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
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