Moku O Kona - Chapter 7

Royal Order of Kamehameha I

Helu Ehiku - Heiau O Ahuena

Aloha e

The Order of Kamehameha I was established on April 11, 1865 by his Majesty King Kamehameha V (Lot Kapuaiwa) to honor the legacy of his grandfather, the unifier of these islands, Kamehameha the Great.

The Order was reorganized by Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole in 1902.

Lot Kapuaiwa - Kamehameha V
Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole

Moku O Kona, Chapter 7 was officially formed in 1994.

The purpose of the Royal Order of Kamehameha I as it is known today is to:

  • unite in fraternal and benevolent work, men of Hawaiian descent, of good moral character, of sound bodily health;

  • cultivate the cardinal principles of friendship, charity and benevolence;

  • aid widows and orphans;

  • improve the social and moral conditions of its members; to provide scholarship assistance;

  • preserve and perpetuate the ancient culture, customs, and traditions of Hawaii, uplift the Hawaiian people;

  • infuse the spirit of patriotism, loyalty, helpfulness and kindness among its members;

  • advance the interest of its members in every rightful cause,

  • encourage and develop leadership.

Members of Moku O Kona stand on the grounds of Ahuena Heiau, in front of a hale built by Aliiaimoku Nainoa Perry with help from the community. Taken on April 11th, 2018