Date Chartered: February 7, 1970
Club Pua: A‘ali‘i
Club Colors: Brown & Orange
Mele: Ka Nani A‘o Ka‘u & 'A'ali'i Ku Makani o Ka`u
Po‘e ‘Olelo: Mai uka a ke kai, pae a ho 'okahi 'ohana o Ka'u e.
Po`e Haole: From mountain to sea, border to border, Ka`u is one family)
Pelekikena: Blossom DeSilva
Hope Pelekikena `Ekahi: Hannah Uribes
Hope Pelekikena `Elua: Pauahi Pulham
Pu‘uku: Sandy Ooka
Pelekikena Iho Nei: Anna Cariaga
Kakau Mo`olelo: TBA
Na Alaka‘i: Raylene Moses, Lehua Lopez-Mau and Rodney Kuahiwinui
Hawaiian Civic Club of Ka'u 2012
by Blossom DeSilva
October – December 2011
Seven delegates from the Hawaiian Civic Club of Ka'u attended the AOHCC Convention at Turtle Bay on Oahu. Five delegates participated in the Constitutional Convention which was held the day before.
Members celebrated with a Christmas party at the last membership meeting of the year with lots of good food, fellowship and kani ka pila.
A sad start to the year with the loss of lifetime member Mae Kalilinoe o kalani Kapika Macomber Akamu. Our club choral group sang Ka Nani a o Ka'u at her memorial service held at Kauaha'ao Church in Waiohinu.
Feb. 26 We joined with Ka 'Ohana o Honuapo for a Sunday in the Park. HCCK members showed their crafts, demonstrated 'ulu maika, sit down hula with kala'au and had a great time.
In March, our club hosted a field trip for Ka'u youth to 'Imiloa Planetarium in Hilo.
We held our first Rummage Sale Fundraiser in Na'alehu, to help defray convention costs.
Our club president got highly motivated to attend convention and made hotel and air reservations early. We will have five delegates at the convention in Washington, DC.
At our March membership meeting, we had a presentation on the proposed Heritage Center at Kahuku, by Katherine Peroff, Tamar Defries and Herb Lee.
On March 31, Maile Alau and Kaipo Granito, from Hawai'i Maoli, held a workshop in Hilo to assist clubs with their Ho'olako grant proposals. Blossom DeSilva and Bev Byouk attended, then submitted a proposal to purchase a digital projector and laptop computer to aid in club activities.
On April 14, a number of club members marched in the Merrie Monarch Parade in Hilo, proudly carrying our club banner, while some of our kupuna rode in a traditional sampan.
In May, we purchased an Epson digital projector, which is being used at our weekly 'Olelo classes, as well as our monthly meetings.
In May and July, club members attended and sold tickets for the Hawai'i Council fundraising project, Cabaret Shows at the Palace Theater in Hilo and Sheraton Keauhou in Kona.
June 9 – Members participated in a Genealogy Workshop at the LDS Church in Na'alehu. We received permission from Kalani Meinecke to use his song, 'A'ali'i Ku Makani, as our club chant.
On June 16, members marched or rode in the Kamehameha Day Parade in Kailua-Kona.
In July the club awarded one scholarship. The recipient was Tiare Shibuya. The Bylaws committee had been meeting all year. The bylaws revisions were adopted at a membership meeting on July 26.
On August 4, we hosted the District Council workshop on writing resolutions.
In September, a Field Trip to Punalu`u with Aunty Jeanette Howard, who was born and raised there. Club elections will be held in December.
Club membership is 93, including 13 life members. Members continue to enjoy weekly `olelo classes for beginners, as well as weekly hula and monthly craft workshops, lauhala weaving and 'ekoa lei po'o.