2015 Scholarship Program Now Open!

2015 HCCH Scholarship Program General Qualification Criteria:

  • Be a resident of Hawai‘i.
  • Be a full-time student in an accredited two- or four-year college as a classified undergraduate student or a vocational program full-time student in or out of the State of Hawai‘i.
  • Have a cumulative grade point average (G.P.A.) of 2.5 for graduating high school seniors or undergraduate students. If cumulative G.P.A. is less than 2.5 provide a letter of explanation for consideration.
  • Priority is given to currently paid members of Hawaiian Civic Club of Honolulu (HCCH), including directly-related family members.
  • HCCH bylaws/policy gives preference to applicants of Hawaiian ancestry.
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Save the Date: May 16, Holokū Ball 2015!

Save – The – Date
Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 5:00pm
Royal Hawaiian Hotel, Monarch Room in Honolulu, HI

More Info to Come!

Contact: Holokū Ball Co- Chairs:
Pauline Robello, 351-0396 or Verdean Lokelani Goins, 699-9201

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2014 AHCC Convention


This years’ convention is on Moku o Keawe (Hawai’i) – October 26 thru November 2, 2014 at the Waikoloa Beach Resort, Marriott.

Theme is: ‘Ua hele au me ka mana’ o pa’ a, ua paio au me ka mana’ o koa, ua lanakila au me ka mana’o pono. ‘Ua makaukau au me kamana’o wiwo’ole.

I went forward with determination, I fought with courage, I achieved victory for the benefit of the people for whom I humbly serve and I prepared fearlessly for the tasks that lay before me.

If you are interested in going and being a delegate or alternate, or need any information, please contact Convention Chair, Pauline Robello, (808) 351-0396 or at pauprincess7@hotmail.com

Here is the hotel info so you can start booking your room and flights:

ROOM RESERVATIONS – Book now and ask to be in the Kaahumanu Wing.

There are two options to book your reservations:

1) by calling 1.808.886.6789 Monday thru Friday 6am- 2pm or toll free any time 1.877.359.3696 and ask for the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs group rate of $149. Applicable state and local taxes (currently 13.416%) is $19.99 for a total of $169.98 inclusive of taxes per night.

2) by a dedicated reservation web link, https://resweb.passkey.com/go/2014AHCC

IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU KNOW- Marriott• s computer will default to the standard resort package when booking on line. It will calculate the resort package at $25 per night plus tax, so when you receive your confirmation it will say confirmed for however many nights you booked and in addition it will say that a $25 plus hotel tax and resort package fee will also apply. THIS DOES NOT APPLY TO US. This is a hotel policy and the Marriott computers are setup to send this each time someone books, we are part of a group so the group concessions will apply at check in. The hotel cannot change the computer default so as long as you know this will happen you will be ready for it and if you choose not to take the resort package it will be removed at the front desk.

DEBIT CARD NOTICE: Just a reminder if you use a debit card your checking account is immediately reduced by the amount of the debit card purchase once your card is swiped at the front desk and an additional $50 or more per night will be authorized for any incidental charges. This is a requirement by your debit card company and the hotel. Room confirmation will be sent to the person making the reservations so if someone is booking your reservations that is the person that will receive your confirmation.

RESORT PACKAGE (OPTIONAL) offered by the hotel for $25 plus tax includes:

  • Daily in room Internet access (Accessibility available in lobby area)
  • Daily Self-Parking ( SelfParking for our AHCC group is $10 per vehicle per day or $21 per day, per vehicle for valet parking )
  • Free local, toll free & long distance US & Canada
  • Golf driving range use – complimentary
  • Luau for two – 20% off
  • Hertz Car Rental- 15% off
  • Ocean Sports – 10% off select beach rentals
  • A welcome drink (non alcoholic) will be offered to you at check-in.
  • Laundromat on property located in the Kamehameha Wing.

SPECIAL NEEDS: Book your room NOW to ensure that your needs are met. If you encounter any problems with room reservations call, email or text me. If you wait for the last minute to book and you need an accessible room, or you want to be in the Kaahumanu Wing and the hotel cannot accommodate you I cannot help you either. My contact information is on the last page of this report.

TRANSPORTATION: Need transportation from/to Kona airport to Marriott call Mr T. of Big Island Transportation.

Following are one way fares inclusive of tax.

  • 1 pax – $51 2 pax- $53 3 pax- $55 4 pax- $57 5 pax – $59 6 pax – $63 7 pax – $82 8 pax – $92

Call, text Mr T. at 1.808.756.1144 or email him at resort808@gmail.com to book reservations, mention code AHCC and receive a 5% discount. The preferred method to book is by email so you will have a written confirmation.

CAR RENTAL: Members interested in renting a car at the Kona Airport use the following Corporate # for a discount :

  • Dollar Rent A Car #BR3562 – 5% off- call 808.944.1544 I 800.342.7398
  • Thrifty #HT14004139- 10% off- call808.952.4238 I 800.367.5238
  • Hertz has a desk at the Marriott so book in advance as they have a limited inventory.

There will be NO Aha Mele this year, they will be having the ho’ikeike as they had last year.

More information will be provided as it is received.

Looking forward to seeing you at convention!



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July Pā’ina & Membership Meeting

Aloha HCCH Members,

Rescheduled date:

Annual July Pā’ina and Membership Meeting

Date:           Sunday, July 6, 2014.
Location:       Kualoa Park Pavilion – Right side of park
Time:           9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Cost:           $10.00
Menu:           Beef Stew, Rice and Salad (toss and macaroni) Soft drinks
Deadline:       June 30, 2014
Contact:        Verdean Goins, cell: 699-9201

Meeting Agenda:

  • Convention
    • Resolutions
    • Delegates and alternates
    • Meeting schedule
  • Holokū Ball Report


Verdean Lokelani Goins
Hope Pelekikena

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Holoku Ball 2014 Photos Are Here!

Here are some photos from the elegant 2014 Holoku Ball.  Photos by Leigh Ann Baker.



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HCCH Website Now Under Club Ownership

Aloha HCCH members.

This is to inform one and all that the Hawaiian Civic Club of Honolulu website, www.hcchonolulu.org, is now under the ownership and complete control of the Hawaiian Civic Club of Honolulu.

Currently, Verdean Goins and Pauline Robello are site administrators.

I will remain in the background, keeping them out of trouble and keeping the website alive, but it will be up to the club to post new information, here.

Aloha to all,

Blaine Fergerstrom
Former club member and webmaster

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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!


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!


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


  • 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


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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