Kams' Society Hawaii





Colleen Lee

President’s Message

Aloha Kams' Society Members,

I hope that this year has so far been going well for all of you. It was nice to see many of you at the General Membership Meeting in March. Thank you for attending.

We have several events coming up. First is the picnic on Sunday, July 24, 2022 at Kapiolani Park beginning at 10 AM. It will be a chance to talk with our members and meet with others from different Chinese organizations. As the deadline is rapidly approaching, please send in your reservation and payment as soon as possible before the deadline.

Next is the Dragon Boat Race on Saturday, July 30, 2022 at Aala Park. Of course, it will be a modified race as it will not be on the water. See Mona McNamara's report for how you can help with this activity and for details on this and other upcoming events.

As always, please inform 1st Vice President Wendy Mow if you know of any Kams' Society member who is ill, has been hospitalized for three or more days, or has passed. Also, 3rd Vice President Lisa Kam has membership applications if needed.

I hope that you all have an enjoyable rest of the summer and can find the time to participate in some of our activities.

Thank you,

Colleen Lee

Wendy M. N. Mow

1st Vice-President


Aloha members:

Happy New Year. Thank you for having faith in me to be your 1st Vice President.

My responsibilities as 1st VP is to report on any hospitalizations or passing of our members. The membership is large and therefore I humbly ask for your help in notifying me of any hospitalizations or passing of our members.

In December, our long time active member/officer/director Beatrice Yee Kong passed away. Services were held in January 2022.

Again, please help me by sending an email to Wendy.mow@gmail.com with the details.

Wendy Mow, 1st Vice President


Aloha Everyone,

Summer is here! Events are here just waiting for everyone to come and join the FUN… Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Calling all members, come one, come all!

Please review our 2022 Calendar of Events and mark your calendars. Enclosed with this newsletter are two flyers (Kams’ Society Picnic on July 24, 2022 and Kams’ Society 93rd Annual Banquet on September 10, 2022) with payment and reservation deadlines to meet.

We have Four Events coming up from July 24 thru September 10: July 24, Kams’ Society Picnic, July 30, Dragon Boat Festival, August 13, Palolo Homes, and September 10, Kams’ Society 93rd Annual Banquet.

If you are planning to be a part of the Dragon Boat Race please let me know by the end of June. And if you are planning to participate in our Palolo Homes Event, please let Poppy know.

The Dragon Boat Festival in the Park will be held at Aala Park in downtown Chinatown on July 30 at 8 AM. If you can make a cardboard dragon boat, we need you and if you want to race, we need you too! For each race (2 heats) we need 3 paddlers, 1 drummer and 1 flag catcher.

We are hoping that everyone will come and enjoy the activities planned for you!

Mona A McNamara

Membership & Scholarship

If anyone needs a membership application or has any updates regarding a change in name, email, mailing address, or phone number, please let me know. The scholarship application will be available beginning April 1st. The scholarship application deadline is June 10th. Please email me at lisakam100@gmail.com for any membership updates and membership or scholarship applications.

Lisa Kam, 3rd Vice President