Upcoming Events
Mtg- Speaker Kristen Levitt
Plaza Club, 20th floor
Mar 08, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Mary Kawena Pukui Award Luncheon
Plaza Club, 20th Floor
Mar 15, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Mtg-Speaker TBD
Plaza Club 20th floor
Mar 22, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
No Mtg at Plaza Club - Pau Hana
Mar 29, 2019
MTG- Speaker Paul Singer
Plaza Club, 20th Fl
Apr 05, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Mtg- Speaker TBD
Plaza Club 20th fl
Apr 12, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
District Training Assembly
Apr 13, 2019
8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
No mtg -Dark for Good Friday
Apr 19, 2019
Mtg-Speaker TBD
Plaza Club, 20th fl
Apr 26, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Rotarians at Work Day
Apr 27, 2019
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
Speaker info and sign up for Fri, Mar 8 Mtg.
Please come and join us for lunch at the Plaza Club and meet our speaker, speaker, Kristen Levitt. Please save the date and show your support!
Attached is her BIO:

Kristen Levitt is the Director of Project Partner. She, along with her organization, are determined to end the Poverty Crisis in rural China. Combing a mix of professional leadership and fundraising strategy, Kristen rallys individuals and organizations to join together to fight poverty in China. In 2015 her organization impacted 1,079,762 people in rural China.

Kristen has traveled to China 24 times in the past seven years. No, she doesn’t speak much Mandarin. But, she’s learning. China’s become her second home. She gracefully crosses cultures to work with a local team of Chinese leaders. Together they develop sustainable solutions to help locals overcome poverty in rural China.

If you hang around Kristen much, you’re bound to hear her challenge you to “Be part of Something Larger than Yourself”. She believes every person has a unique passion and skill set that can be used to help others. Whether someone joins with Project Partner or not, Kristen strongly encourages everyone to make a positive impact on their community and planet.

Kristen’s Nikon camera is her favorite accessory. She takes it almost everywhere, even to China. In fact, her first exposes to Project Partner was when she was in high school. She traveled as a photojournalist, capturing stories and images. She had no idea that years later, she’d lead the organization. You’ve probably seen many of Kristen’s images if you’ve visited

Kristen is also a member of the Rotary Club of Maui. She lives in Kihei with her husband, Josh Levitt. When they’re not behind a computer, they enjoy exploring Maui’s beaches and trails…and of course the camera comes too.

Please click onto the link to sign up:


UPDATE:  TIME CHANGE re Mary Kawena Pukui Award Luncheon - Fri, March 15
Please join us at our club's prestigious Mary Kawena Pukui Award Luncheon on March 15th: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM at the Plaza Club honoring Hardy Spoehr.  The cost for our club members is $23 for an upgraded buffet lunch, and $40 for guests.  Spouses and guests are welcome.  Let me know if you have any questions.  President Stan Wong is looking forward for great support from our membership for this event.  Mahalo!

Hardy Spoehr grew up on O‘ahu, spending much of his time around Bishop Museum.  He graduated from Punahou School and received degrees from Wesleyan University and University of Hawai‘i.  He has additional certificates in management, ornithology and historic preservation.

As an adult, Hardy has lived in Hawai‘i and Rarotonga (Cook Islands) working as a teacher and an administrator in agencies such as The Nature Conservancy, ALU LIKE, Hawai‘i County Parks and Recreation, Department of Hawaiian Homelands, and the congressional Kaho‘olawe Island Conveyance Commission from 1990-1993.

Hardy is the executive director of Papa Ola Lōkahi, the Native Hawaiian board of health, founded in 1988 and authorized by the Native Hawaiian Health Care Improvement Act.  His staff won’t let him retire.

Hardy has been awarded the Meritorious Service Award from the Department of Hawaiian Homelands, and the Kako‘o o Kalaniana‘ole Award from the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs, at which time he was gifted the name Ka-malu-mālama-o-ka-ho‘ola, the caring peace that brings well-being.

