Aloha Rotarians!
Spring is almost here and I hope you can feel the fresh air and the excitement of new opportunities.  There are a lot of projects coming to life that you may be interested in.  We have the Rotary Virtual Friendship Exchange with Russia District 2223 on March 19.  The Spring Training Assemblies are being planned, starting with the Vibrant Club Workshop on March 20 and the marathon sessions on March 27th, April 10th and 17th.  The Statewide Rotarians at Work Day, Care for the Aina project on April 24th will be fun!  The Virtual District Conference is coming together and registration will be open soon.  In the meantime, Star Advertiser is putting together a Rotary Tabloid to tell the Rotary story and businesses have an opportunity to advertise.  Check the flyer at the end of this bulletin.
Wow! Are there a lot of things happening?  Holomua!
DG Naomi Masuno
Ph:  808-492-0126
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   People of Action, Are you looking for a way to make a difference in our                     community? There’s a project happening that needs you. Service Project page         for Opportunities:
  • Oahu:  Kūpuna vaccination outreach, tentatively 3/16 and other sites after 3/22, 8am-1pm at public housing properties and other sites across Oahu. 15 volunteers for each location are needed to collecting forms at a central location, helping with triaging and possibly going door-to-door to help distribute, fill or collect forms/flyers/ materials. Aging Network spearheaded by the City & County of Honolulu, AARP Hawaiʻi, and Executive Office on Aging are coordinating this  A registration link will be available soon.  District Health Committee Chair Clare Schnurr,
  • Oahu Housing Now Welcome Kit project, Feb to Aug 2021.  Partners in Care and the C & C of Honolulu aim to house 300-350 homeless households in Honolulu, between McCully and Pearl City.  The project is to provide these households with “Welcome Kits” of basic kitchen, bathroom and bedroom supplies, which is about $225 worth of supplies, like toilet paper, pots and pans, cleaning supplies, etc.  The goal is to get about 60 households placed each month.  If you or your club is interested in Welcome Kits, email Cecilia Fong, RC of West Honolulu,
  • State-wide: JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF HAWAII SEEKING 100 VOLUNTEERS BY MARCH 15 TO TEACH VIRTUAL FINANCIAL LITERACY CLASSES for K-12th grade on all islands. The average time commitment for a teaching volunteer is 6-8 hours. Each class entails five (5) sessions which average 45 minutes. There is some platform training and pre-class preparation time involved. Volunteers must be comfortable using video conferencing tools and be available to teach classes during school hours. For more information or to get involved as a volunteer, please email Ann Dang, program director, at or visit
           For East Hawaii Junior Achievement, Contact District Manager, Laura                           Robinson, know if you would like to volunteer.Her phone is 808-292-0570 and               email is more info, contact Sharon  Scheele, RC of                   Hilo Bay,
  • State-wide:  Ridge to Reef Trash/Plastics pickup for Rotarians at Work Day on April 24, 2021. Pick a site, let the island coordinator know where it is and let’s take care of the Aina!  Commitment form attached. Each group to decide where, when. Logistics, supplies, size of group and partners.  Bring family, friends, other community groups, Interactors, Rotaractors, Lions!  Island Coordinators:
           Kauai: John Harder,    
           Maui: Mariko Higashi,
           East Hawaii:Keith Greer,
           West Hawaii:  TBD
  • D5000 (Hawaii) & D2223 (Russia) hosting Rotary Friendship Exchange Zoom event!   Friday, March 19th, 8:00 - 9:30 pm (HST)  It will be a fun and entertaining virtual cultural night! The program will include cuisine presentations, music & dance performances and optional half an hour of fellowship! To RSVP, please follow this link
           To contact, please email at
  • Big Island:  Waiakea Kokua Initiative Diaper Drive, March 1-31. Over 4,000 keiki ages 0-5 live below the poverty level and families need to choose between diapers and food.  $100 can provide diapers for a child for the entire month. Donate to the Hawaii Children’s Action Network’s Hawaii’s Diaper Bank.  Scan the QR code on the flyer.  For more info, contact Geoli Ng, RC of Hilo Bay,
  • 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 can not afford the $150 application fee through its Can You Hear Us Now? program.  Rotary Gift of Sound                        
Upcoming Webinars
Date and Time Webinar Topic Recommended Audience:
3/16, Tues 5:30pm Youth Service Chairs Youth Service Chairs
3/16, Tues 6pm Environment D5000 Group Interested Rotarians.
3/17, Wed 6pm Young Professionals Network Guest Speaker Terry George
3/19, Fri 8pm Friendship Exchange- Russia Register to participate
3/20, Sat 8-9am ClubRunner Web Design Club Webmasters
3/20, Sat 9-11am Vibrant Club Workshop Presidents, PE s, Club Trainer
3/27, 4/10, 4/17 Sat Spring Training Assembly All Rotarians
4/1, Thur, 5-5:30pm International Service-Bhutan Those interested in Bhutan
4/5, Mon 7pm President/PE Transition President & PE Training
4/6, Tues, 7pm Rotary Marketplace All Rotarians
Russell Hampton
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