December 2016: Disease Prevention and Treatment Month
 
As Rotarians, we do so many wonderful things each and every day.  One of the most remarkable things we have ever done, and continue to do, is the fight against the Polio virus.  December is a time for us to reflect on that work – and renew our commitment to End Polio Now.  With every gift, we are that much closer to eradicating this dreadful disease.
 
However, Rotary’s commitment to disease prevention and treatment is not just about the individuals we help.  It is about the families, the communities, and the overall human condition.  Did you know that more than 100 million people are pushed into poverty each year because of medical costs? We help prevent the spread of major diseases such as Polio, HIV/AIDS, and malaria.
 
While Rotary's top priority is the eradication of polio, our members take on far greater responsibilities to fight disease. They set up health camps and training facilities in undeveloped countries and communities struggling with HIV/AIDS and malaria.
 
They design and build the infrastructure for doctors, nurses, governments, and partners to reach the one in six people in the world who cannot afford to pay for health care.
 
Disease prevention and treatment takes on many forms, from supporting studies to helping immunize people to improving drinking water and the sanitation infrastructure. The world relies on Rotary to tackle these global challenges, and to set an example for others to follow.
 
READ NEWS ABOUT ROTARY'S EFFORTS TO FIGHT DISEASE
RESOURCES & REFERENCE
There is a lot Happening in D5000!
 
Here are some very important items and some clarification that I would like to make sure everyone is thinking about:
  1. The Council on Legislation ruling about MEETING FREQUENCY did not intend for our clubs to drop to 2x monthly meetings.  The amendment was made to provide meeting flexibility if you have another full-club activity planned during the same regular week.  IE:  A fundraiser, a full-club community service event, a social/mixer, a vocational tour, or another board of directors sanctioned non-business meeting.  If you do elect to cancel a meeting, please make sure that your website, Facebook page, and the D5000 website are updated to reflect your schedule.  Questions?  Feel free to call me directly.
  2. Priority #1 Membership Workshops were hugely popular! Rotarians from all around the state filled both sessions.  There has been a lot of interest in the materials and we'll make those available online as well as through the assemblies in the spring!
  3. D5000 Conference - Kaanapali Maui:  Don’t forget to register for the District Conference on May 19-21 at the Kaanapali Maui Sheraton: http://rotaryd5000.org/event/2017-district-conference--sheraton-maui-kaanapali/
  4. Foundation Dinner Registration is OPEN!  You will not want to miss this fun-filled evening of fun and friends.  For more information and to register, click here.
 
Keep up the great work on the Polio Champion Challenge - and make Membership our Priority #1!!  Let me know if I can be of service to you in any way!
 
 

D5000 Polio Champion Challenge Update:

2016-17 is a special year for all of us.  Not only are we celebrating the 100th Anniversary, but we are also working incredibly hard to finish the job of eradicating Polio!
 
I have more exciting news about the D5000 Polio Champion Challenge!  As of November 1st, we have had 363 District 5000 Rotarians commit to the Champion Challenge; a commitment of over $102,000!  WAY TO GO!
 
To date, we have 66 participants working toward Bronze level, 223 Bronze level donors, 42 Silver level Donors, and 32 Gold/Gold+ level donors! 
What an outstanding show of support as we raise the final funds necessary to eradicate Polio ONCE AND FOR ALL!  I am so proud of the Rotarians and Clubs that have stepped up to the challenge to “Make this year the LAST year.  Our D5000 giving is already 76% to our total goal of $135,000 to the Polio Plus Fund. 
 
Now, let me brag about some of our clubs!  We have 46 clubs “on the board” that have already started giving AND we already have 13 clubs that have exceeded their club goal of $2,650 – Well done!
 
The following are the clubs that have already made their 2016-17 Polio Goal of $2,650:
 
1
Honolulu Sunset
 $5,325
2
Waikiki
 $5,152
3
HNL Downtown
 $4,520
4
HNL Sunrise
 $4,450
5
Volcano
 $4,000
6
HNL Metro
 $3,980
7
South Hilo
 $3,850
8
Lahaina
 $3,450
9
West Pearl Harbor
 $3,298
10
Kona Sunrise
 $3,160
11
Kapolei Sunset
 $3,100
12
Waianea Coast
 $3,050
13
Honolulu
 $2,850
 
As of November 30th our club rankings are:
 
