Theme for Maui Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce

December General Membership Dinner 

KAHULUI, HI – The year was 1978: Keola & Kapono Beamer topped Hawaiʻi’s music charts with Honolulu City Lights, Eddie did go, and ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi was named an official state language.   The Maui Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce will celebrate this exciting era of Hawaiian Cultural rebirth at its December General Membership Dinner at 5 pm, Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at the Leis Family Class Act Restaurant at UH Maui College.  “A Hawaiian Renaissance Christmas” will be a 1970s theme tribute to the artists and activists who led the revival of Hawaiian pride.“Many of our members remember the Hawaiian Cultural Renaissance with fond memories,” said MHNCoC President Teri Freitas Gorman. “We encourage everyone to dress for the era and get into the spirit of the night. Our DJ Jacob De La Nux will be spinning vintage Olomana, Cecilio & Kapono, Country Comfort, Kalapana as a nostalgic soundtrack for those of us who grew up during that time.”   

In lieu of a formal speaker or presentation, the December membership dinner will feature networking, member-vendors with handmade holiday offerings and lots of old-school music. A calabash will collect donations for The Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage to honor the role of Hōkūleʻa’s 1976 voyage to Tahiti that helped launch the Hawaiian Cultural Renaissance.

Guests may select a holiday entrée of Pan Seared Chicken with a Tarragon Butter Sauce or Red Wine Braised Beef w/Onions & Mushrooms with accompanying side dishes. Cost is $45 for members or $55 for non-members and includes a complimentary champagne punch. Reservations must be paid in advance through PayPal at the website www.mnhcoc.org or by phone: (808) 757-3045.

Due to venue capacity, attendance will be limited to 70 guests so early reservations are highly recommended. RSVP deadline is Wednesday, 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. For more information see www.mnhcoc.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, November 18, 2016
Contact: Teri Freitas Gorman, MNHCoC President