Aloha Fellow Rotarians,
 
I want to start this month’s message by introducing one of my speakers at the District Conference.  His name is Mitty Chang. A Professional Motivational and Inspirational Speaker Specializing in How to Attract Millennials into Organizations. Mitty has delivered speeches to audiences in Canada, Thailand, Portugal, Brazil, Australia, and throughout the USA. He is one of the most sought after young speakers in the Rotary world.  He is the Creative Director of Candeavor, a digital marketing & web design agency based in the Silicon Valley.  According to Mitty,  “I started my entrepreneurial roots when I built my first website in 1998.  I was in the fourth grade at that time. By the time I was 13 years of age, I had already begun my freelance web design career. In my early high school years, I began my first part-time business--opening a web hosting business, which continues to run today. Over the past 16 years, I have designed powerful websites for a wide array of clientele.”  Mitty Chang will be speaking at our District Conference on Saturday morning May 19th and loves talking to Rotarians, especially young millennials.  Sign up for the District Conference on www.rotaryd5000.org. You will be glad you did!
 
Rotary Club of Ewa Beach is on its way!  I signed the charter request form and as they say, “it’s in the mail” We will be inducting 20 new Rotarians and we wonʻt stop there.  Please welcome the newest club into our Ohana by having your club donate $1.00/member.  Donations may be forwarded to my Chief of Staff, Yolette Nishimoto (yolette@hawaii.rr.com). You will all be invited to the Charter party as soon as the date is set.
 
Celebrating Women in Rotary
Last month I had the privilege of spending time on the different islands attending “High Tea” with fellow Rotarians.  Surrounded by laughter, men and women looking so British with their cute hats sipping tea and enjoying their scones with lemon curd.  As one gentlemen said to me, “Hey, Nalani.  I had to go so many times to make a whole sandwich.”  When I asked him why he didn’t just grab 4 pieces, he said “the lady in front of me just grabbed one, so I only grabbed one.   These gatherings are a very positive experience that certainly need to be repeated. 
 
 
Saving Mothers and Children.   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 provides education, immunizations, birth kits, and mobile health clinics. Women are taught how to prevent mother-to-infant HIV transmission, how to breast-feed, and how to protect themselves and their children from disease. You have the power to make the difference for children and mother’s worldwide and that is just what you are doing with your Foundtion giving..  Thank you for that effort. 
 
D5000 RIF Alumni Pau Hana.  RIF Alumni Chair Steve Dyer of the RC of Pearl Harbor held our first Paul Hana Alumni gathering on March 14th at the Pagoda Restaurant on Oahu.  Attendees included: a fellow Group Study Exchange (GSE) Leader and team members, former exchange student, Ambassadorial recipients and District leaders.  This was a wonderful reunion of Foundation alumni and a great group of current and prospective Rotarians.  I am looking forward to the next gathering and encourage you to join us if you are an alumnus and invite others you may know.  Please contact Stephen.dyer@hawadvocate.comto update the list.