2014 HCCH Scholarships Program

Information on the 2014 Hawaiian Civic Clubs of Honolulu Scholarships Program is now available.

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Holokū Ball 2014 – Save The Date!

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Holokū Ball 2014 – Save The Date!

Holokū Ball 2014 – Save The Date!
Hawaiian Civic Club of Honolulu Scholarship Benefit

Saturday, May 10, 5–10 p.m.
Royal Hawaiian Hotel Monarch Room

Silent auction, sumptuous dinner, fabulous entertainment, and more!

Tickets:

  • Individual Seats: $150
  • Corporate Tables: $3K–$10K

Honorees:

  • Kahu David K. Kaupu
  • Dr. Randie Kamuela Fong
  • Debbie Nakanelua-Richards

Event co-chairs:

  • Verdean Goins: (808) 699-9201
  • Pauline Robello: (808) 351-0396

Mahalo nui i ke kāko‘o ‘ana mai!

Hawaiian Civic Club of Honolulu founded 1918 by Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalaniana‘ole.

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Holokū Ball March 2, 2013

Honorees at the 2013 Hawaiian Civic Club of Honolulu Holokū Ball.

Honorees at the 2013 Hawaiian Civic Club of Honolulu Holokū Ball.

Photos © Blaine Fergerstrom

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Hawaiian Civic Club of Honolulu 95th Anniversary
Holokū Ball
2013 Scholarship Benefit Gala

The Hawaiian Civic Club of Honolulu was established in 1918 by Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalaniana‘ole at a time when Hawaiian socioeconomic indicators were dismal in the 25 year wake of the overthrow of Queen Lili‘uokalani’s government. The gradual disenfranchisement of the ‘ōiwi Hawai‘i from his kulāiwi (ancestral lands), national identity, ‘ōlelo (language) and most other cultural practices has had a lasting impact on our lāhui.

Prince Kalaniana‘ole’s objectives in establishing our club were to elevate the social and intellectual status of all Hawaiians, and to increase pride in race heritage. Ninety-five years hence, the HCCH continues to support those noble objectives. This ongoing focus and the generosity of many enabled the HCCH Scholarship Fund to award more than $60,000 to Native Hawaiian students for higher education in 2012.

95 Years of Service to the Hawaiian Community and Hawai‘i Nei
Nā Lei Hiwahiwa Makamae
Distinguished Treasures who Embrace
the Legacy of Prince Kalaniana‘ole

The Hawaiian Civic Club of Honolulu proudly recognizes distinguished Hawaiian treasures described in our theme as “lei hiwahiwa makamae” or precious, beloved ones. Their many accomplishments have enriched the Hawaiian community and Hawai‘i nei, and foster the noble objectives of our club’s founder, Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalaniana‘ole.

  • Jalna Nanika‘ala Keala, Past president of the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs, member of ‘Ahahui Siwila Hawai‘i o Kapolei, longtime community leader.
  • Elizabeth Cypher Lau, Charter member of the Ko‘olaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club, beloved kupuna, community cultural resource.
  • Henry Halealoha Gomes (posthumous) Hawaiian Civic Club of Honolulu member and longtime HCCH scholarship committee chair, inspiring mentor and educator.
  • Charles “Kale Loke” Rose (posthumous) Past president of the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs, member of the Hawaiian Civic Club of Honolulu, civic club movement pillar.

Hawaiian Civic Club of Honolulu
95 Years of Service to the Hawaiian Community and Hawai‘i Nei
Holokū Ball Scholarship Benefit Gala Saturday March 2, 2013, 5:30 p.m.
Royal Hawaiian Hotel Monarch Room, Helumoa, Waikīkī

An evening of Hawaiian elegance and beauty. Cocktail reception on the Royal Lawn, Holokū fashion review, sumptuous dinner, top island entertainment, silent auction and more.

  • Individual Seats $150 • Lei Maile Tables $3,000
  • Lei ‘Ilima Tables $5,000 • Kalaniana‘ole Tables $10,000
  • ‘A‘ahu Piha – formal Hawaiian attire. RSVP card enclosed.

