State Conventions

Ahahui Kaahumanu

I attended my first state convention in 2005 to celebrate Chapter 1’s 100th anniversary on Oahu. Friday night I played ukulele and helped our chapter’s presentation of song. Saturday night my mom came as my guest to the Centennial Ball. Sunday was church service for the 500 attendees representing 9 chapters across the state.

(Photo taken with mom at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel, Oahu, June 2005)

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Mele Fong is a professional singer, song arranger, and master of multiple strumming styles for the 'ukulele. She is an experienced educator with over 50+ years experience playing the 'ukulele and entertaining worldwide. Mele performs with her husband in the duo "The Hawaiian Serenaders" and leads student groups. In 1996, the duo represented the State of Hawai'i in concert at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Mele and her husband Richard Tom were both born and raised on Oahu and now reside in Maui.