Our club organized in 1981 from a handful of homesick Hawaiians in Arizona, yearning for Hawaiian food, hula, music and regular kanikapila friendship and has grown to a wonderful mix of 275 Arizona malihini (visitors) and kama’aina (native born) families. In 2010, LKNH joined the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs (AHCC) and the Mainland Council of the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs (MCAHCC). Since its inception, we have fostered a membership rich in Hawaiian culture and ultimately embraced all cultures throughout the state of Arizona.
We exist to perpetuate the rich cultures of Polynesia and promote the Aloha Spirit throughout the Valley of the Sun. We encourage our island melded cultures to sustain the Aloha Spirit within the civic and social activities we provide. We meet at least monthly in a variety of social and cultural events and provide a first-rate monthly newsletter.
Lau Kanaka no Hawai’i exists to perpetuate the Hawaiian Culture and support the interests of other Polynesian, Pacific Islander and Native American cultures throughout the Valley of the Sun. Our club fosters family values and business acumen grounded in Hawaiian customs and principles, providing Hawaiian cultural learning for the community at large and demonstrating good leadership and citizenship throughout Arizona