May - Ainahau O Kaleponi

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May - Ainahau O Kaleponi
KAHAKUHI O 'AINAHAU
"The Flame of
'Āinahau"
May (Mei) 2013
CHARLENE KAZNER
Pelekikena
(President)
Aloha mai kakou,
It’s hard to believe that almost half the
year has passed. Time flies when you’re having
fun!!! Summer is always our busiest season and
this year is no exception. We are preparing for
many activities coming up within the next two to
three months…and June activities are listed on
page 5 along with the rest of the year’s activities.
In addition to all of these activities, we
are also preparing for the HICC Ho`olaule`a in
June and our `Aha`aina in August. Our hula and
music practices are twice a week now. Mahalo to
Aunty Ulu, Maile Hubbard, Pua Hao and Eric Kakihara for their coordination of the practices. We
couldn’t do it without you. Mahalo also to the
hula dancers and musicians who faithfully attend
the practices on Monday and Thursday.
One of our biggest events is `Ohana Retreat, and this year it will be held on June 29th
and 30th. `Aha Punana Leo of Hilo, Hawai`i will
be facilitating the two-day workshops. There will
be no sleepover this year, but arrangements are
being made for those who wish to stay at a hotel
on Saturday night. Please let us know if you are
interested in a hotel. You won’t want to miss this
great opportunity to experience Mauli Ola Hawai`i ….. the unique force that is cultivated
within and distinguishes a person who identifies as a Hawaiian. A flyer is attached with
more information about the Retreat. I hope to
see you there.
I appreciate what each of you contributes
to our Club. It is only through your participation
that we can uphold our motto, E Malama Ia Na
Pono o Ka`Aina e na `Opio – The Culture of
the Land is Preserved in its Youth. Mahalo
nui.
Happy Father’s day to all our
fathers and happy Graduation to
our graduates.
Malama pono,
Charlene Kazner
Pelekikena
Chartered November, 1982
Tax Status: §501© (3)
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Edye Hill
Hope Pelekikena 'Ekahi
(First Vice-President )
Aloha,
Summer had began and the “busy
time” for AOKHCC is now here. There will
be festivals, hula practice, music practice,
Ohana retreat, and gardening. We are
going to have so much fun.
This weekend we start off our busy
summer by hosting a Hawaiian Games table
at the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific.
It is such a great event and so many
non-Hawaiian show an interest in our
culture. The Ohana Retreat is just around
the corner and I am looking forward to
learning and growing. Of course, hula
practice is underway and there are a few
new faces. If you have time, drop by on a
Thursday practice just to say hello and get a
“sneak peak.” It is coming together and we
are having a joyful time.
The Club is still looking for volunteers
to make a very brief “Sharing Time”
presentation during the General Meeting.
For Sharing Time, an ohana and/or
individual can take a short 5-10 minuets to
share a song, a story, or a hula. This will
serve to reinforce our commitment to
education about Hawaiian culture, music
and dance and also be a great opportunity
to “tell stories” and practice some oral
history. If you are interested, please let me
know by e-mail at [email protected]
This is my new e-mail address. Don’t be
shy, with our mix of new and old members
there is definitely a thirst for these stories,
songs and hulas.
Keep your eyes open for all the announcements about volunteer opportunities
and summer events. I can’t wait to see you
again, share some laughs and give back to
our community. Please join us in the fun!
Malama pono, Edye Hill Hope Pelekikena
'Ekahi
Ualani Ho’opai
Second Vice President
(Hope Pelekikena 'Elua)
NA MEA HOU KAHAKUHI O
’ĀINAHAU— MEI 2013
by Jackie Judd
No “Word” this month—Jackie’s
computer is in the shop.
Also Kolohe lunch location to be
decided—but set for June 26. 2013 at
11:30 a.m.
Aloha mai kākou
May 2013 was a big movie month with no shortage of activities. The month started first with a
prestigious showing of Keo Woolford’s The Haumana
(The Student) at the Director’s Guild of America for the
Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF). A
story about a Waikiki performer named Johnny Kealoha
who reconnects with himself and his culture after his
Kumu makes a request of him. This film will make you
laugh, cry, and repeat some of the classic tag lines used
by Kelly Hu who plays an extremely flamboyant
bartender. The next showing will be at the Hawaii
International Film Festival (HIFF) in October 2013.
