CLUB HIGHLIGHTS

Summary of the Club

NameRotary Club of Tokyo Hiroo
Sponsor ClubRotary Club of Tokyo Jingu
RepresentativeKatsumi Fujino
EstablishmentDecember 7th, 2000
Charter NightFebruary 14th,2001
OfficeTel/FAX : (81) 3-6809-4240
e-mail address :hiroo@hiroorc.org
Meeting PlaceRoppongi Hills Club
Meeting DateThursday 12:30~13:30
number of membersJuly 1st, 2020, 25 members
Successive President And Secretary
YearPresidentSecretary
2000Totaro ShimizuAlain Wacziarg
2001Kevin McAuliffeKaoruko Aoyanagi
2002Michiko Grace SaitoMichiko Mitarai
2003Norman GreenMinoru Murata
2004Michiko MitaraiYoko Hattori
2005Keitaro YoshidaAlain Wacziarg
2006Yoko HattoriEichi Takagi
2007Alain WacziargTetsumasa Suda
2008Kaoruko AoyanagiNobuo Inoue
2009Robert PittmanHironobu Takane
2010Nobuo InoueRyusuke Hanaoka
2011Sayuri ShimadaWakako Miyamura
2012Hironobu TakaneKohei Ohgaki
2013Martin GlatzKaoruko Aoyanagi
2014Wakako MiyamuraHironobu Takane
2015Kohei OhgakiSayuri Shimada
2016Nikolaus BoltzeMotoko Takashi
2017Sayuri ShimadaYusuke Kimura
2018Wakako MiyamuraTaro Yoshida
2019Nikolaus BoltzeHideo Ueda
2020Yusuke KimuraNoria Funamori

