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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!!!

Haiku Stairs: Board of Water Supply EIS Process

The Board of Water Supply came to meet with the Koolaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club Board. They shared information about the current draft Environmental Impact Statement being prepared for the Haiku Stairs and other information about the current status of the stairs. The Civic Club Board shared their concerns as well as their views for the future of the ahupuaʻa in our kuleana area. Below is some information prepared by the Board of Water Supply on the process of the EIS (draft predicted to be released mid 2018 for commentary) and some frequently asked questions. For purposes of mitigating access to the stairs at this current time of negotiations, the map included in this pamphlet was not posted.