Rotary E-Club of Hawaii Is...
an international club of professionals and community leaders who work together on projects that improve the lives of people here in Hawaii and across the globe. We post our meetings weekly on Wednesday morning and meet in person once a month in Hawaii on the island of Oahu.
We always welcome visitors, so please consider joining us for a meeting online or in person.
Monthly In-Person Meeting:
Every Third Monday of the Month
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Title Guaranty Building
(235 Queen Street)
All contributions support our service projects and ability to provide programs. Please consider making a donation today.
Donations large and small are appreciated.
2018-2019 Board of Directors
President - Randy Soriano
Secretary - Jennifer Li
Treasurer - Sora Yi
Director at Large - Capsun Poe
Director at Large - Tippi Cogen
Sergeant at Arms - Susan Szabo
Rotary Foundation - Ray Paler
Community Service - Tiara Inoue
Fundraising - Tiara Inoue
Public Image - Randy Soriano
Webmaster - Biz Kellam
Administration - Jennifer Li
International Service - Tippi Cogen
Rotary Youth - Melissa Ige
Rotary Youth - Carol Fetzer
HRYF Scholarship - Laine Kohama
Rotary: Over a Century of Doing Good in the World
Four years ago I had the pleasure of walking into my first Rotary club meeting. At the time the experience was a mixture of excitement and nervousness. Rotary offered so many opportunities to network and be a positive force in our local community. Through the years I've had the pleasure to be mentored by some of the best in our district. People the likes of Past District Governor Clint Schroeder, Assistant Governor Laine Kohama, Assistant Governor Ray Paler, Past President Capsun Poe, and District Governor Win Schoneman. These fine individuals have given me a broader sense of the importance of Rotary. They inspired me to think different - to think BIGGER. Through their guidance I've embarked on a new chapter in my Rotary journey as President of the Rotary E-Club of Hawai'i.
This Rotary year's theme is Be The Inspiration. For a few months I pondered how I would implement this theme into my year and make it tangible for our members. Then an epiphany happened, I realized I need to be inspired, in order, to be the inspiration. But then the thought came to mind, "what about Rotary inspires me? And, what does that mean for our club?"
For quite some time I sat on those questions, then a week ago we conducted our Change of Leadership Ceremony and at the ceremony PDG Clint Schroeder said something that stuck in my mind, "everyone joins Rotary for different reasons." This one simple statement inspired me to reflect on our current membership. I asked myself, "why did each of our members join the Rotary E-Club of Hawai'i?" I started jotting down reasons: networking, fellowship, community service, purpose, convenience of being a hybrid E-Club, a fun membership, Happ-E Hour, monthly speakers, and 'ohana - the list went on. I looked over the list and it finally clicked. One word stuck in mind, 'ohana. That was it, the Rotary E-Club has become my 'ohana. That's what inspires me to do what I do in Rotary.
The people we connect with and the bonds that we create in Rotary, within our club and beyond, is what makes this experience so special. When we do service projects or gather for a social, it is our hope that we connect with others. Over the next year, it is my hope and goal that we build and strengthen our 'ohana and through that we will Be The Inspiration for other clubs and our community.