Y’s Men International Convention…
Celebrating 100 Years Of Service!

GET READY!
IC2022 celebrating the 100th Anniversary of YMI is coming to Hawai’i, August 11-14, 2022
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VALUES, EXTENSION & LEADERSHIP

Y’s Men International is oriented to serving the worldwide YMCA and the communities in which it is present throughout the world. About 90% of local club support stays in the local community – either through support to the local YMCA or through direct community support (most often a combination of the two). Annually, such support is estimated at close to US$ 4 million – plus numerous hours of volunteer service work.

Our mission is to strive through active service to develop, encourage and provide leadership to build a better world for all humankind.

VENUE

Where the Convention will be held

Hawaii Convention Center

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ACCOMMODATION

Where folks are staying

Ala Moana Hotel

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CONVENTION SCHEDULE

Take a look at our program agenda

Program Agenda

Thu. Aug. 11: E KOMO MAI – ALOHA & WELCOME

Fri. Aug. 12: YMI PAST & PRESENT

Sat. Aug. 13: OUR FUTURE

Sun. Aug. 14: A HUI HOU – UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN!

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5 THINGS HAWAII YʻS MEN WANT YOU TO KNOW BEFORE COMING TO HAWAIʻI

Be Aware that Not Everyone is Hawaiian.

“Hawaiian” refers to people with native Hawaiian ancestry.  Living in Hawaii does not make you Hawaiian. Hawaiians are indigenous people of Hawaii, whose ancestors were the original Polynesians who settled in the islands.

Say It All With Aloha.

Although Hawaii has two official languages, English and Hawaiian, every visitor should familiarize himself or herself with a few basic Hawaiian words in order to show goodwill and a convey a sense of respect. If you only learn one word, however, makes sure to remember the word Aloha means “love”, “hello”, and “goodbye”. However, there is a much deeper meaning to the word. Aloha refers to the guidelines by which one should aspire to live and how (s)he relates to one another, to Mother Nature, and to all living beings.

Show Respect For The Aina (Land)

Environmentalism is very important in Hawaii. Hawaiian traditions place great

kuleana (responsibility) to care for the islands and its resources.  If you litter, take what doesn’t belong to you.  Restaurants must recycle, can’t use styrofoam, must use reusable utensils, and can’t use plastic bags for takeout

There’s Something for Every Palate

So much of the food in Hawaii is simply exquisite! You will never go hungry or unsatisfied because there are so many dining options, no matter your tastes, budget, or dietary preferences. Expect to find everything from delectable cuisine infusions from around the world to vegan-friendly eats. Hawaiian comfort food is available throughout the Islands, as are cheap eats and kid-friendly options that even the fussiest eaters will love. Oh, and don’t forget to bring home some Kona coffee, macadamia nuts, pineapple, and anything else that’ll help you savor and relive the Islands once you get back home. Enjoy!

Remove Your Shoes.

You will see shoe racks lining the front porches of many homes in Hawaii.  You will also see many stores selling signs that say, ʻplease remove your shoes” that people often hang up outside their home.

If you are lucky enough to be invited to a home in Hawaii, remember to remove your shoes.  Do this before you even enter the home and leave you shoes outside.

Taking off your shoes is a sign of respect.  It helps the host keep their home clean by preventing germs from being tracked inside.  It is very important in Hawaii.