PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE - Laine Kohama, President 2015-2016
Aloha Rotary E-Club members and fellow Rotarians!
I’m hoping everyone is having a great Holiday Season! Several weeks ago Ayman did a multi club New Focus presentation at the Kaneohe club for a bunch of clubs. What he talked about his the new way Rotary encourages clubs to grow and retain their membership. It was great to see current DG Del Green and first lady Diana, DGN Win, AG Jim McClelland, our AG Sandy Matsui, and our very own Garry and Biz (aka Sarge), among many others in attendance.
New Focus is an initiative that has come from RI to help with the following:
Here is a slideshow from D5340, that covers what Ayman talked about (his presentation was a little different, but the content was the same).
I “highly” encourage all members to attend a New Focus presentation. This is my second time around and it is very valuable for any Rotarian that would like to help Rotary grow, and in addition get ideas to use in business.
Glenn will be sending out two community service opportunity with the Ala Moana Club that he and his wife Mary attending last year with Garry and Linda (this is there 3rd year). He will also be coordinating wth folks on who is attending the Centennial project in January and we got several folks that have signed up.
Lastly, we had a great time at the Rotary E Club of Hawaii Christmas Bar-b-que. Mahalo to all that attended and I’ll be doing a write up in the coming weeks. Wishing everyone a great week and I’ll leave you with a quote, “Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it” - Maya Angelou
Captured Photo of Group: Rotary E-Club BBQ December 6, 2015
By Glenn Sears
Lights on Rice Parade 2015
Contributed by: Ray Paler
Rotary E-Club of Hawaii Upcoming Events
RMBF – Oʻahu Fellowship Meeting & Holiday Networking Event
Sponsor: Honolulu Ford/Lincoln
WHEN: Thursday, December 10, 2015
TIME: 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: HONOLULU FORD
1370 N. King Street, Honolulu, HI 96817
Pupus and Beverages will be Provided!
Please RSVP by December 7, 2015!
Santa Clothes Service Project
Sponsoring club: Ala Moana
Contact person: Greg Concilla
Date of event: December 12, 2015
Reason for the event: Community Service
If reservations are required, when and to whom?: None
Is there a fee?: NO
Dress code: Casual
Expected outcome from the event: Some happy kids at Christmas
Salvation Army Bell Ringing
Sponsoring club: Ala Moana Rotary
Contact person: Greg Concilla- phone numbers are: 591-2166 work; 479-0848 cell
Date of event: 12/19/15 Need bell ringers for two hour shifts from 9AM ‘till 9PM
Location of event: Wallmart on Keeamoku St.
Reason for the event: Raise money for charity
If reservations are required, when and to whom?: Call Greg
Is there a fee?: No
Dress code: Holiday
Centennial Service Project
Sponsoring club: Kaneohe Rotary Club
Contact person: John Moody (email@example.com) and Jan Sung
Date of event: January 9, 2016 from 8:00-12:00
Location of event: Waikalua Loko Pond (see map below)
Reason for the event: To celebrate 100 years of Rotary in Hawaii
If reservations are required, when and to whom?: Yes, besides being a work day it will conclude with a luau. RSVP to Glenn Sears (GSears@Stanfordalumni.org).
Is there a fee?: No but our club will decide on the menu item we will each bring.
Dress code: Bring gloves, water (not in plastic bottles), clothes and shoes you won’t mind getting wet and muddy.
Expected outcome from the event: Cleanup. Work to be done will be determined later. This will help the community, grow and retain membership by getting community involvement.
Any other pertinent information:
One rep from our club is needed the evening before from 5:00-7:00 to prepare the emu (moving rock, cutting banana stump and kindling Contact Glenn Sears (GSears@Stanfordalumni.org) if you are available. On Saturday morning we'll start the fire in the imu so it will be ready to cook by 7 a.m. Food will be pulled out by 12 p.m. and ready to serve by 12:30 p.m. food needing to be cooked in the imu will need to be at the site no later than 6:45 a.m.
2015 Rotary Contributions
By Ray Paler
(Posting as a reminder for cutoff dates for this year's contributions.)
Congratulations! Thank you for supporting our club’s efforts in surpassing our Annual Fund Goal Amount. Attached please find this month’s report showing that we are at 104% of our goal set for our 2015-2016 year. Currently we are ranked #3 in D5000 for Annual Fund contributions and our Annual Fund Per Capita amount is at $132 per member. This Per Capita amount also helps us with our Every Rotarian Every Year (EREY) Per Capita too, providing every member contributes in this Rotary Year. Please consider contributing if you have not yet online at www.rotary.org . Contributions should be made before March 31, 2016 to be counted for this Rotary year. Rotary International may not be able to properly recognize contributions for this year after that date.
We are doing very well as a new small club!
All contributions support our service projects and ability to provide programs. Please consider making a donation today.
Donations large and small are appreciated.
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