Brief History

Dec. 17, 2000Organized, sponsored by Rotary Club of Tokyo Jingu
Feb. 14, 2001Held Charter Night
2002Produced audio cassette tapes including readings of stories and newspaper articles, dialogues, music for "Hibiki no Kai", an association of blind residents in Shibuya-ku
Dec.-2004Held fifth anniversary commemorative meeting and Christmas party
2005 Held the Second Bilingual Seminar & Dinner Party with the theme: “World Scholars Fellowship”, covering Rotary's three scholarship programs, "Yoneyama Scholarship", "The Rotary Foundation" and "Ambassadorial Scholarship"
Dec.-2005Held regular Christmas meeting at Vatican Embassy
Feb.-2006Held fellowship party for Rotarians from Pacific Basin Group who visited Japan for the District Assembly
2006 Held Charity Golf Competition to raise funds to support scholarship for youth in Pacific Basin Group
2006 Held Satoshi Iwai Photo Exhibition titled "Venice's Dream" (with Auction of Exhibited Photography) and Mini Opera Concert of Taemi Obama to raise funds for Youth Scholarship in Pacific Basin Group
2006 Held a fund-raising event for Guam University Scholarship Project for Youths in Micronesia. Selected a student who was sent to Guam University. Rotary International President Award was given to this project
2006 Held a regular meeting jointly with the Rotary Club of West Tokyo attended by Mr. Bill Boyd, President, Rotary International
2006 Members of RCTH participated in culture course sponsored by "Hibiki no Kai", Association of the Blind Residents in Shibuya-ku, where members read stories aloud, poetry readings and essays
2006 Held the 3rd Bilingual Seminar whose theme was introduction of PBG
2007 In collaboration with Rotary Clubs of Guam developed "Drinking Water Project for Chuuk, Micronesia " and delivered solar stills for making pure drinking water from the sea for Micronesian islanders. The stills were jointly donated by Rotary Clubs of Pearl Harbor and Hiroshima
2007 Launched annual "Earth Dinner" party to provide club members with opportunity to participate in Earth Day activity
Feb. -2007Held fellowship party with Rotarians from Pacific Basin Group who visited Japan to attend the District Assembly
2007 Invited and escorted "Hibiki no Kai", Association of the Blind Residents in Shibuya-ku, to a concert
2008 Organized student internships for Tokyo Metropolitan Suginami High School at two Rotary Member companies
2008 Held "Kenya Night", a fund-raising event for our water well project in Kenya
2008 Held "Kenya Charity Golf Competition", being a fund-raising event to support water well project in Kenya
2008 Held a second fund-raising event for Water Well Project in Kenya and started the project
2009 Trip to Kurohime area as a club fellowship gathering
2009 Held commemorative 10th anniversary meeting
2009 Escorted "Hibiki no Kai", Association of the Blind Residents in Shibuya-ku, to a Jazz concert
2009 Implemented Water Well Digging Project in Kenya being Matching Grants Program of the Rotary Foundation
2009 Developed Interact club of Canadian International School (CIS)
2010 Supported Water Well Project in Kenya by holding a fund-raising event for Matching Grants Program of the Rotary Foundation
2010 Visited winery in Yamanashi as a club fellowship gathering
Feb.-2011Welcome luncheon with Rotarians from Pacific Basin Group who visited Japan to attend the District Assembly
Nov.-2011Sponsored "Debate on Earthquake Disaster Reconstruction Dialogue Project with Students and Citizens in Fukushima" jointly with Rotary Club of Fukushima
Dec.-2011Held lunch party on the interim report on "Japan -U.S. Rebuilding Day Dialogue - Let's tell the voice of Japan one year since the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake" at Roppongi Academy Hills
2012Began meetings with Japan Desalination Association (JDA) an organization focusing on improving technology such as seawater desalination and water reuse treatment, and contributes to supplying safe water to the water-deficient area. This is under the umbrella of the International Desalination Association (IDA), an NGO of the United Nations
Jun.-2012Held "Charity Golf Competition" at Glissando Golf Chib in Chiba Prefecture to support water well project in Kenya
Nov.-2012Held a friendship bowling tournament at Tokyo American Club
Jan.-2014Held "Charity Concert" at Kita-Shinagawa Evangelical German Church to support Water Well Digging Project in Kenya
Jan.-2014Participated in JDA Forum by the Japan Desalination Association (JDA) as a joint sponsor and introduced Kenya water support project by THRC which was accepted. This will be a good opportunity to apply for Rotary Foundation Global Grants in cooperation with organizations outside Rotary
Feb.-2014Presentation of Interact club was made at Canadian International School
Jul.-2014Travel to Atami for a Club fellowship gathering
Dec.-2014Participated in "Run for the Cure( RFC)" as Rotary Day event and fund-raising event to promote early detection and awareness raising of breast cancer. Members & families ran or walked around the Imperial Palace wearing T-shirts with Rotary Mark
Feb.-2015Assisted District Assembly attended by PBG members at welcome lunch and served as moderator for lunch discussions
Apr. 9, 2015Held 15th anniversary commemoration meeting at Roppongi Hills Club
May 18, 2015Held friendship club signing ceremony with Kanazawa Korinbo Rotary Club at Kanazawa Tokyu Hotel
Jun.-2015Applied for Global Grants for Kenya Water Well Program
Oct.-2015Approval of Global Grants for Kenya Water Well Project was given by Rotary Foundation
Nov.-2015Participated in "Run for the Cure (RFC)" as the Rotary Day event and as a fund-raising event to promote early detection and awareness raising of breast cancer. Members ran or walked around the Imperial Palace wearing a T-shirt with Rotary Mark
Mar.-2016Received Global Grant from the Rotary Foundation for Water Well Digging Project in Kenya
Nov.-2016Participated in "Run for the Cure( RFC)" as the Rotary Day event and as a fund-raiser to promote early detection and awareness raising of breast cancer. Ran or walked around the Imperial Palace wearing a T-shirt with Rotary Mark
Apr.-2017Visited Kanazawa to attend joint regular meeting with Kanazawa Korinbo Rotary Club, friendship club at Kanjo-Ro, a traditional Japanese restaurant and to do cherry-blossom viewing in Kanazawa
2017-18Yoneyama Scholarship Student George Akoko (Kenya) at Tokyo University of Agriculture & Technology
2017-18Rotary Youth Exchange Student David Stiftl from Germany
Nov.-2018Charity piano concert to support the Polio eradication campaign by Mr. Kaoru Jitsukawa with 800 participants (2.7 mn JPY)
May-2019Participating in Rotary Day by District2750 and supported people in need
Feb.-2019Host Club for the District Conference in Guam since Governor is a member of our club
Jun.-2019Joint Meeting with RC Hamburg-Hafentor during RI International Conference in Germany
Dec.-201920th Anniversary Ceremony and concert at Tokyo Kaikan