L-R: Bottom row – Kasey, Ka’ili, & Keola; Middle row – Julie & Maryellen Pilila’au; Top row – Ike, Maria & Debbie Mahoe. In relation to Herbert Ka’ili Pilila’au, the children are the great-grand-nephews & niece; Maryellen is his sister-in-law; Julie & Debbie are nieces; and Maria & Ike are grand-nieces. [Click on the letter and photo to enlarge]

On 5/30/11, at 11am, the relatives of Wai`anae Medal of Honor recipient Herbert Ka’ili Pilila`au plan to speak and attend the annual Memorial Day ceremony. Each year the ceremony is hosted by the Wai`anae Coast’s Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, and Ladies Auxiliary; Wai`anae and Nanakuli High School JROTC programs; the staff of the Herbert K. Pilila`au Army Recreation Center, and other volunteers.  The event is free and open to the public.

Our community is indebted to the service and sacrifice of the Wai`anae Coast’s three Medal of Honor recipients: Shinyei Nagamine, Yeiki Kobashigawa, and Herbert K. Pilila`au; and HI Medal of Honor recipient Joshua Titcomb.

Mahalo nui loa to ALL VETERANS, RESERVISTS, AND ACTIVE-DUTY MILITARY MEN & WOMEN. We are eternally grateful for your sacrifice!!

Nanakuli High Golf Tournament June 26

Message from Coach Aika Makaula, Head wrestling coach and O-line coach at Nanakuli High school:

Nanakuli High school is having a golf tournament June 26 at Ko Olina golf club and after party at Roy’s Ko Olina.  We are also in the planning of a Nanakuli Alumni Concert at the High school football field July 9 and looking for venders, non monetary donation and entertainment.

Nanakuli at many times takes a back seat in many things.  As a wrestling coach I feel that we need to help all sports here at Nanakuli.  In addition to funding other needed improvements, we would like to build a hall of fame for our student athletes in honor of their commitment and dedication to their school.

The Nanakuli wrestling team has participated in the “Make a Difference Day” and a clean-up project at Zablan Beach Park sponsored by the NHIS-PTSA. I even talked the team into wearing ties to school on Fridays before the championships to help build their self esteem and comfort with business attire. None of these students have ever worn ties before! I believe something as small as wearing a tie is important should they continue their education and athletics at the college level. The first time was a sight to see, as many of them showed up in ties jeans and rubber slippers!

Our starting budget for the year was $34 and now we ask for your help and support to ensure the future of the Nanakuli Golden Hawks. I know some of you may not be able to attend our events, but I will do my best to recognize you or your organization for your help, donation, sponsorship or adoption of a team or any other sport program that we have here at Nanakuli. The Golden Hawks will be holding your name in our hearts. Your donation will not only help this year’s team but teams of the future and the rest of our Nanakuli athletic family.
P.s. We humbly ask for your Aloha, Other fundraisers that we are planning an all day event which is including the following, a concert featuring many well known artists and talented musicians from our community, a 5k run with Susan G. Komen for the cure, a cooking a contest, man vs. food contest, a Big Rig of the west side contest all on July 9th. We will also have a wrestling tournament in December. We are in great need of sponsorship or donations for all of our tournaments

For more information, contact:

Coach Aika (808)203-3844


MA’O Organic Farm’s Annual Fundraiser: Save the Date (6/25/11) & Donate to the Silent Auction!

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Please join us! Save the date….

June 25, 2011
6-9 pm

Annual dinner/auction to support the education programs of MA‘O Organic Farms.
Ticket and Table sales begin next week

Donate to the Silent Auction by clicking here or visiting this link: http://bit.ly/i5m6Sn

Please visit our website for more information about our organization and programs.