Date Chartered: November 9, 2004
Club Pua: Naupaka
Waiho‘olu‘u: Blue, Red, White
Mele: He Hawai‘i Au
Po‘e ‘Ōlelo: Aloha O Na Kulawi
Po‘e Haole: Love For Our Homeland
Pelekikena: Darlene Kehaulani Butts
Hope Pelekikena 'Ekahi: Micah Kohono 'onamoku Mossman
Hope Pelekikena 'Elua: Virginia Moore
Pu'uku: Aloma Myers
Kakau Mo'olelo: Kamaka Strahle
Kakau 'Olelo: Aloma Myers
Sergeant-at-Arms: Tim Johnson
Kahu: Tim Johnson
Kalaimoku: Maile Duggan
Na Alaka'i: Danette Leimomi Cruz-Losano, Al Kaulia, Bryce Mendez and
Missy Mokihana Scalph
Ke Ali'i Maka'ainana Hawaiian Civic Club of Washington , D.C. 2012
by Darlene Kehaulani Butts
KAMHCC focused on public engagement opportunities on Capitol Hill and coordination of several projects with existing and newly established community parters in the Washington, D.C. metro area and Philadelphia.
March 10 - Philadelphia International Flower Show - KAMHCC coordinated the participation of Hawai'i State Society 'Ukulele Hui and Halau O 'Aulani in onsite performances.
March 17 - 2012 Kamehameha Lei Draping Ceremony Community Rehearsal - Partnered with OHA, Halau O 'Aulani and Arlington Arts and Recreation Division. A portion of the event was funded by the Ho'olako Nui grant from OHA via Hawai'i Maoli.
March 19-20 - Participated in AAPCHO’s Cultivating Traditions of Wellness 2012: Advancing Community Leadership conference, discussing data, analysis, application and consumer engagement.
March 24 - KAMHCC marched, presented oli and hula in the Prince Kuhio Parade in Honolulu. Simultaneously, members in Washington DC offered oli in front of the U.S. Capitol building.
April 13 - Dr. Kalani Brady shared his mo`olelo as the visiting physician at Kalaupapa during a speaking engagement at the NIH/National Library of Medicine. Dr. Brady visited the 100+ haumana of Halau O 'Aulani focusing on the 47 keiki and a message of service. He addressed the 200+ George Washington University Hawai'i Club annual lu'au attendees extolling the virtues of civic duty and membership in Hawaiian Civic Clubs.
May 6 - Members taught 20 volunteers to facilitate the teaching of approximately 800 children in making ti leaf lei bracelets; a Smithsonian celebration event during Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Festival (APIAHF) Month.
May 8-9 - In celebration of APIAHF the White House Office of Public Engagement and the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders held a Community Leaders Briefing in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. NHPI National Convening attendees participated in this brief.
May 26-27 - NMAI Hawai'i Festival - KAMHCC manned information, craft and storytelling stations. Pelekikena moderated panel discussion on “Aloha”. Approximately 20,000 visitors attended craft and storytelling sessions, discussion panels, discovery zones, information displays and viewed hula performances.
May 23 - KAMHCC attended and networked with Island Nation Chiefs and representatives during the annual Pacific Night celebration at the New Zealand Embassy.
June 21-25 - Hosted the quarterly MCAHCC Board meeting in Washington, D.C.; scheduling pre and post meeting activities that included,
White House brief, congressional appointments for each MCAHCC club Pelekikena or Representative, tour of the Native Voices Exhibit at the National Library of Medicine. MCAHCC participated in the Kamehameha Lei Draping Ceremony, singing Hawai'i Pono'i and presenting lei to Saint Damien and King Kamehameha I.
June 27 - July 8 - Smithsonian Folklife Festival; Public and Land Grant Universities and the USDA 150. - KAMHCC assisted in the coordination of local area equipment, supplies and food service to support the large group of inbound Hawaiians who were sharing their knowledge, skills and cultural expertise with the Washington DC metro community.
KAMHCC thanks the MCAHCC and AHCC Boards for their continued support. We look forward to the 14-21 October 2012 AHCC 40 Convention; the work, the camaraderie, the future.