Also at the LAAPFF was Christen Marquez’ film
titled E Haku Inoa (To weave a Name). This film depicts
Christen’s personal journey in rebuilding her relationship
with her mother from whom she was separated as a child
after her schizophrenic diagnosis. Throughout this
process Christen also comes to better understand the
meaning of her long Hawaiian name (76 letters). The
issue of mental health is often over shadowed and this
film hopes to start the conversation so our loved ones
can get the help they need. This will also be showing at
HIFF in October 2013.
Each of these films had the privilege of being
shown twice in the LAAPFF, once in LA then in Long
Beach. Additionally, these films were part of a selection
of 149 Independent films from around the world that were
shown at the festival this year.
And we have an honorable mention for another
fun, engaging night at our local F&M movie theatre here
in Seal Beach. Under a Jarvis Moon was shown to 35
guests who had the added benefit of hearing from
Merrilyn Kapu’uwaialoha Pace who is the daughter of
one of the three surviving men of 132 who served our
country without really knowing why, what, or where this
Federal Mission was taking them. AOKHCC is looking to
do a possible replay in the near future as many that
missed this showing have expressed interest. Once the
details have been solidified an announcement will be
made.
Don’t forget ‘SAVE THE DATES’ the next two
AOKHCC movie nights in Seal Beach for 2013 will be:
Saturday, August 24 and Saturday, October 5
If you have suggestions or want to make donations to the
movie night menu, opportunity drawing, or bake sale we
are happy to receive and share accordingly.
Note from the Editor
Maggie Perry
Aloha Everyone,
Another busy month has passed as you can
see by the contributors in this newsletter. Mahalo
for their hard work and Mahalo to Marlise for
providing her Member Profile—very enjoyable and
inspirational profile Please let me know who else
would like to do a Member Profile!!
I am sharing some of my going ons—thought
it would be of interest to AOKHCC members.
Recently attended a Hawaiian Church Service. It is
a small congregation in Las Vegas. I have attached a
copy of the program and a couple of pictures—so if
you are in the area and would like to attend—
please stop by and meet Kahu Ralph Kahalehau,
his wife Lani and their devoted congregation.
Also provided a couple of pictures of May 4,
2013 passing out health information on behalf of
AOKHCC & Pacific Island Healthcare. We shared
booth with LV Hawaiian Civic Club and met some
great people and some who were also former
members from AOKHCC —very enjoyable and
worthwhile time.
A hui hou, Ualani
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Health Column
by Jane Pang
Nā Lei Makalapua meeting addressed: AHCC
report with productive discussions and actions by
the Council, HCC reports, committee reports,
AHCC leadership training, Convention 2013
updates for Kauai, with special presentations by
Mana Academy, Anapesi Ka`ili and Utah’s
Pacific Islander Health Coalition, Jake
Fitisimanu. Details reported at next June 9
AOKHCC meeting.
April 12 – 18, 2013 National Women
Health Week: check this link for upcoming
health and wellness activities posted by Ualani
Ho`opai for women and young girls, part of a
national campaign to promote awareness for
women and young girls to achieve the best possible health through policy, education and model
programs. Materials to be shared at next June
meeting.
Join us at Make a Difference: World Elder Abuse
Awareness Day, Thursday, June 20th, 10am –
2pm, Laguna Woods Clubhouse Three, 23822
Avenida Sevilla, Laguna Woods, CA 92637 free
lunch and parking, call (800) 510-2020 to reserve
a seat and lunch. See you there! Bring a new
item, blanket, gift card, clothing, toiletries, that
will be distributed to an older adult in OC suffering from elder abuse or neglect.
