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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 14, 2014

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Happy July Birthday To:

Kim Dobson-10th

Susan Bradford-30th

Kitty now at $227

  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.

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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.

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President Jim Calandra





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Rotary Club of Kihei-Wailea
Luncheon Meeting at Mulligan's on the Blue 
July 9, 2014



Jim Calandra called the meting to order at 12:15 p.m.

Judith Catherine led us in the Pledge of Allegiance 


Inspiration given by:  Mark Harbison

Inspired to increase membership – Visited Zone 26 web site -- going public next week -- keeping membership on track to be a premier club in 2014/15.





Kalua Pork and Cabbage

Steamed Rice

Cream of Mushroom Soup

Caesar Salad

Homemade Brownies


Ray, our summer Kohola Mai, of Scottsdale, AZ attended today’s meeting.  
Ray’s initial visit to Maui was 40 years ago.  This is his – 38th year return to Maui.  
In his words “Glad to be here – at my age, glad to be anywhere.” 
 Ray will celebrate a special wedding anniversary in September -- 50 years!  

ImageFirst Lady, Karen Calendra   Image
Sam Millington – Management Consultant spearheading 2 projects on Maui – Will impact Maui’s economy in positive ways 

Become a Rotarian and further the cause of peace

July 13, 2014
The Maui News
I helped install latrines in a rural village, Prey O'Mal, in Cambodia.
These villagers had no sanitary facilities. Without latrines, families experienced dysentery and other sanitation-related illnesses. There were no options other than using the open fields, woods or rivers. Therefore, contamination had been major causes for diseases.


These villagers could not do it alone unless they received education about the dangers of contaminating water sources and were trained to work together to install these facilities. They needed materials to outfit outdoor latrine structures.

As a Rotarian, with the Rotary Club of Kihei Wailea, we collectively partake in international issues through the process of grant writings. That's right, I may have not been there personally, but the Rotary Club of Kihei Wailea partnered with the Rotary Club of Calgary Cambodia to provide aid.


Rotary humanitarian efforts involve 1.4 million professional leaders around the world who network as volunteers to carry out projects locally, nationally and internationally.


Rotary Club of Kihei Wailea is just one of 10 clubs on Maui. Come join us at our luncheon meetings at Mulligans on the Blue restaurant in Wailea from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. Wednesdays. Take time off from work and lunch with us. 

Find out how you, too, can offer personal talents, treasures and time as a Rotarian. You can be assured to be part of furthering the cause of peace around the world - and on Maui.

JudithCatherine Lam


By: Karen Siangco

Karen spoke of her journey to the position she currently holds as Branch Manager of First Hawaiian Bank. 

She attended Maui Community College and received a degree in Administration.  Her initial interest was in the judicial system.  With proficiency in short-hand and typing, she also applied at Wells Fargo Financial.  There, she received training for the position of manager [which paid more].  In 1995 Wells Fargo merged with another company and services were streamlined.  She expressed her gratitude for 19 years of training in lending and management and left the company in 2008 to work for American Savings Bank [Kihei Branch]. In March of 2010, she applied for a position with First Hawaiian Bank which was a “stepping stone” to management.  

Karen became a Branch Manager [Wailea] with First Hawaiian Bank in September of 2012 a position she accepted without hesitation.  She described the business of banking as stressful, with many associated responsibilities relative to rules, regulations, relationships; personnel – motivational/training; customers and complaints – 3 of the 5 core values of business banking include:  Character, Caring and Confidence.



  • 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.


Gloria – Wish Alice the best – Glad we are off to a good year 
Ray-Happy to be back on Maui–Attended rotary meetings for 25 years now!
 Miss those no longer with us – God bless you all.

Stuart – Happy his new equipment is working out.

Sad that Alice will not be here full time.

Happy Karen and Janice are new note takers.

Happy/sad dollars – daughter has decided to attend school in Calif. – Alice will be commuting to Maui to work – Will spent ½ year on Maui/1/2 year Calif. – this is the reason why she has not been committing since everything was up in the air – Will still be a member of the club.  
Cecelia collecting Happy Dollars 
Don–Happy to have daughter and son visiting 
Busy dollars – double meetings today 
Happy that Jim is getting through 2nd meeting 

Also Happy (not pictured)

Mark Harbison, Scott Matthews, and Karen Siangco


President Jim told us about the refigerator donation ceremony at Kihei Youth center, but since the video wasn't working, he promised to show the photos next week.



