Date Organized: 2/09
Date Chartered by AHCC: 11/09
Club Pua: Yellow Plumeria Club Colors: Green/Yellow
Club Mele: Papakolea
Club Motto (‘Olelo Hawai’i): Kulia I Ka Hana Pono
Club Motto (‘Oleleo Haole): Strive to do what is right!
Pelekikena: Keali`i Lum
Hope Pelekikena ‘Ekahi:
E. Alohanani Jamias
Kakau Mo’olelo (R Sec):
Ho’opa’a Mo’olelo (Historian):
Mele Alaka’i: Thomas Akana
Na Alaka’i (Directors):
Name: Kuulei Nishiyama
e-mail: e_nishiyama at hotmail.com
Papakolea Hawaiian Civic Club 2013
Club Activities 2013
For 2013 Papakolea Hawaiian Civic Club dedicated the year to improve the health of our members. As most of our members are in our golden years and have either retired or are nearing retirement age many have faced health issues that have slowed us down. Therefore, we decided to take a proactive stance to promote a healthier style of living. Some of us have taken Tai Chi, a Chinese martial art that helps with balance and movement and has been promoted by the AARP as good for everyone. Some of our members have taken Yoga, which helps with stretching and strengthening muscles. Some of our younger members have taken up running and lifting weights, that help with cardio and strength. To date, it’s been a slow process, but there has been some improvement. We’re hoping that we can influence others to take care of their health.
Along with our health program, we’re working with Halau Ku Mana, a Hawaiian Immersion School located in the Makiki area, to raise funds for their after school program. This is a small school that strives to teach Hawaiian culture, values and language and we hope to raise enough funds so the students will have a safe and productive after school program. One of our scholarships went to the Lincoln Elementary School Hawaiian Studies Program, taught by Kumu Kahealani Keahi. She has truly been instrumental in not only promoting Lincolns Hawaiian Studies Program, but also Halau Ku Mana and Anuenue Schools. Lincoln School’s Hawaiian Studies Program also participated In the Prince Kuhio Day Parade and also represented our civic club for the last two years.
Politically, we’re still learning how to work within the Hawaiian organizations and government agencies to achieve our goals in a “pono” (integrity) way! It’s hard! But with patience (ahonui) and perseverance (ho’omau) we will achieve our goals!