Aloha District 5000 Rotary Members           August Supplement 2022
It is wonderful to see all the activity around the District.   I saw the collaborative effort of the East Hawaii clubs to "Paint Pahoa Town", a community that has gone through a lot.  Here I stand with Presidents Susie, Cat and Connie to do good in the world!  
In this D5000 News Bulletin Supplement, find:
          Volunteer opportunities
          Service Projects around the District
The Rotary D5000 Community Service Projects Bulletin Board is at:
To share your projects, complete this form (CLICK HERE)  or email District Community Service Chair Wally Wong  at:
   Randy Hart
   District Governor 2022-2023
Volunteer Opportunities
These are projects that would welcome volunteers:
Statewide, Aug 19, 4:30pm Nepal Information meeting on Zoom regarding International Service Project in Nepal, Dec 10-17. If you are interested, please complete this form:      To learn more , join us on Aug 19th 4:30pm Zoom Meeting ID: 823 2883 4395, Passcode: 073674.  Link:
Oahu Aug 20, 8:30-11:30am at Palolo Elementary School.  This RC of East Honolulu Community Service event is centered on enhancing the playground and removing graffiti on the school grounds.  Call Laura Steelquist 808-221-0126
Oahu 27 Aug from 10-noon at Tracks Beach Park beach cleanup in Kapolei. Eco Club of Kakaako in conjunction with Surfrider Foundation. Plz click on the link for a ton more info & to also register:
Oahu Sept 23, 11am-1pm State Capitol.  Hunger Action Day, a joint project with Kiwanis, Lions and Soroptimist.  Volunteers are needed to collect food donations to benefit Hawaii Food Bank.  Clubs are encouraged to collect non-perishables from club members and bring it on Sept 23rd.  Email Wally:
Oahu Sept 24, 8am - 1pm, Punchbowl.  Decorate 1,000 heroes' graves with flowers for the 100th Battalion Club for their 80th anniversary of the formation of the 100th Battalion. Questions can be directed to Rick Tabor, Rotary Club of Honolulu;
Upcoming Events
Nepal Service Project Information Meeting
Aug 19, 2022
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Youth Service Chair meeting
On Zoom
Aug 22, 2022
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Social Media/ Public Image Workshop
Aug 27, 2022
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Foundation Planning Webinar
Aug 29, 2022
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Kuleana-A Course in Leadership 101
On Zoom
Sep 03, 2022
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
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Service Projects and Fundraisers
Service Projects: 
Oahu Aug 22, Honolulu Sunrise assisting 2 Ukrainian families with gift cards or cash with a personal note. Please bring these to the Aug 22 meeting at the Pacific Club, 7:15am or mail to Wendy Shewalter, 50 S. Beretania Street Suite C-208B, Honolulu HI  96816.
West Maui Aug 27, Community Wellness Fair by Rotary Clubs of West Maui on Aug 27, 9am-1pm at Lahaina United Methodist Church. Keiki to Kupuna. Entertainment by George Kahumoku Jr, Food Trucks, Yoga, Massage, Mental Health, Farmers Market, Health Screening, Free COVID test kits and more.
The Rotary Club of Honolulu is teaming with Miracle Ear Foundation’s “Gift of Sound™ program, which provides free hearing aids to those that qualify. The application fee is $150, which includes a hearing assessment, hearing aid fittings and follow-up adjustments. While supplies last, the Rotary Club of Honolulu will assist those who cannot afford the $150 application fee through its Can You Hear Us Now? program.  Rotary Gift of Sound
To share fundraisers, complete this form (CLICK HERE)  Find more information and flyers at:
Statewide August Fundraiser, spearheaded by RC of Downtown Honolulu: Fundraiser to help needy families in Sri Lanka.   Sri Lanka is currently experiencing an acute shortage of food, medicine and fuel that is endangering a generation of children.  As our first international service project for the new Rotary year, you are invited to join us (in partnership with the RC of Columbo Port City, Sri Lanka) by contributing money that will be used to provide food packs to needy families in rural areas. Each food pack costs Rs 25000 (roughly US $7.00) and consists of rice (5 Kg ), sugar (1 Kg), soya (1 Pkt), oil bottle, flour (2 Kg), gram (500 g) and dhal (1 Kg).  Donations are being accepted through the month of August.  Checks should be made payable to "Rotary District 5000 Foundation" and may given to Dan Robertson or Del Green or mailed directly to D5000 Foundation at P.O. Box 2784, Honolulu, Hawaii 96803.
Oahu 9/9/22, 6-9pm. RC of Pearl Harbor's Winetasting Fundraiser in Kailua under the full moon for scholarships and community service projects. Heavy pupu and silent auction. $100 with wine  See flyer
Maui 9/10/22. Rotary Helping Women Golf Tournament and Ball Drop at Pukalani Country Club. Sept 10. RC of Upcountry Maui.  See flyer
