Leadership Development Through Community Service


Time to Get Poppin'


Rebecca Soon gets “gonged” at the Awards & Installation luncheon with the chapter’s Jaycee of the Year Award. 2010 RPJ President Winston Chow (right) received the award last year.

RPJ Celebrates 2009 Accomplishments and Installation of New 2010 Board
A lot of love was thrown around last Saturday afternoon, and it wasn’t for Valentine’s Day. The chapter held its annual Awards & Installation luncheon at Dave & Buster’s February 13th. Thirty-three members and friends attended the gathering, who bid a fond farewell to the successful two-year presidency of Eve Epitome and helped celebrate the installation of 2010 President Winston “Get It Poppin’” Chow. Shane Sumida emceed the event, which featured hula performances by Rebecca Soon and her sister-in-law Malia, an entertaining slide show (Thanks, Winston!) of last year’s events, and a Chinese Lion Dance. Check out the award winners below, and the gallery after the jump.

2009 Award Winners

Jaycee of the Year – Rebecca Soon
Outstanding New Member of the Year – Michelle Isa
Joe Yasutake Outstanding Community Service Award – Patrick Tomiyasu
Most Outstanding Individual Development Project of the Year

  • Three Outstanding Young Persons Award Banquet/Hawaii Jaycees Year-End Convention – Chaired by Rebecca Soon, Kekoa McClellan & Eve Epitome

Most Outstanding Community Development Projects of the Year

  • Meals on Wheels – Chaired by Michelle Isa
  • Special Olympics – Chaired by Shelby Taguma
  • Spikes for Tykes Volleyball Tournament – Chaired by Elvin Berzabal & Arlene Salvador