About Us: RCHB

 

The First in Hawaii Breakfast Clubs

The Rotary Club of Hilo Bay (RCHB) was chartered on June 22, 1988 as the first breakfast club in District 5000 (State of Hawaii). 

Founding president Pete Muller brought the early morning club to Hilo after experiencing them during a Rotary Group Study Exchange to Austria. 

RCHB averages about 50 members from business, non-profit, academic and professional sectors.  The club focuses on service above self and works to improve Hilo and the world. We're friendly and take joy in our Rotary network.

We contribute our treasure in the form of dollars to scholarships, international aid to eliminate polio and promote safe water and to local projects.  We contribute our time to bring children better learning, through keiki vision screening, library programs and introducing third graders to dictionaries. 

Each year, the Club takes part in the Weinberg Friends Program—the sweat equity of 25 members for one morning nets the nonprofit of our choice $10,000.  Over the course of our Weinberg projects, we have been responsible for more than $100,000 of grants to our community. 

The 2014-15 Weinberg project found 29 Rotarians and a few friends painting the exterior of HOPE Services' transitional housing for homeless families.  The 2013-14 Weinberg project brought a fresh coat of paid to the YWCA’s preschool buildings.