Welcome to the Rotary Club of South Hilo

The Rotary Club of South Hilo is a diverse group of professionals who volunteer their time to do great things in our Hilo community, throughout the state, nation and around the world.  We join over 1.2 million Rotarians  to provide leadership, education and energy to projects that help to improve the quality of people's lives.

September 2023 Activities


* ~ Hawai`i Island Peace Week ~ *

September 16 – 23, 2023  For additional details see Hawaii Island Peace Group and More in Menu above


Saturday 23rd - Peace Day Festivity - Honoka'a Town -11 am – 5 pm  

* See website for details https://www.facebook.com/PeaceCommitteeHonokaa

County of Hawaiʻi Peace Page - 2023 | Hawaii County, HI

https://www.hawaiicounty.gov/our-county/peace#:~:text=September 16 – 23, 2023 


September 26 Tue 12:00-1:00 Club Meeting – Ashley Kierkewicz - Na Leo TV

September 28 Thu 5:30-7:30 All Club – Malama Maui Event – Hilo ARC -For additional details see Hawaii Island Peace Group and More in Menu above. The poster below suggests registration by September 22, but it's no problem to pay at the door for the event.

October 2023 Activities


October 3 Tue 12:00-1:00 Club Meeting – Mark Merriam – District Governor

October 11 Wed 5:00-6:30 Club SocialWaioli Lounge – Hilo Hawaiian Hotel

October 18 Wed 5:00-6:00 Board Meeting100 Pauahi St (Zedaʻs Office)

October 24 Tue 12:00-1:00 Club MeetingSusan Hazama – Chancellor HCC

October 27 Fri 6:00-9:00 Monsta Mash Social/FundraiserHilo ARC - For additional details see  Hawaii Island Peace Group and More in Menu above

November 2023 Activities

November 1 Wed 5:00-6:30 Club Social – Waioli Lounge – Hilo Hawaiian Hotel

November 14 Tue 12:00-1:00 Club Meeting – Rep. Greggor Ilagon – Vice Speaker

November 15 Wed 5:00-6:00 Board Meeting – 100 Pauahi St (Zedaʻs Office)

November 28 Tue 12:00-1:00 Club Meeting – Douglas Le – Kilauea Recovery



December 2023 Activities



December 7 Thu 5:30-8:00 Club Christmas Party – Fairway Grill


December 12 Tue 12:00-1:00 Club Assembly – Review 2023, Plan 2024


December 23 Sat 8:00-2:00 Salvation Army Bell Ringing at Hilo Safeway


Recent Meeting
Pictured here is our July 25 and September 12 2023, meeting speaker, former senior CIA operations officer John Atwell who delivered the second half of a presentation entitled, “Spies in Paradise.” Mr. Atwell, who is also the author of The Island Intelligencer (a monthly column in the Hawaii Tribune Herald about espionage and national security issues) and editor of the Weekly Intelligence Notes (an online magazine for the Association of Former Intelligence Officers), informed the audience about electronic and human intelligence collection activities around our islands over the past few years, to include: a Russian spy ship off the coast, Chinese intelligence balloons overhead, Hawaii-born-and-raised CIA ops officers who were arrested in Honolulu for working for Chinese intelligence, the flight from Hawaii (and defection to Russia) of NSA contractor Edward Snowden, and intelligence activities by our own government and adversarial nations affecting the recovery effort in Lahaina. 
At our July 11, 2023, meeting, our new president, Zeda Medina, at left, welcomed three new members, continuing from left to right, Claudia Wilcox-Boucher, Len Miyazono, and Amy Lee.
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About Our Club
Welcome to the Rotary Club of South Hilo
South Hilo

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
Hilo Hawaiian Hotel
71 Banyan Drive
Hilo, HI 96720
United States of America
Starting in July 2023, we will meet the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month at 12 p.m. inside the WSW Restaurant located at the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel.
Club Executives & Directors
Immediate Past President
President Elect
Public Relations
Cultural Events/Fundraising
International Service
Vocational Service
Youth Service
Club Administration
Service Projects
The Rotary Foundation
Club Trainer
RCSH Foundation President
Hawaii Rotary Youth Foundation
Peace Committee


Our HILO HULI fundraiser (soon to be coming back in a new form) raises thousands of dollars for local charities and social causes.


We work with our local groups, businesses and non-profits to develop strategic alliances that benefit our entire community


RCSH is involved in major projects all over Hawai'i Island (like the IRONMAN World Championships).  You can be a part of it!