"A Night of Celebration: Sister Club Kyoto South's Visit to East Honolulu Rotary Club"
On the 17th of April, the Rotary Club of East Honolulu welcomed our sister club, the Rotary Club of Kyoto South, for a gala evening at the Eating House 1849. This visit marked another memorable chapter in our longstanding relationship and strengthened the bonds between our two clubs.
The evening was filled with laughter, warm conversations, and an exchange of ideas that transcended our cultural and geographical differences. The Eating House 1849, with its historic charm and fusion cuisine, provided the perfect setting for our gathering.
On arrival, our guests from Kyoto South were greeted with traditional Hawaiian leis and a heartfelt Aloha. Our Club President, Kecia, opened the evening with a Mai Tai toast and stirring speech about the importance of our international friendships and the shared mission of service that binds all Rotarians.
In a gesture of friendship, we presented our sister club with a handmade Koa wood clock showcasing the art of Hawaii.  They, in turn, gifted us a beautiful Japanese painting by one of their esteemed club members.  The gifts certainly, symbolized peace and friendship.  The night proceeded with various club members sharing their memories of previous gatherings.
The visit by our sister club, Kyoto South, was more than just a party. It was a celebration of our shared commitment to service, an exchange of ideas, and a strengthening of our international bonds. We look forward to more such visits and the opportunity to learn from each other as we strive to make a difference in our communities.
This special event underscored the power of our global Rotary family and the profound impact we can make when we unite in service above self.