Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs
Founded 1959 - Honolulu, HI

'Aha Mele

2017 'Aha Mele 

Contact:  Anita Naone, ʻAha Mele Chair, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (808) 375-7301 or email 

If your club or choir would like to participate in the 2017 ‘Aha Mele, please e-mail Anita Naone by August 19, with the following information:

  • 1. The name of the primary choir coordinator;

  • 2. Contact information for the coordinator;

  • 3. The name of the clubs participating; and

  • 4. The choir name.


Below are guidelines from Aha Mele Chair Anita Naone for the Aha Mele Song Fest that will take place at convention on Friday, November 3, 2017.

  • 1.  Assemble a choir of 25 or more singers  comprised of three or more members from each of the clubs within your council or geographic area.

  • 2.  Since the Oʻahu Council has six Mokus and the Mainland Council clubs are located on the East Coast,  West Coast and in the Midwest, I recommend that, to the extent possible, groups of clubs from within a moku or council form separate choirs of at least 25  members.  This would provide more participation by members and fellowship opportunities within the larger councils.

  • 3. Coordination among  clubs to perform will require:  Selecting a choir director; soliciting clubs for at least three people from among their  membership to sing in the choir; ensuring that at least 25 members are in the choir; selecting a song to perform, explaining why the song was selected and what the story of the song is; if necessary, engaging musicians to kōkua; and utilizing technology to arrange online rehearsals or for learning the music/voice parts.

  • 4. The Songfest is planned for Friday evening November 3, 2017, with the time and location to be provided separately. Also, there will be a time limit of 8-10 mins per performance.

  • 5. A time and location will be provided for the choirs to rehearse prior to convention.