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A GREAT BIG THANK YOU to our Rotarian and Friends of Rotary Volunteers!
The Rotary Club of East Honolulu had a blast volunteering at the Annual Aina Haina Library Book Sale! We helped with selling in the media area and cleaning up, making lots of new friends and sharing plenty of smiles along the way!
Our club members spent the weekend arranging CDs DVDs LPs and other media,  and helping out at the sales table. We all enjoyed chatting with visitors and helping them find great movies! After the sale, we rolled up our sleeves and cleaned up the place, leaving it nice and tidy.
This event helped raise money for the library and brought people together to celebrate reading! Our club was thrilled to lend a hand and be a part of strengthening our community bonds.
Rotary:  Making friends and helping in the community!
Volunteer List!  Rotary Members:  Dailyn Yanagida, John Steelquist, Doris Hannaford, Laura Steelquist, Cheryl Holdcroft, Mae Mendelson.  Friends of Rotary:  Lauren Holdcroft, Mikki Scanlon, Naiya Balaji and Trudie, Robbie, Ruddy and Trudy Keissling.   Kalani High School Boy's Baseballl and Girl's Softball teams and parents:  Wyatt Ishii, Dyson Murakami, Pacey Hatanaka, Breadly Asato, Tracy Hatanaka, Naomi Stremick, Samantha Morinaga, Cassidy Wong, Tien Saiki, Shya Morinaga, Emma Fujino, Kyla Castro, Layna Faria Kira Matsumoto and Iris Stremick.  Team work makes the dream work!
The Rotary Club of East Honolulu had a lively meeting with a special guest: Rotary District 5000 Governor Mark Merriam, and surprise drop in District Governor Elect Ted Faigle and his partner Rick.  With an engaging mix of 15 members and guests (including 2 prospective new members,) the atmosphere was both upbeat and collaborative. The food provided by member Kelli Chun and President Cheryl was a traditional fried chicken meal and Korean chicken and sides - and everyone left with a bento!   
Mark dove into Rotary's D 5000's goals with enthusiasm, sprinkling in some light-hearted anecdotes. Yet, when he touched upon the serious topic of supporting Maui post-fire, everyone felt the gravity, and also pride at how much Rotarians around the world had contributed to this cause.  The session ended on a high, with the group feeling motivated and sharing many laughs. It was clear that even amidst serious discussions, Rotary knows how to blend purpose, good food and a dash of fun.

The Rotary Club of East Honolulu joined with several clubs to support Suicide Prevention!  

It was a lovely day to support this great cause, and also fellowship with our Rotarian friends from other clubs!  Our DG Mark Merriam's wife Kathleen was one of the Chairs of the event.
We even had a chance to get a photo with President Cheryl and the Mayor Rick Blagiardi!
Here are some photos of the day and a link to the District Website update.  https://rotaryd5000.org/Stories/out-of-the-darkness%E2%80%99-a-world-day-of-hope-and-awareness


Basic education and literacy is one of Rotary’s seven areas of focus. We know that basic education and literacy are essential for reducing poverty, improving health, encouraging community and economic development, and promoting peace.

Consider these facts: If all women completed primary education, there would be 66% fewer maternal deaths.  Our Rotary goal is to strengthen the capacity of communities to support basic education and literacy, reduce gender disparity in education, and increase adult literacy.

We support education for all children and literacy for children and adults.

Please support the Hawaii Rotary Youth Foundation (HRYF) by making donations to Foodland's  Give Aloha Campaign! 
Yes, it’s time to support HRYF, which provides scholarships to our best and brightest Hawaii high school seniors and assists in furthering their university education.
The BEST and EASIEST way to donate to HRYF is at Foodland during their “Give Aloha” Campaign, September 1 – 30, 2023.  A percentage of your donation will be matched by Foodland and Western Union and given to HRYF.
To donate, go to any Foodland, Sack N’ Save or Foodland Farms with your Maika`I Card (if you don’t have one, you can sign up at the store), designate the amount you want to donate to Hawaii Rotary Youth Foundation or use the organization code – 77199. Request a duplicate receipt. Give your copy to your Club’s HRYF Rep to mail to HRYF for credit to you and your Club. Please write your name and Club name on the receipt. You can also scan the receipt and email it to: office@hawaiirotaryyouthfoundation.org. Your donations will count toward the Per Capita Giving for your Club.
Thank you for taking this step during your daily life to strengthen the Foundation for our youth!

