From the Office of Maile Shimabukuro:

Through your support, the Inaugural Gege Kawelo Memorial Fundraising Golf Tournament was a memorable success. The 2nd annual tournament is scheduled for Friday, 10/24/14, at Makaha Valley Country Club (see the attached flyer). Please join us!

Gege Kawelo was president of the Wai`anae Hawaiian Civic Club for 10 years, a tireless vanguard for Hawaiian culture and the E Ala Voyaging Canoe. We continue her work in loving memory.
Owned and operated by the Wai`anae Hawaiian Civic Club, the E Ala and her team of dedicated volunteers have already accomplished numerous successes:

• Fundraising $90,000 toward the refurbishment of the canoe itself
• Construction of the halau wa`a by the Division of Boating and Ocean
Recreation. Now located at the Wai`anae Small Boat Harbor
• Partnering with PALS/PLACES after-school and internship programs,
Wai`anae High School, Ka Waihona I Ka Na`auao, Nanakuli High School and Intermediate, Ka Waihona I Ka Na`auao, Kamaile Academy, Leeward Community College Wai`anae, the Boys and Girls Club and many more to come.

Not a golfer? Not a problem as there are numerous ways to participate in this event aside from putting together a golf team. Prize Sponsors and banquet guests contribute to the success of our annual event.

Do not let us set sail without you! Be sure to register by October 15, 2014.

Go to this link to register for the tournament or banquet, or to complete a prize/monetary donation form

For questions regarding our 2nd Annual Gege Kawelo Memorial Fundraising Golf Tournament, please do not hesitate to call Kawika Ayau at (808) 594- 6551 or email him at

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