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No. 2019 -28


WHEREAS, Danielle Ululani Beirne-Keawe was born November 3, 1939, to Daniel Francis Beirne and Mary Kaliko Kawaauhau Hart and attended Kahuku High School, Kamehameha School for Girls, and graduated from McKinley High School in 1957, and was a non-traditional student returning after thirty years to obtain her Associates Degree in Liberal Arts in 1985, her Bachelor’s Degree in Hawaiian Studies in 1988, and completing her Masters in Urban Regional Planning in 1992, and writing about Citizen Participation in Community-Based Planning for her Area of Concentration in 2001; and

WHEREAS, Danielle Ululani Beirne-Keawe, also known as Auntie Ulu has been active in the Koʻolauloa Moku, her beloved community and was instrumental in creating several non-profits for Friends of Malaekahana, Friends of Kahana and Koʻolauloa Hawaiian Civic Club, and started the Koʻolauloa Canoe Club and Canoe Builders, Inc., and the Kahana Unity Council to work with her community in securing long-term 65-year leases for 31 residents in Kahana Valley; and 

WHEREAS, she was a political activist for many years for her community and served in the House of Representatives from 1992 to 1994 at a time of recognition of the 100-year anniversary of the overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom; and

WHEREAS, she became involved in all the sovereignty movements on O‘ahu and other islands being exposed to the Constitutional Convention with her dad, and the Coalition of Hawaiian Organizations, Hui O Naʻauao, the Native Hawaiian Convention and the 2016 ‘Aha under the leadership of Kaleiʻāina Lee, and support of Kū Kiaʻi Mauna; and  

WHEREAS, she served as Vice President of the Koʻolauloa Hawaiian Civic Club under the leadership of Gladys Pualoa, when the club made its own poi and kūlolo, and also as Vice President under the leadership of Cathleen Mattoon, when the club promoted AHA OLA WORKSHOPS and kukui ‘inamona for conventions and scholarship fundraisers, and as President from 2006 to 2016 with successful anniversary celebrations to perpetuate Hawaiian cultures, and served on various committees; and

WHEREAS, Danielle Ululani Beirne-Keawe also served as a Director on the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs Board of Directors representing the Oʻahu Council Ke One O Kākuhihewa for four years, and as Vice President to Oʻahu Council under the leadership of Roth Puahala, serving on various committees; and 

WHEREAS, she served for many years on the Prince Kūhiō Festivals Committee under the leadership of Leimomi Khan, supporting clubs that were food vendors, cultural vendors and other vendors; and

WHEREAS, Danielle Ululani Beirne-Keawe was recognized this legislative session of 2019 as the Kupuna for the Hawaiian Caucus in the Senate and the House of Representatives, acknowledging her accomplishments, and was honored by the Oʻahu Council Ke One O Kākuhihewa’s Valentine’s Brunch at the Prince Kūhiō Hotel with four other moku leaders in 2018.

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 life member Danielle Ululani Beirne-Keawe in recognition of her twenty-nine years of commitment and service to the Ko‘olauloa Hawaiian Civic Club and her community; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a certified copy of this resolution be transmitted to her three children and Koʻolauloa 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 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