Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs
Founded 1959 - Honolulu, HI

Hawaiian Civic Club of Hilo

Ua Mau Ke Ea O Ka ʻĀina I Ka Pono   |   The Life Of The Land Is Perpetuated In Righteousness


Dr. Noe Noe Wong-Wilson


P.O. Box 592, Hilo, HI  96721

Hope Pelekikena ‘Ekahi:

Kamakaopiopiowiwoole Mahi Gunderson

Organized | Chartered:

July 1929   |   April 1959

Pelekikena Iho Nei:

Toni Keahiolalo Mallow

Club Pua:

Panaewa Maile

Kakau Mo‘olelo

Kamaka Mahi Gunderson

Club Colors:

Ilima Gold & Red

Ho‘opa‘a Mo’olelo:

Martha McNicoll

Club Mele:

Hawaiʻi Aloha

Na Alaka’i:

Dr. David Sing and Kini Burke


Information submitted by:

Noe Noe Wong-Wilson, Pelekikena

HCC Email:

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Number of Educational Scholarship

Awarded in 2017: 1


2017 Club Report


The Hawaiian Civic Club of Hilo in 2017 focused on the following endeavors:


1. Scholarship endeavors for Native Hawaiian students post high school;

2. Hawai'i Island issues that impact the life of its people and the environment;

3. Building and increasing club membership


A scholarship was funded and a student was selected. The scholarship granting process was completed with the particular focus on how the education funds would positively impact the Hawaiian community now and in the future. The recipient will graduate in Spring 2018 and plans to serve in public/government health service with a focus on health and well being. Fundraisers are planned to increase the "bucket" of funds for education scholarships.


The club hosted public forums to listen and discuss subjects of interest to the Hawaiian people, especially on Hawai'i Island. The Pohakuloa Training Area, is of special interest due to its cultural and environmental concerns. Officials from PTA, local residents, education entities shared their viewpoints. Forums will continue into 2018. Members learned of valuable environmental considerations: endemic plants and endangered animal species located within the PTA.

The club is forming collaborative efforts with community groups to continue to increase membership. It is recognized that the club has a strong education base, continued participation in the Moku o Keawe Council, and broader community. The club seeks solutions to bring positive results to Hawai'i Island.


Strong, consistent leadership is a constant in the Hawaiian Civic Club of Hilo. We are always seeking ways to support the rich Hawaiian culture of Moku o Keawe.