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.
Club members came together via Zoom to honor and send well wishes for Nato Mikasa’s 100th Birthday. Nato Mikasa is the charter member of the East Kauai Y’s Men Club founded in 1950. He is the longest serving Y’s Men club member in the Hawaii Region, possibly worldwide, at 72 years. He was recently honored with a congratulatory letter from the Y’s Men International President Dr. Kim Sang-Chae, as a Golden Member with 50+ Years of Service, and got to take part in the Golden Member video series.
Nu’uanu Y’s Men and Women’s Club hosted an in-person business meeting at the Nu’uanu YMCA. The Endowment Fund Golden Book certificate was presented to their honoree and club member, Wes Nakamura for all he has contributed to the club. Club members were ecstatic to be together again. The next meeting will be in-person in May.
Kalihi Y Service Club and family members spent their Saturday morning picking up rubbish at Nu’uanu Valley Park as part of YMI’s Week4Waste. The sports court and sidewalks were also cleared of fallen branches, leaves, and pods from the large trees. Week4Waste is a Y’s Men International program to help address the growing amount of solid waste while helping to beautify the local community. For more information about YMI’s Week4Waste, please visit: https://www.ysmen.org/our-work/environment/week4waste/.
Y’s Men International is committed to making the world a better place by addressing its most urgent needs. This video highlights some of the wonderful community service projects done by YMI members and clubs all around the world.
Hilo Y’s Men & Women’s Club honored Oscar Panem, a dedicated club member for 32 years, at their “Golden Book” Endowment Dinner. The “Golden Book” records for posterity the “Golden Deeds” of Y’s Men. One of his major contributions to the club is working together with his family members and coworkers to help to set-up and break down the club’s annual Christmas tree lot. Presentation of this recognition was made by Club President Patricia Dunn and CEO of The Island of Hawaii YMCA & club member Wendy Botelho.
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