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
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.
Society holds a Pacific Day each year, bringing
members together for a social gathering with Pacific
Islands entertainment, while holding its Annual
General Meeting and electing its governing Council.
events are held during the year, both centrally
and locally through the Society's regional Area
Society publishes a newsletter, The Outrigger, to
keep members in touch with its own activities and
events in the Pacific Islands
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.