai.
We currently have 25 members that like to get together, share food and have their voices heard by getting involved with many different projects in our community. We also have a member from the State of Tennessee.
Our mission this year is to build the club’s membership and to be more visible in the community by better serving our Native Hawaiians. We had Lei making workshops provided by Kalae Campbell and Limu workshops provided by Uncle Henry Chang Wo, whom are both members of our club. Throughout the year we coordinated and collaborated with community partners to provide many activities to support our mission. Below you’ll find the following activities that ‘Ewa - Pu'uloa members participated in. It is not in any particular order but all very important to us.
- The cleaning of Mauna 'Ala;
- Learning and cleaning invasive Limu from One'ula Beach park better known as “Hau Bush”;
- The Prince Kuhio Day Parade: walking unit;
- PRIDE 4 'EWA: an all-day event to build community awareness; we showcased our Ho'olako Lei making project Wili or Hilo style;
- Koho Pono: a political candidacy forum. Partnered with 'Ahahui Siwila o Kapolei HCC, Nanaikapono HCC, Makaha HCC and other Hawaiian organizations;
- ‘Aha Kiole: Act 55 -Uncle Henry Chang Wo rep.
- Collaborated with Pu'uloa Outrigger Canoe club to teach their members ti lei making;
- Participated in the AHHCC’s annual convention: this past October 23-30, 2011: Nine (9) club members attended the AHCC’s 52nd Annual Convention in Kahuku, O'ahu. The club ran the Kikowaena Kokua (Activity/Information Center) with staffing support from King Kamehameha, Princess Ka'iulani and the Lualualei Hawaiian Civic Clubs. Organized and spear headed by Larry and Nadine Woode;
- National Alliance on Mental Health Illness Hawai'i’s annual walk, a team to participate in the walk by Tita Moefu;
- We always end the year celebrating our Christmas holiday with foster keiki and/or at risk keiki and their families from our 'Ewa moku.
This past year, the club hosted a “Day at the Beach” at One'ula (Hau Bush) Beach Park in ‘Ewa Beach. Activities included a presentation on limu preservation and restoration followed by a cookout and games for the keiki. Every child and family attended went home with gifts and food. We are looking forward to another Christmas holiday helping our Hawaiian families in need bringing joy and smiles to their faces.