Upcoming Events
Mtg - Speaker Ed Hawkins -C&C Office of Ecnomic Dv
Plaza Club, 20th Fl
Oct 11, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Mtg - Speaker Angie Mercado
Plaza Club, 20th Fl
Oct 18, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
No Mtg at Plaza Club for Lunch
Oct 25, 2019
David Malo Award Banquest
Hale Koa Hotel
Oct 25, 2019
5:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Mtg - Speaker TBD
Pleaza Club, 20th Floor
Nov 01, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Mtg - Speaker TBD
Plaza Club, 20th Fl
Nov 08, 2019
Mtg - Speaker Janine Legrand
Plaza Club, 2th Floor
Nov 15, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
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Speaker Info and Sign up for Fri Oct 11
Please join us for lunch at the Plaza Club at 12:00n and meet our speaker, Ed Hawkins from C&C Office of Economic Division! October is Economic and Community Development month for Rotary.  Ed will talk about some of the City's plans in Chinatown.
Please show your support by clicking onto the link to sign up and save the date!
Edwin (Ed) Hawkins is Executive Director of the Office of Economic Development (OED) on the staff of the Mayor of the City and County of Honolulu.  OED is responsible for partnering with Oahu’s businesses, non-profit groups, and communities to support economic growth and enhance the quality of life for Oahu’s residents. OED also manages and promotes International and Sister City relations for the City. The Mayor’s Agricultural Liaison and the Honolulu Film Office are attached to OED.  A retired Air Force Officer, Mr. Hawkins is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, Harvard University (M.A., East Asian Studies), and Japan National Institute for Defense Studies; he speaks Japanese.  
Hokulani Holt
About the 2019 David Malo Awardee:  Hōkūlani Holt has been the Kumu Hula for Pā'ū O Hi'iaka for over 40 years.  She has devoted her professional and personal time to many aspects of Hawaiian culture throughout the islands.  Hōkūlani was a founding member, a parent, and a Director of Pūnana Leo O Maui Hawaiian Language Preschool.  She was the first Maui Site Coordinator for Nā Pua No'eau, The Center for Gifted and Talented Native Hawaiian Children; and she was the Culture and Education Manager for the Kaho'olawe Island Reserve Commission.  Hōkūlani currently works UH Maui College as the Director of Ka Hikina O Ka Lā scholarship program.
     Hōkūlani's hula background comes from two places.  Her early hula training comes from her family through her grandmother, Ida Pakulani Ka'aihue Kai'anui Long, as well as her aunt Kahili Long Cummings and her mother Leiana Long Woodside.  While in Honolulu, Hōkūlani's kahiko (traditional hula) training came from Kumu Hula Hoakalei Kamau'u and it was through Hoakalei that she began to teach hula. She has also had the opportunity to study oli and cultural ceremony with Dr. Pualani Kanakaʻole Kanahele.
     Hōkūlani Holt has participated in numerous Boards and public service organizations such as Kauahea Inc, Lālākea Foundation, Protect Kaho'olawe 'Ohana, Kamehameha Schools CEO Advisory Board, Office of Hawaiian Affairs Trustee Community Group, and Kaho’olawe Island Reserve Commissioner.
     In 2018 Hōkūlani received an Honorary Doctorate of Education (EdD) for Indigenous Knowledge and Development from the World Indigenous Nations University (WINU). Hōkūlani continues to give tirelessly to her community and is tremendously proud to be from Maui and to be Hawaiian.
2019 - 63rd David Malo Awards Banquet

Event:            63rd David Malo Awards Banquet

Awardee:       Hokulani Holt-Padilla

Date:              Friday, October 25, 2019

Start Time:     5:30 p.m. (Cocktails)

Place:             Hale Koa Hotel; Banyan Tree Showroom


Registration Fee:

  • Regular Club Members:  Fees for regular members and their significant other are paid for
  • Senior & Youth Club Members:  $43/person; regular price for significant other
  • Sponsored Table (10): $1,000/table
  • Guests:  $85/person

Please contact Derek Tenn at 808-224-4992, if you have questions about registration.

If you have any questions, please call me, Richard.

Please show your support and sign up by clicking onto the below:


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
Makati West 50th Anniversary UPDATE
We have received an update from our sister club Makati West on their 50th anniversary celebration. If you're interested in attending, please inform International Service Co-Chair Glen Suzuki (email: He will be the liaison between West Honolulu and Makati West. Thank you.
Mike Kato
We have below update for our 50th Anniversary and kindly expect more update in the coming days.

22 November, Friday - Welcome Dinner

23 November, Saturday AM- Morning Activity (choices of Firearm shooting OR Golf OR Shopping) 

23 November, Saturday PM- 50th Anniversary Ball 

24-25 November, Sunday-Monday - Beach Overnight Stay


Official hotel: SEDA Hotel BGC (30th Street corner 11th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Metro Manila)

USD 144 / night for single or double occupancy

*Tentative arrangement with SEDA Hotel 


If you have arranged flights, we would appreciate giving us the number of your delegation. Thank you!

Thank you.
Shekinah Yarra | Head Secretariat/ Office Manager | Makati West, D3830
(+639) 17 543 1709 | (+632) 753
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