HOLUALOA FAMILY REUNION MEETING

 

MINUTES

 

Meeting Date: 22 Feb 03

Place:              Arviella (Butchie) Kelii

 89-234 Pililaau Avenue, Waianae, Hi  96792

Phone:              (808) 668-7650 or (808) 668-4739

Website:  http://august2003ohanareunion.homestead.com/

 

MEETING CALLED TO ORDER:

James Kelii, a.k.a. Kimo, will refer to hereafter as Kimo.

 

MAHALO’S TO:

Genny Hamilton and her daughter Dawn Whalen, for the intense documented genealogy resource and searches.  Genny have compiled updating documents for the Holualoa families.  Dawn Whalen, present via phone conference, shared her mana’o and volunteered in area’s of newsletters, etc…

 

Special Mahalo goes out to all Ohana for taking the time out from your busy schedule to attend this meeting.  Mahalo to all who were unable to attend but still have interest to our reunion.  Mahalo to Puanani (a.k.a. Butchie) Kelii for the opening PULE!

 

With all due respect; we send our condolences to the Lacaden Ohana for the late Romona Gay Lacaden whom passed away and went home to Glory.  May she rest in peace!  We understood the absence of the Lacaden and Kamalii Ohana from this meeting.  Our deepest sympathy!

 

ROLL CALL (Introduction of Family Members): 

 

Family members introduced themselves in the following order:  Name, To which of the first generation Holualoa sisters they branch off from, whom in the first, second, third, fourth, fifth and/or sixth generation they are related to.

 

Note:  (#) indicates generation.  Bold print name & (D) indicates deceased.

FROM (#1)-ELIZABETH AKAU (D):

(#2)-James Pohaku Akau Sr.

                        (#3)-Beatrice & Herbert HewLen

                                    (#4)-Herbert Sonny HewLen

(#2)-Sarah Waialae (D)

                        (#3)-Puanani (Butchie) Kelii

                                    (#4)-Rogeitte & Manny Bernardino

                                                (#5)-Kaimana Bernardino, Coreena Bernardino, Ikaia

        Bernardino

                                    (#4)-James (Kimo) Kelii

                                    (#4)-Arviella Kelii-Benavides

                                                (#5)-Lehua Zuniga, Leupena Zuniga, Kawika Zuniga

                                                (#5)-Lehua & Rodell Kearse

                                                            (#6)-Ledell Kearse, Christian Kearse

 

FROM (#1) ELIZABETH AKAU (D):

(#2)-Dora Brown Martinez

      *Francis Brown Sr.

                        (#3)-Fern Brown Delos Santos

(#3)-Aileen Brown-Camello

                        (#3)-Lopaka Brown

(#2)-Robert Akau (D)

                        (#3)-Robert (Bobby) Akau, Jr.

            (#2)-Ethel Akau Kahili

(#2)-Norman & Delcie Akau, Sr.

 

FROM (#1) VICTORIA PALAKIKO (D):

(#2)-Robert Papapa Palakiko

                        (#3)-Robert Westbrooks

(#2)-    Victoria “Kolea” Palakiko Woods (D):

                        (#3)-Geroldine Woods-Naki

                                    (#4)-Geroldine Leilani-Loa Woods-Naki Kane

(#5)-Geroldine Woods-Naki Kane, Wayne Kekoa Naki

Kane, (E kalamai) Leilani Woods-Naki Kane’s                           (daughter)

                        (#3)-Emily Segundo-Hee

                                    (#4)-Shantelle Segundo, Samantha Segundo

                        (#3)-Victoria Sebetich

                                    (#4)-Victoria Maikai Sebetich

 (#2)-Rose (Loke) Livres (D)

                        (#3)-Vincent Livres

(#2)-Same person above: Rose (Loke) Repercio (D)

                        (#3)-James Repercio

                                    (#4)-Kapa-Ann Repercio

(#2)-Daniel Palakiko

                        (#3)-Daniel & Rose Palakiko, Jr.

