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11th Hui Holomua Business Fest - 2017
Ka ʻIkena ʻŌiwi
and its potential for indigenous focused tourism,
and a real opportunity to spur our local economy and and
! New Venue for 2017 !
Business Fest -- Wednesday, October 11, 2017
at King Kamehameha Golf Club in Waikapū
Speaker List has been announced, Press Release dated 6/25/2017:
US Senator Brian Schatz, Hawaii State Senator Brickwood Galuteria,
Native Alaskan Speaker, Camille Ferguson, Native American Speaker, Ben Sherman and
Native Hawaiian Speaker, Ramsay Mahealani Taum.
Exhibit Table Applications are now being accepted... only limited spots available
View Application Exhibit Table Application Form -or- Download Form...
Email Completed Application to Kai Duponte at: HuiHolomua17@MNHCoC.org
Native Tourism Roundtable --Thursday, October 12, 2017
SAVE THE DATE...
August General Membership Meeting
Where: Maui Tropical Plantation in Waikapū
Sponsor: Island Sotheby's Intl. Realty
New Board Members Installation Event...
Ua Pau... this previous Membership Meeting was held on Tuesday, Jun 20, 2017.
An Evening w/ Mike Atherton (& Board Election) (Ua Pau...)
Also: General Meeting Member Business... member voting of new MNHCoC Board Members at Large was conducted at this general meeting. Six board positions were open and seven nominees were introduced onto the ballot. Mahalo nui loa to the departing board members who have decided not to return for their service and manaʻo: Mahina Martin, Dr. Lui Hokoana, Judge Boyd Mossman. Hoʻomaiʻkaʻi ʻana (Congratulations) to elected (and in some cases, re-elected) board members: Ryan MacLaughhlin, Mercer "Chubby" Vincens, Paul Mancini, Frank DeRego, Kaimana Brummel, and Kaleo Padilla.
Ua Pau... this previous Membership Meeting was held on Tuesday, Apr. 11, 2017.
Mahalo Valerie Monson for sharing your manaʻo on Kalaupapa
Ka ‘Ohana O Kalaupapa, an ohana of Kalaupapa patients, their family members and friends, is dedicated to promoting the value and dignity of every individual exiled to Kalaupapa, Molokai since 1866. This organization serves as a resource to help shape the community’s future, assist with the interpretation of history, educate the public and make certain that the legacy of Kalaupapa will remain a living inspiration and testament for generations to come.
When: Tuesday, Apr. 11, 2017
Where: Maui Tropical Plantation in Waikapū.
Speaker: Valerie Monson,
award-winning journalist who has been interviewing and writing about the people of Kalaupapa, Molokai since 1989 and has published more than 150 articles.
Catered Dinner Buffet: Kalei’s Lunch Box
This was popular and well attended event, Valerie used a video and slides to bring alive not just the history but individual faces and stories of some of the people sent to Kalaupapa. She shared the extensive preservation efforts that Ka ‘Ohana O Kalaupapa is in the midst of conducting; documenting and digitizing the history. As a new resource, they have already helped over 700 families reconnect with their ancestors and learn their stories. She also informed us of the efforts and fundraising for the Kalaupapa Memorial, sharing a conceptual drawing and the significance of the design.
Check out the pictures from the Annual Meeting Dinner in June 2016!
Photos from prior General Meetings
No Social/Talk Story for July 2017...
September Social/Talk Story (open mic)
Where: Maui Tropical Plantation in Waikapū (Tram Station)
Talk Story/Open Mic: No July Event, September Talk Story Special Guest still to be announced...
Ua Pau... this previous Social Event was held on Tuesday, May 16, 2017.
Open Mic and An Evening with Molonai Hola (Ua Pau...)
When: Tuesday, May 16, beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Where: Maui Tropical Plantation in Waikapū (Tram Station).
Guest: Molonai Hola
Our special guest is a Polynesian businessman and will be sharing his accomplished experiences, perspectives, and visions. More Bio details are available here...
Pupus (with no host bar) by Pukalani Superette.Ua Pau...
Photos from prior Social MNHCoC Meetings