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No. 2017 – 11


WHEREAS, Rebecca Tabadisto, fondly known as Aunty Becky by all who knew her, was born in Honolulu, Hawai‘i on September 2, 1927, the middle child of five siblings, the daughter of Margaret and David Edrozo; and

WHEREAS, as David Edrozo served in the U. S. Navy, the Edrozo ‘ohana received new orders to San Diego in 1935 where the family continued to grow and where they choose to remain; and

WHEREAS, Aunty Becky emulated the Aloha spirit Tutu Margaret modeled and lived daily in her life sharing it with all welcomed into their home; and

WHEREAS, this life style extended beyond the boundaries of their home to include local neighborhood families and to the needy of San Diego; and

WHEREAS, Aunty Becky found the love of her life in Uncle Cliff Tabadisto for fifty-four years, and in their three children, Tab, Karen, and Kathryn; and

WHEREAS, Aunty Becky kept alive the Hawaiian way, culture, and rich heritage with her children; and

WHEREAS, Aunty Becky continued the joyfulness, generosity and love given to her by Tutu Margaret not only with her growing family but also her extended neighborhood family; and

WHEREAS, Aunty Becky understood and lived the life of a civically engaged individual and servant of others by volunteering to serve the homeless of San Diego at the Vincent DePaul Center and later at Father Joe’s Village sharing her talents as a cook as well as often times giving the shirt off her back; and

WHEREAS, Aunty Becky never tired of giving back to the Native Hawaiian community through her membership and involvement in the activities of Hui O Hawaiʻi of San Diego and ‘Ahahui Kīwila Hawai‘i O San Diego.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs at its 58th Annual Convention in Seattle, Washington, in the malama of ʻIkuwā and the rising of Māhealani, this 4th day of November 2017, remembering and honoring the life of Rebecca Tabadisto; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a moment of silent be held by the house of delegates at the 58th Annual Convention to honor Rebecca Tabadisto; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a certified copy of this resolution be transmitted to members of the Tabadisto ‘Ohana, Hui O Hawai‘i of San Diego, ‘Ahahui Kīwila Hawai‘i O San Diego, as well as the Governor of the State of Hawai‘i, President of the State Senate, Speaker of the State House of Representatives, Chair of the State Senate Committee on Hawaiian Affairs, Chair of the State House Committee on Ocean, Marine Resources, & Hawaiian Affairs, Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, and all County Mayors.

The undersigned hereby certifies that the foregoing Resolution was duly adopted in the malama of ʻIkuwā and the rising of Māhealani on the 4th day of November 2017, at the 58th Annual Convention of the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs in Seattle, Washington.

Annelle C. Amaral, President