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International Service Sister Club News update
Update from our sister club Hong Kong Island West, PP Terry Lo visited the Hong Kong Island West Rotary regular meeting on Oct 20,  There President Brian Lee welcome Terry and invite the WHR members to their 70th Anniversary Celebration on 18-20th April 2024.  Thursday 18th Golf day and welcome dinner at night,  Friday 19th will have tour in the morning, Anniversary dinner at Shangrila Hotel Hong Kong in the evening.  Saturday April 20 farewell lunch.  Shangrila Hotel is centrally located, there 2 hotels are connected to Shangrila Hotel, which is Marriott Hotel and Conrad Hotel, also next to Pacific Place Shopping Center and MTR station  (subway station).
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Veterans Day
Veterans Day is always observed on November 11.  We are dark, have no meeting on Friday, November 10th in order to celebrate Veterans Day, a holiday to honor all service member. World War I officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, but the fighting actually ended seven months before then, when the Allies and Germany put into effect an armistice on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. Due to this, November 11th is considered Veterans Day.  Thank you to club members, Ed, Walter, Gayle, Cleigh, Wes, Stan, Doug, Jeff P. and anyone we missed on this list for servicing our country.
WHR Foundation stats
Today, PDG Del Green gave us an informative presentation about The Rotary Foundation and Club Foundation Chair had a quiz.  To expand on this, our club members donated $29k in 2019-20, $17k in 2020-21, and $16k in 2021-22.  The District takes an average of the annual fund SHARE giving and then divides the grant amount from Rotary to allocation to the clubs based on their giving.  This Rotary Year in grant funds, we have $4,840 for club grants and $5,104 for global grants, some of which needs to be matched with club cash (or in our case, funds from our club foundation.) With the club matching cash, we have $7,744 for community service projects and $10,208 for global grants, if we match the allocated amount.  These are the projects that we discussed at the club assembly and have been approved by Rotary International.  
 
2023-2024 DDFClub Cashno match   matchtotal
Homeless$1,500 $1,500$3,000
Farrington$500 $500$1,000
PGC Thanksgiving$350 $350$700
Lanakila$522 $522$1,044
Schools$32$1,936$32$2,000
     
 $2,904$1,936$2,904$7,744

Club Foundation Chair Mike Kato has issued limited time incentives for members that contribute to PolioPlus in the month of October and November:

  • The West Honolulu Rotary Club will gift you 1 Paul Harris Fellow Point for each dollar of your contribution (up to $250 cumulative for PolioPlus and The Rotary Foundation). For example, if you contribute $50, you will earn 100 Paul Harris Fellow Points, instead of just fifty.
     
  • Any member that contributes in October and November will be entered into a special drawing to earn 200 additional Paul Harris Fellow points that I will gift to the winner (to be announced at our Annual Xmas Dinner).
Please consider donating to The Rotary Foundation and let Mike know..  For your convenience, you can make a payment online at:  
Thank you for doing good in the world!
Join the PolioPlus Society
The PolioPlus Society is a commitment to continue to donate each new Rotary year a minimum of $100. Donations to PolioPlus fund covers Rotary‚Äôs cost to purchase vaccines; store in refrigerated storage; distribute with protected containers and necessary distribution sources which many times may be burros, humans, and other vehicles; 120,000 volunteers; 146 laboratories; 400 million vaccines annually; etc. We need to vaccinate 400 million children in over 60 countries each year to protect the children of the world.
 
Upcoming Events
Mtg- Speaker PDG Del Green
Nov 03, 2023
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
 
DARK for Veterans Day
Nov 10, 2023
 
Mtg - Speaker TBD
Zoom
Nov 17, 2023
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
 
DARK for Thanksgiving
Nov 24, 2023
 
Mtg - Speaker TBD
Zoom
Dec 01, 2023
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
 
Christmas Party
Outrigger Canoe Club
Dec 08, 2023
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
 
Mtg - Speaker TBD
Zoom
Dec 15, 2023
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
 
Dark - no meeting for Christmas
Dec 22, 2023
 
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Rotary Special Dates
Member Birthdays
Betty Brow
November 15
 
Spouse Birthdays
Damon Schmidt
November 25
 
Join Date
Gayle Lau
November 1, 1980
43 years
 
Roland Chun
November 1, 1977
46 years
 
Walter Chang
November 1, 1982
41 years
 
Rick Handy
November 3, 2000
23 years
 
Matty Wong
November 9, 2018
5 years
 
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News
PGC Thanksgiving Project  Nov 22
Our club agreed to again participate in the Thanksgiving project with Pacific Gateway Center.  Volunteers are needed to distribute the Walmart gift cards to clients at the Umi Street facility.  If you are interested in volunteering 4-6pm, please sign up on the signup sheet: HERE .  As we heard from Deputy Director Terrina Wong, PGC serves refugees, immigrants, under served population and most recently Ukrainian refugees and Maui fire victims.  This is the 4th year in providing a Thanksgiving holiday gift.  Rather than a traditional Thanksgiving meal, we were informed that the clients would prefer Walmart gift cards to purchase items needed.  
Upcoming WHR Meetings & Events- SAVE THE DATE!
As we head into the holiday season, let's reflect on all the things to be thankful for and that enrich our lives. We will be dark (no meeting) for Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year.  Our holiday party will be on Friday, December 8th at the Outrigger Canoe Club.  Please sign up on the Google sheet.
West Honolulu Sign Up sheet
 
Meeting ID: 817 8451 0005,Passcode: 253649
 
FUTURE MEETINGS
We will not have in-person meetings until January, due to the holidays.  Zoom meetings will be on November 17, and December 15.    
Please sign up for the holiday party on December 8th at the Outrigger Canoe Club.
We will have a service project in November, stay tuned for details.