Maui Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce to Honor its Past Presidents

At December General Membership Dinner 

KAHULUI, HI – The Maui Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce (MNHCoC) will honor its past presidents during its December General Membership Dinner at 5:30 pm, Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at Maui Tropical Plantation in Waikapu. “A Paniolo Christmas” will be an Upcountry-style celebration to kick off the holiday season.

“Our Christmas membership dinner is much more fun that business,” said MHNCoC President Doreen Napua Canto. “We will hear from our past presidents and thank them for their vision and service. Then we will kick off the Christmas season with Hawaiian carols and a very amateur hula performance by members of our board. This year we chose a paniolo theme to honor our Maui Upcountry heritage.” MNHCoC past presidents include Howard Kihune, Jimmy Haynes, Boyd Mossman, Chubby Vicens and Kai Pelayo. 

Dinner, to be catered by Hoʻapili Ane, will feature a Paniolo BBQ menu including Kiawe Smoked Beef Brisket, Pulled Pork Sliders on Sweet Bread Rolls, Pulehu Kalbi BBQ Chicken, Hawaiian Style Coleslaw, Grilled Veggies. Baked Beans, Corn Bread, Brown Rice, Kumu Farms Mixed Greens Salad w/ Papaya Seed Dressing and Chef’s Choice Holiday Dessert.                 

Guests are encouraged to dress “Upcountry Casual” with denim, palaka shirts, boots and cowboy hats. In keeping with the holiday giving spirit, a cash collection will be taken for the Salvation Army.

 Price including the full buffet dinner is $25 for members paid in advance through PayPal at www.mnhcoc.org or, $30 at the door. Non-members will pay $30 in advance or $35 at the door. Reservations are required and must be made at www.mnhcoc.org by Sunday, December 6.

MNHCoC’s mission is “to promote and sustain Hawaiian values and culture, and enhance the socio-economic status of Native Hawaiians in business and as individuals.”  Membership is open to anyone with an interest in perpetuating the spirit of Aloha through commerce, culture and community.