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|Cover Story - NHCC TO HONOR THREE at 20TH ANNUAL `0`0 AWARDS|
|President's Letter||Upcoming Events||Masthead|
|Community Calendar||Hawaiian Treasure, George Helm||March Meeting Recap||Kaho`olawe Delay!|
|We're on the Web!||Contacting us||Tourism Conference||Next General Membership Meeting|
NHCC TO HONOR THREE
AT 20TH ANNUAL `0`0 AWARDS
The Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce, in its 21st milestone year, will honor Monsignor Charles A. Kekumano, Trustee, Queen Lili'uokalani Trust; Bernard P. Kea, President, Community Planning, Inc.; and H.K. Bruss Keppeler, Attorney-at-Law, The Law Offices of H.K. Bruss Keppeler, at the 20th Annual 'O'o Awards to be held on Friday, May 10th, in the Hibiscus Ballroom of the Ala Moana Hotel.
These individuals have throughout their careers exemplified the values and goals as set forth in our mission statement: "To provide a vision, a voice, a unique set of Hawaiian values and the leadership to promote growth and cooperation among its members, the Hawaiian business community , as well as the community at large."
Born in Napo'opo'o on the Big Island, Monsignor Charles Kekumano continues to lead a very active and involved lifestyle. Appointed as a Trustee to the Queen Lili'uokalani Trust in March of 1986, a position he still holds today, he has served our community in many areas as a member of: Hawai'i Commission on Children & Youth, Honolulu Police Commission, University of Hawai`i Board of Regents, Maui County Charter and as President of: Hawaiian Civic Club of Honolulu, Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs and the Duke Kahanamoku Foundation.
His education took him from St. Louis to seminaries in Santa Barbara and Menlo Park in California. Ordained as a Priest in Honolulu in 1949, he continued his education with Graduate Studies at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D. C. and received his doctorate in Canon Law in 1954. Monsignor Kekumano retired from active ministry in January 1984 after a career that included positions as the Chancellor of Catholic Diocese of Honolulu and pastor of St. Pius X in Manoa, Our Lady of Peace Cathedral in Honolulu and St. Anthony's in Wailuku on Maui. He also did volunteer service in Juneau, Alaska.
In 1992 he was honored by the Red Cross with the Humanitarian of the Year award. He currently holds positions on the Cancer Research Advisory Board, American Red Cross Board of Directors, Outrigger-Duke Kahanamoku Foundation and the 200 Club.
Bernard P. Kea, who also graduated from St. Louis, continued his education at the University of Hawai'i where he earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering. He is currently the President of Community Planning, Inc., a position he has held since 1975. He manages a staff of 38 employees including professional engineers and surveyors in consulting businesses with annual revenues in excess of $3,000,000. Bernard also specializes in planning and preparing economic feasibility studies for land development projects and designs public works-type improvements.
A member and former director of the original Hawaiian Business/Professional Association, which is now known today as the Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce, Bernard's community activities past and present include: City & County Building Board of Appeals, the Aloha Council of Boys Scouts of America, Aloha United Way, Kane'ohe Police Activities League and the Mamaka Aialo Club.
Bruss Keppeler, a graduate of Punahou, the University of Washington and the University of Washington School of Law, has a most extensive history of community service.
This is just a sample of his involvement with organizations in our community: Friends of the Lahaina Restoration Foundation, Honoluolu Symphony Society, Honolulu Opera Theatre, Hawaiian Civic Club of Honolulu, Prince Kuhio Hawaiian Civic Club, Hawai'i State Bar Association, Legal Aid Society of Hawai'i, Polynesian Voyaging Society, Hawaiian Scholars Program, Asscoiation of Hawaiian Civic Clubs, Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce, Waiaha Foundation and the Hawaiian Sovereignty Elections Council. Bruss has also contributed as a writer to Price of Paradise, "Hawaiian Claims," Chapter 30 and to Price of Paradise, Volumne II, "Hawaiian Sovereignty," Chapter 41.
Bruss has also been admitted to the Supreme Court of the State of Hawai'i, United States District Court for Hawai'i, Ninth United States Circuit Court and the United States Supreme Court. He is currently a member of Phi Kappa Sigma Social Fraternity, Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity, Punahou Alumni Association, University of Washington Alumni Association, the Pacific Club and the Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce.
