Making a Difference in Hawai'i

Hawai'i Rotary District 5000
Maui No Ka Oi

August 9, 2023 was a tragic day for our Rotarians, families and friends on the Island of Maui. The fires across the island have changed lives forever. Truly devastating. Our sympathy, thoughts and prayers are with everyone impacted.

As people of action, we can take immediate action. As we come together to recover and rebuild, we need to support each other. We need to Create Hope for Maui.

Through our Rotary District 5000 Foundation, a relief fund has been established. Foundation President Dave Hamil and Treasurer Sharon Amano will handle all donations. A committee will be organized shortly to find the greatest needs for distribution of monies. A single fund will be the most helpful over time to provide the most significant benefits.

Mahalo to the Rotary Club of Waikiki for collecting monies at their lunch meeting today. These are the first contributions to the fund.

Please also widely share this opportunity to help.

Stay safe, take care and mahalo for creating hope.

Mark Merriam, District Governor
Rotary District 5000, Hawaii, USA
Stories from Hawai'i Rotary

Maui Rotary Clubs hosted “Kokua Lahaina Rising,” an informational meeting with Lahaina-area physicians and mental health providers.

On Thursday, Aug. 31st, the nine Maui Rotary clubs hosted a dinner and informational meeting at Tante Fishmarket Restaurant in Ma’alaea Harbor. Over 65 Rotarians and Maui-area health care professionals gathered to hear Dr. David Schonfeld, director of the National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement. Dr. Schonfeld was in Maui at the invitation of the Hawaii Department of Health.  Kathleen Merriam, from the Department of Health on Oahu, Adult Mental Health Division, was dispatched to Maui for three days to assist with the newly-established Lahaina Medical Clinic.  Kathleen assisted at the event and serves as the chairwoman of District 5000’s Mental Health Action Group.

Event coordinator Joanne Laird said Thursday’s dinner was underwritten by two very generous Rotary benefactors, one from Maui and one from California. For more information about children recovering from disasters and tragedy, visit

It's time for our annual fundraiser! This year we are holding a garage and bake sale at Past President's Nicole's house. Her neighborhood is holding a neighborhood garage sale so we figured we'd join the fun! At our garage sale, we will also be selling baked goods, drinks, and possibly some other snacks. Make sure to stop by and support our club fundraiser. 

Last year we fundraised money for our club necessities, IHS Hawaii and other non-profits with a 40/40/20% split of proceeds. This year we are doing a similar concept. 40% of our proceeds will go towardsAloha Harvest, the largest food rescue and redistribution organization in Hawaiʻi, getting quality excess food into stomachs instead of landfills. For information, please click HERE. 40% of the proceeds will be put into our club funds and allocated towards future service projects and club necessities, but not necessarily this fiscal year. The last 20% of the proceeds will be put into our club funds, but allocated for various service projects that occur this fiscal year (for example, Operation Christmas Child).

Aug 27, 2023

Hawaii Rotary Youth Foundation (HRYF) is participating in Give Aloha, Foodland’s Annual Community Matching Gifts Program.  This program honors Foodland’s founder, Maurice J. "Sully" Sullivan, and continues his legacy of giving back to the community.  Proceeds from this campaign will help fund the HRYF scholarship program.

Aug 23, 2023

Kaanapali, HAWAII (August 23, 2023) – In response to the devastating wildfires that recently impacted West Maui, the Hawaii Rotary District 5000 Foundation has allocated $50,000 towards relief efforts aimed at providing immediate assistance to affected residents in the form of gas cards from Maui Oil. The distribution of gas cards started on Tuesday at the Hyatt Regency in Kaanapali, in conjunction with Maui United Way. Members of the Maui Rotary Clubs will continue distributing gas cards to individuals impacted by the fires.


Rotarian Leah Harbottle, Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunrise at the Hyatt Regency with Maui United Way distributing gas cards to residents impacted by the Maui wildfires. 


