Hui Nalu News & Updates

Election Advisory for 2018 Hui Nalu o Hawaii Board of Directors Nomination of Officers and Directors

 

Election_Advisory Notice 2018
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This is an advisory notice only
Elections for the Hui Nalu O Hawaii Board of Directors will begin on Friday, October 20, 2017 and close on Friday, November 3, 2017.  Posted for election are 12 open positions (3 executive officers; 6 board members and 3 junior board members).  

*Mail‐in ballots must be RECEIVED by Friday, November 3, 2017 (instructions for mail‐in ballots will be provided on the official ballot)

The nomination committee recruits qualified members for the Hui Nalu O Hawaii (Canoe Club) Board of Directors. For questions, comments or concerns please contact Ms. Lianne Cameron at hn.elections@gmail.com.

This notice serves to inform the membership of the opportunity to nominate additional persons to the ballot. Any member in good standing for one year or more may be nominated, as a Director, to the ballot. To nominate someone, a member may submit, to Ms. Teresa Lathrop, HN Board Secretary, a petition with signatures of 25 Hui Nalu members in good standing, by Wednesday, October 18, 2017.

**Final Ballots will be posted on the Hui Nalu website (www.huinalu.org)

 


Nalu News: July 25, 2017

The OHCRA championship is behind us, 10 points behind Lanikai, for a second place finish after a 4 year run of winning the Oahu Champs!

State Race: Hui Nalu qualified the most OHCRA crews going to states with 41. With each crew that races, there are points for each place finish. HN has the potential to win a state championship, with the number of entries, racing hard, and bringing you best in attitude and athleticism in each race. REMEMBER the race is SATURDAY!

State Race Lanes: HN is #2 on the spread sheet. Race lanes run parallel to the beach, the further out the lane the windier it is…http://www.hcrapaddler.com/statesinfo/2017PrelimLanes.pdf

By now your reservations should be made. If by chance you need transportation back to one of the airports here is a link to the Maui Shuttle.

Maui Shuttle:  From Hotel to Kahului Airport:  https://www.airportshuttlehawaii.com/en/shuttles/maui/

TASTE OF HUI NALU
It was a fun time had by all and a GREAT turn out by our members and families!  Many tasty food dishes and some very creative booth decorations added to the festivities.

​The first entertainer was Guy Benson, Mahina Kamakawiwo’ole’s dad, who sang a lovely assortment of Hawaiian music at the beginning of our event.  Then we had the Tahitian group Te Vai Ura Nui (Fire on the Water), who played a variety of arrangements and continued to entertain guests throughout the evening.

Mahalo to Mahina Kamakawiwo’ole and Emilia Cazin from Women Novice A for helping to coordinate our awesome entertainment!​ ​Mahalo nui to all the other people that helped bring together our event, and those that jumped in to help because they’re just awesome like that:

  • Karen Bond for coordinating and managing the event
  • Willy & Nakoa Gumapac-McGuire for providing the lighting
  • Teresa Lathrop for organizing the security with HPD
  • Chelsea Tom for creating our award banners
  • Dominic Rattley and Karen Neal for helping to execute the layout of the tents
  • Kaulu Lu’uwai for the beautiful blessing of our event
  • Mahina Kamakawiwo’ole for helping at the tickets and information table
  • Diane Warncke for arranging reimbursement so expeditiously
  • Kat Perez for always being present and helpful with anything

Ka Iwi Coast Run/Walk Scholarships:  Congratulations to our two Ka Iwi Coast Run post-high school scholarship recipients:

  • Ruthie Cockett, and
  • Maverick Aipa

Both began and will end their youth paddling at Hui Nalu.  Each received $1000 to support their college endavors. Best always to the both of you!

Long Distance:  Long distance programs will begin the week of August 7th

Coaches: 

  • Open men – Mario Mausio
  • Junior Boys – Alan Pflueger
  • Open Women – Adam Treinen-Aea & Raven Aipa
  • Junior Girls – Darren Orr

Please talk with them at the state race for more details.

Hui Nalu Awesomeness: 475+ awesome members, 30 amazing coaches, a registration team second to none, a supportive Board of Directors, 20+ practice canoes, 5 racing Bradley Lightning’s, Ka’apuni Oahu 2018 Paddle around Oahu, 2 unlimited canoes, 3 racing koa canoes, and let’s not forget the most beautiful paddling site in the state and the world!

Hui Nalu, let’s get up to states and be the best we can. We have forty-one crews racing, so we begin with forty-one points; let’s go out on that race course, paddle hard and make an impact! 

Aloha, Denise

 


Nalu News: July 17, 2017

 

Aloha Hui Nalu!

