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Ku I Ke Alii Liliuokalani: Awards & Benefit Lucheon

The Koʻolaupoko Hawaiian Civic Clubs held its annual awards & benefit luncheon “Ku I Ke Alii Liliuokalani” on Sept. 2, 2019 and Haleiwa Joes, Haiku. It was a beautiful day filled with ʻono food, entertainment from Jerry Santos and ʻEkolu Makou, raffle goodies, an outstanding silent auction, and so awesome people. Check out some shots from the day!

Photos Courtesy of Greg Pang

The First Hawaiian Civic Club Turns 100!

On March 23, the very first Hawaiian Civic Club turned 100! Congratulations to the Hawaiian Civic Club of Honolulu! To celebrate this momentous occasion, Prince Kuhio Day celebrations were merged with the centennial for a ho’olaule’a and hōʻikeʻike at the Bishop Museum. It was a day filled with music, hula, food, crafts, demonstrations, cultural exhibits, and education. Koʻolaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club was out in full force, running our famous plate lunch tent and two educational tables.  One highlighted the moku/ahupuaʻa of Oʻahu (stemming from KHPCCʻs ahupuaʻa boundry marker project) and the other highlighted the clubs activities over the last year, our mission, our goals, and other related information about our Koʻolaupoko area. It was a wonderful event filled with laughter and aloha as civic clubs from all parts of Oʻahu gathered to celebrate. Check out some photos from the day below!


The following weekend after the centennial celebration (March 30, 2019) was the Kuhio Day Parade. Newly elected club president Auntie Rocky Kaluhiwa rode in the Koʻolaupoko HCC “hotrod” along with 2018 Civic Club ʻOhana of the year Clifford & Teri Loo.

2019 Kuhio Parade

Kū I Ke Kamaʻāina Awards & Benefit 2018

The Civic Club’s Kū I Ke Kamaʻāina Awards & Benefit is held yearly.  This year it was hosted by Haleiwa Joes Kaneohe on Monday September 3, 2018.  Surrounded by the beauty of the koolau and amongst many happy faces, the club honored our Distinguished Kamaʻāina of Kāneohe Bay, 2 Helen C. Kane awardees, and our 2018 scholarship recipients.  A silent auction was also held at this event where 100% of the proceeds went the the club’s scholarship program.  Thanks to our community friends and supporters, we raised over $2900!!!