PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE - Laine Kohama, President 2015-2016
Aloha Rotary E-Club members and fellow Rotarians!
This week Ray, Capsun, and I had a great time at Pre-PETS. I’ll report back hopefully next week while I’m at PETS as the D5000 SAA with Joanne Laird. Overall, we had a wonderful weekend, and I’m so happy Capsun got to experience something brand new in Pre-PETS, with the overnight stay, while having the time to make new friends and build relationships. According to the folks I’ve asked in the District leadership, it’s the first time we had an overnight stay for Pre PETS.
The last few weeks has been busy with the following:
This week I’ll be in San Francisco visiting many Rotarians. I’m really excited to see them all. Now back to pack for PETS and read up on the responsibilities of a SAA : ) Looking forward to seeing Capsun and Ray again! It’s gonna be awesome at PETS. I’ll leave you with a quote from past RI President Cliff Dochterman, who I’ve got to hear speak several times and talk to one on one. He is one of my heroes in Rotary. “The search for individual joy, satisfaction, and happiness is universal, and I strongly believe it is a goal that can best be fulfilled by helping others....Some of the most rewarding moments in our lives occur when we are helping, serving, and caring for others.” — A Chat with President Cliff, THE ROTARIAN, August 1992
Speaker: Nicolas Inman - Missouri Cherry Blossom Festival
Our very own Rev. Nicolas Inman is the chair for the Missouri Cherry Blossom. Please read below to see what's it about.
The Missouri Cherry Blossom Festival in Marshfield, MO is an annual three-day event in the spring that celebrates the city of Marshfield and the state of Missouri. Activities are varied and are scheduled throughout the event. There are opportunities for vendors to sell and customers to buy crafts, food, books and many other wonderful things. There are fun activities for the entire family and special speakers are brought in that are both entertaining and educational. People and events that have impacted our city, state, and nation are honored and remembered at a luncheon, dinner or special ceremony held during the three day event.
Descendants of Presidents are invited to come and share their stories. Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Cleveland, Ford, these are just a few of the Presidents that have been represented at the Cherry Blossom Festivities. Celebrities with ties to Missouri are also invited. Browse the site to see pictures and read some of the exciting things that have occurred in the past or better yet, start planning on attending next year’s celebration at the Missouri Cherry Blossom Festival in Marshfield, MO!
We look forward to seeing you at the
2016 Missouri Cherry Blossom Festival
April 28, 29 & 30!
Personalities that will be at the Cherry Blossom Festival this year!
Lynda Johnson Robb - Robb’s passionate interest in children’s literature led her more than 50 years ago to volunteer to read to children in hospitals, where she discovered that many children wanted and needed books so badly that hospital staff let them take home […]
Ruth Moon Sanders - Will be a 2016 Recipient of the Edwin P. Hubble Medal of Initiative at the 2016 Cherry Blossom Festival. Ruth will be honored for her work in helping preserve Plains, Georgia through the Plains Better Hometown Program. Plains, Georgia is […]
Kim Fuller - Niece of President Jimmy Carter. More information to come!
Clifton Truman Daniel - Clifton Truman Daniel is the oldest grandson of 33rd US President Harry S. Truman and his wife, Bess. He is the son of the late author, Margaret Truman, and her husband, former New York Times Managing Editor E. Clifton Daniel […]
Iris Lee Gay Jordan - Iris Lee Gay Jordan is the daughter of Confederate Civil War soldier, Lewis F. Gay! Gay was 82 years old when Iris was born. She was nine when her father died in 1931. National Geographic did an article that included […]
Maggie Peterson Mancuso - Maggie is a Cherry Blossom favorite. She has attended almost every year since 2008 and we love her gentle spirit, her happy personality and her beautiful voice. The role Maggie is probably best known for on television is Charlene Darling on The Andy Griffith […]
Kami Cotler - Kami Cotler serves as the founding Principal of Environmental Charter Middle School. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Ms. Cotler attended the University of California at Berkeley, where she graduated with a degree in Social Sciences and then received her […]
Margaret Kerry - Margaret Kerry is probably best known for a beguiling character that was only 3 1/2 inches tall. Kerry was the model for Disney’s enchanting fairy Tinker Bell. Chosen for both her dancing and pantomime abilities, Kerry started in show business when she was […]
Alison Arngrim - New York Times Best Selling author of “Confessions of A Prairie Bitch: How I Survived Nellie Oleson and Learned to Love Being Hated”, Alison Arngrim is best known to viewers world-wide for her portrayal of the incredibly nasty “Nellie Oleson” […]
John Ashcroft - Former U.S. Attorney General, Governor and U.S. Senator John Ashcroft serves as founder and Chairman of The Ashcroft Group and The Ashcroft Law Firm (together, the “Firm”). Together with the select group of seasoned, respected and experienced senior executives he […]
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Here is an article about the festival on CBS News
Great job Nick on the festival and Mahalo for all your Aloha and support of our E-Club!
Rotary E-Club of Hawaii Upcoming Events
Feed and Assist the Homeless Project
The project entails us feeding the homeless at the River of Life mission where we either do the following jobs:
a. Prepping in the back to get the food plated up on to be served (I did this the last time)
b. Serving meals and filling water (Garry did this this the last time)
c. Getting donation clothes sorted.
They are also requesting if we have any brand new mens white underwear, white socks, or white t-shirts. What River of Life does is offer them a free hot shower and new underwear, socks, and T-Shirt so they feel good and what they told me it makes them feel better and keeps their sense of dignity.
If you have any we can bring it when we do the project. Here are the following dates we are looking at (we are going to pick one)
DATES: March 11, 18, or 25th
TIME: 12:30 - 3:30 pm
Men: No tank tops, shirt, and covered shoes
Women: Long jeans or Caprese, no T-shirts or tank tops, covered shoes
Rotary At Work Day with Downtown Honolulu
Info from President Sean at the Downtown Honolulu Rotary Club:
Aloha all from RC of Downtown Honolulu,
I talked with Anne Marie Murphy, the principal over at Central Middle School, to confirm and we are on for another project on campus with the students for our Rotarians at Work Day project. The plan is currently some indoor cleaning and painting and some outdoor building and planting of raised planter beds.
She is meeting with the student council officers to figure out where the kids want to put the planter beds so ownership in the design of the project. So it will be a lot of fun to work side by side with the kids.
I have spoken with RC West Honolulu and E-Club representatives and we would love for your clubs to join us on this project.
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How do I makeup at this club?
Are you a visiting Rotarian that would like to do a makeup with us?