                                    (#4)-(E kalamai) Daniel & Rose Palakiko Jr’s Son

 

FROM (#1) RACHEL KUHIA-KAMALII-VILORIA:

(#2)-David & Kahiti Kuhia

                        (#3)-Kekela Miller

                        (#3)-Charlene Kuhia  (Jr’s wife)

                                    (#4)-Charlene (David Jr’s daughter)

 

 

OLD & NEW BUSINESS COMBINED:

 

1.                  DATE:

In the old business, family members present at the first meeting selected two dates.  They are as follow:

a)      August 15, 16, 17

b)      August 22, 23, 24

Family members were informed to go home and talk it over with their Ohana and to return at the Feb 22, 2003 meeting with their votes.

In the new business, voting for the reunion date was done.  By majority votes by all present at the Holualoa Ohana meeting—our reunion date is:  a) August 15, 16, 17, 2003.  Voting Closed!  However, suggestion b) August 22, 23, 24 has been agreed upon as an alternate date should we are unable to secure Ma’ili Beach Park for our voted date.

 

2.                  PLACE:

In the old business, Ma’ili (Maili) Beach Park selected.  By majority votes by all present at the first Holualoa meeting—our reunion place will be at:  Ma’ili Beach Park.  Voting Closed!

Reminder-This is a long holiday weekend-STATEHOOD ADMISSION HOLIDAY! 

CHAIRPERSON (S):  Beatrice & Herbert HewLen will attempt to secure the permit for the reunion to take place at Ma’ili Beach Park. A deposit to secure the area must be paid for at time of registration.   It was stated that they might face difficulties securing the area due to the long weekend holiday and the first come first serve/get policy.

 

CAMPING:  Beatrice & Herbert will obtain permits for camping 2 nights and 3 days.  Family members should be at Ma’ili Beach Park Friday to set up their tents.  Question, regarding setting up camping tents Thursday evening?  Can this be done?  Yes, provided it’s within the boundaries of camping permit and no one complains about early set up.  See Beatrice & Herbert for more information at next meeting, March 22, 2003 for accurate answer.

 

SECURING SPACE:  Although we have the permits secured to utilize Ma’ili Beach Park, we are in need of Holualoa Ohana Members to act as Site Securities to save parking space area, camping site areas, and reunion site areas.  We will need these securities to come out to Ma’ili Beach Park on Thursday afternoon and/or evening.

 

3.                  TIME:

Camping-There was no set time given.  Only days of when you may set up and break down camp.

Reunion- There was no set starting time given.  More to be announced at next meeting, March 22, 2003.  Specifics will be discussed upon at next meeting.  Saturday, August 16th, 2003 is the Big Holualoa Program of Events.

 

4.                  REUNION COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSONS:

In the old business, no discussion made.  In the new business, committee descriptions & selections of members formed.  They are as follow:

                  

                  A)  Hospitality Committee/Aloha Greeters:

                         Chairperson(s):  Open to anyone  (Any volunteers?).

                         *Registration, Name Tags, Banners, Information Booth, Lost & Found,          

                          Camp Site Directory, Etc…

           

B)     T-Shirt Committee:

*Due to our event arising sooner than we think, majority of family

  Members agreed it was much too late to place a large order of      

  shirts to get back in time for reunion.

*Suggestion made and agreed upon, that a representative for each   

  first generation sisters, will pick a generic/basic color for their 

  entire Ohana to use.  Style doesn’t matter.  As long as they’re in

  their chosen color scheme for identity purpose only.  Colors of  

 shirts are as follow:

 

**ELIZABETH AKAU:  RED

 

**VICTORIA PALAKIKO:  BLUE

 

**RACHEL KUHIA/KAMALII/VILORIA:  YELLOW

 

Note:  Different shades of chosen colors for your family is OKAY to use, as long as it falls in the Red (Elizabeth), Blue (Victoria), and Yellow (Rachel) colors.

