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Events:
Oahu, Jan 28, 5-9pm. Hawaii Beer Fest 2023 Winter Edition at Bishop Museum Great Lawn. Rotary Club of Honolulu, The Odom Corporation,  Hawaiian Ice, Summit Media, Power 104.3, KCCN FM 100, and Krater 96.  Event-goers can sample over 100 craft and draft beer styles and hard seltzers, featuring select international breweries, and including America and Hawaii’s favorite beer brands and breweries. Hawaii Beer Fest will also feature a variety of food booths, retail booths, adult party games, as well as, exclusive samples of beers found locally only at Hawaii Beer Fest…for one-night only!  A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Rotary Club of Honolulu. Tickets for the 21 and over event will be available at TicketTailor.  More information at hawaiibeerfest.com
 
Oahu, Jan 30, 6-8pm at Restaurant 604, 57 Arizona Memorial Dr. RC of West Pearl Harbor's Business networking event. Before Rotary became the world's leading service organization, it started as a business networking organization - recognizing the value each club member's various professions and vocations contributes to help strengthen and grow their community. There is something special about meeting someone through service and then doing business with them. These last couple years have been challenging for many businesses however due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has affected their ability to give back to their community.  Since January is Vocational Service month on Rotary events calendar, West Pearl Harbor Rotary club invites you to join their fun "Speed Business Networking" event to bring the business community together to meet, share ideas and have fun supporting each other. It is a free event with limited seating, so reserve your spot before the 23rd by sending an email to westpearlharborrotary@gmail.com  AND don't forget to bring your business cards! 🙂Pala Walpola 808 485-7045
 
Fundraisers:
There is an urgent need for water for the Marshallese community living in Ocean View on the Big Island.  This community was forced out of their island, Enewetak Atoll, due to the series of nuclear testing that were done on that island.  Enewetak is also where the US military buried the nuclear waste (photo attached) from the bomb testing.  This island is contaminated!  This community chose Ocean View because it is affordable, it offers the same food we are used to (fish, taro, coconut, breadfruit), and it allows community members to continue the lifestyle they are used to living back home (multi-generational families living under one roof).  Unfortunately, there is no water and the only way to get water is to haul it up from the county water line.  Some families can only afford a 5-gallon or a 300-gallon container of water per day, some have no car so they rely on neighbors that own vehicles to help haul water for them.  The immediate need is to purchase a flatbed truck that can haul larger amounts of water.  A used truck is worth $50-$60,000.  The Rotary Clubs of Hawaii Island have made a commitment to help this community and have raised $30,000 so far.  This project is being spearheaded by Rotary Club of South Hilo.  As a Marshallese, I cannot sit by and watch my family members go through this.  I ask for your help in raising money for this cause.  My goal is to raise $10,000 and I plan to challenge 100 Rotarians and non-Rotarians to each give up to $100.  I thank those of you who have made a commitment so far.  
If you would like to participate in this cause, please let me know how much you would like to give and send in your check payable to: Rotary Club of South Hilo Foundation,P.O. Box 6173,Hilo, HI  96720
Submitted by President Della Nakamoto, RC of Kahului
 
Purple Pink Bracelet, a fundraiser for PolioPlus by RC of Mililani Sunrise. Purchase a handmade Purple Pinkie bracelet for $25 and $10 will be donated to Polio Plus ($5 included for postage and handling).