With club officers’ terms ending on Dec 31st, club president, Kimo Douglas had to ensure our meeting selected a nominating committee. The committee will be composed of the following: Anne Dahlin, Stan Dahlin, Mike Sturrock, Bryan Pule and Lani Haase. They will find members who are interested in serving, then put together a slate of candidates before the membership at the October meeting. Members will also be allowed to make nominations from the floor. Then at the November meeting, attending members will be asked to vote for the officer for the 3-term starting on January 1, 2017. If you are interested serving as a club officer and an active member, please contact one of the five members of the nominating commit
As in any organization, it takes people to step forward to get things done. Our kupuna kahiko (ancestors) knew this well and set values of laulima (cooperation, working together, many hands) and lokahi (unity, agreement, unison, harmony) in order to develop strong communities and improve the life and well being of their ahuapua’a. The Wakinikona Hawaiian Club is part of your community and it too relies on its members to step forward in the spirit of laulima and lokahi. Think about, then take action to see how you can help out, or continue to help. Every 3 years we elect club officers (Pres, VP, Secretary, Treasurer, Chaplain & Sgt-at-Arms), Trustees. We have relied on the same individuals time and again, and often than not, these are our kupuna members. It is well past time for others to step forward and pitch in so our elder members can relinquish responsibilities they’ve borne for at least a decade. While these kupuna may not outwardly show their readiness or willingness to transition their duties, they would be pleased to see the younger generation take hold and start shouldering more responsibility. We need all new officers starting in January, and could also use a corresponding secretary to take over the club newsletter and a book keeper to maintain our accounting records. All are volunteer positions which give great opportunity for learning and self development. Contact Mike Sturrock or Stan Dahlin on our nominating committee. If you would like to learn more about how you can serve your club, please talk to the club president, Kimo Douglas, any of the trustees or to the corresponding secretary, Stan Dahlin. The club needs you to go forward
The 9th Annual Live Aloha Hawaiian Cultural Festival enlivens Seattle Center with the culture and celebration of Native Hawai`i. Some of the over 50,000 Hawaiian Islanders who call Washington their home share their homeland’s colorful history through live performances of the hula and mele as well as historical exhibits, films, Hawaiian craft workshops, a Hawaiian marketplace, keiki activities and ono food. This year’s Festival features a free performance by headlining award-winning artist Raiatea Helm! Please visit our website for more information! Sunday, September 11, 2016 . Web: www.seattlelivealohafestival.com
Raiatea Mokihana Maile Helm made history in 2006 as Hawai‘i’s first solo female vocalist ever to receive a Grammy Nomination for her sophomore CD “Sweet and Lovely.”
At 21 years old, she was one of the youngest performers to attend the 42nd Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California. It was a remarkable achievement when you consider that she comes from the tiny island of Moloka‘i, Hawai‘i, a mere wisp of volcanic land in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
Look for many of our club members at the festival. Lani Haase will be demonstrating how to make a hawaiian lei at 1:00 pm in the Armory. Karen and Heidi Yoshida are also great Wakinikona volunteers and assist in many Live Aloha festivities .