Kaupiko Regatta
Our Kaupiko regatta was blessed with a double rainbow over the Koolau’s if you were there early enough. Lanikai came out in force with a total of 185 points to our 177.

​Hui Nalu won the perpetual Chris Olds memorial trophy for accumulating the most points in the youth races. Way to go age group youth!

​Congratulations All!

Dialog from one of our paddlers with a marine:
I was with a few of those marines also working the parking, they thought our club was great always around helping them. The deputy chief of KMCAS came by in his golf cart, and commented we are great to work with.

Thank you for coming together and respecting the base, facilities, and cleaning up!

Act of Kindness: Pono Tuinei, on a last minute request, stepped up and was the Master of Ceremony for the duration of the regatta. As far as I can remember, it was a first having a female voice performing the MC job. Thank you to our junior girls who assisted Pono in singing the National Anthem and Hawai’i Ponoi.

Paddlers of the day: Everyone who showed up a few hours ahead of their scheduled race time, helped with unloading canoes, rigging, carrying canoes to the water, cheering on crews, and not stressing coaches and the registration team – that is very much appreciated!

Lost & Found: XL Kaupiko short sleeve Tee was found, if yours let me know.

 


 

Oahu Championships
This championship did not happen last year (2016) due to weather. HN is the defending champion of the last 3 Oahu Champs, and definitely has the potential to pull off another championship. In order to have the best chance at defending our title, coaches will be racing some paddlers twice utilizing the “step up” rule which allows paddlers to race 2x in some races; they will be allowed to go back to their lowest classification for states. Most, if not all, clubs take advantage of this rule to bring in points for their clubs. Each paddler please communicate to your coach NOW your availability for this Sunday and the State race on Maui. By Friday you should know if you are racing and be present 2 hours ahead of your scheduled race time. If you are not racing, we often need to fill slots so please come support your club!

2017 HCRA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Hanakao`o Beach Park, Lahaina Maui, Saturday August 5th, 2017
First race goes off at 8 am.
Book your flight now as flights are getting full and expensive. Even if you’re not racing, if you can afford to go please do so to support our club. Also, you never know if you will be needed to fill in. Discount Code for 10% off of Island Air, use KIRA10, or HCRA10. It works; I just booked 2 tickets.

Tent Set up and Break down, Cleaning of canoes back at halau:
07-23-2017 O.H.C.R.A. Championships
OHCRA’s Race @ Keehi Lagoon
Set up = Open Men
Break Down = Junior Boys/Girls, open women

Upcoming Events:
Thursday, July 20 @ 5:15pm

Ice cream social sponsored by Reney Ching. All youth paddlers are invited after practice. Thank you, aunty Reney!

Saturday, July 29th @ 5pm
Hui Nalu Cook-Off! Coaches have your food dish assignment; please get together as a crew(s) to plan your decorative booth and food.

Kaiwi Coast Run/Walk
This is Hui Nalu’s fundraiser, please sign up for the 5th there is a contest for paddlers to sign up people…1st place Go Pro 5, 2nd place iPad mini, 3rd place Power Beats 3. Download the hard copy registration form, solicit participants write in “Referred by: put your name, collect the $40 entry, and repeat minimum to qualify is 15 registrations. Here is the link. Good luck! http://www.kaiwicoastrun.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/KaIwi-App_2017.pdf

Hui Nalu Website:
Our club website, huinalu.org, has been redesigned and is now fully active and mobile friendly. You can register, find newsletters and club information. The site will continue to expand over time. Thank you to the Hui Nalu members who have contributed the beautiful imagery featured on the site, and to Anne Van Wagener for the new design. Please check it out!

Thank you Hui Nalu – TOGETHER we are truly the best!

Aloha, denise

 


 

Annual Livable Hawaii Kai Hui Gathering

Aloha,
Hope youʻre having a wonderful summer!
Just want to invite you to the Annual Livable Hawaii Kai Hui Gathering. Itʻs going to be a great night of music, food, community updates on the great work the Hui is accomplishing in Maunalua, as well as celebrating the great work of other community initiatives in Maunalua. $15 per person helps support the work of the Livable Hawaii Kai Hui from mauka to makai. I hope you can come.

Maunalua.net will be presenting at the fundraiser. Maunalua.net has been off-line as it has been undergoing digital maintenance, but on July 28th I will be sharing the updated website which includes new information, photos and movies of Maunalua.

Please feel free to post and share this email with others.
Hope to see you on Friday, July 28th at 6pm. (See flyer for more info)

Come Celebrate Maunalua!!!

