AN INVITATION TO THE YOUTH OF HONOLULU

The Royal Order of Kamehameha I, Hawai‘i Chapter #1 invites interested youth – both male and female – ages 15 – 17 years old living in the Honolulu area to participate in traditional and cultural events to perpetuate the ancient customs of Hawai‘i.

Regular meetings will be scheduled for the first Thursday of each month from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. on ‘Iolani Palace grounds in the High Chief Kana’ina (Old Archives) Building.

The Royal Order of Kamehameha I, is one of the four Royal Hawaiian Benevolent Societies who holds the distinction of an uninterrupted history since its founding by His Majesty King Kamehameha V, Lot Kapuaiwa in April 1865.

Activities planned are to have youth participate in community events that are calendared throughout the year.  Such events include annual parades – Prince Kuhio Parade (March) and King Kamehameha Floral Parade (June); Makahiki celebrations (October and November); the kuleana e malama (responsibility to care) for the Hawaiian Warriors Memorial (Kukalepa) quarterly at Ft. DeRussy and other significant cultural field trips that may be planned specifically for the youth.

This is a first-time venture for our organization as we attempt to encourage youth participation in community events.  There are also scholarship opportunities for interested youth to assist in their educational goals; and events could merit and meet community service hours required for high school graduation.

Interested youth may fill out an application and must also complete the parental permission form.

The first meeting is scheduled for THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 2011 at 4:30 P.M. – Kana‘ina Building

For further information, you may call/contact:

Henry Wassman – phone: 277-3426

e-mail: hwassman@hotmail.com

Chad Williams – phone: 780-8863

e-mail: chadamog@gmail.com