Date Organized: April 4, 1976
Date Chartered: July 14, 1977
Club Pua: Crown Flower
Club Waiho‘olu‘u: Black and Yellow
Makia: ’Onipa’a (Steadfast)
Hope Pelekikena 'Ekahi: Lokelani Reichert
Pu’ukū: Joni Leilani Keith
Kakau Mo`olelo: Joni Leilani Keith
Ho`opa`a Mo`olelo: Lokelani Reichert
Na Alaka`i: Randy Chang, Curtis Hayes and Dawn Miyashiro
'Ahahui 'o Lili'uokalani Hawaiian Civic Club of Southern California 2012
by Keoni Jensen
The ‘Ahahui delegates attended the 52nd Annual AHCC Convention at Turtle Bay, Kahuku, Oahu, October 23-30, 2011. The Convention Theme was “Pu'uhonua Ho’oulu Aloha”, Peaceful Haven Where Aloha Inspires. The ‘Ahahui holds a business meeting every month, and sends a delegate to the quarterly Mainland Council Board meetings. The Ku'i ka Lono, “Spreading the News”, the ‘Ahahui newsletter, is used to inform members of activities. The ‘Ahahui provides scholarships to deserving students and continues to participate in community activities. Activities that the ‘Ahahui is involved in; Alondra Park Ho'olaule'a, Kakau Inoa, “Sign Your Name”, the project attempting to identify and locate Native Hawaiian’s on the Continental U.S. and Alaska, the Orange County Fair, and yard sales.
'Ahahui o Lili'uokalani Hawaiian Civic Club
Of Southern California
Chartered by the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs on February 4, 1977
The 'Ahahui was the second Hawaiian Civic Club formed on the Mainland. There are now 14 Clubs on the Mainland, in the states of California (4), Nevada, Utah (2), Alaska, Colorado, Virginia, Illinois, Tennessee, Texas, and Arizona. The 14 Clubs form what is now called the Mainland Council of Hawaiian Civic Clubs. The 'Ahahui, along with it's other Mainland Clubs, pursue to maintain an active interest in the Hawaiian language, customs, mele, and crafts, and strive to preserve the customs and culture of the Hawaiian people. The 'Ahahui participates in many community activities, throughout the year, to support and promote charitable, educational, and cultural pursuits beneficial to our community.
- To promote charitable, educational and cultural pursuits beneficial to all races with primary emphasis on persons born of Hawaiian ancestry or born in Hawai'i, and to actively encourage attainment of vocabulary and educational goals through the aid of, among other things, scholarship.
- To unite the membership into working harmoniously for the benefit of all who are Hawaiian and Hawaiian-at-heart.
- To instill in our youth of the Hawaiian community a sense of pride in their Hawaiian and American heritage, and to promote and practice the principle of good government and citizenship.
- To contribute to the civic, economic, social health and moral welfare of our community.
- To provide forums for free discussion of matters of public interest.
- To actively participate in the promotion and perpetuation of cultural traditions na mele (songs) and 'Olelo Hawai'i (Hawaiian language), consistently encouraging the learning and use thereof.