2022-2023 District Governor
     Randy Hart recently retired from Kilauea Military Camp (KMC) and proud member of the Rotary Club of Hilo and Rotarian for 30+ years. First joined Rotary Club of Hilo in 1990, then due to job reassignment transferred to the Rotary Club of Wahiawa/Waialua for two years, then back to Rotary Club of Hilo in 1994.
     Randy spent 38 years in the military, 19 on active duty & 19 in the Army Reserve. His military service has taken him around the world on many varying assignments. Culminating with a deployment in Iraq in 2005/2006 and his last six years as a Brigade Commander. 
     Randy was club President in 2016/2017, Assistant Governor 2017- 2020, and District Resource Leader for Hawaiʻi Island 2020-2021.  A graduate of the  Foundation board.  Randy is humbled and honored to serve as the D5000 District Governor in 2022/2023. Randy and his wife Lydia, have 5 children and 3 grandsons.
District Governor Randy will be making his DG visit on August 5 at Noon. We will be in-person at the Simply Sichuan Restaurant in the private room or you can join by Zoom to hear his message.  The Board will be meeting with Randy at 1pm after our regular meeting.
Message for WHR members...
We want to let you know that the mother of our past president Elvira Lo and President Terry Lo, peacefully passed away during her sleep at the age of 89 on June 23, 2022.
There will be a celebration of life to be held on Wednesday, August 10, 2022, at Diamond Head Mortuary Chapel.  
Visitation 10:15 am (bento lunch available), Service: 11:15 - 12:00n & burial at 12:30 pm, the family will accept small flowers and leis and request no monetary offering.
Our deepest sympathy and condolences to the family of their loss.
Lanakila Senior Center project August 13
Susie Chun-Oakland requested assistance and we will be joined by the other clubs in our AG Hui.  Family and Friends are welcome.
Location: Lanakila Senior Center Project
Date: Saturday, August 13
Time 8:30-10:30am
Bento lunch to be provided.
Landscaping , repackage 100 sandbags, paint, sanitize each classroom and common areas of the center.
Honolulu Sunrise is already committed to 10 people and the Rotaract e-Club will be helping too. 
Rotary Combating Human Trafficking

Combating human trafficking, a scourge which impacts an estimated 40 million people worldwide, is the goal of the Rotary Action Group Against Slavery and several cause-based Rotary clubs.

Of the many global issues, human trafficking (or modern slavery, as it is sometimes called) is one of the toughest to combat. It's estimated that more than 40 million people are trafficked across the world. "It's probably the largest human rights travesty existing today," says Karen Walkowski, founder of the Rotary Club of District 5950 Ending Human Trafficking. "Bigger than all the refugees, all the displaced people. It's one of the three largest illegal industries, bringing in about $150 billion in revenue every year."  "I tell people to think of New York City or London or any major city in the world," says Sujo John, founder of the nonprofit YouCanFreeUs, which has partnered with Rotary clubs. "Now think of six or seven times the population of those cities that are now in slavery. These are people who have been kidnapped or cheated or told that if you come to the city, or go to another country, there's a better opportunity waiting for you."
First Woman Rotary International President
As the first woman to be elected president, Jones understands how important it is to follow through on Rotary’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Statement. “I believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion … begins at the top and for us to realize growth in female membership and members under the age of forty — these demographics need to see their own reflection in leadership,” Jones said. “I will champion double-digit growth in both categories while never losing sight of our entire family.”  Hear about the Presidential initiatives by clicking this image below:
RI Convention in Melbourne May 27-31, 2023
Are you interested in attending the RI Convention in Melbourne, Australia May 27-31, 2023?  Elvira is looking into some side tours for our group.  The best time to register for the lowest fee is June 4-8, 2022, during the Houston convention at $425. June 9-Dec 15, it's $475  If you would like more information, please go to:
Upcoming Events
DG Visit at Noon and Board Meeting at 1pm
Aug 05, 2022
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Mtg- Speaker TBD
Aug 12, 2022
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Lanakila Senior Center Project
Lanakila Senior Center
Aug 13, 2022
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
No Meeting - Dark for Admissions Day
Aug 19, 2022
Mtg- Speaker TBD
Aug 26, 2022
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Mtg- Speaker Wayne Tanaka on Climate Change
Sep 02, 2022
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Mtg- Speaker TBD
Sep 09, 2022
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Mtg- Zoom Speaker TBD
Sep 16, 2022
Mtg- Speaker TBD
Sep 23, 2022
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Board meeting
Sep 30, 2022
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
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Rotary Anniversaries
Join Date
Caron Ling
August 3, 2021
1 year
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