Chinese New Year Celebration
Come and celebrate the upcoming Year of the Dragon!  Wear your lucky red and join us for good food, fellowship, and to find out your Zodiac Fortune for 2024.
Friday, February 16th, 2024 at 5:30 pm
Fook Yuen
McCully Shopping Center
1960 Kapiolani Boulevard, Suite 200
Honolulu, HI 96826
Free parking is available in street level lot and basement parking lot (entrance from Pumehana Street)
Fook Yuen Cold Platter
Fish Maw Soup with Crab Meat
King Prawns with Honey Glazed Walnuts
Peking Duck
Live Maine Lobster with Ginger & Green Onion
Steamed Fresh Island Fish
Braised Black Mushroom with Vegetables
Fried Rice with Dried Scallop and Egg Whites
Dessert (Honey Dew and Tapioca)
Costs: $55 for member, $60 for guests
Hope to see you there! **Please RSVP by Friday, February 9th, 2024 via google sheet
Genki Ball Project Feb 24
Who wants to play with mud!  On Saturday, February 24th, we will making 600 Genki Balls. The Genki balls made for this Ala Wai project are mud balls that contain EM, and they will sink to the bottom of the canal to digest the sludge. Bioremediation is the use of living organisms (EM) to remove pollutants from soil and water.  Nearly all organic compounds can be digested by bacteria.  In Japan and Hawaii, there are multiple examples of the use of Effective Microorganisms (EM) in eliminating sludge.  Meet at the Kapahulu Library at 8:30am, park in the lot behind the library.  Sign up on the Google sheet by CLICKING here
Learn more about EM and the Ala Wai Project from Hiro Nago, who will be speaking at our club meeting on February 9th at Simply Sichuan.
Honolulu Speech Festival Apr 13, 2024

We are excited and pleased to announce our 34th Annual Texaco Honolulu District Elementary Speech Festival this school year on: Saturday, April 13, 2024, 8:00 am - 11:00 am, McKinley High School Campus. If you choose to serve as a judge, you will receive more detailed instructions and information as the event date nears. Please click and use this 2024 Speech Festival Judges (Google Form) to enter the information of those volunteering as judges. Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us: Leonard Padayhag at, Katherine Nakamura at 

Leonard Padayhag, Principal, Ali‘iolani Elementary School, Phone: (808) 733-4750, Email:

International Service Sister Club News 
From Hong Kong Island West Rotary Club: Invitation
Event Details:
-       Welcome Dinner: 11th April 2024 6:30pm
-       Venue: Craigengower Cricket Club, 188 Wong Nai Chung Road, Happy Valley, Hong Kong
-       Golf tournament, sight-seeing tour, school tour etc.: 12th April 2024
-       70th Year Anniversary Celebration Dinner: 12th April 2024 6:30pm
-       Venue: Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong, Pacific Place, Supreme Court Road, Central Hong Kong
Hotel information:  The Harbourview, located at 4 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong. 
Elvira Lo, International Service Chair 2023-2024
**In 2024 WHR will send students to Kyoto West Rotary, we are taking application now, if you are interested to send your sons or daughters to attend this student exchange program, please email Elvira at** and Betty Brow email at
Upcoming Events
Club Mtg In-Person. Spker DG Mark Merriam
Pacific Club
Jan 26, 2024
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Hong Kong West Anniversary info
Feb 01, 2024
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Club Meeting on Zoom. Speaker Jamal Masaki
Feb 02, 2024
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Club Meeting In-Person - Speaker Hiro Nago
Simply Sichuan, 2nd Fl
Feb 09, 2024
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Club Meeting on Zoom. Speaker James Callahan
Feb 16, 2024
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Chinese New Year Celebration
Fook Yuen Seafood
Feb 16, 2024
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Club Meeting In-Person Speaker Elvira Lo
Pacific Club
Feb 23, 2024
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Club Meeting on Zoom
Mar 01, 2024
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Club Meeting In-Person
Mar 08, 2024
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Club Meeting on Zoom
Mar 15, 2024
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
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Rotary Special Dates
Member Birthdays
Doug Yee
January 8
Michael Kato
January 16
Glen Suzuki
January 19
Spouse Birthdays
Sandy Wong
January 26
Join Date
Edward Ane
January 1, 1900
124 years
Lincoln Ishida
January 1, 1979
45 years
Ron Young
January 1, 1977
47 years
Cecilia Fong
January 19, 2018
6 years
Elvira Lo
January 20, 2012
12 years
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Vocational Service Month
The Rotary theme for January is Vocational Service.  As one of the 5 avenues of service, we serve others by using our unique skills to address community needs, empower others through training and skill development and inspire others to act with integrity by following Rotary’s guiding principles. The concept of vocational service is rooted in the second object in the "Object of Rotary", which calls on Rotarians to encourage and foster:  High ethical standards in business and professions,  The recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations,  The dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society.
THE OBJECT OF ROTARY The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster: First The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service; Second High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society; Third The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business, and community life; Fourth The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.
This is how you can put your vocational skills into action: Talk about your profession in your club, and take time to learn about fellow members’ occupations. Use your skills and expertise to serve a community. Practice your profession with integrity, and inspire others to behave ethically through your words and actions. Help young people achieve their career goals. Guide and encourage others in their professional development.