Date Organized: July 1, 1989
Date Chartered by AOHCC: July 28, 1989
Club Pua (Flower): Carnation and Ohai Ali'i
Club Colors: Red and Gold
Club Motto (Hawaiian): Kulia E Loa'a Ka Na'auao
Club Motto (English): Strive to obtain wisdom
To promote and perpetuate the traditional values and cultural expertise of Native Hawaiians.
To promote educational projects for the benefit of any race (but with primary emphasis on the people of Hawaiian Ancestry or Hawai'i born) and to assist in furthering their
education with the aid of scholarships.
To unite members into one harmonious group, working to promote the principles of good government.
To take an active interest in the civic, economic, social, health and moral welfare of the community and the people of Hawaiian ancestry.
To provide a forum for the free discussion of issues in the public interest and programs beneficial to the Hawaiian community.
To perpetuate the traditions, mele (songs) and chants (oli), culture, customs, and Hawaiian language of Hawai'i and to encourage their use.
Pelekikena 'Elele Waha 'Ole
Aloha mai Kakou ame Hau’oli Makahiki Hou,
As 2020 begins, we at LVHCC are looking forward to a fun filled year of activities. We start the year with 2 new club officers and some
changes in the board with some folks moving up to new positions and others returning.
This year LVHCC will be celebrating our 31st year of existence. That says a lot because Las Vegas is known as a very transient city.
We have had our good years and challenging years but through it all, WE SURVIVED! Now we are looking forward to being more
visible in our community.
The Club has expanded it's interaction with Asian American Pacific Islander organizations to continue progress on developing a
community center for the native Hawaiian, and Hawaiian at heart, population of Las Vegas. We've also brought several resolutions to
the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs last November that included our support for a specific Native Hawaiian Census block to check
to ensure our Lahui is properly counted and resources are dedicated for their welfare and benefit.
We invite you to become a member and be active in all activities we have planned for 2020. These include fundraisers, continuation of
our Na Mea Hawai'i series, and strengthening our links to not just our Hawaiian 'Ohana here in Las Vegas but related organizations to
strengthen our links together.
Imua kakou a me Kulia e loa'a ka na'auao
Let us proceed forward as we strive to obtain and preserve the wisdom, culture and traditions of our heritage
Please welcome and congratulate our newly elected Officers and Board of Directors 2020-2021:
Hope Pelekikena Mua 1st Vice President: Doreen Hall
Hope Pelekikena 'Elua 2nd Vice President: Nate Makaiwi (Term ends December 2020)
Pu'uku Treasurer: Nicole-Rene Petri
Papa Ho’oholo Director: Maggie Perry (elected August 2019)
Papa Ho'oholo Director: Debra Chock (Elected in February 2020)
Mainland Council & Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs Koho Mua Representative: Gail Wright
Returning Officers and Board Members:
Pelekikena President: Dorinda Puanani Burnet (2nd term, ends December 2020)
Kakau 'Olelo Ho'opa'a Secretary: Patrick Filbert (2nd term, ends December 2020)
Papa Ho’oholo Director: Lee Burnet (term ends December 2020)
Pelekikena Iho Nei Immediate Past President: Tieri Pa'ahana Bissen
We also extend a sincere Mahalo nui loa to our out-going 2018-19 Officers & Board Members for their leadership & kokua
Hope Pelekikena 'Elua 2nd Vice President: Larry Gove
Pu'uku Treasurer: Charlene Gove
Papa Ho’oholo Board Member: Nate Makaiwi
Papa Ho’oholo Board Member: Joseph Serrao
Mainland Council & Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs Koho Mua Representative: Tieri Pa'ahana Bissen
Significant events in 2019
2019 saw us holding our annual business Aha’aina event to bring local Pacific Islander businesses and organizations together, hosting the
Mainland Council of the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs’ 1st quarter meeting in February, and expanded ties with Nevada Congressional
representatives while interacting with Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) organizations to continue work to realize a community
center. Club Board Members also provided testimony to the Las Vegas City Council on a number of AAPI efforts and awarded college
scholarships to two very deserving High School students.
We conducted a free ‘Ohana Day potluck at Sunset Park in August, welcomed Fall with a Chili Bento fundraiser, and supported a Moana
movie in the park at the Henderson Pavilion. We created a Makahiki display for the 3rd year in a row at the Las Vegas Museum of Natural
History and decorated a tree for the Boyd Gaming annual “Trees of Hope” fundraiser—and won 3rd Place! We closed out the year with our
annual Kalikimaka Buffet where we honored five local Hawaiians of influence and had vendor booths at crafts fairs and at Na Hula Hali’a
Aloha Cultural Preservations’ annual Kalikimaka event.
Me kealoha pumehana,