First Annual Keolalaulani Halau ‘Olapa O Laka Golf Tournament

Aloha kaua,

Keolalaulani Halau ‘Olapa O Laka (“KHOOL”) was established in 1963 in the district of Ko’olaupoko, more commonly referred to as the Windward side of our moku (island). It is these descriptive words that identify the area that our Halau resides and where I grew up as a child. Our ‘ohana is deeply rooted in Kaneohe, known for planting the first Catholic Church, Saint Ann’s. Many of our ancestors’ records are still housed in the church’s rectory. Our ili is also known for the Apuakea rain, the Ulumano wind, and the famous “`Ahu a Laka,” more commonly known as Sand Bar in Kaneohe Bay. These wahi pana (place names) and history are so vital to the perpetuation of our Hula.

As I take over the kuleana of my mother, the late Aloha Dalire, I will build upon what she taught me. My vision for 2018 is to foster and partner with our community, through various businesses and cultural practitioners, to educate my haumana not only in Hula, but the world beyond. This would not be possible without your support.

I humbly ask for your assistance through a donation in kind to our Halau fundraiser. All monies will be used to further the growth of my haumana and their education through numerous resources throughout O’ahu.