Upcoming Events
DARK - No Meeting
Dec 18, 2020
Holiday Zoom at 6:30pm
Dec 18, 2020
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
DARK - No meeting- Happy Holidays!
Dec 25, 2020
No Meeting - Happy New Year!
Jan 01, 2021
Mtg- Zoom Speaker TBD
Jan 08, 2021
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Mtg- Zoom Speaker TBD
Jan 15, 2021
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
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Russell Hampton
ClubRunner Mobile
Fern Elementary School stay safe project
UPDATE as of (Thurs 12/10):  Holiday Celebration Party and Short Meeting
Holiday Celebration Party and Short Meeting - Sign-up TODAY!

Instead of our regularly scheduled Friday lunchtime meeting, on Friday December 18 Club Service is planning to have a virtual Holiday Celebration Party (check in 6:30 p.m.) and short meeting starting (at 6:45 p.m), via Zoom. During the holiday celebration we will have several games and a number of exciting giveaways. Lucky name drawings will be conducted throughout the meeting, but we'll only be using the names of those who signed up using either the doodle poll or the meal sign-up form.

For this special event, we have contacted MW Restaurant to provide 2 delicious options for the members to choose. Each meal costs $30, which includes an entree and dessert (3 signature MW cookies). The cost for Rotarians is $20. Guests are welcome to enjoy a meal for $30. The member will be responsible to pick-up their own meal from MW Restaurant (1538 Kapiolani Blvd #107, Honolulu, HI 96814). 

Please sign-up today. If you signed-up on the doodle poll, please complete this information to select your meals. We need to submit a final count to MW by Friday, December 11

Follow these instructions to sign-up for your meal(s):

1) Click on this link to access the sign-up form:

2) Add your name, email, and cell number (in case we need to call you the day of).

3) Select which meal(s) you'd like to enjoy. The options are:

- Regular: mixed plate: miso beef, honey glazed butterfish, fried Jidori chicken, white rice with furikake

- Vegetarian: bibimbap with white rice, assorted vegetable banchan, sunny side egg

4) Tally up your total cost (members - $20, guests - $30) and add in the amount due.

5) Select how you'd like to pay fr your meal(s):

  • Check (please make the check payable to "West Honolulu Rotary Club" and mail to WHR, P.O. Box 171, Honolulu, HI 96810 or provide when you pick-up your meal)
  • Venmo (please use "@WHR-Club")
   How to send money on Venmo using the APP
  1. Tap the payment icon in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Enter the Venmo username of the person you want to payWHR-Club.
  3. Enter your memo, specify how you'd like to pay, and then select "Pay" at the bottom.
  4. If you are asked to verify your payment [e.g. Please provide the last 4 digits of the account phone number, it is tied to my cell# 722-4472]
  • Credit Card (please contact Glen Wachi at 722-4472 to process your payment)
    • You will need to have your Credit Card number, Expiration Date, CVC#, and your billing Zip Code.  

6) Add the make, model, and color of your car, and press 'submit' on the form.

7) For pick-up, please sign-up for a 15 minute slot from 4-6 p.m. to pick-up your meal using this poll:  

8) On Friday, December 18, swing by MW Restaurant during your designated time slot to pick-up your meal(s). Attached is a map for the general traffic. It is recommended to enter via their Makaloa entrance and exit via Kapiolani.

9) Sign-on using this Zoom link (NOTE: This is different from our regularly scheduled Rotary meetings): 

10) Sit back and enjoy the party!

On behalf of Club Service we are hoping everyone can join us on December 18. Even though we will not be able to meet in person, we promise that you will have a lot of fun and each of you deserve to have some fun considering the year we are going through.


Order your meal(s) using this link:

Sign-up for your pick-up time at MW Restaurant using this link:

Sign-up if you're attending the party - NO MEAL(S) - using this link:

Join us for the holiday celebration using this link:

Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 874 3219 7712

Passcode: 396985


Tree Planting for Dec 12 - CANCELLED!  Please see email below:
From: Tree Planting Rotary Gives Thanks <>
Date: Sun, Dec 6, 2020, 1:28 PM
Subject: Tree Planting Project Update
To: C Fong <>
Dear Cecelia,

We first would like to thank you for your effort in being a Tree Planting Ambassador and planning with your club to help combat climate change. We regret to inform you that we will be cancelling the December 12th planting day.  It has come to our attention that our partner, Hawaiian Legacy Hardwood, is doing their best but will not be able to keep up with the combined maintenance and digging holes on the weekends.  However, they still are committed to helping us reach our tree goal. The good news is we will still be keeping your January 23rd date at 10:30am for 5 volunteers.  
Please click onto the link to sign up for Tree Planting on Jan 23rd, 2021 at 10:30a:
Please let us know if you have any questions.  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!
The Tree Planting Committee
Questions: Feel free contact Cici Fong with questions, or 808-429-8535.
Thank you,
Cici Fong
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.