Aloha Rotary E-Club Ohana,
Our Holiday Party is just around the corner :) This year, we will be joining several other clubs from the East Honolulu area to hold a joint Christmas party at the Waialae Nui Rec Center on Friday, December 15th from 5-10 pm (details below), we will be contributing desserts to the party.
November has been a busy month. Our Dictionary Project on the North Shore was a great success. We handed out over 200 dictionaries to 3rd graders from Laie Elementary, Kahuku Elementary, Hauula Elementary Kaaawa Elementary. Thanks Susan, Joann, Anne Marie, Laine and Carol for helping out this year! As far as highlights go, everyone in the group was touched when one of the 3rd grade girls asked how many children she could help vaccinate with the $8 in her backpack (the answer is 16). The teachers were surprised at how engaged the students were in the dictionary trivia competition and Q&A sessions, even the students that rarely speak up in class were excited to participate thanks to Laine’s enthusiasm!
Club Officer elections for the 2018-2019 year are coming up fast. If you would like to nominate yourself or someone else for a club officer position, please let me know. Thanks!
Rotary Joint Holiday Party 12/15 with Kahala Sunrise, East Honolulu, Hawaii Kai and Diamond Head Rotary Clubs
When: Dec 15, Friday
Where: Waialae Nui Rec Center
2203 Halekoa Drive
Please RSVP to Courtlin if you can go and plan to bring a dessert.
Club Officers Elections to be held by 12/31/2017
It’s that time of year again :) If you would like to nominate yourself or someone else for a club officer position, please let me know. The District asks us to complete our elections for the upcoming July 1st change in leadership by December 31st. Our goal is to rotate every officer position at least once every 2 years so that everyone has a chance to hold a Rotary leadership position, if they want to do so.
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Meeting: Rotary Gives Thanks Day tree planting project at Hamakua Marsh, End Polio Now Challenge and upcoming Dictionary Project
Aloha Rotary E-Club Ohana,
Rotary Gives Thanks Day is just around the corner and we have a terrific, multi-club project planned for the day on Saturday, November 18th. We will be planting trees in Hamakua Marsh as part of a project to restore habitat for endangered Hawaiian birds (details below). Our Literacy Project dictionaries have also arrived so we are coordinating with our four chosen schools on the North Shore to determine when we can go and distribute the dictionaries to 3rd graders. For many members in our club, this annual event is the highlight of their year and often their “Rotary moment”, i.e. the experience that makes them truly understand what is means to be a Rotarian and Rotary makes a positive difference in the world. I hope you can go to either, or both :) events!
Rotary Gives Thanks Day - Tree Planting Project at Hamakua Marsh (via Healthy Climate Communities) on Saturday, November 18, 2017
Rotary International President Ian Riseley has challenged every Rotarian to plant a tree this year in support of global climate conservation. We have teamed up with several other clubs in the East Honolulu area to do a community service project at Hamakua Marsh in Kailua in the morning and then move to a park in Enchanted Lakes for a lunchtime picnic. If you would like to participate in this project, please let me know by Friday, November 10th.
Dictionary Project - Date TBD
Our dictionaries have arrived and we are coordinating with our four schools on the North Shore to visit and distribute the dictionaries to 3rd graders. If you would like to go this year, please let me know by Friday, November 10th.
Rotary Gives Thanks Day Project - Hamakua Marsh Tree Planting & Weeding Saturday 11/18, 9-11 am
Rotary Gives Thanks Day – Weeding and Tree Planting at Hamakua Marsh
Project Site Gate Located Next to: 268 Hamakua Drive, Kailua, HI 96734
Google Map Link: https://goo.gl/maps/rtJ4fPbJAmk
Saturday, November 18th
Time: 9am- 11am
Potluck Lunch: 11:30am to 1pm (Location for Potluck TBD – most likely in the Enchanted Lakes area)
What we will be doing
We will be joining with Enchanted Lakes Elementary 2nd grade families to weed and plant trees. This project is being run through an NPO called Healthy Climate Communities that conducts projects in Hamakua Marsh.
Water Bottle (they have a refill station)
Long Pants / Long Sleeves Recommended
Healthy Climate Communities works in collaboration with Hawaii State Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) , elementary schools in Kailua and other community groups to restore the watershed for Hamakua Marsh, called Pu'u o Ehu Hillside. Last year we planted and cared for around 570 native plants.
Hamakua Marsh and the adjacent Kawainui Marsh make up the largest remaining wetland habitat in the State. It is a wildlife sanctuary owned by DLNR and home to four species of endemic and endangered waterbirds.
The area has a rich cultural and geographical history. The area supported a large native Hawaiian population who managed the resource for both inland fishponds and wetland taro production.
For more info about the organization and area:
End Polio Now - Ride So They Can Walk Challenge November 11th - 18th
Ride So They Can Walk – A Biking Event
State Wide Rides – November 11 – 18, 2017
Help Rotary - End Polio Now
To register to rider for $20, Sponsor a rider or Donate now, go to the payment page ---->
Click here to Register or Donate
Ride So They Can Walk – biking event State Wide Rides – November 11 – 18, 2017 Help Rotary - End Polio Now
During the week of November 11 – 18, 2017 there will be Rotarians, individual community members, biking groups and clubs riding bikes, motorcycles and those on stationary bikes in health clubs and gyms all riding in the support of eradicating polio. This ride is different in that no roads need be closed as everyone will ride on their own schedule and desired distance. Each rider will pay a $20.00 registration fee and have friends and family sponsor their ride with 100% of those donations going to Rotary’s Polio Plus program and being matched 2 to 1 by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. When Rotary started the campaign to eradicate polio in 1988 there were 350,000 cases a year in the world. As of the date of this writing there are 11 cases worldwide – 6 in Afghanistan and 5 in Pakistan. This isn’t good enough - Zero is the magic number.
Each rider will receive a commemorative cooling towel with the specially designed logo once they complete their ride and bring in a minimum of $100.00 in sponsor donations. Do even more by challenging another rider to see how many sponsor dollars you can bring in….
Join in the fun by becoming a rider and/or sponsoring a rider to help Rotary End Polio Now. You do not have to wait till November 11 to ride – ride anytime from now till the 18th of November and it will count toward the polio ride. To register/donate go to Rotary D5000 website and click on Ride for Polio in the right hand column. It will take you to the necessary pages.
Yours in Rotary,
PDG Laura Steelquest Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 808-221-0126
PDG Phil Sammer Email: email@example.com
Charlene M. Meyers, PHF D5000 Polio Plus Chair 2015 - 2018 Email: Charlene.Rotary@gmail.com
Rotary Club of Kahal Sunrise Foundation Dinner Friday November 10th @ 6 pm
The Rotary Club of Kahala Sunrise is holding their annual Rotary Foundation dinner this Friday, November 10th at Leahi Concept Kitchen in Waikiki at 6:00 pm. Tickets are $100 each. Bring your own beer, wine, anything alcoholic you’d like to drink!
Find out more and register here:
The Rotary Foundation (TRF) Newsletter for District 5000 - November Issue
Thanks Ray for forwarding The Rotary Foundation’s November newsletter :)
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