Date Organized: July 1, 1989
Date Chartered by AOHCC: July 28, 1989
Club Pua: 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 Kakou e 'ohana o LVHCC
Hau’oli Makahiki Hou.
We greet the New Year with exciting expectations and plans for the Las Vegas Hawaiian Civic Club.
First, please welcome and congratulate our newly elected Officers and Board of Directors 2017 -2018:
Pelekikena President: Dorinda Puanani Burnet
Kakau 'Olelo Ho'opa'a Secretary: Patrick Filbert
Papa Ho’oholo Board Member: Kimo Harward (departed / position vacant)
Papa Ho’oholo Board Member: Ku’uleialoha Rogers
Papa Ho’oholo Board Member: Gerri Ho’omanawanui
Returning Officers and Board Members:
Hope Pelekikena Mua 1st Vice President: Owen Kimo Wong
Pu`uku Treasurer: Larry Gove
Papa Ho’oholo Board Member: Delwayne Arakaki
Mainland Council & Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs Kalaimoku: Gail Wright
We also extend a sincere mahalo nui loa to our out-going 2015-2016 Officers and Board Members for their leadership and kokua (help/support):
Pelekekina President (and now First Past President) Tieri Pa’ahana Bissen
Kakau 'Olelo Ho’opa’a Secretary: Mohala Reed
LVHCC celebrated its 26th Annual Prince Jonah Kuhio Ho'oluale’a at the Henderson Events Center. 09/11-12/2016 was a celebration of Community – E Ho'omau loa aku Which means be the change in our Hawaiian/Polynesian community to Unite and Preserve, Cherish, and Continue the customs and traditions of our island homes. We were blessed to have the Who's who of Southern Nevada’s Hawaiian/Polynesian community share their talents on stage with us. Some of those were:
Kailiha`o Hula Vincent Souza & BJ Souza
Nani Ola Hawaiian Dance Company Kanani Pharr Cadaoas
Halau Hula `O Kaleimomi Sheldeen and Gary Haleamau
Polynesian Rhythms Emily Pierce
Ku'u Wai Hula from Waipahu
Kamea from Southern California
Congratulations to the Ho’olaule’a Komike under the keen leadership & organization of Dorinda Burnet, Delwayne Arakaki, Gail Wright, Owen Wong, Oni Onekea, and Ku’uleialoha Rogers.
Last but not least, we were so very pleased to be invited by the Boyd Gaming to participate in its 2016 Annual Trees of Hope Competition. LVHCC was awarded 3rd Place among other notable non-profit organizations during the California Hotel & Casino event
Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation: $2,000.00
9th Island Cultural Club of Las Vegas: $ 1,500.00
Las Vegas Hawaiian Civic Club: $1,000.00
Honorary Mentions: FIRST Nevada, First Friday Foundation ($375.00/ea)
Looking forward to 2017, our Board is up and ready!
We are busy adding to our calendar of events and being of service to our community, or E KOKUA 'ANA. We invite you to attend our upcoming general membership meeting/potluck from 6-8pm every second Tuesday of each month at the ReFlame Ministries offices at 953 E Sahara Ave, Suite F-1, Las Vegas, NV 89104 (next to the Las Vegas Roller Hockey center). E Komo mai! Share our culture and customs with your 'ohana and hoaloha (family and friends). Together we can build a supportive Hawaiian/Polynesian community here in Las Vegas that we have adopted as the "9th Island." Be an active member of the oldest and most contacted Hawaiian organization here, the Las Vegas Hawaiian Civic Club.
Me kealoha pumehana