Oahu 9/10/22, 8:30am.  Out of Darkness Walk, Skygate Park (Capitol Grounds). American Foundation for Suicide Prevention fundraiser. Sadly, in Hawaii, we lose someone to suicide every two days. Its not an easy subject to talk about, but with so many families and communities affected, it is time to get more active on this issue. To join and/or donate to the Rotary Cares Team, go to:   Rotary Cares - Fundraising For American Foundation for Suicide Prevention  Contact Rick Tabor, 808-285-5936,
Maui Donate by 9/15/22, Kihei-Wailea’s School Supplies Drive. Local teachers and students need your help!  Cash donations allow us to purchase teacher-requested supplies. But if you prefer to shop, physical donations are also appreciated. Please make checks payable to:  Rotary Club of Kihei-Wailea, PO Box 175, Kihei, HI  96753. Memo: School Supplies Drive. Contact: Jay Satenstein at:
ShelterBox is responding to the growing crisis in the Horn of AfricaAcross the region, which includes Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Sudan, more than 20 million people have been affected by the worst drought in over 40 years and need humanitarian assistance. People face several crises at once, including increasing food prices due to drought and locust infestation, flooding, and COVID-19. Current reports suggest at least 5.6 million people are displaced from their homes, searching for food and water–underscoring the need for shelter aid like ours.
    ShelterBox will be providing emergency shelter aid to 13,000 displaced people in Ethiopia, including tarps, rope, and other essentials. These items will allow them to build temporary homes and protect themselves from the elements. 
    This is a major humanitarian crisis that has largely been overshadowed by the war in Ukraine but that experts believe will continue to get worse. You can make a difference by supporting this work or simply spreading awarenessClick here to learn more. 
Donate here.     Rotary works with ShelterBox in all phases of disaster relief. ShelterBox is an official partner of Rotary International.     
Rotaract Oahu , August 26, 6pm at Pitch Sports Bar-Kakaako. The Oahu Rotaractors would like to invite you to a mixer event to meet members of other clubs and share what we do with anyone interested in learning more about Rotaract. So share this event with anyone you know 18+ and let's get our "party" on! RSVP HERE
Hawai'i Island Rotary Clubs are joining together for a "Sunrise to Sunset Peace Pole Dedications" on Wednesday September 21, 2022, the International Day of Peace.  9:00-Kua O Ka La Charter School. Call Susie 808-640-3439.  Noon-Waimea Preservation Association. Call Kimo 808-987-2611. 5pm -Heavenly Hawaiian Farms. Call Mike 808-989-0360
Prepare your family for a hurricane. Mililani Sunrise Speaker:  Dennis Hwang, UH Sea Grant Program
Wednesday, Aug. 24th, 8:00-8:30am
Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 838 3852 9580, Passcode: 96789
Maui Wine Fellowship, Aug 27, 3-5pm, on the patio of One Main Plaza. Join us with your favorite bottle of wine and a pupu to share.
Sept 21 is the International Day of Peace. Starting from 9am, join in the "Ringing Bells for Peace Day" Zoom to promote peace and honor all those who sacrificed for us to achieve peace.  Bells will be rung by representatives at all the respective temples, churches, schools, and community organizations and individuals. Together, our future in ensuring peace throughout the world.  Co-organizer is Rene Mansho, RC of Wahiawa-Waialua and United Nations Hawaii is represented by Joanne Tachibana, RC of Honolulu Pau Hana.  Register here:
Time to Honor the 100th Battalion

Saturday, Sept. 24, from 8:00am to 1:00pm. RC of Honolulu, is looking for volunteers to help decorate 1,000 heroes’ Punchbowl graves with flowers There are also 100 Nisei Veterans graves being decorated in the Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery at 45-349 Kamehameha Hwy. in Kaneohe. Help there is welcomed. Then on Sunday, Sept. 25, from 9:30 to 10:30 am, the public is invited to a joint memorial service in honor of our Nisei soldiers of World War II.  Questions can be directed to Rick Tabor, Rotary Club of Honolulu;

On Saturday, look for the tables, under the tents, with buckets of flowers. Club 100 organizers will assign you to a section, hand you a map, bucket of flowers and off you go, into history, in search of 100th Battalion soldiers. Volunteers are advised to bring sunscreen, a hat, an empty container to fill vases.  No worries, there will be plenty of folks available to help you, so just ask, if needed. 

Punchbowl was once used as a lookout for Hawaiian warriors. Now, it is the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, the final resting place for those that have courageously served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Since its inception, the 100th Infantry Battalion Club 100 members have held an annual memorial service to remember and honor those who perished during World War II.