Mahalo nui i ke kāko‘o ‘ana mai – Thank you for your support!

Holokū Ball is produced by the Hawaiian Civic Club of Honolulu for the HCCH Scholarship Fund

HCCH Scholarship Fund Post Office Box 1513 Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96806

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Holokū Ball March 2, 2013 – Save the Date

Mark your calendars for Holoku Ball 2013, Saturday, March 2, 5 p.m., at the Royal Hawaiian Monarch Room. Tickets are $150. Corporate tables from $3K – $10K. Silent auction, sumptuous dinner, fabulous entertainment and more!

In 2012, we raised more than $60,000 for Hawaiian scholarships. Mahalo a nui loa for your support!

Invitations will be mailed in mid-January. For information, call Anita Naone at 375-7301.

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HCCH Update

MEMBERSHIP MEETING:

Please see previous post… June 16, 2012

CONVENTION UPDATE:

To date 13 people have responded that they are interested in attending the AHCC Convention in Washington D.C. as delegates for our club.  Since the costs are high to attend, i.e. airfare, hotel, food etc. the board has agreed to support a fundraiser(s) to help our members who want to attend.  Suggestions are - selling kalua pig, chili or even a beer bust event if we can pull it off.  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated by contacting Anita Naone, Convention

Chair – 375-7301 (c) or 261-2952 (h). More information to come.

SAVE THE DATE:

Saturday July 7, 2012 – HCCH members & families are welcome to a night of camping. More information to come.

Sunday, July 8, 2012 – HCCH Cultural visit to Kualoa. More information to come.

NEW STORAGE UNIT: 

Maylene Enoka graciously offered her backyard to maintain the HCCH storage unit. All files, newsletters, information on HCCH, or any other items or information relating to the club will be stored in the unit.  If you have anything related to the club that needs to be stored (be sure it is a reasonable item) please contact Maylene Enoka 852-7719. 

MEMBERSHIP:

We welcome all new members to our club.  We have lots to offer and want your input on what you would like us to do or get involved with and what your expectations are of our club.

Some of our members have received a complimentary copy of the MANA Magazine; this was sent by John Aeto, Kalihi Palama Civic Club member and a strong supporter of HCCH’s Holoku Ball by providing complimentary publicity for our ball.  The magazine has a potential opportunity to raise funds for our club delegates attending AHCC Convention in October, but will advise more information on this after the Board has reviewed and approved.

Membership that passed:  Nell Araki, Malia Forsythe Tongg and Mary Smith.  We wish their families our sincerest condolences – we will truly miss these committed members of HCCH.

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General Membership Meeting June 16

Aloha Hawaiian Civic Club of Honolulu members,

Our next membership meeting is scheduled in June. See details below. Hope to see everyone there.

Membership Meeting: A VISIT AT MAUNA’ALA (Meet the officers, new and present members)

  • Date: Saturday, Jun 16, 2012
  • Where: Mauna’ala in Nuuanu
  • Time: 9:00 am – 12:00
  • Lunch: Bento $7.00

Send check for bento to Anita Naone, 605 Alihi Place, Kailua, Hi 96734 by Jun 9th. Club will provide water and soft drinks.

Agenda:

  • Membership Meeting
  • Schedule of events
  • status of Ball and
  • Status of scholarship
  • Meet new members

**Manu will also share the history of Mauna’ala and our ancestors buried there.**

Family and Friends are invited.

Wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes, bring a chair to enjoy lunch and parking available on grounds of Mauna’ala.

Mahalo,

Verdean Lokelani Goins
Recording Secretary

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The Elegant 2012 Holokū Ball – Photos

It was a beautiful night for a Holokū Ball last evening. We honored four distinguished individuals:

  • Buffalo Keaulana – waterman, leader, ambassador
  • Nappy Napoleon – waterman, coach, mentor
  • Anona Napoleon – paddler, organizer, inspiration
  • Jon Van Dyke (posthumous) – attorney, champion of native rights and law, educator

I shot nearly 500 photos. I hope I got a good one of you!

