A Message from President Rhodora

Rhodora Pagay President 2015-2016

Rhodora Pagay, President 2015-2016

E Komo Mai, welcome to the Rotary Club of Waikiki!

We are known in our District 5000 Hawaii as the "Friendly Club". We welcome you to visit us every Wednesday at noon at the Pacific Beach Hotel in Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaii.

The Rotary Club of Waikiki is an active, community-involved service organization that carries out humanitarian projects, locally and internationally with financial assistance and through active member involvement, concentrating on youth and those in need.

We just celebrated our 75th anniversary and we take pride in having a diverse, talented, skilled and caring membership with high ethical standards. Our weekly meetings feature outstanding speakers who are both educational and inspirational, and our meetings and socials are intended to develop strong friendships and perpetuate the true meaning of the Family of Rotary.Be-a-gift-to-the-world

Be a gift to the world

As Rotarians, we bring our talents, skills and most importantly, the desire to serve others. I am motivated this year by our RI President KR “Ravi” Ravindran’s powerful theme:

All of you have been given so many gifts. And you have now been given this great gift: one year to take all your talents, all your gifts, everything that you are to become a 'gift to the world'.

Bringing the work of Rotary forward to make a mark on the world, we can all join together and spread the good work that Rotary does around the world. In 2015-16, as we strengthen our clubs through the commitment of service in our community we will truly  'Be a gift to the world'.

The Rotary Club of Waikiki will continue to work on meaningful service projects, highlighting 'Service above Self' in a multitude of projects in our community and internationally. We will continue to promote literacy by donating dictionaries to third graders and providing new books to students in public schools and to those in need. We will provide vision screening to children for a brighter and clearer future. We will continue our efforts on creating better environments for the homeless. We will provide scholarships to high school seniors and culinary college students. We will celebrate heroes in our community and tutor children in reading and music and so much more. We will support Rotary International’s effort to End Polio in the world and assist in disaster relief efforts. We support our club’s future with the mentoring of new members, development of future leaders and the cultivation of networking opportunities.

Our annual fundraiser, the International FoodFest, will be held on October 16, 2015. This is our signature fundraiser raising thousands of dollars to fund our wonderful and caring projects.

At the end of our Wednesday Rotary meetings, we have added an additional question to the Four Way Test - "Is it FUN?" It is always FUN at the Rotary Club of Waikiki!

Come join us!

Yours in Rotary Service

Rhodora Pagay
President 2015-2016