Association of
Hawaiian Civic Clubs
Founded 1959 - Honolulu, HI

 MOKU O KEAWE | Hawai’i Council


Geri Bell, Kuakini HCC



Hope Pelekikena ‘Ekahi:

Shane Nelsen, Kuakini HCC



Pelekikena Iho Nei:

Bucky Leslie, Kuakini

Club Mele:

Aloha Kalanianaole


Kea Kalā, ʻAha Hui Siwila ʻO Ke Aloha ʻAina


PO Box 7164, Hilo, Hawai’i  96720

Kakau Mo‘olelo:

Edith Kawai, Waimea HCC



Na Alaka’i:

Edith Kawai, Waimea HCC


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2017 Council Report


Aloha mai kākou! Moku o Keawe extends its congratulations and best wishes to our host, Na Lei Makalapua, for a successful convention.


We continued our commitment to our membership by strengthening Moku o Keawe's strategic planning process and goals. "E Ho’o Kanaka" (the theme of last year’s Convention) kicked off the second retreat held at Kilauea Military Camp June 23-25. It included Work Session Three of the strategic process. Participants reviewed the Council’s vision and focus in order to accomplish its objectives and goals: olelo; a thriving lāhui to insure economic viability and development; strong Hawaiian advocacy; stewardship and cultural practices; and the clubs’ relevance and sustainability for the next 100 years. Six priority areas were identified: leadership, advocacy, education, youth engagement, membership and pilina. Together, we agreed on a shared vision statement which provides the Council direction and inspiration:

"E piʻi ma ke kuamoʻo i mana ka lāhui a ola ka ʻāina"


Mahalo nui loa to Ku’umealoha Gomes, AHCC Education Chair, who facilitated an excellent session at the retreat, “Aelike, A Decision Making Process.” The training emphasized Hawaiian values-based decision making and leadership skills. It also identified values that are most important to us as kanaka maoli; to give those values an important role in our decision making; and to manage our Council and clubs through those values.


A heartfelt thank you to the Moku o Keawe Board of Directors for your commitment and dedication to your clubs and communities. 

Information Submitted By:  Geri Bell