Remebering Officer Kalama


Our Diamonds in the Rough is a scholarship program developed by the Rotary Club of Metropolitan Honolulu for underserved and underfinanced high school seniors with promise and potential in their years ahead. They are typically students that could greatly benefit from attending community college or university, but are not in the “top tier” sought by other scholarships available. Many are the first in their family to attend college.  Our scholarship program continues, with up to 3 students awarded annually.

Our recipient in 2003 was no exception. Kaulike Kalama, a McKinley High School senior was raised by his grandmother who inspired him to apply to college.  He wrote in his essay that his goal was to become a policeman or fireman as he had a “sense of doing right things.” With his scholarship of $2500, he attended Honolulu Community College for the Administration of Justice Program.

Officer Kalama’s career was tragically cut short as he was slain along with fellow officer Tiffany Enriquez while on duty in what is locally known as the “Diamond Head Fire.”  Our club, lead by Metro Rotarians Alan Hayashi and Gloria Chang were inspired to memorialize Kaulike’s original  essay.  This picture is a presentation to Officer Kalama’s son Kaumana of this essay framed.  This was done at HPD headquarters, flanked by Kaulike’s uncle, a police officer and his guardian, Chief Susan Ballard, current Metro President Gwen Pacarro and Gloria Chang.  Our hope is that this essay will provide insights for Kaumana about his father at his age, and guidance in the future at times of critical decisions in his life.

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Rotarians Respond to Floods


Mud, Mud Everywhere and Rotarians out in the middle of it

Rotarians from three different Oahu clubs came together to help in the recovery from damaging floods.  Responding to an urgent call for help, Rotarians from Hawaii Kai, West Pearl Harbor, and Metropolitan Honolulu Clubs met at a northern Oahu farm greatly affected by flood waters and rivers of mud.

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Bellows Beach Clean Up 2020-12-03 10:00:00Z 0

Rotarians Give Thanks

On a gloriously beautiful day, Metro Rotarians went out last Saturday to Northern Oahu to plant trees and help reforest the area.  This was part of the annual ROTARIANS GIVE THANKS effort where we go and serve the community on Thanksgiving Weekend to show appreciation for all the blessings we enjoy.
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Metro Support to RYSE Continues!

Our own Beverly Marica recently dropped off a full car load of items that she collected and also that she received from her numerous friends among her Windward Oahu paddling community.  Bev energized her friends, let them know about the worthy cause and the response was excellent. Some of the donations included Kitchen and Cookware like pots, pans, and a rice cooker, shoes, bath towels, and more.
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Rotarians Support Large Food Distribution Effort

Rotarians from Metro Rotary, Metro Rotaract, and Sunrise Rotary volunteered at an Aloha Harvest massive food distribution event hosted by the Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Association on Wednesday 29 July. This activity served 700 furloughed Oahu hospitality workers and their families, a group highly affected by the ongoing Pandemic and its ensuing economic damage to the tourism sector.  
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Hawaii Theater Tour 2019-09-19 10:00:00Z 0
Surfing The Nation - Feeding the homeless 2019-08-22 10:00:00Z 0
Roz Cooper - 2019/2020 President 2019-07-11 10:00:00Z 0
Rotarians at Work - Kalihi Elementary School 2019-04-29 10:00:00Z 0
Something Rotten - 2019 Fundraiser 2019-04-24 10:00:00Z 0
Quote of the Week - Who Said It? Jason Kama 2014-05-20 00:00:00Z 0
Thought for the Week - Who Said It? Jason Kama 2014-05-20 00:00:00Z 0
Mark Your Calendars! Jason Kama 2014-05-20 00:00:00Z 0

Welcome to our new website!

Rotary International is the world's first service club organization, with more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs worldwide. Rotary club members are volunteers who work locally, regionally, and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace, and eradicate polio under the motto Service Above Self.
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Security and Integrity of Your Data

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ClubRunner secures all your private information using the latest security technologies. Hosted in a world class data centre with redundant power, Internet backbones and 24/7 security and monitoring, you can rest assured that your club data is safe and protected. Your members' contact information is secured behind unique logins and passwords. Access to information is also restricted, for example, a member can only view the list of members, but can modify his or her own personal information.

Data on the server is protected by TCP/IP filtering, firewall and anti-virus software that protect against any unauthorized intrusion. Backups of data are made daily and stored off-site.

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