Fraternal Order of Moai Summer-Fall Event round up!


As August arrives the Fraternal Order of Moai has three events to carry us into Fall. First off we have Hot Rod Hula Hop #7 presented by the Kahiki and Kon-Tiki chapters on August 7th and 8th in Columbus Ohio. This fun filled weekend kicks off with a feast at the Grass Skirt Tiki room with music by Francis Llacuna and a charity Mystery bowl auction. Saturday at noon doors open to the public at the Sequoia Pro Bowl where there will be vendors, and a car show during the day and four bands and three performance by Mon Cherie Burlesque into the evening. Check out for details and ticket information.

Next up, on September 19th the PukaPuka chapter will be presenting Makahiki-A Night of Tiki at the Time Out Lounge in Indianapolis, Indiana. This charity event will showcase performances from The Cocktail Preachers, Roland Remington, The Troubadours, Rocket Doll Revue, Mimi Le Yu and Dr Johnny Yuma. Doors open at 7 for this night of fun. Go to for more information and to purchase tickets.

Closing out our year of events we have Ohana Luau by the Sea in Fort Lauderdale Florida October 1st through 3rd at the Sheraton Ft. Lauderdale Airport Hotel. This three day event kicks off with a party at the Kreepy Tiki Lounge on Thursday night. Friday there will be time for the beach or to catch a carving demonstration by De Tiki Custom Carving. The evening takes the festivities to the World-Famous Mai Kai Polynesian Restaurant and Bar for dinner and a show. Saturday unveils the Ohana Marketplace, pool-side games, music, pop up bars, and tasting events before the Ohana Luau that night. Please visit: Ohana Lua by the Sea for hotel and ticket information.

Keep the Torches Burning,

-Tangat Maori Rogorogo

Ohana: Luau by the Sea tickets on sale now!


We're excited because next week is Ohana: Luau at the Lake but first we have big news!

Tickets for Ohana: Luau by the Sea, the second GREATEST, most action-filled, fun, value-packed, "biggest little event in tiki," are now on sale!

Ohana: Luau by the Sea is a three-day charity event held in several locations in and around Fort Lauderdale from October 1st through 3rd, 2015. What should you expect if you decide to join us? FUN, friendship, classic cocktails (mixed RIGHT!), live music, DJs, contests, vendors, auctions, prizes, food and a live Polynesian show! And that’s just the start of it! Fort Lauderdale itself is a wonderful slice of Americana with a mix of weird roadside attractions, old mom & pop theme motels, and more entertainment than you can shake a stick at!

Stay tuned for updates on bands (but the Ohana favorite 9th Wave will be there, you can be on that), sponsors, contests, and all that good stuff.

Now go reserve a hotel room and get those tickets and we will see you by the Sea!

Keep the Torches Burning,

—Tagata Maori Rogorogo

Hot Rod Hula Hop 6 tickets on sale now!


The Hot Rod Hula Hop 7 band lineup is now locked and loaded, and it’s our biggest and best yet! That’s saying something, considering past years have brought you The Supersuckers, The Madeira, Waitiki, Fisherman, Daikaiju, The Cocktail Preachers and The Koffin Kats, among many others.

We tip our fez to Kuku Ahu, who has booked Hot Rod Hula Hop’s performers since the inaugural event in 2005. He’s knocked it out of the park this year with the legendary Unknown Hinson, Milwaukee’s The Revomatics, Cleveland’s The Whiskey Daredevils and a host of other great regional acts.

What does Ahu himself have to say about this year’s bands?

“This year’s lineup for me is like when you are playing poker and you know without a doubt that you have the winning hand at the table. All aces. Royal flush. I’m very excited to see the cards on the table and watch it all play out. It is just that good,” said Ahu over a well-deserved Navy Grog.

Don’t miss Hot Rod Hula Hop — the Midwest’s biggest summer tiki festival — on August 7 & 8 in Columbus, Ohio! Tickets are on sale now at!

