Resources

International Y Service

The International Association of Y’s Men’s Club is oriented to serving the worldwide YMCA and the communities in which it is as present throughout the world. Y’s Men International is a world-wide fellowship of persons of all faiths working constructively together, based on the teaching of Jesus Christ, in partnership with and supporting the YMCA, its mission to strive through active service to develop, encourage and provide leadership to build better world for all mankind. Y Service International works with and partners with United Nations, World Health Organization (WHO) and other international organizations.


The Hawaii Region of Y Service will focus on Roll Back Malaria, the world-wide project to defeat malaria that kills 3,000 children daily. The Region will support:


*Roll Back Malaria
 is the global framework for coordinated action against malaria. Y”s Men International are working in partnership with the Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to deliver funds for the purchase of long lasting insecticide mosquito nets for distribution in high-burden areas.

Y’s Men and Women work for better international understanding through such programs as:

  • Brotherhood Fund – Enabling members to travel and visit member families of Y’s Men and Y’s Women in other countries.
  • International Brother Club Program – Club members learn about people in other parts of the world through exchange of letters, slides, tapes, visits, etc.
  • Youth Educational Exchange Program (YEEP) – Youth are given a possibility to study, live and travel for one year or less in a foreign country, living as a member of a Y’s Men and Y’s Women’s family.
  • Short Term Exchange Program (STEP) – Children and grandchildren of Y’s Men and Y’s Women between the ages of 15 to 25 stay with a Y’s Men’s or Y’s Women’s family from 3 to 11 weeks.
  • “Time of Fast” International Project – Money is raised basically through asking each member to fast for one or several meals during a specific month (usually February) and contribute the money thus saved to the “Time of Fast” fund.

To learn more about Y’s Men International, go to the International Web page at http://www.ysmen.org/

YMCAs in Hawaii

In Partnership: Y Service Clubs & YMCA

Y Service Clubs are dedicated to support and provide services to local YMCAs in Hawaii. Below are YMCAs and Y Service Club Partners:

The Island of Hawaii YMCA

300 W. Lanikaula Street
Hilo, Hawaii 96720
808-935-3722
FrontDesk@ymcahilo.org

Hilo Y’s Men & Women Service Club
Ken Okimoto, Club President
ko1054@aol.com

Central Branch YMCA

401 Atkinson Drive
Honolulu, Hawaii 96814
808-934-3344

Central Y Service Club
Phil Sammer, Club President
philsammer@gmail.com

Nuuanu Branch YMCA

1441 Pali Highway
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
808-536-3556

Nuuanu Y’s Men and Women’s Club
Maurice Shimonishi, Club President
msstravelperks@hawaii.rr.com

Atherton Branch YMCA

1810 University Avenue
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822

No Y Service Club

YMCA of Kauai

P.O. Box 1786
Lihue, Hawaii 96766
808-246-9090

East Kauai Y’s Men’s Club
Tom Tannery, Club President
ymcaofkauai@hawai.rr.com

Kalihi Branch YMCA

1335 Kalihi Street
Honolulu, Hawaii 96819
808-848-2494

Kalihi Y Service Club
Tony Pfaltzgraff, Club President
tonypfff@mail.com

 

West Oahu/Mililani Branch YMCA

95-10 Hikikaulia Street
Mililani, Hawaii 96789
808-625-1040

West Oahu Y’s Men’s Club
Duke Chung, Club President
chungs@hawaii.rr.com

YMCA Camp H.R. Erdman

169-385 Farrington Highway
Waialua, Hawaii 96791
808-637-4615

No Y Service Club

Maui Family YMCA

250 Kanaloa Avenue
Kahului, Hawaii 96732

Maui Y Service Club
Donna Jones, Club President
mauidj@hotmail.com

Kaimuki-Waialae Branch YMCA

4835 Kilauea Avenue
Honolulu, Hawaii 96816
808-737-5544

Kaimuki Y Service Club
Tiffany Kiyabu-Nishimura, Club President
kaimuki.ysmenclub@gmail.com

 

Windward Branch YMCA

1200 Kailua Road
Kailua, Hawaii 96734
808-261-0808

Windward Y Service Club
Karla Redding, Club President
2happycoconuts@gmail.com

Leeward Branch YMCA

94-440 Mokuola Street
Waipahu, Hawaii 96797
808-671-2494

No Y Service Club