Social Media Club Hawaii Regroups

The Hawaii Chapter of the Social Media Club held a “For Social Media Professionals Only” meeting this month. Why? “Because we are giving our Hawaii chapter a stronger foundation by bringing together those of us who are Hawaii’s social media leaders to discuss issues specific to the profession and to the chapter.”

In re-capping the meeting, founder Roxanne Darling writes:

Our meetings have done a superb job at attracting Hawaii organizations (for profit and nonprofit) to come and learn about social media. But we are not attracting or supporting the practitioners, as is our main goal. This meeting discussed that in detail along with the requirements and advantages of becoming an Official Chapter of the Social Media Club.

Official chapter status would require a minimum of 10 paid “Professional Members” of the national organization, at $100 per year. Darling also noted that she needs a break after “carrying the load” for two years, and sought help in running the group. Also discussed were meeting schedules and promoting members via a “local speaker’s directory.”

[Social Media Club Hawaii]

Photo by Roxanne Darling.

Ryan Ozawa

Ryan Kawailani Ozawa has immersed himself in new technologies and online communities since the days before the web. From running a dial-up BBS in the early '90s to exploring today’s dynamic world of "Web 2.0" and social media, he has long embraced and evangelized the ways in which technology can bring people together.