Click on the below links to learn more about the 4th Annual Waimanalo Makahiki. More information will be added to this website in the coming weeks to help you navigate the process of registering for this event. Please email Unko Roy at firstname.lastname@example.org for more inquiries.
Photo montage Reflections (1) Makahiki 2013 General Invitation letter Competitor_application_with_meal_&_t-shirt_designation_2013b
Mahalo nui loa kakou,
HALI’I EARLY-REGISTRATION FORM: Avoid the line and early rush of excited families by filling out this early registration form and sending it in to us by email.
Early registration form arriving soon!!!!!!
Click on these links for event documents:
Solicitation letter with santa logo
Above: Aunty Lori (Mama Kalikimaka), Joe Aragon (Papa Kalikimaka) Sandy and Nalua our 2012 Hali’i photographers
2013 brings with it new vitality in community engagement with Hali’i Kalikimaka 2013, a Waimanalo Po’e Festival. Click on links in this article to learn more about this years festival of people. Soon you will also be able to click on registration information as our event date draws nearer. Yes, you will be able to avoid the rush at the sign in table for Hali’i, this year. You will be able to fill out our online pre-registration form and email it to our committee, which will allow you quick access.
Mahalo nui loa Kakou,
Unko Roy, Project Coordinator
Hali’i Kalikimaka 2013
What did these organizations have in common this Christmas Eve? Nourishment of the Heart, Soul and Body…….The body was filled with nourishment, as Zeoma Akau of Kupuna church served up Hot, heaping servings of hamburger stew, that was rich and tasty, to the multitudes of park residents. While doing so, Ho’olu’a handed out water proof padding for those rainy days and nights, as well as brand new socks to adults and children, as part of the Cozy Christmas partnership with Castle Medical Center’s outreach ministries.
This all started by 4:30 pm, with our food running out, we closed up the kitchen and went over to Blanche Pope Elementary school to join pastor Fred Welsh and Pastor Mike Kahumoku of Joyful Community Christian church, for their annual Christmas Eve service, to a packed cafeteria congregation. What a blessing filled day, this Christmas Eve was…………Please join us by responding to our posts. Amene
December 19th began with 3 SUV loads of gifts for needy and homeless families in the Waimanalo community. What a bountiful and blessed experience, to be gainfully employed by ”God’s work and delivery service”. That’s a catchy name for his delivery and messenger service. The day began too late to make deliveries on the 19th, so we put delivery off to the 20th. By 8:am we were on the road with our first load of gifts, which is a partnership with the Castle Medical Center outreach ministries, and Ho’olu’a. With our destinations set, we made our first delivery by 9:am. By 8:00 pm Thursday evening we were making our final delivery to the houseless on the beaches in Waimanalo.
The unique thing about this relationship with Castle Medical, is that they are also our partner with “Cozy Christmas”, where they collect warm blankets and socks for the houseless. With a car load of blankets and socks, we made our last distribution of warm and fuzzies by 10:pm. What an awesome time for the work of Ke Akua.
Our night was not quite over yet, as we made a special delivery, at the request of Kupuna church’s Kahu Paul Akau. We delivered a brand new 8′ X 9′ dome tent to a lone female houseless resident at the beach park. She had been in the park for a week, and was in need of this temporary housing. This person named ‘K’, was the first recipient of our temporary housing project. (tents of course). Partners in this housing effort are: Ho’olu’a, Castle Medical Center outreach ministries, Windward Homeless Coalition, Na Pono No Na Ohana, Partners in Development Foundation, Inc, and the Waimanalo ministries
Ho’olu’a will convene its second forum in January, which will address the housing concerns of the native Hawaiian within the community of Waimanalo. In September of 2012 our forum convened to begin designing a strategy, that would address these concerns. At that time we agreed that once we were over with the holiday season and its events, we would resume duscussions on houselessness and the native Hawaiian, in Waimanalo.
Please contact Hoolua, if you would like to participate in this forum.
Kahu Roy Brooks-Hoolua & the Gathering Place of Gods Ministries
Kahu Paul Akau-Kupuna church
Nancy Cullen-Windward Homeless Coalition, board of directors
Suresh Tamang-Doctoral Candidate, U. of Hawaii school of social work
Rod Tam-former senator and city councilman
Keep in touch with Hoolua.org as we keep you posted on meeting times and sites.
A hui hou,