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Oct 29, 2014
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Nov 05, 2014
Aging, Dementia and Services provided by Maui Adult Day Care Centers
Nov 12, 2014
The Deaf Community on Maui
Nov 19, 2014
Pukoko: A Hawaiian in the American Civil War. He will be sharing his writings with the club.
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Rotary Youth Foundation Golf Tournament Kai Course
Oct 25, 2014 07:00 AM
Meeting at Kihei Youth Center Kihei Youth Center
Oct 29, 2014 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Food Bank Drive at Safeway Safeway
Nov 22, 2014
Food Bank Drive at Safeway Safeway
Nov 23, 2014
Posted by Kim Dobson on Oct 10, 2014

“Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they are capable of being.”




Happy October Birthday To:

Janice Eisler-20th

Jeanne Duberstein-21st

Mary Margaret Baker-26th

Tom Blackburn Rodriguez-26th

Kitty now at $406

  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.

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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 
October 1, 2014

Meeting was called to order at 12:15pm

Pledge of Allegiance was led by at Don Gross. 




Scott Matthews read a quot by Jim Rohn, a well-known, motivational speaker.

“There are two types of pain you will go through in life,
the pain of discipline and the pain of regret.
Discipline weighs ounces while regret weighs tons.”

Mike Bauman, Rotarian from Texas
was a member of our club from 1983-86
Read a 1985 meeting agenda item—the
club petitioned the county to put in a stop
light at Lipoa and So. Kihei Rd.—to be the 
first traffic light on all of So. Kihei Rd.
Dues then were $90 per year,
and fines a maximum of $40 per year.
Terry Alling, Kihei 

 Scott Hunt
Scott Hunt, Kihei
MC, Musician  and owner of
commercial window cleaning business. 
Jodene Hawkins, Guest Speaker



Don Gross provided the “joke of the day”—

seems bartenders can be very helpful.

Janson went to a psychiatrist. “Doc,” he said, “I’ve got trouble. Every time I get into bed I think there’s somebody under it. If I get under the bed I think there’s somebody on top of it. Top, under, top, under—I’m going crazy!”

“Just put yourself in my hands for two years”, the doctor says, “and come back three times a week and I’ll cure you.”

“How much do you charge doc?”

“One hundred dollars per visit.”

He said, “I’ll think about it.”

Janson never went back. Six months later he met the doctor on the street. “Why didn’t you ever come back to see me again?”, asked the psychiatrist.

“For a hundred bucks a visit!? A bartender cured me for ten dollars.”

“Is that so. How?”

“He told me to cut the legs off the bed.“


Thai Chicken Curry Soup

Spinach Salad

Mahi Mahi with Citrus Beurre Blanc

Sauteed Mixed Vegetables

Potatoes Au Gratin

Pumpkin Pie


Please Sign up for the following:

  • Potential Rotary Leaders Seminar (PRLS) Workshop – Oct 11 All day course $40, club will pay

  • Maui Children Youth Day – Oct 11, KYC

  • Food Bank Collection – 11/22, 11/23 Safeway

  • Island Wide Polio Plus Fundraiser – 11/25


Mark Harbison, happy to have just ordered
the asthma testing equipment for the 
UHMC program our club is supporting.  

Gloria Lukens

Sad for not recognizing Alice’s return from CA

as she was gone the past 6 weeks.


Alan Stevens, happy to be coming early next week
for pre-induction new member orientation, and
happy to be here. 


Terry Alling happy for his 13 year-old daughter’s recent
accomplishment, getting all A’s and earning
a trip to Seattle. Terry also selling tickets to the
Combat Veterans' Association Nov. 8 luau fundraiser.


MaryMargaret Baker

Happy.. but also sad to be leaving for a road trip

to the Southeast area of the mainland.


Alice McDermott

Happy that her son Matt is off to college 

and for daughter, Jessica’s, start to a 

new school in Carlsbad, CA. 


Kit Hawkins

Happy to have his wife, Jodene, 

a "20-camel woman"as guest speaker

Scott Matthews

Scott Matthews was happy to be there.

Stuart Karlan, happy have visited all ten
Maui Rotary Clubs, inviting members
to help sign up people for the
Bone Marrow Donor Registry
at the Maui County Fair
Stephen K
Steven Kiefer, who was sad he’ll miss
next week’s meeting,
but happy he’s getting a new puppy! 
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Scott Matthews auctioned off a large bag of Ghirardelli chocolates

purchased during a recent trip to San Francisco. 

Alice McDermott was the winner with a donation of $40.