Nā Lei Makalapua MCAHCC, May 17 – 19,
2013; Salt Lake City, Utah attended by Charlene
Kazner, Maile Hill, Ka`ala Pang: AOKHCC
distributed National
Women Health Week
promoting women
health awareness, bone,
heart, mental health
resources, `ōlelo
Hawai`i 8-Ways to Reduce Cancer Your Cancer
Risk posters to 12 Hawaiian Civic Club participating. Mahalo to Carol Johnson and `ohana for a
warm chili dinner at a windy, cold Friday evening
at Iosepa in Skull Valley, located east Tooele
County at the southwest of the Great Salt Lake,
the desert home of the original Polynesians, who
lived in Utah, building the Mormon Temple in
Salt Lake City, Utah,
AHCC CONVENTION INFORMATION FOR
2013: November 10 through 17 on Moku o
Manokalanipo (Kaua`i) at the Kaua`i Marriott
Resort on Kalapaki Beach, room rates $179 single/double + tax, max. occupancy four persons,
charges for 3rd and 4th person $40/night, book today, call 1.800.220.2925, deadline October 18, or
until block of AHCC rooms sell out.
O Ka Mauli Ka Mea E Ola Ai Kānaka”
(“The spirit is what causes man to thrive”)
Next, 3rd Quarterly Nā Lei Makalapua meeting
scheduled August 2-4 for Arizona @ The Great
Nation of Gila River Indian Community by
Kau Kanaka No Hawai`i Arizona, HCC, to
include cultural training on diabetes, special visit
to Saguara Correctional Center, Hawai`i owned,
AOKHCC invited to donate books and materials
to add to their Library, all books related to
Hawai`i, nā mea Hawai`i all things Hawaiian.
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Ho`okena concert scheduled for Aug. 3, Saturday
evening at 8pm. More details at June meeting.
Mālama pono, a hui hou, Ka`ala
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Member Profile
by Marlise Klein
I applied for scholarships during my time at IVC
and was awarded scholarships through most of
my duration at IVC. This was a big deal for me,
since I’ve never been the best student in my
classes. But I had the opportunity to share my
Aloha with the community in so many events
over the years and ‘Ainahau recognized that
scholarships should not only be based on
performance in school. There was one year that I
did not apply for a scholarship. That was the
year I married the love of my life, Christopher—
my best friend. You could say I took a break
from school that year. What can I say? I wanted
to concentrate on planning a wedding and go on
a fantastic honeymoon! After we married, I was
busy applying for transfer to various Universities
in the area. I applied to Cal State Fullerton, Cal
State Long Beach and Chapman University. I
was accepted to all three schools and graduated
IVC in 2004 with plans to attend Chapman
University in the fall. I loved my time at
Chapman. Who wouldn’t – a small liberal arts
college in Orange County! I was able to
commute to school, work part-time in a law
office and still dance hula. I graduated from
Chapman in 2006 with a degree in Business
Administration and hapai with my first child!
Aloha kakou!
Just when I think I have to start from
scratch and introduce myself, I have to remind
myself that I have actually been a member of
‘Ainahau for quite some time, even though I may
not be the most active member of the club! My
name is Marlise Klein and I am the daughter of
Maile Hubbard. I have been a member of
‘Ainahau since approximately 2001. I cannot
remember exact dates anymore! But I have been
around ‘Ainahau for a while and while I cannot
remember some things, I do know that my life
has experienced some pretty significant
changes since first joining the club.
I joined ‘Ainahau to enhance my cultural
heritage experiences. In 1998, I was fortunate
enough to stumble into Puanani’s Hula Studio in
Mission Viejo. I walked in and found myself interrupting a class (oops). I chatted with the Kumu,
Puanani Jung, for a few minutes and was invited
to join the beginning class that was starting in a
few weeks. It was so awesome to learn hula in a
formal environment. Although my mother was
born and raised on Oahu, she moved to
California in the 60s and never looked back!
Sure, we attended Ho’olaule’a every year
running, ate at Teri Hawaii in Gardena every
change we got. But none of that compared to
learning to dance hula with my Kumu. Those
first few months, going through her basic hula
and preparing for our first big show
(Ho’olaule’a), was such an awesome experience.
I was chomping at the bit to do more!
So fast forward to 2013 and all those changes I
mentioned since
joining ‘Ainahau?
Went back to
school, got married,
finished
school, have two
very kolohe children
(Hayden Kaimana, 6
and Makenna
Pilialoha, 3). Still
dancing with Kumu
Puanani Jung and
Halau Hula Lani Ola.
