Date Chartered: April 1959,
Club Pua: ‘Akulikuli,
Waiho‘olu‘u: Fuchsia, Black & White,
Mele: Hole Waimea,
Po‘e ‘Ōlelo: Ua Mau Ke Ea O Ka ‘āina I Ka Pono,
Po‘e Haole: The Life of the Land is Perpetuated in Righteousness,
|Officers for the term 2013 - 2014
|Directors & Staff for the term 2013 - 2014|
Pelekikena Iho Nei: Sam Moniz
Na Alaka‘i: Willette Akima, Bernie Cacoulidis, Robert Lindsey, Sam Moniz, Thomas Sing
Waimea Hawaiian Civic Club 2013
The Waimea Hawaiian Civic Club has enjoyed a productive past year with elections, community celebrations, fundraising for scholarships, and continuing efforts in perpetuating and promoting Native Hawaiian attitudes and values in our community.
Members hosted the WHCC annual Poi Suppa in March raising scholarship funds and promoting awareness about Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalaniana'ole. The history display created by the club through a grant from Hawai'i Maoli was also shared at the Waimea Homesteader's Prince Kuhio Day Celebration as well as at other venues. Members participated in the annual Makali'i Ocean Festival in Kawaihae, the Merrie Monarch Parade, King Kamehameha Day Lei Draping Ceremony in Kohala, and the Pu'u Kohola Heiau National Park and Cultural Festival.
The Waimea Hawaiian Civic Club food crew continued to delight community organizations with their preparations for various events. Meals were catered for Makali'i 'Ohana programs such as the Wa'a Teacher Training, Waipi'o cultural experiences, Waimea Middle School Family Night, Kamehameha School youth, Kamehameha Schools 5-week summer program Kulia I Ka Pono, and Royal Order of Kamehameha’s Alii Sunday luncheon honoring King Kamehameha.
The WHCC Choral group practiced through out the year and presented at various community functions. Among events the choral group participated in were the Christmas Parade and Festival of Lights, Parker Ranch Pu'uopelu Tree Lighting Ceremony, Community Christmas Concert, Prince Kuhio Celebration, and the Waimea Middle School May Day Evening Program.
For the 2012-13 school year and 2013 summer session, the club awarded multiple scholarships for members who are continuing their education both in the state and on the continent. Our scholarships are offered to members interested in any educational program pre-K to post- secondary.
Monthly meetings are held on the first Sunday of the month at 6:00p.m. at 'Imiloa Church Hale Laina. Over the past year, guest speakers and members of the community have shared about their organizations and projects including Kaheleaulani, a Native Hawaiian health program at North Hawai'i Community Hospital in Waimea. Recent partnering with 'Imiola Congregational Church and the Royal Order of Kamehameha I, included workshops and demonstrations in the art of dry-stack pohaku wall construction.
We continue to encourage membership in our club with August membership at 57. The recent Hawai'i Maoli grants have supported the creation of club brochures and promotional material to boost member involvement in club activities such as civic matters, cultural events, and educational forums. We will continue to holomua!