Aloha District 5000 Rotary Members        September Supplement 2022
 Another great collaborative project with the 4 clubs in AG Dave Mozdren's Downtown group, plus the RECO Rotaract club coming together to do painting, sanitizing and landscaping at the Lanakila Senior Center.  
Randy Hart, District Governor 2022-2023
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Volunteer Opportunities
Big Island, 9/1-15Project Hawaii's dormitory, see:, on the Big Island is nearing completion. It contains six rooms to house up to thirteen female college students providing living spaces, kitchens, and therapy/consultation areas for University of Hawaii, Hilo, students. It will offer two-year degree program occupancy with an estimated cost of $10,800 per year per student. We need volunteers to paint walls, lay vinyl tile flooring, install ceiling tiles, and do light carpentry work. Skilled workers are needed as well. We would welcome electricians and plumbers. While starting on August 21, 2022, the project will continue till completed with a target end date of September 15, 2022. Give us one day, a few days, or a few weeks. Let's help some homeless women find their college home to be proud of. Need help? Call Gerry at (808) 756-5010
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,

Kauai, 9/10/22, 8am-Noon. RC of Poipu Beach.  We are continuing our projects at Kukuiolono Park in Kalaheo. We are restoring a 3 tier fountain from the 1920s and painting one of the bathrooms on the golf course. Paint and painting supplies will be gathered from the storage space, but please bring gloves and garden tools to work on the fountain project. Bring a wheelbarrow too if you have one.

Oahu, 9/17/22, 6:30-8:30am, RC of Kapolei Sunset.  Adopt-A-Highway clean up between Kapolei and Ko Olina with fellowship breakfast afterwards at Kalapawai Cafe in Kapolei. See flyer. Lani Bergstrom,, 808-780-8624

Oahu, 9/17/22, 9-11:30am. RC of Eco RC of Kakaako. Tree Planting at Gunstock Ranch, in Partnership with Hawaii Forest Legacy Foundation, September 17, 2022, 9:00 A.M. to 11:30 A.M., Eco Rotary Club of Kaka'ako,Hawaii Legacy Forest 56-250 Kamehameha Highway Kahuku 96762, Reforestation makes a difference in protecting the rare beauty of our world. Join the vision of the Hawaiian Legacy Reforestation Initiative ("HLRI") in implementing innovative forest restoration models that will not only return the endemic forests to the landscape of Hawaii but will allow these forests to be financially self-supporting both now and into the future. 500 holes for 500 trees will be prepared by HLRI field crew for planting. Volunteers will help with transplanting trees, fertilizing, and possibly other tasks. Please consider bringing closed-toe shoes, hat, sunscreen, water, long pants, trowel, gardening gloves, mask, and knee pads. The work area will be sun-exposed with no shade or hydration. Porta potty will be available in the field. Please contact Andrea Mitev (541)-231-8786 for more information and registration details. Andrea Mitev, Eco Rotary Club of Kaka'kao,, 541.231.8786
Oahu, 9/17/22, 9am -Noon, RC of Metro.  Volunteers with carpentry skills, bring tools, drills, circular and hand saws, etc to repair staircases at the 1096 Young St Gregory House location. The Gregory House provides affordable housing assistance and support services to our Hawaii community's most vulnerable individuals and families, with a focus on persons living with HIV/AIDS. Their facility in Downtown Honolulu needs the repair of 3 staircases and one porch area. Metro Rotary invites other Rotary clubs to join the workday. For more information, or to coordinate collaboration, please contact Anna Stone at or leave a voicemail at 808.469.7239. See document for details
Oahu, 9/23 & 24, 10am-4pm RC of East Honolulu Supporting the Friends of Aina Haina Library Book Sale. Contact Jamie Apuna (808) 222-6393. See flyer
Oahu, 9/23/22, 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, 9/24, 8 - 11:30 am, at Ala Mahamoe Restoration Site, Clear/water plants and seed collection. Contact Jenny Do,
Oahu,9/24/22, 8am - 1pm.  RC of Honolulu. 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;
Oahu, 9/24/22, 9am-Noon, RC of Kahala Sunrise at Maunalua Bay to restore the marine environment by removing invasive algae from the nearshore waters, as part of an effort to continue the work of the Great Huki. meet at Kuliʻouʻou Beach Park (100 Bay Street) at 9:00 am. The event will run for approximately 3 hours. Parking can be found along Summer Street. Upon arrival please check in with the Community Huki Leaders (CHLs). They will hand out water shoes, gloves, and bags to remove the algae. Once all of the supplies are distributed, the CHLs will give a brief introduction about Mālama Maunalua, the history of Maunalua Bay, and the types of invasive alien algae that will be removed that day. Karen Chang Barr, Register at:
Maui 9/10/22. RC of Upcountry Maui.  Rotary Helping Women Golf Tournament and Ball Drop at Pukalani Country Club. See flyer ­­­­­
Maui Donate by 9/15/22, RC of Kihei-Wailea’s School Supplies Drive. Local teachers and students need your help!  Cash donOahu 9/9/22, 6-9pmations 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:
Big Island 9/17/22, 4:30-6:30pm. RC of North Hawaii. Hawaii Sunset Cruise, check in at Alala at 4pm. $125, includes dinner & drinks.  Please consider any guests who would enjoy as last Cruise sold out quickly.  Kawaihae Harbor - North West part of Big Island Ocean Sports - behind Matson Kauaihae, North Hawaii, Enjoy an Evening on the Water with Rotary Members from North Hawaii & other Clubs includes Heavy Pupus, Adult Beverages and lite entertainment! Cost: $125 per person payable to Rotary Club of North Hawaii, PO Box 1997, Kamuela, HI 96743 or by contacting Erik Jacobson direct @ 808-345-9033 also @ or Kimo Becker @ 808-987-2611
Oahu, 10/1/22,  6-10pm Waikiki Rotary Extravaganza at the beautiful Oahu Country Club. Buffet dinner, silent auction, entertainment by Bobby Moderow. Proceeds for community service projects. $125. For tickets See flyer
Oahu, 10/9/22. 5:30-8:30pm RC of Kahala Sunrise Murder Mystery Dinner. Participate in a live murder mystery play and help solve a crime! Come party and DRESS like a Rockstar for our 2022 Theme: Murder at the Rock ʻN Roll Talent Show! Contact Ryan Kawamoto for info at
Oahu, 10/22/22, 10:00AM-2:00PM, RC of Kapolei Sunset "Cupcakes For A Cause" fundraiser and awareness event to help END POLIO NOW! Follow our Eventbrite link to purchase delicious 4-packs of cupcakes or to donate! Super fun sign waving event with Interact members on the 22nd during the drive-thru pick-up in Kapolei! Join us! Wear your "End Polio Now" shirts or vests! Lani Bergstrom,, 808-780-8624
Statewide Sept 19-23, Rotary-Peace Corps Week is sponsored by Partnering for Peace, made up of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers who are also active Rotarians.. Alan Kusunoki,, 808-938-6771
East Hawai'i Island, 9/21/22.  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 808-989-0360vents
Statewide, 9/21/22, 9am. International 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:

