EVANSTON, Ill. (Aug. 17, 2018) — Preventing conflicts from escalating into violent crises is 60 times more cost effective than intervening after violence erupts, according to the Carnegie Corporation of New York. A recent partnership between the membership service organization Rotary and Mediators Beyond Borders International (MBBI) aims to bring community-based solutions to prevent conflict in more communities.  

MBBI – an impact organization founded on the principle of people-centered peacebuilding – has been working with Rotary since 2013 to advance the common goals for peace. This new partnership will enable Rotary members to train with MBBI to sharpen their mediation, dialogue, and other conflict transformation skills. Rotary’s 1.2 million members, located in over 200 countries and regions, will help MBBI expand its network of trained mediators – potentially transforming conflict in communities not previously reached.  MBBI’s members are at the center of a movement for global peacebuilding through advocacy, capacity building and consultations.

Rotary members take action to address underlying causes of conflict by providing access to clean water and sanitation, supporting education, preventing and treating disease, saving mothers and children and growing local economies. More than $221 million has been awarded over the past several years through The Rotary Foundation to support these programs. MBBI joins a list of Rotary service partners including AshokaHabitat for Humanity the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness and Peace Corps.

 

 

 

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Rotary's theme for this month is Basic Education and Literacy.  Did you know that more than 775 million people in the world over the age of 15 are illiterate. That’s 17 percent of the world’s adult population. One in 6 adults in Hawaii cannot read or write even at a basic level . "There are over 150,000 people in Hawaii right now who are not reading and writing at the level considered literate. They're making a living, or raising children but that would be easier if they improved their reading and writing skills," said Suzanne Skjold, the Executive Director of Hawaii Literacy.

Rotary's goal is to strengthen the capacity of communities to support basic education and literacy, reduce gender disparity in education, and increase adult literacy. We support education for all children and literacy for children and adults.

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Picture from our Sept 7th meeting with Hannah Shipman, a Maui gal speaking on 100% Clean Energy on behalf of Blue Planet Foundation.  Who is that guy in the middle that looks like the spot light is on him?
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Volunteers needed for the CHILDREN AND YOUTH DAY Event. It's on Sunday, October 7th, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, at the State Capitol, Kalanimoku Building, Frank F. Fasi Civic Center, Hawaii State Art Museum, ʻIolani Palace, Kamehameha V Building (Supreme Court Building), Punchbowl Street, and Department of Health Mauka Parking Lot. www.HawaiiCYD.org

Hawaii's 25th Annual Children and Youth Month kick-off event, Children and Youth Day, honors and celebrates our children and youth in Hawaii. Over 200 interactive, educational, fun activities for infants, toddlers, children, youth and the entire family. Free parking at neighboring State and City parking lots, Central Middle School, and Central Pacific Bank at the corner of King and Alakea Streets.  Sponsored by HONOLULU Family, Kama‘aina Kids, McDonald's Restaurants of Hawaii, ‘Olelo Community Media, Pacific American Foundation, The Friends of ‘Iolani Palace, Tihati, KFVE, and Upspring.

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Local-born and raised LORRAINE MINATOISHI, PH.D., AIA, LEED AP, is the president of Minatoishi Architects, an award-winning architecture firm specializing in historic preservation. Dr. Minatoishi produced an award-winning documentary entitled Aloha Buddha, which covered the history of Japanese immigration, religion and architecture in the Hawaiian Islands.

Business Architecture Firm Minatoishi Architects, Inc. is an award-winning architectural firm, with Secretary of Interiors (SOI) qualified Preservation Architects. We specialize in historic architecture and historic preservation. As dedicated preservationists, we are proud to integrate elements of Hawaii’s diverse history in our design. We work with private homeowners, commercial owners, and state and federal government agencies as preservation experts. Our primary work is building renovation and restoration. We also provide technical assistance by inventorying and assessing buildings at the front end of project design.

OUR MISSION is to work with the highest level of integrity, paying critical attention to detail, and creating works of the highest quality. We value spending significant time on historical and material research to fully and accurately analyze the architectural and cultural resource. We dedicate ourselves to projects that improve the environment of Hawaii and aim to share our findings and historical research with professional colleagues. We advocate for cultural heritage preservation, study, interpretation, and education. Treating our employees, clients, colleagues and our fellow citizens with Aloha is of the utmost importance in order to contribute to our clients’ success.  We Specialize In Historic Preservation, Historic Nominations, Permit Processing, Modern Architecture, Renovations, Historic Tax Credits, Master Planning,Japanese Traditional Architecture.

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The Chinese New Year dinner social on Feb 17 had a fantastic turn out.  Total of 46 people attended, along with the signature 7 course dishes with complimentary wine, and have door prizes which were donated by Terry Lo and Elvira Lo, Edward Ane donated 2 home make rice cake for dessert as well.  Mahalo to all WHR participants.
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     Jeff Wilson is associate professor of religious studies and East Asian studies for Renison University College, at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada . He has written several books and numerous articles about the interaction of Buddhism and various aspects of North American culture, and published pioneering research in the history of same-sex wedding ceremonies. Jeff teaches courses on religion in North America, East Asian religion, and theory and method in religious studies at the University of Waterloo. He is active in the American Academy of Religion, and does media appearances and radio interviews to provide an informed perspective on issues of religion in contemporary society. He is the current Numata Scholar at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and was the 2016 BSC Summer Session speaker.
     Professor Wilson’s book, Mindful America, The Mutual Transformation of Buddhist Meditation and American Culture (2014) is the first comprehensive exploration of the practice of mindfulness in America. It outlines how Buddhism influences and is appropriated and adapted by non-Buddhist cultures in the United States and elsewhere.
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Dear Fellow Rotarians,
 
It’s that time of the year again!
 
On April 28, 2018, Texaco is hosting this year’s DOE Honolulu District Elementary Speech Festival again. This will be the 30th anniversary for the speech festival.  Many of you remember last year’s festival and how much fun it was. Well now all of you will have the opportunity to show your support for our Keiki by coming out to watch them perform. There will be 480 student participants in grades 3-5. The students will participate in one of five categories:  choral reading, group interpretation, interpretive reading, poetry and storytelling. The program is seeking the help of 120 volunteer judges who will help to judge and critique the students’ performance. This event is designed to help encourage students to develop public speaking skills and to gain self-confidence.
 
Registration starts at 7 a.m. and breakfast will be provided. Briefing for the judges will be conducted at 7:30 a.m.
 
If you would like to participate in this year’s speech festival, please be sure to sign up by clicking on the doodle link and by adding your name to the roster.  If you have any questions about this event, please do not hesitate to contact me.
 
 

Richard A. Ing (rai@ollon.com)

Community Service Chair

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We will be having our Chinese New Year dinner social at Maple Garden on Feb 17, Saturday evening, come early to enjoy networking with your fellow Rotarians at 5:30pm, dinner will start at 6 pm, bring your friends and family to celebrate the Year of the Dog.
 
The cost is $22 per person, 7 course Chinese cuisine specially created for our club, to name a few of the favorite dishes:  Smoke Tea Duck, Walnut Prawns, Spareribs in Honey BBQ sauce.  And each table will have a complimentary bottle of WINE, seats are limited, first come first serve...

 

To sign up please click:  https://doodle.com/poll/2zsn3sdyki2dxfht

 

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