The 2019-20 Public Image Narrative for the Rotary Club of Hickam Pearl Harbor by Public Image Chair, Joshua Laguana
As Public Image Chair, I have had the privilege to share the stories of the Rotary Club of Hickam Pearl Harbor. In other words, I’ve had the privilege of bragging about my HPH ohana. Our club is small, however we are mighty in the way that we impact Hawaii. This is our third year as a club in Rotary International’s District 5000 and we continue to demonstrate Rotary International’s motto or Service Above Self. At RotaryHPH, we have an established Public Image Committee and our own budget. We ensure that we are keeping the public informed by posting to all major social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. We have connected with over 100 other Rotary Clubs throughout the world along with community partners such as Read to Me International, Robi Kahakalau, LCSP Hawaii, and much more.
We continue to work directly with the local media by publishing news releases. For example, as the co-chair for Oahu’s Polio Fundraiser, Rotaroke, I joined James Ham and Richard Courson on Hawaii Public Radio to discuss Polio in the world and Rotary’s efforts in eradicating the crippling disease.  In that same week, while volunteering at the Centennial Park clean up and I had the opportunity to share Rotary’s story with KITV4’s Annalisa Burgos.
Our main form of communication to members, potential members, and the general public is our website, where we provide a calendar of upcoming events and provide updates to our meetings, service projects, and other activities. We also send out frequent newsletters through Clubrunner to keep our subscribers up-to-date on HPH news.
This year, Community Service Chair, Lea Dominici ordered HPH shirts for all of our members so that we are easily identified as HPH Rotarians when we are at Rotary events. The shirt was designed by the input of all of our members. Another way to ensure that we are identified as Rotarians from Hickam Pearl Harbor is our large banner that is placed at all of our events. On the banner, it has our social media handles and website so that the public can find us easily online.
It is important that our members are able to share the Rotary story, along with the uniqueness of the HPH story, therefore we held a training on how to tell the Rotary story at our January meeting where 13 of our members attended. We are a proud group of Rotarians and it is important that we demonstrate our pride in our presence. Not only do we have our work shirts, we also have customized HPH polos that you can see decorated with Rotary pins. At this year’s Induction of Officers party, President Mylene Reyes presented each of her officers a special pin. We also ensure that each member receives a new Rotary pin at induction, and we explain the importance of wearing the pin.
The Rotary Club of Hickam Pearl Harbor will continue to share their story and will look for ways to innovate on how to spread the message of Rotary.
Mahalo to our Club Sponsors