Me Ke Aloha,
Ann Marie
Maunalua.net

Map to the Annual Livable Hawaii Kai Hui Gathering:

 


 

Nalu News: July 10, 2017

Aloha Hui Nalu!

This week we have our annual John D. Kaupiko regatta at Kaneohe Marine Corp Air Station. It would be amazing if all members made a day of it at OUR regatta. HN will have our junior paddlers open the regatta with the singing of the National Anthem, and Hawaii Pono’I accompanied by Pono Tuinei & Anne Rosa.

First race of the day will be our “Manini” paddlers – 3 crews of them! This is the first year of the “Manini” race providing an opportunity for our very young paddlers to have an opportunity to RACE!

Each crew has a contribution as far as making sure this race is supported by ALL club members, please check with your coaches to see what your role is.

This Friday all crews will be submitted to me. If after practice on Friday you are still unsure if you are racing, contact your coach and ask…by then they should have communicated if you are racing. We will not accept changes on Sunday anymore. If not racing, it is important to contribute to your crew responsibility at our regatta.

Tent Assignments:
07-16-2017 John D. Kaupiko Regatta
Hui Nalu’s Race @ Marine Corps Base Hawaii (Kaneohe)
Set up = 40, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70 WOMEN
Break Down = Open Men, Women, 40, 50 & 55

07-23-2017 O.H.C.R.A. Championships
OHCRA’s Race @ Keehi Lagoon
Set up = Open Men
Break Down = Junior Boys/Girls, open women

State Canoe Race On Maui
Hui Nalu has 100 seats for a fly-in, fly-home same day price. Youth cost is $83 round trip; we have 20 adult seats for $183. Both prices INCLUDE bus transportation to the race site. Please see KT Scott asap for a seat on the flight. For more details on the state race visit: http://www.hcrapaddler.com/

July 4th Recap
Fun race & slack wave riding, HN was 3rd overall.
Some great wins and medals for our teams – a total of 21 medals for our crews. Outstanding job by our Junior Boys who racked up first place in three events!

Paddler of the week:
Kekoa Nakasone’s brilliant wave riding cost him a broken steering blade with the Marine Base crew’s first time in a canoe. They loved it!!! Huli and all.

Acts of Kindness
Although not assigned and asked last minute on the beach at the end of the MacFarlane regatta, these nine members stepped up and paddled the racing canoes to load them on the trailer, gathered other clubs help, and loaded our 4 canoes on the trailer: Amanda Robles, Karen Bond, Mario Mausio, Makana Darval-Chang, Paul Loeb, Dominic Rattley, James Baloaloa, Alena Yocum and George Wilson.

Mabel Hirata from the 70 ladies crew made crown flower leis for all the armed forces crews in Waikiki…Thank you!

Lost & Found
Please label your items with name and contact number; every week I receive emails and messages…”Did you find…”.

Please check your belongings for this 2016 Na Wahine O Ke Kai tee shirt; it belongs to Simone Schmid in Open Women. Please email huinalu02@gmail.com if you find it – mahalo!


Upcoming Events

July 29th
Hui Nalu Cook-Off. 
Coaches have your food dish assignment; please get together as a crew(s) to plan your decorative booth and food.

Nov 19th
Kaiwi Coast Run/Walk.
This is Hui Nalu’s fundraiser! Please sign up for the 5th Annual Kaiwi Coast Run/Walk. There is a contest for paddlers to sign up people:
1st place: Go Pro 5
2nd place: iPad mini
3rd place: Power Beats 3.
1. Download the hard copy registration form.
2. Solicit participants; write in “Referred by: put your name.”
3. Collect the $40 entry, and repeat!
4. Minimum to qualify is 15 registrations.

Here is the link. Good luck!
http://www.kaiwicoastrun.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/KaIwi-App_042117-nobleed.pdf

Generous Donation
Mahalo to Janet Dalbec, and Nancy and Bernie Kilonski for a combined $3,000 to kick-start the junior girls distance program! The donations were unexpected and a welcomed gift. The girls program is getting organized and seeking support for its first season.

According to coach Darren Orr, “Competing in distance races is expensive. Hiring an escort boat for long practices and races, paying for race registration fees, and inter-island travel all add up. Having resources to push our junior girls program and help subsidize the cost of the season is encouraging.”

If you would like to donate to our junior paddlers boys and girls, we greatly appreciate the support. Thank You!

Fun Happenings
Hui Nalu entered five boys/men, and one girls/women teams in the Kanaka Ikaika: Pacific Honda-Ka Lahui Kai Race for Hawaii’s Future on Saturday from Waimanalo to Magic Isle. This race allowed for open ocean racing and changes with a mix of open and junior paddlers in the canoe at all times. This is the finest way to learn and accelerate junior paddling.

