Club Oli

This oli (chant) was composed by Uncle Lloyd and chanted at the end of practices and before races.

Pa’a KamoleOne with the Earth
Pa’a KalaniOne with the Heavens
Pa’a BeniciaOne with BOCC
I’i Ke KuakahiAll Together Now

Usually, we would all put our hands together while chanting the oli and lift them as we say, “Hu!” However, as part of our COVID-19 Protocol, we stand 6 feet apart in a circle and throw a shaka out out towards the middle.

Photo of us chanting the oli by Ant Gutierrez after the Memorial Paddle for John “Keoni” Cancino.

Club Motto

The club motto of BOCC is Hui Kakou which means, “All Together.” It expresses what we do on the water and who were are as a club. As paddlers, we must work as a cohesive crew; each Seat has an important role to contribute in helping to reach our destination. To make our canoe move most effectively, we must all pull as one. Whether we are paddling on flat, glassy water or through churning eddies against wind, waves, and current, we will accomplish our goals together. As BOCC members, this mentality carries through to the aloha we extend to our BOCC ohana. In working, in living, in paddling together, we all have a kuleana, a responsibility to care for our communities, the beautiful environment and wildlife we get to enjoy from the canoe, and to future generations to whom we have the privilege to pass on the traditions, culture, and sport of outrigger canoe paddling.


2020 BOCC Board & Committee Members

FoundersMark Basil & Amy Pappas
PresidentJohn Phillips
Vice PresidentsDale Martin & Sue Crakow
Race Secretary/RegistrarVance Ahsam
TreasurerNeil Kapp
SecretarySuzanne Olawski
CoachesJohn Phillips (Head Coach),
Patricia Brown, Cathy Carpenter,
Val Duff & Neil Kapp
Youth Program DirectorPosition is open
Race Coordinator & Sergeant at ArmsVance Ahsam
Brit Schlosshardt (assistant)
Safety & Equipment DirectorJohn Phillips
Chris Schow (assistant)
Jan Codina (Grounds)
Social/Cultural DirectorVictoria Preciado
Membership DirectorTony Losado