PolioPlus: For more than 30 years, Rotary and our partners have driven the effort to eradicate polio worldwide. Our PolioPlus program was the first initiative to tackle global polio eradication by vaccinating children on a massive scale. As a core partner in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, Rotary focuses on advocacy, fundraising, volunteer recruitment, and awareness-building. Rotary members have contributed $1.9 billion and countless volunteer hours to protect more than 2.5 billion children in 122 countries from this paralyzing disease. Rotary’s advocacy efforts have played a role in decisions by governments to contribute more than $8 billion to the effort.
 
Polio Today: With our partners, we have reduced polio cases by 99.9 percent, from 350,000 cases in 125 countries in 1988 to just 33 cases caused by the wild virus in 2018. Only two countries continue to report cases of wild poliovirus: Afghanistan and Pakistan. The infrastructure we helped build to end polio is also being used to treat and prevent other diseases and create lasting impact in other areas of public health.
 
In November, Rotarians around the world celebrate the great work of The Rotary Foundation. Foundation Month is a great time to highlight projects that your club is doing with The Rotary Foundation, or, to educate members on how the Foundation works.

Celebrate and showcase the different ways Rotarians are doing good in the world this November. As always, thank you for all that you do for Rotary and for your support of our Foundation.
Hanalei President Monica Oszust reports they made close to $2,000 for PolioPlus by hitting the little ball in the hole.  Fun was had by all!
The Rotary International Convention is coming to Hawaii and we need your help.  Please consider making a donation to the Host Organization Committee! Funds are need for the website, the promotional materials, supplies, and much more.  Go to the site page to see Sponsorship benefits. 
 
District Calendar
 
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Great Speakers
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Nicole Chatterson
Zero Waste Oahu
 
Inspiring Peace Through Service—Our Stories

“The first emphasis is to grow Rotary — to grow our service, to grow the impact of our projects, but most importantly, to grow our membership so that we can achieve more,” RI President Mark Maloney said.  He believes that connection is at the heart of the Rotary experience.

How do you grow Rotary?

Create a list of all the great things about your club,  Keep a list of potential members,  Know your club’s strengths

Make membership growth your club’s top priority,  Look to young Rotarians for fresh perspectives

Appeal to local volunteers,  Talk about Rotary wherever you go,  Realize there is no finish line, Get them in the door

 

Celebrate when you get a new member. Be persistent,  Be vibrant,  Embrace diversity

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A series of D5000 Rotary webinars is available for your viewing, either live or recorded.  You can also find ton of webinars in the Learning Center at rotary.org:  https://learn.rotary.org/members/learn/catalog
Here is the schedule of sessions, all are on Mondays, 3:00-4:00pm, unless specified:
2019 Tentative Dates (subject to change):
 
Nov 7 - Foundation Info for Foundation Month
Register in advance for this meeting:
 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
 
Nov 11-None
Nov 18 - Membership Survey Tool
Nov 25 - 2020 POC Convention Promotion
 
Webinars are offered via Zoom and Registration is required.  If you missed it or want a review, the links to the recordings are on the site page link in the right margin,  under Quick Links. 
Maui News Front Page Story: (We added the "Saves Lives" part)
 
 

D5000 Conference

June 6, 2020
Hilton Hawaiian Village

District Conference

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Far West PETS Training Seminar:

Far West PETS

Information on Rotary Zones 26 & 27:

Zones 26 & 27 

Information on Rotary International:

Rotary.org

Information on the 2020 Rotary International Convention:

RI Convention