After the distance race, Hui Nalu entered several crews in a short 2.5-mile race. Two boys 13, and one boys 12; one girls under-12 crew, one girls 12 crew and one girls 13 crew. All of these juniors are fortunate to have an association and a race sponsor that supports junior race development. Hui Nalu is fortunate to have passionate coaches willing to take the lead in organizing and coaching these youths so they can participate and develop their paddling, fitness, nutrition, and social and emotional behaviors in an accelerated program. For full results, please see this link: http://www.kanakaikaika.com/events/ka-lahui-kai-2017/#Results

Sailing
Hui Nalu’s sailing team competed in two races over the weekend. Saturday’s race was 54 miles from Kaunakakai to Kailua. Our team of Tia Blankenfeld, Kapono Brown, Kekoa Santos, George Wilson, Bobby Nelson and Jamie Brown finished 4th after leading the fleet for the first 1/4 of the race.

Sunday’s team sailed and paddled 41 miles from Kailua to Haleiwa and included juniors Pomai Ogata, Daria Savchenko, Paloma Higashi, and Kimo Brown, as well as Carol Jaxon and Jamie Brown. After an early tactical mistake put the team in 9th place, they fought their way back to 4th in a photo finish as Kimo and then Pomai out-steered, and the rest of the crew out-paddled and out-sailed the competition.

Hui Nalu, we are an amazing club that works hard, works together and has fun!!! We will continue to be the club that provides for competitive racing, off season paddling, sailing, educational, social, high level junior paddling, community partnerships…next up Tahiti world sprints or Te Aito???

Until next time.

Aloha,
Denise

Nalu News: June 26, 2017

Aloha!

Hokulea Pictures:
Please consider submitting your Hokulea pictures! Especially if you have any from the morning our club greeted Hokulea and her crews. Kekoa Nakasone is putting together an album and needs your help to complete it! Please include your name in the file name so they can be credited accurately and upload them here.

Upcoming Events:
Macfarlane Regatta: July 4th (Tuesday) we will be racing at Waikīkī Beach. These races historically go fast as the start line is right off the beach; parking, as usual, is difficult, so plan accordingly. This regatta does NOT count towards qualifying for the State regatta, and is a fun race for sure.

Reminder:
Name and contact number on your paddles.
No dogs and drinking of alcoholic beverages at races.

Kaupiko Regatta: July 16th (Sunday): – This is our club-hosted regatta, so please mark your calendar and prepare to spend the day volunteering. Many hands make light work; your coaches will let you know your division assignments for the day no later than July 10.

LOGO WEAR VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!!
Since we will not have a food booth due to base regulations, please consider coordinating some of your time to help in the logo wear booth. Please email Tiffany Arapari at if you are interested in helping the logo wear ​sale so we can put you on the list of volunteers. We will be putting out a schedule once we organize crew assignments for the regatta. Thank you so much for your consideration and supporting our club!!



Taste of Hui Nalu: July 29th
(Saturday)
Please have a representative from your team meet at the Macfarlane Regatta on July 4th @ 11:30am to draw pills for which food category to compete in. If a representative is unavailable to attend, a pill will be drawn for your team and you will be notified of your food category.

CREWS
Girls 12
Boys 12 & 13
Girls 13
Girls 14
Boys 14
Women Nov B
Men Nov B
Women Nov A
Men Nov A
Girls 15, 16, 18
Boys 15
Boys 16, 18
Open Women & Women 40s
Women 60 & 65
Men 60 & 65
Women 50 & 55
Men 40 & 55
Women 70
Men 70

FOOD CATEGORIES
Protein
Side Dish (Starch)
Side Dish (Veggie)
Salad
Dessert

OTHER AWARD CATEGORIES
Best Theme
Best Decorations



Kaiwi Coast Run/Walk Registration
This is Hui Nalu’s fundraiser, please sign up for the 5th anniversary event.



Tent Assignments:

07-04-2017 Walter J. Macfarlane Regatta
Outrigger’s Race @ Waikiki Beach
Set up = Novice B/A Men
Break Down = 40, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70 WOMEN

07-16-2017 John D. Kaupiko Regatta
Hui Nalu’s Race @ Marine Corps Base Hawaii (Kaneohe)
Set up = 40, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70 WOMEN
Break Down = Open Men

07-23-2017 O.H.C.R.A. Championships
OHCRA’s Race @ Keehi Lagoon
Set up = Open Men
Break Down = Junior Boys/Girls

Nalu News: June 18, 2017


Aloha Hui Nalu Ohana!

