By Izabelle Capet, PIC president, and Jazzmyn Sells, PIC Vice President
Jazzmyn (Sells) and I realized that after a year of absence from the HNU scene, we needed to make a comeback for the Pacific Islanders Club (PIC) that would impress our community. In addition to breathing life back into the spirit of the club, we also wanted to educate ourselves and others about the history of dancing and singing from the Pacific Islands. For starters, we made sure that the club offered many opportunities for club members to meet new people, to explore the creativity required for a production, and to perform locally. We shared a common vision - to provide a home for anyone willing to learn and share the love of "ALOHA" with others.
Jazzmyn and I are both first year college students, so we didn't know what to expect. As you can guess, there were some disagreements. Determined to get the club off the ground, we acted as a united team and managed to work through our challenges. Our first executive decision was to put on a luau. If not for the generous help from our campus colleagues, we wouldn't have been able to bring this exciting tradition back to life at Holy Names University. Our luau wouldn't have been successful and memorable if it weren't for our advisor, Sister Chris Patrinos.
We would also like to recognize the help from Angeline Banez and Destany Charles. Thanks to them, we were able to come up with a perfect theme for this year’s luau:
- "Ka wa kahiko me hou" which translates to "when old meets new" -
Angeline and Destany have done a wonderful job for the PIC club and we wish to take this opportunity to thank them for their hard work. Lastly, we wish to give thanks to our alumni for creating such a memorable day for us and our special guest Merahi O Tehani from Hayward, California, for sharing their love of the culture on stage as well.