Association of
Hawaiian Civic Clubs
Founded 1959 - Honolulu, HI


  • - The oldest Hawaiian community-based grass roots organization founded in 1918 by Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalaniana’ole, Delegate to the United States House of Representative
  • - A confederation of fifty-eight (58) Hawaiian Civic Clubs located throughout the State of Hawai`i and in the States of Alaska, California, Colorado, Illinois, Nevada, Utah, Virginia, Washington State, Tennessee and Texas.
  • - Governed by 16-member Board of Directors
  • - Strong voice at city, state and federal levels
  • - Advocate for improved welfare of native Hawaiians in culture, health, economic development, education, social welfare, and nationhood, to name a few.
  • - Perpetuate and preserve language, history, music, dance and other cultural traditions.


  • - Remain a recognized voice of the Native Hawaiian people and make the organization self-sustaining.


  • - Serve with pono in advocacy of culture, health, economic development, education, social welfare and nationhood.


  • - Malama: To care for our members, especially our kupuna
  • - Olakino Maika‘i: To live healthy
  • - Ho‘ihi: To respect the views of all
  • - Kuleana: To take responsibility
  • - ‘Ike: To seek knowledge to be informed
  • - Na'au Pono: To nurture a deep sense of justice as we seek to uplift the conditions of Native Hawaiians
  • - Laulima: To work in harmony for many hands make the work easier

Download the History of the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs by Dot Uchima