Moanalua High School Class of 2020 Virtual Graduation

posted Jun 9, 2020, 4:33 PM by Moanalua Garden Community Association

COVID-19 has changed what "traditional" graduation looks like.  In case you missed it, here is the graduating class of 2020 and their virtual graduation!  Go Na Menehune's!  On May 27, 2020 the seniors had their virtual commencement.  Click the link below to view.

COVID-19 Stay-At-Home Order Extended and Other Updates - as of 4/25/2020

posted Apr 28, 2020, 12:32 PM by Moanalua Garden Community Association

Hawaii is a unique place where we all pull together.  I’ve seen that firsthand throughout this crisis and especially so this week.  I hope you and your family are well.  In this edition of our COVID-19 update, we’re highlighting some of the newest information in governmental policies and updates in the fight against COVID-19.  Together, we can...and will get through this.



Gov. David Ige today signed a 6th supplementary emergency proclamation extending the stay-at-home order across the state to extend through May 31.

The stay-at-home order means residents may leave their homes only for various essential needs, including healthcare, purchasing food, medicine, gasoline, taking care of the elderly, minors, or those with disabilities, returning to a place of residence outside of Hawai‘i, picking up educational materials for distance learning, receiving meals or other related services. Outdoor exercise is also permitted – including swimming, surfing and walking pets. Now, running, jogging or walking on the beach will be permitted, as long as social distancing requirements are observed.

Also extended through May 31 are the 14-day quarantine for both visitors and residents entering the state and for inter-island travelers, and the eviction moratorium, which prevents any eviction from a residential dwelling for failure to pay rent.

The Governor’s order aligns with Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s announcement from earlier this week also extending the stay-at-home order for the City & County of Honolulu through May 31 and modifying permitted outdoor activities. Honolulu City parks have reopened for designated exercise activities beginning today, April 25. These designated exercise activities only include: walking, jogging, running, and bicycle riding. The public may still pass through City parks to access the ocean for water activities.

Social distancing requirements remain in place across the state through the end of May.  For more information, please click here.



As many of us continue to express concerns about tourists traveling to Hawaii amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the Hawaii Department of Transportation (DOT) has implemented improved measures to verify incoming passenger information before they leave the airport to help ensure people are abiding by the traveler quarantine order. The enhanced process is underway at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) and will begin statewide in the coming days.

For more detailed information on the process for airline passengers, please click here



The State of Hawaii is expanding its efforts in early care and education to help both families and providers weather these uncertain times. The Department of Human Services (DHS) has expanded eligibility for its Child Care Connection Hawaii subsidies and has made adjustments to its existing subsidy, which will provide more money to families accessing child care, as well as child care providers. 

For more information on this assistance to families, please visit their website



This week, I had the privilege of helping to stand up a several hundred-person volunteer operation at the Hawaii Convention Center to address the avalanche of unemployment claims.  To date, more than 250,000 claims have been filed--an exponential increase from the average 20,000 claims filed in the middle of March prior to COVID-19.  The dramatic spike practically overwhelmed the system.  This unique and much-needed partnership of the Legislature, HGEA, HSTA, & UHPA members, and the Administration has trained hundreds of volunteers to dramatically increase the state’s capabilities to process unemployment claims.  

In addition to helping stand up the operation, I’ve also spent this week volunteering and processing outstanding claims myself.  Here’s some additional information on this huge collaborative effort to help many struggling individuals from this past week’s news coverage:

KITV:  Massive UI Effort Commences

HNN:  Legislators, Unions, & the Administration Team Up to Tackle Unemployment Insurance Backlog

Star-Advertiser:  Volunteers Come Together to Stand Up UI Operation 


Mahalo to everyone for helping to fight this pandemic.  A special mahalo to all of our essential workers, first responders, and healthcare workers who are continuing to serve all of us during this time.  As always, if you need any assistance, please don’t hesitate to email me at or call at (808) 586-9470.  Please take care and stay safe.



Aaron Ling Johanson

State Representative, District 31
(808) 586-9470

Shop at Foodland and Support our community high school - Moanalua High School

posted Feb 4, 2019, 1:33 PM by Moanalua Garden Community Association


Foodland’s Shop for Higher Education is back for the 14th year and will run from February 6 to March 19, 2019. Foodland will award $2,000 scholarships to 100 Hawaii seniors based on the number of points earned for their schools.  Points are earned by friends and family shopping at Foodland and designating code 7574 for Moanalua High School. 

The more points your school earns, the more scholarships it could receive!

The top 15 schools that earn the most points will also earn
between $500 to $2,500 to be used for their Project Grad events! 


Please encourage everyone to remember to designate

Code 7574 for Moanalua High School and Project Grad

Thank you for your help and support!

