ABOUT MALAMA MANOA
Malama Manoa was founded in January 1992 as the
Manoa Historic Preservation Committee
at a Manoa Neighborhood Board meeting. In September, the name Malama o Manoa was adopted. The charter of incorporation as a non-profit corporation in the State of Hawaii was granted in December 1992. In March 1993 the Internal Revenue Service approved Malama o Manoa's application as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, which also allows tax-deductible contributions. Mary M. Cooke was elected as the charter President. Charter Directors were Lowell Angell, Thomas Heinrich, Violet Hiranaka, Agnes Hirotsu, Gerald Honda, Linda LeGrande, Helen Nakano, Charles Pearson, and Bertha Ueoka.
In May, 2011, our name was changed to the simpler and more syntactically correct Malama Manoa. This change was made after careful research and consultation with Hawaiian language and culture specialists, after being informed by a number of knowledgeable individuals of the grammatical clumsiness of the "o".
Malama Manoa welcomes as members everyone interested in our valley. We have no residency requirement or membership dues. Simply sign up at the Membership
page to receive notices and updates about our activities.
Here's a lovely scene of Manoa Valley taken from the back of Wa'ahila Ridge: