Mahalo Moanalua Lions Club

posted Oct 4, 2017, 1:47 AM by Moanalua Garden Community Association

Mahalo to the Moanalua Lion's Club for all you do for Moanalua Gardens.  Among your list of list of accomplishments include: Cleaning up the graffiti anywhere in the Moanalua Gardens area, checking the vision of the keiki of the elementary school and volunteering whenever and wherever needed!  The MGCA and the community thank you for all your hard work and dedication!  Mahalo nui loa!

NO Left turn at Apona Street!!! Visible signs now in place

posted Sep 28, 2017, 5:16 PM by Moanalua Garden Community Association

One of the issues we discussed at the State Capitol for Apona Street, was the disregard of the no left- turn sign onto Apona. We are pleased to say we have a new sign inside (TAMC) just before the exit. Mahalo nui loa to Senator Donna Kim, Councel Member Carol Fukunaga, Representatives Aaron Johanson & Linda Ichiyama, MGCA President Kenny Simmons, (TAMC) and the Department of Transportation. We have great works ahead for Apona Street. For updates please come to the MGCA meeting on October 3, 7pm at the Moanalua Middle School Cafetirea. 

Attention!! Apona Street residents - Traffic Solution Meeting -Need your VOTE

posted Sep 6, 2017, 12:27 AM by Moanalua Garden Community Association   [ updated Sep 6, 2017, 12:29 AM ]

Apona Street Traffic Solution Meeting 
When: Sunday, September 17th at 6:00 p.m.
Where: Olelo Community Media Center Screening Room
1122 Mapunapuna Street (next to 99 Market)

What are we doing?

You will be casting a Yes or No vote and signing a certified petition drawn up by the Department of Transportation (DOT) to move forward with a TRIAL RUN of turning Apona into a one-way street.  

Please RSVP to Kenny Simmons, MGCA President at 808-393-3114

A letter was mailed out to every resident on Apona Street.

A sad day in Moanalua Gardens! Join the MGCA and help us keep our community clean

posted Jul 26, 2017, 12:08 AM by Moanalua Garden Community Association

This bad behavior has now started to spread into Moanalua Gardens.  When this happens, it causes the community to get very upset.  No one wants to see this on their walls or on a fence or a building.  It cost us time and money to clean up these messes and we would appreciate these vandals to stop painting our community.  The MGCA will do what it can to partner with the Moanalua Lions or other community members and work with the owner of this fence and other vandalized property to get this cleaned up.  We ask that if anyone witnesses this type of activity going on in our neighborhood to call 911 and report it immediately.  If we can catch these vandals, we can send a message that we won't put up with this type of behavior in Moanalua Gardens. We are the eyes and ears of Moanalua Gardens our community.  Together we can make a difference.  We encourage each and every household in Moanalua Gardens to join the MGCA and make your voices heard.  The membership is just $12 per year and if we can get everyone to participate, we will have enough manpower and funds to help our neighbors clean up these type of vandalism quickly and efficiently. 

June MGCA Monthly meeting -Location change

posted May 30, 2017, 7:11 PM by Moanalua Garden Community Association

Normally, we hold our monthly meetings at the Moanalua Middle School Cafeteria.  For our next meeting on June 6th, we will be meeting in the Middle School Library.  The middle school is installing new fans in the cafeteria.  Please tell your neighbors of the change in venue.  See you at the next meeting on June 6th.

Did you know Moanalua has its very own Dog Park?

posted May 2, 2017, 11:59 PM by Moanalua Garden Community Association   [ updated May 3, 2017, 12:02 AM ]

Moanalua Dog Park- 'Ilio Hau'oli Paka

Moanalua Dog Park
2900 Moanalua Rd
Honolulu, HI 96819

Located just under the overpass near the communtiy park.

Oahu's first off leash dog park opened on February 3rd, 2004.

'Ilio Hau'oli Paka means "Happy Dog Park" in Hawaiian.

It was officially nicknamed by Jeanine Shimomura , a student at Moanalua Elementary school after winning a "Name the Dog Park" contest sponsored by the Moanalua Gardens Community Association. 

