Chinatown Clean up!

In collaboration with Senator Suzanne Chun Oakland, Representative Karl Rhoads, Representative Scott Saiki, Representative Carl Say, Councilmembers Carol Fukunaga and Joey Manahan, the City & County of Honolulu and Vibrant Chinatown Groups, RPJ helped clean up, remove graffiti, and give Smith & Beretania Park a nice new coat of paint!

Helping keep our communities nice and vibrant! Keep your heads up for more volunteer opportunities like this one, where you can truly make a difference. Even just a few people can make an impact!

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June 4th Special Olympics

Thank you to everyone who came out to help with the 2016 Summer Special Olympics on June 4th! Everything you do really makes a difference in these children’s lives. Your time is precious and how lucky these kids are to have such great people making this fun day come true for them. Couldn’t make it this time? No problem! We will be announcing future opportunities for you to get involved! 🙂 Stay tuned! Continue reading “June 4th Special Olympics”

RPJ Gets Their Ducks in a Row for the UCPA 29th Annual Rubber Duckie Race

RPJ members and friends came out on sunny Saturday morning in March for the United Cerebral Palsy Association (UCPA) 29th Annual Rubber Duckie Race held at McCully Shopping Center and the Ala Wai Canal. During the month of March, RPJ members helped to sell duck adoption certificates to the public to help fundraise for UCPA. We reached our goal of $1000!! Prior to the day of the event, RPJ also helps UCPA to tag the ducks in preparation for race day.

According to Donna Fouts, UCPA Executive Director, “The Rubber Duckie Race is the largest and most successful fundraiser for UCPA.”

On race day, RPJ had a tent at McCully Shopping Center, which housed a mini bowling and fishing game for kids. Many of the kids were thrilled to play the games to win prizes!! When it was close to race time, volunteers walked over to the Ala Wai Canal, where the ducks were housed in large wooden crates waiting to be released upon the countdown to the start of the race. As the emcee counted down the crates were lifted over the edge of the Ala Wai Canal Bridge and the ducks were on their way!! Some ducks swam, some waddled, and some needed a little push to get going. About twenty minutes later RPJ and friends were at the finish line to collect and bag the ducks for the next race!!

Thank you to all the volunteers who came out to make this event successful!

RPJ Community Forum

“On behalf of the Rising Phoenix Jaycees, we would like to thank you for attending our membership and community forum last week Wednesday.  We will be having our chapter’s strategic planning meeting and will further discuss with our board and chapter members to see how we will carry forward with the ideas discussed at the forum.  We hope we can count on your involvement with these projects and together we will make a change for the betterment of our community.”
Karen Nakagawa, RPJ Management Vice President and Community Forum Organizer
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Members from many chapters as well as community guests joined in on the RPJ Community & Membership Forum on January 23 at Moiliili Community Center. We will keep you posted on how things progress! Thank you for sharing your ideas.