In June of 1994, Bruss returned to the individual practice of law, continuing to emphasize estate planning and probate, real property law, administrative law and government relations, public sector labor arbitration and business law.
This return followed a career that included associations with Lyons, Brandt, Cook & Hiramatsu, The Hawai'i Corporation, Dillingham Coporation, the Office of the Highway Safety Coordinator, the Department of the Attorney General, American Factors (now JMB Amfac, Inc.), the Peoples National Bank of Washington (Seattle), and the R.M. Towill Corporation.
As you have seen, each of these three individuals have made valuable contributions to the Hawaiian business community and the community-at-large over the course of their careers in their respective fields. And the beauty of this is that continue to contribute their time, mana'o and resources to the betterment of all Hawaiians, not only here in Hawai'i, but throughout the world. And because of that, the Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce will honor these distinguished Hawaiians with the 1996 'O'o Award.
We urge all NHCC members to attend the 20th Annual 'O'o Awards that will be held on Friday, May 10th, in the Hibiscus Ballroom of the Ala Moana Hotel. Please send in your seat reservation forms no later than April 30th. This promises to be a most enjoyable evening for all, attire is business or aloha, where you can meet and network with your fellow members. For more information, please call 'O'o Awards Chairman Ainsley Ahlo at (808) 483-4444.
THE POWER OF NETWORKING
I've always felt strongly about networking. We need to support each other whenever possible. I think everyone can agree with that, but in order to support each other, we need to know what people are doing. That's why it is so important to refer to our membership directory when you are in need of goods and services. We have distributed these directories at our last two general membership meetings and are in the process of mailing the balance out to those who haven't received them.
Here's something that happened recently that illustrates the power of networking. A member called me to ask if I knew of any Hawaiian travel agencies here on O'ahu because he was assisting some Hawaiians and Native Americans from the mainland who were coming here for a conference to be held on Moloka'i. We talked for a while and I found out that besides his hydroponics operation, he also has pages on the Internet and promotes different things. He also has the Hawai'i Resource Library that has information on many Hawaiian topics, all on the Internet, one topic of which I was very interested in and am currently researching.
We talked about promoting Hawai'i business, products, beach rentals, etc. on the Internet and how this would help our members. He mentioned needing capital for business expansion and diversity of his hydroponics business, an area I can help him with. Because of his original inquiry, I called someone, who I haven't thought of calling for a long time, who is in the travel business and Hawaiian. He is also an owner and said he would be happy to help with the travel plans, as needed. From this inquiry about travel, a number of things occurred: I called a Hawaiian in the travel business who can help and would benefit from my inquiry. In addition, he is joining the NHCC! I was able to get valuable information about a topic that I have been researching that I may not have found otherwise. Since he is looking for expansion and I work with venture capital resources, we were able to do some business together.
I asked him to submit information for our newsletter (which is printed within) about the Internet and how he may be able to help our members who are interested, at a discount. This is good all around for everyone concerned, a real win-win. We've also talked about getting the Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce on the Internet to expose us and our members world-wide, which we will be discussing at our next Board of Directors' meeting.
I'm sure if we kept track of everything down the line that occurs and is accomplished because of one little inquiry, it would be mindboggling. Networking, talking and having a sincere interest in helping and supporting someone else, can lead down many paths and provide many benefits.
A hui hou,
Leighton La`akea Suganuma
NHCC Board Meeting
THE PACIFIC CLUB
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
NHCC General Membership Meeting Guest speaker: Prosecutor Keith Kaneshiro "Does crime pay better than your business? The revolving door syndrome and the impact on your business and community!"
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
THE PACIFIC CLUB
R.S.V.P. Suzette Pa at 531-3744
20th Annual 'O'o Awards
6:00 p.m. Hibiscus Ballroom
Ala Moana Hotel
$50 per person
DEADlINE TO R.S.V.P.:
Call Suzette Pa at 531-3744
NHCC Board Meeting
(Location to be announced)
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
NHCC Board Meeting
(Location to be announced)
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
With caution, attendees of tourism conference call for more heritage tourism
...preservationists and tourism officials "face the same challenge: how to keep tourism from destroying the very heritage that attracted visitors in the first place."
Preservation of natural, historic and cultural resources was among the top ten issues named during a recent White House Conference on Tourism as vital points for a national tourism policy to promote American destinations.
