President's Message - Capsun M. Poe, President 2016-2017
Aloha Rotarians and Friends:
With yesterday being Election Day in the US, I want to take a moment to point out that our Club needs to complete elections by the end of December. We have several leadership positions and all are important to the administration of our Club and to serve our fellow Rotarians and community.
Here are the officers we elect:
Here are chairs that can be appointed by the President and that we allow our members to vote on:
There;s another deadline coming up: The early bird registration deadline for the Rotary District Convention (May 19-21, 2017 on Maui) is coming up. The current rate of $335 (including 5 meals) will increase at the end of November.
Have an awesome week everyone! Mahalo!
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Fundraiser: Kahala Mall's Very Merry Event
From PP Garry Yee:
I have the tickets for the Kahala Mall "Very Merry Event" shopping discount pass.
Please let me know how many you would like to either sell and purchase for yourselves. The tickets are $5 each and will give you discounts at the participating stores.
This is one of the ways our club raises funds for club operations. We get to keep the entire amount raised. We are very thankful to Kahala Mall for this opportunity.
You will also have a chance at the Grand Prize Drawing for a night at the Kahala Hotel & Resort plus a Buffet Breakfast for 2 at the Plumeria Beach House. There are also 2 $50.00 Kahala Mall Gift cards up for grabs.
Let's sell the 100 tickets we have!
Here is more info from Kahala Mall:
Kahala Mall is having their 3rd annual Very Merry Event (VME) This will be an exciting weekend event (December 2 – 4) which gives non-profit organizations in Hawaii the opportunity to raise funds for their prospective mission. Non-profits have sold $5 VIP passes (non-profits retain 100% of the profit of ticket sales) to family, friends and their community, to attend the Very Merry Event at Kahala Mall. Participating stores and restaurants are providing exclusive offers, savings and gift with purchases to pass holders during this holiday shopping event.
This pass can only be used once at each participating store from December 2 - 4.
Click here for the list of participating stores.
Service Project: XTERRA - December 4, 2016
Rotary E-Club of Hawaii member Tippi Cogen has brought the following service opportunity to our attention: 2016 XTERRA Worlds Trail Run.
Duties (Must be 16 years or older):
Please email your full name, age, email, phone number, tee shirt size, shift time, & desired station to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don't delay!! Volunteer Sign ups closing Sat. Nov 12th @ 5:00PM HST
Please go to: www.xterrakualoa.com for race info
Facebook signup link.
Speaker: Pushed to the Limit, For a Good Cause
November 7, 2016 | By : By Jose Zambrano, Rotary staff | Courtesy of Blog.Rotary.Org
It’s been almost two months since I started my training as part of the Miles to End Polio team. I can honestly say training for El Tour of Tucson has pushed me to my limits, but has also been an unbelievable experience.
Although I love outdoor activities, and am a very active person, my longest previous ride had been 40 miles. So trying to accomplish 104 miles is a huge challenge for me.
The workouts have not been easy. To be ready for the endurance that will be required to complete the ride, I have modified my workout routines for what will be the longest bike ride of my life. In testing my limits, I have experienced new levels of pain. But even though the process can be hard, I am trying to enjoy it as much as possible. I tackle every workout with a positive attitude and desire. I know that “I am what I chose to become.” And only if I stay committed and focused will I be able to complete the 104 miles.
The fact that we are close to eradicating polio and that I am able to help accomplish this mission is what keeps me motivated. Even though training is painful for the most part, I know what I am doing is helping get the word out about our efforts to fight polio.
In preparing, I am making sure to listen to my body during every workout, and scale the intensity of my workouts to meet my body’s needs. I think that eating healthy has been a fundamental part of my training and I have become more aware of the nutrients that my body needs to keep going. I am hoping to set an example, and show people that you can do anything that you desire as long as you are willing to apply yourself.
This has been a unique and unforgettable experience so far. Much like a roller coaster ride. Some days I feel great and super motivated to conquer every obstacle, which is typically my daily attitude. Others are more challenging. But I know that at the end of the effort, I will be proud of myself because I did my best and I am helping to protect children against polio.
Jose Zambrano is a contribution processor for The Rotary Foundation and one of several Rotary staff members who will join General Secretary John Hewko in biking El Tour de Tucson in Arizona to raise money for polio eradication. Read posts from other team members leading up to the 19 November event and learn how you can support the team.
Want to join the effort? Take part in the Indoor Ride to End Polio by riding a stationary bike at your local gym or at home anytime from 12 to 19 November.
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 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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