ASSOCIATION OF HAWAIIAN CIVIC CLUBS
NO. 2020 – 11
REMEMBERING AND HONORING THE LIFE OF CHARLTON “KANA” KALUNA WALLACE
WHEREAS, Charlton “Kana” Kaluna Wallace was born on May 13, 1957, to Charles Wallace and Connie Cerenio, and was raised by Charles and Leilani Wallace in Kapaʻakea; and
WHEREAS, Kana was the great-grandson of Sam Kaluna and Amilia Kinimaka, grandson of Paul Wallace and Henrietta Kinimaka Kaluna; and
WHEREAS, Kana attended Kaunakakai Elementary School until 8th grade and then went to Molokai High School his 9th grade year; and
WHEREAS, Kana attended Lahainaluna during his junior and senior years, where he joined his older brother, Charles Junior, affectionately called “Stone”; and
WHEREAS, Kana later was stationed at Fort Brag, North Carolina; and
WHEREAS, Kana married Faye Liko Rawlins in 1987 and had three children, Keani Nalikolei Wallace Rawlins, Charlton Kale Wallace, and Kaneil Kana Wallace; and
WHEREAS, Kana and Liko were blessed with 13 grandchildren: Kai‘a‘aumaimehemanu Kaluna and Kaʻikenaonaale Rawlins-Fernandez, Kalelia, Ayanna, Landon, Brodie, Charlton, and Kyton Wallace, Kaneil, Vairea, Heirani, Tahitoa, and Kapulelehua Wallace; and
WHEREAS, Kana worked at Young Brothers as a stevedore for 33 years, 16 of which he served as the Leadman of Moloka‘i’s Port and the union representative, where he proved to be a strong advocate for his Moloka‘i Port and fairness for all their union members; and
WHEREAS, Kana was an expert hunter, diver, fisherman, farmer, and an all-around athlete, builder, welder, mechanic, heavy machine operator, and was a jack of all trades.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs at its 61st Annual Convention held online, in the malama of Makali‘i and the rising of ʻOlekūkolu, this 22nd day of November 2020, remembering and honoring the life of Charlton “Kana” Kaluna Wallace; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a certified copy of this resolution be transmitted to 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 herby certifies that the foregoing Resolution was duly adopted in the malama of Makaliʻi and the rising of ʻOlekūkolu on the 22nd day of November 2020, at the 61st Annual Convention of the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs held online.
Hailama V.K.K. Farden, President