President's Message - Capsun M. Poe, President 2016-2017
Aloha Rotarians and Friends:
First off, we have a new member vote going on right now. Please check your email for the link to the voting site.
When I joined the Rotary E-Club of Hawaii, I was pretty unfamiliar with Rotary lingo and opportunities, but fairly aware of the service projects Rotarians conducted throughout our community. Lucky for me, a few months after I joined, I was encouraged to attend a seminar that taught me about Rotary terminology, project resources like The Rotary Foundation, and allowed me to connect with others wanting to improve our community in some small or large way.
You will have a similar chance to do that at the District Assembly coming up later this month. To tie in with our speaker, it is a way to get some mentoring going within our Club and our District, with Rotarians who are more than happy to share their knowledge and experience with others. I know I've mentioned it several times and it really is a great way to learn more about Rotary and find ways to help our Club serve our community. The next Oahu District Assembly will be on April 22 and information is available after our speaker. If you are interested in attending, there is a small fee, but most importantly, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org so that I can submit your name.
Finally, check out a lot of events, socials, and service projects coming up this month, including fellow Rotarian Tippi Cogen's upcoming partnership between Thrive Global and Bike Share Hawaii.
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Bike Share Hawaii Street Outreach Days
From Rotarian Tippi Cogen:
Bike Share is coming to Honolulu in just a few months and we are excited to be partnering up for its inception!
We need small teams of about 8-10 volunteers per outreach day to scour a neighborhood and share briefly with people, businesses and condos about Honolulu's new bike rental program called Biki. Don't worry a short training will happen the day of the outreach to get you well prepared on the 5 W's.
During the outreach, we will also pass out literature, identify planned station locations, and take surveys of site conditions and population in the area.
We want businesses and persons in the immediate area of each bike station to be well informed, prepared and excited about what's coming to their neighborhood- and you will be a critical part in ensuring this will happen.
Thanks for showing interest and support in bringing bike share to Hawaii, and helping to create a healthy, happy, more social community.
Phase 1- Street Outreach (April), Phase 2- Evening Station Marking (May), & Phase 3 Bike Launch to Stations & Public Event (June & July). Stay Tuned!!
For more information and to sign up, visit the Facebook event: www.facebook.com/events/1321183084613639/
Speaker: Rotary Mentorship Program Gets National Attention
Courtesy of WSJM.com | Written: April 2, 2017
A mentorship program started by the Rotary Club of St. Joseph-Benton Harbor has been such a success that it’s become a model for chapters all around the world. Jackie Huie, the CEO of Johnson Rauhoff, tells us she helped get the program rolling around 2007, when the Rotary started reaching out to professionals in all sorts fields to ask if they’d chat with high school students from St. Joseph. Since then, they’ve expanded to districts all over the area, and about 400 kids have taken part.
“What it does is it lines up students with professionals in their dream careers,” Huie said. “So it’s a system, it’s an approach we use to try to help students get closer to making a connection with someone in a career that they think they might be interested in.”
The mentor program just added Benton Harbor High School this year after it dropped out a few years back. Huie says Rotary is perfect for finding a broad range of professionals interested in working with young people.
“Rotarians are well-networked,” Huie said. “It’s usually a lot of business leaders in the community. There’s also a lot of homemakers in Rotary. We look for anybody that wants to give service.
In one case, Huie says Whirlpool’s Jeff Fettig spoke with a high school student and stayed in touch with him through college. The mentorship program has attracted international Rotary attention as other chapters launch their own. If you’re interested in bringing the program to your high school, check with the guidance office or contact the local Rotary.
See more at: http://www.wsjm.com/2017/04/02/rotary-mentorship-program-gets-national-attention/#sthash.oV4GWeFv.dpuf
Trivia Night - Help Cure Polio!
Murder Mystery Fundraiser in the Roaring 20s
Rotarians at Work Day - April 29th, 8:30am -12 noon
Aloha Rotary Friends,
Thank you for your past participation in our Central Middle School Beautification projects. We will be returning to Central Middle School on April 29th. If your club does not already have a Rotarians at Work Day project, we would love to have you join us for a morning of fun service side-by-side with the students. Those of you who were there last Spring please come and see the garden we built last year and new aquaponics enclosure.
The work will be a mix of indoor and outdoor. Some gardening, probably some indoor painting. We will be power washing some areas as well. Also for the carpentry minded we'd like to build a lightweight moveable wheel chair ramp so that the garden can be accessed by all the students.
If you want to volunteer or would like to come see what we will be working on please let me know.
Have a great weekend.
PP RC of Downtown Honolulu
District Assembly Registration Now Open
Registration has been 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.
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:
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