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Berkeley Hawaiian Music Festival Oct.3-4, 2014

The Berkeley Hawaiian Music Festival is a two day celebration of Hawaiian Music, Hula and community contributors! This year's recipients of the Ke Kanaka Po`okela Award are Henry Bray and Roy Ching. Henry "Hanalei" Bray's dedication to the Bay Area Hawaiian Music/Hula scene goes as far back as performing for "Trader Vic" himself. Uncle Hanalei is one of the last Bay Area musicians of that generation and is considered a Bay Area Hawaiian Historian. Roy Ching, founder of Kalani Canoe Club, Kalani Club Volleyball and also a old time Bay Area Hawaiian musician. Roy has been coaching young people for over 40 years, whether paddling or volleyball, he has been a positive influence on so many.

The first recipient on the Festival's Lifetime Acheivement Award is Cyril Pahinui. Words cannot express how much Uncle Cyril means to me and to all those he has influenced here in the Bay Area and beyond. Uncle Cyril has made it known to me that this may be his final trip to California due to health issues. Saturday night, we will honor him.

Each show I produce is special, however bringing Hawaii's music to my hometown, Berkeley, California, means the world to me. This is my community and I was born and raised here. I've always tried to give my mother the opportunity to listen to LIVE Hawaiian music in her "backyard" and to encourage as well as challenge others to do the same in their community....A tribute to my mother who shared so much of her aloha to us all, and with me, the gift of Hawaiian Music...IMUA and please SPREAD THIS POST.... http://www.thefreight.org Patrick Landeza

Coach Roy Honored

Coach Roy Ching will be honored on October 3rd at "SALVAGE N FREIGHT" theater in Berkeley as a Polynesian entertainer and sports figure.

Tryouts for 2014-2015 Volleyball Season

1st Weekend - Saturday, November 1, 2014
11/12 – 8:30am to 11:00am
13/14 – 10:30am to 2:00pm
15/16 – 1:30pm to 5pm

2nd Weekend - Saturday, November 8, 2014
(players from the 1st Weekend are welcome too)
11/12 – 8:30am to 10:00am
13/14 – 9:30am to 11:00am
15/16 – 10:30am to 12pm

Where: King Middle School, 1781 Rose Street, Berkeley, CA
(Take Grant Street and park next to gym)

Cost: Club Kalani Tryout Fee = $35.00

NCVA Fees
Registration with the NCVA is required prior to coming to the Tryouts, to register, go to www.ncva.com. NCVA Registration Fees - Players can choose to register for one of the following:

  • $15.00 for Tryout Pass only. Tryout passes are good for all tryouts that a player attends (Valid from Nov 1 to Dec 1, 2014)

  • $60.00 Full Membership (Valid from Sept 1, 2014 to Aug 31, 2015)

Sign Up Night

Date: (Tentative) Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Where: King Middle School, 1781 Rose Street, Berkeley, CA

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2014-2015 Season

Start Date: November 1, 2014 (1st day of Tryouts)
The Girls Club Volleyball season runs from January to June 2015
Practices begin in the first week of December 2014.

Head Coaches

Club Kalani is looking for qualified and experienced coaches for the 2014-2015 season. Preferred qualifications include at least 5 years experience as a Coach for a High School Varsity or JV team, and/or volleyball club, and a successful background check. Salary will commensurate with experience. Club Kalani is based in Oakland, California, and most of the practice facilities are located in Oakland. To request more information or to send a resume, please contact Club Director Roy Ching at 510-377-0889, email: roy@clubkalani.com

Coach-In-Training

Club Kalani is looking to train individuals interested in coaching volleyball. Minimum qualifications include advanced volleyball skills, and knowledge of volleyball rules and fundamentals. Preferred former players, or players who have acted in the capacity of Assistant Coach for her/his high school or club volleyball team. Salary will commensurate with experience. If you're interested, then contact Club Director Roy Ching at 510-377-0889, or email: roy@clubkalani.com

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Kalani was an amazing way of getting in shape, improving my skills, and making tons of friends. I know, personally, I've improved an incredible amount, and my team has improved in our ability to work together more than I could have every hoped.

For me and my daughter this was an incredible experience. The coaches, and other families at Kalani made us feel welcome, but specifically Roy, who undeniably has a true love for volleyball, and complete dedication to develop excellent players. My overall impression is that Kalani is a well rounded professional organization, that welcomes all families.

Club Kalani was the best sporting experience of my life. Not only did it improve my athletic abilities, but Club Kalani has made me more confident and has left me with friends for a lifetime.

Club Kalani met my expectations and it was a wonderful experience.

I really appreciate that Kalani not only taught me how to be a better volleyball player, but also how to be a good sport. Plus, the food was excellent!

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