The Rotary Club of East Honolulu is a dynamic community organization dedicated to service and fellowship. As part of Rotary International, members of the East Honolulu Club are committed to the Rotary motto,
"Service Above Self"
We engage in various service projects, educational initiatives, and international humanitarian efforts. Our local activities range from providing scholarships for local high school students, assisting schools such as Palolo Elementary, addressing food insecurity by volunteering with organizations such as Aloha Harvest, improving health through our partnerships with HUGS and the Aloha Diaper Bank, and working on environmental clean-up projects and sustainability.
The club provides a platform for personal growth, networking, and community engagement. 
Happenings with Our Club!
The spirit of giving was in full swing this holiday season as our Rotary Club took on a heartwarming project for the keiki at Palolo Elementary. It was a wonderful way to spread joy and make a difference in our community.
 
🎁 Bag-Packing Bonanza: On December 20th, about 30 incredible volunteers came together, forming a mini-elf workforce. Our mission? To pack Christmas gift bags for the 280 students at Palolo Elementary. It was a day filled with laughter, teamwork, and a whole lot of holiday cheer. Each bag was lovingly filled with snacks and toys, ensuring every child would receive a special treat.
 
🎅 Santa's Special Visit: The excitement peaked on December 21st. With the bags ready to go, we were joined by none other than Santa Claus himself! Seeing the children's faces light up as Santa handed out the presents was a moment to cherish. Their smiles and laughter were truly the best gifts of all.
 
🙏 A Heartfelt Mahalo: This project couldn't have been a success without the hard work and dedication of our volunteers. Your generosity and spirit embody what it means to be part of the Rotary Club of East Honolulu.  This Christmas, we didn't just give out gift bags; we shared love, hope, and the joy of the season. Here's to more impactful projects and community service in the coming year!
 
The spirit
Our club wrapped up an incredible day of volunteering with Aloha Harvest on December 20th where we filled holiday boxes for those in need. It was a day filled with laughter, teamwork, and a whole lot of holiday spirit.
 
After a quick how to briefing, we rolled up our sleeves and got to work. The task? Assembling holiday boxes packed with goodies to make the festive season a bit brighter for families facing tough times.
 
The assembly line was a sight to behold. Picture this: 20 people shoulder to shoulder filling over 500 boxes in three hours.  It was a great way to spend a morning before Christmas!
 
 
Join us Friday evening in supporting families with seriously ill children. It's a chance to provide comfort and care to those in need.
 
Volunteer shifts are available in food service,  crafts and activities.  See details from  HUGS below.  Reply to Laura or Cheryl if you can volunteer for even part of the evening.
 
HUGS Respite @ the HUGS House
3636 Kilauea Avenue, between 12th and Sunset.
Friday, January 19 from 5:00-8:30 pm (volunteers from 4:00-9:00)
  • Volunteers arrive at 4:00 and prepare (clean and set up the space, and the (2) crafts and (2) games for our HUGS children.
  • At 8:30 we clean up and are typically finished by 9:00 pm.
  • It is great to have approx. 6-10 general event volunteers who create and manage the Crafts and Games.
    • They also provide dinner when possible, and support its service to our HUGS children and volunteers.
    • HUGS has some general craft supplies and tools like scissors, glue sticks, etc
  • We also have approx. 30 trained Big Buddy volunteers (including Nursing students) who are paired with each (25) HUGS child for the evening.
 
General Event Timeline:
5:00 Families arrive – parents drop off their children and meet their Big Buddies
                Free play
6:00 Get ready for dinner, Movie
                Free play resumes/continues
8:00 Clean up of toys, crafts, games with children
8:15 Closing Circle
8:30 Event concludes, Clean up begins
What a fantastic start to the year we had at our annual meeting on January 9th! 15 of our dedicated members gathered to shape the future of our club.
 
Election of Officers: We had some exciting moments as we elected our new officers. It's inspiring to see such enthusiasm and leadership within our group. A big mahalo to everyone who stepped up to take on these vital roles!
 
Meeting Highlights: Apart from the election, we shared ideas, set goals, and enjoyed the camaraderie that makes our club so special. It's always great to see familiar faces and catch up on each other's lives.  A special guest was Past President Elsie Choy.
 
Looking Ahead: This year is filled with potential, and with our new officers at the helm getting ready for the next Rotary year, we're poised to make a significant impact in our community. Let's keep the momentum going and continue our work towards making East Honolulu a better place for everyone.
 
Mahalo to all who attended and contributed to a successful meeting. Your dedication and commitment are what make our club truly outstanding. Here's to a fantastic year ahead!
 
 
 
Hello East Honolulu Rotarians,
 
Won't you join fellow Rotarians from the RC Ala Moana volunteering at a water station at the Honolulu Marathon. It is Aid Stataion 22 - located near the Kahala Aloha Gas Station on the road that borders the golf course.
 
Shifts available are from 6:00am to 2:30 PM.
 
Please contact Scott Wishart with the Ala Moana Rotary Club to sign up. He can be reached at 808-292-0535 or scott.wishart@revolusun.com.
 
Street Parking is available.
 
It sounds like a good time helping our community and getting to know Rotarians from other clubs!
 
 
 
 
 
The club welcomed new Rotarian Lauren Holdcroft. She was sponsored by Kelli Chun and Miki May.  Lauren already has years of experience as the child of Rotarians and also as a Rotary Exchange student 2008 to Argentina.  Welcome to the club Lauren!
 
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO DONATED! We were able to drop off over 200 lbs of Thanksgiving food at Aloha Harvest!
 
Our club is sponsoring a small food drive for Aloha Harvest.  No one in our community should go without.  Please join us in donating the following food items for Thanksgiving.
 
Canned pumpkin
Canned green beans
Boxed instant mashed potatoes (add water) 
Sweet potatoes (canned or fresh)
Canned cranberry sauce
Bags of flour, sugar or rice
Gravy mix
Powdered milk
Instant tea/lemonade mix
 
You can bring it to our meetings on 11/14 or 11/21 or call 808-699-6400 and we will pick it up the donations.
 
 

 
 
The Rotary Club of East Honolulu met for a fun and festive Halloween social - and raised money for the Rotary Foundation.  Hosted by President Cheryl, we ate, drank, and chatted under the palms.  Rotarian Rebecca Schonberg Hamar joined us from the Rotary Club of Kona.  Happy Halloween!  
 
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What a fantastic start to the year we had at our annual meeting on January 9th! 15 of our dedicated members gathered to shape the future of our club.
 
Election of Officers: We had some exciting moments as we elected our new officers. It's inspiring to see such enthusiasm and leadership within our group. A big mahalo to everyone who stepped up to take on these vital roles!
 
Meeting Highlights: Apart from the election, we shared ideas, set goals, and enjoyed the camaraderie that makes our club so special. It's always great to see familiar faces and catch up on each other's lives.  A special guest was Past President Elsie Choy.
 
Looking Ahead: This year is filled with potential, and with our new officers at the helm getting ready for the next Rotary year, we're poised to make a significant impact in our community. Let's keep the momentum going and continue our work towards making East Honolulu a better place for everyone.
 
Mahalo to all who attended and contributed to a successful meeting. Your dedication and commitment are what make our club truly outstanding. Here's to a fantastic year ahead!
 
 
 
Please donate to support our ohana on Maui as this tragedy unfolds.  Help will be needed for a long time.

Welcome to the Rotary Club of East Honolulu

East Honolulu

Celebrating 65 years of Service! 

We meet In Person & Online
Tuesdays at 5:30 PM
Treehouse Coworking Space
4819 Kilauea Avenue #7
Honolulu, HI 96816
United States of America
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