The Friends’ Annual General Membership Meeting and BOD Elections took place on January 20th. We thank all who continue to give of their time and effort toward the mission of the Friends.

2007 Officers:

  • William K. Richards, Jr. – President
  • Jay Dowsett – Vice President
  • Denise Kekuna – Treasurer
  • Tay Perry – Secretary

2007 Board Members:

David Grant, George Kawelo, Jerry Muller, Jerry Ongies. And, we are happy to welcome back a former, and now present Board member, Norman Ho.

Board Meetings are scheduled for the 3rd Saturday of Every Month at Pier 60, and All Members and Interested Individuals Are Encouraged to Attend.


Wa‘a Kaulua
Restoration of Hawai‘iloa

The Friends have scheduled a monthly work day at the Pier 60 location on the 1st Saturday of each month. We arrive around 9:00 AM and report to Jerry Ongies for our work assignment.

Our biggest project for now is to refurbish the Hawai‘iloa. The Friends and METC have been contracted by Bishop Museum to complete the project.

We welcome anyone who would like to help and volunteer a few hours of their time on any day of the week or of the month. For some who we haven’t seen in a while, it would be good to get together again and catch up on lost time. We would love to hear from you.

Announcement: The Polynesian Voyaging Society has listed the Friends as a source in their Education Resources section, “Related Websites”:

Friends of Hokule‘a and Hawai‘iloa: “Starting with Bowman’s and continuing today, the Friends have encouraged and supported a pool of builders, assistants and apprentices who have successfully built or restored multiple traditional Hawaiian canoes.”

Visit the Polynesian Voyaging Society Web Site

Hawaiian Miles Charities Program

Click on the Hawaiian Miles button above to signup.


Just a friendly reminder!

2007 dues are due and can be submitted to the Friends via the information provided on the Membership Section (download our application and mail with your payment to FHH).

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