Conventions

CONVENTIONS

The Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs hosts an annual convention of delegates from each Hawaiian Civic Club in the fourth quarter of each calendar year. The convention location rotates among the five councils.

Most of the convention agenda focuses on the delegates’ debate and deliberation of the proposed resolutions submitted 60 days in advance of the convention. These debates occur in meetings of the Association’s standing and program committees and during the plenary sessions, and the adopted resolutions become position statements and form the advocacy platform of the Association.

In addition to the adoption of resolutions, the delegates approve the budget for the coming calendar year and minutes from the preceding convention, and hear from various keynote speakers who provide insights into the state, well-being, and needs of our community. Huaka‘i, workshops, consultation sessions, networking, ‘aha ‘aina, and kanikapila round out the convention activities. The House of Delegates relies heavily on Robert’s Rules of Order to transact its business over the four-day agenda.

2021 ASSOCIATION OF HAWAIIAN CIVIC CLUB CONVENTION

62nd Annual Convention
Welehu 2021
(Nowemapa 3-7, 2021)
Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikīkī Beach Resort
 
Constitutional Convention: Nowemapa 2-3, 2021
 

CONVENTION DEADLINES

October 5, 2021

  • Convention Registration
  • Constitutional Convention Registration
  • Hali’a Aloha

CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION

  • The decennial Constitutional Convention of the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs will convene at 9:00 a.m. on November 2, 2021.
  • Instructions for registration of delegates for the Constitutional Convention is forthcoming. Please check back here soon.
  • The number of delegates from each club to the Constitutional Convention shall be one-half of the number of eligible delegates for each club as certified at the 2020 annual convention. Please see the number of eligible delegates and alternates for your club here.
  • Proposed amendments to the AHCC Constitution and the AHCC By-laws may be made in advance of the constitutional convention and will be accepted through September 5, 2021, using the form at this link. These proposed amendments will be circulated to clubs on October 5, 2021. Additional proposed amendments to the governing documents may also be made on the floor during the constitutional convention. When preparing your proposed amendments, please use the current versions of our governing documents available:
  • Please review the proposed rules for the Constitutional Convention here. These rules will be adopted by the Constitutional Convention delegates at the start of the agenda.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Special rates for the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs 2021 Annual Convention are provided:

  • Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikīkī Beach Resort
  • Group rate of $229 + tax per night for up to 2 people
  • $50 per person for additional person up to 4 people
  • Self-parking at $20 per day (regular at $43), valet parking at $59 per day
  • Daily resort fee is optional
  • For any other inquiries, please call 1-800-HILTONS
  • Click here to book your room or click on button below

PER CAPITA DUES FORM

All Hawaiian Civic Clubs must complete and submit the per capita dues form with payment and it must be postmarked by Sunday, September 5, 2021.

2021 AHCC Per Capita Dues Form

DRAFT RESOLUTIONS​

All draft resolutions are due to the Resolutions Committee by Sunday, September 5, 2021, 11:59 p.m. HST.

Committee Chair: Keoni Shizuma
Contact: AHCC.Resolutions@gmail.com

AHCC Resolutions Guidelines 2021
AHCC Resolutions Template 2021 (English)
AHCC Resolutions Template 2021 (‘Ōlelo Hawai’i)

CLUB BIOS & ACTIVITY REPORT

All Hawaiian Civic Club bios and activity reports for the convention book are due to the Convention Book Committee by Sunday, September 5, 2021, 11:59 p.m. HST.

Committee Chair: Lance Holden
Contact: holdengd2015@icloud.com

Please submit the reports through this Google Form by the deadline.  The committee will not include club information submitted after the deadline.

KUKUI LAMA KŪ

For Council Presidents only

Committee Chair: Jacob Aki
Contact: jacobbryan.aki@gmail.com

Each Council President must submit its council’s Kukui Lama Kū nominee to the committee by Sunday, September 5, 2021, 11:59 p.m. HST.
The nomination submittals must include the following for the nominee:

  • Name
  • High resolution photo
  • Bio (under 200 words)
  • Hawaiian Civic Club(s) memberships
  • Reason for the nomination
  • A list of other recent awards and honors received

 

AWARDS & NOMINATION FORMS

All nominations for awards are due to the Awards Committee by Sunday, September 5, 2021, 11:59 p.m. HST.

