Moku‘āina A Wakinekona

Hawaiian Civic Club of Washington State

“A awe o lehulehu lei ulana pū ia ho‘onui ikaika nui alaila ʻekahi awe ia lei.”

A strand of many lei woven together is more powerful than one strand of lei.

MAWHCC General Membership Meeting

May 13, 2023  10:00AM-1:00PM

 Mountain Green Clubhouse

5280 55th Lane SE Lacey, WA 98503 

Aloha mai kākou!

We promote, preserve and perpetuate Native Hawaiian culture, values and traditions.

Coming Soon!


SATURDAY, MARCH 25, 2023 | 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM PST

RISE UP! Youth Volunteer Opportunity with All Kids Win

TALK STORY: Being Young & Hawaiian in Washington with Derek Kauanoe J. D.

Location: Columbia Bank (off College St.) 665 Woodland Square Loop SE, Lacey, WA 98503

MAWHCC youth, 10-years-old through young adults, are invited to volunteer to bag canned goods for ALL KIDS WIN. This organization distributes weekly bags of food to local teens faced with food insecurity over the weekend.

After the youth volunteers are done, they will be treated to pizza and ice cream for their hard work and efforts to give back to the community. 

Attend a virtual "youth focused" Talk Story with Derek Kauanoe.

Sign up at the March 11th MAWHCC Membership Meeting or email by March 20th.

Learn More >

MARCH Talk Story - Flyer.pdf

SATURDAY, MARCH 25, 2023 | 1:00 PM PST

TALK STORY: Living Kūhiō's Legacy of Service with Derek Kauanoe J. D.

Location: Zoom meeting (see flyer for details)


Derek will share his insights of what it means to be Hawaiian TODAY, living outside of Hawaii and within an American legal framework. What is our role in defining self governance for all Hawaiians? What can we do to live and advocate for Hawaiian values and culture where we are?

Questions? Contact us at

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SATURDAY, APRIL 8, 2023 | 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM PST

2023 AHA MELE: Hawaiian Festival

Location: Chief Leschi Schools 5625 52nd Street E Puyallup, WA 98371

We are happy to announce our 2023 Aha Mele Hawaiian Festival! Please join us for a day of LIVE Hawaiian and Polynesian music and dance, ono Hawaiian style food, raffles, Hawaiian arts & crafts vendors, health screening, workshops, information tables and more!

Vendor questions? Contact Sandra Cox

Entertainment questions? Contact Angelina Sarono

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BOOK CLUB: Sharks in the Time of Saviors

By: Kawai Strong Washburn

Location: For a Google Meet invite contact Kahala Ringgold at

In 1995 Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, on a rare family vacation, seven-year-old Nainoa Flores falls overboard a cruise ship into the Pacific Ocean. When a shiver of sharks appears in the water, everyone fears for the worst. But instead, Noa is gingerly delivered to his mother in the jaws of a shark, marking his story as the stuff of legends.

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MAWHCC Hawaiian Legacy Tree Fundraiser Flyer (1).pdf


Plant a Tree Fundraiser

Moku'āina A Wakinekona Hawaiian Civic Club is partnering with the Hawaiian Legacy Reforestation Initiative Group to raise funds for our club, while planting endemic Legacy Trees on Hawai'i Island and O'ahu. 

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The annual ʻAha Mele, usually held the 2nd Saturday in April, is a day long event with music, dance, vendors, raffle, food, health screenings and workshops. It opens with a welcome ceremony from the Puyallup Tribe and Chief Leschi schools drum and dance group. This event is also our major fundraiser for scholarships and funding our cultural programming.

ʻAha Mele Gallery >


We strive to preserve Hawaiian culture by hosting multiple activities throughout the year. 

Members and visitors are encouraged to attend our Annual May Day is Lei Day celebration and learn to make lei.

We also participate with other Hawaiian and Polynesian organizations such as:

Photo of children with ukulele


MAWHCC has sponsored the following workshops: