Mahalo for visiting The Rotary Club of Honolulu

Rotary around the globe has accomplished many wonderful achievements, and continues to do so this year, guided by our new theme "Rotary: Making a Difference".
As we are ever closer to the eradication of polio, with only 16 cases remaining within the Pakistan/Afghanistan region, Rotary continues to provide hope for humanity throughout the world.
Chartered on July 1, 1915, the Rotary Club of Honolulu remains the oldest and largest Rotary Club in Hawai`i.  Our club includes 160 business, civic, and community leaders, both young and seasoned, all with a commitment to a better world through the common purpose of "Service Above Self".
Our club is known for its "Town Hall" lunchtime programs that include influential speaker and panels that give us pause to broaden our understanding of current issues and challenges, and ultimately encourage solution driven conversations.  We also are graced with the opportunity to visit and active submarine or aircraft carrier from time to time!
Our club meets weekly at noon, in the Monarch Room of the famed "Pink Palace" - The Royal Hawaiian Hotel located in Waikiki.  We assemble to better our relationships, purpose ourselves with thoughtfully planned projects in our community, and to reach out and welcome new leaders to our network.  Each of our members eagerly gives of their own time and resources; their uniqueness and individual abilities collectively are able to move mountains.
Please come and join us for one of our meetings.  You will find the friendship and variety of vocations represented by our members to be encouraging, thoughtful, and hopefully inspiring enough for you to engage in our purpose!  To learn more about our club and our good work in making Hawai`i a better place, or to find out the particulars of our next meeting, please call Martha at 808-922-5526 or email us at administrator@honolulurotary.com.
 
Our best Aloha,
Terry George, President 2017-18
 
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We welcomed Andrew Robbins, CEO of the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transit, who showed the progress to date of the project, and shared the risk management strategy he has initiated.
 
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Colbert Matsumoto, Chairman of the Board of Island Insurance Company, shared the history and company philosophy of the successful kama'aina business.
 
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Rotarian Frances Mossman developed a program for the Rotary Club of Honolulu in 2016-2017 entitled "How Prepared is Hawaii for Disasters" that included guest speakers from the City & County of Honolulu, The US Pacific Command, the Hawaii Department of Defense, and the Hawaii State Chapter of the American Red Cross.
 
October 4, 2016:  "The Organization, Management and Resources for Disaster Response", featuring speakers Gen Tamura from the Pacific Area Office of FEMA, and Melvin Kaku, from the Department of Emergency Management.  
Click here to read the minutes from the meeting.
 
November 29, 2016:  "What Should We Worry About in a Dangerous World?", featuring speaker Jerry Boster, who discussed cyber security, energy security, infectious diseases, and weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missiles.  
Click here to read the minutes from the meeting.
 
January 10, 2017:  "The Role of the State and the Hawaii National Guard in Protecting Hawaii from Disasters", featuring speaker Major General Arthur Logan from the State of Hawaii Department of Defense.  
Click here to read the minutes from the meeting.
 
February 28, 2017:  "How to Prepare Your Family, Neighbors and Community", featuring speaker Coralie Chun Matayoshi, CEO of the American Red Cross Hawaii State Chapter.  
Click here to read the minutes from the meeting.
 
In partnership with Barnes & Noble Booksellers, a selected list of books on how to prepare for and survive disasters is available for purchase, with a percentage of the book sales proceeds being donated to the Rotary Club by Barnes and Noble.
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Our RAT pack's proposal to plant 100 trees at Kahauiki Village, Duane Kurisu's affordable plantation-style community for homeless families, was approved by the membership at our August 29, 2017 meeting.  Our contribution will be to gather and plant 100 trees.  The holes will be dug for us, and we'll be planting the trees.  Planting is expected to be completed in January 2018.  A description of Kahauiki Village can be found at www.kahauiki.org.
 
The architects have asked for the following trees:
 
Mango
Lychee
Logan berry
Ulu
Surinam cherry
Acerola
Kaffir lime
Kumquat
Yuzu
Pomegranate
Pomelo
Lime
Lemon
Orange
Jaboticaba
Soursop
Avocado
Mangosteen
Banana
Coconut
 
If you have any of these trees you would like to donate, or if you know of anyone from whom we can acquire these trees, please let Martha know.  Call her at 922-5526, or email administrator@honolulurotary.com.
 
Click here for the Landscape Plan.
Click here for the Site Plan.
Click here for the Fact Sheet.
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CENTENNIAL PARK
“Over 100 Years in the making”
By Kirk N. Hovious
 
The Waikiki of today is worlds away from the wetlands, mudflats, fishponds and full cover bathing suits of 1916. A walk amongst the modern concrete towers of this tourist mecca reveals little in the way of culture or history and even less in “green space”. To a small degree, this will soon change!
Thanks to the efforts of the Rotary Club of Honolulu, Rotarians throughout the State of Hawaii and the City and County of Honolulu, the only remaining patch of undeveloped land in central Waikiki will soon be transformed from a barren, debris-strewn, gravel lot into an oasis of greenery, education, culture and family activity! This is the story and vision of “Centennial Park”…
 
 
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Club Executives & Directors
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Treasurer
Director - Community Service
Secretary
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Director - Vocational Service
Director - Youth Service
Immediate Past President
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Exec Sec for Centennial Park
Administrator
 

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It's time for the annual

Four-Way Test Speech Contest!

Application Deadline is January 10, 2018.

The Preliminary Contest will be held on Saturday, January 20, 2018.

The Final Competition will be held on January 23, 2018.

Click here for the Contest Flyer

Click here for the Contest Rules

Click here for the Contest Application

Click here for the Judges Score Sheet.

 

 
 
 
Our Project and Social Outing Photo Albums-Please visit!
 
 
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