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The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square - Golden Gate Room

335 Powell Street

San Francisco, CA 94102

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The Hawai’i Chamber of Commerce of Northern California (HCCNC) proudly presents our 17th Annual Five Star Aloha Gala on Friday, May 31, 2019 at the historic Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco. This is our organization’s signature event and serves as a venue for honoring individuals and organizations with our Kūlia I Ka Nu'u (Strive for the Summit) Award for their contributions in promoting the Aloha Spirit throughout Northern California and beyond.

This year we will honoring Andy Bumatai with our Kūlia I Ka Nu'u Award. Bumatai, of Hawaiian, Filipino, French and German descent, was born in Germany, but attended Waianae Elementary, Intermediate and High School in Hawaiʻi. After a brief career in sales, Bumatai tried his hand at stand-up comedy in 1977, appearing between sets for the legendary Frank De Lima at the Noodle Shop in Honolulu. He then replaced Rap Reiplinger in the comedy group Booga Booga for about a year. Returning to a solo career, Andy Bumatai received a Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award, the Hawaiian equivalent of a Grammy Award, in 1979 for “Most Promising New Artist” and went on to win three more Na Hoku awards, for “Best Comedy Performance” in 1980, 1981, and 1995. During this period, he performed stand-up comedy extensively on the mainland and in Hawaiʻi, with an occasional stage, television, or film role. Bumatai also created a number of TV specials for Hawaiʻi’s KGMB, most notably “High School Daze” and “All in the Ohana.” More recently, after a bout with throat cancer, Bumatai has revived his stand-up career, as well as hosting a couple of online YouTube programs.

Proceeds from our Five Star Aloha Gala will benefit the Kūlia I Ka Nu'u Scholarship Program. Each year, the HCCNC Foundation grants scholarships to deserving students from Hawaii or the Bay Area pursuing their college educations in Northern California. It is our way to help develop the 50th State's future leaders & further strengthen the bridge between Hawaii and Northern California.

We appreciate your support and contribution by attending the event and participating in our Silent Auction and raffle program. Your support would be greatly appreciated and allow us to continue to provide scholarships to deserving students.

If you cannot attend or prefer to make a direct donation to the HCCNC Foundation, please contact us at hccncgala@gmail.com. The HCCNC Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Please consult your tax professional about the deductibility of your donation.

For a 10 person table reservation, please contact hccncgala@gmail.com if you'd like to order directly using check.

For any questions, please contact us hccncgala@gmail.com. Thank you!

FAQs

What is the dress code for the event?

Formal or business attire (including dress aloha shirts), black-tie optional.

What food and beverage will be available at the event?

Food from many of the San Francisco Bay Area's leading restaurants will be featured at the event. Beverages include complimentary beer and wine, with cocktails for individual purchase.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

We recommend utilizing a ride sharing service (Uber, Lyft, etc.) or using public transportation. If you are driving and need parking, valet parking is available at the Westin St. Francis Union Square, or you can find parking at one of the nearby garages or hotels.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email us at hccncgala@gmail.com with any questions.

What's the refund policy?

Due to the overwhelming demand for the event, we have a no refund policy. If you have any questions on the policy, please contact us.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Please bring your printed ticket or a copy on your mobile phone. If you are unable to bring your ticket or use your mobile phone, we will accommodate you at the check-in table.

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The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square - Golden Gate Room

335 Powell Street

San Francisco, CA 94102

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No Refunds

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