International Yachting Fellowship of Rotarian

Hawaii Fleet

Say Final Good Bye our Past International Commodore (PIC), Joseph W Philip Jr (Founder of Rotary Clubs, PIC of IYFR, Life Member of Waikiki Yacht Club and Sailor's sailor)

There will be a memorial service for Joseph W Phillip Jr, Past International Commodore of International Yachting Fellowship of Rotarian (IYFR) at Central Union Church (corner of Beretania & Punahou St) at NOON on Friday July 8th.

Please dress White Uniform on Saturday, July 9th!

At 12noon (1200 hrs) on Saturday July 9th boats will leave the Waikiki Yacht Club for the "bite" (off the Waikiki Natatorium) or the D.H. buoy weather permitting. All boats will circle Leialoha for a traditional sailor's send off conducted by Rev. David Lyman. After the verbal portion of the service on VHF channel 71 half of Joe's ashes and your leis will be committed to the ocean. Please arrive at the WYC by 11:30 am so you can be assigned to a boat.  Upon returning to WYC there will be a buffet with a no host bar. Prior to the buffet dignitaries and all present will have the opportunity to tell a tale about Joe and themselves.

Please RSVP to Johnson Choi by July 6th, 4:00pm especially if you are staying for the buffet by calling 808-222-8183 or by email to

The remaining half of Joe's ashes will be interred at Oahu Cemetery at a later date, when special friends from afar can be present along with his daughters children & spouses.

Johnson W. K. Choi, Commodore July 1, 2005 to June 30, 2007
Metropolitan Rotary Club of Honolulu




Webmaster: Johnson Choi, Commodore (2005 - 2007), Phone: 808-524-5738, Email:

1188 Bishop Street, Suite 3403, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813 USA

Last Update 9-11-2011