by Dot Uchima
- 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.
OUR GUIDING VALUES
- 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
Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs
PO Box 1135
Honolulu, Hawai`i 96807