Aloha Fellow Rotarians,
This past week I had the privilege of traveling with Senior Annual Giving Officer Steven Solomon and Regional Major Gift Officer Beth Garrow to Hilo, Kona, Maui & Kauai. The reception on our neighbor islands was amazing.  They couldn’t help repeating over and over how generous, welcoming you all were.  I told them, “that’s the Aloha Spirit.”  As an Ambassadorial Scholar, Steven thanked the Rotarians for a life changing experience traveling the world and meeting influential people –all made possible by their Annual Giving. We ended the week with the Oahu Foundation Dinner at the Jade Dynasty Restaurant and the food was excellent!!   Thank you, Rotarian Wes Fong,  AG Mary Ann Berry & PDG Phil Sammer and their “committee” for planning a fun filled evening.  Everyone had a great time. The evening came to a close with  Beth Garrowʻs presentation of D5000’s Fundraising Analysis:
Total giving in Annual Fund, Polio Plus, Endowment and terms gifts and funds for approved grants, $306,060.00; PHF: 210, Benefactor 3, Bequest Society: 1, Major Donor: 12, and Major Gifts: 2.
Congratulations on a great job.   Let’s keep it going…
I also wish to thank my Assistant Governors for doing an awesome job in setting up the island wide Foundation Seminars and receptions; club members opening their homes and giving us a tour of their island. Our two guests from RI kept saying how impressed they were and wished to extend their gratitude
Finally, I would like to leave you with a couple of reminders.  Rotary will be celebrating its 113th birthday on Friday, February 23, 2018 and I encourage every club to make it special by having a social event with family and friends; highlighting all your accomplishments you’ve done; and showing your appreciation to each other for their giving of time, resources and talent.  
On, March 10, 2018, we will be celebrating Women in Rotary 30th Anniversary with High Tea at the Kapiolani Community College from 1 – 3pm.  It’s open to everyone at $45.  Come and honor the first woman inducted into your club.  Registration is on-line at the District website. Come and join us. 
Our Centennial Park that the Rotary Club of Honolulu is working on still needs our financial support.  Any assistance you can do in spreading the word out for this wonderful project would benefit all to enjoy.  And donʻt forget to register for the 2018 District 5000 Conference
Navigating Together To Change Lives
May 18-20, 2018
Four Seasons Resort at Ko Olina
E hana kakou (Let’s work together)
District 5000 Governor 2017 - 2018