Association of
Hawaiian Civic Clubs
Founded 1959 - Honolulu, HI

Hui Hawai`i O Tenesi

I Mau Ho`omua Ka`Uhane Aloha A Kanaka Na `Ike A Me Na Hana |  To perpetuate the Aloha Spirit and the Hawaiian Culture


Marlene Livesay


P.O. Box 2216, Clarksville, Tennessee  37042

Hope Pelekikena ‘Ekahi:

Dee Butler

Date Organized:

July 2008

Hope Pelekikena ‘Elua:

Wally Kaaihue

Date Chartered by AHCC:

November 2008


Bruce Livesay

Club Pua:


Kakau ‘Olelo:

Tiffany Wilton

Club Colors:

Orange and Brown

Kakau Mo’olelo:

Denny Colbert

Club Mele:

He Hawai`i

Ho‘opa‘a Mo’olelo:


HCC Email:

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Bruce Livesay

HCC Website:


Scott Gehring

Number of Educational Scholarships

Awarded in 2017:  1

Na Alaka‘i:

Scott Gehring, Vivian Kaaihue and Nahele Livesay

Information submitted by:

Scott Gehring


2017 Club Report


Hui Hawai`i O Tenesi Hawaiian Civic Club continues its mission to perpetuate the Hawaiian Culture and Aloha Spirit in and around Clarksville, TN. as well as throughout middle Tennessee.

One of our primary functions is to support the cultural needs of our military members and families of the Fort Campbell. We concentrate on activities near the border of Tennessee and Kentucky where our military ohana reside.

Our hui continues the practice of hula, mele, and oli. Our hula group shares the culture at nursing homes, Clarksville Downtown Marketplace and other locations throughout the community. Club fundraiser events include our ono kalua pig sales, Hawaiian crafts and Hawaiian plants grown in TN. Our participation in the annual Clarksville Rivers and Spires Festival in April and Riverfest held in September keep our members busy and interacting with the community. Monthly participation at Manna Café where we assist in feeding the homeless is such a rewarding effort. To close the year, we participate in the City of Clarksville’s Christmas Parade with our, now readily recognizable, smoking volcano!  

In 2017, we continued our lei draping ceremony in May to celebrate Lei Day, Asian-American Pacific Islander Month and Military Appreciation Month. The ceremony is held at the TN State Veterans Home in Clarksville, TN. We were able to present maile and orchid lei to the Doughboy Statue in front of the facility. The addition of our steel guitar player brought back many fond memories of Hawai`i to the veterans.

This summer we sent one of our keiki to Kamehameha Schools Exploration for a second time,

Hui Hawai`i O Tenesi Hawaiian Civic Club continues to further the vision of Prince Jonah Kuhio.

Please keep our military members and their `ohana in your thoughts and prayers.  

We send to you our fondest Aloha Y’all.