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

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.


October 20, 2007
Friends to help at METC “Kokua Day” with Polynesian Voyaging Society, Sand Island.

October 27, 2007
Bishop Museum “Traditions of the Pacific”. The Friends will host BM members at their hale wa‘a to present the canoe projects in progress and demonstrate the steps involved in building a canoe.

November 3, 2007
Outrigger Reef Hotel “Arbor Day” celebration, 0900 AM - 1200 PM. The Friends will bring collections of wood samples, posters, and literature related to the woods used in building canoes.

November 17, 2007
FHH participating in the “Maohi Festival” at Kapiolani Park. A booth will be setup to display different working artifacts, hands-on demonstrations, and t-shirt sales as a fund raiser for the organization.

Outrigger Reef & the Friends

On Sat, May 26, 2007 the Friends were hosted by the Outrigger Reef to present and demonstrate our work, tools, and video as part of their voyaging and canoe program. Most of our craftsmen and board members were present for one-on-one discussions. It was so successful we have been invited back for Sept 22 and November 3, 2007.

Bishop Museum & the Friends

On Thu, July 26, 2007 the Friends were hosted by Bishop Museum as one of the facilitators for their “Traditions of the Pacific” lecture series. Following-up on our successful presentation, Bishop Museum has requested a participatory workshop for Museum members on Saturday the 20th of October.
-- Mahalo nui loa Marylou Foley!

The Polynesian Voyaging Society & the Friends

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

Don Ho Memorial

Mahalo to Haumea Ho and those who have contributed to The Friends!


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.


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.”

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2008 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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