New Meeting Location - The Edge
We will be 100% in person meeting starting from February 23rd at "The Edge", located at 31 North Pauahi Street. You may have known it as Terry's Place or HASR Bistro.  Go to the side door from the courtyard, turn left and go down the hall to the back room.  Lunch is $25 for a soup/salad/sandwich buffet. Coffee, ice tea and water are included.  We need to have a head count by Tuesday, so we ask that you sign up by the Monday before the meeting.  If you didn't sign up by the date, you can still join us and get your lunch in the restaurant, off the regular menu. 
Come and join the WHR fellowship every Friday at noon, with speaker and lunch.
Address:  31 North Pauahi Street, between Nuuanu and Smith
Parking: Municipal lot at 1-35 N Beretania St (underground).  $3 for 2 hours. Enter on Beretania, exit on Pauahi
Please check the club website for meeting and speaker info.  Feel free to invite guests! We will resume regular Friday in person meeting. 
Website address:
Google Sign up sheet:  CLICK HERE
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 Blvd, Suite 200
Free parking 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.
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

Over the years, the Ala Wai canal has been a depository for mud, organic debris, trash and various pollutants.  Sludge (rotten, organic material) forms and accumulates due to oxygen deficiency.  In the sludge, putrefactive bacteria decompose organic matter, but also produce harmful gases such as methane, ammonia and hydrogen sulfide. These compounds produce a toxic environment in the canal. The Genki Ala Wai Project is a non-profit project under the Hawaii Exemplary State Foundation. We aim to use bioremediation technology to make the Ala Wai Canal fishable and swimmable within seven years.  A systemic approach will be used to address flood mitigation in the watershed.  Our goal is to empower all stakeholders in the ahupua`a to be involved – students, teachers, and the community working together to restore the Ala Wai ecosystem.

Upcoming Events
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 Speaker Elvira Lo
The Edge
Feb 23, 2024
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Genki Ball Project
Feb 24, 2024 8:30 AM
Club Meeting at the Edge
The Edge
Mar 01, 2024
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Club Meeting In-Person
The Edge
Mar 08, 2024
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Club Meeting at the Edge
The Edge
Mar 15, 2024
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Club Meeting Speaker Annette Pang
The Edge
Mar 22, 2024
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
DARK for Good Friday
Mar 29, 2024
Club Meeting at the Edge
The Edge
Apr 05, 2024
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
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Rotary Special Dates
Member Birthdays
Thomas Jansson
February 13
Spouse Birthdays
Sharon Pang
February 13
Join Date
Doug Yee
February 1, 1983
41 years
Kevin Sakamoto
February 12, 2014
10 years
Aimee Curre
February 14, 2020
4 years
Mako Obara
February 25, 2005
19 years
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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
WHR Meetings -Sign up  and Zoom Links
West Honolulu Sign Up sheet
Friday regular meetings Zoom link:
Meeting ID: 817 8451 0005,Passcode: 253649
Speaker for 2/23 regular meeting is Elvira Lo PP, International Service Chair, was invited to Linkin Science and 2nd World Congress on Food Science, Nutrition and Health Conference held during Oct 2-4, 2023 Amsterdam Netherlands as a Keynote Speaker on How food related to economies. And will sharing her presentation.
ELVIRA LO is a successful, multi-faceted entrepreneur and skilled leader with a unique combination of business and philanthropic experience.  She was born in Hong Kong and communicates (writing & speaking) well in Chinese Mandarin and Cantonese. 
  • P.H. Hawaii Corporation (President) – Specializing in commercial real estate investment, renovation, leasing, property management, repair and maintenance  since 1985.
  • Best Aloha Partners, LLC (Founder) – Custom home, design, remodeling, develop multifamily investment.
  • Tikihale LLC (Founder) – A Nevada-based partnership, participating in investment, remodeling and custom homes in Phoenix, Scottsdale, San Francisco .
  • Hibiscus Aloha Corporation/Elvira Chocolate of Hawaii/Hawaii Monarch Chocolate (Founder) – Specializing in Hawaii-made confections using local grown Macadamia nuts, Kona coffee and pineapple since 1989.
U.S. Federal and State of Hawaii Appointments
  • Hawaii Pacific Exporter Council Board member (2022-Present)
  • State of Hawaii Community-Based Economic Dev, Advisory Council Chair -CEBED (2016-Present
  • State of Hawaii Hurricane Relief Fund, Board of Director (2013-2017)
Major Awards
  • Outstanding Chinese American business Leader, Taiwan Overseas Chinese Affairs Office 2006
  • Small Business Exporter of the Year, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 2001
  • Governor's Exporter of the Year, State of Hawaii (2000)
  • The Best of the Quest” 1st Runner-up, QVC Television National Award 1996
Key Positions in Business and Community Organizations
  • Palolo Chinese Home Vice President 2023
  • President of Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii President (2020-2021)
  • West Honolulu Rotary Club, President (2016-2017)
  • State of Hawaii Food Manufacturers Association, President (1999-2001)
  • Hawaii Chinese Civic Association, President (2008)
  • Associated Chinese University Women, President (2006)
  • Organize Hawaii Companies to multiple International Trade Mission in Hong Kong, Tokyo, Osaka, Singapore, Taiwan partnering with DBEDT and USDA (1997-Present)
Professional Licenses in the State of Hawaii
  • Licensed General Contractor
  • Licensed Realtor
  • Registered Sanitarian