Upcoming Events
Mtg- Zoom Speaker Judge Faris
Jan 22, 2021
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Tree Planting project
Gunstock Ranch
Jan 23, 2021
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Mtg- Pau Hana, Club Assembly
Jan 29, 2021
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Mtg- Zoom Speaker TBD
Feb 05, 2021
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Happy Chinese New Year!
Feb 12, 2021
Zoom Speaker TBD
Feb 19, 2021
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Mtg- Zoom Speaker TBD
Feb 26, 2021
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Mtg- Zoom Speaker TBD
Mar 05, 2021
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
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Speaker info & sign up for Fri Jan 22, 2021

Our speaker for Friday, January 22, 2021, is the Honorable Robert J. Faris, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Hawaii. Judge Faris’ bio is as follows:

Robert J. Faris is a U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Hawaii. He received a B.A. from Reed College in 1980 and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He is also a judge of the United States Bankruptcy Appellate Panel of the Ninth Circuit. He received his J.D. from the Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley, in 1983. He served as an associate editor of the California Law Review in 1982-83, published “Insurance Corporation of Ireland v. Compagnie des Bauxites de Guinee: Justifying Establishment of Jurisdiction as a Discovery Sanction,” 70 Calif. L. Rev. 1446 (1982), and was elected to the Order of the Coif. From 1983 until 2002, he practiced with a Honolulu law firm, emphasizing bankruptcy, insolvency, and commercial litigation. He became a bankruptcy judge in February 2002 and joined the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel i August 2015. He is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, and the American College of Bankruptcy.

Topic:  Judge will talk about the purposes of bankruptcy law and describe the most common types of bankruptcy cases (e.g., chapter 7 and 13).  The title of his presentation will be: “Why do we have bankruptcy law and how does it work.”  He plans to give a PowerPoint presentation.

See you all on Friday...


Richard A. Ing


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UPDATE:  TREE PLANTING - Sat, Jan 23 at 10:30am!
WHR has signed up for (Jan 23, 2021) and we have reached the limit on our group size and are not able to take any more volunteers. Please feel free to contact Cici Fong with questions, or 808-429-8535, if you need details.
Planting Trees and Climate Action
Tree planting is one of the most effective ways for us, as individuals, and collectively, to positively impact climate change and in fact, a study published in Science found that planting trees can be one of the best ways to offset the effects of global warming. The researchers determined that: “The restoration of trees remains among the most effective strategies for climate change mitigation.”
Trees help clean the air we breathe, filter the water we drink, and provide habitat to over 80% of the world's terrestrial biodiversity and forests absorb harmful carbon from the atmosphere. Healthy, strong trees act as carbon sinks, offset carbon and reducing the effects of climate change. Trees play a key role in capturing rainwater and reducing the risk of natural disasters like floods and landslides. Their intricate root systems act like filters, removing pollutants and slowing down the water’s absorption into the soil. 
We are partnering with Hawaiian Legacy Reforestation Initiative (HLRI) on this tree planting project at Gunstock Ranch. Since the arrival of man in the Hawaiian Islands, over half of the native forests have been lost. Since its inception in 2014, (HLRI) has been working hard to reverse this trend and return these forests to the native landscape. Working together with community minded businesses, non-profits and individual Legacy Tree sponsors, more than 400,000 endemic trees now cover nearly 1200 acres in the state’s first Hawaiian Legacy Forest.
Give the gift of a living legacy by sponsoring an endemic Legacy Tree for $90. You will receive a beautiful personalized certificate and the knowledge that $30 goes to Eco Rotary Club of Kakaako to fund their environmental projects . The remainder funds collecting seeds by hand, raising your seedling in our nurseries, planting your tree to create a forest, fencing out pests, clearing invasive species, and of course, the RFID tagging so you can track your tree.  If you would like to sponsor a tree, go to :