Welcome to the Hawaii Region
of Y Service Clubs International
Welcome to our Web pages. We are a non-profit organization of men, women and youth, dedicated to providing service to the YMCA and Hawaii's communities. Membership is very rewarding.
Sharon Ishida, Regional Director 2012-2014
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The Hawaii Region Constitution and the Leadership Guidelines of the Hawaii Region of Y Service Clubs International are now available online in the Members Only section.
Convention Registration Package: You can still register for the 77th Hawaii Region Convention May 31 to June 2 on Oahu. Get your registration forms by clicking on the link. And be sure to look at the new convention flyer (subject to change).
Playground at Windward Y. Members of Hawaii Y Service Clubs are among the 200 or so volunteers building a Disney-donated KaBOOM! playground at the Windward YMCA. Keep an eye on this photo album for more pictures.
New Hawaii Club Bulletins. Central May. Windward May. Nuuanu April. Hilo April. Hilo April printable. Kaimuki April. Hilo March. West Oahu December. Kalihi August. Club bulletins as far back as 2006 are available via Club Bulletins in the menu at left.
RD Notes. New: Regional Director Sharon Ishida’s May monthly letter to club presidents, Regional service directors and other leaders. Open to all to read.
Healthy Kids Day Photos: An album of pictures from the YMCA of Honolulu’s “Healthy Kids Day” on April 13th. Clubs of the Metropolitan District of Y Service Clubs Hawaii ran the shave ice tent. Click on the thumbnail picture to see the enlargement.
YouTube Video on Peace Art Contest: There’s a really nicely done video on YouTube explaining the “Peace Through My Eyes” art contest for fifth graders, being conducted now by the Hawaii Region Y Service Clubs and the YMCA branches. Follow the link to see the video, created by young Joy Andres of the Kaimuki Y’s Men’s Club.
New U.S. Area Bulletin. There’s a new “Y’s Alliance” out for January-March 2013 with a story about Hawaii’s Roll Back Malaria Golf Tournament, a message from Hawaii Regional Director Sharon Ishida and some good information from the Y Service Clubs International U.S. Area.
Golf Tournament Raised $3,100 for Roll Back Malaria: The Hawaii Region’s Roll Back Malaria Golf Tournament on February 8th raised $3,100 once all the accounting was done. Follow the link for story and pictures. And please try to do business with to the generous prize donors on this list. It’s the best way to say thank you.
YMCA Annual Support Campaign: The YMCA of Honolulu is wrapping up its annual support campaign, this year called “Transforming Communities, One Life at a Time.” This year the goal for YMCA headquarters and its nine branches on Oahu is $975,000. Some branches have already passed their individual goals, and as usual the six Y Service Clubs of the Metropolitan District are playing a big part in the fund raising. To see photos of the busy campaign activities at just one of there branches, go here: Windward YMCA Support Campaign Pictures.
U.S. Area Convention: Use this link to get to our Area Convention page, where you will find details of the July 18-21 convention in Las Vegas as well as the registration documents. The registration fee is $200 , not the $150 previously announced. It’s time to make plans.
News: Isaac Palathinkal of India has been elected International President Elect of Y Service Clubs International.
And clubs around the world voted against changing the legal name of our parent organization to “International Association of Y Clubs.” It remains The International Association of Y’s Men’s Clubs. Isaac, of the Mid West India Region, is a Past Area President of the India Area and has been active in Y’sdom at the international level. His bio says he’s “a sports person” and was captain of his college basketball team. He’s a highly qualified mechanical engineer and manager. Isaac will take office as IPE when the current IPE, Poul Thomsen of Denmark, becomes president July 1. As before, we can continue to call ourselves Y’s Men’s Clubs, Y’s Women’s Clubs, Y’s Men and Women’s Clubs or Y Service Clubs and the parent organization is also known as Y Service Clubs International.
Regional Bulletin: Get the six-page Winter edition of “The Bulletin Board,” official bulletin of the Hawaii Region of Y Service Clubs International.
Metro District Party: A few photos from the great-fun party held at Kalihi YMCA on January 18th by the Metropolitan District of Y Service Clubs Hawaii.
Cabinet Meeting Photos. Pictures from the Hawaii Region Mid-Year Cabinet Meeting at the Ilima Hotel on Saturday, November 3, 2012.
Windward’s “Hallo-Wine.” Check out an album of photos from Windward YMCA’s annual costume-optional fund raiser at the Koolau Golf Club on October 27th. Several Y’s Men and Y’s Women attended, including Regional Director Sharon Ishida and husband Brad.
Hilo Induction Pictures. An album of photos from the Hilo Y’s Men and Women Service Clubs induction of new members.
Convention Photos. Check out the a photo gallery from our May 4-5 Hawaii Region convention in Las Vegas. And the video of our fun slots tournament is available once again. Just click here.
New Facebook Page. Check out the early beginnings of a Facebook group page for Y Service Clubs Hawaii. Many more “friends” will soon be added. Hawaii members: To make our group an effective means of communication, please join Facebook and join our group. It is an “open” group, which means all Facebook members can read all the items posted and see all the pictures but only members of our group can post items and photos
Endowment “Golden Book” Entries. To find the names and write-ups of persons honored by your Hawaii club in the past in the Endowment Fund Golden Book of Y Service Clubs International, enter just your club number in the appropriate blank in this page of the U.S. Area website. Club numbers are: Central, 388. East Kauai, 228. Hilo, 224. Kaimuki, 227. Kalihi, 371. Maui, 225. Nuuanu, 226. West Oahu, 340. Windward 296.
Acronyms Used in Y’sdom Our organization’s documents and reports are full of acronyms and some of them can be pronounced as words like “ape” and “why sigh.” Don’t know what they all mean? Click here for a list.