HONOLULU - On Saturday, September 23, 2017, the oldest and largest Rotary Club in Hawaii and the oldest and largest women's membership organization in Hawaii will be working together to benefit the women of Fernhurst. Rotary Club of Honolulu (RCOH) will perform a community service project that benefits the women participating in the YWCA Oahu's community-based work furlough and transitional housing programs whom reside at the Fernhurst Residence. 

RCOH members and friends plan to construct an entry gate, planter shelves, and tool shed for the garden area, install walkways, refurbish and decorate bench tables, paint windows and doors, and plant trees in the outdoor areas. The group will also coach residents on "professionalism and etiquette" and organize the YWCA Donation Room. Upon completion of this "Weinberg Friends" volunteer effort, RCOH will be privileged to recommend another charity for a $10,000 Weinberg Foundation grant.

Bub Wo, RCOH president-elect who is leading the club's participation, shares, "We are proud to participate in the honorable work of the YWCA Fernhurst Residence. We applaud YWCA Oahu's vision that they help women achieve their potential in all aspects of life: work, family, community and self-care. Our club is dedicated to service above self, and this partnership with the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation and YWCA allows us to accomplish that vision locally."

Founded in 1900, YWCA O'ahu is the oldest and largest women's membership organization in Hawai'i supporting women and girls through housing, economic self-sufficiency, professional development, and health and wellness. YWCA O'ahu has more than 1,800 members and three unique facilities on the island of O'ahu including the flagship YWCA Laniakea in downtown Honolulu, YWCA Fernhurst residence in Makiki, and YWCA Kokokahi recreational site in Kaneohe. To learn more, visit www.ywcaoahu.org.