Calendar of Events
October 19, 2014
45th Annual Scholarship Fund
Luncheon & Fashion Show
Pomaikai Ballrooms at Dole Cannery
Congratulations to the 2014 Hui Makaala Scholarship Recipients!
Thank you to Scholarship
Committee Chair, Clayton Uza
as well as committee members:
Eric Nitta, Reid Yamashiro and Val Kato
Formed in January 1946 with 60 members, Hui Makaala is an Okinawan scholarship organization whose goal is to promote the Okinawan culture and Uchinanchu Spirit through awarding educational scholarships to Hawaii's college-bound students who have an interest in and have contributed to the rich tapestry of Okinawan culture.
The name "Hui Makaala" is derived from the Hawaiian language words "Hui", meaning club, group or association, and "Makaala" meaning ever alert, vigilant, and watchful. Together, "Hui Makaala" implies an organization ever alert to serve, work, and strive together. We are proud of our past Presidents which you can see listed here.
Scholarship Fund Luncheon & Fashion Show
Proceeding as Scheduled!
UPDATED: To all of our guests to the upcoming fashion show this weekend, in light of current information about tropical storm Ana as of Thursday night, we will be going forward, full steam ahead, with the Fashion Show on Sunday. We are closely monitoring the situation, and if anything radically changes (which we believe is unlikely), we will be posting information here and will contact our guests with the information sent during our reservation process.
Than you all for your support and patience during this unusual detour. Despite it, the Fashion Show is on schedule to be a blast and we look forward to seeing you on Sunday!
Our scholarships would not exist without the hard work of Hui Makaala's club members and volunteers, as well as your support! In 2014 we awarded eleven students a total of $18,000! These scholarships are funded in part with the proceeds of the Hui Makaala Fashion Show, our biggest fundraiser of the year!
This year, we are proud to feature the designs of Nui Mono, Rix Island Wear and Calista by Cotton Cargo!
We are also honored to feature Okinawan entertainment by Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko Hawaii, Afuso Ryu Choichi Kai Hawaii, Tamagusuku Ryu Senjukai Frances Nakachi Ryubu Dojo, and Hawaii Okinawa Creative Arts.
Don't miss out on this fun and fabulous event on Sunday, October 19, 2014 at the Pomaikai Ballrooms at Dole Cannery.
Reservations are now being taken. For more information, click here!