Upcoming Events
Speaker - Robert Carvalho, Toastmasters
Plaza Club, 20th Fl
Mar 13, 2020
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Speaker - Ken Fuyuko, Trio Health
Plaza Club, 20th Fl
Mar 20, 2020
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Speaker- Cynthia Arnold, De-Clutter Hawaii
Plaza Club, 20th Fl
Mar 27, 2020
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
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Read Aloud Day - Kalihi Uka Elementary School
A Big Mahalo to Youth Services Chair Matt Wong for leading us at the service project Read Aloud Day at Kalihi Uka Elementary School.
Kahu John Vaughn, Naomi Masuno, Rod Moriyama, Wes Fong, Matt Wong, and Mike Kato read to the elementary school students and shared our careers with the students. It was an enjoyable time. Thank you to all that participated.
Mike Kato
Thank You Letter from Mrs. Grace Fujiyoshi
February 26, 2020
Dear Rotary Club of West Honolulu President Mike and members,
Thank you so much for inviting me to your Club Assembly dinner at Natsunoya. It
was a wonderful evening of visiting with Rotarian friends, joining in fellowship, and
enjoying the delish dinner.
It was my pleasure to make a donation to the Rotary Foundation. When I hear
heartwarming stories of how Foundation monies are being used for global humanitarian
purposes, I know that my investment in the Rotary Foundation is for an excellent
cause. Knowing how many of you continuously exhibit “Service Above Self” to our
community, I extend my sincere gratitude. How special it was to have been kindly
acknowledged. Mahalo.

With Aloha,
Grace Fujiyoshi
2-22-20 Club Assembly at Natsunoya Tea House
It was a fun filled evening as we held our first ever Club Assembly at the Natsunoya Tea House and enjoyed a delicious buffet and desserts in a private room. The evening also included the first ever Annual Meeting of the West Honolulu Rotary Club Foundation where we learned about all the special things that our Foundation does. We also made special presentations which are described in the photos below. Don't miss out on our next Club Assembly in the month of May! Thank you.
Mike Kato
District Governor Elect Naomi Masuno sharing the beautiful Crystal Plaque that was presented to Mrs. Grace Fujiyoshi for her generous donation made to The Rotary Foundation that benefited West Honolulu through a grant that we received.
District Governor Elect Naomi Masuno was congratulated with a cake for her "Retirement" from Bank of Hawaii. Joining her in the photo are Youth Services Chair Matt Wong, Recognition Chair Glen Suzuki, and Past President Richard Ing.
Foundation Chair Cici Fong presented Paul Harris Fellow +3 pins to President Elect Jeff Pang and Past President Wes Fong. This means they have donated $4,000+ to The Rotary Foundation.
President of the West Honolulu Rotary Club Foundation, Richard Ing, speaks to everyone about all the good things our Foundation does. 
President Elect Jeff Pang making his plate on the buffet line.
Fellowship and games were enjoyed at our private room.
Speaker info and sign up for Fri Mar 13
Please join us for regular lunch mtg. at the Plaza Club, 12:00n and meet our speaker, Robert Carvalho, Toastmasters International!  
Topic:  Importance of Toastmasters International.
BIO:  Robert was born in Honolulu and raised in Kailua. Robert joined HPD in 1981 and served for 30 years. In 2005 Robert joined Toastmasters and shortly he obtained the Distinguished Toastmaster designation. Soon after he became the Toastmasters District Governor and led all the Toastmasters in the State of Hawaii. Robert Cravalho is a retired Honolulu police officer with over 30 years of service. His expertise is in executive leadership, administrative communication, and conflict management. Robert joined Toastmasters International in 2005 and is a past District 49 Governor. He Is one of 82 accredited speakers in the world and the first from District 49. Robert has demonstrated his ability to combine his expertise with the mastery of the spoken word. His client list includes government agencies, corporate organizations, and charity groups. On February 22, 2020 Robert was one of the featured TEDxHickam Speakers.  He presented his TEDx 20/20 Vision and topic on 'Conflict'.  Robert is passionate about helping others to be successful and is grateful to be a part of the District 49 Speaker’s Bureau.
Please show your support by clicking onto the link to sign up!
Point of Contact for the 2020 RI Convention, HOC
Aloha Club Members,
I am the Point of Contact for the 2020 Rotary International Convention Host Organization Committee, HOC for short, and my job is to keep the Club up-to-date on the convention and also the HOC activities.
As a recap, the 111th international convention is well underway with about 18,000 already registered.  Imagine Rotarians from all over the world coming to Hawaii to experience the Power of Rotary and enjoy our island hospitality!  There will be lots of collaboration on projects and partnerships, lots to learn about Rotary and a lot of inspiration from awesome speakers.  The convention will take place at the Hawaii Convention Center June 6 to 10, 2020.  There will be great speakers, maybe 100 breakout sessions and several hundred booths in the House of Friendship.  Rotary International is responsible for the convention logistics, the program, speakers, breakouts and the House of Friendship.
The HOC is responsible for the local events, which includes 2 lunch cruises, a windward fishpond service project, a walk for peace in Ala Moana park, host hospitality and a fabulous concert at the Waikiki Shell.  We have a website for registrants to sign up for the HOC events and also tours and activities.  In order to cover the expenses, we need your help with donations and sponsorships.   If you would like to donate or can reach out to your company contacts, it would be much appreciated.  If the amount is $6,000 or higher, please let Sonya Mendez, the Sponsorship Chair know, because we need to get Rotary International’s approval first. 
We also need a lot of volunteers.  If you would like to greet people at the airport, provide info at the Convention Center or just want to be in the thick of the action, sign up either on the HOC or District website.  This is an initial volunteer registration.  You’ll have a chance to choose your shift later this year.
This convention is an opportunity for you to see the Rotary big picture without having to pay a lot for airfare and hotel rooms.  It will bring a lot of attention to Hawaii, not to mention revenue for the State. So, what are you waiting for, register now before the price goes up in December.
Here are web addresses for more information:
The HOC website is:
The District website is:
The Rotary International website to register is:
Thank you for listening and I hope you will take action to donate, volunteer and register for the convention.  It’s going to be a memorable opportunity for us to share the Aloha spirit with Rotarians from around the world, make lasting friendships - and learn more about Rotary ourselves!
Yours in Rotary,
Charlene Meyers, POC Liaison