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What we do in the Rotary Club of Pearl Harbor:

Armed Services Guests
Representatives from the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Marine Corps, and U.S. Air Force join us as guests at weekly meetings to talk about their vocation and to honor their service to our country.

Community Heroes Luncheon
Each year in December we honor the Armed Services and First Responders in our community with a luncheon, lei and entertainment. We invite representatives from the following organizations:

American Red Cross
City and County of Honolulu Fire Department
Federal Fire Fighters
Hawaii Air National Guard
Hawaii Army National Guard
Hawaii State Fire Fighters - Honolulu International Airport
Honolulu Police Department
Honolulu Emergency Services
Tripler Army Medical Facility
U.S. Army
U.S. Navy
U.S. Coast Guard
U.S. Marine Corps
U.S. Air Force

See Our Heroes Photo Gallery

Centennial Community Service Project
This project was conducted to celebrate the Rotary 100 year anniversary. The Rotary Clubs of Pearl Harbor and West Honolulu joined together to support the Kokua Kalihi Valley (KKV) Elder Center by repairing a covered walkway. The primary objective was to enhance the safety and improve the quality of the lives of the men and women who benefit from the services of the KKV Elder Center. KKV provides comprehensive support to the senior citizens in our community in Case Management, Paraprofessional services, Health Maintenance and Education, Immunizations, caregiver support groups and respite care.

The focus of the project was to repair the covered walkway that provides access to the lower level of KKV Elder Center located at 1846 Gulick Street. The walkway is a curved downhill walkway approximately 350 ft in length. The existing covering was poorly constructed and had been severely degraded by weather. Several members of both Rotary clubs participated on three separate weekends to emplace cross beams and plywood roof covering.

See Centennial Project Photo Gallery

Sister Club Relationships with Rotary Clubs in Japan and Russia
Hiroshima Southeast Sister Club - the cities of Hiroshima, Japan and Honolulu, Hawaii have enjoyed a sister city affiliation since 1959. In September 1982 President Seiki Hirotani of the Hiroshima Southeast Rotary Club and President Robert Deibler of the Pearl Harbor Rotary Club formed a sister club affiliation. As several members of both clubs still carried the scars of the attack on the U.S. Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor and the dropping of the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima this is a special relationship dedicated to peace and goodwill. For more information, see our Sister Clubs page and See photographs from the previous visit of Hiroshima Rotarians to Honolulu.

Avachinsky Sister Club - in 1996 the Rotary Clubs of Medford, Ashland, Ashland Lithia Springs, and Bear Creek Valley, Oregon helped formed a club in Petropavlovsk, Kamchatka, Russia and asked for the support of the Pearl Harbor Club. Petropavlovsk is home to the Russian Pacific Submarine Force and has similar military interests with Pearl Harbor, as the home of the U. S. Pacific Submarine Force. Petropavlovsk proved to be an ideal location for our club to sponsor a new international club. With the "cold war" at an end, the sister club relationship provided an opportunity for two former enemies to unite in the true spirit and object of Rotary - to promote peace and world understanding through the fellowship of Rotary and to build a bridge of friendship between our two military communities. The sister club agreement was signed on March 28, 2001. For more information, see the Avachinsky page.

Tokyo Osaki Sister Club - in 1999, then RCPH president Steve Dyer provided the program at the Honolulu Metro club. Making up at that meeting was the International Service Director of the Tokyo Osaki club. Her club was searching for a sister club in Hawaii. This chance meeting ultimately lead to Osaki and Pearl Harbor consummating a sister club arrangement in 2000. Osaki celebrates their 20th anniversary celebration on May 13, 2005.

Honolulu Marathon Aid Station
This is an annual project in support of one of the major tourist draws to Honolulu in December each year. The Rotary Club of Pearl Harbor with the help of the Interact Clubs of Moanalua and Radford High Schools runs an aid station for the Honolulu Marathon. What make this project monumental is that this was a two-way aid station that requires as much as 75 to 100 volunteers to effectively man the station. See Photo Gallery

While the Rotary Club plans the event, the Interactors provide needed manpower. Participation in the Honolulu Marathon is not only a service project for our club, it is also a fund-raiser. Half of what we receive for our participation is shared with the Interact Clubs for their participation. The Honolulu Marathon is a significant annual event in Hawaii and this project allows us to help people visiting Hawaii from all parts of the world. For more information on the Honolulu Marathon see the link at: http://www.honolulumarathon.org/

Harmony of the Pacific
The Rotary Club of Pearl Harbor sponsors the Harmony of the Pacific musical and cultural performance for special needs members of the Honolulu community. Pearl Harbor Rotarians assist in the annual project to present a live music and dance production at the Diamond Head Theatre for approximately 500 people from about 20 organizations serving the handicapped, mentally challenged and elderly. Because of the generous donations from the community, these people who otherwise would not be able to afford to see entertainment, are given an event to look forward to every year. The entertainment consists of Hawaiian and other ethnic performances from local groups. In the words of one member, "It is heartwarming to see the line of school buses and Handi-Vans lined up in front of the theater to drop off the audience, and then to see the smiles on everyone's faces as they leave the theater.

U.S.S. Missouri
Approximately one third of the Interact Club members participate along with the Rotary Club of Pearl Harbor New Generations advisor. The jobs that are assigned vary from painting, polishing brass to "swabbing the deck." It is a significant effort for the Rotary Club of Pearl Harbor to assist a historic site in Pearl Harbor. This project also shows the many visitors who tour the ship that the youth involved with the Interact program care enough to volunteer on a Saturday morning, in the hot sun when they could easily be out with friends at the mall or at the beach. Many a visitor has asked what organization we belong to and that has given the young people a chance to share what Interact is with the many visitors who are impressed with their "Service above Self" attitude. For more information on the USS Missouri please see the link at: http://www.ussmissouri.com/

Makalapa Community Center
For over 20 years, the Rotary Club of Pearl Harbor and their families host an annual Christmas Lunch for the Senior Citizens of the Makalapa Community Center. This year "Christmas Angels" filled with candy were made in the spirit of "Family of Rotary" by Donna and John McLaughlin's family & staff at One Fas Lube for the seniors. See photographs

Feed the Hungry
Pearl Harbor Rotarians brought food donations to their lunch meetings in March 2004. The food collected is donated to the Hawaii Food Bank. See photographs.

Lend a Hand for the Keiki
We selected the mini-projects based upon community needs, and partnered with other organizations in the execution of the projects with the idea of expanding our core of volunteers and spreading the goodwill of Rotary within our community.

The goals of the Lend a Hand for the Keiki Project are:

1. Assist the community with a project,
2. Improve our community,
3. Work and network with other organizations in the community, and
4. Establish project dates to be flexible for our members' schedule.

Mini-projects completed:

Salt Lake Elementary School
Worked side by side with employees of Servco Pacific, members of the Armed Forces, and RCPH to paint the exterior of the buildings.

Moanalua Middle School
Worked side by side with employees of Servco, members of the Armed Forces, and RCPH to make cement benches for the students, to repair and replace screens, and to install an air conditioner.

Mokulele Elementary AC
Donated an air conditioner to convert a restroom into a counselor's office.

Shriners Keiki Fun Fair
Worked side by side with employees of Servco, members of the community, and RCPH at the game booth.

Books for Schools
We are accumulating Hawaiian children's books dedicated to each guest speaker for donation to elementary schools in the Moanalua and Radford Complex.

Fellowship and Fun
Pearl Harbor Rotarians also gather on a regular basis to have fun. See Photos of our Christmas Party and The Big Chill event


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