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Welcome to District 5000 Hawaii
May is the month we look forward to celebrating the joys and accomplishments of our Rotary year so far – the amazing projects that clubs have accomplished in our local community and in our international community. We celebrate the new friends we have made in the form of new members. We celebrate our Foundation giving – knowing that every dollar will go towards improving the lives of men, women, and especially children in Kakaako, Waianae, Palolo, Chinatown, Pahoa, Waimea, Cambodia, Thailand, Nepal, South Africa….. the reach of Rotary is limitless.
One way we celebrate is through our District Conference. I once had a friend tell me that he finally understood what Rotary was all about after he attended his first District Conference. It’s a chance for Rotarians and guests to mix and mingle and share ideas and share food and - yes, TALK STORY!
Our Conference this year is May 22 – 24th at the beautiful Hilton Waikoloa Village Resort on the Kona Coast. We have an incredible room night rate ($139) which the hotel has told us will be honored until the hotel is sold out! What great partners we have in the Hilton Waikoloa Resort hotel management!
We also have some first-class speakers – PDG Sylvia Whitlock – the FIRST woman in Rotary – and the reason the rest of us are allowed to be here. We have Kaimana Barcarse of the Hokulea to share his experiences, John Keawe and Danny Akaka and Nathan Grace and Kimo Hoopina to entertain and educate us, and Past RI President Rick King to inspire us! Our RI President’s Representative is PDG Harry Fields from Chatanooga, Tennessee – and I know he will share stories that will truly make us glad we came.
So come join us on the Kona Coast! Register now online – get your meals – sign up for golf – get ready for Kona vs Kau coffee tastings! Let’s have fun – let’s get energized! Let’s
Light up Rotary!