Pelekikena 'Elele Waha 'Ole
Aloha mai Kakou ame Hau’oli Makahiki Hou,
As 2018 begins, we at LVHCC are looking forward to a fun filled year of activities. We start the year with 4 new club officers and board
members who will support the vision and progression of this club for 2018.
This year LVHCC will be celebrating our 29th 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. Plans are in place to begin the process of searching for rental space to begin our community center. This is a dream
many have had, but none have executed.
We invite you to become a member and be active in all activities we have planned for 2018. With supportive community effort, we will
be able to accomplish all goals and tasks we have planned for our Polynesian/Hawaiian community here in Las Vegas.
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 2018 -2019:
Hope Pelekikena Mua Vice President: Hartwell Ku
Pu'uku Treasurer: Diane Candelora
Papa Ho’oholo Board Member: Lee Burnet
Papa Ho’oholo Board Member: Ku’uleialoha Rogers
Papa Ho’oholo Board Member: Mel Borje
Mainland Council & Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs Koho Mua Representative: Gail Wright
Returning Officers and Board Members:
Pelekikena President: Dorinda Puanani Burnet
Kakau 'Olelo Ho'opa'a Secretary: Patrick Filbert
Papa Ho’oholo Board Member: Gerri Ho'omanawanui
Pelekekina Iho Nei Immediate Past President: Tieri Pa'ahana Bissen
We also extend a sincere Mahalo nui loa to our out-going 2016-2017 Officers & Board Members for their leadership & kokua (help):
Hope Pelekekina Mua Vice President: Owen Kimo Wong
Pu'uku Treasurer: Larry Gove
Papa Ho’oholo Board Member: Delwayne Arakaki
Significant events in 2017
LVHCC celebrated its 28th Annual Pacific islander Festival & Ho'oluale’a at the Henderson Events Center (09/09-10/2017). Congratulations to the
Ho’olaule’a Komike under the keen leadership & organization of Delwayne Arakaki, Oni Onekea, Gail Wright, Owen Wong, and Ku’ulei Rogers.
We expanded our efforts to interact with the community this past year for events including partnering with the City of Las Vegas's to coordinate
vendors and pre-movie entertainment for a showing of "Moana" in the Ward 6 Centennial Park & at the Lowman Elementary School near Nellis Air
Force Base. We were also very honored to be asked by the Las Vegas Museum of Natural History to plan and create a Makahiki display for the
museum's annual "A December to Remember" event depicting various culture's traditions during the holiday season.
Me kealoha pumehana,
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.