August 2017
Upcoming Events
  • Paul Harris Week
    Aug 22, 2017
  • RCOH Meeting
    Royal Hawaiian Hotel Monarch Room
    Aug 29, 2017
    11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
  • RCOH Meeting
    Royal Hawaiian Hotel Monarch Room
    Sep 05, 2017
    11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
  • RCOH Meeting
    Royal Hawaiian Hotel Monarch Room
    Sep 12, 2017
    11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
  • RCOH Meeting
    Royal Hawaiian Hotel Regency Room
    Sep 19, 2017
    11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
  • Weinberg Friends Project
    YWCA Fernhurst
    Sep 23, 2017
    8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • RCOH Meeting
    Royal Hawaiian Hotel Monarch Room
    Oct 03, 2017
    11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Director - Community Service
Director - Rotary Relations
Director - Club Service "B"
Director - Club Service "A"
Director - International Service
Sergeant at Arms
Centennial Park Chair
Director - Club Service "D"
Sergeant at Arms
Director - Vocational Service
Director - Youth Service
Immediate Past President
Director - Club Service "C"


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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 Serving Humanity".
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.
As we begin our second 100 years in Honolulu this year with an emphasis on our host culture, we will make our community a better place, guided by our club theme - "Rotary Serving Hawai`i".
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
Our best Aloha,
Rick Towill, President 2016-17
Home Page Stories
We couldn't have scheduled our guest speaker Ralph Cossa at a better time!  The same day that North Korea took a provocative stance towards the US, Ralph presented his thoughts about the reality of a nuclear threat in the Pacific-Asia region.
On Saturday August 5, 23 Rotary Club of Honolulu members and 2 prospective members, joined forces with the Palama Settlement Board of Directors and staff to plant 20 ulu trees, build and paint 9 planter boxes, erect 8 fence posts, build and bury a 100 ft PVC line for water to the trees, and dig a trench for a watering system to the garden!
District Governor Nalani Flinn shared her Rotary experience and her goals for the coming year.
DG Nalani is pictured with AG Mary Ann Berry, and RCOH members Dave Benson and Linda Coble.
Senator Jill Tokuda presented some successes and difficulties from the past legislative session at this meeting at the Homer A. Maxey International Trade Resource Center on Tuesday July 25.
President Elect Bub Wo was the first CEO in this new speaker series, which features interviews with CEOs of kama'aina companies on how to thrive and stay pono in a more competitive business environment.
“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”…