100 Holomoana St
Richard Zegar (Rich)moved to Honolulu with his wife of 51years, Lee, in 1992, after a 23 year 10 month 4 day career in the U.S. Marine Corps retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. They lived in Europe for 3 years and Rich served another 4 years in various overseas posts, mostly in the Western Pacific and Asia , including Kuwait in the first Gulf War.
They migrated to Hawaii after Rich was offered a job by Pacific Building Corporation managing Airport Industrial Park, a large (1.2M sq ft) commercial project immediately Mauka of Honolulu International Airport. He handled leasing as well as construction of large office/warehouse facilities for UPS, Lockheed Martin and Hawaiian Airlines to name just a few. He decided to retire in December 2009. In February 2001, his close friend Hans Kolb brought him into the Rotary Club of Honolulu Sunset. Rich became involved with International Services and served as Director for several years before being asked to serve as Foundation Director. He is now in his 10th year in that post. Early in 2012 PDG Ayman El Dakhakhni asked him to join the District Foundation Committee as Annual Giving Chair, which he did for 3 years.
Laura Steelquist just asked him to resume that post in the current Rotary Year.
He has been Rotarian of the Year 4 times and has been awarded the” 4 Avenues of Service Award” as well as “The Citation for Meritorious Service” the highest recognition from the Trustees of TRF. He is a 3rd level Major Donor as well as a 9th Level White Hat. He has been a Bequestor as well as member of the Paul Harris Society since he joined Rotary in 2001.