December is Disease Treatment & Prevention Month
Rotary Disease Treatment & Prevention Month is observed in December every year. This month is dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of disease prevention and treatment. Disease results in misery, pain, and poverty for millions of people worldwide. That’s why treating and preventing disease is so important to Rotarians. We lead efforts both large and small. We set up temporary clinics, blood donation centers, and training facilities in underserved communities struggling with outbreaks and health care access. We design and build infrastructure that allows doctors, patients, and governments to work together.
Our speaker on Friday, December 1 on Zoom is a representative from Straub to talk about the current COVID situation and how we can stay healthy.
Pacific Gateway Center Project
Our Rotary Gives Thanks project was to give $25 gift cards to 30 PGC clients that had challenges such as : a Ukrainian family with 1 child who lost everything in the Lahaina fires ( WHR already sent $20,000 to 3 Lahaina Clubs in Sept from the Foundation Unrestricted Fund) , disabled, Singles struggling without a support system, Asylum seekers, Domestic Violence single parents with children, Undocumented individuals, Single parents with children and Formerly incarcerated trying to rebuild lives.
Deputy Director Terrina Wong said this is a huge give that will be greatly appreciated.  Terrina, was recently awarded a “Guardian of Immigrant Justice” recognition by the Legal Clinic for her work with refugees and immigrants.
Thank you to President Glen Suzuki, Wes Fong, Bill Loo and Naomi Masuno for stuffing the envelopes with a holiday message from our club and the gift card at the PGC Umi Street headquarters.  And thank you to Community Service Chair Richard Ing who arrived early.
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).
Upcoming Events
DARK for Thanksgiving
Nov 24, 2023
Mtg - Speaker on Disease Prevention
Dec 01, 2023
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Christmas Party
Outrigger Canoe Club
Dec 08, 2023
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Mtg - Club Annual Meeting and Elections
Dec 15, 2023
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Dark - no meeting for Christmas
Dec 22, 2023
Dark - no meeting for New Years
Dec 29, 2023
Mtg - Speaker TBD
Jan 05, 2024
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Club Assembly
Roland's House
Jan 13, 2024
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Mtg - Speaker TBD
Jan 19, 2024
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
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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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Rotary Foundation 
Giving Tuesday is on November 28th.  Please considering making a donation to The Rotary Foundation on Tuesday!  The most of the money you give to the Annual Fund SHARE comes back to our club after 3 years as grant funds for community service projects and global grants.  This year we received $4,840 for community service and $5,104 for global grants due to generous donations from our club members.
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!
Upcoming WHR Meetings & Events- SAVE THE DATE!
 Our holiday party will be on Friday, December 8th at the Outrigger Canoe Club.  Please sign up on the Google sheet.  December 22 is Dark.
West Honolulu Sign Up sheet
Meeting ID: 817 8451 0005,Passcode: 253649
December 1st meeting is via ZOOM, Speaker TBD
We will not have in-person meetings until January, due to the holidays.  Zoom meetings will be on December 1st., and December 15.    
Please sign up for the holiday party on December 8th at the Outrigger Canoe Club.
We will have a service project Thanksgiving with Pacific Gateway on November 22nd, please come and join us.