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!
 
We’re just a few weeks away from one of the most anticipated events of the year! The Rotary Club of East Honolulu warmly invites you to our "Sake Sushi" celebration on June 14th, 6:00 PM, at the stunning 3660 on the Rise. This special event not only marks the 65th anniversary of our club but also revives a beloved tradition, bringing together the flavors of Japan with the spirit of community giving.
 
What’s in Store?
- Indulge in a gourmet buffet of sushi and other delights.
- Savor the taste of rare sake—a treat for both newbies and connoisseurs.
- Participate in our live and silent auctions with unique items and experiences up for grabs.
- Enjoy special entertainment that will surely add a spark to the evening.
-Meet our Rotary friends visiting from Kyoto South Rotary Club – our sister club!
 
Get Your Tickets Now!
 
Tickets are $125 each and include a buffet dinner, two drinks, and complimentary parking. Remember, purchasing a ticket not only guarantees you a night of fun and festivity but also supports community service projects and scholarships for local high school students.  There are also couples tickets for $245 and reserved tables of 8 for $1400.
 
Act Fast!
 
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to celebrate with us. Tickets are selling quickly, and we’d hate for you to miss this exquisite evening. Visit our website or visit this link  https://tinyurl.com/SakeSushi24Tix for ticket purchases. For more information or to donate to our auction please call 808-699-6400.
 
Let’s make a toast to 65 years of service and friendship with the Rotary Club of East Honolulu. We look forward to celebrating with you!
 
 

On April 23rd, the Kalele Kai Club House in Hawaii Kai was the setting for an intimate gathering of the East Honolulu Rotary Club, where members celebrated outstanding dedication and service. Miki May and Mae Mendelson each received four Paul Harris Awards, highlighting their significant financial contributions to the Rotary Foundation with four sapphire stars set in golden pins.   Additionally, Alissa Pranica was honored with her first Paul Harris Award for her dedicated service to the club.

The evening's meal was a potluck, featuring an array of local dishes brought by the members themselves, fostering a sense of community and sharing. The event was an excellent opportunity for both new and long-standing members to connect and share experiences in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Over 20 Rotarians and guests attended the celebration, which not only acknowledged individual achievements but also strengthened the bonds among members through shared stories and laughter.
 
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!
 
 
 
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We’re just a few weeks away from one of the most anticipated events of the year! The Rotary Club of East Honolulu warmly invites you to our "Sake Sushi" celebration on June 14th, 6:00 PM, at the stunning 3660 on the Rise. This special event not only marks the 65th anniversary of our club but also revives a beloved tradition, bringing together the flavors of Japan with the spirit of community giving.
 
What’s in Store?
- Indulge in a gourmet buffet of sushi and other delights.
- Savor the taste of rare sake—a treat for both newbies and connoisseurs.
- Participate in our live and silent auctions with unique items and experiences up for grabs.
- Enjoy special entertainment that will surely add a spark to the evening.
-Meet our Rotary friends visiting from Kyoto South Rotary Club – our sister club!
 
Get Your Tickets Now!
 
Tickets are $125 each and include a buffet dinner, two drinks, and complimentary parking. Remember, purchasing a ticket not only guarantees you a night of fun and festivity but also supports community service projects and scholarships for local high school students.  There are also couples tickets for $245 and reserved tables of 8 for $1400.
 
Act Fast!
 
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to celebrate with us. Tickets are selling quickly, and we’d hate for you to miss this exquisite evening. Visit our website or visit this link  https://tinyurl.com/SakeSushi24Tix for ticket purchases. For more information or to donate to our auction please call 808-699-6400.
 
Let’s make a toast to 65 years of service and friendship with the Rotary Club of East Honolulu. We look forward to celebrating with you!
 
 
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Welcome to the Rotary Club of East Honolulu

East Honolulu

Celebrating 65 years of Service! 

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 5:30 PM
Gyotaku Restaurant
1824 S King Strewt
Honolulu, HI 96825
United States of America
2nd and 4th Tuesdays
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Lucky Cara
    June 2
  • Lincoln Jacobe
    June 6
  • Pat Yee
    June 9
  • Alissa Pranica
    June 24
Join Date:
  • Mae Mendelson
    June 6, 2015
    9 years
  • Miki May
    June 28, 2010
    14 years
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    Caroline Faringer
    Mar 26, 2024
    Modea Condominium Project
    Professor Toru Yuba
    Jan 23, 2024
    Vocal Coaching using the Yuba Method
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