PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE - Laine Kohama, President 2015-2016
Aloha Rotary E-Club members and fellow Rotarians!
An annual event that Rotary has is called the District Assembly. There are District assemblies in Oahu, Big Island, Maui, and Kauai. This is a great opportunity to learn more about Rotary and see old and new friends. This year Oahu’s District Assembly was held at Momilani Elementary school.
This year as a SAA I was there with fellow SAA Marietta and Joanne. Joanne flew in from Maui to do some training, and Marietta and I had logistical duties. Mahalo to Capsun and Courtlin for helping direct folks to their classes. They also got to wear yellow SAA vest 😃 Also, Mahalo to Biz for attending the District Assembly too.
The District Assembly opened with messages from DG Del and DGE Clint. After we broke out into roundtable sessions that consisted of:
Literacy: Suzanne Skjold, Executive Director, Hawaii Literacy
Homelessness: Greg Payton, CEO, Mental Health Kokua
Education: Keith Hayashi, Principal, Waipahu High School
City/County Assistance: Senator Suzanne Chun Oakland, Hawaii State Legislature
Mental Health: Kathleen Rhoads Merriam, Adult Mental Health Division, DOH
After we were able to pick two classes before lunch. I attended Jason’s branding class and Joanne’s class on Club Events and Fundraising. Jason’s class on branding was excellent as he showed the online tools on how to make your club’s logo compliant with Rotary’s new brand. He also gave a bunch of tips on how to use your clubs Facebook Page and build an audience. Joanne shared a bunch of ideas which were great and refreshing. The one thing that she shared, which our club does is partner with other clubs. That is one of the things that makes being in the club fun which is getting to know new friends, and meeting old ones too. After classes we were able to pickup lunch which consisted of a bento and their was even salad and quinoa for vegetarians. Great job to the lunch crew.
The next class was Joanne’s class on making Rotary fun. Joanne shared a bunch of ideas on how to make your Rotary club fun. There were a bunch of ideas for a club that meets in person, but I would like to figure out how to make that happen for our online club. It would be great to do something fun for folks who have a birthday. I would like to celebrate our members and let them know how much we appreciate them. Mahalo Capsun for attending the Grants class. Next year we’ll need two folks from our club to attend the Grants class for us to qualify in PENs Courtlin’s year. After class was done we were able to listen to our Mayor, Kirk Caldwell speak and he did an excellent job. He mentioned how his father was in Rotary and he grew up knowing how service organizations like Rotary is a vital part of our community
Next week we’ll talk about our Rotary at work day projects that our club assisted with. Please join us for our board meeting coming up on May 18th and don’t forget to join us on May 20th to watch our very own Kama Hopkins perform at the Ilikai. In addition we have Glenn’s Men’s Shed project that will be on May 21st. Hope to see you all at one of those events. I’ll leave you with a quote, “It’s right to be contented with what we have, never with what we are” - James Mackintosh.
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Rotary E-Club of Hawaii Upcoming Events
Clean Up Day
5/21 from 9 am to 12 pm
Date: May 20th
Time: 6 - 8 pm
Where: 'Ilikai hotel
Parking: Cinnamon's at the 'Ilikai will validate your valet parking if you dine with them or free public parking and metered parking is available by the harbor.
You may BYOB or purchase a limited selection of alcoholic beverages at Cinnamon's at the 'Ilikai which will be sold in a plastic cup to be consumed on the 'Ilikai property.
You can purchase food at Cinnamon's at the 'Ilikai and dine in or place take out orders. You may also purchase a selection of cold food at the small store in the hotel. You may also bring your own food.
Here is a link to the dinner menu at Cinnamon's at the 'Ilikai.
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