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    The Pacific Islands Society of the United Kingdom and
    Ireland (PISUKI) was formed in 1981 to promote
    relationships between the peoples and countries of the
    Pacific Islands and the United Kingdom and Ireland.  
    Most of our members have lived, worked or travelled
    in the Pacific, and include Pacific Islanders living in the
    British Isles.   Among the membership are VSOs,
    diplomats, tourists, academics, clergy and many
    other ordinary and extraordinary people with Pacific
    Island connections.

    Europeans have been involved with Pacific Islanders for more than two centuries,
    with their roles in trading, colonising, Christianising and shaping the now mostly independent Pacific Islands countries, while creating romantic South Seas fantasies
    at home. PISUKI maintains that there is much more to be learnt from the peoples of
    the Pacific, as well as an obligation to support them through the difficulties facing
    their small developing countries in a changing world.



    Events are held throughout the year, both organised centrally and locally, through
    the Society’s Area Representatives around the country.  These include
     talks on topics
    of interest related to the Pacific
     Islands, film shows, and museum events. There are 
    social evenings, for instance following the Annual General Meeting. usually held
    in May.  

    The Society holds an annual Christmas Party bringing together members and guests
    for a social gathering with Pacific Islands entertainment, profits from which are
    donated to a good cause chosen by the Council.

    The Society publishes a newsletter, The Outrigger, to keep members in touch with its own activities and events in the Pacific Islands.


    The Society is an independent, non-profit making organisation. It depends on its members' subscriptions, which are kept at a level sufficient to meet basic running costs, plus fees charged to meet the expenses of special events, as necessary.


    Contact the Secretary

    Mrs Chris Luxton       chris.luxton@specr.org