Installation Dinner
Rotary Club of West Pearl Harbor held its Change of Command/Installation Dinner for new Officers and Directors on Tuesday, July 3, 2018. Pictured L-R: Richard Ito - HRYF; Saxon Nishioka - Community Service; AG Christina Enoka; Linda Parsons - Vocational Service; Sharon Amano - Secretary; Bernie Ching - Immediate Past President & Foundation; Joe Sholtis - Sgt.-at-Arms; Karla Ramo - Youth Service; DG Schoneman; Sonya Mendez - President. Back row: Charles Dias - Social Media; Russ Boyer - Club Service & Membership; Rhona Slingerland - Treasurer; Mark Silliman - International Service
The Importance of Social Media
Social Media Chair Charles Dias kicked off the first official meeting on July 9th. He talked about the importance of social media in today's business climate and how it can attract new members to Rotary.
Grassroot Institute Hawaii
Dr. Keli'i Akina from Grassroot Institute Hawaii
visited our club on July 16 to update us
on public policy issues.
Building Industry Association Update
On August 6, Dean Uchida from the Building Industry Association spoke about the slow and frustrating permitting process, affordable housing, and the controversial "monster" house issue.
West Pearl Harbor Rotary In Action Linda Parsons 2018-08-13 10:00:00Z 0
Painting At Waipahu High School
Bernie Ching, Mark Silliman, Saxon Nishioka, and Richard Ito painted the Waipahu High School football concession stand on Saturday, July 21.
Inspecting Future Site Of Pearl Haven
Also on July 21st, Sonya met up with DG Win and other Rotarians for an inspection of the future site of Pearl Haven, a place where young girls rescued from sex trafficking can rehabilitate and rejuvenate in a safe, secure and loving environment. 
West Pearl Harbor Rotary In Projects Linda Parsons 2018-08-13 10:00:00Z 0
West Pearl Harbor Rotary launched its first "Rotary on the Road" visit to President Alex Kanamu and the Wahiawa-Waialua club on Thursday, July 26.
West Pearl Harbor Rotary On The Road Linda Parsons 2018-08-13 10:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of West Pearl Harbor was honored to host a visit by District 5000’s 2017-2018 Governor Nalani Flinn, accompanied by District Secretary Sandy Matsui.
Photos: Far right, Rotary District 5000 Governor Nalani Flinn. Top left, Bernie Ching, President of Rotary Club of West Pearl Harbor; bottom left, Joe Sholtis, bottom right, the club busy at work.
Photos courtesy of Saxon Nishioka.
Graphics arranged by Linda Parsons.
District 5000 Governor Nalani Flinn Visits West Pearl Harbor Rotary Linda Parsons 2017-07-25 10:00:00Z 0
The 2 pictures in the top row are group pictures from our excursion to Coconut Island on July 14.
Pictures in the middle row: Left, Dr. Garyn Tsuru of UH West Oahu reviews Career and College Readiness. Right, President Bernie Ching and Immediate Past President Sharon Amano exchange their Rotary flags.
The picture in the circle is from Coconut Island.
College Readiness and Coconut Island Are Both Alive and Well 2017-07-17 10:00:00Z 0
The most recent "Pearl-y" joint meeting took place at Hawaii's Plantation Village in Waipahu on Wednesday, July 5. Members of the Department of Defense Joint Personnel Recovery Team explained their mission. They travel all around the world to recover remains of MIA soldiers involved in actions from World War II and onward to the present. Many surviving families have been able to get closure and have a proper burial for their loved ones, thanks to the hard work of the Recovery Team that these gentlemen represent (Prez Bernie shown in the middle of the picture at left).  Enjoy the picture collage here: PhotoAlbums/dod-joint-personnel-recovery-team. If you prefer, click on "Start Slideshow" above the collage to see the pictures in full size.
Making "No Soldier Left Behind" A Reality Linda Parsons 2017-07-07 10:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of West Pearl Harbor's 2017-2018 President Bernie Ching was installed on June 21 at Waikele Country Club. Here are the pictures from the event: PhotoAlbums/2017-2018-installation-dinner. Note: the last 3 pictures are from the presentation given by President-Elect Sonya Mendez and Treasurer Rhona Slingerland about their trip to Atlanta to attend the Rotary International Convention.
