Meeting: Six Women Recognized at UN for Leadership, Humanitarian Service (November 25 to December 1, 2015)
PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE - Laine Kohama, President 2015-2016
Aloha Rotary E-Club members and fellow Rotarians!
On November 13th I visited the West Pearl Harbor club at the Plaza club. There were folks from Honolulu Sunset, Honolulu Sunrise, Metro Honolulu, and Downtown Honolulu. Ayman was going to speak, but was held up on a plane flight and couldn’t make it. What we ended up doing was talk about the projects we are going to do and upcoming ones.
All the President’s went up and talked about the projects that they are currently going to be doing and for next year. It was great as always just to see everyone. Richard who is the President of the West Pearl Harbor club did an excellent job putting together a great program. It was also a special occasion as they inducted a new member of the West Pearl Harbor club.
I would like to wish you and yours a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving. I’ll leave you with a quote, “To be rich in admiration and free from envy, to rejoice greatly in the good of others, to love with such generosity of heart that your love is still a dear possession in absence or unkindness - these are the gifts which money cannot buy” - Robert Louis Stevenson
Speaker: Six Women Recognized at UN for Leadership, Humanitarian Service
Ryan Hyland (see Rotary.org for more information)
The six Rotary Global Women of Action for 2015 were recognized during Rotary Day at the United Nations on 7 November in New York City for their dedication and service, which have improved the lives of thousands around the world.
“The women we are honoring here today are leaders in Rotary,” said Rotary President K.R. Ravindran. “They are pushing the boundaries of Rotary service, pushing us all to do more, be more, and achieve more.”
Lakshmi Puri, assistant secretary-general of the United Nations and deputy executive director of UN Women, praised Rotary for its acknowledgment of the crucial role women play.
“I’m very pleased you have picked this team of gender equality and women empowerment,” she said.
The six women, who were selected by Rotary senior leaders and staff from more than 100 nominees from around the world, are:
More than 1,000 Rotary members, UN officials, Rotary youth program participants, and guests gathered at this year’s annual event, which celebrated 70 years of partnership between Rotary and the UN. A morning youth session was open to high school students, including members of Rotary’s Interact and Youth Exchange programs.
Guest speakers included Fabia Yazaki, acting chief for evaluation and communications in the UN’s department of public information; Karin Ryan, senior project adviser for the human rights program at the Carter Center; Ambassador at-Large Susan Coppedge Amato, director of the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons for the U.S. Department of State; Melissa Russell, vice president of strategic partnerships for the International Justice Mission; Jeffrey Kluger, Time magazine editor at-large; and Archie Panjabi, Emmy Award-winning actress and Rotary polio ambassador.
Learn more about Rotary Day at the UN
By Ryan Hyland
Rotary E-Club of Hawaii Upcoming Events
RMBF – Oʻahu Fellowship Meeting & Holiday Networking Event
SPONSORED AND HOSTED BY HONOLULU FORD LINCOLN
WHEN: Thursday, December 10, 2015
TIME: 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: HONOLULU FORD
1370 N. King Street, Honolulu, HI 96817
Pupus and Beverages will be Provided!
Please RSVP by December 7, 2015!
The Rotary E-Club of Hawaii Service Project
Name of event: Centenial Service Project
Sponsoring club: Kaneohe Rotary Club
Contact person: John Moody (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Jan Sung
Date of event: January 9, 2016 from 8:00-12:00
Location of event: Waikalua Loko Pond (see map below)
Reason for the event: To celebrate 100 years of Rotary in Hawaii
If reservations are required, when and to whom?: Yes, besides being a work day it will conclude with a luau. RSVP to Glenn Sears (GSears@Stanfordalumni.org).
Is there a fee?: No but our club will decide on the menu item we will each bring.
Dress code: Bring gloves, water (not in plastic bottles), clothes and shoes you won’t mind getting wet and muddy.
Expected outcome from the event: Cleanup. Work to be done will be determined later. This will help the community, grow and retain membership by getting community involvement.
Any other pertinent information:
One rep from our club is needed the evening before from 5:00-7:00 to prepare the emu (moving rock, cutting banana stump and kindling Contact Glenn Sears (GSears@Stanfordalumni.org) if you are available. On Saturday morning we'll start the fire in the imu so it will be ready to cook by 7 a.m. Food will be pulled out by 12 p.m. and ready to serve by 12:30 p.m. food needing to be cooked in the imu will need to be at the site no later than 6:45 a.m.
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