Get your Early Bird Tickets Now for the Honolulu Presidential Conference

Celebrating our Island Planet   World Environment Day June 5, 2020



A joint celebration of how Rotary Connects the World.
Rotary and the United Nations - Celebrating a 75-year Legacy of Humanitarian Cooperation.
ESRAG, Rotary International, and WASRAG are jointly organizing this conference. Save money by registering early!


Date:  - June 5, 2020

Time: - 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Cost: - US$125.00 Early Bird Rate through Dec 31, 2019, $150 through March 31, 2020, and $175 thereafter.

Location: - Hilton Hawaiian Village, Waikiki, Oahu


For survival on an island or a planet - the natural resources are limited. Sustaining life on our island planet is fundamental to our existence, our livelihood. ESRAG's concurrent sessions explore our predicament and by so doing provide us a raft of ideas - a survival kit to keep us from an unsustainable future. 

RAGtime in Hawaii

An evening at the Waikiki Aquarium: An evening for Rotarian Action Groups (RAGs) to get together on World Environment Day. Heavy Hawaiian pupus, live music, private-function evening aquarium viewing. Save money by registering early!

Date:  - June 5, 2020

Time: - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Cost: - US$50.00 until December 31, 2019, $65 from January 1 to March 31, 2020, and $75 thereafter.

Location: - Waikiki Aquarium

Meaning of Heavy Hawaiian Pupus

Since the introduction of commercial dining and drinking establishments in Hawaii, pūpū were, and remain, standard fare in island establishments. An establishment that serves "heavy pupus" will often have a buffet table with warming trays full of chicken, tempura vegetables, shrimp, poke (cubed and seasoned raw fish), small skewers of teriyaki meat or chicken, sushi, and other similar finger foods. An establishment that serves "light pupus" usually will offer only the cold foods such as pokesushi, and vegetables. Some establishments will serve pūpū to the table.

At Hawaiian bar, restaurants, catered events such as political rallies, and private parties, establishments, and hosts are known in "local" circles by the quality of their pupus. Event invitations often will state that "light pupus" or "heavy pupus" will be served so that attendees will know whether they should plan to have a full meal before the event or not.

Today, the simple platter of dried fish, grilled chicken, and slices of banana has evolved into chefs' offerings of international delicacies arranged for visual as well as gustatory pleasure. Modern pupu platters can hold offerings of anything from traditional Hawaiian fare to exotic combinations.

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