Chapter History

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As the 130th Golden Key chapter, the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa chapter was chartered April 10, 1989, as part of U.S. Region 8, which includes colleges/universities in California, Arizona, Nevada, and Hawaiʻi. Former Vice President for Student Affairs, Dr. Doris Ching, and late Congressman K. Mark Takai, who was student body president in 1989, were founding members of the University of Hawai‛i at Mānoa Chapter. 

The UH Mānoa Golden Key chapter has had almost 3,600 members since 1989, with many of its members going on to do great things in their lives. Honorary members of our chapter include Former Congressman Neil Abercrombie, News Reporter Leslie Wilcox, and Entertainer Frank DeLima.

Our chapter is known for its commitment to service. We have maintained Gold Standing for exemplary community outreach and have been awarded various Golden Key distinctions for our commitment to academics, service, and leadership. Our members perform an average of 400 hours per semester. We invite prospective members who are in the top 15% of their class and interested in service and leadership development.

 

Chapter Awards (Regional and International)

  • 1995 – Key Chapter Award
  • 1995 – Most Traveled Award
  • 1997 – Key Chapter Award
  • 1997 – Most Traveled Award
  • 1997 – Best Communication Award 
  • 1998 – Key Chapter Award
  • 1999 – Honorable Mention Key Chapter Award
  • 2000 – Key Chapter Award
  • 2000 – Host of the Western Regional Conference
  • 2001 – Key Chapter Award
  • 2002 – Honorable Mention Key Chapter Award
  • 2003 – Key Chapter Award
  • 2003 – Host of the Western Regional Conference
  • 2004 – Key Chapter Award
  • 2004 – Teamwork and Collaboration Award
  • 2004 – Innovation Award
  • 2004 – Showcase of Service Awards
  • 2005 – Gold Chapter Status
  • 2005 – Showcase of Service Awards
  • 2006 – Gold Chapter Status
  • 2007 – Gold Chapter Status
  • 2007 – Best Education-Based Service Program Award
  • 2008 – Gold Chapter Status
  • 2009 – Gold Chapter Status
  • 2010 – Gold Chapter Status
  • 2011 – Gold Chapter Status
  • 2012 – Host of the Region 9 Summit
  • 2012 – Gold Chapter Status
  • 2012 – Key Chapter Award
  • 2013 – Gold Chapter Status
  • 2013 – Key Chapter Award 
  • 2014 – Gold Chapter Status
  • 2014 – Key Chapter Award

Community Honors and Recognition

2011 Diabetes Champion: Outstanding Volunteers 

 

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