Aloha District 5000 Rotary Members!  October Newsletter Supplement
World Polio Day is coming up on October 24th and it is wonderful to see how the clubs are finding fun ways to promote donations to PolioPlus!  On October 10th, 9 Maui Clubs got together for a successful event at the Seascape Restaurant. Over 70 people enjoyed the fellowship, food and fun. A live auction added to the donations that night and new PolioPlus Society members were enrolled!  Speakers included DG Randy, PDG Roz Cooper and Rotarian Polio Survivors, Charlotte Smith and Richard Jarman.
On October 24, 5pm, join us for D5000’s World Polio Day event on Zoom,   you'll hear more from Chair PDG Roz Cooper about the exciting speakers she has lined up. Meeting ID: 848 5974 5913, Zoom link:
You’re also invited to tune in to World Polio Day 2022 and Beyond, a Rotary and the World Health Organization livestream event October 21-22. Watch RI President Jennifer Jones, Jeffrey Kluger of TIME Magazine, and WHO’s Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus discuss how the investments we’ve already made in polio eradication can create a healthier future for mothers and children. Go to :
Thank you all for your continued support of Rotary's efforts to vaccinate 400 million children each year until Polio is declared eradicated.
Lastly, the District Conference May 19-21, 2023 is shaping up and I encourage you to register by October 31 to take advantage of the early registration fee. CLICK HERE for more information.                                           
Randy Hart
District Governor 2022-2023
Genki Hou! To Thrive Again!
     Lili`uokalani Gardens in Hilo, a beloved 5 acre traditional Waihonu fish pond with surrounding park (21 acres), is enjoyed by all residents and visitors alike (250,000 users annually)! Project Genki Hou, To Thrive Again! will utilize Effective Microorganisms (EM) to clean the pond by remediating sludge. Coordinators: Rotary Club of Pāhoa Sunset, South Hilo and Hilo. In collaboration with: Friends of Liliu`okalani Gardens,Eco Rotary Club of Kaka`ako, Rotary Club of Hiroshima, Ho`oulu Lāhui (501c3), Kua O Ka Lā Charter School, County of Hawai`i and EM Hawaii.
     Utilizing native wisdom of the Hawaiian moon calendar, we will make the Geniki balls on the new Hilo moon on Saturday Nov 5th to inoculate for one month prior to the first ball toss on Dec 3rd, 2022. Second toss will be in March and the third set of balls will be made on Rotarians at Work day April 22nd and the toss will occur in May during the District Conference. For more information, call Susie Osborne at 808-640-3439 or susie@kuaokala.orgTo sign up to make the EM Genki balls on Nov 5, 10am-1pm at Kua O Ka Lā Charter School (Green House) at 345 Makalika Road, Panaewa, go to:
Upcoming Events
Grant Qualifications
Oct 17, 2022
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
District 5000 Public Image Committee Meeting
Oct 17, 2022
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
World Polio Day Celebration
Oct 24, 2022
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
District Governor 2025-26 Applicants Due
Oct 25, 2022
District Environment Action Group
Nov 01, 2022
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
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PolioPlus Donations through
PolioPlus Chair Roz Cooper has created a District 5000 fundraising team for PolioPlus donations.  Donors contribute online and it goes straight to The Rotary Foundation.  Add your club or individual team to the District's by going to Click on the "+" sign to create a fundraising page.
Despite the great progress we’ve made toward eradicating polio, recent news reminds us that polio anywhere is a threat everywhere. The time for urgent action is now, and you can help. A new vaccine that is more genetically stable has been deployed to stop outbreaks. Generous donors make it possible for Rotary to coordinate this work, support frontline workers, and provide the vaccines, transportation, and materials that are needed. One way you can help is by creating a fundraiser on Raise for Rotary as we approach World Polio Day, 24 October.

