May 2016 Newsletter
CLUB QUIETLY MARKS ITS 53RD BIRTHDAY
It was Hauoli la hanau (Happy Birthday) for the Wakinikona Hawaiian Club at our April meeting/potluck on Sat, Apr 23rd at the Newport Hills Swim & Tennis Club in Bellevue. We had about 20 members, plus guests who enjoyed dinner including a couple of Hawaiian kine food items and a big cake to celebrate this special occasion. There was some time for kanikapila involving several long-time members of the club. Most notably among the singers and musicians were Larry Kamahele, Reidar Smith and Peter Nova. It was a treat to see and then hear Peter as he has been slowed by a stroke over a year ago. It never ceases to amaze how music and good friendship can put a spark in a person’s life. Keep chugging along, Peter! See photo
Following up on an item in last month’s newsletter, a couple of WHC members attended the Hawaiian community meeting on Hawaiian Self Governance on Sun, May 1st at the APCC in Tacoma. It was a good opportunity coordinated by April Baker from the Moku Aina a Wakinekona Hawaiian Civic Club (MAWHCC) to hear a variety of differing opinions, historical perspectives, corrections and clarifications of misinformation, and some broadening of understanding on a couple of issues. We were very fortunate to have in attendance a Hawaiian who was born and educated here in the PNW who was visiting his parents. Derek Kaunoe is a lawyer serving as OHA’s governance manager and, thus has extensive knowledge about all the divisive issues surrounding Hawaiian selfgovernance. His comments were his personal insights and not speaking on behalf of OHA. Some takeaways: —If you haven’t already done so, get yourself enrolled in Kanaiolowalu at
www.kanaiolowalu.org —Go to the new website to learn more about this current effort on Hawaiian nation building-- www.HawaiianNation.com —Share all of this with your ‘ohana. Encourage them to similarly enroll, so they can vote when the time comes. We’re forming a lahui and they need to be on board to have their voices heard
Wakinikona Hawaiian Club Officers
Trustee - One yr Term
Trustee - Two yr Term
Trustee - Three yr Term
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Proper Preparation Improves Chances for Success
Retired Lt. Colonel, U.S Army,
Po'o Wa'a of the Hui Wa'a O Wakinikona Outrigger Canoe Team. Kamehameha Alumnus 1961.