Poi & Papale, a Ko’olaupoko favorite

A special mahalo to Kahu Yvonne Kaiahua, Hekili Kaiahua,  Sandra Adamson, Dr. Paul Brennan, Michael Naho’opi’i, Kimo Tully, Kamuela Bannister, Mark Stride and Family, Ric Barboza, Tom Masterson, Aipa Cullen, Michael Douglas who volunteered with all their detailed labor, decorating assistants, and helping each committee chair make our ” Poi & Papale” event become another great success.
Mahalo to Mid Pacific Country Club Chefs, Servers, and Staff who once again provided an excellent Hawaiian Buffet Luncheon that everyone raved about.
Mahalo nui loa to the Entertainment that just added the frosting and ambiance to the event:
Mihana Souza
Herb Lee and the Hawaii Loa Trio
Kumu Hula Mapuana de Silva and Halau Mohala Ilima
Ekolu Makou the Gora Sisters
And a great big Mahalo to all our Donors, Sponsors, and Contributors who made our Silent Auction, Raffle, and Country Store a reality to help us fundraise for our Scholarship and Restoration Programs: A Cup of Tea-Darlene Pahed, Agnes Portuguese Bake Shop-Non deMello, Aloha Aina Health Center-Mark Stride & Family, Aloha Salads/Kailua-Sara & Chris Lurfano, AMUSE & STAGE Restaurant/HDC-Thomas Sorenson, Antiques and Treasures-Mihye Cortese, Bead It/Kailua, Bertha Naho’opi’i, Big City Diner/Kailua, Bios Life Slim/Hawaii-Waynella McNeil & Tom Masterson, Bookends-Pat Banning, Chuck & Clara Burrows, Cinnamon’s Restaurant-Puna Nam, Conservation Council for Hawaii-Marjorie Zigler, Delores Camacho, Down to Earth, Emma Spencer Style/Kailua-Uluhane Ho’okano, Eric Kane, Global Village, Haiku Veterinary Clinic-Sharman Elison DVM, Hardware Hawaii-Barry Prettyman, Hawaii Civic Club of Wahiawa-Kupuna Aloha Kekipi, Hui Ku Maoli Ola-Rick Barboza, John Fackrell, Kahu Ryan Kalama, Kailua Historical Society-Rev. Paul Brennan, Kailua Verde-Lilian McDonnell, Keiki O Ka’Aina/Parent Participation Preschool-Rona Rodenhurst, Kimo Tully, Ko’olau Pets/Plants/Ponds-Robert Lawrence, Kyote Designs-Kimberly Ruchaber, Lani Kai Bath & Body-Katie, Lomilomi Hana Lima-Kumu Brenda Mohalapua Ignacio, Mahina-Olivia Turner, Mike Naho’opi’i, Morning Brew-Peter, Nake’u Awai Designs-Nake’u Awai, Nancy & Alana Cullen, Native Books/Na Mea Hawaii-Maile Meyer, Nohea Gallery-Laurie Baron, Pamela Brummond, Picket Fence, Ronald & Caroline Amemiya, Segway of Hawaii/Kailua-Rick McMahon, Senator Pohai Ryan, Tea at 1024-Michelle Henry, Tom Masterson       & wanella McNeil, Tupperware Hawaii -Brendan Akamu, Ululani Young, Waimea Williams, Windward Jewelers-Hella Allerstorfer-Meek, Whole Foods/Kailua-Dabney Gough, Yarn & Needlecraft/Strictly       Christmas-Sylvia Kruse, YMCA/Windward-Bill Stone, and anyone that we may have missed.
Mahalo to our donors providing support to our Kupuna &  Scholarships:  BS McEwen, Cheryl Ho, Cora Chai, Grace Miller, Kurt Kekuna, Jeanie Mai Napaepae, Melanie Hanohano, Monica Bacon, and Shirley Garcia.
Mahalo Nui Loa to our Ilima Sponsors:  Dr. Charles and Clara Burrows, Dr. Sharman Elison, Goldwings Aviation, and YMCA of  Honolulu.
Welcome to our new members who joined during our Poi & Papale membership promotion:  Dr. Dean Nealson, Kalona Sharon Ortiz, Danielito Dagdagan and those that we may have missed.
“Poi & Papale” event improves each time we are able to have it which is held every other year.  This year 2012 “Poi  & Papale” was another awesome event thanks to the following Poi and Papale Steering Committee Members who through many challenges and many hours persisted to make it happen:
Co-Chairs:                         Sharman Elison and Martha Yent
Decorations:                    Ululani Young
Entertainment:                Ryan Kalama
KHCC Logo Items:          Nancy Cullen
Papale Parade:                 Chuck Burrows
Prizes:                                 Alana Cullen
Publicity:                            Lynn Carey
Silent Auction:                 Clara  Burrows
Slideshows:                       Mina Elison
Assistants:                         Kahu Yvonne, Hekili Kaiahua, & Sandra Adamson
Mahalo from the Board of Directors of the Kailua Hawaiian Civic Club to all who kokua and made a difference;
President                                              Kahu Ryan A. Kalama
1stVice President                                Ms. Mina H. Elison
2ndVice President                               Dr. Charles Burrows
Treasurer                                              Dr. Sharman Elison
Secretary                                              Ms. Martha Yent
Past President                                     Mrs.  Minoo Tim
Director                                                 Mrs. Clara Burrows
Director                                                 Mrs. Nancy Cullen
Director                                                 Mr. Tom Masterson
Director                                                 Mr. Eric Kane
Kahu/Pastor                                          Kahu Yvonne   Kaiahua