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  Shell Ginger, Allerton National Tropical Botanic Garden, Kauai,  Hawai'i  Honolulu Chapter 56

Calendar of Events and Community Service

Honolulu Chapter 56* schedules events based on our fiscal calendar, which begins on June 1 and ends on May 31.  Officers serve for two year terms.  dfTherefore, you will see our Membership luncheon meetings in September and our Aloha luncheon meetings in May.  The luncheons include a brief business meeting and activity. 

Events that are community service are designated with a CS and those that are educational have an Ed after the title.  Our calendar lists the many events that are scheduled for the year.  All events are open to members and the public.  If you are interested in a specific activity, please contact us for more information at

2021-2022 Calendar of Events

(COVID19 Note: All events listed below are tentative, subject to changing risk and restrictions.)
We the Program Committee follow the state guidelines regarding functions and will
implement such safety protocols as mandated by venues and official government
regulations at all times and may cancel or modify if deemed necessary.

August 22, 2021 - Summer 2021 Workshop (Ed)
       objective: - arranging a mix flower bouquet using oasis for gifting.
        Demonstrator: Gwen Nagata

September 19, 2021 - “Let’s Get Together” Luncheon
          at: Oahu Country Club
          time: 10:30 am - 1:00 pm Make cards and allow members to reconnect     
                     and “talk story”.
          theme: “Reconnecting Safely”

November 14, 2021 - Paper Craft Workshop
          time: 1:30 - 3:30
          objective: Each participant will do a make it take it.  Items may include but are
limited to 2022 calendars, gift card enclosures and gift tags.
          Demonstrators: May Lau & Gwen Nagata

January 30, 2022 - Welcome New Year Brunch
          - Cancelled

February 27, 2022 - Cooking Demonstration (Ed)
Chef Daniel Swift, the chef at Uala Leaf Cafe at Windward Community College, presented a virtual cooking demonstration to 22 members of II Chapter 56.  He gave a delightful and educational lesson on preparing Lemongrass chicken, Japanese-style simmered Kabocha, and Kabocha pie.  He gave our members several good cooking tips and the recipes so that we may try these at home.

newMay 15, 2022 - ALOHA/Membership Luncheon (Ed)
          time: 10:45 - 1:30
          at: Oahu Country Club
          theme: installation of new officers

late Oct 2022:  60th Anniversary Celebration
    Watch this space for more information...

Community Service

Ikebana International Honolulu Chapter 56’s mission is to perpetuate the Japanese art of Ikebana through education and community service.  Chapter 56 is comprised of several active ikebana schools who come together to share friendships through flowers and engage in the art of flower arranging and Japanese culture.

We actively plan and engage in community service projects throughout the year.  Educational workshops are held on ikebana and various related arts.  If your school or organization wishes to have a member or a group from Ikebana International provide a demonstration or hands-on workshop, please submit the following. 

All requests must be in writing and submitted at least two months prior to the event.  Please indicate the date, time and place, as well as organization/school, contact person, budget available for the project and the approximate number of people involved.   Please contact us for more information at  Some projects we have undertaken are shown below:

Moiliili Community Center -- hands-on sessions with Japanese students and arrangements for fundraiser dinners  CS/Ed

Japanese Consulate -- special floral arrangements CS

UH Manoa Dept of E. Asian Lang, Japanese Section's Culture Day -- demonstrations and workshop CS/Ed

School Outreach -- demonstrations and hands-on sessions for Japanese Language classes CS/Ed

Hawaii State Farm Fair at Kualoa Ranch -- arrangements for fund raising CS


Manoa Senior Care Facility - holiday arrangements CS

  CS = Community Service

  Ed = Educational

Flowers for MCC Banquet

* II Chapter 56 is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.  Tax-deductible contributions, including new or gently used items, are gratefully accepted. . It's as easy as submitting this form with your donation payment or contact for more information.