As we wind the year and embark on new opportunities, we want to thank District Governor Eric and the leadership team for its hard work.  Please join us for a toast to Eric and welcome in the new leadership on July 1 at 5pm.  Zoom meeting ID # 928 7907 3584, PW 245245.  Please read more for the upcoming, exciting Zooms!
RI Convention Breakout Sessions through August
Inspiring breakout sessions will continue into July, but you need to register. Check back regularly for updates. Links to any available recordings will be posted on an ongoing basis through the month of August. Session resources will be uploaded to the Convention Breakouts learning topic on the Learning Center  
3R's Series: Rebalance & Refresh with Rotary!
Hope you are well and ready for a new First Friday series! On July 3rd, we kick off this mental health wellness fun, creative and healthy, 30-40 minutes series at 5:30pm (log in at 5:15pm for the pre-show tidbits and socializing with Rotarians across the State).  Dr. Bridget Bongaard (RC of Maui) will start us off, followed by tips on planting plants by Carole Reynolds (RC of Hickam Pearl-Harbor), Tai Chi movements by Dr. Randy Wong and then relaxation techniques by Dr. Lynn Goya (RC of Mililani). Here's the Zoom code and bios below:
Meeting ID 873 6469 3996, PW 308639
Dr. Bridget Bongaard is an Internal Medicine physician, Fellow of the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine, and is the Medical Director of the Maui Cancer Wellness Retreats, an educational integrative oncology program for all patients with cancer for symptom relief and to improve their wellbeing and outcomes. She also is the President Elect of the American Society for Clinical Hypnosis, teaches evidenced based therapeutic modalities such as: stress reduction, energy medicine, journaling, art therapy, self-hypnosis, nutrition, and more to give others tools to rebalance and improve their lives. To learn more about the Maui Cancer Wellness Retreat, go to:
     Carole Reynolds is a Director for the Hickam Chapel.  She says, "I am an "herbalist in training", my experience comes from watching my grand-mother at home in Trinidad. Diet therapist by trade with broad experience, my focus is health and wellness and what it means to you. Specializing in work related stress, by providing the Spa at home/work experience."
     Dr. Randy Wong integrates energy healing with surgery to help patients recover faster with less pain and discomfort.  He has been practicing medicine, surgery, and teaching Tai Chi over 30 years and encourages all of us to use our mind-body-spirit connection for healthy self-defense.  He teaches regular Online Zoom classes at as "Dr. Wong Kai Ming". Randolph Kai Ming Wong, MD, FACS, Honolulu Plastic Surgery LLC, TEL 808-792-6262 (plastic surgery), TEL 808-397-7678 (tai chi classes)
     Dr. Lynn Goya is a psychologist in Mililani who specializes in treating anxiety, depression, and ADHD in children and adults.  The therapies she utilizes ranges from behavioral techniques, neurofeedback, and traditional talk therapy, to animal-assisted therapy (she has a certified therapy dog as her co-therapist).
Resources Relating to Mental Health, courtesy of Kathleen Merriam:
Seek help when needed– If distress impacts activities of your daily life for several days or weeks, talk to a clergy member, counselor, or doctor, or contact the SAMHSA helpline at 1-800-985-5990. AMHD Crisis Line is 832-3100.
-Source related to mentgal health:,,
Look out for these common signs of distress:
  • Feelings of numbness, disbelief, anxiety or fear.
  • Changes in appetite, energy, and activity levels.
  • Difficulty concentrating.
  • Difficulty sleeping or nightmares and upsetting thoughts and images.
  • Physical reactions, such as headaches, body pains, stomach problems, and skin rashes.
  • Worsening of chronic health problems.
  • Anger or short temper.
  • Increased use of alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs.
If you experience these feelings or behaviors for several days in a row and are unable to carry out normal responsibilities because of them, seek professional help.
Upcoming webinars: Zoom # on website
June 29, 7pm-Foundation grant app – how to complete one
July 1, 5pm- Change in Leadership, a toast to the outgoing leadership team
July 2, Noon-Climate Solution Coalition
July 3, 5:30pm-3 R's Series to Rebalance, Refresh with Rotary.
August 1, 10am-District General Meeting.
August 1, 11am-District Foundation Meeting
August 7, 5:30pm-3R's, Fun, Creatively, Health
Rotary's New Area of Focus: The Environment.
The Rotary Foundation Trustees and Rotary International Board of Directors have both unanimously approved adding a new area of focus:  supporting the environment. 
Dear Rotarians/friends: Want to have a garden, but don’t have the space? Can’t make it all the way to the ground to dig in the dirt? This Thursday, July 2nd at Noon, James Brake will kick off our Rotary year with a highly appropriate-to-our-times topic. He will tell us about his innovative invention that allows anyone to grow their own food. Come and learn about Grow Bot. Invite friends. Contact Ron for the link to the meeting at:
From:  David Dinner, Hanalei.
If you are interested in joining a District Environmental Action Group with an immediate focus on Climate Change, please let DGE Naomi ( or John Harder ( know.
Rotary Help Wanted and Job seekers list.
Looking for a job or have a position open at your company? Post it by Clicking:  ROTARY CONNECTS OPPORTUNITIES
To view the list, go to and in the Quick Links section on the right, click on Rotary Connects Opportunities.
Rotary Doing Business.  The Doing Business with Aloha business directory is up on the top of the District website.  Thank you to Public Image Chair, Janet Kelley (RC of Waikiki) and the ManaMeans experts for putting the directory together!!
Volunteers needed to help Kupuna.  We are launching very soon and partnering with GRAMMI services on all islands to:
  1. Manning a call center for incoming grocery orders and outgoing calls to kupuna to stay in touch
  2. Assemble grocery orders at Times Supermarket and other markets for curbside pickup once a week for 1-2 hours on all islands.
For questions, please contact Project Chair, Rick Tabor (RC of Honolulu) at :
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