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History of the Hawaii Jurisdiction

The idea of expanding the Order to the Hawaiian Islands arose in the early 1900's. No councils were organized and the situation remained static until 1919 when the idea was revisited, sparked by the KofC Hut Program for servicemen which operated in Hawaii.

Over the years, the idea if istituting a council, specifically in Honolulu, recurred. In 1941, records seem to indicate that Supreme Boarcd of Directors granted permission for a council in Hawaii but again the idea seemed to fade away perhaps due to the onset of WWII.

In 1959, Rev. LaSalle E. Lenk, O.F.M., Conv., Army Chaplain at Scholfield Barracks began the organization process. With the permission of Bishop James J. Sweeney and a change in Hawaiian law that would allow KofC to sell insurance to members in Hawaii, Our Lady of Peace Council #5000 signed the notice of institution.

To Hawaii has over 2000 members and 32 Councils on the island of O'ahu, Kaua'i, Maui and the Big Island.

2017-2018 Hawaii State Officers and District Deputies

Ted Rhoades III, State Deputy
Fr. Lane Akiona, State Chaplain
Mike Madix, State Secretary
Ryan Brown, State Treasurer
Robert Camilleri, State Advocate
Steve Fredette, State Warden
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