The Foundation completed a very successful trip in April 2013 to the Seattle/Olympia, Washington State area. The travel troupe consisted of 12 keiki, three musicians, three Kumu (teachers), and two board of directors members. The week-long excursion included eight performances at: Nisqually Elders Home, the Aha Mele Show, to which the Foundation had been invited by the Hawaiian Civic Club of Washington State, Evergreen State College, Panorama Retirement Community, Puyallup School, Chief Leschi Schools (K-12), Asia Pacific Cultural Center, and the Saghalie Middle School. The Foundation received terrific local publicity from The Olympian newspaper. The Indian Nation schools provided incredible hospitality and wonderful interaction between their students and the Maui group. Comments and feedback on the performances were all positive and spoke of the professionalism of the Foundation keiki.
Travel is made possible by special fundraisers and the continued support of Napili Kai Beach Resort’s shareholders, owners, employees, guests, and show attendees.
See full articles in the Lahaina News (August 8th-14th, 2013), and The Olympian.