 

                        Chairperson(s): None required

                                    *Family representatives present acknowledged that everyone is

                                      responsible enough to carry their own weight.  Everyone take

                                      care of their own kuliana for their T-shirts.

 

5.                  GENEOLOGY:

Chairperson(s): Genny Hamilton, Dawn Whalen, and Debbie Larson.

      *Family history, Charts, Photographs, Books, News Flyers, Etc.

*Genealogy Books will be made available.  There is a $100 purchase fee.

* The genealogy book will contain all three Holualoa sisters and their  

   families.

 *Please have all PHOTO COPIES of your families turned in.  Originals 

  are welcomed but discouraged.  Chairperson(s) will not assume the 

  responsibility or liability, on any pictures damaged, not returned, 

  misplaced, etc…

* All genealogy forms & photos must be in to your perspective family   

   representative by June 15, 2003.

 

Note:  Please keep in mind; all the energy put into compiling information for this genealogy book takes lots of money as well as time.  We thank the genealogy chairperson(s) in advance.  Mahalo!

 

Newsletter:  Dawn Whalen will start a family newsletter to keep in touch of what is happening to the families and special events.  Family members are to e-mail Dawn (whalenohana@hotmail.com) to post your family events, ideas, pictures, new birth, birthdays, etc….

 

6.                  FOOD TENT:

Chairperson(s):  Daniel & Rose Palakiko Jr.

*They were appointed to head this committee.

*Volunteers are encouraged and definitely are needed.

*See Daniel & Rose Palakiko Jr.

*This committee will coordinate setting up of food tent.

 

Note:  All family members are responsible to bring drinks (ice, water, soft drinks, soda, juice, etc…) for their family.  Use your better judgment.

 

7.                  LOGISTICS:

Chairperson(s):  Herbert & Beatrice Hew Len

*Secure reunion site, set up, and clean up

*Register for camping permits, site permit

*Volunteers are needed in this area.  See Herbert & Beatrice.

 

Note:  Everyone is required to clean up around his or her camping area daily and to clean up after his or her self when the reunion is over.

 

     8.          ACTIVITIES/ENTERTAINMENT:

Chairperson(s):  Kimo Kelii

*Opened to a volunteers for singing, hula, etc…           

*Kekela Miller volunteered to teach all the children (Ohana) songs and dances.

*Lei making (booth set up for our kupunas).

*Kupuna Story telling (Hawaiian living and styles)

                                                  by Uncle David Kuhia, Uncle Jimmy Akau, and Uncle Robert Palakiko.

 

     9.          REUNION QUILT:

Chairpersons(s):  None (Any volunteers?)

*Each family member may participate.

*Pick up an square/block of material during Aprils meeting.

*This committee will provide material. 

*Decorate your square. 

*Return the material on Junes meeting.

 

Note:  This committee will be responsible to sew all squares together to make the reunion quilt.  All present at the March meeting suggested and agreed that depending upon the squares turned in, will determine the amount of quilts made.  By Aprils meeting it will be decided how to distribute and/or give away the quilt on the last day of the family reunion.

 

FINANCIAL REPORT:

 

Suggestion made and agreed upon by all family members present at Feb 22, 2003 meeting, to start an Ohana reunion fund.  It was agreed that fundraisers are not needed.  Moneys may be collected from family members of the Holualoa sisters.  Each family of the Holualoa sisters will collect a $1000 each.

Example:  Elizabeth Akau- $1000

                 Victoria Palakiko- $1000

                  Rachel Kuhia Kamalii Viloria- $1000

Total to be collected:  $3000 (Three thousand dollars).

