Upcoming Events
Pau Hana at Brilliant Ox
Brilliant Ox
Mar 28, 2019 5:30 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
No mtg-Dark for Club Assembly on Sat
May 03, 2019
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
WHR Pau Hana - Happy Hour Event!  Thurs, 3/28
Pau Hana on Thursday 3/28 at 5:30 pm at Brilliant Ox (1450 Ala Moana Blvd 3rd Floor) - where the old Pearl’s used to be situated by Macaroni Grill or Gen Restaurant in Ala Moana Shopping Center.  This is a social gathering for our club, so I want to try get a headcount to make a reservation, please sign up!  Thank you!
Please click onto the link below to sign up:
The Mary Kawena Puku'i Award Honoring Hardy Spoehr
Message from President Stan...
Our Mary Kawena Pukui Award luncheon was a great success due to the superb leadership of co-chairmen Kristi Hirota-Schmidt, Glen Suzuki, and Derek Tenn .  Nalani Blaisdell did a  thorough and accurate background review and study of Mary Kawena Pukui and Hardy Spoehr.  Nalani insured that there would be many willing to share in this celebration of Hardy’s contribution to the Hawaiian community.  Wes Fong secured excellent PR coverage of this event. The turnout was greater than 80 and everyone agreed the awardee and his presentation was beyond expectation. I believe this MKP presentation will be the gold standard for future MKP awards because Hardy had this very special and close connection to the Pukui family.  Our membership participation was great and I thank all of you for your continued support!
Stan Wong
Photo taken by Elvira at Friday's Luncheon (Hardy Spoehr and his Grandson).
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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UPDATE:  RE Upcoming Community Service Projects!
Calling all Rotarians!
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 as well as moving the school’s Hawaiian Ahu to a different place on campus (this will involve moving rocks across campus and cleaning the area where it will be relocated). Please come down and lend a hand to make Fern Elementary a wonderful place for students to learn, grow, and play!
Fern Elementary School
Saturday, March 30, 2019
Bring the following tools with you if you have them:
  • Picks
  • Hoes
  • Shovels
  • Gardening gloves
Please come wearing comfortable clothing and covered shoes! Sign up with the Doodle link below:
*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!  Bentos will be served!
Ronald McDonald House Spring Decorating
Sunday, April 14, 2019
1970 Judd Hillside Rd.
Honolulu, HI 96822
Deadline: April 9, 2019
Community Service Chair,
Mona Choy-Beddow
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