2017 MGCA New Board Installation Event and Dinner

posted May 24, 2017, 12:32 PM by Moanalua Garden Community Association   [ updated May 28, 2017, 11:24 AM ]

When:  Sunday, June 11, 2017
Where:  Moanalua Middle School Cafeteria
Time: 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Pick up of take out meals: 5:45pm to 6:30pm
Tickets: $5.00 pre-sale and $10.00 for non-members and Door Price
DEADLINE for presale tickets: June 6, 2017 at June Monthly MGCA meeting.
Email us at mymgca@gmail.com for tickets.

Door Prizes/Desserts are welcome and appreciated!

This is an annual event where the nominees 2017-2018 Moanalua Gardens Community Association board of directors will begin their service in our community.

2017-2018 Nominees are:

Kenny Simmons - President

Lane Takahashi - Vice-President

Shunji Adachi - Treasurer

Lisa Jones - Secretary

Aaron Ling Johanson - Director

Clayton Tom - Director

Bill Ogawa - Director

Collette Anderson - Director

Bryan Ito - Director

Donna Mercado Kim - Director

Carl Takata - Director

Pat Yuen - Director

Christopher Agena - Director

Toddi Nakagawa - Director

A big mahalo nui to these individuals who put themselves out there to support and make Moanalua Gardens the best it can be.  We thank them for their time and dedication.  Please come out and support your new board and fellowship of our community we call Moanalua Gardens.

Moanalua Elementary School 6th grade Promotion - Need Tropical Greenery

posted May 3, 2017, 12:15 AM by Moanalua Garden Community Association

We know many of us in Moanalua Gardens have these beautiful plants in our yards.  The Elementary School is promoting the 6th grade class on May 24th, so they need your help decorating the stage for this annual event.  They are looking for all tropical flowers and ti leaf.
Donations will be gladly accepten on 5/22 & 5/23 from 7am-8am and 3pm-5pm behind the cafeteria.  
Mahalo nui for your support!
Forward any questions to mymgca@gmail.com

"A Night of Notes" - Moanalua Middle School Music Department Fundraiser

posted Feb 22, 2017, 11:37 PM by Moanalua Garden Community Association

Who:  Moanalua Middle School’s Music Department

What: 2nd Annual “A Night of Notes” fundraising event

When:  Thursday, April 13, 2017 from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Where: Honolulu Country Club, 1690 Ala Puumalu Street

Why: We are celebrating music in education. Music is key to creativity and plays an integral part of learning. Not only does music foster good study habits and test scoring, it also helps to nurture confidence and develop a better sense of self and community. Nearly 500 students participate in our band and orchestra programs.

“A Night of Notes” will feature an evening of music, food and fun at the beautiful Honolulu Country Club.  Ms. Esme  M. Infante will be emceeing with a few, local guest entertainers that will share in our program. All proceeds raised will directly support the Moanalua Middle School Band and Orchestra programs. All Performing Arts students will benefit in the following ways: the purchase of new instruments, transportation costs, and instrument repair and maintenance to name a few. Your donation will certainly make a difference in our students’ lives!

Moanalua Middle School’s Booster Clubs are 501(c) non-profit organizations and a portion of your donation will be tax exempt in accordance with IRS guidelines.

For additional information go to www.moanaluamusic.com

Moanalua Athletic Club (MAC) 2017 Volleyball Information **deadline 2/2/2017**

posted Jan 26, 2017, 5:50 PM by Moanalua Garden Community Association

Registration is ONLINE ONLY!!

Online Registration period is 1/1/2017 - 2/2/2017 ABSOLUTELY NO LATE REGISTRATIONS

Registration ages are as follows:

  1. Pinto (4/30/2010 - 5/1/2008)
  2. Mustang (4/30/2008 - 5/1/2006)
  3. Bronco (4/30/2006 - 5/1/2003)

Priority for selection are as follows:

  1. Head coaches child(ren)
  2. Players living in the Moanalua Elementary district (proof of residency required which needs to be a utility bill addressed to legal guardian of player)
  3. Players who have obtained a Geographic Exception to Moanalua Elementary or Middle School (player's school schedule acceptable)
  4. All other players
  5. Players who are requesting specific days of practice and are not a head coaches child


If accepted, you will be sent an email with instructions. Please follow and submit prior to deadline or acceptance into the league will be terminated.

