Association of
Hawaiian Civic Clubs
Founded 1959 - Honolulu, HI

Hawaiian Civic Club of Ka’ū

Mai Uka A Ke Kai, Pae a Pae, Hoʻokahi Ohana ‘O Kaʻū E  |   From Mountain to Sea, Border to Border, Kaʻū is One Family


Berkeley Kenoi Yoshida


PO Box 6108, Ocean View, Hawai‘i 96737

Hope Pelekikena ‘Ekahi:

Shaunda Fujikawa

Organized | Chartered:

August 1969   |   February 1970


Elizabeth Kuluwaimaka

Club Pua:


Pelekikena Iho Nei:

Blossom DeSilva

Club Colors:

Rust Brown & Orange

Kakau ‘Olelo:

Keola Awong

Club Mele:

Ka Nani Aʻo Kaʻū

Kakau Mo‘olelo:

ʻĀina Akamu

HCC Email:

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Ho‘opa‘a Mo’olelo:

Keola Awong and Elizabeth Kuluwaimaka

Number of Educational Scholarship

Awarded in 2018: 2

Na Alaka’i:

Kupuna Howard, Pauahi Pulham, Nadine Ebert and Blossom DeSilva

Information submitted by:

B. Yoshida


2018 Club Report

Information Submitted by: Jeanette Howard

2017 AOHCC's Annual Convention in Seattle, Wa. was attended by President, Berkeley Yoshida, Kupuna Jeanette Howard and Nadine Ebert.


2018- January - We held first meeting at the Na'alehu Methodist Church and to continue each month on every third Thursday.


February - Meeting was canceled due to bad weather caused by hurricane Hector.


March - We had an essay contest at Kau High School. The topic was Prince Jonah Kalaniana'ole Kuhio. 5 students applied. The 2 best essays were written by Maile Ibarra and Daryl Moreia. They were awarded a framed certificate and Chrome book.


April - Members were amazed and happy to hear the 9th graders sing "Ka Nani A'o Ka'u in the Kamehameha School Song Contest. Members participated in the service of past President, Secretary and member Lily Anna Cariaga.


May - A 6.9 earthquake shook "Moku 'O Keawe" and caused plenty pilikia. Ka'u was covered with ash, vog, smoke and sulfur from Halema'uma'u crater. We awarded scholarships to High School graduates Miale Ibarra and Dacy Davis Andrade. We also had an education fundraiser at the Annual Coffee Festival in Pahala.


June - The club celebrated Kamehameha Day at the Punalu'u Beach fundraising for education and general fund. Na Mea Hawaii Chairman, Aina Akamu joined together with the Keiki Summer Fun Program with Hawaiian games and hula.


July - We participated in the Ka'u community 4th of July celebration. Kupuna's rode, while the President and members marched holding the club's banner.


August - We are planning to celebrate the 50th anniversary of our club August 17, 2019.


September - President Berkeley Yoshida, Jeanette Howard and Nadine Ebert attended Hawaii District Council meeting in Waimea. We also plan to attend the pre-convention caucus in Hilo on October 27th and a huaka'i to Ka Lae to maintain a historical monument.