1
Honolulu Sunset
 $5,325
2
Waikiki
 $5,152
3
HNL Downtown
 $4,520
4
HNL Sunrise
 $4,450
5
Volcano
 $4,000
6
HNL Metro
 $3,980
7
South Hilo
 $3,850
8
Lahaina
 $3,450
9
West Pearl Harbor
 $3,298
10
Kona Sunrise
 $3,160
11
Kapolei Sunset
 $3,100
12
Waianea Coast
 $3,050
13
Honolulu
 $2,850
14
Hilo
 $2,480
15
Kapolei
 $2,440
16
Ala Moana
 $2,250
17
Kona Mauka
 $2,230
18
Lahaina Sunset
 $2,100
19
Mililani Sunrise
 $1,827
20
Kihei Wailea
 $1,710
21
Wailuku
 $1,600
22
Hilo Bay
 $1,535
23
Kahala Sunrise
 $1,415
24
Windward Oahu
 $1,396
25
West Honolulu
 $1,363
26
Kona
 $1,254
27
Lahaina Sunrise
 $1,225
28
Pearlridge
 $1,200
29
E-Club of Hawaii
 $1,200
30
Kauai
 $1,100
31
Maui
 $1,032
32
East Honolulu
 $1,000
33
Kahului
 $1,000
34
Pearl Harbor
 $683
35
Hawaii Kai
 $670
36
Upcountry Maui
 $600
37
North Hawaii
 $600
38
Pau Hana
 $550
39
Wahiawa-Waialua
 $450
40
Hanalei Bay
 $400
41
Kaneohe
 $400
42
Windward Oahu Sunrise
 $400
43
Pahoa Sunset
 $372
44
Valley Isle Sunset
 $340
45
Diamond Head
 $111
46
Lanai
 $100
 
We have 4 clubs that haven’t gotten on the board yet – But it’s not too late!
 
Kapaa
Poipu Beach
WE Rotary E-Club of D5000
West Kauai
 
 
To find out more about the Polio Champion Challenge, go to http://www.d5000champion.org OR to donate, go to http://www.endpolio.org/donate.
 
We are off to a great start in 2016/17.  Let’s make this year a record breaker in every way.  I look forward with you to a year of great accomplishments and of Rotary Serving Humanity.
 
 
Yours in service,
 
Clint Schroeder
District Governor 2016-17
D5000 Hawaii
 
Club Stories
The Rotary Clubs of Honolulu and Lanai joined together this past weekend to help renovate and rehabilitate a house to turn it into the first Women's Shelter in Lanai! The clubs partnered with Women Helping Women Maui and the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation to identify and complete the project.  See the video and photos inside!
 
 
The Rotary Foundation's assets have grown to approximately $1 billion, and more than $3 billion have been spent on various social and community welfare projects across the world. This year marks the centennial of The Rotary Foundation.

The Rotary Foundation, the charitable arm of Rotary – a global network of volunteers committed to improving lives and communities around the world – has been named the 2016 Outstanding Foundation by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).

From its first contribution of $26.50 almost a century ago, The Rotary Foundation’s assets have grown to approximately $1 billion, and more than $3 billion have been spent on projects that promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water, support education, save mothers and children, and grow local economies.

Rotary does so many wonderful and various things all over the world for the betterment of mankind.  During the month of October, we like to spotlight the work that Rotary is doing to change the communities that we serve.

 

Aloha Rotarians,

August is Membership & Extension Month!  One of the most exciting things that we do in Rotary is to share our organization, our passion and our commitment with like-minded individuals by inviting them to help us change the world.  Since July 1, we have welcomed almost 20 new members across the District!  Keep up the GREAT work!

Rotarian Thomas Hall attended the D5000 District Assembly on April 23, 2016, at Momilani Elementary school along with several other members of Waikiki Rotary. This was Thomas' first district assembly, and he eagerly participated in all sessions and to hear what all the presenters shared. He was interested to hear from the Hawaii Literacy Foundation and thought to himself, "How can I and the RC of Waikiki Help?" Thomas met with the Executive Director Suzanne Skjold, and this project was born.  Ms. Skjold requested some re-fit projects to their 6-year-old Bookmobile, including Solar Powered Electric Fans and shelving repairs. Thomas heard the calling, and just happens to be a Solar Power Expert! Thomas met with his club's board and asked for funding to do this project, parts at cost and no labor cost. Thomas received overwhelming approval.

 
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