Date Chartered: April 16, 1966
Club Pua: Na‘u (Hawaiian Gardenia)
Club Colors: Green and White
Makia: “e ho‘omalu i na kuleana o Kukaniloko no ka mea. aloha no ho‘i kākou ia lakou i na kau a kau”
Makia Haole: “ To protect the privileges of Kukaniloko because we love them for all time…”
Po‘e ‘Ōlelo: E ho‘o hana like a‘e ana
Po‘e Haole: Working together
Pelekikena: Marie "Malia" Doo
Hope Pelekikena 'Ekahi: Thomas Lenchanko
Pu‘uku: Jo-Lin Lenchanko Kalimapau
Kākau Mo`olelo: Sheila Valdez
Ho`opa`a Mo`olelo: Jo-Lin Lenchanko Kalimapau
Kahu: Daniel Au
Mele Alaka‘i: Peter W. K. Lonoae‘a
Hawaiian Civic Club of Wahiawa 2012
by Jo-Lin Lenchanko Kalimapau
Focus, integrity, and commitment set the foundation of the Hawaiian Civic Club of Wahiawa on November 10, 1960. In 52 years the Club has experienced over 300 members who brought with them more than 150 guests who showed interest in our mission - to inspire, educate, and encourage all things Hawaiian, seen and unseen; and together “e ku ka'awe i na kapu o Kukaniloko no ka mea, aloha no ho'i kakou ia lakou na kau a kau...” which is “to guard the kapu privileges of Kukaniloko because we love them for all time...”
To protect, preserve and perpetuate our 'aina, iwikupuna, kupuna ma, and na 'opio are foremost on the agenda. Second, third and fourth generation descendants of the original founding members continue to support their forefathers as Club members today. We honor Kupuna Roselia Poepoe as our last living Founding and Charter Member of 52 years in 2012. E ola no.
The Friends of Kukaniloko and Na Wahine O Kunia are rooted in the Hawaiian Civic Club of Wahiawa. Established to guard the traditional comprehension of the 36,000 acres of Kukaniloko, members work diligently as Kukaniloko is revealed. Her face is known and can be seen. Her story is told over and over again. The intensity of those who care for her is instilled in those who come to listen so they can see; and they come from around the world. They come to see her majesty and embrace her noble history of which we are proud descendants.
Kukaniloko “to anchor the cry from within”...When the life force of an Ali'i was to enter into this earthly realm, this our paradise, all work ceased.
This, a most solemn of occasions, released from the people the energy factor or mana that transcends from the 'aina. Prayer emanated throughout the land. What was welling up in the hearts and minds of the people of Hawai`i nei was that the gods, yes, the gods would send a child; a child of character, strength, and vision; possessing the mental acumen and moral rectitude imbued from on high to lead our people to a life filled with peace and prosperity.
Lihu'e, Wahiawa, Halemano...Kukaniloko O'ahu a La'ila'i 'oia ua 'ike a 'aia la
ko Hawai'i paeaina, H.I. the Hawaiian Islands...eo