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
January 14-16, 2022

Virtual (online) Convention

Register for the 62nd Annual Convention here

Buy this great shirt to support Kai Kapu Kai Ola / Restricted Ocean Living Ocean Ke One O Kakuhihewa-Oʻahu Council fundraiser. Hurry, sale ends Tuesday, January 18. Click here to purchase.

CONVENTION AGENDA

The current agenda for the 62nd Annual Convention is as follows with Workshops, Awards, Hali‘a Aloha, Kukui Lama Kū, Huaka‘i, and AHCC BOD Meeting to occur prior to January 14th:

FRIDAY, JANUARY 14
   9:00 | Opening Plenary
12:00 | Admin Committee Meetings, Flight #1
       Kōmike Pilina Aupuni (Government Relations Committee)
       Kōmike Hoʻoulu ʻAhahui (Membership Development Committee)
       Kōmike Ho‘onoho Hālāwai (Conventions and Meetings Committee)
       Kōmike ‘Enehana (Information Technology Committee)
   2:00 | Admin Committee Meetings, Flight #2
       Kōmike Pilina Kaiāulu (Community Relations Committee)
       Kōmike Mo‘ohelu Kālā (Finance Committee)
       Kōmike Ho‘okele (Policy and Planning Committee)

SATURDAY, JANUARY 15
   9:00 | Plenary Session – Adopt Admin Committee Reports
       [NOTE: This is the order in which we’ll take up the reports from the committees]
       Kōmike Pilina Aupuni (Government Relations Committee)
       Kōmike Hoʻoulu ʻAhahui (Membership Development Committee)
       Kōmike Ho‘onoho Hālāwai (Conventions and Meetings Committee)
       Kōmike ‘Enehana (Information Technology Committee)
       Kōmike Pilina Kaiāulu (Community Relations Committee)
       Kōmike Mo‘ohelu Kālā (Finance Committee)
       Kōmike Ho‘okele (Policy and Planning Committee)
12:00 | Program Committee Meetings, Flight #1
       Kōmike Pō‘aiapuni Waiwai (Economic Development Committee)
       Kōmike Kaiaola (Ecosystem/Environment Committee)
       Kōmike Mālama Ola (Health & Human Services Committee)
       Kōmike Ho‘ona‘auao (Education Committee)
   2:00 | Program Committee Meetings, Flight #2
       Kōmike Kūlana Pono Maka‘āinana (Employment and Housing Committee)
       Kōmike Nohona Hawai‘I (Hawaiian Way of Life Committee)
       Kōmike Ho‘okūpa‘a (Native Rights Committee)
       Kōmike Ho‘oilina Ali‘i (Benefits and Trusts Committee)

SUNDAY, JANUARY 16
   9:00 | Plenary – Adopt Program Committee Reports
       Kōmike Pō‘aiapuni Waiwai (Economic Development Committee)
       Kōmike Kaiaola (Ecosystem/Environment Committee Committee)
       Kōmike Mālama Ola (Health & Human Services Committee)
       Kōmike Ho‘ona‘auao (Education Committee)
       Kōmike Kūlana Pono Maka‘āinana (Employment and Housing Committee)
       Kōmike Nohona Hawai‘I (Hawaiian Way of Life Committee)
       Kōmike Ho‘okūpa‘a (Native Rights Committee)
       Kōmike Ho‘oilina Ali‘i (Benefits and Trusts Committee)

CONVENTION DEADLINES

October 5, 2021

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

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (updated 1.06.2022)

This FAQ will be updated to address common questions asked on a regular basis.

Will there be an 62nd Annual Association Convention? If so, when will it be?

Yes, the 62nd Annual Convention will be held virtually with the opening plenary to begin on Friday, January 14th and closing plenary to be on Sunday, January 16th.

How do I register for the 62nd Annual Association Convention and what are the deadlines?

Registration is done by your Club Pelekikena or their representative for all your Club’s delegation at the following link: https://bit.ly/ahcc2022
Registration must be complete by January 13th at 9 am HST. Any Club paying through a paper check must postmark their payment no later than January 8, 2022.

Please make the check payable to the “ASSOCIATION OF HAWAIIAN CIVIC CLUBS” for the full amount owed for “Annual Convention Registration” and mail check to:
     Purple Maiʻa Foundation
     98-820 Moanalua Rd. #15-547
     Aiea, HI 96701

Will there be any in-person events associated with the 62nd Annual Convention?
No, all of the 62nd Annual Convention virtual convention events will be held virtually.

Will there be a Constitutional Convention (ConCon) in 2021?
No, the Board on October 2, 2021 authorized the ConCon to be rescheduled to 2022, possibly in the Spring or Summer and exact date to be confirmed by the end of January 2022.

Please continue to check for updates via http://aohcc.org and Ka Nuhou and reach out to your council or club presidents if you have any questions.

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.

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.

PAST CONVENTIONS