An Angel among us – Lasar McCabe, Heart and Soul of Community Service

Mar 5, 2022 | PC Community

Thank you to everyone who made yesterday’s Honorary Certificate presentation at Our Savior Lutheran School in Aiea for Lasar McCabe who is the Community Service Chair for the Rotary Club of Pearlridge a well-deserved success. We are so proud to serve with Lasar in the community as Rotarians.

Lasar received Honorary Certificates from the Honolulu City Council (Councilman Brandon Elefante) and the Hawaii State Senate (Senator Bennette Misalucha). Our Savior Lutheran School Interact Youth Club students presented Lasar with the school’s community service award.

Interact clubs from Our Savior Lutheran School, Highlands Intermediate, and student council students from Pearl City High School, along with the Pearl City Lions Club, Mana Loa Lions Club, Chinatown Lions Club, and Cyber Lions Club were all recognized on the Honorary Certificates for their volunteer support of Lasar, the Rotary Club of Pearlridge, and the community at Puuloa Springs and the Pearl Harbor Bike Path. 

Dick Mosco – President, Rotary Club of Pearlridge

“I am very honored, Lasar is a hard worker and has done so much for our club and community. We really appreciate her efforts and she’s a pure gem.”

Sandy Matsui – District Governor, Hawaii Rotary District 5000

“What a wonderful opportunity to recognize one of our very own Rotarians, Lasar who is just the epitome of “Service Above Self”. She really reflects what we are really about in Rotary. I encourage all to follow her. She is an angel, truly an angel. It has been a wonderful opportunity, not just to celebrate Lasar, but also to be here at Our Savior Lutheran School where one of our newest Interact clubs are, and they are awesome actively engaged in having a role model like her. Thank you for the opportunity, I am so grateful to be invited.”

Clarence De Lude – Principal, Our Savior Lutheran School

“This is very good and Lasar deserves to get these awards.  It’s an awesome honor for Lasar. Everyone I talked to said we should honor Lasar. She is very special. I love the service and community outreach part of our Rotary Club of Pearlridge. Whatever it is, we’re there to help.”

Senator Bennette Misalucha

“Service brings Joy.  You can see this joy reflected in Lasar McCabe's face every time she spearheads a project, responds to a community need or works quietly with others on a particular project. She continues to inspire us all to let our light shine into the world.  Through her great example, our next generation of volunteers can be made manifest. Mahalo, Lasar for your incredible service to our community.  God bless you”

Honolulu City Councilman Brandon Elefante

“This is truly special. Lasar is a remarkable woman who’s a public servant, very dedicated, and wants to do the right thing and she’s passionate about it. You see it in her actions; you see it with the school support, with the Rotary club, the Lions club. Also with the elected officials that are here, as well as many other organizations. She mentioned that it really takes a community to help her including her family. She is definitely honoring and deserving of this very important reward. Such an unsung hero. We need more people like her in our community.”

Tad Tsuruma – Incoming President, Pearl City Lions Club

“Lasar is really good and deserves to get this award. Whatever we can do to help is very much appreciated and everybody else that we work with and assisted that’s the main thing for the community.”

Congratulations Lasar!

“Service Above Self”

Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

Photo: Front row (L-R) Barry Villamil, Sandy Matsui, Itsuko Suzuki, Pauline Matias, Ricl Lau,

Tad Tsuruma, Lasar McCabe, Gordon Aarakaki, Dion Mesta, Dick Mosko, Branden Elefante.

Back row (L-R): Clarence De Lude, Ed Kido, Ralph Portmore, Skip Suzuki, Marshall Lum.

Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

Lasar is pictured receiving her Honorary Certificate from the

Honolulu City Council by Councilman Brandon Elerfante.

Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

Lasar is pictured with (L) Dick Mosco, President, and Past District Governor,Rotary Club

of Pearlridge and (R) Sandy Matsui, District Governor, Hawaii Rotary District 5000

Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

Lasar is pictured with her awards presented to her on

Friday at Our Savior Lutheran School in Aiea.

Pictured (L-R): Rick Lau, Ed Kido, Tad Tsuruma, Lasar McCabe,

Ralph Portmore, Gordon Arakaki, and Skip Suzuki.

Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

Pearl City Lions Club incoming President Tad Tsuruma fires up a round of applause

for Lasar from the Our Savior Lutheran School students, staff and guests.





Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]