Aug 22, 2023

August 22, 2023 updates from Maui Coastal Clubs Assistant Governor Al Weiland

August 15, 2023 updates from Maui Coastal Clubs Assistant Governor Al Weiland

Maui Rotary Clubs is working with the State Dept. of Housing Finance and Development, Maui Economic Opportunity and the Realtors Association of Maui to identify people who need housing and landlords who have housing available. RAM is in contact with all the property management companies. HHFDC has a form online for landlords to identify the nature of their property and people in need of housing to identify what they need. 

Meet the members of the Rotary Club of Downtown Honolulu at Walmart Ke'eaumoku as the hold a donation drive for victims of the Maui wildfires. 
When: Saturday, August 12 | 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Where: 700 Ke'eaumoku Street
Items will be sent to Maui via Stevedores & PASHA.

Ala Moana Rotary Initiative Will Give School Supplies to 60 Student

Every child deserves the opportunity to succeed in school, regardless of their family's financial situation. Unfortunately, the cost of school supplies has been steadily rising, making it increasingly difficult for some families to provide their children with the necessary tools for learning. The average family now spends a staggering $700 per child on school supplies. For many families, this means choosing between essentials like food, rent, or school supplies.

That's where the Ala Moana Rotary Club comes in. We're proud to introduce the SmartStart program, an initiative designed to donate 60 backpacks filled with school supplies to Lunalilo School. Our mission is to help students who may not be able to afford new supplies for the start of the school year.

📅 Hickam Pearl Harbor Welcomes August with Open Arms!

 Check out the latest calendar of events for the Rotary Club of Hickam Pearl Harbor!

🗓️ Let's make this month unforgettable with making a difference in our community! 💪

📍 Check out the August Calendar: 📍

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On Saturday July 26, six of the nine Maui recipients of the Hawaii Rotary Youth Foundation Scholarship (HRYF) Awards program were recognized at a luncheon at Café O`Lei, Kihei restaurant.  This event was attended by a parent of each of the recipients and the representatives of their sponsoring Rotary clubs.  Katy Shroder, Maui HRYF Trustee and organizer of this event, addressed the group and gave a brief history of this unique scholarship program where all 52 clubs in Rotary District 5000 (Hawaii) have the opportunity to award a $5000 scholarship to a graduating high school senior.  Two of the Maui students were also recognized as the recipients of the top scholarship awards of $10,000.  Alex Nguyen from Maui High School (sponsored by the Rotary Club of Kahului) and Olapaholunape Duvachelle from Molokai High School (sponsored by the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset) shared their excitement of being selected for the Maurice J. Sullivan and the Joanna L. Sullivan awards. Joanne Laird, Maui Coastal Clubs Representative, and Wendy Hornack, Maui Central Clubs Representative, introduced each of the recipients who then had the opportunity to address the audience on where they were attending college and their future plans after graduating.

Aloha, Rotarians and community members!

The Rotary Club of Honolulu is thrilled to kick off the new Rotarian Year 2023-2024 with a fantastic array of upcoming events and engaging lunch meetings. From Restaurant Week gatherings to volunteer opportunities and inspirational guest speakers, we have something for everyone.

Each year, Rotarians and Rotaractors dedicate their time and efforts to their clubs and their communities. We don’t want that work to go unrecognized. Rotary offers a variety of awards to members, both Rotarians and Rotaractors, for their commitment to service. Each award is distinct in terms of eligibility criteria, the nomination process, and the award materials given to recipients. Learn more about recognition opportunities and plan ahead using the Rotary’s Service Awards guide.

RI President R. Gordon R. McInally urges Rotary members to prioritize mental health and create a culture of care within Rotary and worldwide. As August is Membership and New Club Development Month, it's an ideal time to assess and enhance the club's culture. The article suggests utilizing surveys, like the member interest and member satisfaction surveys, to gather feedback and empower members to shape their club experience. Moreover, it encourages taking the "Creating an Inclusive Club Culture" course and exploring additional resources on My Rotary to foster an inclusive and supportive environment.

