Aloha District 5000 Rotarians!

     The spirit of Service Above Self is alive and well in Hawaii! You can see Rotarians taking this opportunity to help communities all around the State. Small and might clubs, like Hawaii Kai, Mililani and Maui clubs are doing school supply drives. The Eco Club and the Lahaina clubs each organized beach clean-up work days. The Rotary Club of Kona has served over 140,000 meals since March to meet the needs in their community. HRYF just paid out $250,000 in scholarships to help students that your club selected to find their doors to opportunities. 

     It is fun to see Rotarians connecting with each other on Zoom club meetings with fabulous speakers and informational webinars, but let’s for a moment, put the stress and serious news aside and have fun at the new First Friday series offering tips for mental health wellness. Energy aromatherapy, energy drink recipes and much more, so come hang out with your friends on August 7th at 5:30pm! (Don’t forget to show us your plant)

     Rotary is an amazing organization with amazing people throughout our District and when you peel back another layer of Rotary, you will find even more inspiring things about Rotary. We share pictures and food recipes to family and friends, enrich their lives by sharing Rotary. August is Membership month, but you see or think about people every day of the year. Reach out and ask that Rotarian-at-heart to join you in the movement to do good in the world.

    Congratulations to the new Presidents and Boards. I look forward to working alongside all of you. Stay safe everyone and thank you for all you do to serve our communities and spread the Rotary fellowship!

District Governor Naomi Masuno

"Welcome to Rotary" is a new idea to serve as a combination of new member orientation (Rotary Basics) and an open discussion with members about their experiences in Rotary.  New members, prospects and others interested in learning about Rotary can join the Zoom meeting on Saturday, August 8, 9-10am.
Meeting ID: 989 3428 2111, Passcode: 843514
2020 Virtual Zone Institute, Nov 12-14, “Leaders Innovating and Growing Rotary”, $49. Inspiring speakers. Sessions: Membership, Foundation, Public Image & more. Open to all Rotarians. Register today at:
Ocean Voyages Institute Community Service Project: The Eco Rotary Club of Kakaako and the International Yachting Fellowship of Rotarians is doing a community service project from Aug 5-8 with Ocean Voyages Institute and  is looking for volunteers.  Ocean Voyages Institute organizes sailing trips to the Pacific Garbage Patch to clean it up. They set the record with the largest open ocean clean up in history. If interested in greeting the ship or sorting debris and/or interested in joining the Yachting Fellowship of Rotarians, contact Jenny Do at
Hawaii Foodbank’s 31st Annual Food Drive Day will be held on Saturday, August 15th, 8 am – 2 pm. at drive-thru food drop off points on Oahu. If you are interested individually or as a group, sign up at:  or contact Sonya Mendez at
“Peace+Art+Music 24hour Broadcast”A 24-hour broadcast that will start with the Peace Memorial Ceremony in Hiroshima and continue moving around the world for 24 straight hours. Steve Leeper, WE Rotary Club and Rotary Action Group for Peace invites you to “Peace+Art+Music 24hour Broadcast” on August 5, starting at 12:30 pm Hawaii time with a peace memorial ceremony on the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombing. You can find out more about what’s happening here: They are going to go around the world speaking to and hearing from partners in Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and the US to connect people all over the world and send peace. Go to YouTube live:
Nancy Cabral
Nancy Cabral is the Centennial President of the Rotary Club of Hilo.  She is a property manager and the owner of Day-Lum Rentals Management and of Coldwell Banker Day-Lum Properties in Hilo. She has served on the State Land Use Commission since 2013 and is currently involved with Ku‘ikahi Mediation Center, the Hawai‘i Island Leadership Council for Hawai‘i Community Foundation and the H.C. Shipman Foundation. In addition, Cabral is a member of the Zonta Club of Hilo,  the National Association of Property Managers, the Hilo Downtown Improvement Association and the Hawai‘i Horse Owners Association. She received the Athena Award for her success in helping women in the community and work place.  Nancy looks forward to a year of celebration for the club's 100th anniversary and invites you to attend the District Conference in May to join in this special occasion
Rich Proctor

Rich Proctor, President of the Rotary Club Of Honolulu: I came to Hawaii in the early 70s right out of college and have been with Jerry Hay, Inc., a local insurance agency, since 1974 where I am one of the principals. Mostly I concentrate on commercial property and casualty sales and management and currently act as the insurance advisor to District 5000.  Besides my activities in Rotary, I am also past president and current treasurer for the Hawaii Independent Insurance Agents Association. I’ve lived in Kailua since 1979 with my wife Nancy Youngren, who is a director in the law firm of Case Lombardi & Pettit. Our 4 children all live on the mainland, so our passion is to visit them and travel wherever and whenever we can. We have 2 young grandchildren and hope for a couple more. Before COVID I loved playing racquetball and working out at the Honolulu Club.

