It's always a special occasion when we can bring someone into the Rotary family, and we give a hearty ALOHA to our newest member, Khoi Bui! 
President Sue Ann Lee conceived and spearheaded our newest legacy project and fundraiser. Yesterday the Club surprised and honored her for her foresight and leadership. The Ala Moana Rotary Club Calendar helps to not just teach students about "Service Above Self", but how to apply it in their daily lives as well. Thank you President Sue Ann! 
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Seneca Klassen & Katie Ziemann
Apr 06, 2023 11:50 AM
Lonohana Chocolate -- From Farm to Retail
Lonohana Chocolate -- From Farm to Retail

Seneca Klassen is the founder, chocolate maker and cacao farmer behind the delectable Lonohana Chocolate. 

Following a lifelong passion for chocolate, in 2005 Seneca co-founded a chain of chocolate cafes located in the San Francisco Bay Area. He eventually crafted a bean-to-bar experimentation and began buying beans from various countries, bringing them to California, and making chocolate as fast as he could learn.

He eventually made his way to Hawaii where he launched Lonohana in 2009, Seneca continues to lecture throughout the U.S. on both what it takes to start a estate-grown chocolate company and why it’s so important to change the centuries-old business model; he leads trips throughout the world to cacao growing regions to further his and many other’s passion for chocolate; has earned multiple awards for his chocolate; and perhaps most importantly continues to play a leading role in helping to establish Hawaii as a world-class origin for cacao and the young chocolate industry that has blossomed since his dream began a reality.

Katie Ziemann is Vice President of Sales & Marketing. She is in charge of wholesale partnerships as well as overseeing retail locations at SALT@Kaka’ako and factory. Her ability to blur the lines between farming in Hawaii and promoting Lonohana with guests and partners alike, makes her a terrific part of the team.

She has a lifelong passion for education and sustainable management of natural, historical, and cultural resources. She lives off-grid on the North Shore where she and her partner help manage Counter Culture Organic Farm.


Jeff & JoLee Hehn
Apr 13, 2023 11:50 AM
Your Bones Don't Need to Age Just Because You Are
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  • Rich Courson
    March 1, 1985
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Club Info
We meet In Person & Online
Thursdays at 11:50 AM
Assagio Restaurant
1450 Ala Moana Boulevard
Honolulu, HI 96814
United States of America
Our meetings are now hybrid! Join us in person at Assagio Restaurant in Ala Moana Shopping Center, or join our zoom broadcast. Lunch is served at 11:50 a.m. and the meeting starts promptly at noon. Adjournment at 1:00 p.m.