Geoff Horvath, past president of Rotary of Wahiawa-Waialua (pictured here) says his club has been serving this area since 1937,                                                                                                              and was the third Rotary club in Hawaii, comprised initially of plantation managers from both the sugar cane and pineapple industries,
along with other business-minded individuals.

The word “rotary” came from the founding members in Chicago in 1905, who met once a week and
alternated their meeting spots at their offices. They casually called it “rotating” their meetings and the
name “Rotary” was spawned. Rotary is the oldest community service organization in the world.                                                                                                                                                            Rotary’s first community project in Chicago was the construction of a public restroom in a shopping district to keep shoppers in town.

Geoff says, “we’re [Rotary] in over 200 countries, with over 35,000 clubs. Going to different clubs (in his
travels) is like home away from home to me.”

Rotary Club of Waialua-Wahiawa does a lot of joint projects with other groups like the Lions Club in
Wahiawa, The ARC in Hawaii, Wahiawa, ALEA Bridge, and others. To receive an invite to attend a Rotary
Club meeting, contact Geoff Horvath at 808-436-7425 or email him at gjhorvath1@hawaiiantel.net