Past Presidents

Year Name
1995-1996 Joe Phillips
1996-1997 David Choate
1997-1998 Ayman El Dakhakhni
1998-1999 Win Schoneman
1999-2000 Gloria Lao (Chen)
2000-2001 Karen Lynden
2001-2002 John Nitao
2002-2003 Karyl Choate
2003-2004 Harry Kubota
2004-2005 Hans Kolb
2005-2006 Elizabeth (Liz) Kane
2006-2007 Samir El Swaify
2007-2008 Milton Ito*
2008-2009 Rita Cassella
2009-2010 John Meyer
2010-2011 Chuck Harris
2011-2012 Paul Jurcsak
2012-2013 Beth Hoban
2013-2014 Jan Reischel
2014-2015 Glen Bailey
2015-2016 Jim Hoban
2016-2017 Marco Schlesser
2017-2018 Nicole Lemas
2018-2019 Marco Schlesser
2019-2020 James Ham
2020-2021 Aryuna Radnaeva
* Died in office  
Bold denotes became District 5000 Governor
RCHS Policies Documents
The Ainahau Show Room at the Princess Ka`iulani Hotel was a buzz on the evening of December 15, 1995.  Future Rotary District Governor Linda Coble, presided over the charter celebration of The Rotary Club of Honolulu Sunset.  Prominent in the proceedings were District Governor Pete Mueller, future District Governor (2008-2009) Ayman El-Dakhakhni, Charter President  and International Fellowship of Yachting Rotarians Commodore Joe Phillips and his wife Rotarian Marda Phillips; Rotarian Harold Estes, MC Linda and "first dude Kirk" and the Rotarian husband-wife team of David and Karyl Choate and the good natured professor of everything animal, Charlie Weems...and now the rest of the story. 
Rotary and The Rotary Club of Honolulu Sunset
The Rotary Club of Honolulu Sunset was formed by several Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Waikiki in 1995.  The idea was to form the first Rotary Club in Hawaii to meet in the evenings after work for fellowship and fun.  The idea turned out to be a wonderful success with the Rotary Club of Honolulu Sunset being recognized for sustained superior service to our local and global communities...while having fun.  Our service spans the globe with projects on almost every continent and future projects being regularly developed.  Notable service includes Hawaii's first Vocational Training Team.  A VTT works to provide transformative vocational education to professionals resulting in significant regional impact.  Our VTT brought physicians from the University of Virginia (and subsequently from other professional organizations) to Romaina to support the development of a Pediatric Craiofacial Reconstructive Surgery Unit to a hospital in Iasi, Romania.  Surgeries are required to correct malformations due to inadequate prenatal care and nutrition.  Inclusive in this educational program was the concept of team provided care...

VTT led by Rotarians Rich Zegar and Daniel Murariau.

The Rotary Club of Honolulu Sunset continues to be active running global service activities and projects in Malawi, Africa; Nepal and Bhutan

In Hawaii, we are active in fighting human trafficking and the rebuilding of lives, providing medical care for the homeless, prevention of homelessness in women in transition from incarceration, providing scholarships to high school graduates, environmental service projects and mentoring Rotaract at the University of Hawaii.  We closely with several elementary and middle schools.
Sister Clubs

Sister Clubs are two clubs from different countries that form a long-term relationship to promote international understanding and goodwill and carry out service projects.

Sister clubs execute a formal partnership agreement that remains in effect until mutual termination.  The agreement, generally, includes commitments to fellowship, exchanges and support of service.  The Rotary Club of Honolulu Sunset has had numerous sister clubs over the years; including:
Rotary Club of Krakow, Poland
Rotary Club of Nagoya Meinan, Japan (Yoshie Weems)
Rotary Club of Alexandria, Egypt (Ayman El Dakhakhni)
Rotary Club of Iasi 2000, Romania
Rotary Club of Iasi Curtea Domneasca
Rotary Club of Pasig, Republic of the Philippines
Rotary Club of Kluuvi Gloet, Finland
Rotary Club of Pukekohe, New Zealand
Rotary Club of Miskloc-Tapolca, Hungary