Exchange Luncheon: Speaker Sonny Tanabe will talk about his experiences as a U.S. Olympic swimming team member in 1956. Noon to 1:30 p.m. at Oahu Country Club. Visit dexhon.com.
Accounting & Bookkeeping Basics: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at SBA Training Room, 500 Ala Moana Blvd., Room 1-306. Cost: $45. RSVP by calling 547-2700.
District 49 Toastmasters 2016 Spring Conference & Awards Dinner:
>> Awards Dinner: Guest speakers: Wayne Choate, president and chief executive officer of Performance Communication and an accredited speaker. Recognition of new Distinguished Toastmaster Members designation as well as the first Lifetime Achievement Award, to be given to Ron Mobley. 5:30-9 p.m. Friday at Pagoda Hotel, International Ballroom, 1525 Rycroft St., second floor. Email Caron at D49caron@gmail.com.
>> Spring Conference: International Director Gloria Shishido will speak at the morning session. Sheryl Turbeville will be presented with the Communication & Leadership Award during the lunch program. A speech contest will be held in the afternoon, with the winner representing Hawaii at the International Toastmasters Conference in Washington, D.C., in August. 7:30 a.m. registration, conference 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Pagoda Hotel, C’est Si Bon Ballroom, 1525 Rycroft St., second floor. Email Caron at D49caron@gmail.com.
United Chinese Society Hawaii/Chinese Chamber of Commerce dinner: Local groups host the mayor of Zhongshan, China, at 5:30 p.m. at Jade Dynasty Seafood Restaurant, Ala Moana Center. For tickets or more information, call Lani at UCSH or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Investment Opportunities in Zhongshan” seminar: Hosted by the United Chinese Society Hawaii and the Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at One Ala Moana Condo Theater. The state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism also will make a short presentation. Cost: $20 for UCSH or CCCH members, $25 for nonmembers. Call Lucia at 533-3181 or email liang@chinese chamber.com.