ASSOCIATION OF HAWAIIAN CIVIC CLUBS
No. 2017 – 18
HONORING THE MEMORY AND LIFE OF HRH PRINCESS REGINA ABIGAIL MARY WAHĪIKA‘AHU‘ULA KEŌPŪOLANI KAWĀNANAKOA
WHEREAS, HRH Princess Regina Abigail Mary Wahīika‘ahu‘ula Keōpūolani Kawānanakoa, as a member of the House of Kawānanakoa, was born in Honolulu on July 16th, 1947, and was the daughter of HRH Prince Edward Kawānanakoa and Lila de Clark Whitaker Kawānanakoa, a direct descendent of Kauai’s King Kaumuali‘i and the great-great-granddaughter of 19th century industrialist James Campbell; and
WHEREAS, Princess Regina is survived by her mother Lila de Clark Whitaker Kawānanakoa of Mexico; her son, HRH Prince Erik Linstrom Kawānanakoa of Texas; three grandchildren, HRH Prince Nicholas, HRH Princess Alexandra and HRH Prince Lucas; her brothers, HRH Prince Edward, HRH Prince David, HRH Prince Quentin and HRH Prince Pi‘ikoi; an Aunt, Marchesa Kapi‘olani Kawānanakoa Marignoli; a step mother Carol, the Princess Edward Kawānanakoa, and many cousins, nieces and nephews; and
WHEREAS, Princess Regina was a lifetime member of the Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalanianaʻole Hawaiian Civic Club, which was named in honor of her great granduncle and founded by Princess Regina’s grandaunt, Princess Lili‘uokalani Kawānanakoa, who also founded the Friends of ‘Iolani Palace; and
WHEREAS, Princess Regina, by her lineage, was a member of various Hawaiian Royal Benevolent Societies including the Hale O Nā Ali‘i O Hawai‘i where she served as member of the Kumu‘ahakalani – The Supreme Council, since birth; and
WHEREAS, Princess Regina also participated in the Daughters of Hawai‘i and their responsibilities for Hānaiakamalama, Queen Emma’s Summer Palace and the Hulihe‘e Palace in Kailua-Kona, Hawai‘i; and
WHEREAS, Princess Regina’s great grandfather, HRH Prince David Kawānanakoa, was among the few chiefs of the Kingdom of Hawai‘i on whom was bestowed the title of Crown Prince and Heir Apparent to the Throne of Hawai‘i; and
WHEREAS, Princess Regina published and coauthored with Kristin Zambucka, a historic biography entitled Kaumuali‘i: King of Kaua‘i, through which she contributed to the historical preservation of her fourth great grandfather the last Ruling King of Kaua‘i, King Kaumuali‘i; and
WHEREAS, a resolution of the Hale O Nā Ali‘i O Hawai‘i, a Hawaiian Royal Society, stated that “Princess Regina was a philanthropist who exemplified the spirit of ‘Ōpūali‘i; charitable generosity embodied in the actions of a true Ali‘i;” and
WHEREAS, according to longtime friend Watters O. Martin, Jr., Princess Regina “always gave, she did not need the attention, her creed was to give… her giving without expectation, her love for her motherland and her want to ensure everyone understood the history of this special place, Hawai‘i, will live in all of us and now remains our responsibility;” and
WHEREAS, Princess Regina passed away on December 10, 2016 at the age of 69 at her home in East O‘ahu; and
WHEREAS, Princess Regina’s services were attended by officers and members representing the Prince Kūhiō Hawaiian Civic Club, officers and member of all Chapters of Hale O Nā Ali‘i O Hawai‘i, and many family and friends at the St. Augustine By-The-Sea Catholic Church on January 14, 2017; and
WHEREAS, Princess Regina was laid to eternal rest at O‘ahu Cemetery on January 15th, 2017 at the Kawānanakoa family plot.
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, honoring the memory and life of HRH Princess Regina Abigail Mary Wahīika‘ahu‘ula Keōpūolani Kawānanakoa; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a moment of silence be held to honor the memory and life of HRH Princess Regina Abigail Mary Wahīika‘ahu‘ula Keōpūolani Kawānanakoa at this 58th Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs Annual Convention; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that certified copies of this resolution be transmitted to Lila de Clark Whitaker Kawānanakoa of Mexico, HRH Prince Erik Linstrom Kawānanakoa, Prince Kūhiō Hawaiian Civic Club, 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