Our Guiding Values
Malama: To care for our members, especially our kupuna.
Ola Kino Maika’i: To live healthy.
Ho’ihi: To respect the views of all.
Kuleana: To take responsibility.
Ike: To seek knowledge. To be informed.
Na’au Pono: To nurture a deep sense of justice as we seek to uplift the conditions of Native Hawaiians.
Laulima: To work in harmony, for many hands make the work easier.
- To promote and perpetuate the traditional values and cultural expertise of Native Hawaiians.
- To promote educational projects for the benefit of any race (with the primary emphasis on the people of Hawaiian Ancestry or Hawaii born) and to assist in furthering their education with the aid of scholarships.
- To unite members into one harmonious group, while working to promote good government.
- To take an active interest in the civic, economic, social, health and moral welfare of the community and the people of Hawaiian ancestry.
- To provide a forum for the free discussion of issues in the public interest and programs beneficial to the Hawaiian community.
- To perpetuate the traditions, songs (mele) and chants (oli), culture, customs and Hawaiian language of Hawai’i and to encourage their use.
The “Aloha Spirit Law” Of Hawai’i
As a part of the Mainland Council of the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs, we are in a unique position to access up-to-date information about our native homeland. Our Members benefit from learning about various aspects about the state of Hawai’i via email, newsletters, and monthly meetings. In addition, we also keep our members abreast of all the various events happening within our Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander Community, such as festivals, workshops, family potlucks, volunteer opportunities of our community partners, and political issues as they arise.
Many of our current members, at one time or another, transplanted here to Las Vegas (unofficially the “9th Island”) from one of the Hawaiian Islands. Whether for economic reasons, employment opportunities, or to re-unite with their ‘Ohana, we’ve found that more and more Native Hawaiian Pacific Islanders are leaving Hawai’i and making the Las Vegas valley their new home.
Whatever the reason, our club understands the difficulty of moving to a new environment, our club is available to assist in their transition and still support and maintain their culture and family roots.
With the ever changing events happening nationally and globally, we realize the the importance of community support, more so now than ever. As our community continues to grow, the need for support grows. Our club is here for our members and our native Hawaiian Pacific Islander Community as a whole. Reach out to us.
The future of our organization is dependent upon the growth and development of the leadership. Our leaders come from the “life blood” of our club–dedicated Members. We always encourage our Members who wish to volunteer for a leadership position, to advise our board of your intentions, run a project or committee (komike), and go through the nomination process at the end of the year.
As you browse through our website, we hope you will find it to be user friendly, easy to navigate and informative. We are continually updating important community announcements and calendar of event schedules as the information becomes available. Some of our programs are currently under development and will be “Coming Soon” so please bear with us.
Many of you in our community enjoyed our 29th Pacific Islander Festival & Ho’olaule’a that occurred in Henderson, September 10-11, 2021. We have already begun preliminary planning for the 30th Ho’olaule’a (a milestone!). Our Ho’olaule’a Planning Komike is looking for volunteers to assist us in the various committees ranging from entertainment, Keiki Zone, Hospitality Booth, Vendors, and supporting the beverage booths we operate, and more. If interested, go to the “Contact” page and send us an email or call us. Bringing a slice of our ‘Aina to Las Vegas it truly rewarding as the event unfolds. As the details become available, we will post it, so stay tuned if you’re a prospective sponsor, vendor, volunteer or attendee.
The Las Vegas Hawaiian Civic Club is a 501 (c) (4) organization, chartered by the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs. As a non-profit organization, our primary objective is to practice and perpetuate the traditions, beliefs, language and arts of the indigenous people of Hawai’i.
July 1, 1989
Date Chartered by AOHCC:
July 28, 1989
Club Flower (Pua):
Carnation and Ohai Ai’i
Red and Gold
Club Motto (Hawaiian):
Kulia E Loa’a Ka Na’auao
Club Motto (English):
Strive to Obtain Wisdom