Club History

How Our Club Got Its Start

An inspiration for peace

In June of 2013, just prior to beginning one of his many years of service to Rotary, this time as President of Rotary International, Sakuji Tanaka dedicated his year and set his theme as “Peace Through Service”

Many of our members attended his peace forums in Berlin, Honolulu or Hiroshima.  Since then, this group of Tanaka disciples have been determined that his vision have a future.  The Rotary eClub District 5000 Hawaii is a peace-focused eClub formed in the image and inspiration by RI President Tanaka’s “Peace Through Service” mantra.

President Tanaka is an honorary member of our Club and we strive every day to seek out connections, form relationships and sponsor projects that make our world a more peaceful, healthy and prosperous place.

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Past President of Rotary International, Sakuji Tanaka and Rotarian Noko Yoshida
Past President of Rotary International, Sakuji Tanaka speaks to attendees of the Rotary International 2014 Convention in Sydney, Australia
planting peace tree
Good friends, past RI President Sakuji Tanaka and our Club Treasurer, Steve Yoshida planted a ceremonial tree in Happiness Park, Hilo Hawaii.
President Tanaka receiving gifts of thanks
President Tanaka and his wife receiving thank you gifts from our Club President, Kat Haber