Mulligans on the Blue
Dec 06, 2013 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Seabury Interact Art With Heart benefit
Seabury Hall Performance Center
Dec 08, 2013 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Ohana Night at Kihei Youth Center
Kihei Youth Center
Dec 17, 2013 05:30 PM - 08:00 PM
The Home of Karen & Jim Calandra
Dec 21, 2013 06:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Rotary District 5000 Rice Rally
Jan 11, 2014
YMCA Camp Keanae
Jan 24, 2014 04:00 PM - Jan 26, 2014 01:15 PM
Whale Day Parade
South Kihei Road
Feb 15, 2014 12:09 AM - 10:00 AM
Rotarians at Work Day
Apr 26, 2014
Conference of Rotary Clubs of District 5000
Turtle Bay Resort
May 02, 2014 - May 04, 2014
Rotary International Convention in Sydney
Jun 01, 2014 - Jun 04, 2014
Posted by Kim Dobson on Dec 01, 2013
A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.
John C Maxwell
Drop drop off your HI5 redemption aluminum cans and plastic bottles at any of the five Aloha Recycling locations (in Kihei accross from Hope Chapel) and tell them credit the amount to our club. The club will get the full 5 cents for each container and you can ge a receipt for tax purposes.
Rotary International partners with Global FoodBanking Network and Youth Services America
New Rotarian Action Group helps countries grow food that suits their nutritional needs
Correcting the "Green Revolution" mistake of promoting Americani-European farming in developing countries, this Rotary project changes the focus to indigenous crops that can allow the population to eat more nutritiously according to their specific needs and are already adapted to local pests, diseases, and climatic conditions.
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Rotary Club of Kihei-Wailea
Luncheon Meeting at Mulligan's on the Blue
November 27, 2013
Pledge of Allegiance was led by Bob Dunning
Kula Mixed Greens Salad, Chef Soup of the Day, Corned Beef and Cabbage with Dijon Crream Sauce, Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes, Brownies
The inspiration was a well produced short narrated video that pointed out the limits of our historical habits of defining ourselves as discrete and separate beings and the limits of our social, economic and political actions designed to control a hostile external world. It went on to describe a view of life, supported by quantum physics and other sciences, of an interdependent world and how each of our actions is significant and important service moving us towards "... the possible world our heart knows to be true."
Gloria Lukens introduced visitors:
- Horary Members Ed & Ethyl
- Janice Eisler returned for second week in a row.
- Richard & Fiona Coalter from North Saanich, BC Cananda, 30 miles south of Vancouver.
- Jon and Joanne Helm. John Saanich BC Rotary CLub Director of Vocational & Youth Services.
- Oly Wise from Seattle who has 51 years of perfect attendance in his club and has visited our club approximately 50 times over the years.
- John Slyvester, Immediate Past President of Rotary Club of Los Altos, CA, here visiting his son & daughter-in-law.
- Karen Calandra, who is becoming a Friend of the club.
- Past President Mark Middleton and speaker Shayla Middleton.
We sang our welcome song to our guests.
Mark Toliver added a notice about our Food Drive in his business newsletter.
The Fall Ball with Interact Club at Seabury Hall
- Whiskey Tasting Fundraiser on Friday December 6 at Mulligans, with a Tennessee Whiskey Master. Whiskey and matching pupus.
- Art With Heart, Fundraiser for Seabury Interact Club, December 8.
- Ohana Night at Kihei Youth Center with special appearance by our club's own Santa Claus.
- Holiday Party hosted by Karen & Jim Calandra on December 21. (details coming soon)
Board of Directors Secretary
Speaker Seekers for 2014
Please donate to the Hawaii Rotary Youth Foundation. $25-$35 per member check or charge will keep the scholarships available for students.
- Susan Bradford acknowledged Mark Harbison for collecting 68 turkeys in the food drive, Susan Bradford for Mark's food drive work, and JudithCatherine for putting together the wonderful square dance party.
