A Message from the President

Aloha mai kākou,

In lieu of an Annual Meeting, Moanalua Gardens Foundation will conduct voting for Board of Directors by mail and online. Please review the slate and vote for your new Board of Directors on the online ballot page at http://www.moanaluagardensfoundation.org/vote by December 8, 2017. Our President’s Report can now be viewed online as well.

You have helped MGF create Huaka‘i o Kamananui, Aloha ‘Āina Moanalua, the first place-based environmental education program for Kamananui (Moanalua) Valley. Since its start in 2015, 264 teachers have been trained and an estimated 3,000 fourthgraders have experienced the thrill of learning about this sacred ahupua`a, once home to O‘ahu’s ruling chiefs and a center of hula and chant.

But we must train additional teachers so that more students can discover the unique ecosystems and native species that are found nowhere else on earth.

Since our humble beginning in 1978, the Prince Lot Hula Festival has become the premier cultural event on O‘ahu, thanks to you.

Now a two-day event, MGF welcomed on July 15th and 16th, approximately 14,000 kama‘āina and visitors who flocked to see this stunning celebration of hula at its magnificent new home, Iolani Palace. Your kōkua will help us keep this exciting event free yearafter-year.

MGF is committed to continuing Huaka‘i o Kamananui, Aloha ‘Āina Moanalua and the Prince Lot Hula Festival but cannot without your support. While we are proud of our accomplishments, there is much more to do and we need your help to do it.

Please send us your donation either by mail or online (click here). When you do, please check off the membership box either as a renewing member or as a new member of Moanalua Gardens Foundation.

No other organization in Hawai‘i is so deeply dedicated to preserving and perpetuating the history, native culture and environment of Hawai‘i through education and stewardship at of Kamananui (Moanalua) Valley and celebration of the Prince Lot Hula Festival.

Your kōkua will help MGF continue to develop our Huaka‘i o Kamananui program to provide educational facilities and activities in the valley as well as perpetuating hula on the grounds of historic Iolani Palace where hula was celebrated by our ali‘i.

Take a moment now to vote and help. Vote on the enclosed ballot and complete the reply card. Let us count on your support for Huaka‘i o Kamananui, Aloha ‘Āina Moanalua and the 41st annual Prince Lot Hula Festival in the year ahead.

Mahalo a nui loa for your vote and generous support!

Alexander Alika Jamile
Executive Director and President

P.S. Your help is needed now! Please send your gift of $50, $150, $500, $1,000 or whatever you can afford. Your donation will help MGF continue our programs and our mission to preserve and perpetuate the history, native culture and environment of Hawai‘i for future generations. Please kōkua and donate today; Click here to navigate to the Donation Page. 
Don’t forget to vote online; Click Here to Vote!


 

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