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The Hawaiian Inter-Club Council of Southern California is the host organization of Ho'olaule'a held each year - the third weekend in July - at Alondra Park in the city of Lawndale.

There will be continuous Polynesian Entertainment, Arts & Crafts, Games, Island Style Foods, Drawings, Prizes, Greeting old Friends, Meeting New Ones Don't forget why we come together each year to share in that spirit we call Aloha!


 

Pelekikena `Elele Waha `Ole
(President's Message)

Aloha mai Kākou e nā hoaloha a ‘ohana

This year (July 16-17) the HICCSC celebrates 38 years of service to the community as we host the 38th Annual Ho’olaule’a, “The Ku’e Petition Continues” – the Ku’e petitions were set in motion during a very delicate time in our history of Hawaiian consciousness.  It was the beginning of our Hawaiian Nation having a voice and being able to put a name to that voice.  This was the beginning of our entire nation taking a stand against colonialism, being subjected to foreign domination and exploitation of another country.

The petitions were an aggressive campaign organized by the Kanaka Maoli in opposition of the annexation of our Hawaiian Nation by the United States in 1898.  The petitions and the Lahui (nation) that organized it changes the original train of thought that the Kanaka Maoli passively accepted the forceful and unlawful occupation of our sovereign Hawaiian nation.

For those who have never seen the petitions, please visit “The Ku’e Petition Continues” booth located behind the Kanikapila stage at the north end of the ho’olaule’a site and place your signature next to the name of your Kupuna in support of their legacy.  You will be able to see the signatures of all the people who signed the petitions in 1898; sit down and talk story with the Aunties from Maui………

So that we are able to host the annual ho’olaule’a at Alondra Park, we extend a big mahalo to the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation who has allowed HICCSC the use of park facilities and staff for the past 35 years.  Thank you to the office of Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley Thomas as well as the hard working staff of Mika Yamamoto and Joe Mendoza who work tirelessly each year to make the event happen and mahalo to Dal Toruno and the El Camino Community College security staff for their years of support.

PLEASE NOTE:  1) parking at El Camino College for this year’s event will be the Redondo Beach entrance into the parking structure; construction continues and 2) please leave your pets at home; it is a public safety issue for those of us who are not familiar with the habits of your pets; especially to our children and elderly;  your kokua is truly appreciated.

Mahalo to our member clubs for their continued support and especially a big mahalo to the members of the Board of the HICCSC for their diligence in making the annual ho’olaule’a the success that it is.

So enjoy your time with us and thank you for your continued support of the “grandfather of all ho’olaule’a” on the continent.  Please help us to promote that spirit we call aloha by being kind and patient to others; especially our kūpuna and keiki. 

Me ke aloha pumehana a mau loa

Auntie Sharon

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