Upcoming Events
Mtg- Speaker-Mark Kimura, Oceanit
Plaza Club
May 10, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
No Mtg at Plaza Club - Dark for District Conferenc
May 17, 2019
Mtg - Speaker TBA
Plaza Club, 20th Fl
May 24, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
District Training Assembly
May 25, 2019
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
No mtg at Plaza Club - Dark
May 31, 2019
Mtg - Speaker Uthpala Walpola, Waipahu Aloha Club
Plaza Club, 20th Fl
Jun 07, 2019
12:00 PM – 12:00 PM
Mtg - Speaker Janelle Papin, Epilepsy Foundation
Plaza Club, 20th Fl
Jun 14, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Mtg - Speaker Bri Foulke, The Salvation Army
Plaza Club, 20th flo
Jun 28, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Mtg- Speaker TBD
Plaza Club 20th fl
Jul 05, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Russell Hampton
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Speaker info and sign up for Fri May 10 - Mark Kimura
Please join us for lunch at the Plaza Club 12:00n on Friday, May 10, 2019 and meet our Rotary speaker, Mark Kimura, Senior Scientist from Oceanit!
Please click onto the link to sign up:
His credentials and BIO are noted below:
Mark has diverse backgrounds both academically and professionally; he has three advanced degrees including MS in Mechanical Engineering and MS/Ph.D. in Regional Science (Economic Geography) from Cornell University, where he studied Complexity Science and collective human behaviors. His professional background includes consulting, retail, international trading, advertising, marketing research, and aviation industries.

Mark 15+ years’ experience with data science including predictive modeling, machine learning methods, optimization, computer vision and A.I. At Oceanit, he has developed an A.I. “toolbox” for A.I. workshops for educators and entrepreneurs. He is currently developing an A.I.-based computer vision model for detecting public infrastructure damages caused by natural disasters.

During the 2014 lava flow crisis in the Big Island of Hawaii Mark became known as a data visualization expert for socioeconomic data and has been featured in various news media. When the lava flow crisis took place again in 2018, he was invited to join the U.S. Department of the Interior Strategic Science Group to contribute his knowledge and experiences.

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The 31st annual Texaco - DOE Honolulu District Elementary Speech Festival!
The 31st annual Texaco-DOE Honolulu District Elementary Speech Festival was held on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Kaimukī High. 400 students, in grades 3 to 5, and 31 elementary schools participated. Various community organizations including the Rotary Club of West Honolulu were involved.
Thank you to Wes Fong, Michael Kato, Gayle Lau, Rodney Moriyama, Brittany Nagasawa, Jeff Pang, and Jason Adaniya for being volunteer judges for this non-competitive delightful event. 

Grace Fujiyoshi 
Avalon Home Project!
WHR club members participated in the Home Project - at the Avalon Care Center on Saturday, 4/27.
UPDATE:  West Honolulu Rotary Installation Banquet  Date Change
Since President Stan will be on vacation, we have changed the date of the Installation banquet at the Elks Club from Saturday, June 29, to Sunday, July 7, 5:30p. There were no other Saturdays available in June or July, therefore, Sunday was our only choice...
Thank you everyone,
Please click onto the link to sign up!
HPU Rotaract Club!
Pics of students from HPU who are Rotaract members...Stan Wong.
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
Help to end polio now
Since Rotary and its partners launched the Global Polio Eradication Initiative 30 years ago, the incidence of polio has plummeted by more than 99.9 percent, from about 350,000 cases a year to just 22 cases in 2017. To sustain this progress, and protect all children from polio, Rotary has committed to raising US$50 million per year in support of global polio eradication efforts. Without full funding and political commitment, this paralyzing disease could return to previously polio-free countries, putting children everywhere at risk.  
Your donation helps Rotary and its partners reach every child with the polio vaccine. Thanks to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, your contribution will be tripled, getting us even closer to a polio-free world.
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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