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No. 2018 – 3


WHEREAS, Lucy Kahikikalakalaniwahineonamoku Kapule, affectionately known as “Aunty Lady,” was born April 17, 1932, on the ahupuaʻa of Kahauloa ʻiki in South Kona, Moku o Keawe; and

WHEREAS, her parents are Isaac Kapule and Daisy Kaolulo of Nāpoʻopoʻo Village, South Kona, Moku o Keawe; and

WHEREAS, Aunty Lady graduated from Hilo High School and soon after moved back to Kona, married Samuel Kawamoto (to whom she was married for 57 years), and had six children, Lindalani Mock-Chew, Robert, Sam, Jr., Isaac, Daisy Mitchell and Brad, and her hanai daughters, Jacqueline White, Margo Kawamoto, and Vinel Sugino; and

WHEREAS, her pride and joy were her numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and

WHEREAS, Aunty Lady was employed by Kona Lodge and Teshima’s Restaurant, and she retired from the Kona Community Hospital; and

WHEREAS, Aunty Lady loved her community and for almost her entire life was always volunteering and selflessly giving through the organizations she committed in her life-time such as the American Red Cross, Ironman Triathlon, Kona Relay for Life, and her most favorite, the American Cancer Society; and

WHEREAS, Aunty Lady was a charter and lifetime member of Kuakini Hawaiian Civic Club of Kona serving as its Kahu, guiding the organization with cultural values and principles, and actively participating in every Hawaiian Civic Club community event and Annual Conventions; and

WHEREAS, through her active role in the Hawaiian Civic Club, she participated in projects and events that consisted of food drives, Kūhīo Day Celebrations, Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park’s Annual Cultural Festivals, Merrie Monarch Parades, Kamehameha Statue lei draping in Kapaʻau, and the Kamehameha Festival Celebrations,

WHEREAS, Aunty Lady was recognized for her community service and was a recipient of the Association of Hawaiian Civic Club’s Kukui Lama Kū at its 2011 Annual Convention Award ceremony held at Turtle Bay Resort in Kahuku, Oʻahu; and

WHEREAS, on February 12, 2018, at her residence in Honalo, Hawaiʻi Aunty Lady returned to her beloved Creator. Her experiences, knowledge, strength, guidance, and legacy of aloha will continue to be a guiding principle for the Kuakini Hawaiian Civic Club of Kona.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs at its 59th Annual Convention in Kalapaki, Kauaʻi, in the malama of Welehu and the rising of ʻOlepau, this 17th day of November 2018, celebrating the life of Lucy Kahikikalakalaniwahineonamoku Kapule Kawamoto; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a certified copy of this resolution be transmitted to the Kuakini 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 Welehu and the rising of ‘Olepau on the 17th day of November 2018, at the 59th Annual Convention of the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs in Kalapaki, Kaua‘i.

Annelle C. Amaral, President