KICK OFF EVENT: April 14, 2012
KAUAI PHILIPPINE CULTURAL CENTER
– A PLACE FOR ALL – Community launch event will take place on Saturday, April 14 at the Kauai Marriott Resort & Beach Club - Grand Ballroom from 5:30 p.m.
A visit to the future home of KPCC with Fil-Com Center of Oahu President, Rose Churma.
“…with birds we’ll fly to the sky, to touch the stars up high, while angels whisper and sigh: ‘Beloved Kaua’i!’”
These words will take on a special significance as plans move forward to build. The Philippine Cultural Center which essentially will become: “A Place for All!” Hopes and aspirations remain in the realm of quests yet unrealized or unattained.But, the Philippine Cultural Center, as envisioned by those who have dedicated their time and efforts to coordinate their ideas and energies to focus upon this concept, is now at the brink of the beginning stages to transition this dream to become a reality: to actualize this facility which has evolved to encompass a myriad of factors which are symbolic and significant!
With the ethnic blending of diverse cultures woven into the tapestry of Kauai’s history, the establishment of the Philippine Cultural Center seeks to recognize and celebrate how Filipinos have become a part of this multi-dimensional setting, contributing their talents and abilities impressively in the magnitude of opportunities which showcase the ways in which the cultural variations reflect the rainbow of races known as “the golden people of Hawaii-nei.” With each ethnic group from east and west, being appreciated for the history and heritage emanating from distant shores of each nation coming here to the crossroads of the Pacific, situated in the most isolated spot on Earth---- each adding new approaches and dimensions; other customs and practices; distinctive attitudes and flavors---to the values and traditions of the host culture, the Hawaiians---it became clearly apparent that this center should be reflective of the transitions that have “internationalized” who we are and where we live”--- to truly become a melting pot of ethnic diversities, respected for being culturally distinctive and, yet,at the same time, loved for the harmonies which have come with the blending of our cultures! It is the essence of aloha magnified! Thus, the KPCC is “A Place for All” to meet and define, to celebrate and enjoy, to display and exhibit, to plan and formulate, to teach and learn, to plan and promote----anything and everything that will help all of us, because of the way we have merged, to honor our past…to acknowledge our present, and to inspire our future! This is a shared kuleana (responsibility) that can be done in the spirit of “bayanihan” (working together) in which all can participate! by: Jose Bulatao, Jr.
To provide, promote and enhance cultural,educational training and social programs as well as cross cultural exchanges in our multi-ethnic enviroment.
• Be a Committee Volunteer
a. Communication & PR
b. Website & Social Media
c. Land & Building
e. Grant Writing
g. Your Professional Services
For further information please contact us at:
P.O. Box 1961
Lihue, HI 96766