Welcome to our Y Service website. Here you will find valuable information about our Hawaii Region, US Area and International 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.
Phil Sammer, Regional Director Hawaii, 2018-2020
To be a worldwide fellowship of men and women of all faiths working together in mutual respect and affection, based on the teachings of Jesus Christ, and with a common loyalty to the Young Men’s Christian Association, striving through active service to develop, encourage and provide leadership to build a better world for all mankind.
The Hawaii Region Y Service Clubs (Y’s Men & Women’s Clubs), in partnership with the YMCA, shall provide leadership initiatives that contribute to stronger individuals, clubs, communities and a better world.
YMCA Healthy Kids Day 2018 was held at YMCA Camp Erdman on Saturday April 14, during some of the worst storms Honolulu has had, but rain didn’t stop the fun or keep people from coming. They waited in the rain for shuttle buses to take them to the camp on Oahu’s North Shore from Waialua High and despite the foul weather many enjoyed the shave ice sold by the Metro District Y Service Clubs. Photos by Russ Lynch and Maurice Shimonishi.
Nuuanu Y’s Men and Women’s Club had a very successful bread and book sale on Saturday April 7. Cinnamon bread for $5 a loaf and all kinds of great books at various prices. in the pictures below: Cheryl Dacus and Celine Allouchery with satisfied customer Mile Broderick, president and CEO of YMCA of Honolulu. On the right, the Nuuanu club’s team taking a breather. Club President Maurice Shimonishi had these comments: Book Sale – a product that sells itself! The buyers are happy as they give gifts from their heart. Nuuanu made $800 from the book sale — no selling by any members. A big box was left out a month before the sale announcing the coming event and saying donatio0ns of books gladly accepted, On sale day members out all the books on tables. Members did no selling — the books did the selling themselves. We left with $300 after which we put up a sign “please make your donation to the service center saturday afternoon, Sunday, Monday morning. We got another $500, a total of $800 for the book sale. Try it. You ay like the results. PS: If you hold your sale after us we would gladly give you the 14 boxes of unsold books.
Windward Y Service Club held a big plant sale on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at the Windward YMCA in Kailua. As these photos say a lot of hard work went into preparing plants for the event as well as in the four-hour sale itself. Most of the proceeds will go to the Windward YMCA Annual Campaign which raises money to help fund Y programs for those who need them but can’t afford them.
On January 27 the YMCA kicked off its 2018 Annual Campaign at a branch for volunteer fund raiders at the Honolulu Country Club. The plan is to raise $1 million, most of which will go towards financial help at the nine Oahu branches for those who need the Y but cannot afford it. Among the 225 people at the kickoff were members of the Y Service Clubs in Honolulu. That organization raises a substantial portion of the annual campaign donations as part of our service to the YMCA.
The Windward YMCA held a traditional blessing of its extensively renovated swimming pool on January 5, 2018. Much of the ceremony was a remembrance of Sue Wild, the benefactor who made the work possible. Sue, a strong supporter of the Y and a leader in water aerobics and other exercises for seniors, died December 12, 2017, so didn’t see her great work finished.
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