Kauai, 10/8/22, 6pm. RC of Poipu Beach is hosting a Harvest Moon BBQ at CJM Stables in Poipu. Contact Cyrus Tumbaga.

Completed Projects
-On July 16-17, RC of Mililani held a school supply drive for area schools at the Town Center.
-On July 17, RC of East Honolulu held a school supply drive to collect supplies for Palolo Elementary school at Kahala Mall.  Miss Hawaii Lauren Teruya joined  them.
-July 22-24. The three West Maui Rotary Clubs held very successful drives to collect school supplies for children in need. Twenty-two boxes of school supplies and over $1,100 in funds were collected during the three days of the campaign effort.  The RC of Lahaina donated to the children of Lahaina Intermediate School. The RC of Lahaina Sunset helped the Princess Nahienaena Elementary and Hana Schools.  The Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunrise helped King Kamehameha III Elementary School. Collected supplies and funds will be delivered to the three schools later this month. The three Rotary Clubs would like to offer their sincere thanks to the Lahaina Cannery Mall and CBRE Property Management Pacific Southwest for allowing the clubs to set up their collection tables and tents at the mall entrance next to Longs Drugs.
-July 29, RC of Ala Moana We helped our friends at Helping Hands Hawaii take inventory of donated items and pack school supplies for students in need (#ReadyToLearn program).
-July 24, RC of Ewa Beach’s annual school supply and slipper drive! We are collecting donations to support various elementary schools in the Ewa Beach community at Kapolei Walmart
-July 24, RC of Waikiki collected school supplies at Walmart for Waikiki schools.
-Aug 9-23, RC of Windward Oahu Sunrise collected school supplies to donate to the local windward elementary schools at the Kailua YMCA.
-Sep 9, RC of Kapolei delivered to Makakilo Elementary School office supplies from 3M to the 2nd grad teachers. School supplies, shorts and slippers and books for the Read To Me nooks.
-Through Sep 15, RC of Kihei-Wailea collected cash donations to purchase supplies for local teachers and students.
For the complete District Calendar of projects, events and meetings, go to: (this is the grid view)
Rotary Club of Downtown Honolulu is 25!
The RCDH was chartered on July 21, 1997 under the leadership of President Jeff Nauser, and the sponsorship of the Rotary Clubs of Honolulu Sunrise and Metropolitan Honolulu. Since its inception, the Rotary Club of Downtown Honolulu has welcomed over 100 different members through its family, and thousands of speakers to its meetings. Previously meeting at the Pacific Club, the Rotary Club of Downtown Honolulu now meets at its sponsor school, Ke'elikolani Middle School. The club continues to work closely with KMS staff and students, and keeps them at the core of its projects, vision and mission. We are excited to celebrate 25 years with our club members and district, and welcome everyone to join us on September 16, 6-9pm at the Pacific Club!  Contact Valerie Wang at