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Maui’s Rotary Clubs Earn District Awards

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RI LOGO rotary internationalBy Maui Now Staff

Maui’s Rotary Clubs scooped up a bounty of awards at the recent Rotary International District 5000 Convention.

The Rotary Club of Kīhei Sunrise, the Rotary Club of Kīhei-Wailea, the Rotary Club of Upcountry and the Rotary Club of Wailuku–four of 11 clubs in Maui County–fared well at the convention, competing successfully in a field on 51 clubs in the district.

Gov. Laura Steelquist presented the awards at the three-day convention held recently at the Hilton Waikaloa Resort on Hawaiʻi Island.

The Rotary Club of Kīhei Sunrise, named Club of the Year in the small club division (less than 25 members), earned awards in the following areas: First Place in International Service, Youth Service, Vocational Service and Public Image; and First Runner-Up in Club Service. This is the eighth time since 2006 that this club was honored with the Small Club of the Year award.


The Rotary Club of Kīhei-Wailea won awards in the medium club division (26 to 49 members) in the following areas: First Place in International Service, Public Image and Community Service. They received the First Runner-Up awards in  Membership Growth and Youth Service.


The Rotary Club of Upcountry won the First Place award in the small club Division for Membership Growth. The club took First Runner-Up awards for Club Service, Community Service and Public Image.

The Rotary Club of Wailuku won First Place in the small club division for Rotary Foundation Total Annual Giving and Per Capita Giving.

Many of the Maui Rotary Clubs received the District Governor’s Citation, the Rotary International Presidential Citation, Ignite Membership Award and Rotary Days Certificates.


The 11 Rotary clubs in Maui County are: Kahului, Kīhei Sunrise, Kīhei-Wailea, Lahaina, Lahaina Sunrise, Lahaina Sunset, Lānaʻi, Maui, Upcountry, Valley Isle Sunset and Wailuku.

For information about attending a meeting of any of the clubs, contact Maui Public Relations Chair Joanne Laird at 757-0981 or via email.

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