We gathered on Thursday, September 12, 2019 to honor the life and accomplishments of “Uncle” Glenn Ida, who gave so much to our Democratic ‘ohana.


Glenn was a community fixture in Kaneohe, where he lived with his wife Phyllis and they raised their five sons Glenn Jr., Gavin, Garrett, Greg, and Cory.


Glenn was a graduate of Kaimuki High School, then later went on to serve our country for six years in the United States Navy. During his time in the Navy, Glenn was honored with the Meritorious Unit Commendation, Vietnam Campaign Award, Combat Action Ribbon, and the Vietnam Service Award (1 Star).


Always humble, Glenn constantly gave back to his community through his decades of volunteer work, including his service in elected positions within the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i, as a Cub Scout Master, a Judo instructor, and coach. After 32 years as a bus transit operator, followed by several years as a lobbyist for various labor unions, Glenn retired to spend more time with his family.


Uncle Glenn’s friendly smile, good humor and warm persona will be forever remembered and missed.

Inaugural Glenn Ida Golf Tournament Committee Members

Jason Bradshaw

Steve Canales

Michael Golojuch, Jr.

Ed Hasegawa

David Matsushita

Reena Rabago

Mahalo nui loa to our generous sponsors & donors that made the inaugural Glenn Ida Golf Tournament possible!

Platinum Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Hole Sponsors

Councilmember Brandon Elefante

Representative Aaron Johanson

Representative Sam Kong

Kouchi for Senate

Hawai‘i State Teachers Association

LGBT Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i

Labor Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i

Larry Meacham

Amy Monk

Representative Gregg Takayama

Jon & Yuki Yoshimura

Mahalo Drink Sponsors


Steve Canales

Capitol Consultants

Michael Golojuch, Jr.

Ed Hasagawa

Riki & Philip Hong

Natalia Hussey-Burdick

Representative Troy Hashimoto*

Senator Gil Keith-Agaran

Senator Jarrett Keohokale

David Matsushita

Councilmember Ron Menor

Red Morris

Representative Nadine Nakamura*

Pearl Country Club

Representative Sean Quinlan

Reena Rabago

Gary Saito

Representative Calvin Say

Councilwoman Yuki Lei Sugimura

Lorna Strand in memory of Toshi Takehara, a lifelong Democrat*

Representative Roy Takumi*

Councilwoman Heidi Tsuneyoshi

Representative Kyle Yamashita

* = Team Leader

A special mahalo to all the golfers and volunteers for spending the day with us to honor the memory of "Uncle" Glenn Ida!