“Preserving and perpetuating Hawaiian culture through education and the arts. Uniting people through cultural enrichment.”
The Mohala Hou Foundation was established as a non-profit organization in September 2007 to support and promote the teaching and sharing of Hawaiian music, dance, language, and culture.
The name Mohala Hou (meaning “to blossom anew”) conveys what we believe is essential for the Hawaiian culture: renewal, growth, and revitalization. And that in our hearts implies hope. We believe that the perpetuation of “the aloha spirit” and many of Hawaiʻi’s other traditional ideas and areas of knowledge is vital to maintain the cultural diversity so necessary to the world today. These inspiring thoughts carry us forward in our mission.
We feel it is our kuleana (responsibility) to bring people together, both from Hawaiʻi locally and from the world at large, to allow for cultural enrichment by education in Hawaiian arts and traditional knowledge. These goals are broadly expressed in our mission statement.
- To promote public understanding and involvement in Hawaiian culture including music, dance, language, material crafts and history.
- To sponsor public performances, workshops, classes, retreats and other educational activities focused on Hawaiian culture.
- To provide scholarships for haumāna (students), kumu (teachers), and kūpuna (Hawaiian elders) to attend performances, workshops, classes, retreats and other educational activities in Hawaiian culture.
- To directly engage in other activities related to educating the public about Hawaiian music, dance, and culture.
Current Board and Staff
Tom Lunneberg, President
Jeff Cook, Vice-President
Sherry Mayrent, Treasurer
Moanalani Beamer, Director
Kaliko Beamer-Trapp, Director
Claudia Goddard, 501(c)(3) Administrator
Previous Board Members & Roles
Moanalani Beamer, President (2007-2008)
Kaliko Beamer-Trapp, President (2008-2014)
Dave “Kaʻiokani” Moran, Director (2007-2015)
Jack Walsh, Secretary
Annette Deshotels, Director
Guy Sibilla, Director
Rosemary Lokemalia Heckman / Turkshead Design: Marketing
Aloha Music Camp Production Team
Keola Beamer, Artistic Director
Alan Hale: Facilities
Laura & Summer Ward: Registration and Camper Help
Kaliko Beamer-Trapp: Websites (MHF and AMC)
Claudia Goddard: Fiscal & Admin
The Board: Everything Else!