Kona Historical Society Welcomes New Board MembersMarch 13, 2018, 12:11 PM HST (Updated March 13, 2018, 1:22 PM)
The Kona Historical Society (KHS) welcomed three new members to the organization’s Board of Directors during their Annual Membership Meeting on Thursday, March 8, 2018, at its Kealakekua headquarters.
Wade Yasuda of Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, Shane Akoni Nelsen of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs and Mike Vitousek, archaeologist at Hokuli‘a, were all welcomed during the meeting and confirmed by KHS members without objection.
The evening began with live music from Joel Pearson as guests began to trickle into the lawn behind the H.N. Greenwell Store Museum. Inside the museum, KHS staff provided a living history experience, transporting guests back in time to Kona during the turn of the century. Tri-tip skewers and kabocha pumpkin croquettes were served by Liliko‘i Farms. After the members of the Board of Directors were confirmed, prizes were raffled off to those in attendance, including a gift certificate for one of Kona Historical Society’s award-winning Jeep Trip tours. As the function came to a close, Kona musicians Nā Leo Nahenahe ‘O Kona played classic Hawaiian songs as the sun set over the pasture behind the H.N. Greenwell Store Museum.
The event was open only to members of Kona Historical Society, but anyone can become a member of the organization. Kona Historical Society’s members enable the Society to fulfill its mission to collect, preserve and share the history of Kona by providing excellent programs for the community to learn from and enjoy. Kona Historical Society is a community-based, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and Smithsonian Museum affiliate that has spent the past four decades collecting, preserving and sharing the history of the Kona districts and their rich cultural heritage within Hawai‘i.