Upcoming Events
Mtg- Zoom Speaker TBD
Dec 11, 2020
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
DARK - No Meeting
Dec 18, 2020
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
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Speaker info and sign up for Fri Dec 11

Connie Mitchell will be our speaker for Dec 11 and has been forcused on ending homelessness for over 14 year and the Executive Director for IHS.  The institute for Human Services.

Topic:  What Institute for Human Services does for our homeless in Honolulu?

BIO & Honors:  Her career includes financial planning, pastoral work, teaching mental health nursing at UH, and healthcare management. Nursing has always served as the lens through which she has served vulnerable and underserved populations. She also has strong passion for social and environmental justice and advocates cross-sector collaboration and an openness to creative and thoughtful solutions.

BA and MS have been from UH Manoa.  Post grad at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.

UHM School of Nursing Hall.of Fame

Mental Health America Hawaii Community Leadership

YWCA Women's Luncheon Leader

Hawaii Community Foundation Ho'okele Award for Non Profit Leadership

Duane Walker Nursing Leadership

Church of the Crossroads Peacemaker Award

Service on a couple of boards

Pacific School of Religion Board of Trustees 2012-2020

EPIC Ohana Board of Directors 2014-2018

State Workforce Develop Council 2012-2018

Oahu Workforce Investment Board (current)

Partners In Care Board of Directors (current Chair)

Please click onto the link below to sign up:
Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.
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
Holiday Celebration Party and Short Meeting 

On Friday December 18 Club Service is planning to have a Holiday Celebration Party and short meeting starting at 6:45 p.m. via Zoom.  Please note ZOOM instructions & DOODLE LINK are indicated below:

For this special event, we have contacted MW Restaurant and they will provide 2 delicious options for the members to choose. The club will subsidize for part of the meal so if the member goes with the dinner option, they will be able to try one of the two options at a discounted price which is the best part of our event. The member will be responsible to pick up their own meal from MW

During the Holiday Celebration we will have several games and a number of exciting giveaways.  

Please indicate on the Doodle if you will be attending and if you are choosing a meal. If a member wants to purchase a meal for their family members, they may do so. The club will subsidize for just the members meal.  

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.


Please click onto the link to sign up:


Please note, THIS IS A DIFFERENT MEETING ID AND PASSCODE, than the one that is used for our regular meetings.

Topic: Rotary Holiday Event

Time: Dec 18, 2020 06:30 PM Hawaii

Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 874 3219 7712

Passcode: 396985

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Meeting ID: 874 3219 7712

Passcode: 396985

Please contact Glen Suzuki cell phone (728-8409) or office number (539-9772) should you have any questions. 

Thank you!


UPDATES:  re WHR Announcements
Tree Planting
WHR has signed up for 2 dates. If you're interested, we are asking for 5 volunteers per date and time. You can use a lot of the same information in this (BELOW) e-newsletter (e.g., 5 per timeslot, holes already are dug, 10 trees per volunteer, etc.). 
December 12 OR January 23 from 10:30am-12:30pm.
Please click onto the link below, to sign up for (WHR "Tree Planting" -- 12/12/2020):
Please click onto the link below, to sign up for (WHR "Tree Planting" -- 1/23/2021):
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.