On Wednesday, August 28th, the sponsorship committee of the IC2020 HOC held a Sponsorship Pau Hana at the Waikiki Yacht Club. The invitation was accepted by over 60 attendees - including Rotarians who were designated as their club’s Point of Contact for the upcoming convention - to enjoy a delicious buffet of appetizers, wine, beer and other beverages.
HOC chairman and PDG Del Green with Diana Doan greeted the guests with fresh orchid lei and a Goodie Bag containing the IC2020 Honolulu pin,  a sponsorship information packet, and product donated by Elvira Lo, Tom Matthews, and PDG Laura Steelquist.
Potential sponsors learned that from June 6 – 10, 2020, over 25,000 Rotarians will attend the 111th Rotary International Convention and how Hawaii businesses will benefit greatly from the convention for years to come. Many agreed that their support
of the convention will definitely bring their businesses to the front line, and how their support can also be their way of saying to District 5000 Rotarians – we believe in you.
We believe in all the good work that you have been doing in your community and around the world – the water wells you’ve dug; the schools you’ve built; the food you’ve brought to the tables of poverty-stricken families; the schools you’ve re-painted; the scholarships you’ve awarded to financially-challenged students; the love and honor you’ve paid to our U.S. veterans; and the helping hand you’ve extended to our kupuna…and our homeless who have lost their way; and the diseases you are helping to eradicate. It’s our way of saying to Rotarians– keep up the good work on behalf of all of Hawaii…but please, don’t stop working.
The sponsorship packet included information about a variety of events that the HOC will be producing during the convention; an order sheet for the IC2020 Aloha Shirt;
and the Rights and Benefits sheet for the 10K Maile and 6K Pikake levels, as well as the Mahalo Level sponsorship for individuals.
Mahalo to Janet Sheffer from Mana Means Communication, Robyn McCreary for producing the wonderful video, DGE Naomi Masuno, DGN Sandy Matsui, PDGs Del Green, Roz Cooper, John Steelquist, Laura Steelquist, Nalani Flinn; Diana Doan; and sponsorship committee members Brenna Dicks, Sally Blanchard, Paul Alimbuyao, Virgil Vergara, and David Livingston.
For more information, contact Sponsorship Committee co-chairs, Sonya Mendez at sonyamendezrotary808@gmail.com; Dick May at rmayhi02@hotmail.com; or Ron Tsukamaki at rtsukamaki@aol.com