Association of
Hawaiian Civic Clubs
Founded 1959 - Honolulu, HI

Ke Ali`i Maka`ainana Hawaiian Civic Club of Washington, D.C.

Aloha O Na Kulaiwi |  Love For Our Homeland


Darlene Kehaulani Butts


217 Stern Cove, Stafford, VA  22554

Hope Pelekikena ‘Ekahi:

Ku`ulei Stockman

Date Organized:

June 22, 2004

Hope Pelekikena ‘Elua:

Melonie Leihua Stewart

Date Chartered by AHCC:

November 9, 2004


Aloma Myers

Club Pua:


Kakau ‘Olelo:

Aloma Myers

Club Colors:

Blue, Red and White

Kakau Mo’olelo:

Julie Coleson

Club Mele:

He Hawai`i Au

Ho‘opa‘a Mo’olelo:

Maile Duggan

HCC Email:

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Shevon Garnett

HCC Website:

Na Alakaʻi:

Danette Leimomi Cruz-Losano, Bryce Mendez, Mokihana Scalph, Shirley Queja, Pomaika`i Gaui, Puanani Butts

Number of Educational Scholarships

Awarded in 2017:  2

Information submitted by:

Darlene Kehaulani Butts

2017 Club Report


KAMHCC, in partnership with the Office of Hawaiian Affairs – DC Bureau hosted the 18 March and 20 May 2017 Kamehameha Lei Draping Ceremony Community Rehearsals in preparation for the 11 June 2017 Kamehameha Lei Draping Ceremony at the U.S. Capitol Building, Visitor Center, Emancipation Hall. Approximately 100 alaka`i and haumana representing 6 Washington D.C. metropolitan area hula halau and hui under the direction of Kumu Hula Kaimana Chee learned the ceremony’s hula, mele and oli. Senator Mazie Hirono, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa, Hawai`i State Senate President Ronald D. Kouchi, Kaua`i Mayor Bernard Carvalho, OHA Vice Chair Dan Ahuna, OHA Trustees, Chief Advocate and Director of Community Engagement and staff, and Executive Director of Papa Ola Lokahi, Sheri Daniels brought great mana from Hawai`i. More than 600 attendees shared in this annual commemoration of the legacy of King Kamehameha I.


May 20-21, 2017 the Hawaiian community in Virginia, the District of Columbia and Maryland celebrated the National Museum of American Indian Hawai`i Festival through hula, mele, `oli, mo`olelo, crafting and poi pounding. More than 12K visitors attended the celebration.

On May 24th NHPI National Network partners launched the Horizon Network; “As chants, of resistance resound across communities, we rise with you in building and strengthening our voices so we can continue to serve!” Our community partnerships with like-minded organizations continue to grow throughout the continent.

On Saturday, August 26, 2017 KAMHCC hosted the Hawaiian Digital Databases training facilitated by Hawai`i Maoli. This workshop was funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services.

KAMHCC looks forward to a 3 – Session “Talk Story” on Saturday, 30 September sponsored by Papa Ola Lokahi. Discussions will focus on the influences of Hawaiian culture and in-home healthcare practices; kupuna ideology, `ohana methodologies and traditions used in Hawaiian homes on the continent.