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Annual Meeting, Roll Call, and Open House

The Annual Meeting weekend is always full of fun and celebration. Start with breakfast Friday at HMH and continue through that day and on into Saturday with the Annual Meeting, the Roll Call, a visit from Rev. William Richards, and open house afternoon.

We will have return visits of Rev. Lorrin Andrews and Samuel Kamakau on Friday, April 20, in a special pau hana theatre performance.

Future Annual Meeting dates will be:
April 6, 2019

April 25, 2020 

Here's an outline of the weekend for 2018 ... 

Friday, April 20Morning and afternoon
       • 8:30 a.m. Breakfast
 with the President and new Executive Director at HMH, reservations please. Donation requested.  RESERVE BREAKFAST HERE
  • Visit the archives before it opens, by reservation (Call Mary Ann Lentz, (808) 447-3922 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
       • Friday historic house tours at HMH as usual with no admission charged for enrolled members of HMCS. 
             Tours are on the hour beginning at 11 a.m., with final tour starting at 3 p.m.


5:30-7:30 p.m. History Theatre 
      • A special pau hana theatre at HMH featuring two characters followed by talkback time to discuss the role, the research, and the times. $30 per person includes pupu and beverage, reservations requested. The characters will be:
       • Reverend Lorrin Andrews
     
• Samuel Kamakau
Gathering and food from 5:30.  Performances began at 6:30 p.m.
Make your reservation ONLINE HERE or by calling Lisa at (808) 447-3926.

Saturday, April 21 - Annual Meeting and Open House
PARKING has been requested at Kawaiaha`o Plaza Garage, corner South and Kawaiaha`o Streets. Free. Otherwise, use the city lot at Beretania and Alapai Streets.   RESERVE YOUR ATTENDANCE HERE   
       • 9:30 a.m. Registration and Coffee - sign the register, get a name tag, meet your family
       • 10:00 a.m. Annual Meeting Call to Order and election of Trustees
                              Roll Call and the Annual Photo follow immediately.
       lunch under the tent - pre-order a box lunch or bring your own (Those with special food needs are encouraged to bring their own as we cannot arrange for substitutes in the box lunches.)
       • 1:00 p.m. 
A special visit by Rev. William Richards will be performed in the performance garden, Kahua Ho`okipa
                          We are recreating the hale built for him by Governor Boki in 1823.
       • 1:30 p.m. A story-circle with PlayBuilders to begin the writing of a play for the Bicentennial.
                         All descendants welcome. Read more about it HERE.  

AS ALWAYS ...
       • Games for keiki will be offered during the meeting.* Please let us know the ages of your children. 
       • The Roll Call of descendants by order of arrivals and the Annual Photo will follow the meeting -
                                   EVERYONE in attendance should join in the photo. 
       • Who will be the youngest this year? Who will have come the furthest? and which of our kupuna will admit to being most elderly?
      •  Pre-order lunch or potluck under our tent while the Board of Trustees holds its first meeting of the new year.

12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. FREE open house and activities for all ages

       •  1:00 p.m. 
A special visit by Rev. William Richards will be performed in the performance garden, Kahua Ho`okipa
                    We are rebuilding his hale and
                    will celebrate his role in developing Hawaiʻi’s own form of constitutional monarchy
                    after he resigned from the mission.

       •  Special hale-building activities for all ages which include the knots needed to make the cordage.
       •  Printing press activities with take-home prints 
       •  Stitching
       •  Lauhala weaving 
       •  The houses will be open for exploration.
       • See the Printing Press in action
       • Visit the Archives and learn how to use our online resources

Be sure to pre-register in order to have a lunch prepared for you -
           or plan a potluck with your family.


Box lunches will be prepared by A Hui Hou Catering. Your choices of contents are:
       • Shoyu chicken lunch with rice, furikake, ume, salad and celery sticks and a lemon bar. $16 
       • Sandwich of Chicken salad with grapes, walnuts & celery, on whole wheat bread with carrot sticks and a lemon bar $16
       • Sandwich of Egg Salad with carrots and a cookie $13
         Please place your lunch orders by Tuesday, April 17.

        Online lunch order is now closed. Please call 447-3926, and speak with Lisa.

         
Don't forget!

The nominations for Trustees will be found here
Help keep us up to date with your family on the Genealogy page. 
See the Site's Calendar page for all the latest events at HMH.


The last Annual Meeting was April 21-22, 2017 

Read about it in the Fall 2017 Maile Wreath. 

SEE the 2017 Annual Meeting in video.