Maui student will lead a Hawaii division of Key Club

KAINALU YOSHIDA, To oversee nine clubs

For the first time in about 30 years, a Maui student will lead a Hawaii division of Key Club. King Kekaulike High School junior Kainalu Yoshida was elected in January to lead Region 18 Division 22 Makai Key Club and will oversee nine clubs from Maui, Kauai and the Big Island. Currently the KKHS club president, Yoshida has accumulated over 350 hours of service in the past three years and also served as vice president of membership.

Key Club International is a self-governing, student-led organization. Each year, Key Club members elect their student officers for club, district and international boards. The California-Nevada-Hawaii District, made up of over 40,000 students, is divided into divisions that are led by lieutenant governors, student leaders who carry out the district’s policies and provide support to the individual clubs. Hawaii Key clubs are led by three lieutenant governors — two on Oahu and one for Maui, the Big Island and Kauai clubs.

Yoshida will join other Hawaii student leaders and attend the California-Nevada-Hawaii District Convention in Ontario, Calif., in April where they will attend workshops, elect new district officers and celebrate achievements of the past year. Upon return, he will begin his term and work on fulfilling his platform goals, which include working with each club to set small targets for improvement. As stated in his speech, “It has been said that ‘It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.’ So I hope that by working with small individual targets we will make big things happen for the division.”