The funds will be used to pay for all expenses that this reunion will incur.  The expenses will include but not limited to, Tents, Tables, 4 Hale Luas (Toilets) etc… for the 3-day events.   These items will be

 

FINANCIAL REPORT CON’T

 

delivered, set up, and broken down by the rental owners.  Purchases will include but not limited to, eating utensils, paper products (napkins, paper plates) etc, for the 3-day events.   The Hospitality

Committee will be funded for purchases made for various office supplies needed, but not limited to, for registration, name tags, banners, poster boards.  Other committees will be funded as well on an as need basis. There are many ways the funds may be collected.  Anyone can give to the fund.  It is not limited to a specific generation.  Again, see your FINANCIAL FAMILY REPRESENTATIVE!

 

As far as how the money should be divided among each other to pay for the requested amount, should be discussed by each family representative for the finances.  The following financial representatives are as follow:

            Elizabeth Akau- See Kimo Kelii

            Victoria Palakiko- See Roberta Palakiko

            Rachel Kuhia, Kamalii,Veloria- See Kekela Miller

DEADLINE FOR $3000 HOLUALOA FAMILY FINANCIAL FUND:  JUNE 15TH, 2003.

No other financial report.  Financial report closed.

 

OTHER BUSINESS

 

MEETINGS:

 

The following dates are upcoming family reunion meetings.  Every fourth Saturday of each month was chosen to hold our family reunion meetings.  The dates are as follow:

 

Date:  March 22, 2003

Place:  Roberta Westbrooks Residence

Address:  89-860 Haleakala Avenue

                Waianae, HI  96792

City:  NANAKULI

Phone:  808-668-2906

 

Date:  April. NO MEETING, DUE TO MERRIE MONARCH.  MAJORITY OF FAMILY MEMBERS

Place:  ATTENDING MEETINGS WILL BE AT THIS BIG EVENT ON THE BIG ISLAND.

Address:

City:

Phone:

 

Date:  May 24, 2003

Place:  Charlene Kuhia’s Residence

Address: Need residential address

                Waianae, HI  96792

City:  WAIANAE

Phone:  808-696-3417

 

Date:  June 14, 2003

Place:  Puanani Kelii’s Residence (Butchie)

Address:  89-234 Pililaau Avenue             Waianae, HI  96792

City:  WAIANAE

Phone:  808-668-7650

 

Date:  July 26, 2003

Place:  Kekela Miller’s Residence

Address:  Need residential address

City:  HAUULA

Phone:  808-293-8431

 

Date:  August 2, 2003

Place:  Puanani Kelii’s Residence (Butchie)

Address:  89-234 Pililaau Avenue

                Waianae, HI  96792

City:  NANAKULI

Phone:  808-668-7650

 

MAIN EVENT:  HOLUALOA FAMILY REUNION

DATE:  AUGUST 15, 16, 17, 2003

PLACE:  MA’ILI BEACH PARK

CITY: MA’ILI (MAILI)

 

 

POTLUCK Reminder:  Every family reunion meeting will be potluck!  Bring your favorite dish.  Give the host family (where the meeting is held) a courtesy call for a possible last minute item that may be needed so they don’t have to leave their residence/meeting to get the last minute item(s).   Thank you in advance.                                               

 

 Acknowledging Other Attached Ohana:     

The Holualoa Ohana will acknowledge, welcome, and embrace with open arms any other attached families that will come to the reunion.  Especially, our extended family, the Kahaunaele’s. It will be interesting to know how we connect in our family genealogy and history.           

     

 

CLOSING REMARKS:

Much have been completed and accomplished!  We, Puanani Kelii, Kimo Kelii, Rogeitte & Manny Bernardino and Arvie Benavides (Puanani’s Children) appreciate the great turn out and response to this meeting.  Thank you for all the ono kaukau shared.  Great Big Mahalo to SONNY HEW LEN.  He Barbequed Ribs, Chicken, and MADE AWESOME TASTING CHEESECAKE PIES.  Was ONOLICIOUS!!!!!!!!

 

MEETING ADJOURNED AT 1:30PM WITH CLOSING PULE BY PUANANI KELII

 

Respectfully Submitted:

Roberta Westbrooks and Puanani Kelii