Community service has been a very large part of my life since I became involved with the YMCA back in the late 70s. I was also involved with running organizations and AYSO when my children played soccer. I joined Rotary 14 years ago and for the last 10 years was head of the Peacemakers committee. My love for Rotary really grew after I experienced my first international project in Cambodia, and I learned first hand about the difference Rotary can make in lives of the underprivileged. Over the years I’ve come to recognize that my purpose in life is to strengthen my community. My service to Rotary fits that purpose completely.

Christine Lanning

Christine Lanning, MSIS, PSP and member of the Rotary Club of Hickam Pearl-Harbor was recently recognized as the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Small Business Person of the Year for the State of Hawaii. Christine Lanning is a generous business visionary who utilizes programmatic business objectives to build and nurture an impactful team of industry leaders that further IST’s vision, Leading Hawaii to a Safer Place. IST has been growing an average of 25% percent each year in revenue and has expanded their facilities with their most recent building purchase being assisted by the SBA though the SBA 504B Loan program. In addition, IST has expanded their service offerings geographically from Hawaii to the US Mainland and the Pacific, with successful completed projects in Guam, Saipan, and Kwajalein. Integrated Security Technologies, Inc. (IST) is a nationally recognized provider of electronic security systems that protect our country’s strategic and economic interests.  As a woman-owned, disadvantaged, 8a, low-voltage electrical contractor, IST has over 21 years of experience delivering solutions for the United States Department of Defense, Hawaii’s public sector agencies, its Critical Infrastructure sectors, local businesses, and their employees.  From its headquarters in Honolulu, IST services facilities throughout Hawaii and across the Pacific as far away as Kwajalein atoll.

Christine and her company were awarded: 2011, 2013-2020 Hawaii Business Magazine Best Places to Work; 2019 Pacific Business News Best Workplaces; 2017 Hawaii Business Magazine Healthy Places to Work Winner; 2016 Pacific Business News Women Who Mean Business; 2014 Women’s Security Council Women of the Year; 2014 • 2015 Hawaii Psychologically Healthy Places to Work The Lannings became major players in security systems in Hawai‘i and throughout the Pacific. Along the way, they stayed focused on their principles. “We call our core values apple pie and ice cream,” Andrew Lanning says with a smile. “It stands for accountability, passion, curiosity, adaptability, integrity and collaboration. We thought everyone could remember apple pie and ice cream.”

PDG Laurie Yoshida
PDG Laurie Yoshida, Rotary Club of Kauai, communications manager for Corteva Agriscience, was recognized as the SBA 2020 “Advocate for Minority Small Business” for the State of Hawaii.  Laurie has been advocating for Kaua‘i’s small businesses since 1995, when she helped the Kaua‘i Chamber of Commerce establish the island’s first business center to support local entrepreneurs. Yoshida has served or is currently serving on the boards of many organizations, including the Kaua‘i Filipino Chamber of Commerce, Kaua‘i Chamber of Commerce, Kaua‘i Economic Development Board, Rotary Club of Kauai, Hawaii Foodbank Kauai, Hawaii Crop Improvement Association and Kaua‘i Community College Business Advisory Board.
Eric Fujimoto
Eric Fujimoto, Rotary Club of Pearlridge, Ho‘ea – Wealth Advisory Group, was named SBA’sSmall Business Person of the Year for the County of Honolulu." He started his career in 1994 when he was 20, just as the internet was going mainstream. By then, he had earned his MBA from Chaminade University – in just one year – to go with a bachelor’s in economics and government. Fujimoto, now with 26 years of experience, is ranked first in Hawai‘i in Forbes’ 2020 Best-in-State Wealth Advisor ranking. When your goal as a financial advisor is to help others, he says, “you use a capitalistic mind but you need a social worker heart.”  Ho‘ea builds its business around the theme of ‘ohana, with a focus on family, pono and aloha. Fujimoto credits his team’s passion to help others for the company’s success.

