In the beginning... A small group of Kamehameha Alumni began gathering at various functions with a vision of Las Vegas being the "Waikiki" of the mainland. Eventually, the KSAA Intermountain Region was reactivated and sanctioned by the Board of Presidents of the KSAA in January 2007.
Since then the KSAA-IMR has been represented at all the major events of the Hawaiian Community in Las Vegas; the May Day Festival at the Cal, the Ho'olaule'a and the Canoe Regatta sponsored by the Las Vegas Hawaiian Civic Club, and the Pure Aloha Festivals sponsored by Vizzun Entertainment.
The KSAA-IMR consists of eight states; Nevada, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho. We have taken more aggressive steps to form our own independent non-profit organization and have been approved by the IRS to have our own 501c3 status. Because of our unique situation of membership being scattered over a large area, all Alumni living within our region are automatically members without a system of dues. We have developed a Board of Directors who coordinates activities that include fundraising and directing these funds for scholarships and education.
One of our goals is to develop a Hawaiian Cultural Center in Las Vegas to service the region and the mainland in an effort to support the educational programs of the Kamehameha Schools and to improve status as a whole.
We look forward to meeting with groups from within the region and even other parts of the mainland in order to keep the "Legacy of Pauahi" alive.
Owen Wong, KS'61
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