President's Message - Capsun M. Poe, President 2016-2017
Aloha Rotarians and Friends:
Some congratulations are in order and they go to all of the members and leaders of the Rotary E-Club of Hawaii. PDG Del Green recently informed me that our Club received some belated recognition from Rotary International:
Here is some of what you'll find in this week's meeting:
Have an awesome week everyone! Mahalo!
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Rotary Connecting for Good - Saturday, Oct. 29th
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.
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: Rotary and ShelterBox on the Ground in Haiti
By Maureen Vaught | Rotary News | 14-Oct-2016 | see Rotary.org
Even as parts of Haiti were still recovering from a catastrophic 2010 earthquake, Hurricane Matthew tore through the impoverished island country 4 October, leaving hundreds dead and many more homeless.
The Category 4 storm affected an estimated 330,000 people in Haiti, including 6,400 who were moved to temporary shelters. Extensive damage to main bridges and other transportation networks have left some areas cut off and vulnerable. Torrential rains have resulted in flooding and landslides. And contaminated water supplies threaten to lead to a surge in cholera cases and other waterborne illnesses.
A ShelterBox response team of volunteers from Canada, England, New Zealand, and the United States traveled to Port-au-Prince, Haiti's capital, last week to assess the damage and decide how best to help people. ShelterBox, an independent charity, is Rotary's project partner for disaster relief.
Working with Rotary members, government authorities, and other relief agencies, ShelterBox is focusing on the cholera outbreak in the southern region of the island and emergency shelter. A shipment of ShelterBox supplies arrived in Les Cayes, in the south of Haiti, on Wednesday, which likely will be used to help health professionals screen and treat cholera victims.
"We hope to provide ShelterKits along with other crucial supplies like solar lights, mosquito nets, water purification units, and water carriers. All of which will help in the fight against cholera," says Chris Warham, chief executive of ShelterBox.
With wind speeds reaching 155 miles per hour, Hurricane Matthew is considered the worst storm to make landfall in Haiti in more than 50 years.
STORM'S PATH HITS UNITED STATES AND CANADA
The destructive path of the hurricane cut through communities in Florida, Georgia, and South and North Carolina, USA, and as far northeast as Nova Scotia, Canada, causing flooding, severe damage, injury, and death. Rotary members are working together to provide emergency supplies and help families find shelter.
"Rivers are still rising and expected to crest on Sunday," says Rusine Mitchell Sinclair, governor of District 7710 in North Carolina. "We'll work with our neighboring districts to provide relief once the flooding has peaked and we can get in to assess what's needed."
HOW YOU CAN HELP
The Disaster Network Assistance Rotarian Action Group and Rotary District 7020 are collecting donations for relief in Haiti and the Bahamas. The initial funds will be used to replace the roofs of 1,000 homes and provide Sawyer water filtration systems. Please visit their website to learn about ways to give.
If you would like to help those affected in North Carolina, send donations to District 7710.
Rotary staff are in touch with district leaders in other areas affected by hurricanes Matthew and Nicole and are also monitoring storms in the Pacific. Contact email@example.com for information about how to contribute to other districts.
Follow ShelterBox on Twitter and Facebook for the latest updates.
Learn how you can help at ShelterBox.
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.
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.
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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