Date Chartered: November 2008
Club Pua: Hibiscus
Waiho‘olu‘u: Brown & Orange
Mele: He Hawai‘i Au
Po‘e ‘Ōlelo: I Mau Ho‘omau Ka ‘Uhane Aloha A Kanaka Na ‘Ike A Me Na Hana
Po‘e Haole: To perpetuate the Aloha spirit and the Hawaiian Culture
Pelekikena: Marlene Uilani Livesay
Hope Pelekikena ‘Ekahi: Wally Kaaihue
Hope Pelekikena ‘Elua: George Beppu
Pu‘uku: Bruce Livesay
Kākau ‘Ōlelo Ho`opa`a: Jo Huber
Na Alaka‘i: Denny Colbert, Lori Colley, Scott Gehring
Hui Hawai'i O Tenesi Hawaiian Civic Club 2012
by Scott Gehring
Hui Hawai'i O Tenesi Hawaiian Civic Club continues its mission to perpetuate the Hawaiian Culture and Aloha Spirit in and around Clarksville, TN. as well as throughout middle Tennessee. Our membership has grown as a result of our involvement within these communities. It gives us chicken skin to meet members of the military at these events who were recently transferred from Hawai`i to Fort Campbell in Tennessee and see their reaction when they have found Hawaiians.
Our members of all ages have been busy since last convention practicing hula, mele and chants each week, as well as, participating in car wash and kalua pig fundraisers and a Lei Hulu workshop.
As Tennessee is recognized as the “Volunteer State”, our youth group takes time out of their busy school schedules to serve in many volunteer projects within the community and meets on a monthly basis to plan their activities and learn Na Mea Hawai'i.
We are looking forward to our annual participation in the City of Clarksville’s Christmas Parade and the crowd’s amazement that there is a volcano (on our float) in Tennessee.
During 2012 we further expanded our outreach in Fort Campbell Army Post located in Clarksville on the border with Tennessee and Kentucky.
Through this effort we hope to add to our membership with residents from Kentucky as the aloha spirit has no borders.
Through our website, we have received inquiries and invitations from Hawaiians all around Tennessee and as far south as Alabama.
Hui Hawai`i O Tenesi Hawaiian Civic Club is doing its part to further the vision of Prince Kuhio in preserving and perpetuating the Hawaiian Culture to Hawaiians living outside Hawai`i.
We welcome you to this year’s 53rd annual Hawaiian Civic Club convention and give you our fondest Aloha y’all.