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Hilo

Service Above Self - Since 1920

We meet Fridays at 12:00 PM
Hilo Hawaiian Hotel
71 Banyan Drive
Moku'ola Room (Lower Level, oceanfront)
Hilo, HI  96720
United States
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Upcoming Events

 

Malama Honua
celebrating Our 95th Anniversary

The Hilo Rotary Club Foundation presents a donation to Pwo Navigator and Captain of the Polynesian Voyaging Canoe, Hokule'a, to help fund their educational programs on their Malama Honua worldwide voyage.  (Left to right:  Bruce Blankenfeld, Donald Demuth of the Hilo Rotary Club Foundation, and Club President, Wally Wong)
 

Edmund Olson is recognized with The Rotary Club of Hilo's Malama Honua award for his efforts in caring for our aina.
 
     “Malama Honua” (to care for our earth) is the theme that we have chosen to celebrate our club's 95th anniversary.  Along with Rotary International's theme -- “Be a Gift to the World” -- we are inspired as we start this new Rotary year.
     President Wally Wong has sought out community service projects that will build a more sustainable community.  Projects such as building a vegetable garden for residents of a shelter to clearing illegally dumped trash in a vacant cul-de-sac area in Hilo.  We hope to be an example to other organizations and the community, that in order to stop and smell the flowers, we have to occasionally bend down to pull the weeds or pick up the trash.
     These are just a few of the many projects that the Rotary Club of Hilo has planned as it follows the Polynesian Voyaging canoe, Hokule’a, on its Malama Honua sail around the world.  On its worldwide voyage, the Hokule’a will grow and join the global movement towards a more sustainable world.
     Two individuals who embody the principles of Malama Honua were honored at our Officer Installation:  Bruce Blankenfeld, Pwo navigator and Captain of the Hokule’a for his leadership and efforts to educate our youth and  Edmund C. Olson of the Edmund C. Olson Trust II for providing agricultural opportunities and building a sustainable future for Hawaii Island.
 
 

Save the Date: Sept 17
Chicken Hekka Social

Would you trust these guys to make you the most delicious chicken hekka?
Please join us for our first club social at Wailoa State Park on Thursday, Sept 17th.
 

 

Sept 26: Walk to End Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's will touch all of our lives in one way or another.  Please join us on Sept 26th at Liliuokalani Park or sponsor a walker from our rotary club.
 

 
 

Bamboo Fun

 
Rotarians, volunteers from the University of Hawaii Master Gardeners Association, Sierra Club and Friends of Liliuokalani Gardens came together on Saturday July 18th to help thin the overgrown thicket of bamboo in the Liliuokalani Garden Park.  Volunteers worked in pairs cutting the bamboo, hauling it and then stacking it evenly on the truck.  We were able to fill two truckloads of bamboo, which will be chipped for fertilizer at the Mountain Meadows Nursery.
 
 

Garden Party

 
Over 5 TONS of green waste was collected and eliminated from the Hawaii Island Home for Recovery on Saturday, July 11.
 
 
 
96th President Installed
 
 
President Richard Johnson presided over his last meeting Sunday as he installed Wally Wong as the 96th Club President.  The event was held at the Imiloa Astronomy Center and it was a spectacular evening with good food, live music, Tahitian dancing and the featured speaker, Master Navigator and Captain on the Hokulea, Bruce Blankenfeld.  
 
 
 
 
 

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Speakers

Sep 04, 2015
Chris Ridley - Alzheimer's Association
10 Warning signs of dementia
Sep 11, 2015
Reese Mates
Shelter Box USA
Sep 25, 2015
Lynn Nakim
Dealer's Choice
 
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