Approved in November 2018, our resolution (below) to develop a Cultural Center here in Las Vegas takes a step forward!
This is a terrific milestone and now developing a business plan, working to identify a location/work with the City of Las Vegas, and start to identify what opening, operating, and maintaining such a Cultural Center would entail is the next step.
Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs
Founded 1959 - Honolulu, HI link to page
ASSOCIATION OF HAWAIIAN CIVIC CLUBS HISTORY
Compiled 2006-07 by Dot Uchima, AHCC Recording Secretary
“The Hawaiian civic club movement was the fulfillment of a dream for Prince
Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole (26 Mar 1871 – 7 Jan 1922), who was born in
Koloa, Kauai Island. In 1895 he joined Queen Liliuokalani to help re-
establish her government that ended unsuccessfully. Prince Kuhio served as
congressional delegate from 1902 to 1922, during which time he secured
Congressional approval of $27 million for the establishment of Pearl Harbor
and Hawaii National Parks; represented the Territory of Hawaii and
introduced the first statehood legislation. He fathered the Hawaiian
homestead program initiated by Congressional Act in 1921, and was anxious
that his people know more about government and the community at large to
carry on the tradition of civic responsibility that he felt was vital to the
development of Hawaii and its people for a better way of life.
Prince Kuhio believed that the future of the Hawaiian community and its
people could be protected and promoted only through an organized effort by
Hawaiian leadership. He believed that the Hawaiians should help their young
people secure an education that would enable them to compete successfully
in the new cultural environment introduced to Hawaii in the 19th
century. Thus the Hawaiian Civic Club was formed with the objective of
providing scholarship aid for the education of Hawaiian students; of
preserving and promoting the Hawaiian heritage, traditions, language and
culture; of promoting and supporting organizations interested in improving the
conditions of the Hawaiian people and community at large as well as
legislation beneficial to the Hawaiian community; and of perpetuating the
values that dignify all human life, which are the moral and ethical foundation
of our cultural expressions that comprise a unique, rich and enduring legacy
of the first people of Hawaii nei.
In 1918, Prince Kuhio chose as the first president of the organized Hawaiian
Civic Club (now called the Hawaiian Civic Club of Honolulu and often referred
to as the “mother club” – [Honolulu (organized 7 December 1918]) a rising
young Hawaiian attorney and a recent college graduate, William H. Heen,
Esq., whose subsequent career in politics and government spanned more
than 40 years."
Read more in this larger history document that covers the years