Every year, PBN sends out a search for Hawaii businesswomen, in both the non- and for-profit sectors, known for affecting great change in their respective fields through dynamic leadership, business savvy and dedication to their industry.

Beth Hoban
Rotary Club of Honolulu Sunset, President and CEO, Prime Care Services Hawaii
PDG Laurie Yoshida
Rotary Club of Kauai, Communications Manager, Corteva Agriscience
To Be Celebrated Throughout Their Centennial Year!
The Rotary Club of Hilo, chartered on December 1, 1920, is the second Rotary Club established in Hawaii. The first was the Rotary Club of Honolulu, which sponsored the establishment of our club.
Since the charter, five members have served as District Governor. They were Carl S. Carlsmith (1939-40), Dr. Leslie Weight (1950-51), Dr. William Bergin (1961-62), William "Babe" Chillingworth (1970-71) and Peter P. Muller (1995-96). And soon, Randy Hart, who will be District Governor 2022-2023. The club’s signature fundraising event is the Hilo Brewfest, a fun afternoon of beer tasting, food sampling and entertainment that supports two local nonprofits and other smaller contributions to many projects both local and worldwide.
President Nancy Cabral has plans to celebrate the centennial year throughout the year and it will culminate with D5000 Rotarians coming together for the District Conference May 14-16, 2021.
The usual Fall Seminars will be virtual and this is what we have in store!  Please check the website for Zoom codes and updates and while you’re there, check out the Rotary Doing Business Directory for businesses owned by or employing Rotarians.
Monday, August 3rd—7 pm
Pres and District Trainer, Benson Medina
Who Should Attend: Presidents
Friday, August 7th—5:30 pm
3 R's Rebalance and Refresh with Rotary
Who Should Attend: All Rotarians
Saturday, August 8th—9 am
Rotary Talk Story Coffee Hour
Who Should Attend: Non and New Rotarians
Monday, August 10th—7 pm
Community Service, Stephen Morgan, Glen Bailey
Who Should Attend: Community Service Chairs, Presidents
Monday, August 24th—7 pm
International Srv  Murray Visser, Mark Harbison
Who Should Attend: International Service Chairs, Presidents
Monday, August 31st—7 pm
Vocational Service. Bob Peterson, Robert Jackson
Who Should Attend: Vocational Service Chairs, Presidents
Monday, September 7th—7 pm
Pres and District Trainer, Benson Medina
Who Should Attend: Presidents, AGs
Saturday, September 12th—9 am
Social Media 101, Ted Faigle​​​​​​​
Who Should Attend: Interested Rotarians, Public Image Chairs
Saturday, September 12th—10-11:30 am
Rotary 101
Who Should Attend: Non and New Rotarians
Saturday, September 19th—9 am
Social Media 201, Ted Faigle
Who Should Attend: Public Image, Social Media Chairs
Saturday, September 19th—10-11:30 am
Membership Chairs w/ Breakouts
Who Should Attend: Membership Chair and Committee
Saturday, September 26th—10-11:30 am
Foundation Basics 101 - Big PictureThe Why​​​​​​​
Who Should Attend: Non and New Rotarians
Why We Should Plant More Trees?
Trees create the very air we breathe and filter air pollution. Trees also help to reduce ozone levels in urban areas. Most importantly, trees sequester carbon, helping to remove carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases from the air, which cools the earth.  Join us on November 28, 2020 for a Rotary Gives Thanks Day project to plant trees on every major island.  Please contact the following island coordinators for information:
Committee - Coordinators
Big Island 
Benson Medina
South Hilo
John Harder 
Hanalei Bay
David Dinner 
Hanalei Bay
Mariko Higashi
Pili Valderrama
Lahaina Sunset
Eco Rotary Club of Kakaako
A special recognition to the following for celebrating Rotary anniversaries:
Rotary Club of
Date Joined
# Years  of Service
Honolulu, Oahu
Kona Mauka
Snyder Jr.
Honolulu, Oahu
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Rotary Fellowships consist of members who share a common interest in recreational activities, sports, hobbies, or professions. These groups help expand skills, foster vocational development, and enhance the Rotary experience by exploring interests while developing connections around the world.  Are you interested in a particular subject? Visit the group's website or email it to learn more.
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