President's Message

Dear Rotary Club of Ala Moana and Friends!

      I hope this message finds you well and excited for the upcoming Rotary events! Here are some important updates for our club:

  1. We are dark this Thursday.  There is no meeting July 27, 2023.
  2. In lieu of a club meeting, we have a couple of activities such as two service projects:  SmartStart Program and a Clothing Drive benefiting the students of our adopted elementary school, Lunalilo Elementary School (see details below).  We also have our first social event of the new Rotary year. If you RSVP'd, we look forward to seeing you Thursday, 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
  3. Our next club meeting is next Thursday, August 3, at the Pacific Club - Thank you to those who have RSVP'd.  If you have not yet replied, you still have today to do so!  Check out the guest speaker and topic!  We will have a plated lunch so it's important to have an accurate headcount to ensure that you will have a seat and plate.  Click on the appropriate blue box below.
  4. We are still collecting RSVPs for our club meeting the following Thursday, August 10.  You have until August 2 to do so. Click on the appropriate blue box below.
  5. Members:  Please pay your semi-annual dues and voluntary contributions by the end of the month, July 31.  If you need another copy of the Semi-Annual Dues and Voluntary Contribution Statements, please let us know.   Pay by check (one check for both statements) or pay online (one transaction for dues; and, another transaction for contributions).
Thank you for your ongoing dedication to service and fellowship. Your contributions and participation make our Rotary Club of Ala Moana strong and impactful. Let's continue to make a positive difference in our community and beyond.

Yours in Rotary service,

David Arita
President, Rotary Club of Ala Moana

Calling all Rotary and Rotaract Clubs, Kiwanis, Lions, and Optimist Clubs.... let's celebrate Community Week! September 11-17, 2023

2023-24 presidential initiatives

Rotary International President R. Gordon R. McInally is passionate about mental health and helping remove the stigma that sometimes prevents people from getting quality care. During this year, Gordon will focus on three initiatives that Create Hope in the World: prioritizing mental health, building peace through virtual exchanges, and empowering girls.

Are you the parent/grandparent of a middle school student?  Know of a parent/grandparent with a middle school student? Another Virtual Junior Mini RYLA workshop is coming soon on October 11, 2023. Students will discover leadership skills, make new connections, and ignite their potential in this exciting virtual event. Registration is FREE, thanks to the support of Rotary clubs in Hawai'i Rotary District 5000. Visit the Junior RYLA webpage for more details and secure a student's spot today!
In a remarkable display of unity, the Rotary Club of Honolulu gathered to dedicate not one, but two Peace Poles at Palama Settlement. These symbolic monuments carry the powerful message "May Peace Prevail on Earth" in 16 different languages, celebrating the rich diversity of the community, including four Micronesian languages making their debut appearance on a Peace Pole.

Rotary Action Group for Peace and the Rotary Clubs of Hawai’i work together to plant Peace Poles on the beautiful Island of Hawaii.

Hawai'i Rotary Past District Governor (2021-2022) Sandy Matsui, a dedicated Rotarian for over 30 years, shares her inspiring Rotary journey, which began with overcoming barriers as a woman in Rotary. Now serving as the Zone 26 Ambassador for Empowering Girls, Sandy is passionate about fulfilling Rotary International's legacy to empower girls, working alongside fellow Rotarians to enhance their safety, health, education, and well-being worldwide. Sandy emphasizes that empowering girls and women is more than achieving equity; it is about upholding basic human rights. She encourages Rotarians to share success stories and collaborate to make a positive impact, creating new pathways for membership growth and lasting change. Together, they aim to serve with Aloha and create hope in the world.

Kathy Lum, President of the Rotary Club of Mililani Sunrise

Kathy Lum, President of the Rotary Club of Mililani Sunrise reflects on what it means to be a Rotarian. 