Contact palmoanalua@gmail.com  for questions or assistance


Annual Communitty Easter Egg Hunt

posted Jan 26, 2017, 2:44 PM by Moanalua Garden Community Association

When:  April 1, 2017
Where:  Moanalua Elementary School
Why:  The MGCA provides this opportunity for our community to socialize and come together to get to know the MGCA Board Members and also serves as one of the required general meetings for the association.

please forward any questions to:  mymgca@gmail.com 

Moanalua Athletic Club (MAC) Baseball Information **deadline 3/3/17**

posted Jan 26, 2017, 2:19 PM by Moanalua Garden Community Association

Welcome to the Moanalua Athletic Club (MAC) baseball program!

The MAC baseball program is primarily for youth residing in the Moanalua area (Fort Shafter to Red Hill and mauka of the freeway), or attending Moanalua Elementary or Middle Schools.

If you are participating in other sports which conflict with our season (April through July), please understand that baseball will take precedence. PAL will not allow a player to participate in concurring baseball seasons. If you cannot make this commitment, please do not register your child.


There are no tryouts. All registered players will be assigned a team. There are no designated A or B teams. You will be notified by your head coach when he/she is ready to begin practices.


  • Online Registration period is 2/1/2017 - 3/3/2017 ABSOLUTELY NO LATE REGISTRATIONS (RETURNS ON UNIFORMS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED) https://macsports.herokuapp.com/
  • In-person Registration will be held on Tues, 2/21 and Wed, 2/22 from 4:30pm – 6:30pm at the Moanalua Pavilion (between the Elementary and Middle schools) 
    Sample uniforms will be available for sizing. (RETURNS ON UNIFORMS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED)
Age Divisions:
  1. Jr. Pinto (5/1/2010 - 4/30/2012) [5 & 6 years old]
  2. Pinto (5/1/2008 - 4/30/20010) [7 & 8 years old]
  3. Mustang (5/1/2006 - 4/30/2008) [9 & 10 years old]
  4. Bronco (5/1/2004 - 4/30/2006) [11 & 12 years old]

Check Policy

Checks returned unpaid by your bank will be returned to you by the program coordinator. Your check will not be re-deposited. Within one week of notification, you must make arrangements with the coordinator (or any board member) to pay the registration fee plus $20.00 (bank charges) by either: 1) cash or 2) another check. Should your second check be returned, all future payments (regardless of activity) must be made in cash. If you have any questions regarding this policy, please check with the program coordinator.

Candace Fujishima | MAC Baseball Coordinator | 389-6682 | palmacbaseball@gmail.com https://macsports.herokuapp.com/

Red Hill Fuel Storage Tank Project Update Meeting October 6

posted Sep 23, 2016, 9:51 AM by Moanalua Garden Community Association

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Hawaii Department of Health, the U.S. Navy, and the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) will be sponsoring a meeting on October 6 to provide an update on the progress being made to evaluate and implement upgrades to the infrastructure and operations and maintenance procedures for the Red Hill Underground Fuel Storage Facility.


An update on the ongoing work to investigate and monitor the groundwater under and around the facility will also be presented. The meeting will be an opportunity for the public to ask questions related to the project work under the Administrative Order on Consent with the U.S. Navy and the DLA.


When: October 6, 2016, from 6:00 – 8:30 pm

Where: Moanalua Middle School, 1289 Mahiole Street, Honolulu


Information about the ongoing work at Red Hill and the AOC between the U.S. Navy and DLA with the regulatory agencies can be found at:






If you have any questions about this meeting, please contact the regulatory agencies by sending an e-mail to redhill@epa.gov or calling Thu Perry at 808-586-4226.

