Join us on Tuesday, 24 October 2017 at Rotary’s 5 th Annual World Polio Day (WPD) livestream event, co-hosted by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation at the foundation campus in Seattle, Washington, USA. With a cumulative reach of more than 211 million people and more than 1 million engagements, the event features pre-produced content, live updates from keynote speakers, and pre-event social media activities on Facebook Live and Twitter. Top experts provide a global status on polio eradication, international celebrities share personal stories and inspire viewers to engage with polio eradication, and Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) leaders discuss the impact of the partnership. With polio on the brink of eradication, your support is vital to help energize the global fight to end this paralyzing disease. By becoming a sponsor, you will receive benefits at World Polio Day 2017 and help shrink the gap in funding that is needed to reduce polio cases to zero worldwide. Join the Countdown to History. 
Where are we in the fight to end polio? What are our successes and challenges? Find out during a live event on World Polio Day. No child should have to suffer from this vaccine-preventable disease. Help us make an impact on World Polio Day.  Smallpox is the only human disease ever eradicated. Let’s make polio the second. Join the fight on World Polio Day.  How can you triple your impact? Thanks to a 2-to-1 match from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, every donation made to Rotary to end polio will be tripled. Donate today.
World Polio Day-Oct 24 2017-08-20 10:00:00Z 0
Posted by Clint Schroeder on May 01, 2017
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.
May 2017: Youth Services Month Clint Schroeder 2017-05-01 10:00:00Z 0
Posted by Clint Schroeder on Apr 01, 2017
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.
April 2017: Child and Maternal Health Clint Schroeder 2017-04-01 10:00:00Z 0
Posted by Clint Schroeder on Mar 01, 2017
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.
March 2017: Clean Water & Sanitation Month Clint Schroeder 2017-03-01 10:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mary Sears on Feb 03, 2017
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. 
Honolulu Sunset - For every child, a dictionary Mary Sears 2017-02-03 10:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Sterne on Feb 03, 2017
I am Peter Sterne of the Rotary Club of Poipu Beach and assistant to the International Service Chair, Craig Nishimoto. I have been working with my daughter, Betsy Benoit, Secretary of the Rotary Club of Warwick (RI) on a project for Ghana. Betsy is the American Director of Adanu, a charity in Ghana that has been going since 2002 and has had help from over 1600 volunteers. Betsy has prepared a couple of brochures which are attached about a trip to Ghana April 21-29 to the village Have-Fiakopoke in the Volta region of Ghana.
Poipu Beach - Rotary Trip To Ghana April 21-29 Peter Sterne 2017-02-03 10:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 01, 2017
February’s Rotary theme of Creating Peace and Preventing Conflict is my favorite theme of the entire Rotary year.  For me, almost everything we do as Rotarians relates back to peace.  Throughout history, so many wars have been fought over access to clean water, disease and community economics.  Rotary addresses each of these areas every single day.
February 2017: Creating Peace & Preventing Conflict 2017-02-01 10:00:00Z 0
Posted by Clint Schroeder on Jan 30, 2017
If you joined us for the Monte Carlo Masquerade on January 28th, you know a good time was had by all.  In all, we had more than 150 people in attendance, and raised more than $18,000 for the Foundation.  Here are some of the fun memories for the evening.  If you would like to see the full album of pictures from the evening, go to:
D5000 Foundation Dinner Highlights Clint Schroeder 2017-01-30 10:00:00Z 0
Posted by Clint Schroeder on Jan 01, 2017
January 2017:  Rotary Vocational Service Month
What IS Vocational Service?
Paul Harris founded Rotary as a business networking club that emphasizes ethical standards and trustworthy business practices. Today Vocational Service is just one of Rotary’s Avenues of Service.  Vocational Service calls every Rotarian to:
  • Aspire to high ethical standards in their  occupation;
  • Recognize the worthiness of all useful  occupations, and;
  • Contribute their vocational talents to the problems and needs of society.
January 2017 Bulletin Clint Schroeder 2017-01-01 10:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 03, 2016
The Rotary Clubs of Honolulu and Lanai joined together this past weekend to help renovate and rehabilitate a house to turn it into the first Women's Shelter in Lanai! The clubs partnered with Women Helping Women Maui and the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation to identify and complete the project.  See the video and photos inside!
Lanai Women's Shelter Jason Kama 2016-12-03 10:00:00Z 0
Posted by Clint Schroeder on Dec 01, 2016
As Rotarians, we do so many wonderful things each and every day.  One of the most remarkable things we have ever done, and continue to do, is the fight against the Polio virus.  December is a time for us to reflect on that work – and renew our commitment to End Polio Now.  With every gift, we are that much closer to eradicating this dreadful disease.
December 2016: Disease Prevention and Treatment Month Clint Schroeder 2016-12-01 10:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jason Kama on Nov 23, 2016
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 Foundation Named World’s Outstanding Foundation for 2016 Jason Kama 2016-11-23 10:00:00Z 0
Posted by Clint Schroeder on Nov 01, 2016

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!

