Mainland Council 1st Quarterly Meeting, February 7&8, 2020
17 Hawaiian Civic Clubs make up the Mainland Council Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs on the continent.
All 17 clubs were represented by their Pelekikena or MC Representative.
Two days of meetings gave each club a chance to introduce or re-introduce themselves to each other reaffirming our special bond across the continent.
Much dialog with concerns and resolution were apart of a free flow conversation throughout the weekend.
MCAHCC was privy to having AOHCC Pelekikena Hailama Farden and Executive Director, Native Hawaiian Education Council, Elena Farden, With their combined efforts, council members were treated to a thought process, Pu`ulu, fact finding, listening to help facilitate a platform.
Pelekikena Farden also shared the theme and feeling of this years convention;
`Ai `a i ka lahui........ WELO! To hold fast to that which is ours. Let it wave on high!
Na Lei Makalpua also welcomed two clubs officially, to our `Ohana.
1. Na `Oiwi Hawai`i Northern Nevada HCC, Pelekikena Mohalapua Banner and Alaka`i Kawaiola.
2. Ka `Aha Lahui o `Olekona HCC of Oregan, Pelekikena Noelani Rivera and Alaka`i Christine Ladd.
Carol Johnson of Kauahi Anaina HCC of Orem Utah, conducted our 1st rehearsal for `Aha Mele, a friendly Acapella competition held at convention. Our segment should raise the bar a bit high this year. Aunty Carol is always so passionate in conducting practice that makes it more imperative to do well.