Keau George

Haiku Stairs: Board of Water Supply EIS Process

The Board of Water Supply came to meet with the Koolaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club Board. They shared information about the current draft Environmental Impact Statement being prepared for the Haiku Stairs and other information about the current status of the stairs. The Civic Club Board shared their concerns as well as their views for the future of the ahupuaʻa in our kuleana area. Below is some information prepared by the Board of Water Supply on the process of the EIS (draft predicted to be released mid 2018 for commentary) and some frequently asked questions. For purposes of mitigating access to the stairs at this current time of negotiations, the map included in this pamphlet was not posted.

 

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Dedication of the Heʻeia National Estuarine Research Reserve

On Saturday August 26th, 2017, civic club members, scientists, political figures, and the community gathered in Heʻeia  the site of Kakʻo ʻOiwi for the dedication of the NERRS Program. A remarkable morning marking a great effort, the start of new relationships, and the beginning of a new chapter in Koʻolaupoko!

Read more about the NERRS Program here: https://coast.noaa.gov/data/docs/nerrs/hawaii-reserve-draft-mgmt-plan.pdf

 

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
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[...]