Ea ho’oho (shout out), to Judy Rubano ~ da “Shirt Shop Lady”….Mahalo for the “po’ni palaka” (purple jacket-shirt). I’ve been anxiously waiting for the arrival of this item. In my eight decades, I’ve never owned a palaka shirt, until May 1st, when I saw Rob Kepa’a, headed up the stairs with a palaka in hand. […]
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Elks Lodge 616 brings so much more to the community than just a building, club or pool. We are a place where neighbors come together, families share meals, and children grow up. Elks invest in their communities through programs that help children grow up healthy and drug-free, by undertaking projects that address unmet need, and by honoring the service and sacrifice of our veterans.
This month’s “Amazing Citizen” recipient, was raised in Kailua, Oahu. He is Kawika Watt, son of Honolulu Elks 616 member, Gladys Kaeo. In 2013, Kawika and his business partner James Rouse, through numerous planning and designing, created the “Onit Ability Boards”. Onit Ability Boards provide physically challenged citizens, the ability to participate in soft water activities while supervised through ocean safety professionals […]
Digital delivery of the Aloha Elks gaining is momentum! Let’s start off with some real exciting news about the digital version of the Aloha Elks. Over 280 people have opted out of receiving the paper version of the Aloha Elk! I have to admit that when the lodge first launched the program that we thought […]
Each May in the 5 years prior to World War II, Honolulu praised motherhood against a backdrop of war preparation. The remembrance stretched some years with pre-Sunday events by the American Legion or Aloha Temple Shrine, or after-Sunday on-base services by military units. On Mother’s Day an informal mom-sharing agreement scheduled non-competitive celebrations. Churches had […]