Rotary Club of East Honolulu Shines at Rotary District Conference 2023

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We've got some exciting news to share about our recent adventure at the Rotary District 5000 Conference 2023. From May 18th to May 21st, our club joined forces with fellow Rotarians at the stunning Grand Naniloa Hotel in beautiful Hilo, Hawaii. Five members from our club attended.  It was a time to reflect on our achievements, find inspiration, and have a blast!  The outgoing presidents, including our own Kecia King Sharpe,  were all introduced and thanked for their service.
Rotary Club of East Honolulu Shines at Rotary District Conference 2023 2023-05-21 10:00:00Z 0

May 22nd Club Evening Social

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We are excited to extend to you a warm invitation to a casual, no-host dinner, followed by an engaging TED Talk viewing. The Rotary Club of East Honolulu will be hosting this enlightening event on May 22nd, commencing at 5:30 PM
May 22nd Club Evening Social Cheryl Holdcroft 2023-05-17 10:00:00Z 0

Rotarians on Earth Day

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On Saturday, April 22nd, we celebrated Rotarians at Work Day and Earth Day with the Rotary Club of West Honolulu and the Farrington High School Interact Club! East Honolulu Rotarians Alissa Pranica, Kecia King, Kelli Chun, Laura Steelquist and Roxy Kiessling put their gloves on and got muddy! They gardened, planted a variety of trees (koa, ʻulu, mahoe, fruit trees), flowers and taro, and installed new compost boxes.
It was wonderful to see the next generation of Rotarians from the Interact Club organize, coordinate and execute this project for their community.
Rotarians on Earth Day Roxy Kiessling 2023-04-22 10:00:00Z 0

Sister Club Kyoto South's Visit with RCEH

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"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.
Sister Club Kyoto South's Visit with RCEH CMH 2023-04-17 10:00:00Z 0

HUGS Memorial Garden Work Day

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For our last project of the Rotary year, we teamed up with the Rotary Club of Diamond Head Kaimuki and Men's Leadership of Hawaii to help HUGS build a water reservoir lean-to at Sunset Ranch near their Koa Tree Memorial Garden. The Memorial Garden is a special place for families to honor their children who have passed away.
Men's Leadership of Hawaii built the lean-to with a gutter that feeds into a water storage tank, which will collect water when it rains. We then climbed up ladders and painted the structure to help protect it from the elements. Moving forward, it will be much easier to water the koa trees in the garden!
Jamie Apuna did an amazing job coordinating this project and the delicious lunch that followed our work day.
HUGS Memorial Garden Work Day Roxy Kiessling 2022-06-04 10:00:00Z 0

Kahauiki Village Landscaping

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We joined the Rotary Clubs of Hickam Pearl Harbor and Honolulu Sunrise for a multi-club project at Kahauiki on Saturday, May 14th. Together we planted trees and shrubs in the area around the new Teen Center at Kahauiki. Joshua McDonough did most of the hard work and digging!
This completed the District 5000’s support of the Kahauiki Village of four years for a place where families will bond with their community and embrace the values of “generosity, trust, dignity, and honor”.
Kahauiki Village Landscaping Roxy Kiessling 2022-05-15 10:00:00Z 0

Sake Sushi 2022

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We are happy to announce our annual Sake Sushi FUN-Raiser that took place on Friday, April 29th was a huge success! Everyone enjoyed a night full of sake sampling, delicious food, entertainment and great company. All the proceeds raised will benefit projects in our local community and scholarships sponsored by the Rotary Club of East Honolulu. Thank you to everyone who came out to support!

Special shout out to Jamie Apuna (ticket sales chair), Cheryl Holdcroft (silent auction chair and decorations), Lauren Okinishi (sake sampling coordinator), Ashli Sasano (treasurer and 50/50 ticket sales), Laura Steelquist (all around busy bee), John Strandberg and Bob Yee (emcees of the night).


Sake Sushi 2022 Roxy Kiessling 2022-04-30 10:00:00Z 0

Rotarians at Work Day

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On Saturday, April 23rd, our club participated in "Rotarians at Work Day". Every year, Rotarians all across the world engage in hands-on service projects that help their local communities. Our project was a part of the statewide cleanup for District 5000's Ridge to Reef  Rotary Days of Service. We gathered at Kaimuki District Park to clean up trash in the area and maintain a healthy neighborhood wellness.
Mahalo to our community service director, John Strandberg, who coordinated this project and brought all the cleaning supplies.
Rotarians at Work Day Roxy Kiessling 2022-04-23 10:00:00Z 0

Genki Ball Project

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We teamed up with the Genki Ala Wai Project and other Rotary clubs in District 5000 for a two-part project! On day one of the project, we got our hands dirty making Genki Balls. They were made of a mixture of clay soil, rice bran, molasses, water and EM•1 solution (Effective Microorganisms). After dehydrating the Genki balls for almost a month, we then threw them into the Ala Wai Canal to work their magic and remove sludge.
Genki Ball Project Roxy Kiessling 2022-03-12 10:00:00Z 0