Nicole, a Rotaract member in Hawaii, shares her personal journey of finding hope amidst darkness. Despite her own struggles, she committed to organizing the Young Leaders Celebration, prioritizing the youth and their hard work. Unexpectedly, a job opportunity aligned with her field arose, reinforcing her belief in the reciprocal nature of creating hope for oneself and others. Nicole's story illustrates the transformative power of selflessness and the interconnectedness of actions, demonstrating how creating hope can bring about lasting change in individuals and communities. 

Continue reading the story.

Front row L-R:  Mayor Richard Bissen; Brian Moto representing the Maui Rotary Club; Kelsey Briggs, Lahaina Sunset Club; Ann Neizman, Lahaina Sunrise Club; Co-President Hilton Unemori, Wailuku Club.
Middle Row L-R:  Jay Satenstein, Kihei Wailea Club; Maile Tsurusato, Maui Eco Club; Mark Unemori, Co-President Wailuku Club; Mark Merriam, District-Governor Elect, Rotary Club of Metro Honolulu.
Back Row L-R: Joe Park, Lahaina Club; Kauwela Bisquera, Kahului Club; Mike Luque, Upcountry Club.
Aloha from Hawai'i Rotary District 5000 Governor Mark Merriam. A letter to Hawai'i Rotarians welcoming the new year to create hope in the world.
Mahalo Immediate Past District Governor for your year of service to Hawai'i Rotary District 5000. Read his end of year recap newsletter from June 30, 2023.

Now that school is over and students have graduated, the end of the club year is near!  We have a service event coming up this month with the Ko'olau Mountains Watershed Partnership and a beach clean up in July.  

We also have our last social for the club year coming up in July and would like for those interested in joining us for some Sports Box fun to please RSVP.  Price will be $25 per person.  In the RSVP survey there's a link to sign up for the potluck as well.  Please fill that out if you plan on bringing something to share.  For those who are unfamiliar with what Sports Box is, check it out here.  Hope the video convinces you to come. 😋

The picturesque city of Hilo, Hawai'i, hosted the highly anticipated Hawai'i Rotary District 5000 Conference on May 19 through May 21, affectionately known as DISCON 2023 Hilo. Rotarians from across the state, representing all four islands, came together to commemorate their individual and collective achievements during the Rotary year 2022-23.
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The Hele-on Bus System is currently operating for FREE during DISCON 2023.  There is no fare to use the Hele-on Bus System during your time in Hilo.  Here's how to use Hele-On:
Hilo volunteers will be operating a FREE shuttle service, the Friendly Rotary Shuttle.  Here's how you can take advantage of the shuttle from Hilo International Airport to the Grand Naniloa Hotel as well as back to the airport from the hotel.
You've arrived in Hilo.  Now what?  Transportation from and to the Hilo International Airport and the Grand Naniloa Hotel is on your own.  For your convenience, a map of Hilo International Airport is shown below with locations for the various ground transportation accommodations of your choice (source:
  • Friendly Rotarian Shuttle (Click HERE on how to take advantage of this free service)
  • Hele-On Bus (FREE to use during DISCON!  Learn More HERE.)
  • Pre-Arranged Taxi
  • On-Demand Taxi
  • Shared Ride Service
  • Car Rental
You arrive in Hilo.  Now what?  Bookmark this story to help you navigate what to do during DISCON 2023 Hilo.
Happy Month of May!  Rotaract e-Club Ohana is pleased to share their current newsletter for May/June 2023.  And, they encourage everyone to follow them on social media:  Instagram @recohana.808 and Facebook @recohana.808.

A panorama photo of the "Leading Ladies of Maui" event held Saturday, May 6, 2023.

