At Rotary, we have no tolerance for racism. Promoting respect, celebrating diversity, demanding ethical leadership, and working tirelessly to advance peace are central tenets of our work.

We have more work to do to create more just, open and welcoming communities for all people.We know there are no easy fixes and that challenging conversations and work lie before all of us. Rotary’s strength has long been our ability and commitment to bringing people together. We will tap into that strength now as we stand with those who are working for peace and justice. 

Rotary will do our part to listen, learn and take action to ensure that we continue to contribute to making positive change.

District Calendar
August 2020
Eco Tip of the Month
Bikes Save the World! 
Okay, maybe that’s a stretch, but bikes are pretty cool machines.  They are a simple mode of transportation, powered by human-produced energy, that contribute quite well to human health and the health of our planet. A 2015 study by the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy concluded that an increase of about 20% in cycling worldwide could “cut carbon dioxide emissions from urban passenger transport by nearly 11 percent in 2050”. Transportation accounts for nearly 30% of greenhouse gas emissions (EPA).  
There are also less obvious climate benefits.  Consider that nearly half of Honolulu’s public land is used for streets. Imagine the human and earth health benefits we would enjoy if just a few of these of streets were reconfigured for biking, parks, gardens and trees.
This TIP was facilitated by Lori McCarney, Executive Director of the Hawaii Bicycling League and Member of EcoRotary Club of Kaka’ako.
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Inspiring Peace Through Service—Our Stories
Rotarians are PEOPLE OF ACTION! Many clubs are jumping into action to help their families, friends and beneficiaries.
*Kauai, Maui Oahu- Rotary Caremongers buddying up to help a club member or neighbor who is higher risk due to age, lowered immune system, self-isolating and need help getting groceries, supplies or other errands and delivering them to a garage or doorstep after carefully wiping down items.  
Oahu: our Community Desperately Needs Blood Donors! Please call the Blood Bank of Hawaii at (808) 848-4770 with questions and to schedule an appointment in April or May.  You can also make an appointment online, at when you select “find a blood drive”. Appointments are available at locations in Honolulu, Kailua, Kaneohe, Waikele and Kapolei.   Please indicate you are donating on behalf of Group Code 3010 - Eco Rotary  so we can track and report on our progress
Lots of need out there.  Be safe and proud that we are Rotarians! Please add your story on what your club is doing during this time of need.  Log in to the website and click the Comment button right under the Article title and add your comment.
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Thursday, 8/6, from 6:30 - 7:30 pm. RC of Honolulu Sunset, Speaker
D5000 Rotary webinar recordings are available for your viewinglive or recorded.  You can also find ton of webinars in the Learning Center at
Upcoming Webinars: (Log in for the ID# and passwords, click the bubble Comment icon under the title of this article)
8/15, Sat 9amSecretary TrainingMeeting ID: 836 9593 1504, PW 7660269
8/19, Wed 5pmEnvironment D5000 Focus groupInterested Rotarians
8/24, Mon 7pmInternational Service  Murray Visser, Mark HarbisonInternational Service Chairs, Presidents
8/31, Mon 7pmVocational Service. Bob Peterson, Robert JacksonVocational Service Chairs, Presidents
9/4, Fri, 5:30pm3 R's Rebalance and Refresh with RotaryAll Rotarians
9/5, Sat 9amWelcome to RotaryNon and new Rotarians
9/7, Mon 7pmPres and District Trainer Benson MedinaPresidents, AG s
9/12, Sat 9amSocial Media 101 Ted FaigleInterested Rotarians, Public Image Chairs
9/12, Sat, 10-11:30amRotary 101Non and new Rotarians
9/18, Sat 9amSocial Media 201 Ted FaiglePublic Image, Social Media Chairs, Presidents
9/19, Sat 10-11:30Membership Chairs w/ BreakoutsMembership Chair and committee, President
9/26 Sat 10-11:30Foundation Basics 101 - Big picture The WhyNon and new Rotarians
10/3, Sat 9amWelcome to RotaryNon and new Rotarians
10/3, Sat 10-11:30Foundation 201 Foundation Chairs and interest Rotarian
10/5, Mon 7pmPres and District Trainer Benson MedinaPresidents, AG s
10/10, Sat 10-11:30PolioPlusAll Rotarians
10/17, Sat 10-11:30Grant Qualification and ManagementPE, Foundation Chair, Person involved
11/2, Mon 7pmPres and District Trainer Benson MedinaPresidents, AG s
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