In his spare time, Hardy paddles with Anuenue Canoe Club, referees ILH football, blows the bagpipes in the Celtic (KEL-tik) Pipes and Drum Band, is a philanthropist, and, with wife Joyce, dotes on his six grandchildren.


Hardy Spoehr will describe the health status of Native Hawaiians, its historical context, and the many efforts to improve the health of our people through policy, programs, direct services, research, data & information, health education and prevention, workforce development and outreach.

Derek Tenn
2019 Mary Kawena Pukui Award Co-Chair
Please click onto the link to sign up:
Upcoming Community Service Projects!
Calling all Rotarians!
We have an amazing line up of community service events and we need your help to make it a success!
Kalihi Uka Elementary School 3rd grade students will be receiving their dictionaries from the Rotary Dictionary Project on March 8 and we need volunteers to help present these dictionaries to the children. Come to promote literacy in our local schools and inspire students to seek knowledge!  
Kalihi Uka Elementary School Dictionary Distribution
Friday March 8, 2019
10:00am -10:30am
Kalihi Uka Elementary School
2411 Kalihi St, Honolulu, HI 96819
Deadline: March 6, 2019
Fern Elementary School needs volunteers to assist with their upcoming beautification project on Saturday, March 30, 2019. The campus needs external improvements done including moving rocks and basic gardening around the campus. Please come down and lend a hand to make Fern Elementary a wonderful place for students to learn, grow, and play!
Fern Elementary School Beautification
Saturday, March 30, 2019
Fern Elementary School
1121 Middle St, Honolulu, HI 96819
Deadline: March 18, 2019
Please come wearing comfortable clothing and covered shoes!
*supplies will be provided by the school
Spring time is around the corner and we will be decorating the Ronald McDonald Judd Hillside House to spruce up the facility and welcome in a cheerful season for the families residing there while their children receive treatment. Volunteers will be making simple DIY crafts and putting up these decorations in the common areas of the house OR putting together care baskets for each family living at the Ronald McDonald House filled with travel necessities and on the go snacks. Please wear comfortable clothing and get ready to tap into your inner interior decorator!
Ronald McDonald House Spring Decorating
Sunday, April 14, 2019
1970 Judd Hillside Rd.
Honolulu, HI 96822
Deadline: April 9, 2019
Community Service Chairs and Club Service Chairs
Mona Choy-Beddow
Richard Ing
Kahu John Vaughn
Hong Kong Island West is celebrating their 65th Anniversary
Hong Kong Island West RC, our sister club, is celebrating their 65th anniversary from April 12 to 14, 2019.  
Please contact Terry Lo or Roland Chun, if interested.  Thank you!
RC Nagoya Airport Anniversary Announcement!
Dear Sister Clubs,
It is great pleasure to inform you that the Celebration Dinner for the 45h Anniversary of our Club will be held on the 7th of October, 2019 in Nagoya, Japan.  We would like to invite you, your Anns, members of your Club and their Anns to honor this occasion.  We also would like to invite you, your Anns, and all visitors from your Club to Welcome Dinner for our foreign visitors on the 6th of October, 2019.  1) Welcome Dinner on the 6th of October, 2019 (Sun) at Hotel Castle Plaza; 2) The 45th Anniversary Ceremony on the 6th of October, 2019 (Mon) at Hotel Castle Plaza.  We are presently making plans for our 45th Anniversary activities and the details of the schedule will be informed to you in due course.  We look forward to seeing you again in Nagoya, Japan this October.
Yours in Rotary,
Hidekazu Yamakita Masanori Inaguma President (2018-2019)
President (2019-2020) Kazunori Kurita Chairman of the Anniversary Committee
Makati West 50th anniversary tentative dates
I know you've attended our sister club anniversaries in the past or showed some interest, so here's some information about the Makati West 50th anniversary. I received  tentative dates for their 50th anniversary from Past President Jay Tambunting. Their welcome dinner will be on November 22 and the 50th Anniversary Ball will be on November 23. 
Five years ago they held their 45th anniversary in August, but the reason it was held in August was to accommodate then RI President Gary Huang's schedule. 
Hope you can all join me in Makati in November 2019!
Thank you,
Mike Kato