Club Stories
Aloha Fellow Rotarians,
     Happy May Day to you and hope you are wearing that special lei that binds us as a community and that wreath of love.  Speaking of love, I’d like to thank those who have donated to the Disaster Fund through our District website; and if you haven’t made your donation, please kokua your neighbor on the island of Kauai.  They are still struggling with the aftermath of mud and debris caused by the heavy rain.  Show that aloha to those around you.
     Speaking about Aloha, in 17 days we will be celebrating all the accomplishments our clubs have completed throughout the year at the beautiful five-star Four Seasons Resort at Koʻolina.  And being that May is Youth Service Month, we are reaching out to Rotaractors and Interactors to attend Saturday’s plenary session for the cost of lunch at $65.00.  It’s surprising how many future leaders of tomorrow don’t know who we are nor what we do.  We want to close that gap in Hawaiʻi.  We’d love to see you consider sponsoring a student or your family member.  Your conference planning committee is working extremely hard to create an exciting conference for you!
     In closing, I would like to quote from RI President Ian Riseley’s remarks in The Rotarian magazine that’s worth repeating.  “Last June, your Rotary International Board of Directors voted to adopt a new vision statement, reflecting our identity and the single purpose that unites the diversity of our work.
 
Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create
lasting change across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.
     Wherever we live, whatever language we speak, whatever work our clubs are involved in, our vision is the same.  We all see a world that could be better and that we can help to make better.  We are here because Rotary give us the opportunity to build the world we want to see – to unite and take action through Rotary: Making a Difference.”
 
E Hana Kakou (Let’s work together)……. Navigating Together to Change Lives……
 
Nalani Flinn
District Governor 2017 - 2018
Hawaii Rotary District 5000
(808) 342-1565
The Rotary D5000 Foundation Disaster Relief Fund is accepting donations by credit card using the "Donate" button.  On a mobile device, scroll down to get to the Donate button. For checks, please make them payable to Rotary District 5000 Foundation and mailed to : Rotary D5000 Foundation, c/o 45-675 Luluku Road, Kaneohe HI  96744.  Questions?  Contact Mark Merriam at 808.381.5504 or mark.rotary@outlook.com
 
     The Rotary d5000 Foundation (a 501 (c)(3) organization) is now accepting donations by credit card on the DONATE link below or checks can be mailed directly to the Foundation at 45-675 Luluku Road, Kaneohe, Hawaii, 96744. Please put "Pahoa Relief Fund" on the memo line.
   
Rotary Fund for Pahoa Lava Relief 
 
Rotary is uniquely positioned to assist our friends and neighbors in Pahoa with not only immediate needs, but can take a longer view and address the far reaching consequences of this volcanic eruption. The lava intrusion isn't just about burning homes, there are many more problems that will need financial assistance in the future. Homes that didn't burn but are damaged by earthquakes. Homes that cannot be rebuilt because the land is under eight foot deep pahoehoe. Homes that cannot be occupied because access is blocked.
     The disruption of the economic base of Pahoa, toxic fumes to nearby "unaffected" neighborhoods with toxic gas and the larger question of where a sizeable population can be relocated are just a few of the "down the road" consequences of this lava intrusion.
Please continue  to help the Pahoa area with a donation to the Rotary Fund for Pahoa Lava Relief. This fund will be administered by the Rotary Club of Pahoa Sunset... the very people who know just what is needed because they are right there... on the ground.
 
Questions? Contact Mark Merriam, 808.381.5504. 
Pahoa Volcano Relief Fund
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 introduce 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.  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 www.rotaryd5000.org. You will be glad you did!
 
  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.
 
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Goal of 1900 members. As of 03/31/18, 1762 members or 92% of goal.
 
 
 
 
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