Happenings with Our Club!
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!  
We are delighted to welcome three new members to our club.  Anna Kamsing is a Registered Dietician.  Maria Balaji, formerly of the Honolulu Pau Hana Club is a Medical Social Worker and Mikki Scanlong is a Non Profit Director.  Welcome to the Rotary Club of East Honolulu!
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


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.
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Thank you for supporting the District by using this program to book your HawaiianAirlines Flights!!
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Lisa Foster
    December 6
  • Mae Mendelson
    December 14
  • Kathryn Takara
    December 26
Spouse/Partner Birthdays:
  • Kecia Jr. Sharpe
    December 3
  • Kecia Sharpe
    Kecia Jr. Sharpe
    December 31
Join Date:
  • Chris Yuen
    December 1, 1983
    40 years
  • Pat Yee
    December 1, 1991
    32 years
  • Doris Hannaford
    December 8, 1998
    25 years
  • Robert Yee
    December 10, 2007
    16 years

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
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    Past Speakers
    Peter Clines - Sr. Educator and Host - HMSA
    Nov 28, 2023 5:30 PM
    Season's Eatings!
    PP David Mozdren
    Nov 14, 2023
    Understanding International Service Projects for our Club
    Caroline Mackenzie - Peace Corp Volunteer Ukraine
    Oct 24, 2023 5:30 PM
    Today's Peace Corp - It's Never Too Late to Serve!
    Upcoming Events
    December 2023
    S M T W T F S
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    Please donate to support our ohana on Maui as this tragedy unfolds.  Help will be needed for a long time.