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
Our best Aloha,
Rich Proctor, President 2020-21
Home Page Stories
Welcome Michelle Cordero-Lee, inducted on June 15, sponsored by Rick Tabor!
Guest speaker Suzanne Young, CEO of Honolulu Board of Realtors, shared statistics and her thoughts on the residential real estate market in Hawaii.
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Guest speaker Hi'ilei Kawelo, Executive Director of nonprofit Paepae o He'eia, which cares for He'eia Fishpond, shared the history of fishponds on Oahu and the renovation project in He'eia.
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Guest speaker Manny Menendez, veteran international businessman and entrepreneur who has been successfully doing business in China and the Asia Pacific region for more than 35 years, presented "Global Recession - Global Recovery and Hawaii Update".
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Club leaders, new members, prospective members and guests enjoyed fellowship at the Pacific Club, while others joined in on Zoom.
(Pictured: Liz Howard, visiting Rotarian Carol Bintz, and prospective Halona Norton-Westbrook.)
Oceanit Founder & CEO Dr. Patrick Sullivan presented "Hawaii's Better Future - Building a Diverse Economy With Education and Imagination", and showed the diverse technology, manufacturing, and curriculums being developed.
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June 2021
Upcoming Events
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Club Trainer
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
Centennial Park Chair
Club Administrator
Interact Adviser
Rotaract Adviser
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! - PE Gwen Yamamoto Lau
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'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.   Visit
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
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.

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.