Upcoming Events
Mtg- Zoom Speaker Robbiana Leung
Jan 08, 2021
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Mtg- Zoom Speaker TBD
Jan 15, 2021
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Mtg- Zoom Speaker TBD
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
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Speaker info and sign up for Fri Jan 8, 2021 (via Zoom)

Please join us on Friday, Jan 8, 2021, and meet our speaker, Robbiana Leung Teaching, her topic, & BIO are noted below...

Please click on the link to sign up:

Please note:  This is a brand new Zoom ID and password.

Here is the Zoom link:

Zoom ID and Password:

Meeting ID: 896 9962 8478

Passcode: 301816



"The Toughest Job You'll Ever Love: Stories from Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Robbieana Leung"

It will mostly be about my service experience in the Peace Corps (aka "Toughest Job You'll Ever Love"), the literacy projects we did there, and a little about the Peace Boat.

*FYI - I have shared this presentation with the RC of Honolulu Sunset, West Pearl Harbor RC, RC of Kahala Sunrise and their Rotaract Club, a Leo's Club and Org. of Chinese American University Women.


In 2016, inspired to live a life reflective of “service above self”, Robbieana Leung signed up for "the toughest job you'll ever love" aka the U.S. Peace Corps.

Graduate of Pepperdine University (B.A Int'l Studies, Intercultural Communication) and University of Utrecht (M.A Conflict Studies & Human Rights; Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar under the Rotary Club of Honolulu Sunset’s sponsorship in 2010), Robbie served for 28 months in provincial Cebu as a Peace Corps Education Volunteer. 

Passionate about giving her students experiential opportunities, she taught English and literature courses and engaged students in environmental, literacy, library development, and intercultural exchange programs in a remote town without libraries and bookstores. 

Awarded Michelle Obama’s Let Girls Learn grant, Robbie encouraged her students to pursue a project they had feared and deemed "impossible" - writing and illustrating an original Bisaya-English children's book! They distributed 1000 free copies of their book to all 15 elementary schools in their town, and towns all over the Philippines and in 20+ countries to promote a love for reading in under-resourced communities. After the Peace Corps, Robbie volunteered to teach English on two voyages with Peace Boat, an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the United Nations, that charters a cruise ship to promote peace education and cultural exchange.

She is happy to share the stories behind her students' storybook: tales of bravery, Rotarian Fairy Godmothers and Godfathers, achieving milestones against great odds, and 24 Filipino students and one Peace Corps Volunteer who dreamt with their heads in the clouds and feet on the ground.


UPDATE:  TREE PLANTING - Sat, Jan 23 at 10:30am!
WHR has signed up for (Jan 23, 2021). If you're interested, we are asking for 5 volunteers. You can use a lot of the same information (below) in the last Pali View/e-newsletter (e.g., 5 per timeslot, holes already are dug, 10 trees per volunteer, etc.)
Please click on the link to sign up for Tree Planting on Jan 23rd, 2021 at 10:30a:
We'll keep you posted with future dates for volunteer service, clearing, and weeding as well.  Thank you so much for your understanding, flexibility, and continued support in this project!
Please feel free to contact Cici Fong with questions, or 808-429-8535.
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.