2490 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96815
PDG Laura has been a member of the Rotary Club of East Honolulu since 1997. She served as East Honolulu’s Centennial President in 2004-2005. She has served District 5000 as Assistant District Governor for East Oahu, District Membership Chair, District Secretary and was District Governor in 2014-2015.
Laura was raised in Denver City, Texas, got her B.A. in Economics at Baylor University and M.S. in Economics at Texas A&M. She also got her husband John there (cute guy from Hawaii with a great sports car). Daughter Leilani was born in Waco and son John in Sacramento before the whole family returned to Hawaii in 1981 at the end of John’s Air Force career.
Laura manages Hawaiian Islands Medical, a durable medical equipment company she owns with husband John. Their company is operated on the principles of the Four Way Test.
Traveling and reading and her three grandsons are Laura’s favorite pastimes.
Laura joined Rotary because she accompanied John, who was then President of East Honolulu, to the International Convention in Glasgow, Scotland. The Convention was highlighted by a presentation on Polio Plus and Rotary’s efforts to eradicate polio worldwide. She continues her dedication to Polio Plus and has participated in National Immunization Days (NID) in India, Ethiopia, and Ghana. Laura and John also made many new Rotary friends when they attended District Conferences in Japan and Egypt in 2010-2011 when John was District Governor. They are the first DG couple in District 5000.
She and John are major donors, Paul Harris Society, White Hat Society and Bequest Society members – they believe in the good works done through The Rotary Foundation.