Kohala Hawaiian Civic Club
Ua Mau Ke Ea O Ka `Aina I Ka Pono | The Life Of The Land Is Perpetuated In Righteousness
|Pelekikena:||Velda Napua Akamu||Location:||P O Box 1164; 54-2531 Kynnersley Rd, Kapaau, Hawaii 96755-1164|
|Hope Pelekikena ‘Ekahi:||Nani Okubo||Organized | Chartered:||May 19, 1964 | April 16, 1966|
||Michelle Kawai||Club Pua:||Pua Keni Keni|
|Kakau Mo'olelo:||A. L. Kahala Acob||Club Colors:||Ula Ula, Mele Mele a me ka Ele Ele|
|Payton R. Akamu||Club Mele:||Maikai Kamakani O Kohala|
| Number of educational Scholarships awarded in 2018: 1
2018 Club Report
Submitted By: Velda Napua Akamu
Aloha a me ka Ano'ai, mai Moku O Keawe mai o Kohala...
March 2018 - our club fed the Kamehameha Schools 4th graders as they visited our area of our Moku. These 85 keiki came from Kapalama Campus on O'ahu. While at Kohala they journey to the birthplace of our Ali'i Nui; and they see Mo'okini Heiau; as they travel through our town they learn how Kohala' got its place names and the story of the Ali'i' journey towards the valleys to the safety of Awini, where he was raised from infancy. This visit became our clubs fundraiser.
KamehamehaStatue, the oldest public sculpture in the State, needed help again. Every year, twice, the statue is cleaned; but every ten years the statue needs to have the paint stripped, thorough cleaning, repairs, and re-painted to the cost estimate of $40K. Sharon Hayden got help from Christine at the KRC and monies raise went past to what was needed.
Once again the Kamehameha Statue at Kohala gets the "love" from the community, and
Sharon and her many Kokua.
I am happy to start this Fall semester 2018 scholorship for one(1) student at UH-Hilo, and also for the Spring semester 2019.
Membership is down although we had 2 new members--but I try harder.
This club is very grateful to its Council and our Island Clubs. I'm constantly learning about the "reaches" of our Civic Clubs and its members...especially our Kupuna. Our retreats are nurturing and bonding.
And finally...our Kamehameha Day Celebrations are always held on June 11, at Kohala...e hele mai kakou, Mahalo!