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
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
`Elele Waha `Ole
Well it’s that time again and we are in the midst of planning the 34th
Annual Ho’olaule’a at Alondra Park scheduled for July 21 – 22, 2012.
We are excited about all of the things that’s happening in our community
here in California and back home in Hawai’i. We are pleased with the
work of the civic club movement and of the Pacific American Community
Cultural Center that continues to move forward.
At last year’s
ho’olaule’a the PACCC introduced its project to the community. It is a
five-year plan to build a new facility or acquire an existing facility that
will house the programs and services provided by the PACCC. The
working Board is still recruiting people with expertise in capital fund
raising, construction, building and design, facility management, marketing
and development, etc. to enhance the talents of the existing design team.
If you are interested in being a part of the effort, please do n ot hesitate
to visit the information booth of the PACCC at the ho’olaule’a or visit them
Another major project in the works is the Native Hawaiian Registry program,
KAKAU INOA that is a collaborative effort of five civic clubs, three of whom
are members of the HICCSC; they are “Ahahui Kiwila Hawai’i of San Diego, the
‘Ahahui o Lili’uokalani (Cerritos) and Kaha i ka Panoa Kaleponi Hawaiian
Civic Club (Moreno Valley); and then there is Lau Kanaka o Hawaii from
Arizona and Kai ‘Ula Pono’i Texas Hawaiian Civic Club. The registry is
an effort to register Native Hawaiians living outside of Hawai’i; similar to
the KAU INOA effort that was spearheaded by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs a
few years ago. The difference between the two is that this registry
KAKAU INOA as it is known, will belong to the civic clubs involved instead
of an agency back in Hawai’i and its information will be used to benefit
Native Hawaiians living outside of Hawai’i. KAU INOA, is a registry to
which we have no access and programming in the state of Hawai’i for Native
Hawaiians; providing benefits and services that does not extend to those
Native Hawaiians who do not live in Hawai’i; unfortunately.
of this year, the Governor of the State of Hawai’i signed into law Act 195
which recognizes Native Hawaiians as the only indigenous people of Hawai’i.
He also appointed five commissioners to serve on a Native Hawaiian Roll
Commission; to certify and authenticate the ancestry of people claiming to
be Native Hawaiian; to create a “roll” of Native Hawaiians. That
process will ultimately identify Native Hawaiians who will meet in a
convention to decide the kind of government Native Hawaiians want for the
State. The Commission’s kuleana (responsibility) however, does not
extend to those living outside of the state therefore, we as Native
Hawaiians living on the continent are left out of the process and will not
be able to take part in the decision making of what the government of the
state will ultimately become; hence the urgency of KAKAU INOA.
look out for these things that are going on and join in the action.
Help us as we continue to remind the governing agencies that as Native
Hawaiians living on the continent, we want equal representation at the table
in Hawai’i. We need your support; we need your voices. Come talk
to us and get involved.
Aloha pumehana a mau loa,
SHARON KU’UIPO PAULO
Me ke aloha pumehana a mau loa,
Sharon Ku’uipo Kana’e-Paulo