Keep the Torches Burning,

—Tagata Maori Rogorogo

Makahiki-A Night of Tiki

September 19th the Fraternal Order of Moai PukaPuka chapter will be presenting "Makahiki-A Night of Tiki" at the Time Out Lounge. The night will showcase performances from the Cocktail Preachers, Roland Remington, Rocket Doll Revue, Mimi Le Yu, and DJ Johnny Yuma. Ticket information will be available soon. Proceeds will benefit the Southside Animal Shelter. Check out for more information.

F.O.M. 2015 Scholarships Awarded by the Easter Island Foundation

Easter Island Foundation


At the 2014 Ohaha Luau at the Lake in Lake George New York; the Fraternal Order of the Moai, Inc., a non-profit 501(c)(10) organization founded in 2005, raised $7000 for the Easter Island Foundation Scholarship program. The Easter Island Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1989, was named by the Moai as the organizations national charity in 2008.
The E.I.F. scholarship committee selected a total of eight students. The Fraternal Order of Moai donation will fund three full scholarships and one partial scholarship for one semester. The other semester will be funded with donations by the Ananda Foundation.

Maara Teave Atam

The E.I.F. scholarship committee chose the following students to be funded by the Order's donation:

Ma’ara Teave Atam (The Fraternal Order of Moai Scholarship, $2000) is studying Architecture at the Pontificia Universidad Católica in Valparaíso. When she graduates, she would like to return to the island and teach sustainable construction by recycling and reutilizing elements now considered trash. Her dream is to renovate a zone on Rapa Nui called Hanga Hemú, which is now being excavated for basalt rock by the Ministry of Public Works and Corporación Nacional Forestal.

Jose Calderon Fati

Jose Calderon Fati (The Fraternal Order of Moai Tangata Manu Scholarship,$2000) is studying Environment and Natural Resources at Universidad Católica del Norte in Antofagasta. During the past year Jose had the opportunity to work with children in schools with limited resources to teach them about entrepreneurship and provide a vision for them for future projects. He also participated in science fairs focusing on water resources with some of these children. He found this experience extremely useful and applicable to the Easter Island community, where some youth with a conformist attitude lack a vision for the future.

Oscar Jara Pakomio

Oscar Jara Pakomio (The Fraternal Order of Moai Tangata Manu Scholarship, $2000) is studying Physical Education and Health at Pontificia Universidad Católica in Valparaíso. When he graduates, he wants to return to the island and work towards the creation of recreational activity venues to encourage healthy and active lifestyles to help lessen the effects of obesity, sedentary lifestyle and diabetes. In 2014, his classes gave him a host of new and fulfilling experiences that made him even more pleased with his career choice. He had the opportunity to fulfill the role of physical education teacher at an educational establishment.

Ghislaine Rebeca Tepano Tepano

Ghislaine Rebeca Tepano Tepano (The Fraternal Order of Moai Ohana Scholarshi, $1000 and Sheree Lipton/Ananda Foundation Award $1000) is studying Commericial Engineering and Finance at the Universidad Andrés Bello in Santiago. After she graduates, she would like to start her own eco-friendly and sustainable company on Rapa Nui, with the goal of helping to preserve Rapanui culture.

Plans for Ohana Luau at the Lake and Ohana Luau by the Sea are underway and proceeds for these events will help fund next years scholarships.

Please join the Moai at one of these events and experience Fun with a purpose.

CATT tickets on sale now!


Ticket sales for the second Chicago Area Tiki Tour are now open at! Sign up now for a fun-filled bus tour of the area's best tiki venues.

See you in the Windy City in April.


Keep the Torches Burning,

—Tagata Maori Rogorogo

Ohana you know you wanna!


The organizers of this year's Ohana Luau at the Lake has loaded our brain pans with lots of rockin' news. They have lined up some awesome bands this year. Thursday night The Neanderthals will rock us like it's the stone age at the Bedrock-A-Go-Go Kickoff party. During the event be prepared to be wowed by the sounds of 9th Wave, Waitiki, The Outta Sites, and Los Straitjackets. There will also be the charity silent auction, vendors, Luau feast and Polynesian performance to check out. All in beautiful Lake George at The Tiki resort.

Ohana sells out every year so if you want to join the fun make sure you line up your hotel and head over to to purchase your tickets.

See you at the Lake!

-Tangata Maori Rogorogo

Hot Rod Hula Hop 6 raises $4,000 for Cure CMD


This just came floated up on the beach in an empty rum bottle...