The Leading Ladies of Maui event held on Saturday, May 6, 2023, at the University of Hawai'i Maui Campus, was an incredible success. Almost 60 participants from all over the island of Maui came together to learn from eight leading ladies on how to become empowered themselves. The event was designed "just for the ladies" and was made possible by the generous donation of the Rotary clubs on the island.

What is your Rotary club doing to focus on Youth Service this month? The month of May is Youth Service (formerly called New Generations) Month when Rotary clubs around the world focus on youth service, Rotaract, Interact, RYLA, and Youth Exchange.

"The Rotary Club of Pearlridge is offering a two-year scholarship of $2,000.00 a year ($4,000.00 overall) for a Pearl City High School or Aiea High School senior student who will be attending an accredited vocational, 2-year, or 4-year institution of higher education on a full-time basis in Hawaii or the U.S. Mainland.

Join Hawai'i Rotary's Mental Health Initiatives during Mental Health Month. Visit our new page at to learn about local resources and become a part of Hawai'i Chapter's Rotary Action Group (RAG), Mental Health Initiative.

Rotary in Hawai'i are calling on all girls and women for two exciting events during the month of April and May.  The Girls' Empowerment Initiative is holding one event on the island of Oahu and the other event on Maui.
Are you ready to take your Rotary knowledge to the next level? Look no further than the upcoming Rotary in Hawai'i Online Spring Learning Series! This two-part series on April 1st and 8th, 2023, from 9:00 A.M. to noon, 12:00 P.M. via Zoom, features 18 different sessions led by experienced volunteer leaders.  Learn, Collaborate, and Take Action!

Girls Empowerment Initiative

“I raise up my voice — not so that I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard … we cannot all succeed when half of us are held back." - Malala Yousafza

Welcome to March! It was in 1987 that Congress declared this month National Women’s Month, celebrating the vital role that women and girls have played in American history. 

Women’s History Month is a celebration of women’s contributions to history, culture and society. You already know that Women are active participants in Rotary, serving their communities in increasing numbers and serving in leadership positions in Rotary. The 1989 Council on Legislation vote to admit women into Rotary clubs worldwide remains a watershed moment in the history of Rotary. The vote followed the decades-long efforts of men and women from all over the Rotary world to allow the admission of women into Rotary clubs, and several close votes at previous Council meetings.

Rotary International also celebrates women and girls through the Girls’ Empowerment Initiative which debuted in 2022 and has continued today.  Rotary Clubs are encouraged to engage in projects that empower girls, through education, health, clean water, disease prevention, community and economic development, the environment or peace and conflict prevention-Rotary’s seven areas of focus. 

Our District has a team of committed volunteers from Hawaii, Oahu, Maui, and Kauai who meet monthly via zoom to discuss potential girl’s empowerment projects and share ideas for speakers that clubs can use as a resource for girls’ empowerment issues (the speakers and projects are listed on the District's Girls Empowerment page -  CLICK HERE to go to the sitepage). Continue reading to learn about upcoming events.