And still a member
of ‘Ainahau!
So here begins my journey with ‘Ainahau.
After dancing with my Kumu, I was introduced to
members of ‘Ainahau and the opportunities that
being a part of a Hawaiian Civic Club has to offer. My first foray was in the scholarship
program. I decided to go back to school after
going to work straight out of high school. I
attended Irvine Valley College and started from
scratch, taking courses with the goal of
transferring to a University once my general
education courses were complete.
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’ĀINAHAU
Congratulation to All
Graduates and especially
our graduate Andrea
“Boomie” Olalia from Boston
University!
UPCOMING EVENTS 2013
►June 1st & 2nd – Pacific Islander Festival at the
Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach
►Board Meeting—Monday, June 3, 2013
7:00 p.m.
► June 8th – Samoan Relief Benefit – at
California State University Fullerton (Titan Student Union). `Āinahau will be performing.
►June 10th – Performance at Catered Manor in
Long Beach
►June 15th – Catering for the University of
Hawaii Alumni Lu`au
►June 22nd – Balloon and Tattoo Booth at the
KAHA Ho`olaule`a in Beaumont
►June 29th & 30th - `Ohana Retreat
►July 20-21 Ho’olaulea—Alondra Park,
Lawndale, CA
►August 10 Aha’aina—Costa Mesa, CA
►August 11 Aquarium of the Pacific Sleepover,
Long Beach, CA—August 11, 2013
►August 24, 2013 AOHKCC Movie Night
►Pacific Island Festival, Huntington Beach, CA
September 21-22, 2013
►October 5, 2013 AOKHCC Movie Night
►Convention—Kauai —November 10-17
►Island Bazaar Bake Sale November 27, 2013
(Gardena, CA)
►December Board/General Meeting December
8, 2013
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Uncle Likeke’s Community
Garden Earth Day with Na
Keiki
by Charlene Kazner
Performance on May 23, 2013
By Eric Kakihara
On Sunday, May 5th na keiki celebrated
Earth Day at our Community Garden. At the
celebration were Pili Morgan, Taylor, Lilly,
On Thursday May 23, our eight
dancers and seven musicians reported
for duty to the Bank of America Call
Center in Brea.
May is National Asian American/Pacific Islander Heritage Month,
and Bank of America Cultural Diversity
Network invited `Āinahau to participate
in its festivities in the Brea Center. Led
by Aunty Maile Hubbard, dancers;
Ricki McManuis, Mapuana Newcomb,
Linda McElrea, Ualani Ho’opai, Hoku
Aichele, Agnes Kakihara and Charlene
Kazner, and musicians Lehua Swope,
Mike Spatter. Colonel and Jackie Judd,
Tom & Paddy Kakihara and I performed seven dances to a ‘standing
room only’ crowd for over 30 minutes.
More pictures to be provided when
they become available. Mahalo to
these members for this community
service!!
Emily and Natalie Kazner, Brody Espinoza, Jennifer Kazner, Maile Hill and Charlene Kazner They weeded and watered our
kalo patch and learned about the herbs,
squash, tomatoes, cucumbers and other vegetables in the garden. Taylor, Pili and Lilly read
about What Earth Day is and we all sang songs
about the earth and the importance of Recycling, Re-using and Reducing. Between
“chores” they ran through the grass enjoying
nature. Each of them planted vegetables in
their own pot to take home and watch grow. I
wonder how the vegetables are doing!!!! The
celebration ended with ono cupcakes baked by
Pili. What a wonderful day we all had at our
Community Garden honoring Earth Day.
More Pictures on
Page 9
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NEXT
GENERAL
MEETING
DATE:
TIME:
PLACE:
Hau’oli La Hanau
MAY
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JUNE
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MAILE HUBBARD
MAY PORTER
THELMA MIYASHIRO
GEOFF HILL
EVERETT CAIN
LILI NEUMANN
CURTIS HAYES
DENNIS KAZNER
June 9, 2013
2:00 P.M.