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Photos © Blaine Fergerstrom / ZZ Type

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2012 Scholarship Program Now Open

The Hawaiian Civic Club of Honolulu 2012 Scholarship Program is now open for applications.

  • Program opens March 1, 2012
  • Deadline to apply is May 15, 2012
  • Deadline for transcripts is June 30, 2012

Please see the 2012 Scholarship Program page for full details.

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Kōkua Holokū Ball Silent Auction

Holoku Ball Silent Auction letter

Click to download a PDF of this letter.

February 7, 2012

Aloha mai e hoa,

The Hawaiian Civic Club of Honolulu continues to work towards the 1918 mission of our founder, Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalaniana‘ole: to elevate the social and intellectual status of Hawaiians, and to increase pride in Hawaiian heritage. To this end, we are proud to have awarded $60,000 in 2011 in scholarships to Hawaiian college students.

As you know, our annual scholarship benefit, Holokū Ball, is a long‐standing tradition that has become a huge success on many levels largely due to the generosity of community supporters. The event, named for the classic gown known as the holokū, is arguably the most elegant Hawaiian gala anywhere.

The Holokū Ball set for Saturday, March 3, 2012, at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel’s Monarch Room. He Aloha Nā Kai ‘Ewalu is our theme expressing deep love for Hawai‘i. This ocean‐related theme will set the tone for a spectacular evening of top Hawaiian entertainment, a fabulous silent auction, and world‐class cuisine designed by the culinary experts at the Royal Hawaiian.

This year we will be honoring four individuals who have exemplified our theme.

Buffalo Keaulana – waterman, leader, ambassador

Nappy Napoleon – waterman, coach, mentor

Anona Napolean – paddler, organizer, inspiration

Jon Van Dyke (posthumous) – attorney, champion of native rights and law, educator

We are in the process of collecting merchandise for our silent auction, and we are writing to request your assistance in making the annual Holokū Ball a success. By donating, cash or an in‐kind item, you will be making a tax deductible contribution that will help the Hawaiian Civic Club of Honolulu continue to promote post‐high education for deserving native Hawaiian students.

If you are able to make a donation, please contact us at 808 392 1617 or watson@honuaconsulting.com to arrange for pick up. On behalf of our more than 200 members, our board of directors, scholarship trustees and President, Manu Boyd, mahalo piha! For additional information, please visit us online at www.hcchonolulu.org. Corporate tables are also available; please contact us for information about those opportunities.

Aloha pumehana,

Trisha Kehaulani Watson and Kainoa Daines, 2012 Holokū Ball Silent Auction Chairs

Click to download the 2012 Holoku Ball Donation Form

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General Membership Meeting Feb. 26

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HAWAIIAN CIVIC CLUB OF HONOLULU

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

Sunday, February 26, 2012 • 11:30 am – 2:30 pm
Wolfgang’s Steakhouse by Wolfgang Zwiener
 Royal Hawaiian Center at Helumoa, Level 3, Building C
Validated Parking 

MENU

$10 lunch entrees include an ‘ono burger, pasta, fish & chips, fish sandwich (subject to change). Full menu & bar available.  Cost: individual checks.

AGENDA

Welcome and Introduction of New HCCH Members
Installation of HCCH Officers and Directors – Kahu David Kaupu
Cultural Presentation & HCCH History by Manu Boyd, Pelekikena

RSVP

Maylene Enoka: 852-7719   maenoka@gmail.com

This quarterly HCCH general membership meeting is to welcome our new members, install our board, enjoy club fellowship and discuss kuleana for the March 3 Holoku Ball Scholarship Benefit Gala. We look forward to seeing you and your ‘ohana. E hele mai!

The Hawaiian Civic Club of Honolulu was established in 1918 by Prince Kalaniana‘ole to elevate the social and intellectual status of all Hawaiians and to increase pride in race heritage.

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