President's Message - Capsun M. Poe, President 2016-2017
Aloha Rotarians and Friends:
First, Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you have a safe celebration with your family and friends
Second, we have a couple big updates for Rotary in Hawaii:
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: Rotary Foundation Named World's Outstanding Foundation for 2016
Rotary News | Rotary.org | November 2016
The Association of Fundraising Professionals has recognized The Rotary Foundation with its annual Award for Outstanding Foundation.
The award honors organizations that show philanthropic commitment and leadership through financial support, innovation, encouragement of others, and involvement in public affairs. Some of the boldest names in American giving — Kellogg, Komen, and MacArthur, among others —are past honorees.
“We are honored to receive this recognition from the AFP, which gives us even more reason to celebrate during our Foundation’s centennial year,” says Rotary Foundation Trustee Chair Kalyan Banerjee. “The continued strong support of Rotary members will help us keep our promise of a polio-free world for all children and enable the Foundation to carry out its mission of advancing world understanding, goodwill, and peace. We look forward to another 100 years of Rotary members taking action to make communities better around the world.”
The announcement came on 15 November, known to industry professionals since the 1980s as National Philanthropy Day. The award will be presented in early 2017 at the AFP’s annual conference in San Francisco.
Rotary Foundation Trustee Chair-elect Paul Netzel is set to accept the award on Rotary’s behalf, and Eric Schmelling, director of fund development at Rotary, will speak at the conference. The event is expected to draw more than 3,400 senior-level fundraising professionals from 33 countries.
“While almost everyone is familiar with Rotary, not everyone may realize just how much of an impact Rotary and The Rotary Foundation have had on countless people and communities across the globe,” says Jason Lee, AFP president and CEO. “On behalf of the entire charitable sector and people around the world, all of us at AFP are honored to be able to recognize The Rotary Foundation as our 2016 Outstanding Foundation.”
AFP’s committee of judges cited Rotary’s comprehensive campaign to eradicate polio as a major driver of the selection. They also mentioned that Rotary applies a methodical, purposeful approach to support a wide variety of causes, from providing clean water to educating the next generation of peace professionals.
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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Donations large and small are appreciated.
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