Rotary strives to achieve it’s objective of “Service Above Self” through activities in four primary areas. These are often referred to as the Four Avenues of Service.
This “Avenue” promotes the development of acquaintances as an opportunity for service. It involves the activities necessary to make the Club function successfully and achieve its goals.
Last year, we held our Chao! Ciao! Chow! fundraiser at the Pacific Club. Monies raised are used for scholarships and service efforts.
This area represents the opportunity that each Rotarian has to represent the dignity and utility of one’s vocation as an opportunity to serve society. Rotarians promote and foster high ethical standards in business and professions and promote the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations. Click here to view the Declaration of Rotarians in Business & Professions.
This “Avenue” relates to the activities that Rotarians undertake to improve the quality of life in their community. Particular emphasis is given to helping children, needy families, the aged, the handicapped, and those most in need of assistance. Rotarians also strive to promote the ideal of service in their personal, business, and community lives. Recent flagship projects include:
Japan Tomodachi – Spearheaded by member Masa Edamura, Honolulu Sunrise donated $25,500 to provide emotional support for orphaned children and counseling for all students at the Soma Isobe Elementary School in Fukushima. We also gave our sister club, Niigata Bandai Rotary Club, $5,000 to assist Fukushima evacuees who relocated in the Niigata area. Niigata Bandai past president Mr. Komoro pledged an additional $5,000 to assist Rotary’s Fukushima District in their post-tsunami efforts.
Voyager Charter School Painting – Initiated the “Honolulu Sunrise Circle of Giving” in which past Sunrise service recipients took up paint brushes to help Voyager School.
Camping – Our annual camping trips spearheaded by Ret. Col Kamemoto offers a fun time for club members, members of Hoopono (blind adults) and friends from the Cambodian community.
In this area, Rotarians strive for the advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service. International Service Projects are designed to meet the humanitarian needs of people in many lands, with particular emphasis on the most underprivileged children and families in developing countries.
eGlobal Family – eGlobal Family was started by a member of our club and continues to be a vital part of our international service.
Japan Tomodachi – see community service above.