Club Stories
     A Disaster Relief Fund has been set up with the Rotary District 5000 Foundation to accept donations.  The Kauai island Presidents will work together on identifying where and in what amounts these relief funds can be best applied.  Please alert family, friends and others that their donations will be used wisely and is greatly appreciated.   Mahalo to everyone for your support in this critical step in our rebuilding the communities that Rotary serves. That's what Rotarians do to make a difference.
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The District Conference will be held at the Four Seasons Resort at Ko Olina, May 18-20.  Besides the inspiring speakers and the House of Friendship, there is a golf tournament,, tennis tournament, a zipline activity, a Walk to End Polio, a "Primping for PolioPlus" popup spa on Sunday 1:30-3:30pm . Register for the conference today -->  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
To go to the District conference site page for all the information and forms ---> CLICK HERE
Aloha Fellow Rotarians,
I want to start this month’s message by introducing one of my speakers at the District Conference.  His name is Mitty Chang. A Professional Motivational and Inspirational Speaker Specializing in How to Attract Millennials into Organizations. Mitty has delivered speeches to audiences in Canada, Thailand, Portugal, Brazil, Australia, and throughout the USA. He is one of the most sought after young speakers in the Rotary world.  He is the Creative Director of Candeavor, a digital marketing & web design agency based in the Silicon Valley.  According to Mitty,  “I started my entrepreneurial roots when I built my first website in 1998.  I was in the fourth grade at that time. By the time I was 13 years of age, I had already begun my freelance web design career. In my early high school years, I began my first part-time business--opening a web hosting business, which continues to run today. Over the past 16 years, I have designed powerful websites for a wide array of clientele.”  Mitty Chang will be speaking at our District Conference on Saturday morning May 19th and loves talking to Rotarians, especially young millennials.  Sign up for the District Conference on You will be glad you did!
Rotary Club of Ewa Beach is on its way!  I signed the charter request form and as they say, “it’s in the mail” We will be inducting 20 new Rotarians and we wonʻt stop there.  Please welcome the newest club into our Ohana by having your club donate $1.00/member.  Donations may be forwarded to my Chief of Staff, Yolette Nishimoto ( You will all be invited to the Charter party as soon as the date is set.
Celebrating Women in Rotary
Last month I had the privilege of spending time on the different islands attending “High Tea” with fellow Rotarians.  Surrounded by laughter, men and women looking so British with their cute hats sipping tea and enjoying their scones with lemon curd.  As one gentlemen said to me, “Hey, Nalani.  I had to go so many times to make a whole sandwich.”  When I asked him why he didn’t just grab 4 pieces, he said “the lady in front of me just grabbed one, so I only grabbed one.   These gatherings are a very positive experience that certainly need to be repeated. 
Saving Mothers and Children.   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 provides education, immunizations, birth kits, and mobile health clinics. Women are taught how to prevent mother-to-infant HIV transmission, how to breast-feed, and how to protect themselves and their children from disease. You have the power to make the difference for children and mother’s worldwide and that is just what you are doing with your Foundtion giving..  Thank you for that effort. 
D5000 RIF Alumni Pau Hana.  RIF Alumni Chair Steve Dyer of the RC of Pearl Harbor held our first Paul Hana Alumni gathering on March 14th at the Pagoda Restaurant on Oahu.  Attendees included: a fellow Group Study Exchange (GSE) Leader and team members, former exchange student, Ambassadorial recipients and District leaders.  This was a wonderful reunion of Foundation alumni and a great group of current and prospective Rotarians.  I am looking forward to the next gathering and encourage you to join us if you are an alumnus and invite others you may know.  Please contact Stephen.dyer@hawadvocate.comto update the list.
  Everyone has heard the old Chinese proverb “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” Rotary Districts 5000 and 2241 with the support of The Rotary Foundation, are taking that phrase to a whole new level by working to change the way complex cranio-facial pediatric medical procedures are being handled in Romania.
  The change began when Dr. Daniel Murariu, now a plastic surgeon in Pittsburgh, PA, was doing his general surgery residency at the University of Hawai’i in Honolulu. He approached his local Club, RC Honolulu Sunset, with the idea that together they could make a transformative and sustaining difference in the lives of children in need throughout Eastern Europe.
  Dr. Murariu had been performing medical missions in Romania for years. He was inspired to help children who were suffering from the worst congenital cranio-facial deformities.
   “We would go to villages and have a team from the U.S. and one from Romania. Together we would work to provide specialty consultations to patients who couldn’t afford to go to the city,” said Dr. Murariu. “Over the years I met local plastic surgeons like Dr. Dragos Pieptu. We had several discussions about what the needs were in plastic surgery with the main one being pediatric cranio-facial malformations. These cases were not being treated to the same high standards as they would in the U.S."
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2017-2018 D5000 International Service
D5000 Chair: Nancy Pace,
International Service fulfills Rotary’s mission of “advancing international understanding, goodwill and peace” throughout the world through the delivery of projects and programs in one of six focus areas:
0 Basic education and literacy
o Economic and community development
o Peace and conflict prevention/resolution
o Disease prevention and treatment
o Water and sanitation
Listed below are ways in which District 5000 Clubs and individuals may fulfill their International Service commitment along with individual resource guides for the 2017-18 Rotary year:
Hands on International projects
Participation in a Polio Plus National Immunization Day
Sister Club activities and visits
-Resource for all of the above: Nancy Pace,
-Club participation in Global Grants: Resource: Mark Harbison,
-Youth Exchange Programs: Resource: Joanne Laird:
-Rotary Action Groups:
-Rotary Fellowships:
-Donation to Rotary International Polio eradication efforts:
-Project Fairs:
-Attend the Rotary International Convention, June 23-27, Toronto, Canada
NOTE: Please submit any international service project(s) or grant(s) that your club is involved in this year so that we may post them on this website as a resource for other clubs. Send to: Nancy Pace,
Upcoming Events
April 2018
2017-2018 Membership Goal Progress
Goal of 1900 members. As of 03/31/18, 1762 members or 92% of goal.
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