Your Raise for Rotary fundraiser can support our work to protect children, from the U.S. to Mozambique and around the world. A new feature will credit your club for any donations made by nonmembers in response to Raise for Rotary fundraisers that your members organize. This can help your club meet its PolioPlus fundraising goals.If you have questions, go to Raise for Rotary FAQ or write to us at
Oahu, Oct 22. RC of East Honolulu PolioPlus Fundraiser (sold out). A Private Tour of Shangri La, Museum of Islamic Art, Culture and Design.  Lunch to follow at HOMA.
Oahu, Oct 23, 11am - 2pm. Family Fun at the Purple Pinky Picnic Sunday, Kewalo Channel Park on Kelikoi Street (Diagonally across the Hawaii Discovery Children's Center). Bring your own lunch or purchase a bento. Picnic games and Rootbeer floats. All in the fun! Visit the Children's Discovery Center for $8 pp.  CLICK HERE to register.
Big Island, Nov 5, 10am-1pm. East Hawaii clubs joint Genki Hou project. 
earn about Effective Microorganisms (EM) and their use and effectiveness in pond and water systems, agricultural and personal benefits. We will make EM Genki Balls (used in the Genki Ala Wai Clean Up Project) in preparation for the Dec.3 ball toss in our efforts to clean up the Waihonu Traditional fish pond at Liliu`okalani Park. Ala Wai Technical Advisor, Hiro Naga will join us from Honolulu to lead us through this process. Lunch and beverages will be provided!  The event will take place at the Kua O Ka Lā Charter School (Green House) at 345 Makalika Road in Panaewa. See attached for more information or call Susie Osborne at 808-640-3439 or susie@kuaokala.orgUse this link to sign up for the event:
Maui, Nov 6, Noon. RC of Maui seeking seeking volunteers to help plant trees at the Kwock Hing Building, 178 Middle Rd, Kula.  Please email or call 808-446- 3545 to sign up
Statewide, Nov 8, 10am-Noon. College Admissions and Financial Aid Webinar for high school Juniors and Seniors, sponsored by the District Youth Service Committee. CLICK HERE to Register 
Maui, Nov 14, 5:30pm. Maui Rotary Alumni Pau Hana at Seascape Restaurant, Maalaea. Sign up by November 10th  CLICK HERE to Register
Oahu, Nov 16, 5:30pm. Rotary Alumni Pau Hana at Aloha Beer on Queen Street, across from Lex Brodie Tire. 
Maui, 10/22/22, 7:30-9pm, Rotary Club of Kihei-Wailea; "Hearts of Aloha - an evening with Dayan Kai". He is a singer/songwriter/instrumentalist. At the ProArts Theater in Azeka Center in Kihei, Maui. Karen Weiland;; 360-600-0848
Oahu, 10/22/22, 10:00AM-2:00PM, RC of Kapolei Sunset  and Island Pacific Academy Interact Club "Cupcakes For A Cause" fundraiser and awareness event to help END POLIO NOW! Super fun sign waving event with Interact members on the 22nd! Join us! Wear your "End Polio Now" shirts or vests! Lani Bergstrom,, 808-780-8624 Order cupcakes online and pick-up in the parking lot of "Cupcakes and Things Bakery in Kapolei. For each pack sold $1.00 will go to the Polio Plus Foundation! EVENTbrite: bit,ly/3eclkCp
Oahu, 10/22/22, 3:30-7pm. Come join the SPOOKTACULAR Family Fun at Makakilo Elementary School Cafeteria, 92-675 Anipeahi Street, Kapolei ! The Rotary Club of Kapolei is holding a Monster Mash Night - Scholarship Fundraiser featuring Games with a Purpose for West Oahu Students, Halloween Costume Contest, and Give Away Prizes! $30.00 Pre-Sale Price ($35.00 At the Door Price)... includes 10 games and a light meal. Contact us at or 808.366.0802 for tickets.
Oahu. By Oct 27. See flyer CLICK HERE for merchandise to purchase. Please help support both our club, Rotaract E-Club 'Ohana (RECO), and The Institute for Human Services Hawai'i (IHS) a nonprofit organization with a mission to provide homeless people services that give them "greater self direction and responsibility" by providing meals, housing, outreach, health, employment and case management services. RECO supports this cause because homelessness is currently a major issue in Hawai'i and we want to do our part in addressing this issue. Preorder merchandise by emailing RECO by October 27th. Oahu Residents ONLY. Others email for shipping options. Make a donation directly to the club.   Email 
Maui, 11/6/22, Noon. RC of Maui. Your $50 donation will ensure the planting of (1) Sandalwood tree in Upcountry Maui, Hawaii on November 6th, 2022.  Mail donations using the flyer
Oahu, 11/11/22, 6-8pm at Aiea Bowl . RC of Mililani Sunrise, Bowl for Rotary, a fun-raiser to encourage bowling competition between clubs.  Prizes to be given for the worst and best teams, most gutter balls, youngest and oldest bowlers, and funniest bowler.  Bring your family! Cost is $40 per person, or $220 for a team of 6 (one bowling lane). Here's the link to sign up:
Li Hay, Upcountry Maui, Maui News Article

Rotary club members may come from all walks of life, but they have one thing in common: They really love being Rotarians. Just ask Li Hay of Equity One Real Estate, who joined the Rotary Club of Upcountry Maui in the spring of 2020 and currently serves as its president. For Hay, becoming a Rotarian two-and-a-half years ago was a natural fit. “Rotary provided an efficient, overarching organization to help many of the nonprofits I once helped individually,” she said. “I love doing service work to help my community and contributing to Rotary’s global efforts for health, education and peace. I also love that I have a global community of like-minded people to visit when I travel.”

Rotary is an international service organization composed of business and professional leaders who create positive and lasting change in communities around the world. Among its many accomplishments, Rotary International is credited with initiating the global effort to eradicate polio. Over the years, it has helped immunize more than 2.5 billion children against the disease in 122 countries, reducing polio cases by 99.9 percent worldwide.

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