- Richard Fiona is happy to be on Maui and to meet us all
- Bob Dunning pointed out the bounty we have to be thankful for.
- Janice Eisleer was thankful to be here
- Cecelia Camp was happy for Thanksgiving (every day is Thanksgiving) and for having four days off. work.
- Ed & Ethyl were happy to have an unusual day off and be able to come the club because of the holiday.
- Oly Wise gave a shout out to "one fine Rotarian", Phil Graham, a past member of our club.
- John Sylvester doesn't say he's proud to be an American because he didn't have anythig to do with it. What he does say is that he's thankful to be an American.
- Karen Calandra was happy to be with our wonderful group.
- Charlotte George Smith for getting her book, Race the Sun, into the Barnes & Noble online bookstore. She also is fixing her water bed that was punctured by her kitty cat.
- Jim Calandra gave 52 happy anniversary dollars, one for each year of his marriage.
- Frank Schuster gave a shalom and 8 happy dollars, one for each day of the Holday of Lights, hoping we all see the light more than just for 8 days.
- Mark Middleton was happy to see all the members of the club.
- Mark Harbison had a happy twenty to thank everyone who worked on the food drive, which collected 16 turkeys and about $1,500 plus a large amount of donated food.
Barry Hyman introduced our two speakers who have benefited from the Rotary Foundation--Past President Cynthia Clarke and Shayla Middleton, who spoke of their experiences—Cynthia as a GSE team member to Finland in 2001, and Shayla as a Rotary Exchange Student in the Philippines who returned 20 years later to implement a $50,000 grant.
Cynthia passed around a photo album of her GSE team experience. She described the qualifications (non-rotarian between 25 and 40 years old) and District Governors decide on which countries for the exchange. Cultural and professional exchange to learn how people in other countries do business and develop an appreciation for their culture and language and fellowship. Cynthia had a modeling agency at the time. Some of the people she met became like family subsequently came to Maui. She described her travels to Estonia, Sweden, and many Finish towns, including the ironworks factory in Fiskars and the Noika factory.. She learned about daily vodka drinking and the daily follow-up sauna therapy Her team did hula in the frigid Finish weather and one Rotary Club. Finland, like Hawaii, is an island culture. She attended an old-school Rotary club in Helsinki, still near the rebirth of their country, where members were choosing among themselves who would run the railroad and other major administrations. She saw city-block-sized holiday bonfires, met many artists and craftsmen.
Shayla presented her slide show from 2009, which is in a photo album on our facebook page. She was 15 when she was an exchange student to the Philippines, the youngest ever to travel from her district., but because the Philippine system was so far behind the U.S. at the time, she was able to come in second in the National College Entrance Exam, which she took in Tagali, the native language. She had a best friend, who was the only person in the tiny town where she stayed with very shy foster families. Then 20 years later she became a Rotarian and proposed a water tower project near her foster town. In 2009 she and Mark Harbison helped develop a $50,000 grant. The water supplied an old civic center, refurbished as housing for the need by Tita Lulu, the local head of the welfare center. It included a girl's crisis center, She returned eleven months later and sponsored a second grant there by our club. The beautifully furnished dorm housed many young children who had been living on the street. They learned hygiene and had a Livelihood Center that thought them how to start their own businesses. The complex also had a persons with disabilities center that housed a group of blind children who formed a band called See No Evil. The grant helped the center serve everyone from kids to the elderly with band equipment, school supplies, items for opening the Aloha bakery, tools, medicine, wheelchairs, crutches, supply the public library with 15 computers and a commercial copying machine. One of the dorms had a fire, which is common because of low standards in the electrical workers legion. The water tower, center and bakery are still in operation. The town was spared from the recent huge typhoon.
Charlotte George Smith drew the Magic Marble ticket for a chance on the $353 pot, but, alas, not the Magic Marble.
Heather Bellaine led us in the 4-Way Test to close the meeting.
