Leadership Development Through Community Service

Convening the Masses

Host RPJ Well-Represented in Competitions
You have to know RPJ is involved when the Hawaii Jaycees Year-End Convention kicks off amidst the sounds and lights of Ala Moana hotspot Bar 7 (Thanks, Kevyn for the hook-up). Thirty people attended last night’s social and Third Trimester Awards presentation. RPJ took the top three spots in the community development area with the Special Olympics Winter Games, Phoenix Fun Day, and Spikes for Tykes Tournament.
The Year-End Awards will be given out at tonight’s banquet, and this year’s Three Outstanding Young Persons will be announced, too. A few of the notable entrants are the Holiday Meals on Wheels Delivery Service (chaired this year by Michelle Isa), which is up for the Community Development Project of the Year, and Anthony Higa, who will be going for the Brownfield Memorial Award, which goes out to the top new member of the year. Not to be outdone, Chad Kawashima and Arlene Salvador are going head-to-head against the likes of Jordan Segundo and KHON’s Justin Cruz for the prestigious Three Outstanding Young Persons Award.
We’ll also find out at the banquet who won the Speak-Up and Write-Up competitions. Shelby Taguma, Jay Yamamoto, and Anthony came out of the District Write-Up comps ranked 1-2-3, and they’ll be going against each other in the state competition. New RPJ President Winston Chow will be battling for the Novice Speak-Up title, and the ubiquitous Anthony will be going for the top spot in the Semi-Pro Speak-Up comp. Best of luck to RPJ’s competitors!