How to Supercharge Hawaii’s Economy

“How To Supercharge Hawaii’s Economy”

A presentation by: Keliʻi Akina, Ph.D., Trustee-at-Large, Office of Hawaiian Affairs, President/CEO, Grassroot Institute

Keliʻi Akina, Ph.D. is a recognized scholar, educator, public policy spokesperson, and community leader in Hawaii. He is currently Trustee-at-Large of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, a state-wide governmental position to which he was elected in 2016 with approximately 164,000 votes.  Dr. Akina is also President/CEO of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, a public policy think tank dedicated to the principles of individual liberty, free markets and limited, accountable government.  An expert in East-West Philosophy and ethics, Dr. Akina has taught at universities in China and the United States and continues as an adjunct instructor at Hawaii Pacific University.

Date:               Friday June 2, 2017

Time:              Doors Open at 6:00 PM, Presentation at 6:30 PM, Q&A to follow

 Place:             The Office Center in Wailuku Industrial Park, 270 Hookahi St Suite    307,  Wailuku, HI 96793

Topic:             How to Supercharge Hawaii’s economy!

Speaker:         Dr. Keli’I Akina, Ph. D.

This event is sponsored by the Maui County Hawaii Republican Party. For more information, please contact: Melissa O’Malley, MCRP Vice Chair of Events, 808-250-3615.  There is no cost to attend this event but donations will be accepted.

Pupus and refreshments will be served, there is free covered parking with elevator and ADA compliant restrooms, and the room has central air conditioning with seating for 30 people.



May Freedom Friday

As a prelude to the Memorial Day Weekend, Please join TEA Party Maui for our May Freedom Friday!

This month’s Freedom Friday social gathering will be held at 6:00 PM on Friday, May 26th, 2017 at Cafe O’ Lei at the Dunes Golf Course, 1333 Maui Lani Parkway in Kahului.

A change of pace from last month’s outing featuring Thai food, Café O’ Lei offers appetizers that can serve as a light dinner, various side dishes, and a wide selection of entrees for dinner. They also have a full bar with beer, wine and other “adult beverages” as Rush Limbaugh would say.  We have reserved a table outdoors.

Come and enjoy the camaraderie of fellow conservatives and join us for an evening of talk story, fun, and good food overlooking the golf course.  Be sure to bring a friend.
For more information email
Map to Cafe O’Lei at the Dunes

Aloha Carl, So long Maui

Aloha Fellow Patriots!

Please join us in saying goodbye to Carl Gardner, one of our respected elder patriots.  Carl is moving back to Virginia the end of this month and we wish him all the best.
We will be meeting for dinner this Friday, May 12th, 6:00 PM at:
located at the Elleair Golf Club —  
1345 Pi’ilani Highway in Kihei. 

Turn up Lipoa Parkway and it will be on your first right.  Kono’s offers a delicious fusion of of Japanese and European cuisine with an Island twist.  It is a casual restaurant with reasonable prices and a beautiful view.

Come and help us send Carl off with TEA Party Aloha.
See you there,
TEA Party Maui

April Freedom Friday



Come and join us THIS Friday , April 28th,  5:30 pm at   Saeng’s Thai Cuisine

Our April gathering will be held at  Saeng’s Thai Cuisine on 2141 West Vineyard Street in Wailuku Town, just up the road from the  Iao Theater.
We are gathering to enjoy an evening of fellowship, food, and beverages.  It’s a great way to wind down after a hectic week.

Come and enjoy the camaraderie of fellow freedom-lovers for an evening of talk story, discussion on the latest news, and just good ol’ fashioned fun.
See your old friends, make some new friends, and be sure to bring a friend or two along with you.

Map to Saeng’s Thai Cuisine

 See you there,

TEA Party Maui


February Freedom Friday

Freedom Friday, February 24th


Please join TEA Party Maui for our February Freedom Friday at Three’s Bar & Grill
             5:30 PM
             February 24th, 2017

Three’s Bar & Grill
1945 S. Kihei Road (Kihei Kalama Village)
              Kihei, HI 96753

Please note the earlier start time of 5:30 PM. This will allow folks to order from Three’s  Happy Hour (3 PM to 6 PM) appetizer & drinks menu.

For more information call 214-2859 or email

Map to Three’s Bar & Grill

An Evening with Bob Williams

Please join TEA Party Maui at Café O’Lei, Maui Lani Dunes Golf Club at 6:00 PM, Friday, February 3rd, 2017 for an evening with Bob Williams, President of State Budget Solutions ( ) and member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)  ( ) Besides the studies and publications of his own organization, Bob is also contributing author and consulting scholar for  ALEC Policy, Private Enterprise Advisory Council,  and ALEC Staff, Board of Scholars

Bob has spoken at numerous TEA Party Maui events over the last several years revealing the precarious condition of many state budgets and will speak to us about Hawaii’s State budget situation among other related topics.

