Club Information
Welcome to our Club!
Lahaina Sunrise

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 8:00 a.m.
Hawaiʻi Wildlife Discovery Center
2435 Kaanapali Parkway
3rd Floor
Lahaina, HI 96761-1266
United States of America
Join us at Whaler's Village on the 3rd Floor at the Hawaiʻi Wildlife Discovery Center. Please feel free to bring your own coffee/tea/water.
President's Message
Aloha and Welcome to Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunrise …
“Create Hope In The World”… is the 2023 International Rotary Theme…
What does “Create Hope In The World” mean to you?
If it means passing out school supplies at our schools, supporting the Maui Food
Bank each year, help clean up our beaches, provide dozens of rescue tubes at our
beaches, tutor and mentor students of all ages, provide annual $5000 Rotary
Scholarships, give various goodies to our kupuna during the holidays, give
vocational scholarships to members of our community pursuing careers ranging
from CDL training to farming and much more, donating multiple Christmas trees
to families over the Holidays, inviting members of our community and from all
over the world to come speak at our meetings to educate us on projects, business
and volunteer opportunities, provide monetary or physical support to rural
communities all over the world to help fight polio, build schools, fresh water and
help rebuild after disasters…
Then welcome to Rotary …. The projects listed are just a snapshot of what we do,
so come visit us any Tuesday morning at the Pioneer Inn to learn more of
upcoming community service projects and have fun with us!
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Our first 4 rounds of Vocational Sponsorships were such a success that we are doing a 5th round! If you were thinking about applying or missed our previous deadlines, please get us your application by April 8, 2024.
We are supporting vocational tradespeople directly affected by the recent Lahaina/Upcountry Maui Fires. Our intention is to assist in the replacement of tools and/or devices essential to one’s vocation or trade that were lost or damaged beyond repair in the fires. These items would be considered necessary to perform one’s trade and one would not be able to continue within their profession without replacement of these specific items. Examples of such vocations include but are not limited to: Electricians, Plumbers, General Construction, Hair Stylists, Pet Groomers, Artists, Automobile Repair Technicians, Technology Specialists, Massage Therapists, Agricultural Workers, and Landscapers. The Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunrise (RCLS) reserves the right to approve the sponsorship of any vocation.  **Please note that the tools must have been lost in the August 2023 fire.**
We have 20 (Twenty) Vocational Sponsorships up to the value of $750.00 each to replace essential items. Upon approval from RCLS, recipients of this vocational sponsorship program will be notified that they will receive the tools and/or supplies as requested. All items will be purchased & delivered by members of the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunrise. Applicants will not be reimbursed for items already purchased and no requests for items will be accepted over $750.00 (including tax and shipping). The first qualified 20 applicants will receive sponsorships.
Applications must be received to our email to arrive no later than midnight April 8, 2024.


From Hawai'i Rotary District Governor Mark Merriam:

August 9, 2023 was a tragic day for our Rotarians, families and friends on the Island of Maui. The fires across the island have changed lives forever. Truly devastating. Our sympathy, thoughts and prayers are with everyone impacted.

As people of action, we can take immediate action. As we come together to recover and rebuild, we need to support each other. We need to Create Hope for Maui.

Through our Rotary District 5000 Foundation, a relief fund has been established. Foundation President Dave Hamil and Treasurer Sharon Amano will handle all donations. A committee will be organized shortly to find the greatest needs for distribution of monies. A single fund will be the most helpful over time to provide the most significant benefits.

Mahalo to the Rotary Club of Waikiki for collecting monies at their lunch meeting today. These are the first contributions to the fund.

Please also widely share this opportunity to help.

Stay safe, take care and mahalo for creating hope.

Mark Merriam, District Governor
Rotary District 5000, Hawaii, USA
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