The Windward Sunrise Rotary Club, The E-Club of Oahu, the Windward Rotary Club, family, and friends teamed up to complete a major renovation of the Windward Community Mental Health Clinic! 26 volunteers from around Oahu dedicated over 150 combined man hours to make this happen, along with hardware store donations from Hawaii Hardware and a furniture discount from Habitat for Humanity ReStore. This clinic reached out to the Windward Sunrise Rotary Club to see if we could accommodate, and we planned and made it happen in about a month. We'd love to have you join us for our next project!
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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Rotarians are PEOPLE OF ACTION! Many clubs are jumping into action to help their families, friends and beneficiaries.
Kauai, Maui Oahu- Rotary Caremongers buddying up to help a club member or neighbor who is higher risk due to age, lowered immune system, self-isolating and need help getting groceries, supplies or other errands and delivering them to a garage or doorstep after carefully wiping down items. Kapaa Jakki is offering to the Elderly Affairs agency to provide assistance to their clients.  The Kauai clubs are in force offering assistance.  Kapolei Sunset is thinking of using grant funds for families that couldn't afford food due to a family member losing their job. The Salvation Army is looking for volunteers for their soup kitchen. Houseless persons that lost everything and are soaking wet are looking for blankets, tarps, towels and clothes.  The Blood Bank needs blood. 
The Rotary Club of Lahaina in cooperation with Sysco is donating $4000 in wholesale fresh produce (4400lbs.!), refrigerated, and frozen items to be donated to needy families via The Maui Food Bank.  Since the Maui Food Bank does not have storage for perishable items, Sysco is working with the club to keep these items in storage in their facilities until time of distribution. The Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunrise is making a $1000 donation to the Maui Food Bank.  Additionally, this club
is purchasing 80-$25 gift cards from locally owned Island Grocery Depot to be distributed to West Mauians who have lost work due to the coronavirus crisis.  Additionally, several members have personally contributed extra cards, beyond the 80.  These will be distributed (mailed to recipients) over the next four weeks.  If the situation continues beyond that time, the club will continue the program. The Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset is working with Dr. Rebecca Winkie, principal at Princess Nahienaena School, to help students and families in need who attend her school.
Lots of need out there.  Be safe and proud that we are Rotarians!
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A series of D5000 Rotary webinars is available for your viewing, either live or recorded.  You can also find ton of webinars in the Learning Center at
March 23, 2020- Membership - New Club models and flexibility
Guest Presenter is Julie Aubry, Rotary International Regional Membership Officer | Membership Development
Find out about club flexibility with real examples that other club are using and see how this might work with your clubs as well.
Click this link to view the recording:
March 19, 2020 Honolulu Sunset COVID-19 Webinar
Click this link to view the recording:
Webinar Presenter with Dr, James Ham:
(1)  Dr. Johnnie Yates (Chief of Travel and Tropical Medicine Clinic at Kaiser Moanalua Medical Center). 
(2)  Dr. Vivek Nerurkar (Chair, Dept of Tropical Medicine at JABSOM, expert Virologist specializing in Coronaviruses)
(3)  Chico Caballero (Senior Paramedic at C&C Honolulu EMS, Lead Paramedic Instructor at KCC, Senior Flight Medic on the Hawaii Disaster Medical Team, and Ph.D. candidate in Public Health at UH Manoa)
(4)  Dr. Clare Schnurr (Family Physician at Straub Medical Center Urgent Care, international medicine and global health). 

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June 6, 2020
Hilton Hawaiian Village

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Far West PETS Training Seminar:

Far West PETS

Information on Rotary Zones 26 & 27:

Zones 26 & 27 

Information on Rotary International:

Information on the 2020 Rotary International Convention:

RI Convention