Actively Participating in the Promotion, Perpetuation and Practice of the

Native Hawaiian Culture and Values Throughout Arizona




au Kanaka no Hawai’i exists to perpetuate the Hawaiian culture and to support the interests of other Polynesian, Pacific Islander and Native American cultures throughout the Valley of the Sun.



July 13, 2019 General Business Meeting

Scottsdale Shadows Apts, Scottsdale Shadows 7800 E. Camelback Rd Scottsdale, AZ 85251 Room: Lounge area near pool. Tell the guard at the gate we are guests of Ka’imi Valdez, resident in Bldg 25, Unit 101. 4:30-7PM General Business Meeting, Potluck: American favorites dinner & desert items Topics: Luau report, June business meeting report, OHA 2020 census information, 2019 Kauai Convention preview, Papa Ola Lokahi return workshops in December, 2019 Membership Committee process and review, Planning Committee needs for Christmas party, 2020-22 Officer & Board Elections for Nov/Dec. Volunteer requests for July – October events. Ka’imi Valdez host



August 10, 2019 General Business Meeting

Hawaiian Cultural Presentation, “Hawaii’s Evolving Culture, What’s Old, New, Borrowed and What’s Controversial and Why.” (See July and August Newsletter background article.) 10:45 AM – 3 PM, Pine Shadows Clubhouse MHC 2050 W State Route 89A, Cottonwood, AZ 86326. The seven roundabouts are now complete coming from I-17 on Route 260 West. Potluck theme is “any kind favorite food” The club will provide the meat, rice drinks, paper plates, cups and plastic utensils. We’ll set up and eat immediately followed by a brief business meeting. The presentation starts at 1 PM. Hosts: Kehau & Ka’imiloa Chrisman & Halau Hula Napuaokalei’ilima.


August 15, 2019 Natural Grocers Hawaiian Culture Promotion

13802 N. Scottsdale Rd. suite #110, Scottsdale, AZ 85254, August 15th 10 AM-5PM. Angela Wray, BS, NDTR.

Nutritional Health Coach & Sales Promotion. The store is having a Hawaiian theme for the day’s promotion. We’ve been asked to staff an information booth to promote our club and the Hawaiian culture. We’d like to get at least 5-6 volunteers to staff the information table and hand our club information in 2-3 hours shifts. We’’ll put up a static display of our club photos, provide membership applications and direct people to our website. Contact our email at if you’d like to help.



September 21, 2019 General Business Meeting

Leisure World Becher's hale 2771 Leisure World Mesa 85206: 4:30-7PM Potluck: American Theme, Business Meeting: Topics: TBD. 7-9PM Kanikapila. Hosts Fred & Nancy Becher and members of SIUB. More details pending..


Kaimikahu Hale O Hula i te Fa'a o te Mahana

Lei Hulu Workshop date change with Aunty Loke to June 22 & 23 Saturday & Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m Location: Scottsdale Shadows 7800 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale, AZ   Fee $75. For more information please go to to register. The last day to sign up is June 10th so that Aunty knows the quantity of feathers to bring.

10/27/2019 Nā Palapalai Concert Coming to the Chandler Center for the Arts

Chandler Center for the Arts will be hosting Kuana Torres Kahele and his world renowned group, Nā Palapalai, for one performance at 2 PM. Tickets are now on sale at

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