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 with local Las Vegas Asian Pacific Islander organizations to identify a location/work with the City of Las Vegas, and start to plan how such a Cultural Center would operate/be maintained is the next step.


BACKGROUND


  • First step occurred in June 2018 when members of the Board of Directors traveled to Washington DC to attend a Mainland Council Meeting
  • They had the opportunity to visit the Capitol Building and speak with several Nevada Congresswomen and staff of one of Nevada's Senators about this topic
  • The next step was drafting the resolution (below) to be presented at the November 2018 Association of Hawaiian Civic Club's annual convention​


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


 PREFACE     

                 
 “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

 between 1959-2007