Steve Yoshida

Michele Mician-sized.jpg

Steve Yoshida retired from practicing commercial law in Homer, Alaska after 25 years. He now lives in Hilo, Hawaii.  Steve graduated from UCLA with degrees in Mathematics and Physics and earned his law degree at the University of California at Davis.

In Alaska, Steve was president of the Homer Chamber of Commerce, Homer’s Citizen of the Year in 1989, and co-founded the Homer Community Foundation, Center for Alaska Coastal Studies, and the Homer Sister City Associations with cities in Russia and Japan. Steve was on the Board of the Alaska Community Foundation and Sister Cities International.

As Rotary District Governor in 1994-95 (Alaska, Yukon, Eastern Russia with 11 time zones), Steve helped to start 12 Russian clubs.  Steve is the recipient of Rotary’s Service Above Self award. and served on numerous RI and Rotary Foundation committees.

In Hawaii, Steve was the Chair of the Rotary Global Peace Forum, 25-27 January 2013.