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”

It's nearly summer! Here's a list of great upcoming events:

We can’t believe it’s June already and summer is right around the corner! We hope to see you at next week’s General Membership Meeting at M Nightclub at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 18.
We wanted to post here too because we are so excited about the following upcoming volunteer and professional development opportunities! We are happy to answer any questions you may have and hope to see you at these upcoming events. Should you need to contact us please email us at
Model Legislature Planning Committee Meeting
Saturday, June 15
2:00pm – MCC (Moiliili Community Center) Room 301
Filipino Junior Chamber Car Wash
Sunday, June 16
8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Waialae Chevron in Kahala
Note: If you are have are interested in volunteering, please email us.
RPJ General Membership Meeting
Tuesday, June 18
6:30 p.m. – M Nightclub
Note: Bring guests!
Model Legislature Training with Special Guests
Saturday, July 13
1:00 p.m. – MCC Room 105
RSVP here:
Model Legislature Orientation
Sunday, July 21
1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. – MCC Room 105
RSVP here:
Adopt-A-School Day Committee Meeting & Orientation
Wednesday, June 19
6:00 PM – Moiliili Community Center Room 301.
RSVP here:
Later this year, the Hawaii Jaycees will hold its 6th Annual Adopt-A-School Day Project on Sunday, October 13, 2013. Adopt-A-School Day is a grassroots project that brings awareness and provides service to Hawaii Schools.  Since the project was established, it continues to be recognized as one of the top community projects by the United States Junior Chamber.
Thanks and hope to see you all soon! 🙂

RPJ Easter Egg Hunt Volunteer Opportunity Recap

This past weekend, volunteers from the Rising Phoenix Jaycees chapter volunteered at the Kaimuki Easter Egg Hunt and the Koko Head Easter Egg Hunt. The RPJ plays volleyball at Koko Head District Park where that respective hunt was held. Members and guests were able to facilitate a game booth for more than 500 kids who participated in both hunts that morning. The chapter also donated bags of candy to use as prizes.
At the Kaimuki Easter Egg Hunt, kids were able to play the matching game, where they matched the baby animals with their mommy animals — a game that was created last year by two of our members, Dawn Martin & Sara King.  Special appearances were made by Shaggy and Fluffball, two beautiful Angora rabbits that the kids and families adored.
The RPJ Board of Directors would like to thank Erica Lee for chairing the Koko Head Easter Egg Hunt and Jarvis Graham and Karen Nakagawa for taking the lead on the Kaimuki Hunt.  Kids were able to enjoy a fun game of indoor bowling with our members.  The smiles and laughter that came with each bowl could not have made the day any better.
Thank you to all our volunteers for helping out and spending your time with us.  We hope you can join us again next year! Check out some photos from the event:

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.