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A tiki-themed weekend co-hosted by the Fraternal Order of Moai's two Ohio chapters raised $4,000 to help fight congenital muscular dystrophy.

Members of the FOM Kahiki and Kon-Tiki chapters recently presented the donation to Cure CMD, a 503(C)(3) nonprofit that funds research and clinical trials to find a cure for congenital muscular dystrophies.

"Your continued support of Cure CMD is not only appreciated, but sounds like it could be the most unique and fun fundraiser held each year," said Patrick May, Cure CMD chairman.

The funds for this gift were raised at Hot Rod Hula Hop 6, a two-day celebration of "Polynesian Pop" culture on August 8-9 in Columbus. The event included a tropical luau at the Grass Skirt Tiki Room, as well as a vintage car show and "rock 'n' bowl" night featuring live bands and burlesque dancers at Sequoia Pro Bowl.

"I am thrilled that the FOM Ohio chapters have been able to continue our support of CureCMD. Being able to make a difference in our on small way is why HRHH is held every year. We look forward to the day that Cure CMD recognizes their goal," said "Beachcomber Brian" Panzo, Kahiki chapter president and one of the event's co-organizers.

The Kahiki chapter represents Columbus, where the FOM was founded in 2005. The Kon-Tiki chapter represents Dayton, Cincinnati and Springfield.

The Fraternal Order of Moai is an Ohio non-profit corporation and a tax exempt 501(c)(10) Domestic Fraternal Society whose events and activities reflect their core values of Good Works, Fellowship, Spirit, Presence, Preservation and Celebration.

Be sure to fire up your engines and save the date! Hot Rod Hula Hop is roaring back to Columbus, Ohio, on August 7-8, 2015. Proceeds from the 2015 event once again will be donated to Cure CMD.

For more information, visit the website at or follow them on Facebook at

Keep the Torches Burning,

—Tagata Maori Rogorogo

And the CATT came back.

Chicago Area Tiki Tour 2


The Red Palms Chapter of the Fraternal Order of Moai are proud to announce the return of the CATT. The Chicago Area Tiki Tour is a fantastic trip around the windy city checking out the best Tiki bars and restaurants the city has to offer.

CATT 2 promises to be a must-see event.

Save the date: April 24-26! Information about ticket sales, the host hotel, and itinerary coming soon!

Keep the Torches Burning,

—Tagata Maori Rogorogo









Pukapuka gather at the Crossroads of America


Light the torch and sound the conch! The Fraternal Order of Moai is pleased to announce the formation of the Order's ninth chapter based in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Founding members of the Pukupuka Chapter are Fellow Moai Rev_Dan, FreakyTiki, tikimigs, LuckyPrimate, TikiKitchen, and Bob6.

Keep the torches burning,

—Tagata Maori Rogorogo

F.O.M. sends its annual donation to the Easter Island Foundation


We are very pleased to announce that after closing the books for Ohana Luau at the Lake 2014, the Fraternal Order of Moai, Inc., a non-profit 501(c)(10) organization founded in 2005, has donated $9,000 to the Easter Island Foundation to support scholarships for youth from the island of Rapa Nui and the foundation's general fund!

The Easter Island Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1989, was named by the Moai as our national charity in 2008.

Funds for this gift, including a portion of general event proceeds and silent auction/mystery bowl auction donations, were raised at Ohana Luau at the Lake 2014 in Lake George, New York.  Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, donors, performers, and attendees, everyone had "fun with a purpose" while raising money for a wonderful cause!

Our gift to the Easter Island Foundation has been split into two parts.

First, $7,000 will be donated in the form of four scholarships, which will be awarded to four Rapa Nui students for use in paying college expenses. Preference will be given to those students who intend to return with skills which will benefit the Rapa Nui people and island upon graduation.
CLICK HERE to read about the scholarship recipients.

In addition to the scholarship fund donation, $2,000 will be donated to the Easter Island Foundation's general fund to support the other work of the foundation which includes promoting conservation and protection of the fragile cultural heritage of Easter Island and other Polynesian islands. Among its many projects, the Foundation established the William Mulloy Library on the island; funds archaeological research; publishes a series of books about Easter Island and Polynesia; publishes Rapa Nui Journal; and sponsors conferences about Easter Island and Polynesia.

