Upcoming Events
Mtg-Zoom Speaker Suzanne Chun Oakland
Nov 13, 2020
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Mtg- Zoom Speaker TBD
Nov 20, 2020
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
No meeting - Dark for Thanksgiving
Nov 27, 2020
Mtg - Zoom Speaker TBD
Dec 04, 2020
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
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Speaker info and sign in for Fri Nov 13
Susanne Chun Oakland, Former State Senator, Program Coordinator, Lanikila Multi purpose Senior Center will be our speaker on Nov 13!
Topic:  How Lanakila Multipurpose Senior Center keeps our Seniors young and healthy. 
BIO:  Susie Chun Oakland served in the Hawaii State Legislator for 26 years, 6 years in the House and 20 years in the Senate.  She currently is the Program Coordinator for Lanakila Multi-Purpose Senior Center, a program of Catholic Charities Hawaii.  She is still active in over 100 boards and community efforts in the areas of housing; programs that support children, families, seniors and persons with disabilities; early childhood and public education; active aging; physical, mental, and oral health; food and energy self-sufficiency; economic education and financial literacy; reforestation and environmental protection; after-school and other non-school hour programs statewide, and more.
Please click onto the link below to sign up:
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Weekly:  Join Zoom Meeting Link: 
Meeting ID: 824 1362 9969
Password: 808808
Phone:  +1 346 248 7799
Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
Richard A. Ing
Telephone: (808) 533-3999
Need your help to fight Polio
You already know that Polio to preventable with vaccinations and there is no cure if someone contracts it, but did you know that we need to still vaccinate 400 MILLION children each year in 60 countries around the world to make sure they don't get it and spread it again?  This is why The Rotary Foundation needs your support.  There is a new recognition.  It is the PolioPlus Society. To become a member, just pledge to give $100 each year until Polio is eradicated completely.  Be a Rotary Hero and sign up for the PolioPlus Society.  The Kona Sunrise Club issued a challenge to match their 100% standing.  If you want to join the Society, complete the form CLICK HERE for the form.
If you missed the World Polio Day D5000 event, here's link yo the recording:
Note:  Check out Craig Hirasaki's Impossible Dream!
Foundation Month - Rotary Foundation Your Club Recognition
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Subject: Foundation Month- Rotary Foundation Your Club Recognition
"Every Rotarian Every Year Rotary Foundation"
Rotary Club of West  Honolulu, Oahu, HI, United States 
District 5000 Club 31
For the month of November our Club is " Matching up to 100 Paul Harris Points".  Those members who make a pledge at the Friday, November 6th meeting will have an additional 50 bonus points, up to 150 matching points.  Members can choose to donate to the Annual Fund or Polio Plus.  Both credit Paul Harris Fellows.  Our speakers will be DG Naomi Masuno and PDG Ron Young. There is a link in the Pali View to Rotary International  Foundation which will accept Credit Card Charge or to our Club, Venmo and checks.  Thank you for all you do for Rotary, our Rotary Club and the Community.  Give what you can.  Take care, stay safe and see you soon at the meetings. 
Yours Truly, 
Jeffrey Pang,  President & 
Foundation Chair
Easy Way to Donate!
Here's an easy way to make a donation to The Rotary Foundation. Choose the Annual Share Fund for funds to come back to our club as grant funds.  Choose the PolioPlus fund to help eradicate Polio.  Click on this link and make a one-time or recurring payment from your charge card.  Thank you for making a difference in the world!
To make a donation to the West Honolulu Rotary club through Venmo, download the app from the App Store or create an account at :
Venmo info: Look for "WHR-Club", code 4472 (Glenn's ph # 722-4472)
ROTARY GIVES THANKS 2020 - Tree Planting Project
To: Rotarians,
We would like to cordially invite you and your club to the Rotary Gives Thanks 2020 project.  Especially with the recent spikes in report cases, we want to be sensitive about your Covid-19 concerns and smart about our approach.  Therefore, we have decided to forego the single day event in favor of multiple Saturdays between November 28, 2020 to February 20, 2021. 
To participate in this year's Rotary Gives Thanks event, please designate a Tree Planting Ambassador* to email with the following information: 1) # of estimated Saturdays your club is willing to participate, 2) # of estimated volunteers, and 3) the best way to contact you going forward.  Please respond by October 3rd.  This is only to help schedule out the months.  In a time where things change on a weekly basis, we understand that this is not a firm commitment and will be subject to change. 
* Tree Planting Ambassador (TPA) will be the point of contact with the Tree Planting Committee.  Anyone individual may be a TPA and there can be more than one per group.  Generally, there will be one TPA per shift.
The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago.  The second best time is NOW! 
This year, join us as Rotary Gives Thanks by planting 5,000 Hawaiian Native Milo Trees to combat climate change!
Our Covid Strategy:
The planting area at Gunstock Ranch is 5 acres!  This gives us ample space to socially distance in the vast, open-air area.  Furthermore, each tree will be planted in a pre-dug hole that is 10 ft apart from each other!  Planting will be coordinated with regards to teams and planting zones.  The number of participants in a team will depend on the current guidance by the government (ie. no more than 5 per team).   To give you an idea of the planting zones, please see the sample below.  Only one team will be present on each planting zone and will be planting in the same direction as the other teams.  This will decrease the likelihood of teams of being in proximity of one another. 
WhereGunstock Ranch (56-250 Kamehameha Hwy)
When: Saturdays starting November 28th thru February 20, 2021*. Shift times:
  •8:30am - 10:30am
  •10:30am - 12:30pm
  •2:30pm - 2:30pm
  •2:30pm - 4:30pm
* - Date and times may be impacted by Covid-19.
What: Each person will plant 10 trees.  These trees will never be cut down or sold for profit.   
How: Holes are pre-dug!  Training, equipment, parking, and directions will be provided.
If you are interested in volunteering, please email with the number of volunteers, which Saturday(s) you are available, and what time(s).  Or sign up for one of our “pick-up” shifts at Eventbrite. 
Let’s plant a clean, bright future for our keiki.
The Tree Planting Committee
If you want to learn more, please visit the Rotary Eco Club of Kaka’ako’s website at or email
RI Convention 2021
From: Randy Hart <>

All D5000 Rotarians,
As your DGND I get the dubious honor of chairing the D5000 sign up for the RI 2021 convention in Taipei. First up though is to register for the convention. In summary, more detail attached and much more at the website:

-  RI will totally refund your registration fee if the convention is cancelled.
-  Host Hospitality Night seems to always sell out, so sign up early.
-  Lot's more info to follow as we move forward.

Looking forward to a great time in Taipei with a bunch of D5000 Rotarians.
Please click onto the link for more details:
70th Anniversary Update
The 70th anniversary celebration chair and committee decided to postpone the event to 2021, date TBD by Chair Derek Tenn.