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October 13, 2013

     44th Annual Scholarship Fund

     Luncheon & Fashion Show

     Pomaikai Ballrooms at Dole Cannery

     Click here for reservation flyer


November 3, 2013    

     Legacy Banquet

     Sheraton Waikiki Hotel


Congratulations to the 2013 Hui Makaala Scholarship Recipients!

Derek Shiroma, Jr. - Roosevelt HS

Chantel Ikehara - Roosevelt HS

Kristen Monico -  Moanalua HS

Quentin Ikeno - Konawaena HS

Garinn Pereira - Roosevelt HS

Eamon Campbell - Pearl City HS

Matthew Taira - Creighton University


Thank you to Scholarship

Committee Chair, Clayton Uza

as well as committee members:

Ruby Uehara, Eric Nitta,

Ryan Okunaga 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.










Click here for more information about the origins of Hui Makaala.



Come to the

44th Annual

Scholarship Fund Luncheon & Fashion Show!


Our scholarships would not exist without the hard work of Hui Makaala's club members and volunteers, as well as your support!  In 2013, we awarded seven 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 Cinnamon Girl, Reyn Spooner and Allison Izu!


Don't miss out on this fun and fabulous event on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at the newly renovated Pomaikai Ballrooms at Dole Cannery.


Reservations are now being taken.  For more information, click here!







Click here for photos from the HUOA Okinawan Festival

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