Kupuna

Kupuna:  According to the Hawaiian Dictionary, the definition of kupuna is “grandparent, ancestor, relative or close friend of the grandparents’ generation, grandaunt, granduncle.”  Other sources add meanings such as “an elder person of wisdom and experience.”

The Kupuna Caucus is growing and reaching out to all senior members of the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i.  The potential of our group is powerful.  From among our members come the time, the energy, the ideas, and the experience to make a decisive difference in the politics of our State.  We are the people who take time to listen to the news, put that information together with experiences from our pasts, and arrive at fresh and viable ideas for future implementation.  And we are the people who have lived through the struggles to achieve many of the freedoms and lifestyle changes that younger generations have come to take for granted.  We recognize the threats being faced as many of these ideals have become subject to dismantling by the current administrations and its courts.

This caucus speaks to issues that concern its members, as well as the future generations of the State of Hawai‘i and the nation.

Website: http://kupunacaucus.org/

OFFICERS

Chair: Scott Foster
808-590-5880
fosters005@hawaii.rr.com

First Vice Chair: Helen Rauer
helenrauer@hawaiiantel.net

Second Vice Chair: Anne Chipchase
annechipchase@yahoo.com

Secretary: Gail Ishikawa
gailkumiko@gmail.com

Treasurer: Stuart Feinberg
<fei@comcast.net>

Female SCC Rep: Gloria Borland
gborlandhawaii@gmail.com

Male SCC Rep: Bert Fishman
fishforpeace@gmail.com

Maui at Large Rep: Paul Janes-Brown
janesbrownp@gmail.com

Kaua‘i at Large Rep: Janice Bond
janbond@hawaiilink.net

Hawai‘i at Large Rep: Frankie Stapleton
frankiestapleton@gmail.com

Oahu at Large (2): open

COMMITTEES

BYLAWS

Ed Burke
edburke1@excite.com

COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE
Stuart Feinberg
fei@comcast.net

Scott Foster
fosters005@hawaii.rr.com

BYLAWS COMMITTEE
A committee of the whole

LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE
A Committee of the whole

FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE
A committee of the whole

CONVENTION COMMITTEE
A Committee of the whole

MEMBERSHIP & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
A committee of the whole