Ready, Set, Go! Linda Parsons 2017-07-07 10:00:00Z 0
By 2016-2017 President Sharon Amano:
Fellow Rotarians I’m proud and honored to have our club recognized with three awards at the District [5000] Conference.
We received the following:
  • District Governor’s Citation for achieving 21 of the 19 required goals
  • 1st Place Award for International Service—Small Club for the Cambodia and Philippines project
  • Certificate for meeting the End Polio Now Challenge
  • Named Top 5 for Club Service Award
West Pearl Harbor Rotary Wins Awards Linda Parsons 2017-06-07 10:00:00Z 0
What Do HRYF and Kanagawa Have In Common? Linda Parsons 2017-06-07 10:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of West Pearl Harbor received the International Service for Small Clubs Award for RY 2016-2017. Congratulations and "Yay" to us!
Serving Our Global Community Linda Parsons 2017-05-23 10:00:00Z 0
Not So Lazy Days of Summer Saxon Nishioka 2017-05-19 10:00:00Z 0
West Pearl Harbor Events Schedule:

Date, Time, and Location


Every Wed., 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, Waikele Country ClubOur weekly meetings are at lunchtime on Wednesdays, unless noted below for an evening or off-site meeting.
Apr 12 Wed., 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm, Waikele Country ClubClub Assembly
Apr 19 Wed., 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, Waikele Country ClubCarol Kai, guest speaker
Apr 22 Sat., 8 am  - 2 pm (registration at 7:30 am), Kapolei High SchoolDistrict 5000 District Assembly. It is recommended that all incoming officers and directors attend this day-long assembly.
Apr 29 Sat., all day, Waipahu Hight SchoolRotary @ Work Day. Partnership with 200+ honor students from elementary to secondary education. We will be painting the bleachers at Waipahu High School baseball field.
May 7 Wed., 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, Waikele Country Club46th anniversary of Rotary Club of West Pearl Harbor
May 19-21, Sheraton KaanapaliDistrict 5000 District Conference
June 7 Wed, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm, Waikele Country ClubClub Assembly. Transition Meeting (mandatory club function)
Jun 11-14, Convention Center, Atlanta, GeorgiaRotary International Convention
Upcoming Dates To Remember Linda Parsons 2017-04-09 10:00:00Z 0
We Had A BUSY November 2016 Linda Parsons 2016-12-06 00:00:00Z 0
Members of the Waipahu High School (WHS) Early College Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society and members of the WHS Interact Club join approximately 400 other WHS students and club organizations in a grand campus beautification service project at Waipahu High School in August 2016.  The service projects included painting parking stall lines, sidewalk lines, as well as cleaning the surfaces of the WHS gymnasium bleachers.  Over 500 hot dogs were served for lunch.  This annual event is a beacon of Marauder Pride! Click "Read more..." to see pictures.
Waipahu Honor Society 2016 Service Project 2016-09-16 00:00:00Z 0
On July 8, 2016, NAPA Auto Parts Hawaii and Rotary Club of West Pearl Harbor co-sponsored a fund-raising event, a golf tournament at Ewa Beach Golf Course. West Pearl Harbor Rotary was named as beneficiary of this event. More than $3,300 was raised by the golf tournament, the majority of which will be used to award scholarships to Waipahu High School students. Please enjoy these pictures from the event: PhotoAlbums/west-pearl-harbor-and-napa-auto-parts-golf-event
2016 NAPA Benefit Golf Tournament Linda Parsons 2016-08-25 00:00:00Z 0
West Pearl Harbor Rotary 2016 School Supplies 2016-08-23 00:00:00Z 0
Photos From Action Packed Meeting 18 May 2016 2016-05-25 00:00:00Z 0
On Saturday, April 23, 2016, Leeward Community College - Phi Theta Kappa, Waipahu High School, Waipahu Intermediate, Honowai Elementary, Kaleiopu'u Elementary, Waipahu Elementary, August Ahrens Elementary and the West Pearl Harbor Rotary Club launched the annual P-20 Honor Societies Pathway to Life-Long Academic Excellence by having honors students from all participating schools come together for a joint service and fellowship project.  This year, over 150 honor students came together to paint the Waipahu High School football stadium.
Click on "Read more..." to see the photo album.