We have a limited number of seats, so please RSVP at  or call (808) 214-2859 no later than Wednesday evening, February 1st.

Mahalo, and join us for an informative evening.

Trump Inaugural Party

Inauguration Day

January 20, 2017


Let’s Party TEA Party Maui Patriots!

Please join us for a Trump Inaugural party at 6 PM, Friday, January 20, 2017.

Regardless of whether you were an Always-Trump, or a Never-Trump person, you can either share the joy of his election or the relief that this is not the Inaugural of THE OTHER ONE.
Marylyn Holland has graciously agreed to host this party at her house in Kihei and she will be grilling hamburgers and hot dogs for all to enjoy while watching reruns of Trump’s Inaugural. Please bring your favorite side dish or dessert for everyone to share. It will be great fun!

For the address and directions to Marylyn’s house, please call 808-214-2859 or email  Mark your calendar, and we’ll see you all  there.

December Monthly Meeting

Please join us for the final TEA Party Maui Meeting of 2016.

     When: 6:30 PM, Thursday, December 8th, 2016

     Where: The usual hauntGarden Room (entrance at far west end of compound) at Kalama Heights Community Center on 101 Kanani Road (<– click for map)in Kihei.

     What:  In the end, 2016 has turned out to be an exciting year for Tea Party folks, but what will 2017 bring?  Our meeting  will begin with an acknowledgement and appreciation for the service of our 2016 TPM Board of Directors.  We will follow with an announcement of new TPM Board of Directors for 2017, and a discussion of the challenges and preview of changes to the meeting and event schedule for 2017.

Main dishes will be provided by TPM,  but members are welcome to bring their own favorite beverages and/or deserts to share.

See you all there!


November Freedom Friday

November Freedom Friday
Join us for Pizza & Target Practice at MAGS.

When: Friday, November 18th at 5:30PM
(One week earlier Freedom Friday because of Thanksgiving holiday)

Where: Maui Ammo and Gun Supply (MAGS)
851 Eha Street down the street from Sack-n-Save in the
Wailuku Industrial area

What: Join in the fun at MAGS where the interactive wall-sized screen allows you to practice your marksmanship with real pistols retooled to fire a laser beam at fixed and moving targets replete with life-like recoil action generated by CO2 gas cartridge. Watch Zombies, bad guys, and sitting ducks fall under the fusillade of your sharp-shooting acumen.

Pizza and drinks will be provided.
Bring a dessert if you want.

No charge, but donations to replenish spent CO2 cartridges are welcomed!

An election’s eve poem for Trump and for Clinton

by Eddie Zipperer | 07 Nov 2016 at 5:13 AM

‘Twas the night before the election, when all through the nation,
Not a citizen felt safe — from globalization.
The courts overturned, every ID law of note,
In hopes that illegals would show up to vote.

John Kasich was nestled all snug in his mansion,
Not a fear in the world ’bout government expansion.
His vote for McCain already locked in;
His pledge to Republicans like dust in the wind.

Then suddenly on Twitter there arose such a clatter,
I sprang to the web to see what was the matter.
Grabbed I my iPhone from the pocket of my trousers,
Entered my pass code and pulled up the browser.

Searching the page for the latest news pings,
‘Bout Wiki Leaks and Comey and spirit cooking,
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a slew of new polls, showing 10 states unclear.

And a video of a woman, so screechy and scary,
I knew in a moment it must be the secretary.
Pushed I the triangle and the video played,
Clinton whistled, and shouted, and called them by name;

“Now, Blitzer! now, Raddatz ! now, Mika and Joe!
On, Harwood! on Halperin! on, Thrush! All you go!”
She screamed like a banshee, “To Penn Avenue!”
I knew in an instant what she’d need them to do.

“There’s scandal and corruption that must disappear,
‘Till the ninth of November when I’m in the clear,
With my cloth and my Bleachbit, I’ll take that server and clean her.                                              Just don’t report on the laptop of Anthony Weiner!”

Then, Bill Clinton’s voice wrought wholly with strife
Said “the FBI is coming for me and my wife.
Only one lady can save us from political stain,
I’ll sort this all out in the cab of her plane.”

There was only one man who could stop the corruption;
He’d fought and he’d spewed like a volcanic eruption.
He’d beat down John Kasich, Lil’ Marco, and Ted
And Carly and Christie, and low-energy Jeb!

His eyes — how they squinted! His stare was aggressive!
His cheeks were like oranges, his stature impressive!
His mad little mouth was pursed to its limit,
His hair so majestic, no scissors dared trim it.

He’d straight to his plan, no grandeur or pomp,
To bring back the jobs and drain out the swamp!
And if Florida, N.C., and Ohio turn red,
To save us from the woman America dreads,

He’ll spring to his podium, among cheers that he’s stomped her,
He’ll speak from his heart and tear down the prompter!
And we’ll hear him exclaim, above globalist neighing:

Eddie Zipperer is an assistant professor of political science at Georgia Military College and a regular LifeZette contributor.