Murray Towill, president of the Hawai'i Hotel Association, Historic Hawai'i trustee and part of the Hawai'i delegation to the conference, said Conference attendees wanted to "make sure people realize the potential and opportunities for more heritage tourism." Where such a national initiative goes from here remains to be seen, but in Hawai'i, where one of the nation's strongest visitor industries was founded on the Islands' unique nature and culture a century ago, the value of heritage resources to tourism was illustrated dramatically in recent years.
Visitor arrivals began to dive in the early 1990s, a trend set off by the Gulf War. After years of intensive construction and growth so rapid that workers had to be imported, Hawai'i's visitor experience had changed. Visitors looking for the culture were increasingly hardpressed to find it. And without Hawaiian culture, "being here would seemingly be no different than other warm weather destinations," Towill said.
Industry leaders turned to cultural experts for help when they realized that Hawai'i's special appeal - and consequently, their business - was threatened, by a surge of new fantasy resorts, the impacts of mass tourism and other factors.
As a result, a rebirth of interest in Hawaiian dance, music, language, decor and values has been under way in recent years in Hawai'i's hotels, tours, points of interest and even airports. Free public concerts, hula performances and crafts demonstrations are on the increase. Hotels are "adopting" hula halau and employing Hawaiiana experts.
Today's visitors "are being given more information about Hawai'i and its culture so that they have a better sense of it," said Towill.
In Waikiki today, most physical evidence of the past is buried under concrete without a trace. But several guided history tours try to restore some sense of what was once there.
Now Mayor Jeremy Harris and Office of Waikiki Development Director Christina Kemmer, are establishing a historic trail marker program in Waikiki. Historic Hawai'i Preservation Committee is helping spearhead the project.
The "historic trail" was designed by Dr. George Kanahele for the Queen Emma Foundation, one of Waikiki's major landowners. Individual markers are being sponsored by hotels.
Several large hotel chains in Waikiki, such as Outrigger, Sheraton, Hyatt and Hilton, as well as other hotels throughout the state, are working hard to integrate Hawaiian cultural values into their management practices and to "Hawaiianize" the guest experience, said Towill, a trend that began at the Ka'anapali Beach Hotel on Maui.
Preserving Hawaiian heritage must be a "community-wide issue," added Towill. "It shouldn't be viewed as an industry issue. It's not just for the visitors....Hopefully this can lead to a strengthening of Hawai'i's cultural renaissance."
"We need more efforts to protect and preserve cultural and historic assets and to make sure there is access to significant places," noted Towill, "But we also need to limit access so that we don't degrade the resource itself by increased uses. It's a fine line." "The marriage of tourism and cultural history is a natural," adds Historic Hawai'i's acting director Dion-Magrit Coschigano, but preservationists and tourism officials "face the same challenge: how to keep tourism from destroying the very heritage that attracted visitors in the first place."
Reprinted with permission of the Historic Hawai'i Foundation.
Kaho'olawe: Ke Aloha
Kupa'a I Ka 'Aina
The first major exhibition about this sacred island focuses on understanding the importance of Kaho'olawe and is designed to make visitors feel like they are actually on the island. Runs through May 19th at the Bishop Museum. Admission is $7.95 for adults, $6.95 for keiki and free for Bishop Museum members. For more information, call (808) 847-3511.
Brothers Cazimero Annual May Day Concert: Make a lei, wear a lei, give a lei!
The Brothers Cazimero 19th Annual May Day Concert is Wednesday, May 1st, 7:30 p.m. at the Waikiki Shell. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Coolers 18" or smaller and backrests are welcome.
Tickets are $22.50 for reserved seating and $16 for the lawn. Tickets for this annual event are on sale at the Blaisdell Box Office and all Connection outlets.
Alu Like, Inc. Entrepreneurship Training Program Workshop
BUSINESS PLANS & BUSINESS PLANNING
A free workshop to be held on Saturday, April 27 from 8:30 am at 1120 Maunakea St., Suite 201 with Sandra Fujimoto, MBA, Alu Like Management and Technical Assistant. Call (808) 524-1225 for more information
ENTREPRENEURSHIP TRAINING WORKSHOP
For Hawaiians interested in starting up or expanding a business, The Alu Like Business Development Center's ETP upcoming class schedule is:
May 14 - June 27, Honolulu 7 week course
May 21 - June 27, Honolulu 6 week course
June 15 - July 27, Maui 6 week course;
June 15 - July 27 La'ie 6 week course
Space is limited. On O'ahu call 524-1225; in Hilo call 961-2625; and on Kaua'i call 245-8545 to receive further information and applications.
