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No. 2019 – 10


WHEREAS, Ululani Keliʻikoa Sherlock was born to Joseph David Keliʻikoa and Caroline Hinano Namahoe on October 9, 1940, and raised in the Nānākuli Hawaiian Homestead Community; and

WHEREAS, Ulu, as she was fondly called, attended Nānāikapono Elementary and graduated from Kamehameha Schools for Girls in 1958, and moved to Chicago and attended Harper Community College; and

WHEREAS, while in Chicago, she met her loving husband Robert Sherlock and started her family with the birth of their son, Richard Joseph Kamuela Sherlock; and

WHEREAS, Ulu returned to Hawaiʻi in 1979 and continued her education at Hawaiʻi Community College, graduated from the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo in 1999 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in liberal arts; and

WHEREAS, Ulu served the Hawaiian community in positions with the Office of Hawaiian Affairs and retired from the University of Hawaiʻi system and the Office of Mauna Kea Management; and

WHEREAS, Ulu was a dedicated member of Hawaiian Civic Club of Laupāhoehoe, a past president of the Prince David Kawānanakoa Hawaiian Civic Club, a lifetime member of Nānāikapono Hawaiian Civic Club, and a charter member of the Ke Aliʻi Victoria Kaʻiulani Hawaiian Civic Club of Chicago; and

WHEREAS, she served as the chair of the Employment and Housing Committee for the annual convention of the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs from 2005 to 2008; and

WHEREAS, she also chaired the ʻAha Mele at the annual convention in 2000; and

WHEREAS, Ulu was a lifetime member of ʻAhahui Kaʻahumanu, Hilo Chapter, Helu III; and

WHEREAS, Ulu was a faithful and outstanding member of Hale O Nā Aliʻi O Hawaiʻi, Hālau ʻO Kalākaua Inc, Helu ʻElua from her initiation on January 11, 1981; serving as an officer holding the positions of Ikū Kau (Secretary) 1981-1987, Ikū Nuʻu (Second Vice President) 1988, Ikū Haʻi (President) 1988-2006, and Ikū Naha (Retired Past President) 2007; and

WHEREAS, while serving as a Hale O Nā Aliʻi Hālau ʻO Kalākaua officer, she concurrently served on its ʻAha Kahuna Nui (State Board of Governors) as the Ikū Kau Nui (Secretary), Ikū Lani Nui (State Vice President), Ikū Haʻi Nui (State President) from 1993-2001, retiring and being elevated to Ikū Naha Nui II; and

WHEREAS, as a leader for Hale O Nā Aliʻi O Hawaiʻi, she championed for the lāhui with the promotion of respect for Maunakea, post-secondary education in West Hawaiʻi and aliʻi legacies; and

WHEREAS, Ulu was proud of her commitment and service to the many organizations her was a member of, including: Alu Like, Kahu Kū Mauna, Hawaiʻi Island Burial Council, Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park Kūpuna Council, Pōhakuloa Training Area Kūpuna Advisory Council and Keaukaha Community Association; and

WHEREAS, on June 9, 2019, at her home in Keaukaha, Waiākea, Hilo, Hawaiʻi, Ulu breathed her last breath of our earthly realm and entered into the presence of her ancestors; and

WHEREAS, the ʻAhahui Hale O Nā Aliʻi O Hawaiʻi adopted a similar resolution at its 69th annual convention held in July 2019.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs at its 60th Annual Convention in Lahaina, Maui, in the malama of Welehu and the rising of Lāʻau Pau, this 16th day of November 2019, honoring and remembering the life of Ululani Keliʻikoa Sherlock; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a certified copy of this resolution be transmitted to Nanialoha Langridge, Richard Sherlock, the Hawaiian Civic Club of Laupāhoehoe, 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 subject matter committee on Hawaiian Affairs, Chair of the State House subject matter committee on 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 Lāʻau Pau on the 16th day of November 2019, at the 60th Annual Convention of the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs in Lahaina, Maui.

Hailama V. K. K. Farden, President