November 2016: Rotary International Foundation Month Clint Schroeder 2016-11-01 10:00:00Z 0
October 2016: Economic and Community Development Month Clint Schroeder 2016-10-01 10:00:00Z 0
Posted by Clint Schroeder on Aug 01, 2016

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!
August is Membership & Extension Month! Clint Schroeder 2016-08-01 10:00:00Z 0
Posted by Gloria King on Jul 08, 2016

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.

Solar Panel Installation on Family Literacy Bookmobile Gloria King 2016-07-08 10:00:00Z 0
Posted by Clint Schroeder on Jul 01, 2016
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.
July 2016: The Start of the Rotary Year Clint Schroeder 2016-07-01 10:00:00Z 0
Posted by Melissa Crawley on Jun 28, 2016
The Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset’s “Go Green Third Saturday” recycling project ended a successful first year in June, proving that committed community partnerships and dedicated volunteers can make a difference.
Lahaina Sunset Recycling Program Successful First Year Melissa Crawley 2016-06-28 10:00:00Z 0
Posted by Julia Williams on Jun 28, 2016
Rotary of Volcano is a small rural club on the island of Hawai`i.  With the purchase of our Rotary-Rotary chicken machine about 6 years ago we have been able to raise funds not for only our club, but also for other non-profit organizations in our community. The funds our club netted have been used for student scholarships, international donations and operational costs. Other beneficiary organizations include Ka`u High School, Volcano School of Arts and Sciences, Volcano's community center, and the Volcano Art Center. An upcoming fundraiser is planned to support the local animal sanctuary.
Our intrepid machinist, Roger Schweitzer, keeps the  rotisserie on wheels alive and the rest of the club members keep the operation running smoothly.  Of course, the roasted chickens taste great and always sell out.   It's definitely an anticipated event for a small community far from many commercial conveniences. 
Volcano Huli Huli Chicken Julia Williams 2016-06-28 10:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mary Sears on Jun 28, 2016
A friend asks, "Why are we in Rotary?" First of all, Rotarians have a very strong sense of belonging.  Not only do we thrive on long-term friendships; we eagerly welcome new members and encourage their involvement in our activities.  We’re a happy group and have lots of fun together.   We also are passionate about our mission as Rotarians and are serious about our motto "Service Above Self." 
It seems we are a group of super achievers.  We like to get things done!  We are selective in choosing our undertakings.  We want our time, energy, talent and resources to result in improving lives, especially for those in need, so we do our initial decision-making and planning with care.  Once we decide on a project, we work tirelessly to achieve positive results. We, the Rotary Club of Honolulu Sunset, have been involved in many projects, both large and small; alone and in concert with others.  Here are some of these projects.
Why Rotary? Mary Sears 2016-06-28 10:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 23, 2016
For the Centennial Project, all of the West Hawaii Rotary Clubs joined together to adopt the first mile of the Queen's Lei, a 16.7 mile shared-use circulation trail parallel to the Queen Kaahumanu Hwy in Kona.  This is a mixed-use trail for bicyclists and pedestrians that will connect Kailua village to the new Palamanui Campus, virtually connecting all of North Kona.  Our Hawaii West Rotarians donated $6,000 and volunteer labor to plant 100 trees and install benches.  Work on the first mile of the 10’ wide shared use path took place over 3 days from April 20th to the 23rd.  The blessing took place that Saturday with Kahu Danny Akaka.  
Hawaii West Centennial Project 2016-06-23 10:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 26, 2016
Fellow islanders on Fiji experienced one of the worst cyclones in history last week. Shelter Box is on the ground in Fiji working with Rotarians and need your donation to provide 2,000 boxes to shelter Fijian families who have lost everything. The Rotary Club of Hilo would like all District 5000 clubs to join us in that challenge.
ShelterBox for Fiji 2016-03-26 10:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 19, 2015
Here’s How We Help End Polio Now and give a unique gift:
You or your club purchase a case of 36-15 oz. mugs for $21 per mug.  • Purchasing a mug for $21 gets 10 Paul Harris credit for the $10 donation to the Rotary Foundation and a tax deduction.  The mug is a color changing magic mug:  starts off black and when filled with your favorite hot beverage the striking volcano picture appears. The picture was taken by Rotarian Charlene Meyers! We Are This Close - Let's End Polio Now 
To place an order,  email Charlene Meyers at or call DG Del Green at 523-2363 to pick up a case at his office.
End Polio Now Volcano Mugs to Support PolioPlus 2015-12-19 10:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 24, 2015

KOLOA –Rotary Club of Poipu Beach (RCPB) greatly surprised Koloa Elementary School teachers at their Thursday staff meeting. Along with Aloha Angels, they presented a major gift totaling $19,500 to teachers for the coming school year. Carlsson expressed his great appreciation for the work of Koloa Elementary School teachers. He also explained, “This means that each of you will receive $700 to spend on classroom supplies and a field trip for your students in the coming year. We are very happy to increase our support of the work you do for the next generation.”

Rotary Club of Poipu Beach Adopts Classes and After-School Programs Jason Kama 2015-07-24 10:00:00Z 0