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 1.4 million Rotarians  to provide leadership, education and energy to projects that help to improve the quality of people's lives.
We are pleased to announce that the Hilo Huli is Back!  Registration for the Hilo Huli Luau 2024 is now open!  Please click the button below to be sent to the Event Page.  Many thanks for your support!

This year's event will feature a delectable Hawaiian feast and signature Hilo Huli tropical cocktail prepared by Nani Mau Restaurant, with non-alcoholic beverage options also available.  An assortment of pupu stations will round out the cuisine.

In addition to being headlined by live performances by Mark Yamanaka and Darlene Ahuna, Hālau Ke ʻOlu Makani O Mauna Loa will grace the stage, showcasing authentic dances of Hawaiʻi. 

For the first time ever, we proudly present Ola Brew, offering a selection of ice cold beer, hard juice, and hard seltzer for consumption at the event.

Adults: $75.00, Children ages 4-11: $45.00, Children ages 3 and under: Free

*Tickets purchased online subject to online processing fee of $3.99 per ticket purchased.

Hilo Huli Beneficiary Announcement

Many thanks to all who submitted RFPs for consideration in this year's Hilo Huli Luau event.  With apologies for the delay in posting. the non-profit organization beneficiaries for the Hilo Huli Luau are as follows, listed alphabetically:
Hawaiʻi Care Choices
Hawaiʻi Island Adult Care
Hoʻoulu Lāhui
HOPE Services Hawaiʻi
Island of Hawaiʻi YMCA
Ke ʻOlu Makani

April is Environmental Month

Rotary shares an interest in protecting our common legacy: the environment.

We are committed to supporting activities that strengthen the conservation and protection of natural resources, advance ecological sustainability, and foster harmony between communities and the environment. We empower communities to access grants and other resources, embrace local solutions, and spur innovation in an effort to address the causes and reduce the effects of climate change and environmental degradation.


The Rotary Foundation will enable our members and their community allies
to take action in these ways:

  • Protecting and restoring land, coastal, marine, and freshwater resources
  • Enhancing the capacity of communities to support natural resource management and conservation
  • Supporting sustainable agriculture, fishing, and aquaculture practices
  • Addressing the cause of climate change by reducing the emission of greenhouse gases
  • Strengthening ecosystems and communities affected by climate change
  • Supporting education initiatives that promote behavior that protects the environment
  • Advocating for sustainable consumption to build an economy that uses resources more efficiently
  • Addressing environmental justice issues and public health concerns
Rotary and Earth Day Initiatives:


Upcoming Events
  • Club Social
    Apr 17, 2024
    5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Regular Meeting
    Hilo Hawaiian Hotel - WSW Steakhouse
    Apr 23, 2024
    12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
  • Board Meeting
    The Medina Hale
    May 01, 2024
    5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Hilo Huli Luau 2024
    Nani Mau Restaurant & Garden
    May 05, 2024
    12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
  • Regular Meeting
    Hilo Hawaiian Hotel - WSW Steakhouse
    May 14, 2024
    12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
  • Club Social
    May 15, 2024
    5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Regular Meeting
    Hilo Hawaiian Hotel - WSW Steakhouse
    May 28, 2024
    12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
  • Board Meeting
    The Medina Hale
    Jun 05, 2024
    5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Regular Meeting
    Hilo Hawaiian Hotel - WSW Steakhouse
    Jun 11, 2024
    12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Highlights in Peace

“It isn’t enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it. One must work at it.”

– Eleanor Roosevelt

Through a concerted effort, we can make a difference not only in our community, but the world over.  Pictured at left is fellow Rotarian Peter Boucher and David Kunert, who carved a custom Peace Pole for the Rotary Club of South Hilo, which is prominently displayed at the Hilo International Airport.  For more more highlights and an explanation of the significance of the carvings on the Peace Pole, click the button below.

Recent Events

Speaker - Susie Osborne

Fellow Rotarian Susie Osborne spoke about Kua O Ka Lā New Century Public Charter School - its past, present, and future projects.  The campus was completely destroyed when a finger of lava broke away from the main lava flow of Kīlauea volcano in 2018.  Ms. Osborne recounted that Civil Defense only allowed her and her staff only two hours to get their stuff as it was almost dark the night before the campus was covered in eighty feet of lava.

The school for grades pre-K-6th in-person and 4th-8th online, which bases its core philosophies on native Hawaiian culture and values, strives to lead its students on Ke Ala Pono - the right path.  This is achieved through the provision of Hawaiian culturally-driven and place-based educational experiences through pilina ‘āina (relationship with land), pilina kānaka (relationship with each other) and pilina ‘uhane (relationship with spirit).

Through initiatives and efforts from Rotary Clubs throughout the island and state of Hawaii and the Hiroshima Rotary Club, the school was rebuilt in its current location at Nani Mau Gardens.  Looking toward the future, the goal is the acquisition of a five-acre parcel currently being leased so a permanent campus can be developed.  Through the support of Nani Mau's current shareholders, this may become a reality while the parcel is in the process of being rezoned and subdivided.  Fundraising efforts are currently in place while grant applications are also process toward this end.

For more information about Kua O Ka Lā New Century Public Charter School: https://www.kuaokala.org/index.html 

St. Patrickʻs Day Feast with HOPE Services Hawaiʻi

Members of the Rotary Club of South Hilo participated in a service project in benefit of the Sacred Heart Community for Seniors on March 17, 2024 for a St. Patrickʻs Day Feast.  In association with Hawaiʻi Community Collegeʻs AJ and HSER Clubs, hot food and entertainment were provided on Sunday, March 17, 2024 from 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM.
A photo album of this event can be found in the Photo Albums section toward the bottom of the webpage.


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.  Follow the Link above for more information.


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