Aloha Kākou!

Welcome to the Piʻilani Hawaiian civic club website.  Feel free to browse through the pages for updates on upcoming Piʻilani events as well as other Hawaiian events in the State of Colorado! We’ve also added the news feed from the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs main page for your convenience.  Mahalo!

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Piilani Picnic!

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Aloha no

E komo mai. Come join us for summer fun. Bring your favorite dish, dessert or beverages. Club will provide kalua  pig and cabbage, and water. Bring your ukulele and guitars too for kanikapila. We will be in main pavilion near pool and kids playground. Pool is open but there is a small fee to get in. Gathering at 10:30, eat at 12:00. Music, games and visiting throughout the day.

Piʻilani Hawaiian Civic Club

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Hoʻolauleʻa 2016!

Hoolaulea 2016 flyer

Mark your calendars! The Piʻilani Hawaiian Civic Club is proud to present our annual Hoʻolauleʻa. Hoʻolauleʻa in the Hawaiian language meens to celebrate, and here, we will be celebrating our Hawaiian heritage and history.

Join us as we celebrate Hawaiʻi and the Pacific through music, song, and dance.

Hawaiian-made products, merchandise, and food will also be available for purchase through the various booths that will be on the Civic Green grounds.

Workshops for Keiki Hula (Children’s hula) and Ukulele will be provided, alongside other cultural demonstrations.

Have a nice cold pia (beer) at our beer garden as you enjoy the beautiful voices on stage.

This one day event is FREE for the public! We hope to see you all there.

For more information, contact Lynette K. Asperin at 303-549-6172

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Aloha everyone,
As of last week, a spot opened up at the People’s Fair in Civic Center Park for Piʻilani to do some fundraising. Click on the sign-up genius link for more information. The club would greatly appreciate it if you could donate some of your time (4 hours on one of the days to be exact) by volunteering at the Pepsi Booth that we will have. The Pepsi booth is simply a booth that sells beverages to event goers, and as we sell these beverages, we share some Hawaiian music and hula from time to time. It is a great event to spend some time with other club members. You will also have a front row seat to all of the other festive booths that will be around Civic Center Park. Once again, we humbly ask that you sign up for slots ASAP so that we can confirm that there is enough people to help.
This event will generate $600.00 for the club, 25% of which will be deposited into our scholarship fund which funds our cultural and academic scholarships.
Consider volunteering today by clicking the link below!
If you need more information, please contact Phillip Swain at (720) 212-8430.


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Piʻilani Spring Newsletter

Aloha everyone,

Here is the latest newsletter for Piʻilani. Enjoy!

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May 1, May Day Celebration

Ke aloha nui iā kākou pākahi a pau,

We are thrilled to host a small May Day celebration at the Belmar Library for Piʻilani club members! May Day in Hawaiʻi is a festive time of year, with its roots in the early 20th century. We will talk briefly about the history of May Day, in addition to teaching club members how to make ti-leaf style leis! If you have an ukulele, please feel free to bring it with you, as we will also be teaching a special song. Also, please bring a dish to share with other club members. For more information, see below. Please note that there are some additional expenses if you would like to make ti-lea leis with ti-leaf.

WHO: Piʻilani Hawaiian Civic Club of Colorado, Club members

WHAT: May Day celebration, lei lāʻī (ti-leaf lei) making, potluck, talk story. NOTE: We will be making FABRIC ti-leaf leis which are free and have no cost. HOWEVER, if you would like to make lei with REAL ti-leaves, a $10.00 material charge is required. If you would like to make a lei with real ti-leaf, please contact Nadine Apo at or by phone at (720) 299-3652 BY APRIL 25th.

WHEN: May 1st

WHERE: Belmar Library, 12:00pm-4:00pm

WHY: To celebrate May Day, Hawaiian style!

Piʻilani Hawaiian Civic Club

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St. Bernadette Golf Tournament Announcement

Aloha nui kākou,

See the attached flyer for a charity golf tournament that is being hosted by St. Bernadette Catholic Parish. St. Bernadette has been a strong supporter of Piʻilani over the years, and most recently, we were able to host our fundraiser lūʻau in this space. Consider supporting them in this event.

