Upcoming Events
Mtg- Zoom Speaker Keko McCellan
Oct 30, 2020
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Mtg- Zoom Speaker on The Rotary Foundation
Nov 06, 2020
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Mtg- Zoom Speaker Suzanne Chun Oaklan
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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Russell Hampton
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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.
Join Rotarians and watch the D5000 event on Zoom, Saturday, Oct 24, 10:00-11:30am to hear speakers, enjoy entertainment and help honor the hospitals for their COVID efforts. Zoom ID   Meeting ID 941 1180 1069.   Password 914821
Speaker info and sign up for Fri Oct 30

MG Lee will be our guest speaker for October 30! 

His topic will be:  Chinese American Veterans WWII Congressional Gold Medal.

Short BIO:  MG Robert Lee is the former Adjutant General for the State of Hawaii.  He is now the Chair of the Congressional Gold Medal for Chinese American Veterans of WWII.  He will explain the background of this medal, why this medal is so significant, and  who will receive it.  There will be two award ceremonies, one on the mainland and one in Hawaii.

Please click onto the attachment to view his entire BIO and credentials.

Please click on the link below to sign up:
Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.
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
WORLD POLIO DAY - District Online Auction
October 16-26 is the District Online Auction.  A club member can participate with the proceeds going WHR Club to be credited to you for your donation to Polio Plus.  The form is attached if the member wishes to post an item and the proceeds will go to Polio Plus on their behalf as well as the foundation points...Good news, you can include bottles of wine, etc.  
Please click on the links to view more detailed information:
World Polio Day - Oct 24
This is the link for the fundraiser for our club.  The members need to select PolioPlus and they get the Paul Harris credit and our club shows the amount for our club goals.
ROTARY GIVES THANKS 2020 - Tree Planting Project
From: Tree Planting Rotary Gives Thanks <>
Date: Sat, Sep 12, 2020, 1:59 PM
Subject: 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.
Pili and I are more than happy to attend your club meetings and answer any questions.  The attached document contains more details in our approach.  Below is an email you may send to your club and interested parties.
The Tree Planting Committee
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 <>
Sent: Friday, June 5, 2020 4:51 PM

Subject: RI Convention
All D5000 Rotarians,
Wanted to send out a gentle reminder to encourage everyone to sign up for the first ever virtual Rotary International Convention.  Can't beat the cost, it's FREE.  RI President Mark believes we will set the record for the number of attendees at an RI convention.  He's very excited about the convention, so come be a part of it.  Easiest way to sign up is just go to the D5000 website.
Speaking of conventions, as your DGND I get the dubious honor of chairing the D5000 sign up for the RI 2021 convention in Taipei.  Started doing a little research and put together an info sheet, attached, that I hope is helpful.  First up though is to register for the convention.  As most of you are aware the best time and most cost effective time to sign up is at the current year convention, 2020.  Of course there is no physical RI convention this year so wanted to send out a heads up so folks can start planning.  In summary, more detail attached and much more at the website:
-  Best rate 20-26 June during the Virtual RI Convention
-  RI will totally refund your registration fee if the convention is cancelled
-  Hotel information is not available at this time.  However I would like to get a feel for how many are interested in a group reservation?  Will send out more information as soon as Experient and RI open up for registration.
-  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.