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.

2022 ASSOCIATION OF HAWAIIAN CIVIC CLUB CONVENTION

63rd Annual Convention

October 31- November 6, 2022
Seattle, Washington

CONVENTION HOTEL

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport
18740 International Boulevard
Seattle, Washington 98188

Click below to make your hotel reservations:
https://book.passkey.com/go/AHCC22

The Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs (AHCC) Nominations and Elections Committee 2022 has prepared the Executive Officer Nomination Form.
Forms must be submitted by October 5, 2022 and can be submitted by mail, e-mail, and electronically.

The term of office is 2 years (Jan. 1, 2023 – Dec. 31, 2025). The positions are as follows:

  • Pelekikena – President, Office currently held by Hailama Farden. Not eligible for additional term as President.
  • Hope Pelekikena Mua – First Vice President, Office currently held by Dre Kalili. Eligible for a 2nd term.
  • Hope Pelekikena Hope – Second Vice President, Office currently held by Roth Puahala. Eligible for 2nd term.
  • Puʻukū – Treasurer, Office currently held by Makana Paris. Eligible for 2nd term.

Please note that nominees must give their consent, prior to being nominated. Nominees must be a Hawaiian Civic Club member in good standing (up-to-date on membership dues). The Pelekikena – President must be of Hawaiian Ancestry (AHCC Constitution, Article VI, Section 6, Qualifications).

A current bio/resume must be submitted with each nomination form. Bios/resumes will be shared with AHCC Convention delegates.

Floor nominations will be conducted at Convention. The election will be conducted electronically using Election Buddy. For more information, visit: https://electionbuddy.com.

Please confirm receipt of this letter and the Executive Officer Nomination Form by e-mailing Monte McComber at momccomb@gmail.com

Me ke aloha Pumehana,
Nominations and Elections Committee 2022
(Charmain Wong, Peewee Ryan, Monte McComber)

DEADLINE EXTENDED to September 30, 2022.  Email your form ASAP to Anthia at 

Questions about your order?
Call Anthia at : (619) 672-1215
or email at: 

To order, please download out form here. For instructions and questions, please refer to information on the form.

CONVENTION AGENDA

Monday, October 31 – Workshops and Huaka’i
Tuesday, November 1 – Workshops and Huaka’i
Wednesday, November 2 – Opening Ceremony, presenting hoʻokupu, Awards, Hali’a Aloha, and Kukui Lama Kū
Thursday, November 3 – Opening Plenary (Preliminary Credentials, Late Resolutions), Plenary Keynote, President’s State of the Association, Adoption of Minutes, Treasurer’s Report, Administrative Committee Meetings
Friday, November 4 – Plenary Keynote, Administrative Committee Reports, Program Committee Meetings
Saturday, November 5 – Program Committee Meetings
Sunday, November 6 – Anaina Pule

CONVENTION DEADLINES

 

Saturday, August 6 – 90 days prior to Opening Plenary

Monday, September 5 – 60 days prior to Opening Plenary

1. Per Capita Dues & Rosters.
Download form here.

2. Draft Resolutions

3. Club Bios and Book Entries.
Click here to fill out form.

4. Convention book ads.
Download form here.

Sunday, September 11
Awards Nominations:
Ke Po‘okela o Kūhiō Award – Outstanding Hawaiian Civic Club Member
Pualeilani Award – Outstanding Hawaiian Civic Club ‘Ohana
Kalaniana‘ole Award – Outstanding Hawaiian Civic Club Member For Service to the Community At-Large
Kāko‘o iā Kalaniana‘ole Award – Outstanding Non-Hawaiian for Service to the Hawaiian Community
Kama Ali’i Award – Outstanding Young Hawaiian Civic Club Member
Kūlia i Ka Nu‘u Award – Outstanding Native Hawaiian (Non-Civic Club Member)
Kū I Ke Aka O Nā Kupuna Award – Moʻolelo Kupuna Video Award
Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalaniana‘ole Award – Outstanding Hawaiian Civic Club of the Year
Ke Ali’i Hulu Mamo Award – Outstanding Council of the Year
Pi‘ilani Award – Outstanding Hawaiian Civic Club/Council Electronic Communication