Mark Harbison, current Rotary Assistant District Governor for Maui and District 5000 Grants Chairman, lived in Japan for 25 years, initially working on dissertation on a 12th century Japanese poem for a PhD in Japanese at Stanford. Avoiding the only job in his field, which was in Nebraska (too close to Kansas, which he'd spent escaping from for half his life). He then worked for a publishing company in Tokyo and gained fluency in Japanese. When his wife, Lisa, got a job at a Bearing Securities and tripled her salary, he realized he could quickly multiply his own salary and also got a securities industry job, where he stayed for five years doing structured finance and serving as the senior economist in the research department. Back on Maui, he began working in real estate, which is something like structured finance, working with two parties to make a deal and filling in much paperwork He began with Coldwell Banker Island Properties in the Shops at Wailea, and has been with them for many years.


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Jodene Hawkins was our guest speaker. 

Jodene received her Masters of Divinity from the Episcopal Seminary in Virginia with special studies in biblical history and contemporary socio-political-religious realities in Israel and the West Bank. She returned last week from Israel and Egypt with a group of 8 women from Hawaii, Washington state and Minnesota. Her topic will be Israel, Palestine and Egypt, their peoples  political, social and religious challenges existing today, post Gaza/Israel and post Arab  Spring in Egypt. Jodene is uniquely qualified to speak on these topics. Whee, in 1990 she served as Chaplain for St. George’s College in Jerusalem, her husband Kit resigned his lobbying position with the  United States Telephone Association to accompany her in her Middle East work. Jodene has Israeli, Palestinian, Christian Egyptian and Bedouin Egyptian friends who are like family to her and to Kit. Since her 2009 ‘retirement’ she has led many women’s groups to Israel, Jordan and the Sinai Desert. 

Prior to seminary and ordination, Jodene was ranked number one in Washington State tennis both in singles and doubles and was Head Tennis Professional at Sandpoint Country Club in Seattle. She and Kit moved to Maui in 2001. She severed as Interim Chaplain at Seabury Hall and then Head Pastor at St. Elizabeth’s church in Honolulu.Kit was ‘on the move’ with her. They returned to Kihei in 2009 after Jodene “retired.”

Jodene, who returned from her treck in the Sinai one day before our meeting, began by ringing a bell over Near Eastern music, to give us the feeling of being in a Near Eastern Market place and listing the Rotary Clubs many with Muslim, Jewish, and Christian members: 4 in Jerusalem, 2 in the West Bank, 1 in Bethlehem, 19 in Tel Aviv—and in the West Bank 1 in Ramala and 1 being founded in Nabulus, and 20 clubs in Cairo, Egypt. 

The Israel and Palestine area is the size of two "Big Island", but has a population of 8 million people. 75% are Jewish, 20% are Arab, 2% are Christian and 1% is Druze, Israeli citizens living in the Galilee area, some of whom serve in the Israeli army. The largest city is Jerusalem with 900,000 Jewish, Christian and Arab residents. Israeli Jews range from very orthodox to very secular. There are two religions among the Arabs, Islam and Christian. For Jodine, this mix makes the place fascinating.

ImageInstead of looking for a job, Jodene’s job (ordination) looked for her. It wasn’t in her plan, nor was going to Jerusalem of being chaplain at St. George’s College. Now part of her heart, exemplified by her olivewood bracelet from Bethlehem, necklace bearing a Roman coin from the era of the first Temple in Jerusalem, a light blue camel-hair shawl made in Gaza by a non profit supporting the refugee community, a Bedouin skirt made before the demise of their craft, and a Bedouin handbag from a woman’s cooperative in the Sinai desert of Egypt.

ImageShe made her recent trip to the war-torn area because her old friends there told her it was safe. However, because the area has been “hammered” economically, Jodene and her tour group were the only tourists at Saint Catherine’s Monastery at Mt. Sinai and only locals were davening at the Western Wall in Jerusalem and none of the usual bar or bat mitzvahs, none of the usual lines at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

The people Jodene knows there are trying to make things better—Together Beyond Words, an organization to help heal the relationship between Arab and Jewish women in northern Israel; Kids for Peace; Capacitar International; Open House, which held a summer camp for both Arab and Jewish children near Tel Aviv a mist rocket strikes. Jodene provided handouts describing the various organization that are working for peace in the area.

