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

2011 Board of Directors


  • William Richards, Jr. – President
  • Tay Perry – Vice President
  • Denise Kekuna – Treasurer
  • Norman Ho – Secretary


  • Jay Dowsett
  • Marylou Foley
  • George Kawelo
  • Jerome N. Ongies

Elections are held in January annually.


Restore and Re-Launch Hawai'iloa Party + Celebrate Celestial Navigation Event at Bishop Museum

When: June 26, 2011, 4:30 - 7:00 p.m. 
Where: The Great Lawn, Bishop Museum 

Tickets can be purchased at Bishop Museum. No advance reservation is needed. If you have questions regarding ticketing, please call 808-843-8414.

  • General Admission: $20 General; $15 Bishop Museum members
  • Celestial Navigation Event + Event Admission: $35 General; $30 Bishop Museum members

Bring family, friends, and neighbors to Bishop Museum for The Friends of Hokule’a and Hawai’iloa’s one-time, don’t-miss back-yard-party celebration and fundraiser to help restore and relaunch Hawai‘iloa, Hawai‘i’s only double-hulled canoe constructed entirely of traditional materials.

Like the very best island backyard party, there will be plenty of food and music, and of course, hula.  According to Kumu hula Mapuana de Silva, this will be a first-ever event as she and the dancers of Halau Mohala ‘Ilima take the stage, joined by Maelia Loebenstein Carter and Ka Pa Hula o Kauanoe o Wa’ahila, Michael Pili Pang and Halau Hula Ka No’eau, and Vicky Holt Takamine and Pua Ali’i ‘Ilima. In this one-of-a-kind hula celebration, these four kumu hula and their halau will present hula kahiko and hula ‘auana individually, in small groups and en masse to raise funds for this worthy cause.

Touch, feel, and even try your hand at lashing with the crew of Hokule’a as they perfect skills for their around-the-world journey by relashing Hawai‘iloa.

Prior to the main event, guests can also enjoy a special lecture and interactive Pacific navigation activity with Chad Baybayan, the Navigator in Residence at the Imiloa Astronomy Center in Hilo.  Program starts at 3:30 p.m.  Special ticket required. Hurry! Space is limited for this exciting activity.

Built in the record time of two years and launched in 1993, Hawai’iloa voyaged 6,000 miles to Tahiti and throughout French Polynesia to the Marquesas and back. Over the years, weather and exposure took a toll. The Hawai’iloa was disassembled and stored in pieces. The challenge now is to put the giant jigsaw puzzle of canoe parts together. Well into the process of restoration, the Friends are fund raising and friend-raising in a race to complete and re-launch the canoe. As the Hokule’a embarks on a four year journey around the globe, Hawai’iloa will re-launch and be the touch-stone for the Hawaiian islands during the Hokule’a’s voyage.

KA WAI OLA 6/2011 issue
More about the event, see special article:
Benefit Supports Hawai'iloa Restoration

O Ke Kai Series 2011 – Outrigger Reef & the Friends

Outrigger Reef on the Beach and FHH continue to work together. Outrigger will provide a calendar of 2011 dates and times on their website. Mahalo nui, Luana!