Mahalo Immediate Past District Governor for your year of service to Hawai'i Rotary District 5000. Read his end of year recap newsletter from June 30, 2023.
Date: June 30, 2023
Aloha Awesome D5000 Rotary Members,
As we close out the “Imagine Rotary” year, I want to thank all of you for your dedication and hard work.  We showed the world that "Together We Can" make an impact.   I am honored to serve as your District Governor and will cherish the memories that made this
year special. There are so many to thank: the District Leadership Team, the Club Officers, the District Conference team and Sponsors and all of you that make District 5000 special.
I thoroughly enjoyed our times together.  We can all be proud of what we have accomplished and I’d like to recap some of them for you.
We started the year with 1453 members and end the year with 1513.  This is the first time in 5 years that we have a positive increase in membership, we’ve turned the ship. We chartered two new satellite clubs and have more in the works.
Foundation: Mahalo Chair Del Green and Committee
This is probably the first time ever that we have all 53 clubs participating in TRF and Polio Plus giving
  • We achieved our goal of 100% club participation for the Annual Fund and exceeded our monetary goal for Annual Fund giving ($287,544 to date). Kudos to 100% EREY Clubs: Hawaii Kai, Hickam-Pearl Harbor, Honolulu Sunrise, Kapolei Sunset, Kihei-Wailea, Mililani Sunrise and West Kauai. Highest giving club Honolulu Sunset with $24,398
  • We achieved our goal of 100% club participation for the PolioPlus Fund and exceeded our monetary goal for PolioPlus giving ($79,675, to date). Kudos to Ala Moana for $8,204 in PolioPlus giving.
  • We achieved record Endowment Fund support this year ($524,461, to date), which is the highest we've achieved in recent memory
Service Projects:  Mahalo Chair Wally Wong
346 projects
4,245 volunteers
11,975 volunteer hours
$211,177 cash spent on projects
Rotary recently conducted a survey and estimated that the 47 million hours of volunteering by Rotary’s workforce was worth $850 million in value.
Significant Service Projects: Pahoa Paint the Town by the Rotary Club of Pahoa, Maui Health Fair by the Westside Maui clubs, Genki Hou by the East Hawaii clubs and Genki Ala Wai multi-club project, headed by Eco Club of Kakaako
District Grants: $122,814 Total, including club cash of $50,962.  102 grant applications processed for:
$ 23,391       Community Development
$8,768          Economic Development
$48,808        Education
$3,512          Environment
$ 4,580         Health
$30,711        Peace
$1,842          Water
$1,202          Beautification
Global grants - 8 Mahalo Chairs James Ham and Arjun Aryal
Nepal, Papua New Guines, Vietnam, Palau, Bhutan.  Exciting international service projects coming up in Papua New Guinea, Vietnam and Fiji
Rotaract – 4 clubs. Thank you Rotaract E-Club Ohana (RECO) for assisting in RYLA and the Youth Leadership Celebration!
Youth Service: Mahalo Chair Ryan Char
Interact clubs-32
New Interact Clubs: Kulanihakoi High School (sponsor-Kihei-Wailea), Le Pietra (Honolulu Sunset, Waikiki), Laupahoehoe Community Public Charter (Hilo), Mililani Middle (Mililani), Punahou (Honolulu)    
Youth Exchange:  Mahalo Chair Tom Gross
4 Outbound Students to Chile, Spain, France and Belgium
4 Inbound Students from Brazil, France, Italy and Norway.
Thank you to host clubs: Poipu Beach, North Hawaii, Lahaina Sunset and Upcountry Maui.
Hawaii Rotary Youth Foundation Partnership: $270,000 in scholarships awarded through 51 Rotary Clubs.
Training/Education: Mahalo District Trainer Benson Medina and DLA Dean Wendy Chang for the First Class Webinars and Training to raise our Rotary I.Q.
Mahalo to all of you who make District 5000 what is is and for all you did for our communities.  Best wishes to Mark and the incoming team!
Immediate Past District Governor, Randy Hart 2022-2023