WELCOME TO THE ROTARY CLUB OF WAIKIKI!
The Rotary Club of Waikiki was chartered in 1939 and is one of the largest Rotary Clubs in Hawaii, District 5000. Our membership is comprised of business, professional and community leaders who strive to exemplify the Rotary motto of 'Service Above Self' in their daily lives. We are an active group engaged in many local as well as international projects that offer our members opportunities to reach out to those who are in need.
We invite you to learn more about Rotary by attending our meetings. We meet at the 'Alohilani Resort Hotel located at 2490 Kalakaua Avenue, 3rd floor in Waikiki every Wednesday at Noon. A delicious lunch is served while we enjoy our fellow Rotarians, guests and outstanding speakers.
Our club serves our community, the people of Hawaii, and other countries of the world. Specifically we have distributed thousands of dictionaries to school children, collected school supplies for children in need, awarded scholarships, provided toiletries and care packages for our homeless, painted community shelters, provided vision screenings to school children, assisted in serving lunch to thousands at the annual Salvation Army Thanksgiving day event, and many more projects. While we work hard for others, we also enjoy the fellowship among ourselves at our weekly meetings, social events, and while doing service projects.
Rotary is made up of more than 33,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas. The members of these autonomous clubs are called Rotarians, and they form a global network of 1.2 million business and professional leaders, all volunteering their time and talents to serve their communities and the world. Rotary's focus is in promoting world peace and providing service to all people in need in our community and throughout the world. Rotary raises hundreds of millions of dollars annually to further these goals.
We thank you for visiting this site today. We welcome everyone to explore what Rotary has to offer. Please join us at our weekly meetings.
Yours in Rotary Service,
Rotary Club of Waikiki
Rotary theme 2018-19: Be the Inspiration
Rotary service transforms lives and communities. To achieve even more of that truly transformational service, we need to think differently about our role in Rotary, and Rotary’s role in the world. We need to put more emphasis on our public image, using social media to build our membership and attract the partners that can help us scale up our service. We need to focus on larger projects that have a more lasting impact, taking the time to research and plan work that spans Rotary years and terms of office. Most important of all, we need to Be the Inspiration for positive change, inspiring our clubs, our communities, and our organization to face today’s challenges head on, with courage, optimism, and creativity.
As Paul Harris put it, “Rotary is a microcosm of a world at peace, a model which nations will do well to follow.” To me, Rotary is not only a model but an inspiration. It shows us what is possible, inspires us to reach for it, and gives us a path to act — and to Be the Inspiration to our world.
President, Rotary International, 2018-19
When a positive spirit comes alive in our clubs, we inspire our communities. And when our communities are inspired by our service and presence, we inspire new members. It’s a powerful cycle.Elizabeth Usovicz