To Build a Nation:
The Choice is Ours
Music, brilliant visuals and fresh voices on na 'opio and na kupuna make To Build a Nation an educational journey which offers a glimpse into the historical perspective about events which led to the overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom and a positive outlook as to the future of a sovereign Hawaiian nation in the modern context.
Watch To Build a Nation: The Choice is Ours on these dates and times: April 18, 7:00 p.m. KITV 4; April 21 4:00 p.m. KGMB 9; April 23 9:00 p.m. FOX 2; April 28 12:30 p.m. FOX 2. Please note that times may be subject to change. Check your local TV listings.
To register for the Native Hawaiian Vote and for more information, call the Hawaiian Sovereignty Elections Council at (808) 587-2834 or 1-800-958-6837. Deadline to register is July 15, 1996.
Aloha Festivals Song Contest
The Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center and KCCN AM/FM present the Aloha Fesitvals 1996 Song Contest based on this year's theme, "Hali'a Aloha." There are two categories that both adult (18 yrs. & over) and youth (17 yrs. & under) can enter: Contemporary Hawaiian and Traditional Hawaiian. Prizes include a $500 Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center Gift Certificate, $500 Musical Scholarship and Professional Recording of the Winning Song. Official entry forms can be obtained by calling KCCN AM/FM at (808) 536-2728.
E KOMO MAI!
APRIL GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
The 19th Annual Na Hoku Hanohano Awards
The Hawai'i Academy of Recording Arts presents the 19th Annual Na Hoku Hanohano Awards on May 15th in the Hawai'i Ballrom of the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel. This is the annual Hawaiian music awards show designed to honor the accomplishments of local musicians. Tickets are $65 for HARA members and $80 for non-members. For more information about the Hawai'i Academy of Recording Arts, call Bonnie Ryder at (808) 235-9424.
Crime is everyone's problem. Without adequate prison space, the criminals are making a career out of crime. Why should you care? Because it impacts your business, your community, and your family and friends.
We all need to work together...laulima... to protect what we care about...malama pono!
Guest speaker: Keith Kaneshiro, Prosecuting Attorney
City & County of Honolulu
Date: April 17th, Wednesday
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Place: The Pacific Club
1451 Queen Emma St.
Cost: $15 (inlcudes lunch)
Please make checks payable to NHCC
RSVP: Suzette Pa at 531-3744 no later than April 16th.
No General Membership Meeting will be held in May. We look forward to seeing all of you at the 20th Annual 'O'o Awards on May 10th at the Ala Moana Hotel.
LAULIMA...TO WORK COOPERATIVELY
Ask yourself this very important question. "Why am I a member of the Native HawaiianChamber of Commerce?"
Are you a member because you want to put NHCC down on your resume?
Are you a member because you like telling everyone you are a member of NHCC?
Are you a member because you like to come once a year to the Christmas party?
Are you a member because you enjoy the fellowship and networking of NHCC?
Do you attend monthly General Membership Meetings?
Do you help out on committees?
Are you a member because you believe in the mission of the NHCC?
Do you know what the mission of NHCC is?
MARCH MEMBERSHIP MEETING RECAP...
Over 40 people turned out for last month's General Membership Meeting - "Surfing the Internet - How To Get A Great Ride & Not Wipe Out!" at the Dole Cannery Koele Ballroom.
All of our featured speakers were very informative and helped to bring a better understanding of what the Internet can do for our businesses, how to get on the World Wide Web and how this ties-in to global marketing.
A special mahalo to all our participants!
Congratulations to T.J. Sheldon for putting this together and keeping the NHCC abreast of the constantly evolving world of the Internet and the World Wide Web.
By Catherine Kekoa Enomoto
Reprinted with permission of the Honolulu Star-Bulletin
Twenty years ago, an extraordinary event occurred. George Jarrett Helm, Jr. of Moloka'i, then 26 years old, recorded a raft of Hawaiian songs, the first of which praised his family's Hawaiian homestead at Kalama'ula, Moloka'i.
