Leadership Development Through Community Service

Small But Vocal

Men in Black: RPJ’s Nathan Martin (left) and Alan Obara

May Meeting Spurs Discussion
The chapter’s May membership meeting this past Tuesday, May 15th at the Bikini Cantina had a small assemblage, but it made up for the lack of numbers with a plethora of ideas and discussion. RPJ Membership Development Vice President Nathan Martin began an impromptu question & answer forum that yielded several ideas for member projects and activities. Among the other meeting highlights:

  • RPJ Executive VP Jason King officially announced the planning of a membership retreat. Potential venues include beach houses and campsites. The retreat is designed to bring members and board members together to learn about each other and the chapter in a fun, welcoming environment.
  • Chairman Anthony Higa announced that Honolulu City Council member Tulsi Gabbard will be recognized by the United States Junior Chamber of Commerce this June as one of the Top Ten Outstanding Young Americans in the country. This is the second year in a row that an RPJ nominee will be honored among the nation’s top ten.
  • Sports Director Mike Young reported the cancellation of the Sunday volleyball leagues at Palolo. A new gym director is coming on board in June, and Mike said he will contact that person as soon as possible to schedule new leagues.
  • Members Dawn Martin and Dan Bayly announced the planning of a much-needed fundraiser for the Hawaii Food Bank scheduled for September. The project promises to be a treat for foodies, and will hopefully involve other junior chamber chapters, too.
  • RPJ President Elvin Berzabal reported on the Special Olympics Summer Games. The chapter will be at the track & field staging area, Saturday, May 26th from 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.. EVP Jason will be the lead for the event that day.