The fun will continue in the coming year. Plans for Ohana Luau at the Lake 2015 in June and Ohana Luau by the Sea 2015 in October are rolling along. Come join the Moai and experience "fun with a purpose" for yourself. Find more information online at,,, Facebook/OhanaSea, and @TheMoai.

Keep the torches burning,

—Tagata Maori Rogorogo

One year until the Luau by the Sea!


One year from today will be the start of the first annual Ohana: Luau by the Sea!

Mark your calendar now and stay tuned for updates so you can join us iun sunny Florida October 1-3, 2015.

And don't forget Ohana: Luau at the LakeJune 25-28, 2015.

See you by the Sea!

—TagataMaori Rogorogo

2014 Bridge and Tunnel Tiki Tour Date Change


Due to several cool events scheduled on October 18th in the New York City area, the organizers of The Bridge and Tunnel Tiki Tour have asked the FOM Test Labs to initiate program Aloha Spirit! We have learned that the program was a success and that the event is now scheduled for November 15th! Update your calendars and get your tickets at

The 2014 "Bridge and Tunnel Tiki Tour" is Coming Soon!

Aloha, Kanes and Wahines of the Northeast!

The Te Aporo Nui and Kokoru Chapters of the Fraternal Order of Moai have announced the dates for the 2014 Bridge and Tunnel Tiki Tour!

Mark your calendar for Saturday, October 18th, 2014, and get ready to experience the excitement of the...

Join the Moai for a bus tour of some of the classic, original tiki establishments enjoyed by the "bridge and tunnel" crowds in the suburbs of New York City! Stops along the tour will include Jade Island, Lun Wah, Chan's, and more. In keeping with our commitment to "fun with a purpose," a portion of the money generated by ticket sales will benefit families affected by Hurricane Sandy.

You may find more information online by visiting the event's official online presence here.

Tickets will go on sale in the very near future, so check back for more information!

Until then..."Keep the Torches Burning!"

~Tagata Maori Rogorogo

2014 Hot Rod Hula Hop Recap


On August 8th and 9th the Kahiki and Kon-Tiki chapters of the Fraternal order of Moai held the sixth Hot Rod Hula Hop in Columbus Ohio. Friday night they celebrated the installation of the “George” monkey fountain from the late Kahiki Supper Club with a Luau feast. Each cocktail for the weekend came with its very own custom swizzle made by the Royer Corporation. During dinner participants were serenaded by Francis Llacuna while enjoying an array of cocktails and partaking in a tasty meal. Before and after dinner under the Aloha Tent, Roland Remington provided pleasant music for the attendees. Later in the evening Apocalpyso took the stage only to be followed by one of the most outrageously fun “Mystery Bowl” auctions in Hot Rod Hula Hop history. Auction proceeds were used to benefit Cure CMD. Vegas 66 wrapped the fun filled night up with the final performance of the evening.

Cars, pin-ups, and music oh my! Saturday afternoon crowds descended on the Sequoia Pro Bowl to shop the vendors, view the car show, and participate in the silent auction. The Aloha spirit and Fellowship of the Moai was felt throughout the event as everyone had a good time wiling the afternoon away. As the sun started to set Ooh-La-Las Burlesque took the stage for the first of three memorable performances of the night. The audience also enjoyed performances by the D-Rays, CryptoKats, The Coffin Daggers with the Supersuckers closing the night with a special midnight performance.

Events like this could not happen without the contributions of sponsors. Special thanks to Bachelor Pad Magazine, Capital City Scooters, Cats Like Us, Deadhead Rum, Hagerty Classic Car Insurance, Jegs High Performance Auto Parts, Oyo Middle West Spirits, Red Stripe Beer, Royer Corporation, Summit Racing Equipment, Surfabilly Freakout, The Hills Market, and Yellow Springs Brewery. Mahalo for helping make this one of the best Hot Rod Hula Hops ever! Please stayed tuned for news about the 2015 Hop and other upcoming events.

Keep the torches burning,

—Tagata Maori Rogorogo


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