West Pearl Harbor Rotary Commemorates District 5000 Centennial Mark Silliman 2016-05-25 00:00:00Z 0
Waipahu High School Students Study P-Waves Linda Parsons 2016-04-09 00:00:00Z 0
Excellent Adventures In Hawaii Kai Linda Parsons 2016-04-09 00:00:00Z 0
Honolulu Police Dept. Presents "Active Shooters" Linda Parsons 2016-02-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 15, 2015
On 12 August 2015, Rotary District 5000's Governor for 2015-2016, Del Green, visited our club. His visit began with a roundtable discussion which helped DG Del to get to know our club, as well as for key members to share the background of West Pearl Harbor Rotary, as well as our thoughts about the club's strengths and weaknesses. Then we continued on to our regular club meeting which featured DG Del as our keynote speaker. DG Del was accompanied by Diana Doan, President-Elect of Rotary Club of Downtown Honolulu.  Enjoy the slideshow (link to the slideshow)!
2015-2016 District Governor Del Green Visits Rotary Club of West Pearl Harbor Linda Parsons 2015-08-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 15, 2015
Mr. Takashi Noguchi, President-Elect of Rotary Club of Kanagawa, Japan, visited our club on 12 Aug. 2015 and met our 2015-2016 District 5000 Governor Del Green. Stay tuned for future joint projects carried out in cooperation among the Rotary Clubs of Kanagawa and West Pearl Harbor, as well as District 5000. 
Visit From Our Sister Club Linda Parsons 2015-08-16 00:00:00Z 0
Mission To Rakhine Region, Myanmar Linda Parsons 2015-08-15 00:00:00Z 0
2015-2016 Board and Officers Celebrate Installation Linda Parsons 2015-07-11 00:00:00Z 0
Students Write Their Thanks For Dictionaries Linda Parsons 2015-06-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 04, 2015
On March 25, 2015, Mr. Takashi Noguchi of the Rotary Club of Kanagawa, Japan, and accompanied by his wife Eri, visited our club. Click "Read more..." for details and pictures from this eventful meeting.
Sisterhood Re-Established With Kanagawa, Japan Linda Parsons 2015-05-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 03, 2015
UPDATE:  West Pearl Harbor Rotary's annual fundraiser Waipahu's Got Talent took place on Friday, March 6, 2015. Young talents from all over Waipahu High School competed for prizes in singing, comedy, piano, and other categories in performing arts. Photo album in "Read more..."
Top Talents Gathered At 2015 Waipahu's Got Talent Contest Linda Parsons 2015-05-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 25, 2015
GG1410798, our application for matching grants from District 5000 and Rotary Worldwide Funds has been approved by the District 5000 Foundation committee, and has proceeded on to Rotary International for the matching Worldwide grant. This paves the way for an increase of about 3800% of funds we can provide to support the Krousar Thmey Orphanage humanitarian projects in Cambodia. Stay tuned here for progress reports. 
Global Grant Application 1410798 Passes Hurdle Linda Parsons 2015-01-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 25, 2015
Our drive to collect Back To School supplies for the Waipahu area schools continues. On Jan. 17, 2014, we had a school supplies drive in front of American Savings Bank at the Waipahu Town Center. We added a good amount of supplies to our collection which we will distribute in the fall. More details below.
School Supplies Drive Update Linda Parsons 2015-01-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 25, 2015
Students at Waipahu High School participated in the Dr. Charles K. Nishioka 4-Way Test Essay Contest. The entries were judged according to how well the writer understood and applied Rotary's Four-Way Test of the things we think, say and do. Here's the winning entry by Alexandrea Josele Uson.
The 4-Way Test Thrives At Waipahu High School Linda Parsons 2015-01-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 25, 2015
Reminder: The Waipahu's Got Talent contest will be on Friday, March 6, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. at Waipahu High School. We have a month to sell tickets, ask businesses to put the posters up on their bulletin boards, and ask companies to be corporate sponsors. The talent contest is a fundraiser for local scholarships.
Waipahu's Got Talent On March 6, 2015 Linda Parsons 2015-01-26 00:00:00Z 0
Quote of the Week - Who Said It? Linda Parsons 2013-06-12 00:00:00Z 0
Thought for the Week - Who Said It? Linda Parsons 2013-06-12 00:00:00Z 0

Welcome to our Rotary Club! 


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About The Rotary Club of West Pearl Harbor Linda Parsons 0
District 5000 Governor Laura Steelquist Visits RCWPH Linda Parsons 0