Wednesday, October 5 – 30 days prior to Opening Plenary
1. Convention Registration
2. Kukui Lama Kū

2022 ASSOCIATION OF HAWAIIAN CIVIC CLUB

Policy & Planning Committee Constitution & By-Laws Workshops 2022

August 5 - 6, 2022

Honolulu, Oahu
Ala Moana Hotel

Ala Moana Hotel
410 Atkinson Dr.
Honolulu, Hawaii 96814

Hotels rooms are available at the following rates:
1. Waikiki Tower (no balcony) – $179 + tax per night
2. Waikiki Tower (with balcony) – $199 + tax per night

Click below to make your hotel reservations:
https://book.passkey.com/e/50336418

In place of a Constitutional Convention, the AHCC will hold a series of Policy & Planning Committee Workshops starting with the in-person workshop at the Ala Moana Hotel on August 5-6, 2022.The AHCC Board of Directors met at the call for a Special Meeting on Saturday, June 25, 2022. This meeting was called to address the lack of compliance with Article XIII, Section 2a of holding a Constitutional Convention during an election year. Reports were provided by Policy & Planning, Conventions & Meetings, and Finance committees as to an alternate scenario, current status of meeting the hotel contract stated agreements, and alternate financial implications and budget
reallocations. Provided with answers to questions and the manaʻo of shared discussion, the Board of
Directors approved motions that covered the following:

  • Affirmed that a Constitutional Convention cannot occur during an election year given no ongoing
    state of emergency
  • Agreed with the selection of the proposed scenario offered by the Policy & Planning Committee
    to provide a workshop series to inform, and engage civic Club members in the review of
    amendments received
  • Approved budget adjustments with an amendment to continue to provide equitable scholarships
    to implement the proposed scenario

REGISTRATION

  1. Registration for this Workshop Series, whether In-Person or Virtual, is July 7, the latest. For planning purposes, it is urgently requested that you complete registration by July 5 as this will assist AHCC Convention& Meetings Chair with information for final details to be worked out with Ala Moana Hotel on that date.
  2. Attendance at all workshop events requires completion of Registration form for Club Spokesperson, Alternate Spokesperson and Observers. If, and when needed in this lengthy process, the Alternate  Spokesperson will be allowed to substitute in and participate as the Club Spokesperson.
  3. Clubs will decide whether their Club’s Spokesperson will participate in EITHER the In-Person format OR Virtual format. Choose ONE format ONLY.
  4. Club President or Club designee shall register Club Spokesperson and Alternate Spokesperson to attend the workshop. Please use the link as provided through Ka Nuhou or AHCC website.
  5. Each Club can register members who would like to observe the proceedings with the understanding that observers will not be recognized to speak.
  6. Club President or Club designee shall register members who wish to observe the workshop proceedings. Please use link as provided through Ka Nuhou or AHCC website.
  7. Clubs are strongly encouraged to caucus on the amendments PRIOR to the workshop sessions.
  8. Should there be a need to make a change in Club Spokesperson prior to the event, contact registration through the link used for registration: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1jpy78wmhNEI8eGu0iIyqxBhtIO_ES9Z7RNcW1FbGBAI/edit?usp=sharing.
  9. Once the event has begun, the Club President will contact registration at AHCC.Reg2022@gmail.com as soon as possible to make a substitution. The remaining Spokesperson will continue to function until the substitution is made.

PROPOSED AMENDMENTS

Proposed By-Laws Amendments (final 2022.06.24)
Proposed Constitution Amendments (final 2022.06.24)

WORKSHOP RULES

PAST CONVENTIONS