Upcoming Events
Mtg - Speaker-Robin Kumabe, Touch A Heart
Plaza Club 20th Fl
Jul 19, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Service Project -Palama Settlement
Palama Settlement
Jul 20, 2019
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
No Mtg - Dark for Club Assembly
Jul 26, 2019
Club Assembly (Members Only)
Jade Dynasty
Jul 27, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Mtg- Speaker-Project Vision Hawaii
Plaza Club 20th fl
Aug 02, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Mtg Speaker-Micah Ganiron, Malama Mentors
Plaza Club, 20th Fl
Aug 09, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
No Mtg - Dark for Statehood Day
Aug 16, 2019
Mtg Speaker - Eddie Oi, City & County
Plaza Club, 20th Fl
Aug 23, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
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Speaker Info and Sign up for Fri July 19
Please join us for lunch at the Plaza Club at 12n and meet our speaker...Robin Kumabe from Touch A Heart!  

Here's the bio on the website of Ms. Kumabe: 

Robin has been leading Touch a Heart, together with her husband, Colin, for over 10 years.  In January 2012,  together with both past and present Board Members, Touch A Heart re-emerged with an expanded scope of its organization’s activities to not only address the challenges that homeless individuals face as they transition from the parks into stable living environments and lifestyles, but also, to build a sustainable model for nonprofits who partner with Touch A Heart.

Robin is also the Founder and CEO of bCause, an organization that is committed to transforming cause-driven businesses into thriving, sustainable enterprises by helping them reach their full, profitable potential.  She brings her experience in the arena of brand, marketing, and communications to support Touch A Heart and future partner organizations by honing in on their ‘cause’ (or their ‘reason for being’) and delivering an impactful, intentional, and inspirational experience for both internal and external stakeholders.

Brief Description: Touch a Heart - A Model for Social Innovation 

Touch A Heart believes that with many of the large social issues affecting our community today, we, as nonprofits and community-minded businesses, must get past the silos created by "competition" and move toward developing a mindset of collaboration.  We believe that Social Innovation, the whole ecosystem Touch A Heart operates under, allows for each partner to come together in ways that disrupt the ordinary.  Through this ecosystem of collaboration, all can benefit -  the nonprofits, the Government, the private sector and especially, the people and communities whom we serve.  

Please show your support and save the date!
Please click onto the link to sign up:
UPDATE:  WHR Community Service Project; Palama Settlement, Sat., July 20, 2019, 8 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Fellow Rotarians,

PE Mike Kato and incoming DG Eric Kaler have asked me (i.e. as the incoming Community Service Director) to schedule a community service project in July 2019, in lieu of the traditional DG Visit to the Club which usually occurs within the first few months of the Rotary Year. As a result, I have scheduled our first 2019-2020 community service project for Saturday, July 20, 2019, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.  The project will be held at the Palama Settlement (“PS”) where we conducted a beautification project next to the pool and parking lot last year. The project was a success and garnered a lot of praise from the PS’ Event Coordinator, Stephanie Tawata, and those that utilize the facility:

The project scheduled for July 20, 2019 will be similar in nature and will consist of cleaning a relatively small area adjacent to the gymnasium, removing a few inches of top soil, installing nylon edging and filling the area with gravel. There will be no planting this go-round because the area receives very little rain water.  The area to be cleaned is depicted in the following photo:

Participating members should wear “boro boroz” clothes and covered shoes. If you have yard implements such as wheel barrows, gloves, shovels, rakes and brooms, please bring those as well. It’s also a good idea to wear a hat and sunscreen as the summer sun can be killaz on your skin.  In addition to beautifying the area depicted above, members will be asked to pick up small amounts of garbage and vegetation leaves laying around the area.

PE Mike and I will be providing refreshments as well as mini bentos like the last time.

As you know, PS was established in 1896 and is a private, non-profit, community-based social service agency  serving the Kalihi and Palama neighborhoods which is located right in our service district.  For the last 120 years, PS has and continues to offer a wide range of educational, recreational, athletic, cultural, social, health, and community building programs and services for children, youth, adults, and senior citizens. Its mission is to partner with those who have the greatest needs in the community and empowering them to enhance their well-being through education, health and recreation.


PS’ community services support the Mayor Wright, Ka’ahumanu, Kamehameha and Puahala Homes. Although PS serves people of all race and ages, it is instrumental in serving the new immigrant wave of Micronesia including, children, families and a large segment of home-bound elderly. PS provides for basic needs and programs that support the children, adults and elderly. 

If you are interested in participating in our Club’s first community service project for the 2019-2020 year, please sign up by noting your attendance in the Doodle link which follows:

If you have any questions or concerns, please call me. Otherwise, I look forward to seeing all of your smiling faces at PS on Saturday, July 20, 2019, at 8 a.m.!

Richard A. Ing

Telephone: (808) 533-3999


WHR Club Assembly for (MEMBERS ONLY) will be held on Saturday, July 27, Jade Dynasty Restaurant at 6:00p.
More details are please sign up and save the date! 
Please click onto the Doodle link to sign up:
*Due to the above, we should go Dark at the Plaza Club on July 5 (day after the 4th of July) and July 26.
Thank you, Mike Kato
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
UPDATE:  Re Makati West 50th Anniversary!
Here are some updated contains information about the Makati West 50th Anniversary...
Let me know if there are any questions...thank you,
Mike Kato