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We are still actively participating with the effort to complete the homes at Kahauiki Village near Sand Island.  Thousands of volunteers like yourselves have and continue to donate their precious time and resources to building homes that will eventually house 153 homeless families on Oahu. Kahauiki Villages still needs our help.  Our club has been asked to donate items to outfit one residential unit. The list of things requested appear below.  In lieu of bringing a gift for the Keiki to our annual Christmas Party this year, our Club is requesting that you donate one or more of the items listed. With a little effort, we will be able to provide all of the items requested.  If you would like to participate by donating one or more of the listed items, please click on the following link and identify the items you wish to donate. Then bring the item(s) with you to the Club Christmas Party which will be held on Saturday, 12/9 at the Oahu Country Club.  If you prefer to donate cash so that we can buy the items instead, please feel do so. If you have any questions about the donation program, please do not hesitate to contact me.
 
 
 
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Richard A. Ing,
Community Service Chair
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Presidential message

Ian H.S. Riseley, President 2017-18

November 2017

In many ways, The Rotary Foundation is an invisible presence in our clubs. Most of what we do in our clubs and our districts, on a weekly basis, we do without the active involvement of the Foundation. But our Foundation is invisible in our clubs in the same way the foundation of a building is invisible when you're in it: Just because you don't see it doesn't mean it's not holding you up.

The Foundation that enabled Rotary to take on polio is, in many ways, the foundation upon which our Rotary service is built. For 100 years, since it came into existence with a first donation of $26.50, the Foundation has supported and strengthened our service, enabled our ambitions, and allowed us to be the organization that we are. Because of the Foundation, Rotarians know that if we have the ambition and put in the work, very little is truly beyond us.

It is an incredibly effective model that we have here in Rotary, one that no other organization can match. We are completely local and completely global: We have local skills, connections, and knowledge in over 35,000 clubs, in nearly every country of the world. We have a deserved reputation for transparency, effectiveness, and good business practices, and because we are highly skilled professionals as well as volunteers, we achieve a level of efficiency that very few other organizations can approach.

To put it simply, a dollar given to The Rotary Foundation has a great deal more muscle than a dollar given to most charities. If you want to spend a dollar on Doing Good in the World, you can't do better than to spend it with the Foundation. That is not just me speaking out of pride; it is verifiably true and is reflected in our rankings by independent organizations.

In the Foundation's centennial year, Rotarians surpassed our goal of raising $300 million. If you were part of that achievement, you have been part of something tremendous. Somewhere in the world, someplace you have probably never been, people you may never meet will lead better lives because of you. Ultimately, it is our Foundation that lets us make good on our core beliefs: that we can make a difference, that we have an obligation to do so, and that working together, as well and as efficiently as we can, is the only way to effect real and lasting change.

Message from President Kristi:

Thank you so much for your help and support of such a wonderful event!  I was told by many residents that this was the best event the building has ever had and the residents were so touched by Rotary's kindness and generosity.  The rec deck is normally empty with no life.  I couldn't believe its transformation that day.  It was filled with children's laughter playing in three bouncy houses, a crowd of people enjoying the libations, two bands playing great music, people enjoying the delicious food, dancing, and having a wonderful time.  I felt overwhelmed with happiness hearing the many comments of how much they needed this and seeing the love and aloha shared by those who attended.

 

One of the residents emailed that night saying, "We were lost and you took us in to paraphrase an ancient scripture.  The humanity evidenced these past four weeks has been extremely humbling; our gratitude to you for stepping up, giving a boost and having our backs.  Kindly pass along our thanks to all involved today.  Mahalo nui loa.  WILL"

 

Below is a pic of our hard working Rotarians (Naomi's husband was helping too).  Also, thank you Wes for donating wine, Kahu Vaughn for stopping by and donating sushi, and Val for your generous donation.  

 

 

What is it like taking a large team to Africa?  It has probably been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. In mid February, I began leading Rotary members from all over the East Coast of the United States through Ghana. I’ve tried to give the team a warm Ghanaian welcome like I’ve received on my earlier trips. A large trip is a real blessing because each person sees Ghana and our work in a different way.
Throughout India and around the world, Rotary clubs are celebrating a major milestone: India has gone three years without a new case of polio. The last reported case was a two-year-old girl in West Bengal on 13 January 2011. To mark this historic triumph, Rotary clubs illuminated landmarks and iconic structures throughout the country with four simple but powerful words, "India is polio free."
 
 
 

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