Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs
Founded 1959 - Honolulu, HI

About the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs

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by Dot Uchima

BACKGROUND

  • 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.

OUR VISION

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

OUR MISSION

  • 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


Contact Us

Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs
PO Box 1135
Honolulu, Hawai`i 96807
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