Each year clubs around the State get out to execute a Community Service Project. This year, it is April 22, which happens to be Earth Day too!  We are participating in Kahu Hawaii's Volunteer Month and our projects can be listed for others to join you.  We will have a group listing under Rotary D5000 on the Kanu Hawaii website and the postings are being coordinated by Kristina Tomino for Youth Service Chair, Ryan Char.  Read more for the projects planned so far.
Ladies Tea on Sunday, March 5th at the Arc of Hilo
“Women belong in all places where decisions are being made. It shouldn’t be that women are the exception.” ― Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Calling all women and girls. Join Hawai’i Rotary and hear from local, inspirational speakers to learn how to have your voice, as a girl or woman heard. Please bring feminine hygiene products for an upcoming service project. Contact Hawai’i Island GEI Representative, Connie Ichinose for questions (
Guest speakers include Kathleen McGilvray (CEO YWCA of Hawaii Island), Brandee Menino (CEO Hope Services Hawaii), Bethany Hall (Ho`ola Na Pua), Jade Toma (Hilo Intermediate School Health/PE Teacher), and Sandy Schuffler, (Special Needs).
Join Hawai'i Rotary at the Arc of Hilo, Sunday, March 5th from 2-4pm for Hawai’i Island’s Rotary Girl's Empowerment Tea.
Your DISCON Planning Committee have been working hard planning for DISCON 2023: Hilo.  Register and pay now before the rate goes up.  Don't forget to book your hotel stay, too.  And, learn about your ground transportation options.  Carve out some time to play golf or explore the Big Island.  And, whether or not you are able to attend DISCON 2023: Hilo, consider helping DISCON with a sponsorship, ad placement, or donation.
Jan 07, 2023
2023 'Olelo Youth Xchange Video Contest
"Creating Peace" category sponsored by the Rotary Club of Honolulu.  Open to all students across Hawaii from kindergarten through college.(public, private, home school). It’s time to “Empower Youth Voices” by entering Hawaiʿi’s largest statewide student video competition. Youth Xchange 2023 continues to encourage and expand student participation and impact so that Hawaiʻi’s young voices can be heard. 'Olelo, in Hawaiian, means "to speak".  All entries must focus on an Issue that affects community, our state or the world. A big mahalo to the educators who continue to encourage students to use this platform to speak up and speak out on issues of concern.
Entry deadline February 28, 2023. Click here for more information

RYLA Hawaii returns to in person camps in February 2023 for Hawai'i Island, Maui, and Oahu.

Join the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, a FREE leadership camp for high school student sponsored by Hawaii Rotary Clubs.

Interested in attending or volunteering on your island? Visit

Hawai'i Island: February 17-19, 2023
Kauai : TBD
Maui: February 3-5, 2023
Oahu: February 17-19, 2023

The Rotary Club of Poipu Beach is sponsoring a Meet & Greet with Rotary International President Nominee Stephanie Urchick along with a membership program by Stephanie and PDG Tom Gump.   Stephanie and Tom have developed an engaging and outstanding membership training program centered around Rotary's Change Model and how you can transform your Rotary club's culture without alienating those resistant to change.

Register to attend!

Relationships with the media can determine your success in promoting your club's projects, membership opportunities, and fundraisers. In addition, these relations are vital to securing coverage to raise awareness of Rotary and your club's work. And building a positive reputation is always helpful in reaching the club's goals.

This training is for District Public Image Chairs, Club Public Image Chairs, and all Public Image Committee members.

Come and learn about the resources Rotary International has created to make your job easier, where to find them, and how to use them. And bring your questions because we will have media experts who are also Rotarians available to answer your questions and provide tips to improve your media strategy.

Panelists include:

Renai Bodley Miller, President/General Manager of KPCW, NPR affiliate in Park City, Utah, Park City Rotary

Marlene Olsen, GoodStanding Outreach, Public Outreach Strategist, Rotary Club of Reno, Nevada

Luanne Arrendondo, Rotary Zone 26/27 Public Image Coordinator, Rotary Club of Greater San Gabriel Valley

Joshua Laguana, District Public Image Chair, Rotary Club of Hickam Pearl Harbor in Hawaii
Hawai'i Rotary District 5000 is proud to present an opportunity for our high school students, developed by Rotarians in the district. On November 8th from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, the District Youth Services Committee welcomes special presentations from representatives at the various Hawai'i colleges, as well as information about Financial Aid and Scholarship Opportunities.
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Congratulations to the 2021 Clubs of the Year:
Small Club - Eco Rotary Club of Kaka'akko
Medium Club - Rotary Club of Upcountry Maui
Large Club - Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset
For the list of all awards, CLICK HERE
Rotarians, take the pledge to promote peace by adding your name to the blog. Log in to and click on the Comments bubble at the top of this story and enter your name and club name. 
Click the Read More button for names of those who have taken the pledge.