The 1976 recording sessions at the former Gold Coin night spot present a freeze frame of contemporary Hawaiian music, history and culture.
Several months later, in March 1977, Helm disappeared while spearheading the occupation and eventual repatriation of Kaho'olawe island to Hawai'i and its people. Kaho'olawe had been a U.S. Navy bombing target for 49 years until it was returned to the state in 1994 after a protracted struggle that Helm had started in the mid-1970s.
Last month, when Helm would have celebrated his 46th birthday (March 23), Hana Ola Records is re-releasing his recordings in pristine compact disc form. Also, Los Angeles film producer Dana Gluckstein is developing a feature film on the Hawaiian activist's life.
Longtime Moloka'i activist Walter Ritte said Helm used his music to solidify the fledgling Hawaiian movement. "His musical talent was the key that opened the door to the Hawaiians he wanted to talk to, to the kupuna especially," Ritte said.
Ritte recalled when Helm, Emmett Aluli and he went to a church meeting in Keanae, Maui, in the 1970s. The assembled kupuna spoke in Hawaiian and looked askance at the so-called activists, whom they viewed as trouble makers.
Helm took an 'ukulele and started playing and singing.
"By the third song, we was all 'ohana," Ritte said. "They were saying, 'Ah wassamatta with the media? Why they call you activists? They don't know anyt'ing.'
"That was it - music took away all the BS and brought us all as one, tore down all the roadblocks. That was his talent and it was just one of many, many examples of how his music got us through a lot of hard times."
Album producer Harry B. Soria, Jr. said the CD features a sort of gypsy sound but very controlled and very passionate.
"Twenty years ago he was avant-garde, radical, off-the-wall," said Soria, a 17 year deejay with KCCN 1420AM. "People were wondering, why's he singing like that not a true falsetto and with a flamenco guitar."
The album captures "one evening, one recording, a brief flicker of a musical career," Soria said. "Who knows what George Helm could've done if had pursued that avenue in his life?"
Kahauanu Lake, 40 year entertainer and leader of the Kahauanu Lake Trio, was Helm's musical mentor for nine years. "His talent was extraordinary. I wished he had more time on earth than God had given him. Thank God we have something of him," Lake said of the album.
Helm studied under Lake with a St. Louis School classmate and basketball teammate who spoke of Helm's unique music. He declined to be identified because, "This is George's story, not my story," but described Helm's rare purity and soulfulness, like those of songbird Genoa Keawe and the late Gabby Pahinui.
"He was probably one of the first guys to do old Hawaiian stuff in a new way, without losing any of its richness and purity, because that's what he was, real pure," the classmate said.
"There's a certain purity of self that comes through because they're singing straight from the roots. He used that same kind of soulfulness, but in a newer, swing, be-bop environment. Kahauanu's whole style of teaching was on a jazz thinking, with harmonies, chord changes and progressions. It was extremely sophisticated, but (with Helm) it was always real soulful."
Wayne Reis, who performed with Helm for nine years, spoke of the latter's uniquely high voice, charisma and genuine grass-roots aloha. "He sort of mesmerized the audience," Reis said in a telephone interview from St. George, Utah, where he now lives. "As you listened you got to appreciate a very, very special feeling when he sang."
Leimomi Apoliona, Helm's girlfriend at the time of his disappearance, said, "It was love at first sound" when she heard the full-bearded Helm at the Gold Coin. "He was able to be real masculine and sing with this angelic, beautiful voice," she said in an interview from Silver Springs, Md., where she teaches kindergarten.
"The Hawaiian rights movement at the time was just beginning; what he brought to it was this sense of honoring the kupuna," she said. "And Hawaiians never did massive civil disobedience, but he had a willingness to go get arrested. All of these things came out of George 20 years ago, when very few people were talking sovereignty; Hawaiian pride was just kind of nascent."
"I think what he brought was that sense of political activism with a real Hawaiian feel."
Helm also brought "energy and a passion - a fire in the belly," said Puanani Medeiros Higgins, a retired Hawaiian studies resource teacher. "George had vision and fire for all, not just me.'"
Filmmaker Gluckstein said Helm's "life represents a profound era of American history. Most people on the mainland and internationally don't know anything about Hawaiian history, and I really hope the movie inspires people everywhere about the universal wisdom of the Hawaiian concepts of aloha and aloha 'aina."
