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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Healthy Kids Day 2014. See the photo album. The Metro District Y Service Clubs of Hawaii once again ran the big shave ice stand and this year the Hawaii Region presented local winners of the “Peace Through My Eyes” kids’ contest.
Club Service Awards. New instructions and forms for the annual Awards program are now online in the Members Only section.
Endowment Dinner. The annual Endowment Dinner held by the Metropolitan District of Y Service Clubs Hawaii is set for Friday, May 16. Golden Book honorees will be recognized at this rewarding and fun event and there will be a ceremonies to induct new members and install club officers. This flyer has the details. Note the April 19 deadline for an “early bird” discount.
New Hawaii Club Bulletins. Central April. Nuuanu February. Kaimuki March. Kalihi March. Windward January. Nuuanu November Part II. Hilo July/August. West Oahu June. Club bulletins as far back as 2006 are available via Club Bulletins in the menu at left.
U.S. Area Bulletin. The January-March issue of “Y’s Alliance,” bulletin of the U.S. Area of Y Service Clubs International, has been published. It has a lot of informative articles about Y’sdom and a detailed Hawaii update by our Regional Director Sharon Ishida.
Convention 2014: Updates have been added to this page March 20, 2014 -- Places to Eat and Maps. All the current information and registration forms for the fabulous 78th Hawaii Region Convention of Y Service Clubs International, to be held May 30-June 1, 2014, at Kilauea Military Camp in the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the “Big Island,” these days usually called Hawaii island.
RD Notes. New for March: Regional Director Sharon Ishida’s latest “RD Notes” is out, for March 2014.
RDE’s “Hooray” Newsletter. The latest note from Regional Director Elect Bobby Stivers-Apiki is a call for volunteers to serve with him when he becomes Regional Director.
Annual Support Campaign Kickoff. See an album of photos from the YMCA of Honolulu’s annual fund raiser launching at Dole Cannery.
International Bulletin: The latest “Y’s Men’s World” publication of Y Service Clubs International, full of interesting and valuable information, is available here.
Mid-Year Meeting Photos: The Hawaii Region had a busy and productive Mid-Year Cabinet Meeting on November 2nd at the Ilima Hotel in Waikiki. Details will be reported soon but meanwhile here are some photos. Click on one picture to enlarge and you can flip through the album or download pictures to keep.
Hallo-Wine: Some photos from Windward YMCA’s successful “Hallo-Wine” wine- and beer-tasting events held on November 2, 2013.
New on Facebook: 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.
Chicken Sale: Nuuanu Y’s Men and Women’s Club had its annual BBQ chicken sale at Nuuanu YMCA, Sunday, September 22. They’ve been running this fund raiser since 1970.
RDE’s Newsletter: Bobby Stivers-Apiki, Regional Director Elect of the Hawaii Region, Y Service Clubs International, keeps us posted with useful info and gives us a fun way to help him pick his theme for the region when he becomes regional director next year.
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.
2013 Convention Photos: An album of pictures from parts of the 77th Convention of the Hawaii Region of Y Service Clubs International.
Brotherhood Fund Delegate: Hsiu-Keen “HK” Chen from the Taipei Downtown Y’s Men’s Club in Taiwan, was an International Brotherhood Fund delegate to Hawaii for our 77th Hawaii Region Convention and when he was not at the meetings he was hosted on Oahu by the Windward Y Service Club, on Kauai by the East Kauai Y’s Men’s Club and on Hawaii island by the Hilo Y’s Men & Women Service Club. Hilo’s Booby Stivers-Apiki documented HK’s Big Island trip with stories and photos in this special bulletin.
2013-2014 Roster Book. The Hawaii Region’s newest membership roster book is now available online. You’ll need a password to open it, because we want to keep our email addresses and other private information as private as possible. Your club president knows the password.
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.
Playground at Windward Y. Members of Hawaii Y Service Clubs were among the 200 or so volunteers who built a Disney-donated KaBOOM! playground at the Windward YMCA. This photo album shows some of the action.
Healthy Kids Day Photos: An album of pictures from the YMCA of Honolulu’s “Healthy Kids Day” on April 13th, 2013. 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, conducted 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.
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.
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.