Wednesday's at Noon:  Waikiki Rotary. Meeting ID: 886 3751 5841. Password: FUNCLUB

Wednesday's: Kihei-Wailea Zooms, Wednesday's at Noon:  email Dennis Bagshaw for codes at  
Thursday's at 6pm: E-Club of Hawaii Happ-E Hour at 6pm: Meeting ID 980 9925 3328
Upcountry Maui, Fridays at 8am: Meeting ID: 775 6728 9666, Password: 032672. Phone#408-638-0968
District Youth Service meeting, 4th Tuesday at 5:30pm
D5000 Rotary webinar recordings are available for your viewing live or recorded.  You can also find ton of webinars in the Learning Center at
03/03/22Thur5-6pmHealthcare - Mental Wellbeing
03/05/22Sat4-5pmFoundation Virtual Celebration 
03/19/22Sat9-11 amVibrant Club Workshops
04/02/22Sat9-12 pmDistrict Training Assembly
04/07/22Thus5pmHeathcare - Air Travel
04/09/22Sat9-12 pmDistrict Training Assembly

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Anson O. Rego AAL, ALC
85-833 Farrington Hwy.
Waianae, HI 96792
(808) 696-7061
Anson Rego
Waianae Coast Rotary Club
Eileen M.S. Nims Esq. LLC
94-117 Hokualii Ct. #112
(808) 664-1834
Eileen M.S. Nims
Wills, Trusts and Probate Attorney
E-Club of Hawaii
Gary G. Grimmer & Associates
201 Merchant St. Ste 1940,
Honolulu, Hi 96813
(808) 457-1330
Gary G. Grimmer
Justina J. P. K. Murphy
225 Queen St. Apt. 22F
Honolulu, HI 96815
(808) 779-6885
Justina "Tina" Murphy
Mobile Notary Public
Rotary e-Club of Hawaii
King and King Attorneys-At-Law
735 Bishop St. #304
(808) 521-6937
Adrienne King
Obenauf Law Group
1930 E. Vineyard Street
Wailuku, HI 96793
(808) 244-3905
Meg Obenauf
Rotary Club of Kahului
Rotary District 5000 is pleased to present the next leadership session for high school students on Saturday, April 2, 2022, from 2:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. HST.This is the third in a series of Leadership Webinars organized by District 5000 Youth Service Committee in this school semester.
Click HERE to access the Zoom Leadership Webinar.
Check out the deals exclusively for D5000 Rotarians from fellow Rotarians. Log in and click on the Comment bubble to view the deals and watch for deal expiration dates. Rotary Doing Business!

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Advocates for Africa’s Children
1111 Bishop Street #511
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 797-3530
Heidi Lum
Founder and Executive Director
Assistive Technology Resource Centers of Hawaii
200 N.Vineyard Blvd.,
Suite 430
Honolulu, Hawaii 96817
(808) 532-7112
Barbara Fischlowitz-Leong
Executive Director
Center for Tomorrow’s Leaders
677 Ala Moana Blvd. #1100
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 681-7687
Joy Matsuura
Student Leadership Facilitator- Big Island
Girl Scouts of Hawaii
410 Atkinson Dr., Box 3
Suite 2E1
Honolulu, HI 96814
(808) 966-9376
Marci Goldman-Manker
Island Regional Coordinator
Rotary Club of Kona
Great Aloha Run, Carole Kai Charities Inc.
418 Kuwili St., Suite 102,
Honolulu, Hi  96817
(808) 528-7388
Rene Mansho
Administrative Assistant
Rotary Club of Wahiawa-Waialua
Hawaii Rotary Youth Foundation
3536 Harding Ave.
Honolulu, HI 96816
(808) 735-1073
Geoff Horvath
RC of Wahiawa-Waialua
Oleander Initiative
45 Prospect Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 963 0165
Ray Matsumiya
Executive Director
WE Rotary E-Club
Rescue Tube Foundation, Inc.
(808) 639-7458
Branch Lotspeich
Executive Director
The Salvation Army Hawaiian &
Pacific Islands Division
2950 Manoa Rd.
Honolulu, HI  96822
(808) 988-2136
Major Jeff Martin
Divisional Commander
Rotary Club of Honolulu
YWCA of Hawaii Island
(808) 935-7141\
Lorraine Davis
Chief Operating Officer
Rotary Club of Hilo Bay

