Leadership Development Through Community Service

Rubber Duckies Make Giving So Much Fun

RPJ Sports Director Mike Young with one of the "athletes" at this year’s UCPA Rubber Duckie Race.

RPJ Wraps Up Another Duckie Season
Even 20,000 duckies need a hand or two. On Saturday, March 31st, RPJ members and friends converged on the Kalakaua Avenue Bridge to help the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Hawaii with their 25th Annual Great Hawaiian Rubber Duckie Race. Volunteers launched the duckies into the Ala Wai Canal and retrieved them out of the water at the end of the race. Leading RPJ’s contingent this year was Winston Chow, and there were many familiar and new faces in the crowd of chapter volunteers: Shane Sumida, Jon Nishihara, Elvin Berzabal, Eve EpitomeNathan Martin and Mike Young. Many thanks also to members from the Honolulu Chinese Jaycees, Filipino Junior Chamber, Hawaii Kai Jaycees, Hilo Jaycees and Illinois Jaycees who also volunteered with the launch and retrieval. Even RPJ needs help! More pics after the break.
RPJ Membership Development VP Nathan Martin getting ready to scoop up the duckies.

Winston Chow (left), Shane Sumida and Jon Cook take on the ducks.

Hilo Jaycees’ Kelton Chang (left) hands a bag of duckies to RPJ’s Elvin Berzabal.

Hawaii Kai Jaycees’ Leigh Ohta (left), RPJ’s Eve Epitome, Honolulu Chinese Jaycees’ Jon Cooke and Brandon Sugiura, and future RPJ member Nikolas Ardiente.

RPJ’s Jon NIshihara imploring us to help the duckies!