July 2017:  Aloha Kakou
 
 
Through Rotary, making a difference has always been the desire and goal of men and women around the world. Rotary clubs in Hawai’i have been engaged in doing just that, Making a Difference in our Communities locally and globally through our multitude of service projects.  We can feel proud of how we are making a difference by conducting Keiki Vision in schools across the State, providing life saving flotation devices on public beaches, stationing mobile medical services, protecting and nurturing our aina – our land and valuable natural resources - by cleaning and preserving ancient Hawaiian fishponds like the Waikalua Loko I’a, developing and maintaining urban gardens, preparing and serving meals to the homeless, filling backpacks with school supplies for our keiki, delivering clothing to needy families,  donating gift cards so families who are otherwise unable, can enjoy Christmas. Globally, we have shared a passion for traveling abroad building water wells and schools, providing medical equipment and surgery to help people regain their eyesight or repair conditions resulting from birth defects like cleft lip and palate, supporting orphanages, and of course Rotary International’s Signature Initiative, End Polio Now.  I just returned from the Rotary International Convention in Atlanta, Georgia and witnessed many countries step up to pledge millions of dollars and this was topped off with a crowning touch from the man himself, Bill Gates, who committed $450 million to the cause.  It was such a “chicken-skin” moment!  We are so close to eradicating this crippling disease from the face of the earth.
 
This is what we do. Why?  Because we are in the business of changing lives…. Go make a difference my fellow Rotarians, the world awaits you. Imua!
 
As we celebrate the homecoming of Hokule’a and her voyage spreading Peace & Aloha around the world, let us continue this journey as we begin our voyage this year Navigating Together to Change Lives
 
 
Me Ke Aloha Ha’a Ha’a
Nalani
 
 
 
2016-17 Year in Review:
       
It has been my honor and privilege to serve beside you this year.  Thank you for your support and hard work.   
 
Thank you for ALL that you do.  What a fantastic year of Rotary Serving Humanity!
 
 
Yours in service,
 
Clint Schroeder
District Governor 2016-17
D5000 Hawaii
 
A Heartfelt Mahalo!
Our District 5000 Conference was a huge success!  Thank you to all that attended this first-class event – what an amazing weekend.  Have you seen the pictures?  
 
 
 
More photos can be found at: www.facebook.com/RotaryDGClint
 
Many thanks to an amazing team of Conference Planners:
 
Larry & Joanne Laird
2017 Conference Co-Chairs
   
Alexis Dascoulias
Family Events Chair
Ayman El-Dakhakhni
Transportation Co-Chair
Beth Hoban
Awards Chair
David Livingston
Photography Chair
Donna Hiranaka
VIP Co-Chair
Gloria King
Conference Secretary
Hilo Alan Kusunoki
VIP Co-Chair
Hugh Chare
Transportation Co-Chair
Jason Kama
Marketing & PR Chair
Kathleen Rhoads Merriam
House of Friendship Chair
Katie Mettler
Foundation Dinner Chair
Laine Kohama
Principal Sergeant-At-Arms
Lance Rae President
Script & Stage Chair
Laura Steelquist
Schedule & Program Chair
Liz May
Silent Auction Chair
Lori Williams
Education Chair
Mark A. Harbison
Sister Club Outreach
Nalani Edith Flinn
District Governor-Elect
Naomi K. Masuno
Logistics Chair
Richard Ma
Audio Visual Chair
Richard Olsen
Hospitality Chair
Roy E. King
Finance Chair
Roz Cooper
VIP & PDG Coordinator
Sandy Matsui-Cabanilla
Logistics
Sonya Mendez
Sponsorship Chair
Wendy Hornack
Logistics
Yolette Nishimoto
Registration Chair
 
 
Club Stories
May 2017:  Youth Services Month
 
District 5000 has a long tradition of outstanding service in youth services with great support and forward thinking from District leaders, and the news was welcomed with excitement and enthusiasm by District 5000 Rotarians.
April 2017:  Child and Maternal Health
 
Rotary makes high-quality health care available to vulnerable mothers and children so they can live longer and grow stronger.
 
We expand access to quality care, so mothers and children everywhere can have the same opportunities for a healthy future. An estimated 5.9 million children under the age of five die each year because of malnutrition, inadequate health care, and poor sanitation — all of which can be prevented.
 
 

Rotary Club of Honolulu Sunset’s new Rotary Community Corps

It’s official!  The Rotary Club of Honolulu Sunset has just chartered their first Rotary Community Corps, The Hawaii Men's Shed Association.  You may wonder, “What IS a Rotary Community Corps?” 
A Rotary Community Corps (RCC) is a team of nonRotarian men and women who are committed to their community’s long-term development and self sufficiency.  An RCC is sponsored by a Rotary club and is one of Rotary’s partners in service.  The main principle of the RCC program is to enable its members to personally address and solve problems of concern within their community.  They carry out creative and sustainable solutions to address community issues. 
Clean water and sanitation is a human right. When people, especially children, have access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene, they lead healthier and more prosperous lives.
 
Rotarians don’t just build wells and walk away. Rotary members integrate water, sanitation, and hygiene into education projects. When children learn about disease transmission and practice good health, they miss less school. And they can take those lessons home to their families, expanding our impact.
Each year, Hawaii Rotarians gift a paperback dictionary to every third grader in the Hawaiian Islands as part of the organization’s effort to increase childhood literacy. As part of the gifting process, Rotarians, teachers, and keiki sit together, going on a journey of discovery as they explore their dictionaries. Besides basic word information, these books are packed with 150 extra pages of enlightening information on our country, our world, and our universe. 
 
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