WAIMEA — Rotary Club of Poipu Beach hosted the annual Kids’ Christmas Party last weekend for about 80 children of Child and Family Services’ Nana’s House clients at the Waimea Theatre. The party included a bento box breakfast, popcorn and a screening of the film “The Lion King.” The morning was topped off by a visit from Santa and a gift for each child.

Interact Club/Hui Kuleana students from Kauai High and Island schools assisted in advance to shop for and wrap gifts. Staff from Nana’s House also helped with the event.  Funding for the party was provided by donations from Rotary Club members in addition to a Rotary grant and the clubs’ annual fundraisers.

Rotary Club of Poipu Beach’s Mike Curtis led the project.  We have been hosting this party for more than 10 years now,” he said. “It is one of our club’s favorite projects during the year. The delighted faces of the children and their comments warm our hearts.”  

We completed the Kahauiki III collecting, assembling and distribution of 36 household kits yesterday, Veteran’s Day, with some loyal Rotarians and friends on a hot, but beautiful holiday for some, and some others that came to help before going to work.  In all, we had 25 volunteers to continue our efforts to provide a better life for those less fortunate than us. 

We also had a crew to assemble shelving units for the residents, since they do not have any closets or storage space, money provided by a grant from D5000.  Upon completion of the shelving units, the workers were dispatched to do some clearing and weeding in the area.  All of the work was completed by 10:30 because of the efficient and hardworking volunteers.  A detailed after action report is forthcoming.


In November, Rotarians around the world celebrate the great work of The Rotary Foundation. Foundation Month is a great time to highlight projects that your club is doing with The Rotary Foundation, or, to educate members on how the Foundation works.

Celebrate and showcase the different ways Rotarians are doing good in the world this November. As always, thank you for all that you do for Rotary and for your support of our Foundation.
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“The first emphasis is to grow Rotary — to grow our service, to grow the impact of our projects, but most importantly, to grow our membership so that we can achieve more,” RI President Mark Maloney said.  He believes that connection is at the heart of the Rotary experience.

How do you grow Rotary?

Create a list of all the great things about your club,  Keep a list of potential members,  Know your club’s strengths

Make membership growth your club’s top priority,  Look to young Rotarians for fresh perspectives

Appeal to local volunteers,  Talk about Rotary wherever you go,  Realize there is no finish line, Get them in the door


Celebrate when you get a new member. Be persistent,  Be vibrant,  Embrace diversity

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