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Exploring the new federal NATIVE Act
and its potential for indigenous focused tourism,
and a real opportunity to spur our local economy and and
Mahalo Kākou to all the Volunteers, Sponsors, MNHCoC members,
Kamehameha Schools Haumana, Guests & Attendees
and a special Mahalo nui to the Speakers for sharing their manaʻo:
US Senator Brian Schatz, Hawaii State Senator Brickwood Galuteria,
Native Alaskan Speaker: Camille Ferguson, Native American Speaker: Ben Sherman
Native Hawaiian Speaker: Ramsay Mahealani Taum.
Ua Pau... this previous Membership Meeting was held on Tuesday, August 8, 2017.
August General Membership Meeting (New Board Members Installation) (Ua Pau...)
Sponsor: Island Sotheby's Intl. Realty
Dinner Buffet (with no host bar) was provided by Daniʻs Catering
featured: mochiko chicken, fried mahi mahi, and beef broccoli and pumpkin pie for dessert.
General Meeting Member Business...
The new MNHCoC Board Members at Large were installed. This was a wonderful opportunity to meet and congratulate the incoming board of director members (as well as mingle with the rest of the board, the outgoing board members and the rest of the membership).
New Board Member Ryan MacLaughlin made us aware of the Hawaii Affiliates of Sotheby’s International Realty (HASIR) Charitable Fund, the Hoʻokupu Fund, a collective philanthropy effort across all four Hawaii-based offices enabling each office and each agent to coordinate support either through gift, donation, time, etc… Even clients, current and past, are encouraged to participate. It is a great way for clients to get involved in their (new) community and a way for the community to see how important they are to HASIR. Each year, a new single organization is picked for a large monetary gift in order to provide a tangible impact. The grant-making is professionally managed and advised by the Hawaii Community Foundation.
The original concept came from Island Sotheby’s on Maui, where Paul MacLaughlin originated the effort amongst his agents, and choosing "Hoʻokupu": a Hawaiian ceremonial presentation of gifts formerly offered as tribute.
Ua Pau... this previous Membership Meeting was held on Tuesday, Jun 20, 2017.
An Evening w/ Mike Atherton (& Board Election) (Ua Pau...)
Also: General Meeting Member Business... member voting of new MNHCoC Board Members at Large was conducted at this general meeting. Six board positions were open and seven nominees were introduced onto the ballot. Mahalo nui loa to the departing board members who have decided not to return for their service and manaʻo: Mahina Martin, Dr. Lui Hokoana, Judge Boyd Mossman. Hoʻomaiʻkaʻi ʻana (Congratulations) to elected (and in some cases, re-elected) board members: Ryan MacLaughhlin, Mercer "Chubby" Vincens, Paul Mancini, Frank DeRego, Kaimana Brummel, and Kaleo Padilla.
Ua Pau... this previous Membership Meeting was held on Tuesday, Apr. 11, 2017.
Mahalo Valerie Monson for sharing your manaʻo on Kalaupapa
Ka ‘Ohana O Kalaupapa, an ohana of Kalaupapa patients, their family members and friends, is dedicated to promoting the value and dignity of every individual exiled to Kalaupapa, Molokai since 1866. This organization serves as a resource to help shape the community’s future, assist with the interpretation of history, educate the public and make certain that the legacy of Kalaupapa will remain a living inspiration and testament for generations to come.
When: Tuesday, Apr. 11, 2017
Where: Maui Tropical Plantation in Waikapū.
Speaker: Valerie Monson,
award-winning journalist who has been interviewing and writing about the people of Kalaupapa, Molokai since 1989 and has published more than 150 articles.
Catered Dinner Buffet: Kalei’s Lunch Box
This was popular and well attended event, Valerie used a video and slides to bring alive not just the history but individual faces and stories of some of the people sent to Kalaupapa. She shared the extensive preservation efforts that Ka ‘Ohana O Kalaupapa is in the midst of conducting; documenting and digitizing the history. As a new resource, they have already helped over 700 families reconnect with their ancestors and learn their stories. She also informed us of the efforts and fundraising for the Kalaupapa Memorial, sharing a conceptual drawing and the significance of the design.
Check out the pictures from the Annual Meeting Dinner in June 2016!
Photos from prior General Meetings
Sorry, NO Event in November...
There will no November Talk Story/Social
Ua Pau... this previous Social Event was held on Tuesday, September 12, 2017.
September Talk Story/Social (Ua Pau...)
a unique, special evening of wine and music...
Where: Leis Family Class Act Restaurant
2nd level Paʻina Bldg on UHMC Campus at 310 W Kaahumanu Ave, Kahului, HI 96732
Host: Amy Hānaialiʻi Gilliom
Talk Story: Singer-Songwriter, Amy Hānaialiʻi Gilliom, Hawaiʻi’s top-selling female vocalist of all time will be our host, entertaining us and introducing us to Hānaialiʻi Fine Wines for Bottle signing and tasting. MNHCoC provided pupus, water and soft drinks.
Maui's own Amy Hānaialiʻi Gilliom provided an amazing evening of entertaining storytelling, music and wine. She provided an intimate look at her roots, her Hawaiian legacy and the influences and experiences that shaped who she is today. She shared the various twists and turns of her life. Amy closed with a "teaser" to watch for exciting things to come with her upcoming showroom production: "The Hawaiian Room" at a yet to be disclosed location. Guests will be treated to a unique mix of a tribute to the 1939 New York "Hawaiian Room" brought to you by cutting edge technology... wow!
Ua Pau... this previous Social Event was held on Tuesday, May 16, 2017.
Open Mic and An Evening with Molonai Hola (Ua Pau...)
When: Tuesday, May 16, beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Where: Maui Tropical Plantation in Waikapū (Tram Station).
Guest: Molonai Hola
Our special guest is a Polynesian businessman and will be sharing his accomplished experiences, perspectives, and visions. More Bio details are available here...
Pupus (with no host bar) by Pukalani Superette.Ua Pau...
Photos from prior Social MNHCoC Meetings