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Kai 'Opua - Lifetime Membership

About Kai 'Opua → Lifetime Members

Kai 'Opua's policy regarding Lifetime Membership reads as follows:

"The criteria for Lifetime Membership are either: donation of $1,000 or more in cash or market value in-kind, or having been elected club President, or having brought great credit to our club. A Lifetime Membership is club property and can be conferred only as above specified, and then only by the President with the concurrence of the Board of Directors."

This language was adopted as a policy by the Board of Directors in 1974.

Lifetime Membership List

as of 12/07/2012

Uncle Donna Kualii
James Arnold Ako
Elli Vannatta
Mr./Mrs. Jerome Kanuha & children - Dru and Lelia
Zachary Kanuha & children - Kina and Kaika
Mr. /Mrs. Joe Kanuha
Pocho Kanuha (Youderian)
Monique Pelekane & daughter - Baba
Mr. /Mrs. Jose (Kealai) Salinas
Blondie Kamaka
Mr./Mrs Richard (Carolyn) Smith
Jerry Halverson
Nikki Enos
Beth Cooper
Amy Young
Dondi Dawson
Cheryl Villegas
Cherise Kealii
Carrie Sue Hendricks
Jimi Friday
Jackie Taylor
Mr. /Mrs. Don (Virginia) Isbell
Lillian Matsumoto
Greg Knapp
Debra Hill
Mike Atwood
Mr./Mrs. Al Gustavson (Tesoro - owner)
Eric Von Platton (Huggo's)
Calvin Maeda (Steinlarger)
Lawrence "Bo" Campos
Nelvin Kane
Dolly Alapai Akau
Loke Willis Kapela
Elizabeth Lee
Reggie Lee
Keala Hanohano
Donovan Kualii
Auntie Mele Kekai
Hannah Springer
Kekaulike Tomich
Thelma Tomich
Joe Tomich
Peter & Carol Greenwell
Kim Greenwell
Steve Arnett
Julita Fernandez
Ling Nakachi
Lynn Heen
Marc Etherton


Kai 'Opua Canoe Club welcomes donations from individuals, corporations, trade associations and others interested in our organization and community services. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, donations to the Kai 'Opua Canoe Club are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

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