Aloha Fellow Rotarians,

Happy New Year! As we dive into 2024, I'm excited to share some fantastic opportunities and a few key reminders to kick off our year in Rotary with enthusiasm and engagement.


Meet Geoff Cochran, The Rotary Foundation's Annual Giving Officer

Get ready for an exciting few days as Geoff Cochran, the Annual Giving Officer for the Rotary Foundation, visits our district from January 16-19, 2024. This is your chance to engage with an integral part of our Rotary family and learn more about our Foundation’s work and impact.

Here’s where you can catch Geoff:

Hawai'i Island

Jan 16: RC Kona Mauka at Teshima’s Restaurant. RSVP by Jan 12.
Jan 16: Hilo pau hana Reception at John Gapp’s home. RSVP to Pres Bryan Lindsey.


Jan 17: RC Mililani Sunrise at Mililani Town Rec 2. RSVP to Pres Kathy Lum.
Jan 17: RC Pau Hana & Oahu Pau Hana reception at The ARTS at Marks Garage.
Jan 18: RC Kapolei at Longhi’s Ko Olina. RSVP by Jan 16 to Arlene Estrella.
Jan 18: RC Honolulu Sunset at Waikiki Yacht Club. RSVP by Jan 15 to Beth Hoban.


Jan 19: RC Kauai at Kauai Veterans Center. RSVP by Jan 16.

(RSVP Instructions at the bottom of this email)


Top 10 Checklist for a Stellar 2024 Rotary Year

Let’s dive into the new year with enthusiasm! Here’s your Top 10 Checklist to ensure 2024 is a year of success, engagement, and impactful service in Rotary:

10. Update your Clubrunner profile. No Clubrunner? No problem! Update at the District site.

9. Check your details at Stay connected the right way!

8. Pay those club dues. Keep the Rotary wheels turning!

7. District dues? Yes, please! Let’s keep our district strong and active.

6. Attend a club meeting. Be in the know and grow.

5. Dive into a service project. Make a difference, one project at a time.

4. Socialize at a club event. Fun and fellowship – the Rotary way!

3. Be a part of a district social event. Expand your Rotary horizons.

2. Explore! Visit another club’s meeting or event. New faces, fresh ideas.

1. Date check for 2024 – especially on checks. It’s a new year, after all!

Let’s make 2024 a year of impactful service, fellowship, and growth. I am excited to see all the wonderful things we will achieve together and I hope to see you on the road with Geoff!


Mark Merriam
Hawai'i Rotary District 5000
District Governor 2023-2024

RSVP Instructions for Geoff Cochran's Events

  1. Tuesday, Jan 16 - RC Kona Mauka

    • Location: Teshima’s Restaurant, 79-7251 Mamalahoa Hwy, Honalo
    • Time: 12 noon
    • RSVP: By Jan 12 to President Eric Curtis at Lunch cost: $25.00.
  2. Tuesday, Jan 16 - Hilo Pau Hana Reception
    • Location: John Gapp’s home, 39 Apapane Road, Keaukaha
    • Time: 5:00 pm
    • RSVP: To President Bryan Lindsey at Note: Limited to 40 guests max.
  3. Wednesday, Jan 17 - RC Mililani Sunrise
    • Location: Mililani Town Rec 2, 94-300 Anania Drive, Mililani
    • Time: 7:15 am
    • RSVP: To President Kathy Lum at
  4. Wednesday, Jan 17 - RC Pau Hana & Oahu Pau Hana Reception
    • Location: The ARTS at Marks Garage, 1159 Nuuanu Avenue, Honolulu
    • Time: 5:00 pm
  5. Thursday, Jan 18 - RC Kapolei
    • Location: Longhi’s Ko Olina, 92-161 Waipahe Place, Kapolei
    • Time: 7:45 am
    • RSVP: By Jan 16 to Arlene Estrella at 808.888.8169. Breakfast available for purchase from a special menu.
  6. Thursday, Jan 18 - RC Honolulu Sunset
  7. Friday, Jan 19 - RC Kauai
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