Joe Mitchell agreed to tell the joke of the week if he could tell a really filthy joke, but Jim said he had to get it out of the "Reader's Digest" that he provides. So this is the filthiest joke Joe could find in the "Readers Digest". 

"I'm thinking of leaving my husband", complained the economist's wife. "All he does is stand at the end of the bed and tell me how good things are going to be".

Paige introduced our guest speaker today, Sam Millington, Principal of ShakaDog Management Consulting. Sam spoke on Anaergia Services Waste Conversion to energy project and the West Maui Energy Park Agriculture project.  Highlights shared were as follows:

  • Global leader in offering sustainable solutions for the generation of renewable energy and the conversion of waste to resources.
  •  120 Projects world-wide
  •  Contract entered into with the County of Maui in November 2014
  •  Coal will no longer have to be imported
  •  100M investment to Central Maui with creation of possible 150 jobs/ 20-40 long-term
  •  Great boom for economy  
  •  Extended life for the landfill by 3 to 4X
  •  Water filtration System/Reclamation of water /Preservation of reefs
  •  Crop rotation
  •  Great tool to recruit other businesses to Maui
  •  Projected Plant up and running in year 2017/2018

Anaergia Services is currently responsible for developing and implementing the Maui Integrated Waste Conversion and Energy Project (IWCEP).  The centerpiece of this innovative effort will be the $100 million Maui Resource Recovery Facility (MRRF), which will enhance recycling, prolong the life of Maui's Landfill, minimize public-sector waste management costs, produce two renewable energy sources, create jobs, and generate tax revenues to benefit Maui and the State.

Anaergia is also developing the agriculture-based Maui Energy Park in West Maui.  This project will return fallow agricultural land to productive use, transform energy crops into renewable energy sources, provide firm power to the West Side, and utilize R-1 recycled water which the County is currently forced to place in near-shore injection wells.

Anaergia is an innovative, environmentally-responsible resource recovery technology leader.  Over the past 20 years, Anaergia has successfully developed more than 1,600 waste conversion and renewable energy projects throughout the world. With 29 patents and a diverse portfolio of exclusive licensing agreements, Anaergia and its Project Partners possess the expertise in equipment design, process engineering, project integration, and operations to deliver high-quality, state-of-the-art resource recovery technology to Maui.

Thank you Sam!


Guest Speaker, Sam reading the lucky ticket number
Joe reaching in..hoping for the white marble 

Paige Fontaine assisted with Magic Marble-

Joe Mitchell - Ticket Winner: $227 dollars in the pot /Lucky Number:  59116 – Joe “think white”

 Sorry….. Dark marble chosen….better luck next time.





Judith assisting Stuart with our "Aloha Song"

4-Way Test lead by Karen Siangco

Meeting Ended at: 1:15 p.m.



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


July 16, 2014

Setup/Pledge-Mark Harbison

Greeter/Inspiration-Ron Harris

Cashier-Kim Dobson

Happy Dollars-Karen Siangco

Audio/Video-Stuart Karlan

Photographer-Cynthia Clark

Minutes-Hayley Wood?

Breakdown/4way Test-Cecila Camp

Magic Marble-Paige Fontaine



July 23, 2014 

Setup/Pledge-Scott Matthews

Greeter/Inspiration-Tom Blackburn Rodriguez?

Cashier-Cecelia Camp

Happy Dollars-Cecilia Camp

Audio/Video-Stuart Karlan

Photographer-Cynthia Clark

Minutes-Barry Hyman?

Breakdown/4way Test-Ronni Sofaly

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.


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The Rotary Foundation and your donation is tax deductible.  


You may turn in your donation to Barry Hyman, our Foundation Chair person!


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Speaker Seekers

January—Paige Fontaine

February—Susan Bradford

March—Lois Prey

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• Becoming aware of the needs of your community
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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!

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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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