President's Message - Capsun M. Poe, President 2016-2017
Aloha Rotarians and Friends:
Our Club's big service project, our Dictionary Project is here! For the third year in a row, we will be distributing dictionaries to over 200 third graders at Kahuku, Kaaawa, Laie, and Hauula Elementary Schools on Oahu's beautiful North Shore on Wednesday, October 19 and Thursday, October 20. And we want to have as many members as possible participate, especially new members who may not have had a chance to share this gift with a student.
The photos below are from last year's Dictionary Project at Hauula and Kaawa Elementary Schools.
We need YOU to make this project a success! The event is pretty straightforward and will leave you on a high after experiencing all the enthusiasm of third graders, many of whom are receiving the first book that is entirely their own. Rotary E-Club of Hawaii members show up at the school, introduce ourselves, share a little about Rotary, gift each student a dictionary, and then spend a few minutes having fun going through words and facts found in the dictionary.
Here's the schedule:
Wednesday, October 19:
Thursday, October 20:
If you are interested and available, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can schedule you in. The most help is needed on Thursday, due to the larger number of students and some members being unavailable.
Mahalo to Carol Fetzer who has built our contacts with the schools and coordinated the dates and times.
Also, PP Laine Kohama still needs help with Rotary Connecting for Good, so please look for that below.
Have an awesome week everyone! Mahalo!
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Rotary Connecting for Good
Our very own PP Laine Kohama and Randy Soriano are leading District 5000's efforts for Rotary Connecting For Good. Here's the info if you didn't see the email. Saturday, October 29 will be a busy day for Rotary in Hawaii because in addition to this event, we will also have PRLS, which several of us must attend to re-certify our Club to participate in District Designated Funds to fund our Dictionary Project. Facebook link here.
Speaker: How Do You Create Stronger Connections in Your Community?
Courtesy of: Blog.Rotary.Org | By Michael Bucca, president of The Central Ocean Rotary Club of Toms River, New Jersey, USA
Rotary clubs are always looking for ideas on how to increase membership and develop meaningful service projects. Sometimes, the answers lie outside our own club or organization.
Partnering with other local charities, or joining a service project already in progress, are excellent ways of furthering our mission of Service Above Self. Look around for organizations that share similar goals as Rotary. Invite someone from their group to come and speak to your club. In doing so, you develop an immediate contact that can be built into a deeper relationship.
The Central Ocean Rotary Club of Toms River, New Jersey, USA has been doing this long before I was a member. Directors and board members of about two-dozen organizations are on a first name basis with at least one of our members. About half of our club members either run a local non-profit organization or serve on a charity’s board. Some of this has evolved organically over time, but this year it has been a focus of our club.
The opportunities for service this has opened up are outstanding. We have plenty of activities to choose from for service. We also participate in about a dozen or more events, which continually puts Rotary front and center in the community at large.
How can you go about creating service connections in your community?
This is by no means an overnight process. But in time, you will find community leaders coming to your Rotary club looking to get something accomplished. Your Rotary club can become the hub of community activity, maximizing the potential to perform Service Above Self.
Michael Bucca is president of the Central Ocean Rotary Club of Toms River, New Jersey, USA, and co-chair of the District 7500 Public Image Committee. He can be reached at email@example.com or followed on Twitter @MichaelBucca
Remaining 2016-2017 Board Meetings
Please know that you are all invited to our Board meetings held at Na Lama Kukui, 560 North Nimitz Highway, from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm., usually on the third Monday of the month. We regularly see guests at the one time we regularly meet in the same physical space. Here are the meetings for the remainder of this Rotary Year:
Other D5000 Updates
Rotary Club of Kaneohe (President Roz Dias Concepcion)
*This is a Multi-Club vocational event* Just a heads up, they will be having an evening meeting on Tuesday, October 25. It will be an Oktoberfest and Halloween themed vocational service project. They will have German pupus and a local beer vendor. They will also be doing a vocational speed dating game that evening as well. If you do go, they're asking members to come dressed up. A head count is needed. If you are interested in attending, please email President Capsun at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rotary Club of Windward Oahu Sunrise (President David Herrmann)
Windward Rotary Club will be doing a beach cleanup at Sherwood Forest on Saturday, 10/15/16. Windward Rotary Club will be working alongside Windward Sunrise Rotary Club. The project will start at 8:00 am, ending at 10:00 am. They ask you to provide the latex gloves, but will provide everything else (trash bags, pinchers, dust pans & rakes, etc.)
Potential Rotary Leaders Seminar (PRLS)
PRLS is for ALL Rotarians who love Rotary and want to lead their clubs to success! Sessions will be engaging, informative and fun. Additionally, PRLS is offering the annual Grant Qualification session. Members need to attend so your club can become eligible to apply for grants. Therefore, go out there and spread the message that PRLS is learning and fellowship for everyone! You can register here ($35 fee).
Rotary District 5000 2017 District Conference
It’s time to get excited about the 2017 District Conference, and THIS year, we’re headed to Maui! From May 19th to the 21st, Rotarians from around the state will invade the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa situated on the Kaanapali Beach. The conference kicks off with a Friday evening reception. We’ll have all day sessions on Saturday and a Gala dinner to celebrate the beginning of the second century of Rotary in Hawaii! The conference ends mid-day on Sunday. Our Rotary room rates begin at just $199 a night (+tax)! Please review all the information below as we have negotiated great pricing packages for attendees! Please take advantage of the deals below and get ready to embrace the extraordinary!
More information is available at the registration site.
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