Sierra Club of Hawai'i meeting at Moanalua Middle School -Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility

posted Aug 13, 2016, 12:20 AM by Moanalua Garden Community Association

When: Monday, August 15, 2016 from 6pm to 8pm
Where:  Moanalua Middle School Cafetorium
What: Short presentation from the Hawai'i Department of Health, the Board of Water Supply, and a member of the Joint Base Peral Harbor/Hickam Restoration Advisory Board.
Why: to provide an opportunity for residents to get their questions answered and get more involved in finding workable solutions to on-going concerns about the leaks from the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility.

39th Annual Mo'olelo O Moanalua Prince Lot Hula Festival

posted Jun 27, 2016, 11:09 PM by Moanalua Garden Community Association

Mo`olelo O Moanalua…Stories of Moanalua, the 39th Annual Prince Lot Hula Festival will be continued over two days this year — Saturday, July 16, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, July 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. — announced Moanalua Gardens Foundation (MGF), the festival’s presenter. The largest non-competitive hula event in Hawai‘i, the festival is held at spectacular Moanalua Gardens each year to honor Prince Lot Kapuāiwa who reprised the once forbidden hula in the district of Moanalua.

An historic and cultural treasure, Moanalua Gardens is one of the most beautiful places in Honolulu on the island of O`ahu. Once a botanical garden, it is home to famous structures and rare trees, including the famous “Hitachi” tree.

We are very pleased to see how much the festival is enjoyed by both kama`āina and malihini,” said Alika Jamile, MGF Executive Director and President. 

“With encouragement from kumu hula and supporters, we will continue our new tradition started last year of two days of great hula to include dancers from out-of-state branches of Hawaii-based hālau. We will have some new activities this year which we will announce at a later date,” he stated.

Opening the 2016 festival will be an impressive line-up of premier hālau hula (hula groups) who will perform both kāhiko (ancient) and ‘auana (contemporary) hula.  Dancers will perform on one of the few remaining pā hula (hula mounds) in Hawai`i.

Local food and refreshments will be available for purchase throughout the day.  Limited edition tee shirts and a souvenir button will be on sale.  Proceeds from these merchandise sales will help cover the costs of the festival.

There is no charge to attend the festival, however, a button donation to MGF is requested to raise funds to support the event.

The public, and visitors, are welcome and encouraged to bring their beach chairs and mats and enjoy the fun, food and festivities under the shady monkeypod trees of Moanalua Gardens. No commercial photography is allowed.

Festival sponsors and supporters include the Hawaii Tourism Authority, State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, the City and County of Honolulu, Hawaiian Airlines, Servco and RM Towill Foundations, Pasha Hawai‘i, Matson Navigation, First Hawaiian Bank, Hawai‘i Visitors and Convention Bureau, O‘ahu Visitors Bureau, the Honolulu Star Advertiser, MidWeek, ‘Ōlelo Community Media and others.

Named in memory of Prince Lot, who later reigned as King Kamehameha V, the festival was founded in 1978 by MGF and now attracts up to 20,000 residents and visitors each year.  Moanalua was a favorite recreation spot for Prince Lot, who is credited with reviving the hula in the district of Moanalua.

His summer cottage can be found on the gardens’ grounds.

Participating hālau and a festival performance schedule will be announced at a later date.  For more information about MGF, please send us a message by Clicking Here or call 808.839.5334.

A non-profit organization founded in 1970, Moanalua Gardens Foundation (MGF) is committed to preserving and perpetuating the native culture, environment, and people of Hawai’i through education, celebration and stewardship of Kamananui Valley and Moanalua Gardens.  MGF depends upon grants and donations to cover festival costs.  To make a donation or become a member please visit please see our Join Now section on the right column.

2016-2017 MGCA Installation Dinner - June 5th Sunday

posted Jun 1, 2016, 12:44 AM by Moanalua Garden Community Association

June 5, 2016, Sunday
2016-2017 Installation Dinner
Moanalua Middle School cafeteria
Doors open at 5:00pm
$5.00 per ticket for MGCA members or $10 for non-members

E komo mai!  Come and join us for Dinner and entertainment as we install our new MGCA board members for fiscal year 2016-2017.  Come and meet your neighbors and welcome the board members into their roles for the new year.  

Dessert donations are welcome.

If interested in attending, please email us at mymgca@gmail.com

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