Aloha and welcome to the Rotary Club of Pearl Harbor! In this our 67th year as a part of Rotary International. We find much value and in service to our community and the world.
The 2017-18 theme is “Rotary: Making a Difference”. Each of us chooses to serve in our own way and we do it because we know our service makes a difference in the lives of others.
The Rotary Club of Pearl Harbor is one of 51 Rotary clubs in the 50th State of Hawaii and part of District 5000. Rotary started in Hawaii in 1915. The Pearl Harbor club chartered on June 14, 1950 and we are celebrating our 67th birthday!
Rotary is a worldwide organization of business, professional and community leaders that provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, and helps build goodwill and peace in the world. Over 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than 33,000 Rotary clubs located in over 200 countries.
Since 1985, we have supported Rotary International’s Polio Plus to eradicate polio from the world; and, “we are this close” to ending polio forever. For 10 years, our food drive “YES I CAN” project has resulted in weekly food donations for the Hawaii Food Bank.
In perpetuating the ideals of peace through Rotary, we are celebrating 34 years of Sister Club Affiliation with the Hiroshima Tonan (Southeast) Rotary Club. This is one of the cornerstones of our Rotary Club activities -- our sister club relationship -- which has promoted global understanding for many years and will continue far into the future.
For literacy, we have adopted Aiea Elementary School and sponsor several projects - their Literacy Club Program, Backpack Project, Dictionary Project, Families and Children Read to Each Other, and Dr. Seuss Read Aloud.
Our participation in District 5000’s Dictionary Project provides over 1000 dictionaries to third graders in the Pearl Harbor area. We sponsor Interact Clubs at Moanalua and Radford High Schools, and involve their members in service projects and Rotary leadership programs.
We sponsor and participate in Rotary youth programs - Youth Leadership Conference, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) - as well as provide scholarships for high school seniors. The Hawaii Rotary Youth Foundation provides an annual $5000 scholarship to our nominee, and the club provides other scholarships for graduating high school seniors.
If you would like to learn more about Rotary and our club, please call or email us!
Bruce A. Fink
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Meeting location: Oahu Country Club
Last Modified: 20170625
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