November 2016: Rotary International Foundation Month

November is the time of year when we celebrate the outstanding work of the Rotary International Foundation.  As we celebrate the RI Foundation’s 100th Anniversary, honestly think about the difference that our Foundation has made in the world – it’s astonishing!
 
Over the last 100 years, Rotarians just like you and me have donated more than $3,000,000,000 to support Rotary’s good work all over the world.  That good work is planned, coordinated, vetted, and funded by our Foundation. 
 
Have you ever wondered how our Foundation stacks up to other major charities and Foundations?  Take a look at the most recent rating from Charity Navigator: 
 
 
TOP TEN CHARITIES:  Top 10 Recognizable Charities
 
Giving to our Foundation is incredibly easy too!  Did you know you can direct your gift to a particular cause?  Did you know you can defer your giving by including it in your Estate Plan? Did you know you can automatically give a pre-set amount each month?  Here are some helpful online resources to better explain these questions.  Please check them out – and give!
 
Here is some additional information about Supporting a Specific Cause.  You can designate your gift to support one or more of Rotary's top priorities. Learn more.
 
  • PROMOTING PEACE
    We provide education and training to strengthen peace efforts and support long-term peace-building in areas affected by conflict. Your gift will help us reach our goal of $125 million for the Rotary Peace Centers Major Gifts Initiative.
    PEACE:  Give now
     
  • FIGHTING DISEASE
    More than 100 million people are pushed into poverty each year because of medical costs. We help prevent the spread of major diseases such as polio, HIV/AIDS, and malaria.
    FIGHTING DISEASE:  Give now
     
  • PROVIDING CLEAN WATER
    More than 2.5 billion people lack access to adequate sanitation facilities. We help communities develop sustainable water and health systems and provide education on drinking water and sanitation.
    CLEAN WATER:  Give now
     
  • SAVING MOTHERS AND CHILDREN
    At least 7 million children under the age of five die each year due to malnutrition, poor health, and inadequate sanitation. We provide immunizations and antibiotics to babies, improve access to medical care, and help train health care providers.
    CHILD & MATERNAL:  Give now
     
  • SUPPORTING EDUCATION
    Worldwide, 67 million children have no access to education. We support basic education and literacy, reduce gender disparity in education, and increase adult literacy.
    EDUCATION:  Give now
     
  • GROWING LOCAL ECONOMIES
    Nearly 1.4 billion unemployed people live on less than $1.25 a day. We help enhance economic and community development and create opportunities that empower individuals and entire communities.
    LOCAL ECONOMIES:  Give now
     

D5000 Polio Champion Challenge Update:

2016-17 is a special year for all of us.  Not only are we celebrating the 100th Anniversary, we are working incredibly hard to finish the job of eradicating Polio!
 
I have more exciting news about the D5000 Polio Champion Challenge!  As of November 1st, we have had 246 District 5000 Rotarians commit to the Champion Challenge; a commitment of over $89,500!  WAY TO GO!
 
To date, we have 177 Bronze level donors, 38 Silver level Donors, and 31 Gold/Gold+ level donors! 
What an outstanding show of support as we raise the final funds necessary to eradicate Polio ONCE AND FOR ALL!  I am so proud of the Rotarians and Clubs that have stepped up to the challenge to “Make this year the LAST year.  Our D5000 giving is already 66% to our total goal of $135,000 to the Polio Plus Fund. 
 
Now, let me brag about some of our clubs!  We have 44 clubs “on the board” that have already started giving AND we already have 12 clubs that have exceeded their club goal of $2,650 – Well done!
 
The following are the clubs that have already made their 2016-17 Polio Goal of $2,650:
 
1
Waikiki
 $5,000
2
HNL Sunrise
 $4,550
3
HNL Downtown
 $4,500
4
Volcano
 $4,000
5
South Hilo
 $3,750
6
Honolulu Sunset
 $3,725
7
HNL Metro
 $3,500
8
Lahaina
 $3,450
9
Kona Sunrise
 $3,135
10
Kapolei Sunset
 $2,950
11
Honolulu
 $2,850
12
Waianae Coast
 $2,750
 
 
As of November 1st our club rankings are:
 
