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 Opens Opportunities".
Polio continues to be a global concern, with 81 cases in the Pakistan/Afghanistan region, and 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 145 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 speakers and panels that give us pause to broaden our understanding of current issues and challenges, and ultimately encourage solution driven conversations.  
Our club meets now via weekly Zoom meetings, with the hope that we will soon be able to gather together 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 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,
Rich Proctor, President 2020-21
Home Page Stories
The annual Service Above Self fundraising campaign was launched with a Celebration of Rotary Service, highlighting local and international community service projects, scholarship recipients, and the recognition of a major donation.
 
 
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Guest speaker Rear Admiral (Ret) Pete Gumataotao, Director of the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, shared details on the mission of this Department of Defense regional center.
 
 
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Welcome new member Joshua Nam, inducted on April 13 and sponsored by Donalyn Dela Cruz!
 
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Five members shared interesting details about their careers, families, and interests. Pictured is Club member Karen Glasser, CEO of Best Buddies Hawaii.
 
 
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Welcome new member Kathie Cooke, inducted on April 6 and sponsored by Reese Liggett!
 
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On February 1, Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi accepted the transfer of the park to the City & County of Honolulu.
 
 
Pictured are Rob Hale and Mayor Blangiardi.
Photo by David C. Livingston.
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Upcoming Events
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
Sergeant-at-Arms
Centennial Park Chair
Club Administrator
Interact Adviser
Rotaract Adviser
'Olelo 2021 Youth Xchange Video Contest
 
The Rotary Club of Honolulu proudly sponsors this annual contest for all Hawaii youth, in the category of Creating Peace.
 
 
The 2021 Youth Xchange Statewide Student Video Competition judging is completed and the winners have been determined.  You can see the videos by joining the Rotary Club meeting on May 11.  See "Upcoming Events" above for the meeting link.  Visit www.olelo.org/yxc2021
 
Middle School Finalists
• Winner:  Spread the Aloha  (Aliamanu Middle) 
• Passing Notes - Highlands Intermediate School
• Creating Peace - Mid Pacific Institute
 
High School Finalists
Winner : Be a Piece of the Peace - Hawai`i Technology Academy 
• Peace Begins at Home - Kapa’a High School (Kaua`i)
• You Are Not Alone — Kaua`i High School
Hawaii Rotary Youth Foundation Scholarship
 
The Hawaii Rotary Youth Foundation (HRYF), was founded by Maurice J. “Sully” Sullivan during his year as the Rotary’s District Governor in Hawaii, 1976-1977. It was Sully’s desire to assist Hawaii’s high school graduates realize their potential by attending a college or university of their choice here in Hawaii or on the mainland United States. He felt that HRYF could be the vehicle to teach our young people about the advantages of the free enterprise system, the basis of our democracy.

Each year, the Rotary Club of Honolulu donates $5,000 for an HRYF scholarship, interviews applicants, and ultimately selects a deserving student.
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.

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Our Project and Social Outing Photo Albums-Please visit!
 
RI Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement
As a global network that strives to build a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change, Rotary values diversity and celebrates the contributions of people of all backgrounds, regardless of their age, ethnicity, race, color, abilities, religion, socioeconomic status, culture, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity.  Rotary will cultivate a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture in which people from underrepresented groups have greater opportunities to participate as members and leaders.