Association of
Hawaiian Civic Clubs
Founded 1959 - Honolulu, HI

King Kamehameha Hawaiian Civic Club

Imua e nā poki’i a inu i ka wai‘awa’awa, ‘aʻohe hope e ho’i mai ai | Forward, my young brothers, until you drink of the bitter waters, there shall be no retreat


Pohaikaua Ryan


98-505 Kaʻāmilo St., ʻAiea, Hawai’i  96701

Hope Pelekikena ‘Ekahi:

Shelly Hao-Tamon

Organized | Chartered:

April 1967   |   April 1967

Hope Pelekikena ‘Elua: Charlyn Kehaulani Ontai Club Pua: Lehua Mamo a Lehua ʻUlaʻula


Ike Kaʻaihue

Club Colors:

Mamo a Poni

Kakau ‘Olelo: Jacob-Bryan Aki Club Mele: Imua Kamehameha 

Kakau Mo‘olelo:

Treena Miyamoto



Ho‘opa‘a Mo’olelo:

Keoni Soares & Ailene Tanaka


Brutus LaBenz


Nā Alakaʻi:

Matthew Bedard, Alex Ogden, Wayne Tanaka, Letani Peltier, Francine Murray, Matthew Kaʻaihue, Karlen Oneha

Number of Educational Scholarships Awarded in 2018: 1 

Information submitted by:

Club Members

2018 Club Report


Aloha kākou e nā ʻohana: The King Kamehameha Hawaiian Civic Club celebrated its 50th year in 2017 with a sold out dinner held at the Saint Louis Club House with the energy of a “family reunion”. It was a great event that brought Kupuna and club members from other areas to McCully to celebrate. It was a moment to reflect on the hard work done by all in the past and present to build and sustain our club. Honorees acknowledged; Kupuna Gladys Rodenhurst (an original founder of KKHC), Ike Kaaihue for his invaluable guidance and Malia Kaaihue (non-member) as an emerging Native Hawaiian leader. Though blessed with a rainy day, the Prince Kūhiō Festival and the hōʻikeʻike event was held at Kapiolani Park. Many people said it was a blessing and we continued to hoʻomau! KKHCC sold out of fried opelu plates anyway. Next KKHCC participated in a community Charity Walk held at Ala Moana Beach Park, feeding volunteers and participants. At the King Kamehameha Hoʻolauleʻa in June, the club sold ʻono fish plates and it was a success! In June, the club participated at Mauna’ala in cleaning the chapel, crypt, graves and grounds. It is always an honor to continue to serve our kūpuna aliʻi at their final resting place in Nu’uanu. Our scholarship recipient Matthew Hirayama is attending Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, AZ; majoring in analytical business. KKHCC plans to close this year once more assisting with a charitable event for keiki in Waianae. This will be our 10th annual community service partnership with the Boys & Girls Club. We provide music, games, gifts, toys and plenty of food for the youth to enjoy for the holidays. Members diligently continue to make this happen. Finally, we would like to honor our nā ʻōpio, Aaron, Kamuela, Krystal, Makani and Makenaokelani for their support and respect to their parents and to the members of the KKHCC. IMUA E NĀ KEIKI!!!