How long have you lived on Maui? 10 years
When did you join rotary? 1969. I have been a member of four other Rotary clubs
What is the most unusual job you've worked at? I was manager/host of a brownstone residence in Washing DC, where 10 members of US Congress had their "home away from home" when Congress was in session.
What one word best describes you? Integrity
What is one thing you wish you could change about yourself? I would like to be more disciplined.
What is the biggest risk you ever took? It's a tie--Rowing to the edge of Iguazu Falls in South America in a man powered, oar powered rowboat. Also...sitting 6-12 feet from about 10 gorillas in the wild of Rwanda.
What did you want to be when you were little? A trapper. When I was in grade school, I actually ran a trap line for muskrat about 40 miles north of New York City.
What is the next immediate priority in your life? Staying Healthy.
Name 2 things on your "bucket list" (1) To live in Africa for a minimum of six months and help the local people with the many challenges they face every day (2) To live in South/Central America for a minimum of six months and do the same thing.
What is the biggest challenge you've overcome? Showing up! I think the biggest challenge we all encounter is to face life straight on every day and try to do the right thing!
Congratulations and Thanks for being our Member of the Month, Joe!!!
AUNG SAN SUU KYI SPEAKS TO THE ROTARY GLOBAL PEACE FORUM
One of the Five Avenues of Service: Club Service
December 4, 2013
Setup/Pledge of Allegiance: Heather Ballaine
Greeter/Inspiration: Barry Hyman
Happy Dollars: Cecilia Camp
Cashier: Kim Dobson
Audio/Video: Don Gross
Photographer: Cynthia Clark
Minutes: Billie Moksnes
Breakdown/Four Way Test: Dave Ballaine
Magic Marble: Paige Fontaine
THE ROTARY FOUNDATION MINUTE
The mission of The Rotary Foundation is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the suppo rt of education, and the alleviation of poverty.
A big portionof that mandate includes polio eradication through Polio Plus.
The Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of the Foundation who share its vision of a better world.
How can you help? Donate today to Polio Plus or Rotary Foundation Annual Programs Fund.
Checks should be made payable to
The Rotary Foundation and your donation is tax deductible.
You may turn in your donation to Barry Hyman, our Foundation Chair person!
Donating to the Rotary Foundation is supposed to be a continuing process. Rotarians worldwide are asked to contribute at least $100 per year to The Rotary Foundation,
....even after becoming Paul Harris Fellows.
Club Duty Descriptions:
Descriptions Online at: http://www.mauirotary.org/RolesandDuties.cfm
Missed a meeting and need a make-up? Log on to RCKW.org and watch at least two of the meeting videos, then write Secretary Stuart Karlan a note so your make-up will help the club's attendance record. Other ways to earn make up credit is by:
- Attending another Rotary club's meeting - or
- Attending a RCKW board meeting, attending an RCKW committee meeting - or
- Attending an RCKW sponsored event.
When you make up a missed meeting, you are not only helping yourself, you are helping your club!
Invite someone to Rotary today!
What are some of the benefits of being an RCKW member?
• Satisfaction of helping others, broaden circle of friends
• Being affilitated with International humanitarian projects
• Becoming aware of the needs of your community
• Feeling great about really making a difference.
Got someone in mind who may be interested in membership? Invite them to a meeting. There is a simple contact form in the storage cabinet that you to fill out and give to the membership chair or secretary "How to Propose a New Member".
Each One! Reach One! Because membership in Rotary is by invitation only, it is important for every one of us to invite a friend to Rotary. More members means more energy, fresh ideas, more hands for service projects, more fellowship!
The Four Way test of things we think, say, and do
First- Is it the truth?
Second- Is it fair to all concerned?
Third- Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
Fourth- Will it be beneficial to all concerned? .... And
Fifth- Is it fun?
|RCKW Mission Statement: In the spirit of the Rotary Four-Way Test, strive to improve the lives, health, and well being of citizens (with a special emphasis on children) in our community and that of underprivileged communities around the world. Achieve meaningful results for our service projects in an atmosphere of fun, fellowship, and aloha.
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