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About Us

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

Our Purpose

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.

Our Mission

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.

Latest News

Peace Project

East Kauai Y’s Men’s Club member, the late Jennie Yukimura, suggested a way to encourage children to express and personalize their concept of peace through an art and short essay contest. Her vision started the Peace Through My Eyes poster and essay contest for children attending YMCA programs during the Spring Intersession. 2022 marks its 10th year of the contest.

Delegates at the convention unanimously voted to rename this annual Hawaii Region’s “Peace through My Eyes” to the Jennie Yukimura Peace Through My Eyes contest in remembrance of this beloved Y’s Men member. Click here to watch the video of the 2022 winners: https://youtu.be/veNLRAQGL7E.

Hawaii Region Convention

The 85th Annual Hawaii Region Convention was held via Zoom. Highlights from the convention includes seven Golden Member videos (50+ years of service), Atherton Y Service Clubs Environmental Presentation, Peace Project Video, and Guest Speakers: U.S. Area President Elect Doug Jones, YMCA of Honolulu CEO Greg Waibel, and The Island of Hawaii YMCA CEO Wendy Botelho.  Click here to view the Convention videos: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlVBJNtjaGrW7f3cQmsA_r2F738z2ig8l.

Hilo has been selected as the location for the 2023 86th Annual Hawaii Region Convention. Hilo Y’s Men and Women’s Club will be hosting the convention with Convention co-chairs Duke Chung and Bobby-Stivers Apiki. The 2023 Hawaii Region Convention Committee will begin to meet in July to start planning for the convention next year.

Brother Club Fellowship

Nu’uanu Y’s Men & Women’s Club hosted a dinner event at Mini Garden restaurant for Miki Tanikawa. Miki Tanikawa is the son of Kan Tanikawa from Nuuanu’s brother club Osaka Centennial. He is an Associate Professor at Akita University and took a special one year course at Harvard University Law School. Club President Isaac Sakamoto presented a replica of the Congressional Gold Medal Awarded to Chinese American Veterans who served during World War II to Susan Wong. Susan’s father served in the US Army during WWII and is still living.

New Crosswalk

Kalihi Y Service Club member Dan Takamatsu helped to paint a much needed crosswalk from the Teen Center to the grassy area before the summer program starts. It will help remind YMCA members driving out of the parking area to be cautious. Dan also helped to restripe the parking lot stalls and lines a few years ago.

United for Ukraine

Hawaii Region Y Service Club members and YMCA staff, Cassidy Inamasu and Bryan Murphy, worked with the YMCA Changemakers and hosted the United for Ukraine fundraiser to support humanitarian aid for children from Ukraine. The event was attended by 350 people. Over $6000 was raised which will be donated to the YMCA efforts in the region. KITV News Feature featuring Interview with A+ Student Leaders, Cassidy Inamasu, and Ally Coloma: https://youtu.be/yu7ZJRjhkf8

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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 and ask to be a member. Our administrator will approve you. Everyone can see the page but only members can post to it.