Helm's youngest brother, Adolph, is excited about the re-release. "I think the new generation of Hawaiian kids, like my own two sons Kanohowailuku (age 15) and Kekamaikaikamaikalani (20) and those who are into their culture, are going to really, really appreciate this new release 20 years later, with the resurgence of the Hawaiian movement and sovereignty," Adolph Helm said by phone from Moloka'i.
"When you get somebody in the family like my brother George," he concluded, "we as a family encourage our kids to continue their education and see how they themselves - Kekama is at the University of Hawai'i-Hilo and hopefully in two or three years - can give back to the community, especially to the Hawaiian people."
A generation has passed since Helm sang and occupied and disappeared, but his legacy endures in the return of Kaho'olawe for Hawaiian cultural and spiritual activities in perpetuity.
And the 26 year old stylist comes back via compact disc. As he sings in the CD's opener: "E ho'i kaua ea, e noho i ka'aina, auwe he me ka nani o Kalama'ula" "Let us both return to live on this beautiful lands Kalama'ula."
KAHO`OLAWE DELAYED AGAIN!
The draft proposal for the Kaho'olawe Island has been delayed yet again. The latest word from the Navy has the draft RFP becoming available sometime in May. The draft RFP has been delayed since October of last year. The NHCC has to wonder what the reason for the delays are.
One has to wonder about the incredible cost overrun of the model cleanup contract with respect to these delays. It is known that the model cleanup cost over $20 million dollars. The model cleanup was estimated around $4 million dollars. Where did all the money go? What did we as Hawaiians see accomplished for this type of expense? If you accept the per acre figure for the Kaho'olawe Island model cleanup, then you have to believe that only 1/10th of the island can be cleaned for the proposed $400 million to be spent on the island.
How can this make sense?
This model contract was done out of a sense of political expendiency which saw a mainland company taking the prime spot and trying to make it look like a Hawaiian business effort. It is the position of the NHCC that a qualified Hawaiian prime could have and can perform better than this embarrassing model cleanup effort. The Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce supported by its brothers and sisters of the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs as well as the Kaho'olawe Island Reserve Commission, has stated time and again that it is important to Kaho'olawe that a qualified Native Hawaiian owned business concern be able to prime and manage the omnibus cleanup contract.
We think that it is time for the Navy to accept Hawaiian leadership in this effort and get on with the business of cleaning the island for Hawaiian cultural and sovereign use.
NHCC JOINS THE GLOBAL COMMUNITY
ON THE WORLD WIDE WEB
Through the efforts of George Vincent, 'O'o Pulekina will now be posted on the World Wide Web via the H-4 - Hawai'i's Data Superhighway & Internet Radio Hawai'i. We will start with the newsletter and then add more information about the Chamber - its mission, history, how to become a member and monthly activities. We will also be looking into offering subscriptions to 'O'o Pulekina for those who wish to receive a hard copy of the publication as this could become a way for the Chamber to raise money to provide better benefits and activities for our members.
CHECK OUT THESE HAWAIIANS ON THE WORLD WIDE WEB!
Keola Beamer: http://www.kbeamer.com
Don Ho: http://www.spacestar.com/donho/donho56c.html
Keali'i Reichel: http://www.maui.com/~mauilink/kealii.html
Willie K: http://www.maui.com/~mauilink/willie/
Vincent Media Group: http://www.hotspotshawaii.com/vincentmedia.html
Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce: http://www.hotspotshawaii.com/nhcc.html
Office of Hawaiian Affairs: http://planet-hawaii.com/oha
The Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 597, Honolulu, Hawai'i 96809
PHONE (808) 531-3744 FAX (808) 536-8699
President Leighton La`akea Suganuma
First Vice-President Ainsley Ahlo
Second Vice-President Kaui Chun
Past President Sandi H. Oguma
Secretary Ethelreda Kahalewai
Treasurer Alfred Patten
Betty Lou Severson
'O'o Pulekina is the monthly newsletter published by the Native Hawaiian Chamber Of Commerce
P.O. Box 597
Honolulu, Hawaii 96809
For more information
George Vincent, Editor
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Catherine Kekoa Enomoto, Ron Jarett, T.J. Sheldon, La'akea Suganuma, George Vincent
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