Entries by MetroRotary Communications

William Kanui, A Story From the Grave

Cemetery Pupu Theater & William Kanui, A Story From the Grave: Tom Woods, Hawaii Mission Houses Tom described this unique dinner theatre experience sponsored by the Hawaiian Mission Houses, as “history comes “alive” at Honolulu’s Cemeteries.” You will find yourself standing by the actual headstone where actors perform a monologue of the lives of the […]

Hawaii Quality of Life – Steve Petranik

Hawaii Quality of Life Report 2014 Steve Petranik, Hawaii Business Magazine Hawaii Business, the premier business magazine in Hawaii, did a Hawaii Quality of Life Report 2014, published at the end of 2013. Steve Petranik, editor of Hawaii Business, walked us through some of the fascinating statistics contained in the report. In 12 years of People’s […]

State Fiscal Balance, How would you know?

  State Fiscal Balance, How would you know? Paul Brewbaker, TZ Economics Paul Brewbaker, Ph.D., who has spoken often at Metro Rotary, managed to turn the science of economics into entertainment, helping us all to understand (as much as is possible) what has been going on in the Hawaii economy. He presentation was punctuated by several […]

Langley Ukulele Ensemble

The Langley Ukulele Ensemble from Langley, British Columbia has performed for the club since 1998 only missing their Hawaiian performances in 2013. Last year Peter Lunango retired as ensemble leader and took the family on a much deserved vacation to Italy where they spent the month of July on the Positano Coast. Glad to have […]

Rotary at a Glance – July 23, 2014

Rotary at a Glance Rotary brings together a global network of volunteer leaders who dedicate their time talent and treasure to tackle the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. Rotary connects 1.2 million members from more than 200 countries and geographical areas. Their work impacts lives at both the local and international levels, from helping families […]

Hawaii Opera is HOT!

Our guest Speaker: Simon Crookall, Exec. Director, Hawaii Opera Theatre Hawaii Opera Theatre (HOT for short—isn’t that a great acronym!) started in 1960 as part of the Honolulu Symphony Orchestra. It became a separate organization in 1980, and produces three operas each year. Simon Crookall, Executive Director, provided a wonderful overview of the organization, its […]

International Service Update – Hemodialysis

There are many competing needs in this world; personal interest, some degree of tenacity, and – most of all – dedicated, dependable international partners are necessary for success. Since with the new Rotary grant structure almost all Rotary clubs need to partner up with others to meet funding goals outreach has become particularly important. Secondly, […]

Rotary at a Glance – July 16, 2014

Ever wonder why the Rotary year begins 1 July? The international convention initially played a key role in determining the start date of our fiscal and administrative year. Rotary’s first fiscal year began the day after the first convention ended, on 18 August 1910. The 1911-12 fiscal year also related to the convention, beginning with […]

An Update on Broadcast Media

An Update on Broadcast Media Our featured speaker: Rick Blangiardi, General Manager, Hawaii News Now By Gloria Chang Rick Blangiardi, General Manager of Hawaii News Now, gave an entertaining update on current television, news, and what consumers to-day expect from media. Blangiardi has been in the business since 1977, and television was a very different […]