The Waimanalo Makahiki planning committee began setting the framework for this years Makahiki games. Facing many new challenges, the committee quickly gained momentum, with mana’o carried over from last years committee. In the position of Po’o Kahu, is Ryan Kalama, as he is embraced by the new leadership of the Hawaiian Civic Club of Waimanalo. Maynard Koa, president and Renee Kama, vice president. Returning committee members such as Kahu Paul Akau, Anakala Roy, Blanche Murray, Blanche McMillan, the entire Mahoe and Kama ‘Ohana, Gwen Kailihiwa, Dan Dagdagan & Harriett Horswill of Bellows AFS, Leimomi Dierks, Tommy Kaaiai, Oriana Coleman, Eric Kane, and Pohai Ryan. New comers included Laura Thielen, Ululani Kahikina, and an old friend Kawehi, who just happened to be passing by. One could sense the mana stirring amoung the committee members, as mana’o after mana’o fell into place.