Aloha and Welcome to the Rotary Club of Honolulu!

People of action, Rotary is where neighbors, friends, and problem-solvers share ideas, join leaders, and take action to create lasting change.  1.2 million members strong, as we emerge from the pandemic, Rotarians world-wide will continue to “Imagine Rotary,” the Rotary International theme for
Chartered on July 1, 1915, the Rotary Club of Honolulu remains the oldest and largest Rotary Club in Hawai`i.  Our club includes like-minded business, civic, and community leaders, both young and seasoned, who are guided by our Rotary principles and bonded together by a common philosophy of "Service Above Self".
Known for hosting influential, relevant and interesting speakers during our meetings at Noon on Tuesdays, our Programs provide our members an opportunity to broaden our understanding of current issues and challenges and encourage solution driven conversations.  We offer virtual and in-person meetings, and a variety of meaningful service projects, such as Centennial Park, our gift to the City, residents and visitors of Waikiki.  In addition to a plethora of local service projects, the members of the Rotary Club of Honolulu have participated in more than eighteen International Service projects in Thailand, Philippines, Cambodia, Myanmar, and Nepal, to name a few.
Please join us for one of our meetings to learn more about our club and how you can get involved in making Hawai`i a better place.  For details on our next meeting, please call Martha at 808-721-8138 or email us at
In Rotary Service,
Lyla Berg
President 2022-2023
Home Page Stories
Students, teachers, and parents from Aina Haina Elementary, Aliamanu Middle, and Highlands Intermediate Schools were our guests at the annual Peacemakers Video Contest luncheon.
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Chamber of Commerce Hawai'i President & CEO Sherry Menor-McNamara described the chamber's programs in support of small businesses, education, and agriculture.
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Emily Greene from Hawai'i Marine Animal Response presented "How Sea Animals Guard our Hawaiian Waters."
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A new venue, games, and more food (bacon!) made for a fun event for attendees and Rotarian volunteers, family, and friends.
Many hardworking volunteers pitched in on maintenance projects at the sprawling camp, followed by the dedication of a Peace Pole.
Awards were presented to the students who created the winning videos in the 'Olelo Youth Xchange Video Contest "Creating Peace" category, supported by the Club's Foundation for 17 years. Shown here are students from Aina Haina Elementary School with PP Rich Proctor and President Lyla Berg.
Don Anderson and Mitch Weld, along with several participants, described the school-building project in rural Cebu, and shared their personal experiences. Pictured: Sophia Calio, Ananda Ferreira, Troy Tomita, and Taylor Ann Okimoto.
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Former federal public defender Alexander Silvert described the evidence against his client Gerard Puana in the infamous stolen mailbox case involving Katherine and Louis Kealoha.
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May 2023
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Club Executives & Directors
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Director - Weekly Operations
Director - Weekly Programs
Director - Membership Recruitment
Director - Membership Retention
Director - Community Service
Director - International Service
Director - Youth Service
Director - Rotary Relations
Director - Vocational Service
The Rotary Foundation
Centennial Park Chair
Club Administrator
Technical Director
Interact Adviser
Rotaract Adviser
RYLA 2023
Camp Homelani, Waialua
February 17-19

RYLA is a FREE intensive leadership training and development program designed for high school students.

A BIG MAHALO to the Club's Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Camp team: 
Rick Tabor, D5000 RYLA Chair, RYLA 2023 Emcee, Club Youth Service Chair
Brian Dunkel, RYLA Maestro
Kent Reinker, Alaka'i Senior, Presenter
Lee LaBrash, Corporal-in-charge
Saima Makhdoom, Alaka'i Senior
Karen Glasser, Alaka'i Senior
Amanda Ellis, Presenter
Tracey Wiltgen, Presenter
Mike Latham, Presenter
Centennial Park Waikiki
Centennial Park Waikiki  
100 Years Rotary Service

Waikiki of today is worlds away from the wetlands, mudflats, fishponds and taro fields of the past. A walk among the modern concrete towers of our world-famous tourist destination reveals little in the way of culture or history and even less in green space.

Thanks to Rotary District 5000, Rotarians throughout the State of Hawaii, friends, neighbors and businesses in Waikiki, the only remaining patch of under-developed land in central Waikiki has been transformed from a barren debris-strewn gravel lot into an oasis of greenery.

Click here to see a video of the transformation!

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Rotary Village at YMCA Camp Erdman Project
Thanks to the efforts of one hundred volunteers from Rotary, YMCA, Nan, Inc. and the community, our Rotary Village cabins at YMCA Camp Erdman were transformed from being “not so gently used” to good as new!  A big mahalo to all of our members who joined us over the weekend!  Additionally, a special shout-out to Don Anderson and Reese Liggett for leading this project.  Also, to Phil Wright, Bob Sumpf, Kent Reinker, Dave Shanahan and Kirk Hovious for laying the foundation and prepping the village; as well as Linda Coble, Ann Stamp Miller and Paul Saito for being our historians and memorializing this project!  The work accomplished will positively impact thousands of children for years to come!
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Rotary responds to the war in Ukraine

At Rotary, we are deeply concerned by the escalating loss of life and humanitarian hardship caused by the war in Ukraine. We're using our deep networks and decades of experience to take swift action in the region.

Find out more about what Rotary is doing and how you can support relief effortsRotary responds to Ukraine crisis | Rotary International.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

At Rotary, we understand that cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture is essential to realizing our vision of a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change.

We value diversity and celebrate the contributions of people of all backgrounds, across age, ethnicity, race, color, disability, learning style, religion, faith, socioeconomic status, culture, marital status, languages spoken, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity as well as differences in ideas, thoughts, values, and beliefs.

Recognizing that individuals from certain groups have historically experienced barriers to membership, participation, and leadership, we commit to advancing equity in all aspects of Rotary, including in our community partnerships, so that each person has the necessary access to resources, opportunities, networks, and support to thrive.

We believe that all people hold visible and invisible qualities that inherently make them unique, and we strive to create an inclusive culture where each person knows they are valued and belong.

In line with our value of integrity, we are committed to being honest and transparent about where we are in our DEI journey as an organization, and to continuing to learn and do better.

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