Contact: Ben Baker
Phone: 360 459-0872 Cell: 253 405-8031
Date Chartered: October 25, 2006
Club Pua: Maile
Club Waiho‘olu‘u: Wintergreen
Po‘e ‘Ōlelo: Ua mau ke ea o ka 'aina i ka pono
Po‘e Haole: Life of this land is perpetuated in righteousness for the people of Hawai'i
Pelekikena: Benjamin Kaeha Baker
Hope Pelekikena ‘Ekahi: Emma Maka`olono Sarono
Pu’ukū: Apelila Tsuruko-Lee Newby (Baker)
Kakau Mo'olelo: Debra Joaqiun
Kakau `Olelo: DJ Kananionapua Mark
Ho'opa'a Mo'olelo: Emma Maka o'lono Sarono
Alaka'i Mele: Benjamin Kaeha Baker
Na Alaka'i: Edna Maile (Kanaeli'i) Baker, Lulu Ha'ahea (Kaahaaina) Awa'a and CyAnn Pierce
by Benjamin Kaeha Baker
Our clubs main objectives include providing educational scholarships; preserving and perpetuation the culture and traditions of Hawai’i; and to participate in activities that promote the civic, social, economic and educational welfare of the Hawaiian community.
New! August 2011, Newsletter Report
Moku‘āina a Wakinekona Hawaiian Civic Club was founded on July 8, 2006 in the State of Washington. We were chartered on October 25, 2006 at the 2006 AHCC Convention and is now part of a branch with the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs. The AHCC is a confederation of fifty-five (55) Hawaiian Civic Clubs located throughout the State of Hawai‘i and in the States of Alaska, California, Waiho‘olu‘uado, Illinois, Nevada, Utah, Virginia, Washington and now Tennessee.
AHCC is the oldest community based grass roots Hawaiian organization in Hawai’i having been formed in 1918 by the then non-voting Delegate to the United States Congress, Prince Jonah Kūhiö Kalaniana‘ole. We are the only Hawaiian organization to have branch clubs outside the State of Hawai‘i.
Our objectives are to take an active interest civic, economic, health and social welfare of our community; to support programs of benefit to the people of Hawaiian ancestry; to provide a forum for a full discussion of all matters of public interest; to honor, fulfill, protect, preserve and cherish all sources, customs, rights and records of Native Hawaiian ancient traditions, na ‘oli a me na mele, cemetery areas and the historic sites of Native Hawaiians. We offer a wide range of activities, and membership in our organization which we invite to anyone interested in joining us.
Our club meets six times a year. In January, we move forward in facing the challenges in accomplishing our mission statement and objectives. In March we celebrate the birthday of our founder Prince Kūhiō Kalaniana‘ole. In May we celebrate May Day is Lei Day in Hawai‘i by doing lei making workshops not only for May Day but for Mother’s Day as well. In July, we celebrate our club’s anniversary. In October we have a Halloween Costume contest and party. In December we celebrate Mele Kalikimaka with a visit from Santa Claus as our Ohana feasts on the ono foods that is prepared.
To fund our Scholarship Program we do Kau Inoa Registry at Hawaiian Culture and Native American Indians Culture Events. We do other fundraisers such as hosting Health Awareness workshops, Baibala Hemolele, and other events to help build our scholarship program funds. On August 14th and 15th of 2009, our club hosted our first Mainland Council Board Meeting in Washington State. It was a first for several of the members of the Mainland Council to travel to the Pacific Northwest. We hope that this information will encourage you to get involved and join us in meeting our goals not only for us, but for the future of our mo‘opuna.