ALOHA CHICAGO HAWAIIANS PICNIC 2009
This was the 'end of Summer' picnic held in Busse Woods, Elk Grove Village, IL. We were thrilled as 350 transplanted Hawaii (other Polynesian) Islanders were enjoying themselves, making new friends and finding out that someone from their Island home also lives in this area too. Everyone brings generous contributions of 'ono' Island foods. All soft drinks and water, paper goods and eating utensils are provided. A small donation per adult is requested to cover the expenses of the permit, drinks, supplies, etc. We had a ukulele lessons session, card playing and other table games, a heritage area with exhibits/displays of our Island ohana with family artifacts and photos were shared with all. Hawaiian musicians and hula dancers informally performed; Tahitian circle of drums (with lessons) echoed in the forest. Call or email me so I can add you to our email address database for notices of events.
I need some helpers for planning games for adults and keiki; someone to plan sports games (e.g., volleyball, softball, etc.); a couple of people to be in charge of setting up, maintaining and cleaning up buffet area; help with our registration table - so if you are interested please get in touch with me (we can walaau too). Also, very interested in people who can demonstrate/teach some of the arts/crafts of Hawaii or are knowledgeable about something of interest to Islanders (e.g., fishing, sewing, geneology, Hawaiian lunar calendar, tell Hawaiian kine stories, Hawaiian mythology, wood work, floral arrangements-Island kine style, etc.). This is so important and would be great especially for the children growing up away from Hawaii.
Erme Kauahi Giurato email: firstname.lastname@example.org phone: 224 388-8850