Restoring the Hanalei Bay
Growing Our Own Teachers
2003 - 2004 District Governor, Gary Siracusa
In June of 2013, the Rotary Club of Hanalei Bay completed construction of the Hanalei Pier Canopy and had a blessing ceremony that included Governor Neil Abacrombie. The majority of the funding was donated by caring people in the community and friends of the Pier from around the world. Our thanks and congratulations to everyone that participated.
Rescue Tubes Save Lives
Ocean Safety Building in Hanalei
Hospital "Gathering Place"
Adopt a Classroom
Teachers recruted frm the mainland do not stay on Kauai long. A University of Hawaii program was created that allowed teacher candidates to be certified without leaving the island. The Rotary Club of Hanalei Bay created a scholarship to help students with their last year. It is now a 501(c)(3) charity.The Rotary Club of Hanalei Bay received the prestigious Significant Achievement Award in 2009 From Rotary International for it's part in creating this success story.
The Rotary Club of Hanalei Bay initiated the effort to put rescue tubes on all of the beaches on Kauai. More people on Kauai have died in the ocean than on the highway. Kauai has the highest drowning rate in Hawaii. There are over 250 Rescue Tubes on Kauai today. The Rescue Tube Foundation is a 501c non-profit organization tThe Rotary club of Hanalei Bay received a second Rotary International Significant achievement Award in 2012 for initiating the Rescue Tube project.
On July 1, 2003, Hanalei Bay Rotarian, Gary Siracusa became Governor for Rotary District 5000 which encompasses the state of Hawaii. Gary is a Charter Member and a Past President of the Rotary Club of Hanalei Bay. The office of District Governor carries great honor since Governors are chosen by fellow Rotarians throughout the district to serve as their leader and as an officer of Rotary International.
Lifeguards in Hanalei stored their equipment at the Princeville fire station, in the parking lot. This caused the equipment to deteriorate . It also meant that lifeguards lost a lot of beach time just moving equipment back and forth twice a day. The solution was to build a storage building in Hanalei.
Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital in Kapaa is nearly 100 years old. Nothing is “State of the Art” in the Long Term Care section of the house. In order to improve the quality of life for all of the residents, members of the Rotary Club of Hanalei Bay created an “outdoor recreational space” for physical activities like ping pong, dancing, and other sports. This area will also host other planned activities. A well designed outdoor retreat greatly improves the quality of life for all of the SMMH ohana.
The Rotary Club initiated a program that has adopted every grammer school classroom on the North Shore. Classroom angels give $500 a year for school supplies, spend an hour a week working in the classroom and host a field trip for the class. This past yaer the program expanded to include IPals for iPads, a program that raised funds to provide 130 iPads for Kilauea School kids. The Rotary Club of Hanalei Bay received the Significant Achievement Award in 2014 From Rotary International for this program.