In a momentous occasion for Hawaii Rotary District 5000, Rotary International President Gordon McInally, accompanied by his esteemed wife, Heather McInally, will be embarking on a special visit during the week of April 15, 2024. As the leader of over 46,000 Rotary clubs worldwide, President McInally's visit holds immense significance, offering Rotarians in the Hawaii district a rare opportunity to engage directly with the global figurehead of Rotary International.
President McInally's theme for his Rotary International presidency, "Create Hope in the World," resonates deeply with Rotary's mission to make a positive impact on communities globally. His visit to Hawaii District 5000 underscores the importance of this theme and reaffirms Rotary's commitment to fostering hope and creating positive change worldwide.
 
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President McInally's visit will encompass a series of events across Oahu, Maui, and Hawaii Island, providing Rotarians and community members with unique opportunities for interaction and engagement. Some of the key events are open to all Rotarians and other events are exclusive by invitation only.
 An Evening with Rotary International President, Gordon R McInally
The Rotary Clubs of Maui are honored to host Rotary International President, Gordon R McInally and his wife Heather.  The Maui Rotary Clubs will showcase the work Rotarians are involved in the Maui wildfire recovery programs/projects.  There will be a buffet dinner and music by multi-Grammy┬« and Na Hoku Hanohano award-winning George Kahumoku, Jr. as well as music by the Kanikapila Project, the ukulele project funded the by Rotary providing ukuleles and instruction to fire-survivor students.
 
Dinner tickets are $30.00 (through April 10).  Reserve your seat HERE.
An Afternoon of Aloha with RI President
Hawai'i Island Rotarians will share their Aloha with Rotary International President Gordon McInally and the First Lady of Rotary, his wife, Heather.  They will highlight Rotary projects at a lunch meeting.
 
Buffet lunch at $45.00 (2% surcharge added).  RSVP HERE.
 
 
Rotary Club of Metropolitan Honolulu featuring Guest Speaker RI President Gordon McInally
President McInally will serve as the club's guest speaker at its weekly Rotary club meeting, offering insights and inspiration to Rotarians.  Rotarians are welcome to attend this breakfast meeting.
 
Breakfast is $40.00.  Reserve your spot HERE.
  • Thursday, April 18, 2:00 P.M. to 3:30 P.M., Tea at 1024 (Exclusive Event by Invitation Only)
Tea with the First Lady of Rotary and the Women of Rotary
First Lady Heather McInally will engage with the Women of Rotary, facilitating an intimate discussion and exchange of ideas.
 
By invitation only, $45.00.
  • Thursday, April 18, TIME AND LOCATION TBD (Exclusive Event by Invitation Only)
Foundation Donors Reception with RI President Gordon McInally
This exclusive by invitation-only reception will honor D5000 Foundation donors, recognizing their invaluable support and contributions.
 
  • Friday, April 19, 1:30 P.M. to 2:45 P.M., via Zoom
Mental Health Initiative Rotary Action Group (MHI RAG) Featuring RI President Gordon McInally
In 2023 D5000 chartered a Rotary Action Group for Mental Health Initiatives. The RAG meets monthly to address the goals of increasing awareness and decreasing stigma about mental health. RI President Gordon will meet with the D5000 RAG for MHI to talk story.
 
ZOOM LINK for Friday, April 19, 1:30 P.M.
 
  • Friday, April 19, 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M., Waikalua Loko I'a Fishpond, Kaneohe
Pau Hana with RI President Gordon McInally
Join Oahu Rotarians for a one-of-kind event at the breathtaking Waikalua Loko I'a.  Spend your pau hana Friday immersed in the beauty of Hawaii's natural heritage, enjoying local cuisine, enchanting music, and the serene atmosphere of a revered Hawaiian fishpond.
 
Limited capacity at $50.00 per ticket; RSVP by April 12.  Reserve your spot HERE.
 
 
President Gordon McInally's visit to Hawaii Rotary District 5000 signifies a moment of unity, inspiration, and commitment to Rotary's enduring mission. As Rotarians, let us seize this opportunity to engage with President McInally, learn from his insights, and reaffirm our dedication to creating hope and positive change in our communities and beyond. Stay tuned for updates and highlights from President McInally's historic visit here on this page and Hawai'i Rotary's social media.