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October 19, 2014

     45th Annual Scholarship Fund

     Luncheon & Fashion Show

     Pomaikai Ballrooms at Dole Cannery

     Click here for reservation flyer



Congratulations to the 2014 Hui Makaala Scholarship Recipients!


Dorothy Doike-Foreman

Cody Gibo

Chantel Ikehara

Lori Nakamoto

Reese Okura

Shelby Oshiro

Taylor Preza

Kolby Proctor

Jadeen Sakauye

Taylor Tamanaha

Sydney Tsukenjo


Thank you to Scholarship

Committee Chair, Clayton Uza

as well as committee members:

 Eric Nitta, Reid Yamashiro and Val Kato


   Formed in January 1946 with 60 members, Hui Makaala is an Okinawan scholarship organization whose goal is to promote the Okinawan culture and Uchinanchu Spirit through awarding educational scholarships to Hawaii's college-bound students who have an interest in and have contributed to the rich tapestry of Okinawan culture.

   The name "Hui Makaala" is derived from the Hawaiian language words "Hui", meaning club, group or association, and "Makaala" meaning ever alert, vigilant, and watchful.  Together, "Hui Makaala" implies an organization ever alert to serve, work, and strive together.  We are proud of our past Presidents which you can see listed here.










Click here for more information about the origins of Hui Makaala.



Come to the

45th Annual

Scholarship Fund Luncheon & Fashion Show!


Our scholarships would not exist without the hard work of Hui Makaala's club members and volunteers, as well as your support!  In 2014 we awarded eleven students a total of $18,000!  These scholarships are funded in part with the proceeds of the Hui Makaala Fashion Show, our biggest fundraiser of the year!


This year, we are proud to feature the designs of Nui Mono, Rix Island Wear and Calista by Cotton Cargo!


We are also honored to feature Okinawan entertainment by Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko Hawaii, Afuso Ryu Choichi Kai Hawaii, Tamagusuku Ryu Senjukai Frances Nakachi Ryubu Dojo, and Hawaii Okinawa Creative Arts.


Don't miss out on this fun and fabulous event on Sunday, October 19, 2013 at the Pomaikai Ballrooms at Dole Cannery.


Reservations are now being taken.  For more information, click here!






Click here for photos from the HUOA Okinawan Festival

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