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To further friendly relations among the Chinese and various Chinese societies in the State of Hawaii; to promote projects of benevolence, charity, and cultural awareness; and to promote the welfare of the Chinese community.

Attention Chinatown Business Owners!

Greetings to All, 

We understand that many business owners in our community have questions about the assistance available following this week’s power outage. Please note that claims must be filed within 30 days of the outage.

Here are the instructions for filing claims:

Oahu customers can file claims by mail, email or telephone. The claim must include the affected customer's name, contact information and Hawaiian Electric account number. The website also requests that customers include the date and time of the power outage. "List the items that were damaged, including the year purchased and model number. If you have estimates or receipts for repair or replacement costs, keep them until requested by the adjuster. Keep damaged items until your claim has been resolved." 


  1. Email: Complete the Oahu Claim for Damage or Loss Form ( and email it to 

  2. Mail: Mail the claim form or a letter with the necessary information to Hawaiian Electric Claims Department, P. O. Box 2750, Honolulu, HI 96840-0001 

  3. Call: the Oahu Claims Department at 808-543-4624 and a representative will document the information 


Link to Claim Form (English)


Link to Claim Form (Chinese)  ~  This Chinese language form is for translation purposes only and not to be used for form submission to Hawaiian Electric.

Join UCS for Summer 2024 Member Events

Member's Meet and Greet

Sunday, June 23, 2024

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

United Chinese Society of Hawaii Hall

Click on button below for details!

NexGen Social

Saturday, June 29, 2024

12:30 pm

United Chinese Society of Hawaii Hall

Click on button below for details!

Member's Educational Workshop/Seminar

Legislative Update Seminar

Speaker: Senator Donovan Dela Cruz, District 17 

Date: July 20, 2024

Time: 10:00 am – 11:30 am 

Location: United Chinese Society of Hawaii, 42 N King St 

Email: to RSVP

RSVP by July 12, 2024

This year, the State Legislature passed a historic package of tax laws aimed at easing the burden on Hawaii’s working families as well as crack down on short-term rentals. If you’re confused about what the laws passed this year mean for you or are just curious about the details behind getting them passed, please join us as we host Senator Donovan Dela Cruz, Chair of the Senate Committee on Ways & Means.


Senator Dela Cruz will discuss how the new laws affect you & your family, how they impact state government services & revenue, and what further bills may be considered down the road. There will also be a Q & A section afterwards for any questions you may have for the senator. We hope to see you there!

Save the Date:  Annual Family Day Picnic ~ August 11, 2024!

SUNDAY, AUGUST 11, 2024 

10:00 am TO 2:00 pm - Lunch will be served at 11:00 am 

KAPIOLANI PARK AREA – Next to Kapiolani Bandstand; See map below 

COST: $6.00 per person


This year’s theme is “Ocean & Sky”! There will be lots of fun filled games for you and your children, including kite-flying & decorating, fishing, and more! In addition, we’ll have some very special door prizes for lucky winners!


Bring your chairs, mats and/or tent and proudly display your society banner. Join us for an enjoyable day of food, games, and friendship!


Tickets are $6 per person and will include one hamburger steak plate and a bag of chips plus access to all the fun games and door prizes. A water station with cups will be available. Each society can purchase tickets and shall distribute these tickets to its members.


Please use the form below to order your tickets. Deadline to reserve your plate is July 23, 2024. 


To make this a successful event for all our members, any monetary, gift card, or door prize donations are greatly appreciated, and all donors will be recognized on both the UCS website and at the picnic. Please see the “Request for Donations” form below.

For more information, please e-mail

We hope you can join us!

Member's Educational Workshop/Seminar

Social Security and State of Hawaii Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) Informational Seminar

Speakers: Jane Burigsay and SHIP Program Volunteer 

Date: Saturday, September 21, 2024

Time: 10:00 am – 12:30 am 

Location: United Chinese Society of Hawaii, 42 N King St 

Email: to RSVP

RSVP by August 10, 2024

Click on button below for details!

Special Announcement for UCS Members!

Aloha UCS Members,


We would like to invite all of you to the 2024 United Chinese Society Tour!


Traveling Dates:  November 12 - 26, 2024


Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, Zhongshan


This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about Chinese culture "first-hand."  The tour package includes international flights from/to Honolulu, 5-star deluxe hotel accommodations, transportation to popular tourist attractions, delicious local cuisine, etc.  Don't miss the chance to visit the Chrysanthemum Exhibition and have a special Chrysanthemum Banquet in Xiaolan Town in Zhongshan, where local folks have kept their practice of flower cultivation for several years.  You can find more information in the attached flyer.


Please click on the button below for details!  Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Air & Sea Travel Center at (mention UCS group tour).


We hope that all of you can join us on the trip!

Congratulations to UCS President, Mona Choy!

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Thank you to the 2/7/2024 issue of Midweek and Karen Iwamoto for futuring United Chinese Society's 2024 President, Mona Choy, acknowledging her as a leader and a mentor within the local Chinese and business communities. 


Click on the button to read the article!

2023 Hall of Honor Award Recipient


Congratulations to United Chinese Society's 2023 Hall of Honor Award recipient,

Dr. Lawrence K.W. Tseu, DDS,FAGD,Ph.D

We truly enjoyed celebrating YOU!

Video Credit:  KITV Island News

Special Announcement

The United Chinese Society of Hawaii office is open by appointment only.  Please 

e-mail us at if you need information. 


Thank you in advance for your understanding.

Chinese Lunar Calendar Dates

February 10, 2024 ~ Chinese Lunar New Year of the Dragon

February 24, 2024 ~ Lantern Festival

April 4, 2024 ~ Ching Ming Festival begins

June 10, 2024 ~ Dragon Boat Festival

September 17, 2024 ~ Mid-Autumn Festival

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