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.
RDE Melanie Kaaihue-Yoshida attended the three-day Regional Direct Elect Summit held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. YMI HQ hosted this event to train all incoming/upcoming Regional Directors, Area Presidents, and International Committee Members about YMI, the goals for the next 100 years, and information to better help with their leadership position. About 70 representatives from Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Canada/Caribbean, India, Korea, and South America attended.
Club member Ray Seto worked with local and national government offices to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Y’s Men. He received responses from Governor David Ige, Honolulu County Mayor Rick Blangiardi, U.S. Senator Brian Schatz, State Senate, and State House of Representatives. Bobby Stivers-Apiki was able to receive a proclamation from Hawaii County Mayor Mitch Roth. Hawaii Region representatives met at the State Senate to receive the State Senate proclamation and met with Representative Bert Kobayashi at Nuuanu YMCA to receive the State House of Representative proclamation.
Y’s Men and Y Service Clubs kicked off a weeklong celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Y’s Men. Y’s Men was started on May 5, 1922 in Toledo, Ohio by Judge Paul William Alexander as a way to fundraise to help support YMCA programs. The club grew within the US with the first Hawaii club chartered in 1926 at the Nu’uanu branch. The celebration will continue throughout the year. To learn more about the 100th Anniversary, please visit: https://www.ysmen.org/centenary/.
YMCA of Honolulu held its annual Healthy Kids Day at six Oahu branches. YMCAs opened their doors to the public and offered a variety of free family friendly-activities, information booths, and food. Club members helped at different branches from activities, making/serving food, and general volunteer duties.
Atherton, Kaimuki, and Central Club members helped Atherton YMCA and their student board make leis for their fundraising event. A potluck dinner was served and all attendees participated in an icebreaker event before the lei making. Volunteers help to fulfill custom lei orders purchased for graduations and other special events. New lei orders are still being accepted: https://ymcacustomlei.funraise.org/.
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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.