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The Rotary Club of Honolulu Sunrise believes in a culture of  business and personal ethics, friendship, leadership, giving, fun, and a focus on service above self.  We welcome you to learn, grow, find new significance and belonging along with a strong dose of fun.
 
Join us.  Rotarians are People of Action.  
 
 
STEP 1)    Click this video and Learn more about what Rotarians do in their communities.
STEP 2)    Contact our club and visit one of our meetings.
STEP 3)    Become a Rotary Superhero  
 
 
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Jan Taketa inspires us with reminding us about the idea of "kokua".  Kokua shows at the Kahauiki project.  Kokua for Senator John McCain.  Kokua in Jan's neighborhood as they prepped neighbors for hurricane Lane.  Kokua at RYSE who took in an extra 20 kids before the storm hit.  The kids were sleeping in bushes.    Kokua is what superheroes do.
 
 
Does surfing actually help?  Connie Sizemore from Surfrider Spirit Sessions showed us how surf lessons save people's lives.  It brings people from the brink of suicide.  Removes the binds of autism.  It teaches resilience, and the habit to get back up after a wipeout.....Grit.         All prerequisites necessary for superhero training.   Thanks for sharing with us, Connie!   www.surfspirit.org
 
 
 
Wendy inspires us all as she shares a personal story of her first son leaving for college, going from birth to starting college, and dealing with feelings of excitement, pride, and an empty nest.  It's more than an accomplishment.  It is the birth of a new superhero.
 
C-SPAN  is on a 50-state tour.  They brought their amazing technicolor dream bus to the Pacific Club just so we could tour it!  Wow!  Did you know that C-SPAN can be used as a resource to search and download testimony of nearly everything that goes on in Congress?  The entire thing - not clipped and edited... but the real, complete footage of every long-winded speech ever made by every elected official and some self-proclaimed ones too.  And you can even get transcripts as well!  Special thanks to Jenae Green and Shannon Augustus from C-SPAN!
 
 
Ichi Sekimitsu gives an inspiration:  Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.  Our deepest fear is that we are POWERFUL beyond measure.  It is our light, not our darkness that scares us most.  
 
Make manifest the glory of God that is within us.   When we are liberated from our own fear...  Our presence automatically liberates others.
 
Do not be afraid to let your light shine....   
 
Ichi reminds us to send in our Bio's so that we can share our talents.
 
Gregg Stueber  spoke with us about his long career with the Honolulu Fire Department Search and Rescue team.  He has many stories of rescue, and well as recovery.  Yes - that's right...  humans caught in bad situations.
 
He speaks about environmental and situational awareness...  Something many of us don't have... particularly when travelling away from our home.  
 
There will be more to come from this amazing Superhero - who we look forward to having Gregg someday teach us how to read nature so that she helps us instead of harms us.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Our good friends from the Atago Rotary in Tokyo joined us with their group of Blind Students from the city of Sendai.  We just came off a weekend of camping.  Can you imagine blind students learning to make leis, dancing the hula, and going body-boarding at Bellows!?  Believe it!  It happened, and these guys are nothing short of miraculous.  Serious super-heroes in our midst today.
 
 
 
Dawn gives a great pitch for our email signatures and letting people know you're a Rotarian!
 
Ichi makes a solid pitch to fill in our survey forms so we can share our talents.
 
Kirk Hovious - a one-man inspirational team who is the tip of the Rotary spear in working on the Kahauiki Project.   Kirk came to speak with us about the project.  How it started, and how it continues with the project getting ready for Phase II.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
George Moyer gives an amazing inspiration... where are our Heroes?  Clara Daily w/ sign-language to chat with a blind/deaf man on a plane.   The divers who saved the Thai soccer team from flooded caves -esp. the one who gave his life,  and the 72 medal of Honor recipients,  men who believed the task was too important to leave to others.  Kindness is  doing something for someone else not because they can't - but because you CAN.... This is Rotary.
 
 
  Mary Benson gets her own gavel.   
 
Jan Taketa presents an UNSUNG HERO award to Deborah Smith from YO! House.   
Dean Sakamoto presents and UNSUNG HERO award to Terry Bateman from the Waikiki Yacht Club.  Terry couldn't make the meeting, but sent us his own video!
 
Linda Santos from the Honolulu Zoo graces us with a very interesting talk about what's new at the zoo!  Last plans before our blind students from Japan arrive for camping.  
 
 
 
Ryan's 2nd meeting of the new 2018-19 year had a wonderful inspiration from President-Elect Linda Santos.  She spoke about potatoes, eggs, and coffee - all boiled, and how they turned out after adversity (the boiling water) .  Strong becomes soft, fragile becomes hard, and others transform.  We were then treated to a talk from Cecilia Fong from the YWCA about its many programs and ways that they help our community.  Always new great things at the YWCA!
 
 
Honolulu- Following our Monday morning  Rotary Club meeting on September 11, Linda Santos, Carolyn Hiatt, Dave Mozdren, John Ball delivered Dictionaries to the third grade classes at Royal Elementary.
 
Rotarians explained what Rotary is, how to use a Dictionary and some of the interesting parts of these Dictionaries including the English Language's longest word - over 1900 letters long!
 
It was very meaningful for the Rotarians to see the smiles on the 3rd graders' faces  and some of the children hugging their Dictionaries.
Club of the Year, Medium Club
 
Congratulations to the members of the Rotary Club of Honolulu Sunrise for your amazing accomplishments in the 2015-2016 year.
 
Club Service Award -  1st Place
Community Service Award -  1st Runner-up
International Service Award -  1st Place (Tie)
Youth Service Award -  1st Place
Vocational Service Award - 1st Place
Public Image Award - 1st Place
Per Capita Giving Award - 1st Place                                           
Total Giving Award –  1st Place
 
 
It's a new Sunrise Rotary Year-- President Hale Takazawa kicks off our new Rotary year of "Serving Humanity" as a "Super Hero". Enjoy Rotary this year and stretch beyond our comfort zones.

Aloha! If you've ever been interested in learning more about Rotary and becoming a member, we hope you will come check out our wonderful group for yourself. We're at the Pacific Club every Monday (except holidays), starting at a chipper 7:15 am. 

If you like kicking off the week with high energy, we're the club for you! 

Of course, please contact us if we can help answer any questions. We hope you will join us soon!

 
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Service Above Self

We meet Mondays at 7:15 AM
The Pacific Club
1451 Queen Emma Street
Honolulu, HI  96813-2098
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