POLYNESIAN ASSOCIATION OF ALASKA, INC

             

Hello, Talofa, Aloha, Malo Elelei, Pula Vinaka, Iorana, Kiora,

 

 

We are
 Polynesia in Alaska

 

Polynesian Association of Alaska, Inc. 8060 Country Woods Dr Anchorage, AK 99502 (907)250-4142
 
email: paoa@polynesianassocofalaska.com
Facebook: polynesianassocofalaska

 

PAOA INTERACT WITH THE COMMUNITY


PAOA & THE DIVERSE COMMUNITY

PAOA PROVIDE VOLUNTEER SERVICE FOR THANKSGIVING PROJECT AT THE CROSS POINT CHURCH.

 

 


PAOA ASSIST BY VOLUNTEER @ FALL FEAST MULDOON 11/16/2012 BOYS 7 GIRLS CLUB,                                  THANKSGIVING MEAL PROVIDE TO THE COMMUNITY AT LARGE.

 

 


PAOA VOLUNTEER AT FALL FEAST MT. VIEW (CLARK MIDDLE SCHOOL)                                                     11/15/2012

 

 


 

 


August 18, 2012 PAOA and some of the Non Profit Organization sponsored a Back To School Fashion "FREE CLOTHES" for students back to school and those that would like to get back to be employ. About 80 families received help on Saturday, with their students clothes and shoes to prepare them for going back to school. We want to thank our donors, and sponsors and also our volunteer for all the support.


 

 


On June 19, 2012, PAOA coordinate a communtiy forum at Lousacc Library in Anchorage Alaska. Host by the Anchorage Police Community Task Force and collaborated with PAOA & PCC. The forum was to give the community a chance to speak about their concern on the use of excessive force that killed Mr. Tasi a young polynesian man was shot and killed by Anchorage Police, because he was holding a stick. At the forum community members was given 3 minute to ask questions and 3 minutes to get an answer. Some questions were answered. Previous to this forum, PAOA and PCC met with the Police Department, Office of the Mayor, Anchorage Equal Rights, Anchorage Community Police Task Force and the office of ACLU. 

The diverse community leaders PAOA & PCC came together on the evening of June 13, 2012 to talk about issuesin the Polynesian community and APD. Concerns from the community leaders that there are poblema in the community and the Law, but how, where, and who would they trust to share these issues with.

PAOA will continue working with the diverse leaders to make sure that their issues are heard. This is the beginning of a dialogue that the community of Anchorage should continue.


 

 


PAOA & BRIDGE BUILDERS OF ANCHORAGE             MARCHING FOR JULY 4, 2012

Bridge Builders of Anchorage received the                                       Grand Price Award for July 4th groups that marched.              Diversity communities from Hmong Community,                    Polynesian community, Russian community,                       Fillipines community, African American communities                came together to march on July 4th. Different colors                     like the rainbow. Members of the PAOA are Lucy Hansen            and her kids and families, brother, sister in law and their kids,          Atisa Logo and her kids,


PAOA celebrates Asian American Pacific Islander Month      

Lucy Hansen the President of the Polynesian Association of Alaska, and Kato Hauga a member of the Board, attend the cutting of the cake for opening ceremony at the Air Force Base in Anchorage Alaska. Members from Bridge Builders of Anchorage also participated. Sgt Deonnion Green from Fort Richardson and Sgt Green from Elmendorf Base with soldiers from both bases came to celebrate this Event. Start with the Cutting of the cake on May 1, 2012 til the celebration of culturals and history on May 30, 2012.

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM), officially proclaimes " Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month" by President Barack Obama, is a celebration of the culture, traditions, and history of Asians American and Pacific Islanders in the United States. Congress passed a joint Congressional Resolution in 1978 to commemorate Asian American Heritage Week during the first week of May. This date was chosen because to imprtant anniversaries occured during this time: the arrival of the first Japanes immigrants in America on May7, 1843 and the completion of the transcontinental railroad (by many Chinese laborers) on May 10, 1869. In 1990 Congress voted to expand it from a week to a month long celebration and in May 1992, the month of May was pwermanently designated as " Asia/Pacific American Heritage Month.

 


5/5/2012   PAOA AT ANCHORAGE MAYORS GALA (Sponsored by Bridge Builders of Anchorage and MOA)

Honoring Polynesian community members receiving a Award for  Community Services  to our diverse community. We are very proud of our 3 awardees for the great job they do around our City of Anchorage and the State of Alaska.

Mr. Pago Pelenato Received Community Volunteer Services Award in the City of Anchorage on 5/5/2012 (Congradulation to Mr. Pelenato) 

Miss Uluikavaiola received a community volunteer services award in the City of Anchorage 5/5/2012 (Congradulation to Miss Uluikavaiola)

Miss Vea received a community volunter services award in the City of Anchorage 5/5/2012 (Congradulation to Miss Vea)


2/25/2012  PAOA @ Meet the World in Anchorage  10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sponsored by Bridge Builders of Ancorage for celebrating the Alaska Fur Rondy celebrationg in Anchorage. Many diverse community came together at the Anchorage Museum, great turnout, lots of people attend and participated in the celebration.

 


01/20 & 1/21/2012     ALOHA DAY IN ANCHORAGE (Diamond Center)

Celebrating aloha day in Anchorage during the winter. Lots of Poly club groups from different High School in Anchorage participated and some community dance groups also attend.