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About Honolulu

Honolulu is the capital city of the US state of Hawaii, and is located on the island of Oahu, which is also known as the “Heart of Hawaii.” Oahu is the third largest of the eight major Hawaiian Islands, and is home to about two-thirds of the state’s population. Hawaii’s capital city is home to Pearl Harbor, Iolani Palace, Waikiki Aquarium, Leahi (Diamond Head Crater), and many more natural wonders.

Honolulu is internationally famous for Waikiki Beach, one of many tropical beaches on the island. Beach season is year-round in this part of the Hawaiian Islands, with average high temperatures of 80–90 °F (27–32 °C) and average lows of 65–75 °F (18–24 °C) throughout the year.

The Honolulu International Airport (HNL) on Oahu is Hawaii’s major airport and is the entry point for most of Hawaii’s visitors, with airline service by all major domestic carriers and many international carriers. The Hawaii Convention Center, where the 2019 SGO Annual Meeting will be held, is adjacent to the iconic Waikiki resort area, and fronts Kalakaua Avenue, the boulevard anchoring Honolulu’s shopping, dining and entertainment scene.

Download map of Waikiki Beach

The Aloha Values

Ala – a path or direction. The vision to know the correct path or direction to take; choosing the correct path or direction to achieve the best desired outcome.

Laulima – helping hands, cooperation, joint action, a group of people working together towards and agreed upon outcome.

Ohana – extended family, willing inclusion to a prescribed group, accepted y virtue, connected by belief and action rather than exclusively by blood relation. The benefit of inclusion is most evident during adverse conditions and trying times.

Ha’aha’a – humility expressed with modesty; unpretentious confidence, poise and conviction. Self-assurance without bluster; knowledge and acceptance of value without grandiose display. The best solutions do not necessarily come rom the loudest source, but form the purest perspective.

Ahonui – great breath; patience expressed with perseverance, enduring. The acknowledgment of resolve and determination. Patience is a virtue, perseverance is on absolute.

A       Ala               Direction
L       Laulima       Cooperation
O      ‘Ohana         Inclusion
H       Ha’aha’a      Humility
A       Ahonui        Patience

Extend your Trip!

Don’t miss out on all that Hawaii has to offer! Check out the pre/post program vacation packages available exclusively for SGO 2019 Annual Meeting Attendees.

Recreation & Sightseeing Activities

Make the most of your trip and check out Sightseeing Tours and Activities unique to Oahu and the nearby islands! Programming breaks have been built into the schedule to allow for fun in the sun and sightseeing adventure. Reservations will close on Friday, Feb. 28, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time. Space is limited so make your reservations early. Don’t miss out!

Golf on Oahu

There are numerous opportunities to play golf on the island of Oahu, against the lush backdrop of tropical mountainsides and the majestic splendor of the Pacific Ocean. Golf packages are available and tee times should be booked in advance and the following golf resorts: 

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