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You can support the Rotary Club of Kihei-Wailea at no additional cost to you when you shop at All you have to do is click on the Amazon link. Amazon's website will come up, and all you have to do is shop like you normally would. Amazon will donate between 5%-15% of your purchase back to our club! Click and shop now. It's that easy!

Grant presentation to Kihei Charter School Kihei Charter Middle School
Jul 31, 2014 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
School Supply Drive Longs Drug
Aug 03, 2014 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Reception for District Governor Laura Steelquest Pioneer Inn Courtyard
Aug 15, 2014 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Posted by Kim Dobson on Jul 24, 2014

"Failure is not the opposite of success, it is a part of success." 







Happy July Birthday To:

Kim Dobson-10th

Susan Bradford-30th

Kitty now at $234

  Rotary Recycling

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

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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.

Read the details.

Editor Kimberly Dobson
If you have any comments or questions, please contact the editor.

President Jim Calandra





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Rotary Club of Kihei-Wailea
Luncheon Meeting at Mulligan's on the Blue 
July 23, 2014








Cream of Mushroom Soup

Mixed Green Salad

Whole Roasted Chicken

Mashed Potatoes

Vegetable Medley

Lilikoi Cheesecake






By: Scott Matthews


Scott Matthews is currently a consultant in the Hospitality industry.  He has worked in hotel management for 24 years.  He graduated from university in Canada with degree in Biology and Chemistry.  Scott went to Europe after college for a year, then came back to Whistler to ski for a weekend.  He met a hotel manager on the ski lift who offered him a job.  He worked in that hotel for 6 years in a multitude of positions from the ground up.  After leaving that hotel he moved to Vancouver and worked for several hotels over the following several years.  Scott ultimately became a trainer for Marriott Renaissance. Scott’s wife also works in the hotel industry.  He eventually became a consultant but he ran out of time before he explained how they ended up in Maui last year!


  • Meet DG Laura Steelquest Cocktail Reception on July 22nd, 5:30 pm at home of Jim & Karen Calandra. Pupus welcome -- wine & soda provided. Please sign-up! 
    She will also be our featured speaker the following day.
  • Firming up Tour of the new Kihei Police station/facility – Paige to coordinate with the Kihei Police Department to be held on:  Wednesday, 30th in lieu of the regularly scheduled Rotary Wednesday meeting.– [box lunch]

  • Kihei Charter Middle School, July 31st at noon – official presentation of the lab equipment we donated with another local grant.
  • When shopping on Amazon, shop via our club’s website; Amazon donates 5% of the purchase to our club.






















Cynthia Clark

How long have you lived on Maui? 23 Amazing Years!   
When did you join rotary?  August 2001 

What is the most unusual job you've worked at?  As a cigarette girl in a 1950's themed nightclub in Manhattan in the 1980’s

What one word best describes you? Chameleon
What is one thing you wish you could change about yourself?  Make decisions quicker and move on! 

What is the biggest risk you ever took?   At 20 years old, buying a one way ticket to Europe with a few hundred dollars in my pocket, having no job or anyone I knew who lived there

What did you want to be when you were little? Artist or athlete    

What is the next immediate priority in your life?  Moving in with my boyfriend ;)

Name two things on your bucket list: Experiencing the Karlovy Vary Spa outside Prague, Czech Republic and the Amalfi Coast of Italy 

What is the biggest challenge you've overcome?  Staying in business for over 20 years on Maui!

          Congratulations and Thanks for being our Member of the Month, Cynthia.





Club Duties 


One of the Five Avenues of Service: Club Service


August 6, 2014

Setup/Pledge-Susan Bradford

Greeter/Joke of the Day-Joe Mitchell

Cashier-Kim Dobson

Happy Dollars/Vocational Moment-Marianne Curry

Audio/Video-Stuart Karlan

Photographer-Kit Hawkins

Minutes-Alice McDermott

Breakdown/4way Test-Mark Harbison

Magic Marble-Paige Fontaine



August 13, 2014 

Setup/Pledge-Cynthia Clark

Greeter/Joke of the Day-Mary Margaret Baker

Cashier-Marianne Curry

Happy Dollars/Vocational Moment-Kim Dobson

Audio/Video-Stuart Karlan

Photographer-Kit Hawkins

Minutes-Barry Hyman

Breakdown/4way Test-Judith Catherine Lam

Magic Marble-Paige Fontaine


August 20, 2014 

Setup/Pledge-Ron Harris

Greeter/Joke of the Day-Susan Bradford

Cashier-Cecelia Camp

Happy Dollars/Vocational Moment-Karen Siangco

Audio/Video-Stuart Karlan

Photographer-Kit Hawkins

Minutes-Hayley Wood

Breakdown/4way Test-Scott Matthews

Magic Marble-Paige Fontaine



August 27, 2014 

Setup/Pledge-Mary Margaret Baker

Greeter/Joke of the Day-Cynthia Clark

Cashier-Karen Siangco

Happy Dollars/Vocational Moment-Cecelia Camp

Audio/Video-Stuart Karlan

Photographer-Kit Hawkins


Breakdown/4way Test-Susan Bradford

Magic Marble-Paige Fontaine























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.  





Speaker Seekers

January—Paige Fontaine

February—Susan Bradford

March—Lois Prey

 Club Duty Descriptions:    

Descriptions Online at:



Missed a meeting and need a make-up?  Log on to 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:

  1. Attending another Rotary club's meeting - or
  2. Attending a RCKW board meeting, attending an RCKW committee meeting - or
  3. 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.

Please call or send newsletter corrections and suggestions to Stuart Karlan: 891-8457,