President's Message - Capsun M. Poe, President 2016-2017
Aloha Rotarians and Friends:
For members of our Club, this is a reminder that you should have received a n email from me with a SurveyMonkey link that serves as our election. Voting will close over the weekend and results will be verified and announced at the Board meeting on Monday.
We also have two service opportunities coming up in the next month. First, the Nuuanu Family Fun Night (a carnival) through the Boy Scouts has asked for assistance with food prep and counter orders on Friday, March 31, from 2:30-8:30 pm (2 hour shifts). Knowing most of us work, I've asked for the 6:30-8:30 pm shift and hope you can join us. They would like a count by the end of this week, so please email me at email@example.com if you are available to help.
The Rotary Club of Ala Moana has also requested help making waffle hot dogs at the HBA Fun Fair on Saturday, April 1. We will be helping their Interact Club at their booth. But they cannot man the waffle dog machines, so the adults do it. They can use some help from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM, working in 2-hour shifts (11AM-1PM, 1PM-3PM, 3-5PM). Even just one person per shift would really help them out. The event is held on the HBA grounds on Bates Street (off Nuuanu). Again, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are available to help.
And finally, don't miss this week's featured article about the group of Rotarians who got to visit the European Union headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. It's great to see how recognized Rotary is across the world.
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District Assembly Registration Now Open
From Kathleen Rhoads Merriam, Rotary D5000 Co-Trainer
Aloha Fellow Rotarians,
Registration is now open for the D5000 Assemblies! Please sign up at your Rotary club and we look forward to sessions that are tailored to a wide range of Rotarians. There will be something for everyone. Whether you have been a Rotarian for many years or you just became a member, there is something for YOU on the agenda!
Mahalo for taking the time out of your busy schedule to make your club stronger. Come enjoy the opportunity of being with fellow Rotarians from all over your island.
Oahu: April 22nd, 2017 (Saturday) Kapolei High School, 91-5007 Kapolei Parkway. Contact your area Assistant Governor or D5000 Co-Trainer Kathleen Merriam at K.email@example.com.
If you plan to attend, please email President Capsun Poe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Speaker: Rotary Members Meet with EU Officials
By Bryant Brownlee | Courtesy of Rotary.org
More than 240 Rotary members and other guests gathered in Brussels, Belgium, on 8 March for Rotary at the European Union, a special event that explored how Rotary and the European Union can work together to achieve peace.
The meeting was the first of its kind at the European Union (EU) and was modeled on the tradition of Rotary Day at the United Nations. Rotary members, EU officials, and business leaders at the two-hour event asked how business and civil society organizations like Rotary can work with the EU to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and build more peaceful and stable societies.
Françoise Tulkens, a professor and former vice president of the European Court of Human Rights, moderated the meeting, which included presentations from Karmenu Vella, European commissioner for environment, maritime affairs, and fisheries; Jean de leu de Cecil, general secretary of the board of Colruyt Group; Rene Branders, president of the Belgian Federation of Chambers of Commerce; and John Hewko, Rotary general secretary.
Vella emphasized the importance of working with business and civil society to achieve the development goals. He also recognized the important role Rotary can play in this global effort.
“You have a massive asset, your vast network, and you can use it to bring community stakeholders together in order to turn the SDGs into reality. Rotary International is uniquely placed to create transformational alliances between business and civil society, pushing forward the implementation of our common agenda,” said Vella.
Hewko highlighted Rotary’s efforts to address the ongoing migration crisis and foster inclusive economic development.
At Rotary, we believe that we can only respond by forming smart partnerships in which the EU, governments, civil society, the private sector, and other organizations all play an important role. This is why the growing relationship between Rotary and the European Union is a cause for optimism,” said Hewko.
Because the EU supports the global polio eradication effort, organizers of Rotary at the European Union are confident that there are other opportunities for collaboration between the organizations.
The event was coordinated with the European Commission and organized by Michel Coomans and Hugo-Maria Schally, RI representatives to the EU, with the support of Kathleen Van Rysseghem, Philippe Vanstalle, and Nathalie Huyghebaert, the governors of the Rotary districts in Belgium and Luxembourg.
Rotary Means Business Fellowship - March 21, 2017
Remaining Board Meetings
Please know that you are all invited to our Board meetings held at EAT Honolulu, 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:
Rotary International Convention - Atlanta 2017
Rotary and Rotaract members and club and district employees can register for the convention online.
REGISTER BY FAX OR MAIL
EDIT EXISTING REGISTRATION
An email confirmation is sent for all registrations, including faxed and mailed registrations. If a letter of invitation is required for your visa application, you will receive it with your confirmation.
31 March 2017:
Last day for preregistration discount ($415 Rotarians / $100 Rotaractors)
14 June 2017:
Last day for online registration ($490 Rotarians / $130 Rotaractors)
Register early to take advantage of discounted rates! View registration fees.
Your registration includes:
Rotary- and host-ticketed events, accommodations, and meals are not included in your registration fee.
Groups of 25 or more Rotary members, Rotaractors, and club and district employees may register as a group. All fees must be submitted in full in a single payment using a credit card or check (drawn from a U.S. bank only), or through an international office or fiscal agent.
Review the group registration guidelines and download the group registration form. After 31 March 2017, additional group members can be added only on-site at the convention.
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