Community Service

One of Rotary's Five Avenues of Service
Rotary International wheel The Community Service "Avenue" relates to the activities that Rotarians undertake to improve the quality of life in their community. Particular emphasis is given to helping children, especially in the area of literacy.

Rotarians strive to promote the ideal of service in their personal, business, and community lives.


Some of Rotary Club of Kona Sunrise's projects:

  • Annual Menehune Holiday Food Drive at local businesses to get food and monetary donations for local families in need
  • Helped refurbish and remodel the domestic violence center
  • Helped paint the new animal shelter
  • Built house ramps to keep elders and disabled people in their homes
  • Visits by Santa and his elves to local families
  • Ding Dong Dinner Ditch - holiday dinners delivered to local families in need

Menehune Holiday Food Drive
Menehune Holiday Food Drive: Thanks to our club members Mike, Chuck, Marcia, MJ, Ann, Dennis & Susan for manning the Safeway table, getting food and monetary donations.

Menehune Holiday Food Drive
Thanksgiving food boxes: Loading up food donations for distribution at Thanksgiving

Walk Against Homelessness and Hunger
Walk Against Homelessness and Hunger: Congratulations to Dr. Cliff Kopp for completing his circumnavigation of the Big Island on his Walk against Homelessness and Hunger on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Hawaiian Island Humane Society

The Rotary Club of Kona Sunrise visited the newly remodeled Hawaii Island Humane Society, which our members helped to paint. It is a beautiful building! Photos show Rotarians with Donna Whitaker and board members from Hawaii Island Humane Society; Rotarian Mike May being presented with a Paul Harris Fellow award by Rotarian President Bev Fraser; the completed Hawaii Island Humane Society Administration building, and Bev Frasier, Donna Whitaker and Dr. Beth, HIHS Board members, Dennis Rast and Mike May.

Hawaiian Island Humane Society slideshow:

Ramping Up Rotary Project
Ramping Up Rotary Project: The club built ramps for local residents which allowed them to stay in their homes. Thanks to our youngest volunteer and future Rotarian, Kolbe Welser, for helping with the painting of the rails.

Santa and his elves about to set off!
Santa and his elves about to set off!

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