About Us

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About the Ko`olaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club

Our Mission Statement: 
To mālama our members, their families,
and the communities in which we live.

The Ko`olaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club was first established in August, 1937, by a group of kama`āina residents of the Kane`ohe area. It became chartered with the State Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs at the Association’s first annual convention in 1959.

Among its founding members were renowned hula master Aunty Kau`i Zuttermeister, George Ke`ehukulani Cypher, George Houghtailing, Johnny Townsend, Isaac Kanakanui, Solomon Halualani and many others. Its membership numbered in the thousands during those early days, when each of the founding members enlisted Hawaiians and “Hawaiians at heart” from throughout the Windward district. Its geographical area ranged from Makapu`u to Waimea Bay, according to some of its old-time members.

Today, the Civic Club continues its effort to support the culture and heritage of Native Hawaiians through its educational and service programs, community outreach, and participation in the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs.

Membership in the club is open to all Native Hawaiians and to those who are “Hawaiian at heart”. a “Hawaiian at heart” is defined as someone — not of native Hawaiian ancestry — who loves our islands, our culture, and our native Hawaiian people.  Dues are nominal, and the club’s range of activities include field trips and outings to cultural sites, workshops, informational meetings, participation in various community events, service projects, picnics and social gatherings and regular discussions of cultural heritage and learning.

Besides monthly meetings and other activities, club members take time to malama – care for – Kawa`ewa`e Heiau in Kane`ohe and Kukuianiani Heiau in Waikane.

The Ko`olaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club is a non-profit civic and community organization dedicated to the perpetuation and preservation of our native Hawaiian history, culture and heritage.  It is a member club of the O`ahu Council of the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs.

2017 – 2018 Officers and Directors

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Upcoming Events
May
30
Wed
2018
all-day Dedication of Punawai at Castle HS
Dedication of Punawai at Castle HS
May 30 all-day
Students of Castle High School have been restoring a spring on the school property. They will be conducting a dedication of the spring to bless it with its name. The civic club assisted students in[...]
May
31
Thu
2018
7:00 pm Board Meeting
Board Meeting
May 31 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Monthly meeting of directors and officers
Jun
5
Tue
2018
6:30 pm Membership Meeting @ Queen Liliuokalani Trust
Membership Meeting @ Queen Liliuokalani Trust
Jun 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Monthly membership meeting. Potluck style dinner w/ business meeting to follow. Bring a dish to share!
Jun
8
Fri
2018
10:00 am VOLUNTEERS- Food Booth Prep @ QLCC Kaneohe
VOLUNTEERS- Food Booth Prep @ QLCC Kaneohe
Jun 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
We will be prepping vegetables for our Kamehameha Day food booth. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Teri Loo at teriloo76@gmail.com. The club is looking for the following donations: 2 – large heads[...]
Jun
9
Sat
2018
all-day Kamehameha Day Parade & Celebrat...
Kamehameha Day Parade & Celebrat...
Jun 9 all-day
The Kamehameha Day Parade and Celebration is a fabulous event for the family! The Koʻolaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club will be running a food booth with our famous grilled chicken and noodles. Come visit us for[...]