Rising Phoenix Junior Chamber of Commerce
The Rising Phoenix Junior Chamber of Commerce, also known as the Rising Phoenix Jaycees or RPJ, has been a part of the local community for nearly 35 years. Founded as the Honolulu Chinese Jayceettes in 1979, the chapter changed its name in 1984 to Rising Phoenix when a landmark United States Supreme Court decision officially allowed women to join the United States Junior Chamber.
RPJ is affiliated with Junior Chamber International (JCI), an international organization with over 200,000 members worldwide in over 100 different countries, JCI USA, and JCI HAWAII.
The mission of the Rising Phoenix Jaycees is to enrich our members’ lives by providing a variety of creative and exciting programs that promote the development of the individual. These programs and opportunities shall be innovative, educational and in response to our members and needs of the community.
Our organization’s vision is to be THE premier leadership development organization in Hawai‘i. We aim to be a model of excellence for the Jaycees and our community.
RPJ’s 2020 Board of Directors: (From left) Treasurer Kerry Yamamoto, Marketing Vice-President Shawn Unemori, Sports Director Travis Oshiro, Chapter President Saron Pin, Recording Seceretary Ian Macdonald, Community Vice-President Ashly Nakao, & Membership Vice-President Carli Oshiro (Advisors Not In Photo: Richard Luga and Nathan Martin)
2020 Rising Jaycees Board Biography