Aloha District 5000 Rotary Members           August 2022
     July has been a whirlwind of activities with installations, District Governor visits and new member inductions.  It is exciting to see Clubs re-energized and Imagining what you all can do this year!
     RI President Jennifer Jones’ Presidential Initiatives are spot on with a focus on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) and how it relates to Membership. Jennifer says, “Imagine, a world that deserves our best, where we get up each day knowing that we can make a difference.”   Imagine what more your club can do with more members in your club!  
     I challenge you to dream big to make a difference in your community, in your club and in yourselves.  It is though growing our Membership, that we can imagine doing more impactful projects and continuing our mark to be rainmakers.
     Rotary in Hawaii started in 1915 and  I know that we will be here another 100 years and beyond  because together we can do more for our members and our communities. Together we can imagine a world without Polio, a world with Rotary fellowship and our renewed commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
Mahalo for all you do!
   Randy Hart
   District Governor 2022-2023
It’s time to celebrate your Rotary Club, your members and all the good you do in your community and around the world. There are many ways to join in the celebration, but here are a few activities to get you started:
  • Say it loud, say it proud! Let everyone in your social network know that you are a proud Rotary member in your Twitter and Facebook profile
  • Making a difference. Rotary clubs are known for the high-impact service projects they undertake locally and globally. Share stories about your service projects and how they improve lives on Rotary Showcase,  on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram 
  • Stay Connected. Rotary clubs continue to demonstrate their value by staying connected to members and responding to changing needs in the community.  Find ways to adapt to new challenges  
We are 1422 Rotary members in 53 clubs strong at the start of this year and we know that when people find value in Rotary membership and  see all the good we are doing in the world, they will want to join you for fellowship and service.
Upcoming Events
This is who we are - Welcome to Rotary
Aug 06, 2022
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Youth Protection Annual Certification Workshop
Aug 06, 2022
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Presidents' Forum
Aug 08, 2022
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Club Trainers and Club Membership Committee
Aug 08, 2022
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
D5000 International Project Fair
Aug 13, 2022
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
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RI President Jennifer Jones imagines a Rotary where members act to make their dreams reality and to get the most out of their club experiences. This year, Jones will focus on four presidential initiatives that Imagine Rotary: advancing our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI); creating a welcoming club experience; empowering girls; and expanding our reach. You can join Jones in building a strong future for Rotary by learning more about each of her initiatives.
Diversity is one of Rotary’s longstanding core values and greatest strengths. Jones knows there is more to be done to ensure that Rotary’s culture exemplifies our values of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Rotary, with input and guidance from the DEI Task Force, has strengthened our commitment to DEI, resulting in a greater focus on celebrating every individual’s contributions, advancing equity, and creating a more welcoming and inclusive culture.
  • Imagine DEI In 2021, Rotary strengthened its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in order to celebrate each person’s contributions, advance equity, and create an inclusive culture where every member and participant knows they are valued. Watch a message from Jones about imagining DEI, find inspiration to ensure that your club or district creates a collaborative, positive, and inclusive environment for everyone, and take action on DEI issues in your club, district, and community.
  • Imagine Comfort and Care Making people feel included and welcomed is the most powerful way we can engage members. Listen to your members to understand why they joined Rotary and what they expect and want from their experience. Watch a message from Jones about creating a welcoming club experience and take the Creating an Inclusive Club Culture course in the Learning Center.
  • Imagine Empowering Girls Jones will continue the initiative of 2021-22 RI President Shekhar Mehta to encourage members to improve the health, well-being, education, and economic security of girls. Share your club’s projects on Rotary Showcase.
  • Imagine Expanding Rotary’s Reach Over the coming year, Jones will visit eight service projects, each one representing polio eradication or one of Rotary’s areas of focus. The tour will provide examples of how Rotary can make a measurable difference, while also introducing Rotary to new audiences and to potential partners and influencers.

Please read more and click on the image to view RI President Jennifer's recorded message.

