Lau Kānaka No Hawaiʻi Hawaiian Civic Club of Arizona

100+

Active Members & Growing

Organized in 1981

Longest Running Hawaiian Club in AZ

1st

Hawaiian Club in Phoenix

AHCC

Member of the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs

MCAHCC

Member of the Mainland Council of the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs

Actively Participating in the Promotion, Perpetuation and Practice of the Native Hawaiian Culture and Values Throughout Arizona

Our Beginnings
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.

Our Mission
Lau Kānaka No Hawaiʻi 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

TRADITIONS
Traditionally at each gathering, we strive to:

Offer the opening Pule (prayer) done by a member,
Share a welcome with exchange (Anoi’oi) by the Leader
Read a short simple agenda (Papakumu Mano’a) Enjoy the meal (Pa’ina)
Present the business or activity (Oi’hana)


OUR OLI: “Aloha E Alikona”
ʻO na kupa o Hawaiʻi makou, e Mai ʻAlikona mai makou, e O Hawaiʻi ko makou aloha, e I ko makou naʻau, e I na manawa apau loa, e Aloha e, Aloha e, Aloha e​

We are citizens of Hawaiʻi We are from Arizona Hawaiʻi is our love, In our minds and hearts, always Aloha, Aloha, Aloha