Lahaina Chapter

HFUU 2016 colored w microns

Chapter Notes: Lahaina chapter is on Maui's west side.

Meeting Schedule: Last Monday of each month.

Meeting Time: Doors open at 5:30pm. Pre-meal pule begins around 6pm followed by member announcements. The meetings typically conclude before 8pm.

Meeting Location: Na Aikane O Maui. 562 Front Street Lahaina , Hawaii 96761

President, Kaipo Kekona and his wife, Rachel Kapu, have four children and are lineal descendants to Maui. Kaipo currently serves as Vice chair on Na Leo Kalele, a 501c3, and is on the board of Na Ai Kane O Maui Cultural Center, also a 501c3, both in Lahaina Maui. Kaipo is on the Aha Moku O Maui Ka'anapali Moku shoreline committee and has been a member of Na Papa Kanaka O Pu'ukohola for the past 16-years. He is passionate towards his Heritage and Culture and has studied under the tutelage of olohe/ali'i Ke'eaumoku Kapu for the past 16-years in the tradition's and religious rites of Hawai'i. Kaipo has donated his services to the Kai'apuni 'O Lahaina Hawaiian immersion school programs, grades K thru 5 for the past 7 years, and now grades 9 thru 11 in the facilitation of their agricultural education programs. Kaipo strongly believes in the importance of generational knowledge to ensure a healthy thriving and a functional society and environment.


Treasurer & Secretary, Jade Chihara, was born and raised in Lahaina, graduated from Lahainaluna High School in 2013, and recently graduated from Smith College with a bachelor's degree in the Study of Women and Gender with a concentration on Sustainable Foods. Jade is passionate about women’s rights and happy to learn new things about food justice and community engagement. She has a deep appreciation for the engineering and architecture of traditional lo'i kalo complexes and is honored to be working in the ahupua'a of Ku'ia to restore "Ka Malu 'Ulu o Lele", the breadfruit shade of Lele.