ASSOCIATION OF HAWAIIAN CIVIC CLUBS
No. 2017 – 3
REMEMBERING THE LIFE OF JULIA KEANO KANE NEEDHAM
WHEREAS, Julia Keano Kane born on May 4, 1928, to parents Joseph Kahalau Kane, Sr. and Fannie Kameha (Apao) Kane; and
WHEREAS, Julia lived in the Kaimukī area, and was born with poor eyesight and she attended the Waikīkī School for the Blind, but that did not stop her from always reading and later graduated from McKinley High School with the Class of 1946; and
WHEREAS, Aunty Julia, who was also known as “Aunty Dolly,” worked at Tripler Army Hospital until she retired, and during this early period of her marriage, she taught Uncle Paul Needham, Sr. to read and got him promoted to a better position in Hawaiian Electric Company whence he eventually retired; and
WHEREAS, Aunty Julia married Paul Kekua Needham, Sr. and had four children: a daughter Paula Kulamanu (Needham) Taosoga who has passed away from cancer, a son Paul Kekua Needham, Jr. who resides in Salt Lake City, Utah, a daughter Glenna Nalani (Needham) Togo who resides in New Mexico, and an adopted son Kevin Nawai Kane Needham who resides in Waimanalo; and
WHEREAS, Aunty Julia and Uncle Paul’s children had 15 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren; and
WHEREAS, Aunty Julia had six siblings and they are Joseph Kahalau Kane II (Deceased); Solomon Kane (Deceased); James Nawai Naniwaialeale Kane (Deceased); Charlotte Mahealani (Kane) Peroff (Deceased); Margaret Mahinakauloa (Kane) Hagist residing in Mesa, Arizona; and Miriam (Kane) Hill (Deceased); and
WHEREAS, Aunty Julia decided that she and Uncle Paul would join the Pearl Harbor Hawaiian Civic Club and she was very proud to be a member, she would be involved in more ways than just being a member on paper; and
WHEREAS, Aunty Julia and Uncle Paul joined the Pearl Harbor Hawaiian Civic Club Choral Group and participated in the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs Choral Competition during the annual convention; and
WHEREAS, Aunty Julia would get involved with fundraisers that the club and would participate in, the Mission House Craft Fair, Hō‘ike‘ike, King Kamehameha Celebration Ho‘olaule‘a and Craft Fair at Queen Kapi‘olani Park, ʻOnipaʻa held at ʻIolani Palace, Annual Christmas Craft Fair held on McKinley High School grounds, and cleaning the chapel and the grounds of Mauna ʻAla; and
WHEREAS, Aunty Julia was proud and loved being a member of Pearl Harbor Hawaiian Civic Club with all her heart and served in many positions along with her husband Paul and sister Charlotte “Lani” Peroff.
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 the life of Julia Keano (Kane) Needham; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a moment of silence be held to remember the life of Julia Keano (Kane) Needham at this 58th Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs Annual Convention; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that certified copies of this resolution be transmitted to Paul Kekua Needham, Jr., Glenna Nalani Needham Togo, Kevin Nawai Kane Needham, Paula Kulamanu Needham Taosoga, Margret M. Hagist, Pearl Harbor 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