Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs
Founded 1959 - Honolulu, HI

Las Vegas Hawaiian Civic Club

Kulia E Loa'a Ka Na'auao  |  Strive To Obtain Wisdom


Dorinda Puanani Burnet


PO Box 97891, Las Vegas, Nevada  89193

Hope Pelekikena ‘Ekahi:

Owen Kimo Wong

Date Organized:

July 1, 1989

Pelekikena Iho Nei:

Tieri Pa’ahana Bissen

Date Chartered by AHCC:

July 28, 1989


Larry Gove

Club Pua:

Carnation and Ohai Ali'i

Kakau ‘Olelo:

Patrick Filbert

Club Colors:

Red and Gold

Kakau Mo’olelo:

Patrick Filbert

Club Mele:

He Hawaii Au


Janene Balout

HCC Email:

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Alaka‘i Mele:


HCC Website:

Na Alaka’i:

Delwayne Arakaki, Ku'uleialoha Rogers, Gerri Ho'omanawanui

Number of Educational Scholarships

Awarded in 2017:  1

Information submitted by:

Patrick Filbert

2017 Club Report


The Las Vegas Hawaiian Civic Club has been busy in 2017 and working to increase its interaction within the Hawaiian Community and the City of Las Vegas while continuing our relationship with the City of Henderson. The Club’s new leadership inaugurated a monthly business ‘Aha’aina by hosting a ‘Aha’aina Makahiki in February to identify how the Club can e kokua ‘ana with Hawaiian/Polynesian organizations, businesses, clubs, halaus, and festival promoters to plan out annual events calendars for the new year. Objective is to portray a united front as Pacific Islanders to the Las Vegas community. The Club next supported the annual ‘Ohana Day Festival in May selling food, conducting opening ceremony and announcer support, and providing Na Mea crafts activities and demonstrations. The Club then partnered with the City of Las Vegas in June to provide first ever food and crafts vendor support for the monthly movie in the park event featuring “Moana.” The Club’s support at this event provided opening ceremony announcements, hula performances, and a fire knife demonstration before the movie. In July, the Club supported the 29th Annual Obon Festival providing handmade leis and information on the Club and our annual Ho’olaule’a. In August Club members supported the Lowman Elementary School’s showing of “Moana” by showing a short film on Hokule’a’s voyage, songs, and performing hula. In September, we held our 27th Annual Pacific Islander Festival and Ho’olaule’a in the City of Henderson. Featured were local halaus and Polynesian performers, business networking and a health fair, Keiki Corner, a Na Mea center and vintage Hawaii store, and showing “Moana” with a Moana lookalike contest and food and craft vendors. A full year and we are continuing to develop addition events for 2018 while promoting and perpetuating the traditional values and cultural expertise of Native Hawaiians.