Commercial Vehicles Bill Passes Bill 48 (2018)

posted Jul 19, 2018, 9:06 PM by Moanalua Garden Community Association

Councilmember Fukunaga introduced Bill 48 (2018) to address commercial vehicle storage on public roadways, which we’ve received complaints about and discussed at Moanalua Gardens Community Association meetings for many years. The bill essentially does two things:


1.       Reduces the minimum gross vehicle weight limit of commercial vehicles from 10,000 to 9,000 pounds for enforcement purposes.

2.       Increases the penalty for violations from $15 to $25/hour.


The bill passed first reading before the Council on July 11th and we are requesting that the bill is scheduled for 2nd reading during next week’s Budget Committee scheduled for Wednesday, July 25th at 9am.

Winner, winner, Chicken Dinner!

posted Jul 14, 2018, 11:49 AM by Moanalua Garden Community Association

Membership Awards Program Winner:
Mahalo for being a part of the MGCA
family! (They received a nice Longs bag
full of gifts including a Longs gift card.)
●This awards event is part of the
yearlong member appreciation program
that will culminate with the drawing for a
Las Vegas trip. Each month winners are
randomly selected. During the Easter
Event, in April 2019, a winner will be
announced. This program is nonbudgeted;
therefore, it is sponsored by
President Kenny for now, but we are
searching for sponsors to continue this
●Major events planned for the
Moanalua Gardens Community in the
new fiscal year include:
Christmas Party:
December 9, 2018
Chair: Collette Anderson
Easter Event:
April 7, 2019
Chair: Kenny Simmons, Lisa Jones
Installation Dinner
June 9, 2019
Chair: Larry Chun

Don't turn Right from Apona'll get a ticket!

posted May 28, 2018, 12:56 AM by Moanalua Garden Community Association

The sign has been placed and enforcement will begin soon.  Please be aware that you can NO LONGER turn right from Apona Street onto Jarret White Road. 

Mahalo to EVERYONE who worked diligently to our neighborhood safer for our elderly and everyone else on Apona St. 


posted May 28, 2018, 12:21 AM by Moanalua Garden Community Association   [ updated May 28, 2018, 12:59 AM ]


We have a WINNER for the month of April!

posted May 13, 2018, 11:16 PM by Moanalua Garden Community Association   [ updated May 13, 2018, 11:25 PM ]

Congratulations! Helen Pierce is the April winner of our Membership Appreciation Program. She was surprised when we showed up at her door with a basket full of goodies from Wholesale Unlimited. Mahalo, Helen, supporting the MGCA by being a member and for taking pride in your community.  

WHO will win for the month of May?  All paid members are eligible, so get your dues paid if you haven't done so yet.  Make sure you get your membership in so you can be eligible to win the GRAND PRIZE of a Trip to Las Vegas in April 2019.

You can go to our homepage and use the link to mak your payment or if you prefer to mail a check, make your check out to MGCA and mail it to Shunji Adachi, 1454 Lalamilo St., Honolulu, HI  96819. Please include your Name, spouse name, best phone number, and address.

Mahalo for helping to make your community a better place to live!

ALL MGCA members have a chance to Win a FREE Trip to Las Vegas

posted Mar 23, 2018, 6:43 PM by Moanalua Garden Community Association   [ updated Mar 23, 2018, 8:07 PM ]

As part of our Members Appreciation Program each month a lucky member will receive a visit from the President of the MGCA or representative along with a gift of appreciation leading up to our Ultimate gift a FREE Trip to Las Vegas.
You have to be a member of the MGCA in good standing meaning you are all caught up on your $12 annual dues to participate. 

Note: You do not have to be a resident of the Moanalua Area to participate. You can be an associate member or an honorary member. Each member is archived in our database and is updated every month. each member is assigned a number, If we draw your number then you are the winner. You can visit to pay dues online and make donations. Please be sure to fill out all information needed:  your name, spouses name, address, phone number and email.  you can pay up to 4 years in advance and your number will be entered up to 4 times.  If you have any questions please contact President Kenny Simmons (808)-393-3114. We thank and appreciate all of you who take pride in your community.  

Vegas packages include: 
  • roundtrip airfare on our nonstop Omni International charter flights Between Honolulu & Vegas
  • four or five nights at the California Hotel
  • 3 meals daily with roundtrip Vegas airport transfers. 
Note: At least one guest must be a Hawaii resident or active military based in Hawaii. Guests must be 21 years or older to receive meal coupons. Our 5-night options depart Sunday’s, Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s, our 4-night option is our Friday departures. This is a $699 value gift certificate from our new sponsor Vacations Hawaii.

2018 MGCA Scholarship Application - DEADLINE May 2nd

posted Feb 5, 2018, 11:14 PM by Moanalua Garden Community Association

Moanalua Gardens Community Association (MGCA) Scholarship. Through our annual $1,000 Scholarship award, the MGCA wishes to recognize and support our students for scholarship and service achievements and promote higher education. Applicant must be a high school senior who is a Moanalua Gardens community resident and whose parents or grandparents are members of the MGCA. The award is based on achievements in both scholastic and community service. 

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