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Ua Pau... the 2017 Business Fest has concluded... 
(Event photos will be posted soon...)

       (ua pau) at King Kamehameha Golf Club in Waikapū (new venue for 2017)

          Exploring the new federal NATIVE Act 
             (Native American Tourism and Improving Visitor Experience Act)
                           and its potential for indigenous focused tourism,
                     and a real opportunity to spur our local economy and and 
                     share our history and culture with the rest of the world.

      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
                                             Speaker List

MNHCoC year-end Christmas Celebration!

When:      Wednesday, December 13, beginning at 5:30 pm
Where:     Maui Ocean Center in Waikapū -at Maʻalaea Harbor 

Cost:        $80 per person

In lieu of a formal presentation, the December membership dinner will feature the music of Maui’s own Ikaika Blackburn. Ikaika is a gifted ‘ukulele player and founding member of the Nā Hōkū Hanohano award-winning trio Nā Hoa.  In 2015, Nā Hoa received a Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award for Extended Play Album of the Year for Cha-Lang-A-Lang Christmas.  

The evening will open with networking and passed pūpū followed by a sumptuous buffet featuring Beef Medallions & Mushroom with Merlot Demi-Glace, Macadamia Encrusted Mahimahi with Citrus Beurre Blanc, and Garlic & Herb Roasted Chicken, accompanied by a full complement of side dishes. The meal will conclude with a selection of holiday desserts and Kona coffee

Advance RSVP required, no later than (Fri) December 8, 2017
Sorry, Payment no longer taken at the Door... 

RSVP & Pay online for December 13 Christmas Party:
RSVP/Pay 2017 Christmas Celebration
Wish to pay via phone instead? Call Shirley Blackburn (808) 757-3045.

Ua Pau... this previous Membership Meeting was held on Tuesday, August 8, 2017.

August General Membership Meeting (New Board Members Installation) (Ua Pau...)

Where:        Maui Tropical Plantation in Waikapū -Tram Station
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.

Ua Pau...

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). 

Guest Speakers...
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...)

A decade ago Mike "Coach" Atherton, MNHCoC member and our generous host at the Maui Tropical Plantation, moved to Maui. Since then, Mike has been working with the community on his dream for a “complete and entire community.” Last Tuesday evening, "Coach" charmed us with a detailed reveal of his "Agri-hood" vision: Waikapū County Town. The plan is an ever-evolving vision, largely based on previous lessons learned and enormous feedback and participation by the community.  Mike emphasized that the only way to get anything done on Maui is to talk to the community first. Just a few features included in the plan is a Waiale Road extension, significant affordable housing, senior housing, retail, work-live units, community gardens, a new elementary school, a Hawaiian Language Immersion School, open space and significant agriculture activities from cattle to various partners such as Kumu Farms and Pacific Biodiesel with their sunflowers. Utilities self-sufficiency is also part of the story with water rights and itʻs own well (with a dual water distribution system), and power coming from a combination PV Solar farm, Windmills and Hydro recapture. A natural wastewater recycle recharge is in the design as well. The location is a natural expansion direction for Kahului and Wailuku. By the end of the evening, Mike proved to be, not only the charming host that he always is but also a leader with a comprehensive and well-thought out vision to bring Waikapū Town back into prominence in a sustainable way that we can all be proud of and embrace with a sense of place. 

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.

Hawaiian Cuisine Dinner Buffet by Daniʻs Catering was superb.  Lots to eat and delicious.  
View original event Press Release...   Board election press release still to come. 

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
 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 

Ua Pau...
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  

Watch for announcements for upcoming December Member Holiday Party...

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... 

When: September 12, 2017, Tues, 5:30 pm
Where: Leis Family Class Act Restaurant  
2nd level Paʻina Bldg on UHMC Campus at 310 W Kaahumanu Ave, Kahului, HI   96732 
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!

And what would an appearance of Amy be without a musical performance? Amy closed with a performance of one of her favorite compositions, "Kaulana Waialua A'o Molokai".

Basic details of this event can be found in the past September Press Release.  

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...
Last night was a wonderful and thoughtful evening with Molonai and his beautiful wife Lindsay. Molonai shared his vision of doing business with a sense of place and introduced a proposal to create an Impact Investing Fund with the Maui Native Hawaiian Chamber Foundation which spurred a lot of comment and sharing of manaʻo.  The fund would support small businesses and programs within Maui County and communities served to enhance the quality of life and create a sense of place.  Unique to this effort is not only up-front funding and enabling of culturally sensitive projects but the sharing of both equity and a cashflow from any profits. The fund also intends to provide business education and management career opportunities for the Maui Native Hawaiian Chamber and itʻs members. Several members shared their thoughts -both enthusiasm and cautions of things not to forget.  

Mahalo nui to Maui Tropical Plantation for being such a wonderful venue; to member Pukalani Superette for the ono pupus and delicious cake for desert; to members, the Blackburns, Maui Land Broker & Property Management Inc, for the use of their screen and projector; and to all the attendees and guests that shared stories.


Photos from prior Social MNHCoC Meetings