Honolulu, Hawaii, Alumnae Club

Charter date: 1/1/1926

The History of the Honolulu, Hawaii, Alumnae Club

In the past, the Honolulu, Hawaii, Alumnae Club created a resource called “Pi Phis in Paradise” as a way for visiting Pi Phis to reach out to local alumnae while vacationing in Hawaii.

Philanthropic Service

One of the Honolulu, Hawaii, Alumnae Club’s biggest philanthropic events is the Make It, Bake It, Sew It, Grow It Fundraiser, which is a live auction fundraiser of items that were made, baked, sewn or grown by the club’s members. The club also host a Literacy Luncheon with a keynote speaker, and used to hold many Arrowcraft sales.

Awards and Club Recognition 

  • Superior Club of Excellence

Meaningful Mementos

The club treasures a Cookie Shine sheet with members’ signatures throughout the years, and they use the same Founders’ Day candle holders each year.

Notable Alumnae

  • Joan Scott Andersen, founder of the award-winning Princess Kaiulani Fashion 
  • Lorraine Day Cookie, founder of the Hawaii School for Girls, now known as La Pietra
  • Geraldine DeBenedetti, State Administrator for Child Protective Services from 1969 – 1993
  • Barbara Fritschi Dew, founder of Conley Dew Ltd, which merged with three other companies in 1996 to form Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties. She served on the YWCA Board of Directors
  • Elizabeth Clarke Helmick, Historian and Settlement School Chairman
  • Alice Kiewit, first President of the Hawaii Music Teachers Association, from 1968 – 1971
  • Donna Mercado Kim, State Senator and President of the Hawaii Senate from 2013 – 2015
  • Sally Parker, author of “Sugar and Spice,” a cookbook with proceeds benefiting organizations such as St. Jude Hospital, Edgewood School (San Francisco) and the Dale Rogers Training Center (Oklahoma City). She is on the Board of Directors at the Oakland Museum, Berkeley Repertoire Theatre, California College of Arts and Crafts and the Honolulu Opera Theater. Sally was also the Executive Director of the 1992 World Skating Championships in Oakland, California
  • Marguerite Kellerman Paty, named “Kamaaina of the Year” in 1993 by the Historic Hawaii Foundation
  • Jane Renfro Smith, Chief Executive Officer of Hawaii Community Foundation, Recepient of Hawaii Chapter’s President’s Award in 1997