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
New member Mike Latham, sponsored by PP Rick Towill, was inducted on January 5.  Welcome Mike!
 
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Chicago resident and journalist Peter von Buol shared details about the early career of artist Herb Kane, best known for his painting of the sailing canoe Hokule'a.
 
 
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Bobby Moderow, Jr. helped Rotarians and guests get in the holiday spirit with traditional Christmas and Hawaiian tunes.
 
 
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When the scheduled speaker didn't join the meeting, members took turns telling stories about Pearl Harbor before Dr. Eileen Hilton described the
Covid-19 vaccines.
 
 
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Marine Corps Base Hawaii Commanding Officer Col. Speros Koumparakis described how he has applied what he learned about COVID-19 in Bogota, Colombia to his new command in Kaneohe.
 
 
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UH Manoa Richardson School of Law Dean Camille Nelson discussed the challenges and opportunities for the school during these remarkable times.
 
 
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New member Lucci Pinoliad, sponsored by Lee LaBrash, was inducted on November 17.  Welcome Lucci!
 
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Members of the Rotaract Club of Honolulu came out to help spread mulch on the newly planted groundcover.
 
 
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Upcoming Events
Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
Club Trainer
Secretary
Treasurer
Immediate Past President
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 is in full swing! We hope your school will be participating this year. Please help us to plan by letting us know if your school will be participating here.
The YXC competition is on schedule with the deadline for entry submission by 11:59 PM HST, Friday, March 12, 2021 and awards ceremony in April/May with camera prizes for top videos in each category.
Remember, despite being socially distanced, students can participate by creating videos with their smart phones, tablets, and other devices. Be creative and think outside of the new normal!
For more information on categories, rules and guidelines please visit www.olelo.org/yxc2021. Please feel free to email youthxchange@olelo.org 
with any questions.
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.


Click here for the application, eligibility information, and contact list.
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 will soon be transformed from a barren debris-strewn gravel lot into an oasis of greenery, education, culture and family activities.

 
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.
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