Date Organized: May 27, 2012
Date Chartered by AHCC: July 2012
Club Pua: Queen Emma Lily & Ca. Bottle Brush
Club Colors: Red, White, and Black
Club Mele: Ua Like
Club Motto (Hawaiian): “E Kokua I na Keiki o Ka Aina”
Club Motto (English): (It is our responsibility) to help the
children of the land.
Pelekikena: Analani Imbach
Hope Pelekikena: Leilani Bosque
Pu‘uku: Brian Allen
Po‘e kokua (staff):
Kakau Mo‘olelo (Rec. Sec.): Iwalani Borgeson
Kakau ‘Olelo (Cor. Sec): B.J. Addis
Kahu: Penny Emmons
Na Alaka’i (Directors): Marie Feola, Paul Shellabarger, Ikaika
Greenwood, Pomai Santos
Phone: 818-343-3026 Cell: 818-917-0054
Email: Analanielua @aol.com
Kaleleonalani Hawaiian Civic Club 2013
These past several months have been very exciting for our club. After doing the plate lunch sale in February successfully, and receiving a grant from Hawaii Maoli, we proceeded on to a luau serving 300 people.
This was a big challenge for most of our members, since they had never put on a luau or helped prepare for it. They all stepped in and did whatever was needed from cutting tomatoes, onion, salmon and even boiling peanuts. Many of our members were learning to prepare Hawaiian food for the first time, even the Hawaiians.
Our raffle table was fantastic and made more money than we anticipated. These were all new experiences for most of Kaleleonalani’s family and friends.
Our entertainment was Uncle Pete Naluai and Uncle Vern Greenwood. Also helping out was Aunty Geri and Aunty Carol from Mehana Music. We could not have asked for more beautiful music than they all played.
Kumu Nani Aiu-Quezada of Halau Hula Moani‘a‘ala Anuhea brought thirty one haumana and treated our guests to traditional hulas and of course some fast moving songs of today. It was educational as well as entertaining as we all learned how dancers were taught prior to performing.
The questions we kept hearing as our guests were leaving was, “When is the next luau?” There has not been a luau in the San Fernando Valley in over twenty years.