Koʻolaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club Celebrates 80 Years!

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The Koʻolaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club was founded in 1937 and has long been at the forefront of the community in advocating for the proper management of natural resources, the perpetuation of Hawaiian cultural knowledge & practices, advocating Hawaiian rights and community related issues in the legislature, & promoting family relationships and values. This year marks an extraordinary milestone in Koʻolaupoko history as the Civic Club commemorates 80 years.

A commemorative video, with interviews of Aunty Alice Hewett, Rocky Kaluhiwa, Mahealani Cypher, Aaron Mahi, Clifford Loo and Patrice Petrich highlighted the history of the club. Special kudos to the fabulous decorations on stage and centerpieces of corporate tables, the creative design of Patti Bright Ramirez, other centerpieces designed by Kumu Hula Rich Pedrina, assisted and coordinated by Teri Loo. Congratulations are in order to overall event chair Francine Gora; silent auction chair Cheryl Prince; reservations chair Leilani Jones-Tollefsen, graphic designer Jill Akana, country store chair Nancy Davlantes, video and FB chair Keau George; makana donors Nancy Davlantes, Jennie Nakamura and Mahealani Cypher; Teresa Bright who donated 80 of her special lauhala fans; and the many others who donated items or supported the 80th anniversary celebration in countless ways!

Congratulations to our Kū I Ke Kamaʻāina Awardees: Distinguished Kama’aina of Kaneohe Bay- the Kamaka ‘ohana (with brothers Fred and Sam) and Hawaiian Memorial Park as . Also honored with the Helen C. Kane Award were Keau George and Ardis Eschenberg, chosen by President Alice Hewett.

Mahalo also to Jerry Santos, Dwight Kana`e, Nāpunaheleonāpua Kumu RichPedrina’s hula halau, and Waipuna for the great entertainment! We are truly blessed!

100% of the proceeds from the silent auction benefited the Koʻolaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club’s scholarship fund which is awarded annually to students of the Kāneʻohe-Kualoa area.

Upcoming Events
Nov
20
Mon
2017
7:00 pm Christmas Caroling Practice @ Koolaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club
Christmas Caroling Practice @ Koolaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club
Nov 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us Monday evenings for Christmas caroling practice! Learn a variety of local and Hawaiian holiday songs we will perform for the Kaneohe Christmas Parade (Dec. 2nd) and for our annual Christmas Caroling event at[...]
Nov
27
Mon
2017
7:00 pm Christmas Caroling Practice @ Koolaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club
Christmas Caroling Practice @ Koolaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club
Nov 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us Monday evenings for Christmas caroling practice! Learn a variety of local and Hawaiian holiday songs we will perform for the Kaneohe Christmas Parade (Dec. 2nd) and for our annual Christmas Caroling event at[...]
Nov
30
Thu
2017
7:00 pm Board Meeting @ Koolaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club
Board Meeting @ Koolaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club
Nov 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Meeting for board officers & directors.
Dec
2
Sat
2017
9:00 am Kāneʻohe Christmas Parade @ Windward Mall to Castle Highschool
Kāneʻohe Christmas Parade @ Windward Mall to Castle Highschool
Dec 2 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
The annual Kāneʻohe Christmas Parade will begin at 9am. If you would like to help decorate the Koolaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club’s Trolley, please meet at the Windward Mall at 7:30am. If you would like to[...]
Dec
4
Mon
2017
7:00 pm Christmas Caroling Practice @ Koolaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club
Christmas Caroling Practice @ Koolaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club
Dec 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us Monday evenings for Christmas caroling practice! Learn a variety of local and Hawaiian holiday songs we will perform for the Kaneohe Christmas Parade (Dec. 2nd) and for our annual Christmas Caroling event at[...]