On Saturday, July 16, HRYF held Oahu’s Scholarship breakfast celebration, recognizing all Scholars, their parents and Rotarians that contributed to the Foundation.  The event was held at the Waikiki Yacht Club, with open-air dinning, overlooking the doc where many boats, powered and sail, were moored.  It was a perfect setting to honor our scholars.  Newly elected HRYF President Steve Dyer, Rotary Club of Pearl Harbor, gave a short message on the history of HRYF and congratulated the scholars on their achievement’s.   HRYF Past President, Geoff Horvath had the opportunity of addressing the scholars, parents, Rotarians and guests. He added more history about HRYF.  Maurice L. “Sully” Sullivan’s, the Foundations founder, had a passion for higher education and wanted a vehicle to provide financial assistance to deserving students. This came about because Sully left school in the 8th grade to support his family. Following Past President Geoff’s message, Immediate Past District Sandy Matsui, gave an inspiring message to the Scholars encouraging them to do their best and to come back and give back to their community.  After Sandy Matsui’s message, Scholars had the opportunity to address the audience on where they were going, and what their future plans were after graduating.
Celebrations were also held on the Big Island, Maui County and Kauai.