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Welcome from our District Governor
I am truly humbled and extremely honored to be the District Governor in 2015-16. In this momentous Rotary year, we proudly celebrate 100 years of Rotary in Hawai'i, as our spry "mother club," the Rotary Club of Honolulu, marks its 100th anniversary on July 1, 2015.
While a lot has changed in the State (then, Territory) of Hawaii since Rotary first came to our shores aboard the S.S. Lurline, one constant has been a selfless dedication to service. That tradition began with the Rotary Club of Honolulu, then spread to Hilo, then to Wahiawa-Wailua, then to Kauai and so on, and now encompasses a total of 51 Rotary clubs around the State of Hawai'i, including two e-Clubs.
As we embark on our next century of Service with Aloha, we are reminded that Rotary joins leaders from all continents, cultures, and occupations. We exchange ideas, bring our expertise and diverse perspectives together to help solve some of the world's toughest problems. And, we take action to bring lasting change to our communities around the world.
I am proud of our past and look forward to our future. In this, our centennial year, let us build on our traditions of service, as we each go forth and Be a Gift to the World (our Rotary International Presidential Theme for 2015-16). Imua District 5000!!!
Yours in Rotary,