Farmers & Merchants
12523 Seal Beach
Blvd., Seal Beach, CA 90704
Come join us for a surprise performance at
General Meeting!!
NEXT GENERAL MEETINGS: July 14,
August 18, Sept. 15, Oct. 20, Dec. 1
MEMBERSHIP UPDATE CORNER
If you have any changes in
address/phone numbers/e-mail,
please e-mail Maggie or call (702)
CRAIG KAKIHARA
KAHEALANI MARTINS
RACHEL TOYER
CHARLENE KAZNER
RUDY CORTEZ
JOANN DE SOUSA
CAROL JOHNSON
HOKUNANI AICHELE
RICKI MCMANUIS
LEILANI BECK
THOMAS TAUM
JANE KA’ALA PANG
433-3919, [email protected]
com for any changes or
membership information. Also anyone
needing an application, please contact me.
IMPORTANT REMINDER:
ON JUNE 9, WE ARE TAKING NOMINATIONS FOR A NEW DIRECTOR ON OUR
BOARD. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED OR
WANT TO NOMINATE SOMEONE, CALL
GIL KVEEN AT (714) 454-4244. PLEASE
GET APPROVAL FROM THE NOMINEE
BEFORE SUBMITTING THEIR NAME.
ELECTIONS WILL.
All Pau Until June, 2013
Newsletter
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Reflame Ministries International
Ekalesia O Ke Akua May 26, 2013
Las Vegas, NV
10:30 a.m. Morning Worship Service
Order of Service
Opening Hymn: "Just As I Am"
Opening Prayer: Kahu Ralph Kahalehau
Hymn: "He Is Lord"
Reading of Text (Olelo Heluhelu)
1 Peter 1:22-2 5
Golden Text (Olelo Haiao)1Pete r1:2 2
Kumuhana: "The Blessing Of Loving
Others"
Message By: Kahu Ralph Kahalehau
Church Offering: Doxology (Hawaiian and
English)
Closing Hymn: "Glory Be To The Father"
Closing Prayer: Kahu Ralph Kahalehau
Closed with Ho’onani
1st Picture: Kahu Ralph Kahalehau with congregation
2nd Picture: Kahu Kahalehau with my ohana Harriet Jerviss,
Keani Taylor, fellow AOKHCC member, Melia Bressler, and
Jimmy Jerviss
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Health Information & Resources Shared at Lei Day Festival,
California Hotel Parking Lot, May 4, 2013
'Āinahau O Kaleponi Hawaiian Civic Club and
Pacific Islander Health Partnership
Shared booth with LAS VEGAS HAWAIIAN CIVIC
CLUB MEMBERS: No. 1: Charles, Melia Bressler, Maggie, No. 2: Pa’ahana Bissen, Moe Bissen, Kahu Jeffrey, No. 3: Oni Oneka, name unknown and Mohala Reed.
Uncle Likeke’s Community Garden—
Earth Day with Na Keiki—Con’td.
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`Āinahau O Kaleponi
Hawaiian Civic Club
Our 30th Year
(1982 - 2013)
Officers:
Address:
Pelekikena, Charlene Kazner
12534 Valley View Street, No. 343
Hope Pelekikena 'Ekahi, Edye Hill
Garden Grove, CA 92845
Hope Pelekikena 'Elua, Ualani Ho’opai
Pu'uku, Eric Kakihara
Kakau 'Olelo Ho'opa'a, Jackie Judd
Website: www.aokhcc.org
Kakau 'Olelo Ho'oholo, Maggie Perry
Sergeant at Arms, Gil Kveen
Year Chartered: 1982
Immediate Past President, Analani Imbach
Motto:
E Malama 'Ia Na Pono O Ka 'Aina E Na 'Opio
“The Culture of the Land is Preserved in its Youth”
Board of Directors:
Club Flower: Pikake
Maile Hill
Maile Hubbard
Victor Pang
Gil Kveen
Lani Ryan
Club Colors: White, Peacock Blue, Seafoam Green
Club Song: ‘Āinahau
Newsletter: Kahakuhi O ‘Āinahau
Editor: Maggie Perry ([email protected])
Na Lei Makalapua Representatives:
Maile Hill and Jane Pang
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