Kona Visayan Club
The Kona Visayan Club, established in 1989, is a non-profit Filipino organization dedicated to promoting and perpetuating the Filipino culture and traditions through cultural events and activities. They are one of the sponsoring organizations that helped forge the sister-city agreement between Hawaii County and Ormoc City, Philippines.
Through their “Classroom For Kids” initiative, the organization built four classrooms and a nutrition center in the Philippines to help underprivileged children.
They also fundraise to provide financial aid to victims of calamities and disasters in the Philippines.
As for local involvement, the Kona Visayan Club offers scholarships for qualified West Hawaii seniors wishing to go to college. They have also contributed to other non-profit organizations on the island and various charitable causes.
In alignment with their goal to educate, inform and enrich people in the traditions and culture of the Philippines, the Kona Visayan Club will be presenting Kona’s very 1st Annual Philippine Cultural Festival on Sunday, June 16, 2013. Ten young members of our Banda Kawayan have been invited to perform and entertain our fellow Filipinos residing on the Big Island.