Date Organized: April 4, 1976
Date Chartered by AHCC: July 14, 1976
Club Pua: Crown Flower
Club Colors: Black and Yellow
Club Mele: Makalapua
Club Motto (Hawaiian): ‘Onipaa
Club Motto (English): Steadfast
Pelekikena: John “Keoni” Jensen
Hope Pelekikena: ‘Ekahi: Lokelani Reichert
Pu‘uku: Joni Leilani Keith
Po‘e kokua (Staff):
Kakau Mo‘olelo (Rec. Sec.): Joni Leilani Keith
Na Alaka’i (Directors): Randy Chang, Curtis Hayes, Dawn
Email: boyjensen50 at aol.com
'Ahahui 'o Lili'uokalani Hawaiian Civic Club of Southern California 2013
by Keoni Jensen
‘Ahahui delegates attended the 53rd Annual AHCC Convention at the J.W. Marriott, Washington D.C., October14-21, 2012. The Convention theme was “Ku Kakou I ka Pono, Ku a Puni ke Ao Malamalama”, Let us all stand for Justice, Stand across this brilliant World.
In June of this year the ‘Ahahui mourned the passing of Bill Crawford.
- The ‘Ahahui supported the Annual Alondra Park 2013 Ho‘olaule‘a.
- The ‘Ahahui holds monthly business meetings.
- Representatives are sent to quarterly Mainland Council meetings.
- The Ku‘I ka Lono, “Spreading the News”, the ‘Ahahui newsletter, is used to inform members of upcoming activities.
- The ‘Ahahui continues to register mainland Hawaiian’s in its Kakau Inoa, “Sign your Name”, project. The project is attempting to identify and locate native Hawaiians on the Continental U.S. and Alaska
- The ‘Ahahui continues to conduct cultural workshops and activities. We continue to support community activities and provide scholarships to members of our community.
'Ahahui o Lili'uokalani Hawaiian Civic Club
Of Southern California
Chartered by the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs on February 4, 1977
The 'Ahahui was the second Hawaiian Civic Club formed on the Mainland. There are now 14 Clubs on the Mainland, in the states of California (4), Nevada, Utah (2), Alaska, Colorado, Virginia, Illinois, Tennessee, Texas, and Arizona. The 14 Clubs form what is now called the Mainland Council of Hawaiian Civic Clubs. The 'Ahahui, along with it's other Mainland Clubs, pursue to maintain an active interest in the Hawaiian language, customs, mele, and crafts, and strive to preserve the customs and culture of the Hawaiian people. The 'Ahahui participates in many community activities, throughout the year, to support and promote charitable, educational, and cultural pursuits beneficial to our community.
- To promote charitable, educational and cultural pursuits beneficial to all races with primary emphasis on persons born of Hawaiian ancestry or born in Hawai'i, and to actively encourage attainment of vocabulary and educational goals through the aid of, among other things, scholarship.
- To unite the membership into working harmoniously for the benefit of all who are Hawaiian and Hawaiian-at-heart.
- To instill in our youth of the Hawaiian community a sense of pride in their Hawaiian and American heritage, and to promote and practice the principle of good government and citizenship.
- To contribute to the civic, economic, social health and moral welfare of our community.
- To provide forums for free discussion of matters of public interest.
- To actively participate in the promotion and perpetuation of cultural traditions na mele (songs) and 'Olelo Hawai'i (Hawaiian language), consistently encouraging the learning and use thereof.