Upcoming Events
Mtg-Zoom Speaker Daniel Chun
Sep 11, 2020
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Mtg- Zoom Speaker Erik Ching-EatingHawaii
Sep 18, 2020
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
DARK-for Iolani Palace Tour on 9/24
Sep 25, 2020
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Mtg - Zoom Speaker Emily Naulu
Oct 02, 2020
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
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Speaker info and sign up for Sept 11


Daniel Chun –

Director of Sales, Community & Public Relations – Hawai’i Alaska Airlines


Daniel Chun is the Hawai’i director of sales, community and public relations for Alaska Airlines. He leads the airline’s sales, marketing, public affairs, and community outreach efforts throughout the state of Hawai’i. Daniel has nearly two decades of experience in Hawai’i’s tourism industry, starting at the Hawai’i Visitors and Convention Bureau, where he helped to develop international travel to the Islands. He then served for seven years as the special assistant to the State of Hawai’i’s governor-appointed tourism liaison, where he coordinated with government agencies and the visitor industry on tourism-related matters. Prior to joining Alaska, Daniel was the executive director of the Honolulu Gay & Lesbian Cultural Foundation, an umbrella organization for the Honolulu Rainbow Film Festive. In 2019, he was appointed to the Hawai’i Tourism Authority Board of Directors by Hawai’i Governor David Ige.

Daniel was born and raised in Honolulu, and is a graduate of the University of Hawai’i at Manoa, with a Bachelor of Science degree in travel industry management. He studied commercial aviation and obtained his private pilot license from Honolulu Community College and the University of North Dakota. In the community, he currently serves on the board of Public Schools of Hawai’i Foundation, Hawai’i Lodging & Tourism Association, Diamond Head Theatre and the University of Hawai’i Alumni Association, and is a member of Hawai’i Foodbank Alaka’I, Sales & Marketing Executives of Honolulu, Hawai’i Society of Business Professionals, and the Hawai’i Venture Capital Association.


Alaska Airlines: Navigating air travel during COVID-19


Daniel will discuss the state of the U.S. airline industry, the impacts of the pandemic on Alaska’s operations and business outlook, and Alaska’s commitment to Next-Level Care.

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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
Please click on the link below to sign up:
UPDATE:  IOLANI PALACE TOUR - Thurs Sept 24, 2020

Hi Fellow Rotarians,

Here are the updated information (as of Fri 8/21/20) for the Iolani Palace Tour:

Currently Rotary members are scheduled for these tour times 12:00pm, 12:30pm, 1:00pm 1:30pm.  

  • 5 people per tour 
  • Tour enter every 30 minutes
  • Allowing only 20 members to visit Iolani Palace

Thank you,

Glen Suzuki

DateThursday, September 24. Due to various reasons, Iolani Palace can accommodate us on a Thursday instead of a Friday.

Time: Since we are following the 5 or less mandate, we will have two or three separate groups. The first group will start at 12:00, the second group at 12:30, and if needed the third group will start at 1:00...

Costs: There is a cost of $19.95 per person. Please stay tuned if the members have to pay this fee, we are checking if this fee can be covered by the club.

Guests: Yes, guest are invited. If you do bring a guest, you will more than likely have to pay for your guest.

How to Sign Up: Please click onto the REVISED Doodle link below.  This is a NEW link (due to the time change.  If you had already signed up previously, you may need to sign up again).

Additional information will be sent out in the very near future regarding parking, etc.  

It is not too often we have an exclusive opportunity to tour the only royal palace in the United States (according to Google), so I hope you can make. Plus another benefit is you get to see everyone in person versus on Zoom. On a side note, there might be a prize if you can guess what brand of shoes Kristi is wearing on the day of the tour (inside joke).

Thank you and please check your emails for additional information.


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.