1
Waikiki
 $5,000
2
HNL Sunrise
 $4,550
3
HNL Downtown
 $4,500
4
Volcano
 $4,000
5
South Hilo
 $3,750
6
Honolulu Sunset
 $3,725
7
HNL Metro
 $3,500
8
Lahaina
 $3,450
9
Kona Sunrise
 $3,135
10
Kapolei Sunset
 $2,950
11
Honolulu
 $2,850
12
Waianae Coast
 $2,750
13
West Pearl Harbor
 $2,560
14
Lahaina Sunset
 $2,400
15
Hilo
 $2,100
16
Ala Moana
 $2,000
17
Kona Mauka
 $2,000
18
Mililani Sunrise
 $1,800
19
Kihei Wailea
 $1,700
20
Hilo Bay
 $1,535
21
Kahala Sunrise
 $1,365
22
E-Club of Hawaii
 $1,100
23
Kauai
 $1,000
24
Kahului
 $1,000
25
Maui
 $1,000
26
Wailuku
 $1,000
27
Pearlridge
 $900
28
Lahaina Sunrise
 $700
29
Kapolei
 $700
30
Upcountry Maui
 $600
31
East Honolulu
 $500
32
North Hawaii
 $500
33
Pau Hana
 $500
34
Hawaii Kai
 $470
35
Hanalei Bay
 $400
36
Windward Oahu Sunrise
 $400
37
Wahiawa-Waialua
 $400
38
Pearl Harbor
 $400
39
Valley Isle Sunset
 $340
40
Kaneohe
 $300
41
Windward Oahu
 $200
42
Pahoa Sunset
 $200
43
Lanai
 $100
44
West Honolulu
 $100
 
 
To find out more about the Polio Champion Challenge, go to http://www.d5000champion.org OR to donate, go to http://www.endpolio.org/donate.
 
We are off to a great start in 2016/17.  Let’s make this year a record breaker in every way.  I look forward with you to a year of great accomplishments and of Rotary Serving Humanity.
 
 
Yours in service,
 
Clint Schroeder
District Governor 2016-17
D5000 Hawaii
 
Club Stories
 
The Rotary Foundation's assets have grown to approximately $1 billion, and more than $3 billion have been spent on various social and community welfare projects across the world. This year marks the centennial of The Rotary Foundation.

The Rotary Foundation, the charitable arm of Rotary – a global network of volunteers committed to improving lives and communities around the world – has been named the 2016 Outstanding Foundation by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).

From its first contribution of $26.50 almost a century ago, The Rotary Foundation’s assets have grown to approximately $1 billion, and more than $3 billion have been spent on projects that promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water, support education, save mothers and children, and grow local economies.

 
 
 

Rotary does so many wonderful and various things all over the world for the betterment of mankind.  During the month of October, we like to spotlight the work that Rotary is doing to change the communities that we serve.

 
 
 
 

Aloha Rotarians,

August is Membership & Extension Month!  One of the most exciting things that we do in Rotary is to share our organization, our passion and our commitment with like-minded individuals by inviting them to help us change the world.  Since July 1, we have welcomed almost 20 new members across the District!  Keep up the GREAT work!
 
 
 

Rotarian Thomas Hall attended the D5000 District Assembly on April 23, 2016, at Momilani Elementary school along with several other members of Waikiki Rotary. This was Thomas' first district assembly, and he eagerly participated in all sessions and to hear what all the presenters shared. He was interested to hear from the Hawaii Literacy Foundation and thought to himself, "How can I and the RC of Waikiki Help?" Thomas met with the Executive Director Suzanne Skjold, and this project was born.  Ms. Skjold requested some re-fit projects to their 6-year-old Bookmobile, including Solar Powered Electric Fans and shelving repairs. Thomas heard the calling, and just happens to be a Solar Power Expert! Thomas met with his club's board and asked for funding to do this project, parts at cost and no labor cost. Thomas received overwhelming approval.

 
 
 
The start of something new is always exciting - and so it is with each new Rotary year.  We associate the new year with an opportunity to change and turning over a new leaf.  It also provides an occasion to reflect - to look at the past, present and future.  Our lives are full of significant dates for celebrating - from birthdays to anniversaries, to holidays and milestones.  July 1st, Rotary’s New Year, is a time to look at our clubs and district, to celebrate what we have accomplished up to today and what we envision for our future.
 
 
 
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