The Friends’ Annual Meeting and BOD Elections for January 2006 Date/Time to be announced.
2005 Board Members:
Next Board Meeting: 11/12/05 at 9:30 a.m., Pier 60. FHH members are welcome to sit in at our regular monthly meetings.
The Smithsonian has decided to keep Au Hou on exhibit in the NMAI indefinitely. As Keone Nunes stated, “…it’s a good way of connecting with the Hawaiian population over here and also to educate Congress, that to us there is a living thriving culture in Hawaii that is still on-going.”
Billy stated, “For us, for myself personally, for the Friends’ of Hokule‘a and Hawai‘iloa, for all of Hawaii, we’re here not for only us, but for everyone back home.”
The Friends’ were represented by: Billy Richards, Keone Nunes, George Kewelo, Harold Ayat, Jan Arakaki, Tita Samson, Dennis Lai Hipp, May Au, Lei Padeken, and Ku‘ulei Ihara.
Friends’ will be participating in the 3rd Annual Ma‘ohi Native Cultural Festival on Saturday, November 19, 2005 at the Queen Kapi‘olani Park bandstand, 10a.m.7p.m. Our canoe builders and members will be demonstrating canoe building skills, exhibiting Hawaiian tools, and T-shirt sales.
Friends’ Annual Holiday Pa‘ina will be celebrated differently this year. We invite you to join us at the La Mariana Restaurant on Saturday, December 17, 2005 for dinner to begin at 6:00 p.m. RSVP: Contact the Friends’ by phone: 808/538-9839 or email: email@example.com by December 1, 2005.
Lifetime Member: W. Forseith