One of the initiatives of our District Education Team is to help develop leaders and, as District Trainer Benson Medina puts it, raise your Rotary I.Q. Besides the many Saturday workshops for the Committee Chairs and Committees, there is, at the 101-level, a quarterly "Kuleana, A Course in Leadership" Zoom sessions, starting on September 3. At the 201-level, we have the District Leadership Academy for Past Club Presidents, which is 8 monthly sessions, starting August 20th. Registration closes soon.  Click here for info and application 
We have quarterly sessions for the Boards to share best practices to strengthen the support team.  The Spring Training Assemblies in March and April will help the incoming chairs and committees to prepare for their positions.  Session information and Zoom links can be found on the website in the District Calendar.
Rotary International offers tons of courses in the Learning Center, not only for club positions, but also for personal growth, including  Professional Development courses in public speaking by Toastmasters.  Log in to and check out the Course Catalog at :
Every year, clubs get an allocation for District Designated Funds (DDF) for your district and global grants. These funds come from The Rotary Foundation donations to the Annual Fund-SHARE that your club members gave 3 years ago.  A good portion of these donations go back to your club for projects you design and execute.
Our District application of a little over 100 projects was approved by Rotary International and the funds will be in your club’s Grant Account soon for you to fund your projects. We know that there will be some happy Lahainaluna students that will get new band instruments from the Lahaina club when school starts; school supplies will go to Lunalilo School from Ala Moana club, to the Kumu’s Cupboard from Kauai; and funds will go to a Papua New Guinea water project from Honolulu Sunset, Kaneohe and Windward Sunrise. This project will take place in August.  This is your donation to The Rotary Foundation hard at work!
Here's an example of how Rotary funds save lives. The Omben Village Water Project District Grant will provide a safe water source to the 800 people living in Omben Village located in rural Jiwaka Province, Papua New Guinea.  The project will be managed by Water Hands Hope, a Honolulu-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded by James Ham, working in Papua New Guinea since 2013.  The District Grant is broken down into three components: RC Honolulu Sunset will purchase the rain catchment tank, RC Windward Oahu will purchase the water tap, and pipe fittings, and RC Kaneohe will purchase Sawyer bucket filters and buckets to be used for teaching programs in local schools and in homes of the villagers.  Rotarians Murray Visser and Bede Cooray (RC Windward Oahu) along with James Ham (RC Honolulu Sunset) will travel with 13 other volunteers from Water Hands Hope to implement this project as well as global grant GG2231243 which will provide ultrasound devices and specialized training to emergency physicians at 4 hospitals in Papua New Guinea.
Below is a picture of their current water source and some pictures from our previous projects in the same region of Papua New Guinea.
Did you know that Rotary International offers select discounts to our members? You will find discounts on entertainment, shopping, travel, and some products like Zoom. If you need a Zoom account with a 20% discount, click on the "Save 20%..." under the "Explore Discounts" orange box on this webpage :
You need a log-in to find discounts on travel, movie tickets, restaurants, theme parks, and more.  Go to:

Want more out of your Rotary membership?  Check out the Rotary Fellowships and Action Groups!  Rotary Fellowships are international groups that share a common passion. Being part of a fellowship is a fun way to make friends around the world, explore a hobby or profession, and enhance your Rotary experience. Contact these D5000 members for more information:

Wine Appreciation:  Liz Kane,
Whiskey DRAM:  Laine Kohama,
International Yachting: Jenny Do,
Beer Rotarians Enjoy Worldwide: (looking for members)
Flying Rotarians: Darryl Ng,
Rotarian Musicians: Jim Hoban,
Rotary Means Business: Naomi Masuno,
Travel and Hosting: Steve Yoshida,
Gin-Ted Faigle,
For information, contact District Vocational and Fellowship Chair, Nancy Cabral,
A complete list of Fellowships can be found at:
Events and Fundraisers Around the District
If you have an event or fundraiser to share, please email a brief summary and the flyer, if applicable to :
Events and fundraisers will be posted on this webpage:
CLICK HERE to go to the sitepage for details on these upcoming fundraisers:
Oahu-8/14/22, 9am. Eco Rotary Yoga and Mimosas fundraiser.
Maui- by 9/15/22. Kihei-Wailea School Supplies Drive
CLICK HERE for the Service Project webpage
Big Island-8/6/22, 8:30am. East Hawaii clubs Paint Pahoa Town Service Project