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”

Happy New Year…Finally!

The morning crew at the Thanksgiving Meals on Wheels distribution site in Aiea.
The morning crew at the Thanksgiving Meals on Wheels distribution site in Aiea.

Busy November and December Leads the Chapter into the New Year

The holiday season is always a busy one for RPJ, and this year was no different for the chapter. November saw the chapter delivering sweets for the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Hawaii’s Dessert Fantasy, and the election of the chapter’s new board of directors led by 2013 president Nathan Martin. The traditional Meals on Wheels deliveries for Thanksgiving and Christmas along with the Special Olympics Winter Classic at Joint Base Hickam-Pearl Harbor also presented RPJ members and friends numerous service opportunities for the holidays. The chapter also donated canned goods and other food items to Palolo Gym’s Thanksgiving Food Drive and the Hawaii FoodBank. Mahalo nui loa to all of the members and friends who have risen to help the chapter and the community this holiday season!

Winston Chow geared up for another Special Olympics Winter Classic.
Winston Chow geared up for another Special Olympics Winter Classic.

RPJ GMM Dec 2012
The final general membership meeting of the year at the Bikini Cantina. New member and 2013 corresponding secretary Lynn Shizumura was also sworn-in at the meeting.

RPJ SO DEC 2012 Dawn Sara Jason
(From left) Dawn Martin, Sara King and Jason King before the start of the Special Olympics Winter Classic.

RPJ UCPA DF Nov 2012 Kim and Pat
Kim Chikazawa and Pat Tomiyasu with one of the many sweets for the UCPA’s Dessert Fantasy.

RPJ UCPA DF Nov 2012 Eve and Jay
Eve Epitome and Jay Yamamoto heading out to pick up more desserts for the UCPA’s Dessert Fantasy.

RPJ Palolo Food Drive Nov 2012
Elvin and Earl with RPJ’s donation for Palolo’s Thanksgiving Food Drive. Mahalo to RPJ Sports Director MIke Young for working with Palolo staff and delivering the canned goods and food items.

RPJ MOW DEC 2012 Jason and Jenny
Jason King (in sunglasses) and Chase Simmons (blue cap) signing in with Jenny Migita for their Meals on Wheels Christmas deliveries.

RPJ MOW DEC 2012 Sara and Dawn
(From left) Sara King and Dawn Martin loading up for their Meals on Wheels run.

RPJ MOW DEC 2012 Adina and Nate
Adina Wakayama signing in with Nate Martin for the Christmas Meals on Wheels. Adina has also signed on to be the chapter’s treasurer for 2013. Hooray!

RPJ SO DEC 2012 Mike Dawn and Sara
(From left) Big-backed Mike Young with Dawn Martin and Sara King at the Special Olympics Winter Classic.


A Day in the Sun

Kim Chikazawa, Pat Tomiyasu, and Winston Chow take a time out at the May 26th Summer Games.

RPJ Members and Friends Help Out at the Special Olympics Summer Games
Many new and familiar faces volunteered at this year’s Special Olympics Summer Games held at the University of Hawaii-Manoa Clarence T.C. Ching Athletics Complex. Twenty-five RPJ members and friends handled the Saturday, May 26th afternoon shift. The Special Olympics has been a popular event for RPJ members for several years. The chapter’s next Special Olympics volunteer opportunity is the Aukake Classic held at the Waiau District Park in Pearl City. More pics after the break.
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