Betty and Clayton Kamida along with Ron and Pat Jones and the MGCA spent 3 years of painstaking work to finally get the park opened. We thank them for their diligence and dedication !!

The Moanalua Dog Park exisits today due to their relentless efforts and support of off leash dog parks.

Like their FB page:  Moanalua Dog Park
or Email: for more information.

Tom Hinson, who is a Moanalua resident, helps to manage the park and is ALWAYS looking for helping hands, donations and ideas to make the park better for its humans and dogs.

2017-2018 MGCA New Board members

posted May 2, 2017, 11:45 PM by Moanalua Garden Community Association   [ updated May 2, 2017, 11:53 PM ]

President: Kenny Simmons
Vice-President: Lane Takahashi
Treasuer:  Shunji Adachi
Secretary:  Lisa Jones 

Aaron Ling Johanson 
Bill Ogawa "Battery Bill"
Carl Takata 
Christopher Agana 
Clayton Tom 
Collette Anderson 
Donna Mercado Kim 
Pat Yuen
Toddi Nakagawa

Please join us on June 11, Sunday for our installation dinner. Furikaki Chicken is what's on the menu.
Dinner is from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Email us at for tickets. $5.00 pre-sale and $10.00 at the door.
Tickets are available now.

A big Mahalo to all the New and Returning members.  Without their efforts, the MGCA would not be possible.

Want to participate in our bulletins? Essential deadlines...

posted Feb 20, 2017, 3:27 PM by Moanalua Garden Community Association   [ updated Feb 20, 2017, 3:28 PM ]

3/12/2017 - crime related articles.

4/16/2017 - environment related articles.

5/14/2017 - transitions in life articles. Its graduation time and Mother's day.

6/11/2017 - summer related articles. Cleanup, fun activities, hydration, etc.

7/16/2017 - Independence Day. Articles related to America's history.

8/13/2017 - back to school. Traffic, time readiness, preparation.

9/10/2017 - home improvements and home ownership issues.

10/15/2017 - Thanksgiving related articles.

11/12/2017 - Christmas related articles.

12/10/2017 - New Year's related articles.

Please forward your ideas and articles to:

Give Aloha - Support Moanalua Elemetary School PTO

posted Sep 23, 2016, 9:55 AM by Moanalua Garden Community Association   [ updated Sep 23, 2016, 1:59 PM ]

Give Aloha, Foodland's Annual Community Matching Gifts Program, was created in 1999 to honor Foodland’s founder, Maurice J. "Sully" Sullivan, and continue his legacy of giving back to the community. Each year, during Sept.1 – 30 at all Foodland and Sack N Save stores statewide, customers are encouraged to make a donation at checkout to their favorite Hawaii non-profit organization. This year, Foodland and the Western Union Foundation will match each donation with more than $300,000 for all organizations combined. Since the program began in 1999, a grand total of more than $25.4 million has been raised for Hawaii’s charities.

Moanalua Elementary School PTO -  Organization code: 77664

Give Aloha - Foodland's Non Profit Donation Matching Program

Cyber Alert: Take Action Now!!

posted May 13, 2016, 1:53 AM by Moanalua Garden Community Association

A presentation for the community from:

Senator, Donn Mercado Kim

Representative, Aaron Johanson

Representative, Linda Ichiyama

Three months ago, cyber crime reports 3.5 billion in revenue, today, the total is 350 billion.  This business steals your personal information and sells it. 


1. Limit the amount of personal identifiable information, “PII”, such as:  social security number, driver’s license number, telephone number and date of birth.

2. Think twice before opening an email and attachments – know the sender.  Do not trust – verify; place a phone call to verify.

3. Social Media, be conservative of what you share. Information posted on the web, stays there forever.

4. Turn off your computer when not in use. Do not leave in “sleep” mode.

5. Change your phone password to a 10-digit code.  A four-digit code can be cracked in 20 minutes or less, where a 10-digit code takes over 37 years to break the code.

6.  Get protection:  Procure ID protection, such as Life Lock.

7. If you have an Android based instrument, the recommendation is to stay off the web or to connect via a VPN.


The above was shared by Dr. Jeff Cornelius EVP of Darktrace. His emphasis is with large Enterprise Software



Written by:  Pat Young

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