Update #5: Schedule of Events
Please view the three day Schedule of Events under the headings listed above in the Menu as FRI JUL 5 etc. This will break down the various times, locations and of course food and fun we have planned.
Update #4: Music, CD's and Video's
If you have any relevant family music or video's relating to your Kinimaka family, please bring it to the reunion. We may be able to view the video's as well as listen to the music.
Update #3: T-Shirts
1) All t-shirts at the reunion are included in the admission prices, except for children under 2, whose reunion fees are free. If they wish to purchase a t-shirt, the cost will be $15.00.
2) T-shirts along with meal tickets and entrance tickets for the activities for the 3 days will be placed in a welcome packet, and handed out at the registration on the Day1 at the Ala Moana Hotel.
Aloha family, we the "Kinimaka Ohana" reunion committee are seeking any interested "Kinimaka's" (anyone holding the last name) that wishes to participate in the "Royal Court", through the "Era of Kalakaua", we are looking for 29 responsible individuals to fulfill these positions, and are not so concerned about appearances but are concerned about: How old you are? What size you are? But most of all we are seeking positive individuals! We wish to recreate a reenactment of the mid 1800's, and to celebrate a very happy time in Hawaii’s history, where King Kalakaua was very proud of his Hawaiian people, at a time when all of the eight Hawaiian islands came together in peace & harmony, in celebration of all Hawaii nei!
1 & 2) The King & Queen of the Hawaiian Islands (Ka Mo'i)
3) Lady in waiting
4) 2- Kahili bearers
5 & 6) Prince & Princess of Hawaii
7) 1- Kahili bearer
8 & 9) Prince & Princess of Oahu
11) 1- Kahili bearer
12 & 13) Prince & Princess of Maui
14) 1- Kahili bearer
15 & 16) Prince & Princess of Kauai
17) 1- Kahili bearer
18 & 19) Prince & Princess of Molokai
20) 1-Kahili bearer
21 & 22) Prince & Princess of Kahoolawe
23) 1- Kahili bearer
24 & 25) Prince & Princess of Niihau
26) 1- Kahili bearer
27 & 28) Prince & Princess of Lanai
29) 1-Kahili Bearer
Please, if you are interested in holding anyone of these positions, do not hesitate to email me @ firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com . For those of you we have already committed to volunteer for "The Royal Court", we want to say a "Big Mahalo" to you and we will be getting back to you in the upcoming future. Please don't forget we need your ages, and sizes. Ohana we need all of your participation. Aloha, Nani Kinimaka-Davis.
Kinimaka ‘Ohana Reunion Update #1: Approval to use the grounds at ‘Iolani
A July 5-7, 2013 family reunion in Honolulu is being planned for Kinimaka descendants, and descendants of Hanakeola and David Leleo Kinimaka. Kinimaka and his first wife Ha’aheo Kaniu were the makua hanai of King Kalakaua. In 1844, Kinimaka married again to Pai and from this union they had one daughter and two sons. Their son David Leleo Kinimaka (hanai brother of King Kalakaua) rose to the rank of Colonel and became the Commander of the King’s Guard at ‘Iolani Palace. David married Hanakeola in 1874 and their children were: Mary Ha’aheo Kinimaka (m) John Atcherley; Alice Kehaulani Kinimaka (m) Samuel Mahuka Spencer; Rebecca Kekiionohi Kinimaka (m) Arthur Akina Apana; Fannie Kahale uki-o-Liliha Kinimaka (m) Joseph Kunewa, and Mathias Percival Ho’olulu Kinimaka (m) Virginia Keawe. Descendants of John Ka’elemakule, Sr. (grandson of Kinimaka), descendants of Samuel Leleo and descendants of Matilda Leleo-Kauwe are all cousins invited to attend this family gathering. A highlight of the family gathering will be a guided tour of ‘Iolani Palace and a family lu’au on the Palace grounds. Mainland and overseas travelers are urged to book air reservations early.
The Friends of ‘Iolani Palace has granted permission to the Kinimaka ‘Ohana Reunion Committee to conduct a lu’au on the evening of July 6, 2013 that is to be held on the Barracks’ lawn at ‘Iolani Palace. Indeed, it will be a great honor and a joy for all of us who are descendants of Kinimaka to come together with our families to celebrate on the very grounds where our kupuna once walked.
‘Ohana, we need all of your participation – let us bring our generations together – young and old and enjoy the celebration of our family history, ancestry and heritage!
Aloha, Nani Kinimaka-Davis & Kaeo Kinimaka