Palolo Elementary School Christmas Project

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On Thursday, December 16th, we gathered for our last project of the year to decorate and fill bags with toys and treats for the students of Palolo Elementary School. Our district grant funds were used to make sure every student received a fun surprise this holiday season.
The following day we had the special opportunity to hand-deliver the Christmas bags to the students. They were overjoyed and filled with holiday cheer when receiving their gifts.
Palolo Elementary School Christmas Project Roxy Kiessling 2021-12-19 10:00:00Z 0

Community Food Distribution

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On Saturday, November 20th,  we had a successful food distribution project in partnership with the Rotary Club of Ala Moana and Aloha Harvest. Our clubs packaged and delivered over 200 bags to the families and staff of Lunalilo Elementary School.
Community Food Distribution Roxy Kiessling 2021-11-20 10:00:00Z 0

Mahalo to Our Healthcare Heroes

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Our club, along with fellow Rotary clubs throughout the District, participated in a project to show appreciation to our healthcare heroes. We partnered with the Rotary Club of Ala Moana and the Eco Rotary Club of Kaka'ako to write thank you notes and stuff treat bags with snacks. After two days of preparation and packaging, our clubs delivered the thank you bags to Kuakini Hospital and Urgent Care Kaka'ako. Hospital administrators then distributed the treats to their 850+ healthcare workers and staff.
Mahalo to Our Healthcare Heroes Roxy Kiessling 2021-10-30 10:00:00Z 0

Tree Care and Planting with HUGS

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On Saturday, October 16th RCEH teamed up with Men's Leadership Hawaii and Ukulele Hale to help prepare the Koa Tree Memorial Garden for HUGS. The Memorial Garden is a special place for families to honor their children who have passed away. We planted, fertilized and watered koa trees to maintain the garden as a peaceful haven for the families.
Tree Care and Planting with HUGS Roxy Kiessling 2021-10-16 10:00:00Z 0

Beach Cleanup with Seed.World

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It was a beautiful day at Waimanalo Beach Park until we looked more closely at the sand and saw countless tiny pieces of plastic. Using screens and a special Buoyancy Separation Device from our partner for this project, Seed.World, we sifted and sifted until we separated out a plethora of plastic in every shape, size and color you could imagine.

We saw firsthand the impact micro-plastic pollution has on our island and why we need to take action. Helping with this cleanup project educated us on how much harm plastics are causing all of our beaches and oceans, and we now hope to raise awareness about this problem in other concerned individuals.
Beach Cleanup with Seed.World Roxy Kiessling 2021-10-03 10:00:00Z 0

Back to School Supply Drive

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Thanks to the many generous donations from our members, we presented Palolo Elementary School with boxes and bags of school supplies and sanitizing items. The teachers and students were overjoyed with the support!
Back to School Supply Drive Roxy Kiessling 2021-09-17 10:00:00Z 0

Palolo Elementary School Cleanup

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With the Palolo Elementary School keiki coming back to campus this month, we worked hard to beautify their playground and basketball area. We spent the day weed whacking, weed pulling, tree cutting, sweeping and more, so now they have much more room to play and run around!
Palolo Elementary School Cleanup Roxy Kiessling 2021-08-05 10:00:00Z 0

Christmas Shoebox Wrapping

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On Saturday, November 9th, RCEH kicked off the holiday season with our annual Christmas Shoebox Project Part I: Shoebox Wrapping.
Members, family and friends gathered at our club house, the home of member Janice Kim, and wrapped about 170 empty shoeboxes, remaining boxes were wrapped on Saturday, November 16.  While we worked, John Strandberg was busy in the kitchen roasting us a turkey.  And like any potluck in Hawaii, we had more than an abundance of food....and fun!  
Stay tuned for Part II: Shoebox Stuffing, where we stuff each shoebox with gifts for the nearly 300 students at Palolo Elementary.
Christmas Shoebox Wrapping 2019-11-13 10:00:00Z 0

National Clean Up Day

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Our second annual "National Clean Up Day" swept through the streets of East Honolulu.  Rotarians and non-Rotarians alike, got together to pick up litter off the streets of Kaimuki.  Special thanks to John Strandberg and Chauntel Nakata for chairing this project.  Congrats Chauntel on chairing your first community service project!
National Clean Up Day 2019-09-29 10:00:00Z 0
Supporting the Families of Kahauiki Village 2019-09-08 10:00:00Z 0
Wrapping Presents for students at Palolo Elementary School 2018-11-10 10:00:00Z 0
Providing Smiles and Laughter for Seriously Ill Children Wendy Chang 2018-10-26 10:00:00Z 0
Our Most Successful Sake Sushi Fundraiser! Wendy Chang 2018-10-19 10:00:00Z 0
Congratulations Tanny Waters, Rotarian of the Quarter! Wendy Chang 2018-10-01 10:00:00Z 0
A Rewarding Day at Palolo Elementary School Wendy Chang 2018-09-27 10:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of East Honolulu Cleans Up on National Clean Up Day! Wendy Chang 2018-09-18 10:00:00Z 0
We are dark on September 3! 2018-09-03 10:00:00Z 0
Back to School Supply Drive Wendy Chang 2018-07-29 10:00:00Z 0
The Creation of a National Monument Wendy 2018-07-18 10:00:00Z 0
First Meeting of the New Rotary Year! Wendy Chang 2018-07-02 10:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of East Honolulu Change of Leadership Ceremony Wendy Chang 2018-07-01 10:00:00Z 0