June 2017:  Fellowships Month!
The month of June is considered as Rotary Fellowship Month in the Rotary calendar. There is a misconception among Rotarians on what aspect of the RI programs is being celebrated for this month of June. Let us clarify the issue. When we talk about "Rotary Fellowships," we refer to the groups of Rotarians, Rotarian spouses, and Rotaractors who join to:
  • Share a common interest in worthwhile recreational activities (sports, hobbies, etc.);
  • Further their vocational development through acquaintance with others of the same profession;
  • Make new friends around the world;
  • Explore new opportunities for service; and
  • Have fun and enhance their experience in Rotary.
Examples of Rotary Fellowships include Rotarians on the Internet (ROTI), International Fellowship of Rotarians of Amateur Radio (ROAR), International Computer Users Fellowship of Rotarians (ICUFR), International Fellowship of Rotary Convention Goers, International Golfing Fellowship of Rotarians, International Fellowship of Rotarians Musicians, Rotary Global History Fellowship, etc. 
The field is so varied, which includes marathon running, scuba diving, flying, bird watching, chess, doll lovers, environment, gourmets, lawyers, magic, nurses, police and law enforcement professionals, recreational vehicles, singles, stockbrokers, venture capitalists, wine, and yoga. 
Each Rotary Fellowship operates independently of Rotary International, with its own rules, dues requirements and administrative structure. Membership is open to Rotarians, spouses of Rotarians and Rotaractors. It must be international in nature with active members in at least three (3) countries. Each fellowship elects at least three (3) officers to oversee the group's administration. The Rotary Fellowships are expected to facilitate communication among their members and maintain regular communication with RI. 
What are the benefits for Rotarians in joining the Rotary Fellowships? Fellowship provides opportunities for Rotarians to make lasting friendships outside their own Club, District or country. Fellowships contribute to the advancement of world understanding and peace. Also, Fellowships serve as an incentive for attracting new members to Rotary and retaining our existing members. Indeed, Rotary Fellowship, together with the Rotarian Action Groups, serve as an effective tool in promoting membership development and should be actively promoted in our Districts.
Go to www.rotary.org today to learn more!
2016-17 Year in Review:
It has been my honor and privilege to serve beside you this year.  Thank you for your support and hard work.   
Thank you for ALL that you do.  What a fantastic year of Rotary Serving Humanity!
Yours in service,
Clint Schroeder
District Governor 2016-17
D5000 Hawaii
A Heartfelt Mahalo!
Our District 5000 Conference was a huge success!  Thank you to all that attended this first-class event – what an amazing weekend.  Have you seen the pictures?  
More photos can be found at: www.facebook.com/RotaryDGClint
Many thanks to an amazing team of Conference Planners:
Larry & Joanne Laird
2017 Conference Co-Chairs
Alexis Dascoulias
Family Events Chair
Ayman El-Dakhakhni
Transportation Co-Chair
Beth Hoban
Awards Chair
David Livingston
Photography Chair
Donna Hiranaka
VIP Co-Chair
Gloria King
Conference Secretary
Hilo Alan Kusunoki
VIP Co-Chair
Hugh Chare
Transportation Co-Chair
Jason Kama
Marketing & PR Chair
Kathleen Rhoads Merriam
House of Friendship Chair
Katie Mettler
Foundation Dinner Chair
Laine Kohama
Principal Sergeant-At-Arms
Lance Rae President
Script & Stage Chair
Laura Steelquist
Schedule & Program Chair
Liz May
Silent Auction Chair
Lori Williams
Education Chair
Mark A. Harbison
Sister Club Outreach
Nalani Edith Flinn
District Governor-Elect
Naomi K. Masuno
Logistics Chair
Richard Ma
Audio Visual Chair
Richard Olsen
Hospitality Chair
Roy E. King
Finance Chair
Roz Cooper
VIP & PDG Coordinator
Sandy Matsui-Cabanilla
Sonya Mendez
Sponsorship Chair
Wendy Hornack
Yolette Nishimoto
Registration Chair
Club Stories
May 2017:  Youth Services Month
District 5000 has a long tradition of outstanding service in youth services with great support and forward thinking from District leaders, and the news was welcomed with excitement and enthusiasm by District 5000 Rotarians.
April 2017:  Child and Maternal Health
Rotary makes high-quality health care available to vulnerable mothers and children so they can live longer and grow stronger.
We expand access to quality care, so mothers and children everywhere can have the same opportunities for a healthy future. An estimated 5.9 million children under the age of five die each year because of malnutrition, inadequate health care, and poor sanitation — all of which can be prevented.

Rotary Club of Honolulu Sunset’s new Rotary Community Corps

It’s official!  The Rotary Club of Honolulu Sunset has just chartered their first Rotary Community Corps, The Hawaii Men's Shed Association.  You may wonder, “What IS a Rotary Community Corps?” 
A Rotary Community Corps (RCC) is a team of nonRotarian men and women who are committed to their community’s long-term development and self sufficiency.  An RCC is sponsored by a Rotary club and is one of Rotary’s partners in service.  The main principle of the RCC program is to enable its members to personally address and solve problems of concern within their community.  They carry out creative and sustainable solutions to address community issues. 
Clean water and sanitation is a human right. When people, especially children, have access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene, they lead healthier and more prosperous lives.
Rotarians don’t just build wells and walk away. Rotary members integrate water, sanitation, and hygiene into education projects. When children learn about disease transmission and practice good health, they miss less school. And they can take those lessons home to their families, expanding our impact.
Each year, Hawaii Rotarians gift a paperback dictionary to every third grader in the Hawaiian Islands as part of the organization’s effort to increase childhood literacy. As part of the gifting process, Rotarians, teachers, and keiki sit together, going on a journey of discovery as they explore their dictionaries. Besides basic word information, these books are packed with 150 extra pages of enlightening information on our country, our world, and our universe. 
Upcoming Events
June 2017
RI Convention

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