St. Bernadette

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On behalf of the Piʻilani Hawaiian Civic Club, we would like to thank each and everyone for participating in this year’s lūʻau! We are especially indebted to Nā Kamaliʻi o Hawaiʻi and Hawaiian Harmony, are ʻohana from Colorado Springs, for driving up and putting on a spectacular show. If you missed it, or would like to reminisce about this event, feel free to go through the slideshow below.


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The Piʻilani Hawaiian Civic Club of Colorado is currently looking for club members to fill the following positions:

Kakau ‘Ōlelo Hoʻoholo (Corresponding Secretary), 1 year-term

The Kākau ʻŌlelo Hoʻoholo is responsible for maintaining the official club email ( as well as sending out information to general club members. Responsibilities include:

  1. Attend monthly Piʻilani executive board meetings.
  2. The Kakau ‘Ōlelo Hoʻoholo shall maintain all communication and documents.
  3. Procure and maintain corporation stationery supplies.
  4. The Kakau ‘Ōlelo Hoʻoholo shall prepare all correspondence and issue all notices and bulletins.
  5. Introduce prospective and new members to the general membership.
  6. Deliver communications and documents to general membership, maintaining records for the same.
  7. Maintain a current roster of members of the corporation.

Piʻilani Webmaster, 1-year/ongoing term

The Piʻilani Webmaster is responsible for the maintenance of the the Piʻilani website (, the Piʻilani facebook page, and the Piʻilani Webmaster account ( Responsibilities include:

  1. Attend monthly Piʻilani executive board meetings.
  2. Manage the Piʻilani facebook page.
  3. Manage the Piʻilani website ( with wordpress software.
  4. Forward any emails/club member inquiries received either from the website, facebook, or email to the Piʻilani board.
  5. Manage the Piʻilani webmaster email (
  6. Facilitate the development of a quarterly Piʻilani newsletter.

Please consider serving in a board position today!


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URGENT ANNOUNCEMENT: Prince Kūhiō Fundraiser Lūʻau

Join us for the 2016 Prince Kūhiō Fundraiser Lūʻau!

Who: Anyone who wants to ʻai some meaʻai Hawaiʻi (Hawaiian food) OR would like to support Piʻilani. This includes the general public, and members of Piʻilani.

What: The menu will include Kālua (Roast) Pig, Chicken Long Rice, Lomi Salmon, Shoyu Chicken, Poi, Rice, Salads, Fresh Pineapple, Haupia, Dessert, Coffee, Fruit Punch and Water
Limited FRESH poke available day of for $ 10.00

When: SATURDAY, APRIL 2, 2016 (Ka lā 2 o Apelila, Poʻaono)

Where: The Lūʻau will take place at St. Bernadette’s Catholic Parish, 7240 W. 12th Avenue, Lakewood, CO 80214. The Lūʻau will be held underneath the main chapel in a large social hall. Look for the Piʻilani sign!

Why: Help us celebrate the birthday of Prince Kūhiō Kalanianaʻole, the aliʻi (chief) who served as Hawaiʻi’s representative to the U.S. legislature and was instrumental in the establishment of the Hawaiian Civic Clubs. This event will also be a fundraiser Lūʻau to help offset costs for the Hoʻolauleʻa AND to increase the funds in our scholarship account.

Pre-sale Tickets:
Keiki under 3= Manuahi (Free)
Keiki (3-11)= $15.00
12 and up= $35.00


*If you are sending cash or a check, please mail it to:
Pi’ilani Hawaiian Civic Club
PO Box 621895
Littleton, CO 80162


Here are some kiʻi from last year’s lūʻau!

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2016 ʻAha Constitution

As many of you know, the Native Hawaiian ʻaha that was held a few weeks ago produced a constitution for the formation of a Native Hawaiian entity. Please review as needed, make notes, and educate yourselves on this important matter.

We are hoping to plan a kūkākūkā session in the weeks to come, so stay tuned.


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