As the early morning winds, rain and howling of the breezes through the iron wood tree’s sounded a skin tingling call for a select few, to join in on the official opening ceremonies of Makahiki O Waimanalo 2012, one could almost hear the voices of our Kupuna, beckoning to the gathering supporters of the ancient art and practice of the Makahiki.
The Hawaiian Civic Club of Waimanalo takes great pride in building an annual collaborative of individuals, families, schools, organizations, city, state and military supporters, who help foster and present this annual and growing event, known as the Waimanalo Makahiki. This Saturday, the 17th of November the Civic Club hosted its 3rd annual Makahiki at the Bellow Beach Park. A wonderful event and opportunity to gather with family, friends and neighbors as our native past becomes the teacher of the present. Go to our links column and click on Waimanalo Makahiki Photo’s, for an awesome photo series by the Star Advertiser.
We offer special Mahalo to the many Hawaiian cultural groups and organizations who were represented in this years activities, in cluding The Royal Order of Kamehameha, Kumu Shad Kane and Na Koa, Hoolua, Na Pono No Na Ohana, Kailua and Honolulu Hawaiian Civic Club, City & County Parks Department, Bellows Air Force Station, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Waimanalo Youth & FAmily Collaborative, the Makahiki planning committee who put seemingly endless hours of work into this years event. Additional mahalo to the Mahoe ‘Ohana for their special brand of Aloha for our Makahiki and the community of Waimanalo. Finally we wish to thank the many people of our communities, who supported this years Makahiki by their attendance.
We have invited the presidents of the Waimanalo Hawaiian Civic Club (Maynard Koa) and the Kailua Hawaiian Civic Club(Kahu Ryan Kalama) to offer their mana’o on this years Makahiki Celebration. We will post their articles as soon as they become available…