Great effort Sunday at Nanakuli! We tied for the regatta, flipped a coin for the 1st place trophy and lost the coin toss. We were co-regatta champions with Lanikai canoe club. 172 points each. Once again you can see how even one point makes a difference in winning and or losing.

Remember points go to finishes in places 1-6. One more point and we win the regatta.

Here is a link to view the current standing. Top 5 go to states, so Waimanalo is an important regatta to improve or maintain your first place ranking. We currently have 39 divisions within top 5; 13 of those are in first place ranking.

http://www.hcrapaddler.com/members/hcra_results.php?view=bystanding&assoc_id=4&year=2017

Here is another link to view what paddlers raced in each event…for all place finishes. This link shows the roster by LANE.
http://www.hcrapaddler.com/members/hcra_results.php

Please help your crew to improve by attending all practices, cross train either as a team or on your own… Building physical strength will make your paddling easier. Paying attention to details in practice transfer over into racing… focus, changes, mental preparation, prepared with race “stuff” (gloves, wax, glasses, hat)… hydration, warm-up, getting to the starting line on time. After the race it is too late — coulda, shoulda, woulda — too late. Two people shared they didn’t like not getting a warm up out to the line… the start line was front and center all day… realize that there is no warm up and be proactive by warming up on land.

Reminders:
Waimanalo is a long day; plan on arriving 2 hours prior to your race and check-in with the registration crew upon arrival. If you know now that you CANNOT race, please let your coach know. Once checked in, please let someone know your whereabouts if you will be leaving the tent area.

Paddlers of the day: Malachy Ah Yo, Issac Frias and Nui Higa who stepped up big time and raced 15 boys from the boys 13.

Photo by Aissa Plesa-Stoermer

Hokulea Homecoming: Thank you Hui Nalu for celebrating the arrival and the sendoff of all the voyaging canoes on the last leg to Magic Isle. Quite an experience for all those who paddled out!

President Bruce Blankenfeld and brother in law Nainoa Thompson (who has and still is a presence with Hui Nalu) safely led the Malama Honua Voyage. We are so proud you both and the many other HN voyagers and are happy you are home and we celebrate your contributions to making the world aware that we all need to be contributors to making this earth a better place. Thank you.

Upcoming Events:
July 16 (Sunday): Kaupiko Regatta – This is our club-hosted regatta, so please mark your calendar and prepare to spend the day volunteering. Many hands make light work; your coaches will let you know your division assignments for the day no later than July 10.

LOGO WEAR VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!!
Since we will not have a food booth due to base regulations, please consider coordinating some of your time to help in the
logo wear booth. Please email Tiffany Arapari at tiffany.arapari@gmail.com if you are interested in helping the logo wear sale so we can put you on the list of volunteers. We will be putting out a schedule once we organize crew assignments forthe regatta. Thank you so much for your consideration and supporting our club!!

July 29 (Saturday) Taste of Hui Nalu:  Crews will be asked to have a representative meet next week to draw pills for which food category they will compete in. The award banners have been completed; we’ll be displaying them at this year’s event and they will have last year’s winners embroidered on them.

Kaiwi Coast Run/Walk: This is Hui Nalu’s fundraiser, please sign up for the 5th anniversary event http://www.kaiwicoastrun.org/how-to-register

I am off to Tahiti, and will miss the Waimanalo regatta, wishing you all the best in your race!
Thank you all for making Hui Nalu a club we can all proud of.

Aloha, Denise

 

Tent Assignments:

06-25-2017 Waimanalo Regatta
Waimanalo’s Race @ Waimanalo Beach
Set up = Open Women
Break Down = Novice B/A Men

07-04-2017 Walter J. Macfarlane Regatta
Outrigger’s Race @ Waikiki Beach
Set up = Novice B/A Men
Break Down = 40, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70 WOMEN

07-16-2017 John D. Kaupiko Regatta
Hui Nalu’s Race @ Marine Corps Base Hawaii (Kaneohe)
Set up = 40, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70 WOMEN
Break Down = Open Men

07-23-2017 O.H.C.R.A. Championships
OHCRA’s Race @ Keehi Lagoon
Set up = Open Men
Break Down = Junior Boys/Girls

LOST AND FOUND

  • An iPhone with a pink otter case in a bag with a drawing book was found – no picture available. Please let your coach know if it’s yours.
  • Keiki shirt and pants left in Coach Tina’s tent.  Please claim!
  • Large membership t-shirt found during tent break down.  Please claim! ​
  • Water bottle left after Kailua regatta – please claim!