Monthly Archives: April 2016
Members of the Ko’olaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club participated in the ‘Aha 2016 Hawaiian Constitutional Convention, at the invitation of Na’i Aupuni. We are pleased that the ‘Aha completed its draft of a Constitution and Declaration for the Native Hawaiian Nation.
Besides a continuation of Native Hawaiian efforts toward self-determination and declaration of sovereignty, preparations are underway for a ratification of the Constitution by the Hawaiian people.
Those already registered to vote under the Native Hawaiian Roll, aka Kana’iolowalu, would be able to vote on the ratification. Other mechanisms are being pursued to allow Hawaiians registered and validated in other ways to enable them to vote.
If you are a descendant of the indigenous people who resided in the islands prior to 1778, you would be eligible to vote. Kana’iolowalu continues to register voters; you can register online at www.kanaiolowalu.org.
More details are available at www.hawaiiannation.com
Annual scholarship applications are now available for assistance from the
Ko’olaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club.
The Ko`olaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club raises funds annually to provide post high-school scholarship and financial aid grants to deserving students living in the Ko’olaupoko Moku, zip code 96744.
In keeping with the mission and spirit of the Civic Club, one important aspect of the scholarship is the emphasis placed on volunteer community service in evaluating applications. Also, scholarship recipients are expected to complete a minimum of 12 hours of volunteer service in the 12 months following the award.
Scholarship applications and supporting documents must be submitted by April 15.
For more information, contact the Scholarship Committee Chair, Cheryl Prince, at firstname.lastname@example.org.