Welcome to the Hawaii Region
of Y Service Clubs International, U.S. Area
Welcome to our Y Service website. Here you will find valuable information about our Hawaii Region, US Area and Y Service Clubs. You will especially learn about the exciting and dynamic activities of our Region’s programs and services. If you are a Y Service Member visiting our site or islands, please leave us an email message. We would love to hear from you. From all the members of the Hawaii Region Y Service Clubs, we say Mahalo nui loa . . . . thank you very much for visiting us.
Bobby Stivers-Apiki, Regional Director 2014-2016
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YMCA Healthy Kids Day. Winners of this year’s “Peace Through My Eyes” contest pose with their art work and awards on stage at the YMCA of Honolulu’s Healthy Kids Day April 11. The contest was run by the Hawaii Region of Y Service Clubs International among elementary school kids attending the Y. Click on the picture to see more pjotos of Healthy Kids Day activities, including our Metro District’s shave ice stand. To see the art work, pictures of most of the children who won prizes in the Peace Project and information about them click here.
Endowment Dinner. A popular event for about 15 years, the Endowment Dinner of the Metropolitan District of Y Service Clubs Hawaii is coming up again, on May 22, at the Manoa Grand Ballroom in Makiki. In addition to honoring friends and supporters living and passed, the evening includes the friendly but formal candle light ceremony of induction of new members. No-host cocktails from 6 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m. Early-bird pricing this year is $32 but to get that rate for the dinner you have to make your reservation by Tax Day, April 15, Otherwise it’s $40. Checks go to Metro Treasurer Ken Kadomoto. Check your Hawaii Region roster for the mailing address or contact Ray Seto, Endowment Fund Regional Service Director, firstname.lastname@example.org.
RD’s Message. Hawaii Regional Director Bobby Stivers-Apiki has a message to Hawaii clubs as we move into April -- leadership training, malaria awareness, our 79th Convention and more. Go to Bobby’s page.
79th Hawaii Region Convention, May 13-14, 2015
It’s time to make your reservations for the information-filled 79th Annual Convention of the Hawaii Region of Y Service Clubs International, to be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, May 13-14 2015. Go to our Convention 2015 page for all the information, as well as links to file your registration to attend. There are going to be strong business and educational sessions but a lot of fun too and plenty of time to enjoy the attractions of Las Vegas. See also the new flyer about the slots tournament.
Hawaii Region Club Bulletins: Central March. Kaimuki March. Nuuanu January. West Oahu February. Kalihi January. Windward December. . East Kauai June. . Hilo July/August. Club bulletins as far back as 2006 are available via Hawaii Club Bulletins in the menu at left.
YMCA Annual Support Campaign Members of the Y Service Clubs on Oahu brought in more than $143,000 in pledges for the YMCA of Honolulu’s Annual Support Campaign for 2015, as of March 30. That was more than 14 percent of the total donations from all sources which added up to just over $993,000 at the end of March. We’ve subsequently learned that the Y’s total goal of a million dollars has been achieved and passed and our club members played an important part in that success.
U.S. Area Bulletin. Just in: The January-March issue of “Y’s Alliance,” bulletin of the U.S. Area of Y Service Clubs International. It has a lot of informative articles about Y’sdom, including news from the Hawaii Region.
“Youth World” A new issue of “Youth World” is out and you can get it by clicking on the thumbnail picture at left. This is the February issue of the publication produced by Youth Intern Dominique Fernandez
U.S. Area Convention The U.S. Area of Y Service Clubs International is ready to take reservations for the informative and active Area Convention that is planned for July 9-12 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Click on the image to get all the information you need to take part in this great convention. The Area Convention only happens once every two years and it would be great to have a significant Hawaii delegation at this one.
Nuuanu 50th Anniversary. See photos from the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Nuuanu Y’s Men and Women’s Club, held November 16 at the Natsunoya Tea House in Honolulu.
Mid-Year Cabinet Photos -- See an album of photos from the Hawaii Region Mid-Year Cabinet Meeting held in Waikiki on November 8. Here Sharon Ishida, immediate past regional director, holds up a phone so attendees can hear a message from Regional Director Bobby Stivers-Apiki.
Members Only page has been changed to include the Club Service Awards form for the 2014-2015 year and some other documents, including the Metro District Constitution.
From International President -- A new “e-Communiqué” has been issued by Isaac Palathinkal, international president of Y Service Clubs International. For some it’s best read on-screen or you can download and print here. Lots of valuable information.
International “E-News” -- The latest online newsletter from the Geneva headquarters of Y Service Clubs International has lots of news and valuable information and you can see it here.
2014-2015 Goals Hawaii Region Y Service Clubs: Right Time. Right Now. This is the Hawaii Region Y Service Club theme for 2014-2016 and the Y Service Club Leadership Team #1 will focus on Five Areas of Strength. We will . . .
- strengthen our purpose and partnerships with the Hawaii State YMCAs;
- strengthen our membership with a planned member campaign; branding and renewing traditions;
- strengthen our relationships that will last a lifetime within clubs, region, area and international;
- strengthen our ‘experiences’ through purposeful region programs and activities and
- strengthen our trainings to develop leaders amongst leaders.
Regional Director Bobby Stivers-Apiki has a great team elected with him to serve the Hawaii Region of Y Service Clubs International. Go to this page to learn more about the Regional and Club Officers.
Peace Project Video: A seven-minute video now posted on YouTube tells about our 2014 “Peace Through My Eyes” poster/essay project for kids and features the winners. Slides start after a three-minute musical introduction. (News of the 2015 Peace Project is coming soon.)
Endowment Dinner 2014: Photos of the annual Endowment Dinner held on May 16th by the Metropolitan District of the Hawaii Region of Y Service Clubs International.
Join our Hawaii Region Facebook Group: Receive automatic notifications when new items are posted. Hear from friends of Y’sdom around the world. As a group member you can post your own items, add your club bulletin, show photos of events etc. First, make your own Facebook page. It’s simple and it can be as private or public as you want. Then go to the Hawaii Region group page (link through the logo here) and ask to be a member. Our administrator will approve you. Everyone can see the page but only members can post to it.
U.S. Area Facebook Page: The U.S. Area of Y Service Clubs has its own new national Facebook page. It’s ”public” and that means anyone can read it and anyone with a Facebook page can post items to it.
International Bulletin: The latest “Y’s Men’s World” publication of Y Service Clubs International, full of interesting and valuable information, is available here.
“Golden Book” Endowment Honorees: 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.