We're excited to invite you to a casual and enjoyable lunch social on October 16th at noon!   It's a fantastic opportunity to relax, connect, and have a great time with fellow Rotarians who want to meet on Mondays at lunch.  Pat Yee is our host for the event.
Here are the event details:
📅 Date: Monday October 16th
⏰ Time: 12:00 PM
📍 Location: Assagio's Kahala
No formalities, no agenda—just good company, delicious food, and engaging conversations. Let's come together, share stories, and strengthen our Rotary bonds in a laid-back setting.
To help us plan accordingly,  RSVP to Pat at utti8411@gmail.com or call 808-941-3330
District 5000 Rotarians,
Book your Hawaiian Airline flights through this link!  We have partnered with Hawaiian Airlines to provide you with easy access to Hawaiian Airlines' reservation site. This is a win-win: you get the lowest available HawaiianAirlines.com webfare and the District earns 1 Hawaiian Mile for every $1 spent via the Affiliate Website.  Here are the benefits of doing your reservation with our special link for District 5000 Rotarians:
  1. You get the lowest available HawaiianAirlines.com web fare.
  2. You use the convenient online access with a variety of fare and itinerary options.
  3. It's a completely electronic process.
  4. Rotary District 5000 will earn 1 HawaiianMile for every $1 spent via this special link.
  5. You will earn flight credit in your individual HawaiianMiles account too.
  6. And for a limited time, HAL is offering District 5000 Rotarians a 5% discount on transpacific web fares! 5% Off applies to flights between SEA, PDX, SMF, OAK, SFO, SJC, LAX, SAN, PHX, LAS, JFK and Hawaii.
Rotary Hawaiian Air Discount
Thank you for supporting the District by using this program to book your HawaiianAirlines Flights!!

What a phenomenal day it was at Kahala Mall on Saturday, August 12th!
We're thrilled to announce that with the help of over 20 dedicated volunteers from Palolo Valley Elementaryn staff and administration and Rotary members,  we successfully raised almost $700 cash for school supplies for our brilliant students.  Many people also dropped off physical supplies for the school
Your contributions will undoubtedly pave the way the academic success of the Palolo kids and go a long way to supporting the teachers.
The spirit of community and generosity was palpable, and we even had an original Palolo Valley and Jarret Middle school student stop by, now age 80+!  We are immensely grateful to everyone who participated, especeally during this time when our focus is turned to our neighbors on Maui.
Your kindness and support not only provide essential tools for education but also instill hope, confidence, and a sense of belonging among our students. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for making a significant difference in their lives.
Thank you to our speakers from the Pacific and Asian Affairs Council.  It was great to learn about your programs and outreach for Hawaii's youth!
The team at Scratch Kitchen Hawaii Kai provided us with a delicious meal, and the adjustment to two evening meetings a month has begun!
Looking forward to seeing you at our next regular meeting June 25th at 5:30 PM at the Treehouse Coworking Space in Kahala.  The theme of the meal will Thai and our 
speaker will be Mikki Scanlon from Mikki Meraki Brand 501c3.

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
2nd and 4th Tuesdays
We've tracked down our sister clubs in Japan!  Anyone with a memory of these clubs please let us know!
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    Past Speakers
    Gary Harada, Principal at Palolo Elementary School
    Sep 26, 2023 5:30 PM
    Palolo School and RCEH - An enduing partnership for improving local education
    District Governor Mark Merriam
    Sep 12, 2023 5:30 PM
    Our Annual Visit by our District Governor
    Dave Hamil - PP RC Waikiki
    Aug 22, 2023
    An Update on the District 5000 Maui Fires Relief Fund
    October 2023
    S M T W T F S