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Blue Hair Mermaid
2414 Kuhio Avenue
Honolulu Hawaii 96815
(808) 922-1999
Flora Lu
Waikiki Rotary Club
15710 W Colfax Ave., #204
Golden CO 80401
(303) 459-2222
Kat Haber
Affinity Rep
Hawaii Monarch Chocolate
826 Queen Street, # 200
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 591-8826
Terry Lo
General Manager
West Honolulu Rotary Club
Humble Soul
5619 Bennion Court
Honolulu, HI 96818
(808) 294-8185
Gabrielle Elliott
Rotary of the Hickam Pearl Harbor
Island Art Party
1279 S. Kihei Rd., #109
Kihei, HI 96753
(808) 419-6020
Mary Albitz
Rotary Club of Upcountry Maui​​​​​​​
Island Traditions of Hawaii, Inc. 
P.O. Box 240040
Honolulu, HI 96824
(808) 845-6677
Robert Jackson
Honolulu Metro
Makk Studios/Makk Art Hawaii
1515 Laukahi Street
Honolulu, HI 96821
(808) 373-2772
Sylvia Makk
Rotary Club of Waikiki
One Gallery
186 Kamehameha Ave.
Hilo, HI 96720
(808) 961-2787
Deborah Beaver
Rotary Club of Hilo Bay
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(808) 937-6345
Bill Hamilton

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64 South Hotel Street
(808) 545-2679
Mark Merriam
Metropolitan Honolulu
JPG Hawaii
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Honolulu HI 96815
(808) 429-4544
Joseph Gedeon
Vice President
Rotary Club of Waikiki
Pacific Digital Signs
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Honolulu, HI 96815
(808) 554-9687
John Strandberg
Hawaii Region General Manager
East Honolulu
PD Technologies LLC
1205 Hopaka Street
Honolulu, HI  96814
(808) 312-161
Eugene Price
Service Printers Hawaii, Inc.
1829 Dillingham Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96819
(808) 841-7644
Deborah “Debi” Halcro
Senior Sales Executive
Rotary Club of Kahala Sunrise
Maui Updates

Maui Rotary Clubs hosted “Kokua Lahaina Rising,” an informational meeting with Lahaina-area physicians and mental health providers.

On Thursday, Aug. 31st, the nine Maui Rotary clubs hosted a dinner and informational meeting at Tante Fishmarket Restaurant in Ma’alaea Harbor. Over 65 Rotarians and Maui-area health care professionals gathered to hear Dr. David Schonfeld, director of the National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement. Dr. Schonfeld was in Maui at the invitation of the Hawaii Department of Health.  Kathleen Merriam, from the Department of Health on Oahu, Adult Mental Health Division, was dispatched to Maui for three days to assist with the newly-established Lahaina Medical Clinic.  Kathleen assisted at the event and serves as the chairwoman of District 5000’s Mental Health Action Group.

Event coordinator Joanne Laird said Thursday’s dinner was underwritten by two very generous Rotary benefactors, one from Maui and one from California. For more information about children recovering from disasters and tragedy, visit

August 15, 2023 updates from Maui Coastal Clubs Assistant Governor Al Weiland

Maui Rotary Clubs is working with the State Dept. of Housing Finance and Development, Maui Economic Opportunity and the Realtors Association of Maui to identify people who need housing and landlords who have housing available. RAM is in contact with all the property management companies. HHFDC has a form online for landlords to identify the nature of their property and people in need of housing to identify what they need. 

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