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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Along with our clubs all across Oahu, the Windward Y Service Club is helping its local branch raise funds to help those who can’t afford YMCA services. The island-wide goal of YMCA of Honolulu is $1 million for the 2015 Annual Support Campaign and Windward’s share of the target is $88,000. Click on the photo to see pictures from Windward’s first two report nights February 12 and February 19 and an opening shot from all-Oahu kickoff at Dole Cannery on February 7.

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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.

U.S. Area Bulletin. Just in: The October-December 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 and a picture and story about Nuuanu Y’s Men and Women’s Club’s 50th Anniversary celebration.

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.

RD’s Newsletter. A new newsletter from Hawaii Regional Director Bobby Stivers-Apiki.

Hawaii Region Club Bulletins: Nuuanu November/December. Kaimuki January. Central February. Kalihi January. Windward December. West Oahu 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.

78th Hawaii Region Convention Sets the Direction: For seventy-seven (77) years, the Hawaii Region has had successful conventions and without exception, so was the 78th Hawaii Region Y Service Clubs Convention. The convention was held the weekend of May 30 – June 1 at the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Kilauea Military Camp (KMC) on the Island of Hawaii. KMC, an ‘R & R’ camp for retired and active military personnel and guests was the perfect location to gather nearly seventy (70) Y Service members and guests from Hawaii, Japan and the US continent. Representing the US Area was Gene Koester, Chief Financial Officer and his lovely wife, Patty. This group photo was taken by Bob Kuwahara (West Oahu) on Sunday, June 1. Click on the picture to see an enlargement. (Ace photographer Kuwahara tried but couldn’t get himself in the picture with the others.)

More Convention Pictures: See an album of photos from the 78th Hawaii Region Convention. Click on any photo to see its enlargement.

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.


2014-2015 Officers/Leadership
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.

Aloha Gift Bags Salute Military Families at KMC
The Hawaii Region Convention had everything for everyone but one of the significant programs incorporated was Service to Our Military Families. The community service project yielded 100 ‘Aloha Gift Bags’ to families and retirees at Kilauea Military Camp (KMC). Y Service members and local businesses donated over 20 items including tote bags, children coloring books and crayons, 2015 Hawaii calendars, sanitizers, cookies, pens and even military can openers. The gift was a little token of our appreciation for their service and sacrifice to our country.

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.

New Rosters: The 2014-2015 Hawaii Region roster book is now online in the Members Only section.

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.