Committee Chair: Soulee Stroud
Contact: Awards.AHCC@gmail.com

Kāko’o ia Kalaniana’ole Award (Outstanding Non-Hawaiian for Service to the Hawaiian Community)
Kalaniana’ole Award Form (Outstanding Hawaiian Civic Club Member for Service to the Community At-Large)
Kama Ali’i Award Kama Ali’i Award Form (Outstanding Young Hawaiian Civic Club Member)
Ke Ali’i Hulu Mamo Award Form (Outstanding Council)
Ke Aliʻi Hulu Mamo Award App and Scoring Rubric (Outstanding Hawaiian Civic Club Member)
Ke Po’okela o Kūhiō Award Form
Kūlia i Ka Nu’u Award Form (Outstanding Native Hawaiian [Non-Civic Clubs Member])
Pi’ilani Award Form (Outstanding Hawaiian Civic Club/Council Electronic Communication)
Prince Jonah Kalaniana’ole Award Form (Outstanding Hawaiian Civic Club)
Pualeilani Award Form (Outstanding Hawaiian Civic Club ‘Ohana)

HALIʻA ALOHA

Committee Chair: Ben Baker
Contact: benjaminbaker@comcast.net

To assure that all members whom have passed on since our last convention are remembered in both the convention book and during the Hali‘a Aloha ceremony, please complete and submit this form to the committee by Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 11:59 p.m. HST.

HUAKA'I

Below are the huaka‘i package options our O‘ahu Council has planned! Instructions for registration are forthcoming.

Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021 – Package #1

Kukaniloko Birthstones

The Hawaiian Civic Club of Wahiawa invites you to experience Pu`uhonua Kukaniloko, kalana lihu`e, Wahiawa, Helemano…36,000 acres upon the central uplands of O`ahu island demarcated by ka`anani`au within and without to boundaries of the Wai`anae and Ko`olau mountain ranges. Home to many native flora and fauna, it was here in these cool uplands that our ali`i were born, nurtured and educated to eventually be selected to manage our sacred lands, its precious natural resources and our beloved people.

Maunawila Heiau

Sleeping quietly on a hillside off Hauula Homestead Road for more than a century, Maunawila Heiau has been in the process of rediscovery over the past few years by the Ko`olauloa Hawaiian Civic Club and other community members. Acknowledged as being one of the remaining “relatively intact” heiau in the Ko`olauloa moku, the 9.8-acre site is revered by cultural practitioners and historians. Thought to be a heiau ho`ola, or healing heiau, the civic club’s members will share more of the area’s history and significance with all who journey to this treasured wahi kapu.

Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021 – Package #2

Kalaeloa Heritage Park

The Kalaeloa Heritage Park is a 77-acre complex of subsistence archaeological structures of house sites, agricultural sinkholes, water sinkholes and trails identified by upright coral and pavement, burial sinkholes and mounds, religious sites and more. Visitors will be able to see unique coral structures found now.

Kukaniloko Birthstones

The Hawaiian Civic Club of Wahiawa invites you to experience Pu`uhonua Kukaniloko, kalana lihu`e, Wahiawa, Helemano…36,000 acres upon the central uplands of O`ahu island demarcated by ka`anani`au within and without to boundaries of the Wai`anae and Ko`olau mountain ranges. Home to many native flora and fauna, it was here in these cool uplands that our ali`i were born, nurtured and educated to eventually be selected to manage our sacred lands, its precious natural resources and our beloved people.

Ku`ilioloa Heiau

This huaka’i will take you to the westside of O’ahu with a visit to Ku’ilioloa heiau. This heiau was restored through the efforts of the Wai’anae Hawaiian Civic Club and Bishop Museum in 1976. Since then, many organizations and families along the coast have participated in the maintenance of this heiau. Considered a very important school of navigation for the people of Hawai’i, Tonga, Samoa and Tahiti, the heiau has two descending steps on the ocean side and two inland terraces on the mountainside. Cultural practices at the site today includes the blessing of voyagers. You are invited to join us for an experience, to walk and sit among the platform and terraces just as navigators and voyagers have done for centuries.

Monday, Nov. 1, 2021 – Package #3

Ulupo Heiau

The Kailua Hawaiian Civic Club, co-curator of this heiau since the early 1980s, will lead this huaka`i to the heiau and adjacent lands to look deeply, beneath the modern face of Kailua, to help everyone understand the true nature of its piko at Ulupo and Kawainui. Participants will be greeted with ceremony on the makai flank of the heiau and given a general overview of the history and significance of Ulupo, as well as witness cultural performances, the sharing of mo`olelo and cultural practices, and following in the footsteps of kupuna kahiko.

Na Wahi Pana o Kona Moku

Connecting in spirit with our beloved ancestral ali`i and musical and cultural composers of Hawaii – Members of Kalihi-Palama Hawaiian Civic Club offer an afternoon filled with connecting in spirit with our beloved ancestral ali`i, beginning at Mauna Ala and continuing on to tributes to musical and cultural kupuna kahiko resting at O`ahu Cemetery.

O‘ahu Council is also looking in to a tour of ‘Iolani Palace on Wednesday, November 3, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. Check in shortly for additional details.

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