Jodene told us about St. Catherine's monestary at the base of Mount Sinai, to which she has made pilgrimage many times. It was built on in a location that had been used for prayer by monks for centuries, and was built in 525 a.d. by Roman Emperor Justinian. It has never been damaged by military action, partially because of a visit and blessing by Mohammad, and also from the presence, in the center of the the primarily Russian Orthodox monastery, of a mosque inhabited by the monasteries caretakers, members of the muslim Jebbaliah tribe. Portions of the Codex Sinaiatica, the oldest Christian scriptural document in the world, were discovered there and are now housed in the British Meuseum

When asked about a NPR report that public resistance to making peace is hampering goverrnments peacemaking efforts in the Middle East, Jodene responded that for the last 20 years she's spoken to many people from all the ethnic groups involved and they all say, "We pray and are hoping for better times." This is what her friends there are all working for. They don't want their children growing up traumatized by war and social and economic hardship.

When asked to give a closing prayer in the native tongue, Jodene gave us "Alhamdulillah" which means "Thanks be to God". 


Thank you Jodene!



Kit auctioned off a hamsa that Jodene carried in her travels in the Middle East.

hamsa is an amulet shaped like a hand, with three extended fingers in the middle and a curved thumb or pinky finger on either side. 

It is thought to protect against the “evil eye” and is a popular motif in both Jewish and Middle Eastern jewelry.


Kim Dobson won the auction and will donate $30 to the club. (She has this lovely piece hanging in her car)


Stuart Karlan showed the photo of Jim Calandra receiving the slow pour of ice water on the Club's anniversary, and photos from last Saturday's island-wide Rotary project, painting the offices at the Maui Food Bank, helping the food bank receive a $10,000 grant from the Weinberg Foundation.

Susan Bradford & Stuart Karlan
Mark Harbison painting
in a Tommy Bahama slik shirt

Lois Prey letting us know that
the pot for the Magic Marble Draw
 is up to $406! 
Jodine drawing lucky ticket.
Terry Alling won a $20 Tommy Bahama gift card
Sorry Susan--not this time...

The meeting closed with the Four Way Test led by Susan Bradford.




Charlotte George Smith


How long have you lived on Maui? Since March 1998   
When did you join rotary?  November, 2011 

What is the most unusual job you've worked at? First job at NASA, 6 weeks after they opened the first offices in Houston.  The lunar landing program was just gearing up, and the site of the  Johnson Space Center was a cow pasture! 

What one word best describes you? Perseverance       

What is one thing you wish you could change about yourself? 

I want lots more change... of the monetary type!

What is the biggest risk you ever took? Shutting down  a complex life in Houston and moving myself, possessions & 2 cats to Maui when I took early retirement from NASA.

What did you want to be when you were little? A scientist like my Dad, and a pilot.

What is the next immediate priority in your life? Selling books (my own, of course)

Name two things on your bucket list: 

A.  Join the 1%.
     B.  Avoid kicking buckets, especially that one!

What is the biggest challenge you've overcome?  Realizing I can't rule the world till I figure out what in the world is going on!

           Thanks for being our October Member of the Month, Charlotte.





Club Duties 


One of the Five Avenues of Service: Club Service


September 24, 2014


Setup/Pledge-Gloria Lukens

Greeter/Inspiration-Lois Prey

Cashier-Karen Siangco

Happy Dollars-Jeanne Duberstein

Audio/Video-Stuart Karlan

Photographer-Kit Hawkins

Minutes-Janice Eisler

Breakdown/4way Test-Kim Dobson

Magic Marble-Paige Fontaine

October 1, 2014 

Setup/Pledge-Don Gross

Greeter/Inspiration-Scott Matthews

Cashier-Kim Dobson

Happy Dollars-Marianne Curry

Audio/Video-Stuart Karlan

Photographer-Kit Hawkins


Breakdown/4way Test-Susan Bradford

Magic Marble-Paige Fontaine




October 8, 2014 

Setup/Pledge-Joe Mitchell

Greeter/Inspiration-Cynthia Clark

Cashier-Karen Siangco

Happy Dollars-Cecelia Camp

Audio/Video-Stuart Karlan

Photographer-Kit Hawkins

Minutes-Heather Ballaine

Breakdown/4way Test-Jeanne Duberstein

Magic Marble-Paige Fontaine




October 15, 2014 

Setup/Pledge-Mark Harbison

Greeter/Inspiration-Lois Prey

Cashier-Kim Dobson

Happy Dollars-Billie Moksnes

Audio/Video-Stuart Karlan

Photographer-Kit Hawkins

Minutes-Hayley Wood

Breakdown/4way Test-Scott Matthews

Magic Marble-Paige Fontaine




October 22, 2014 

Setup/Pledge-Ron Harris

Greeter/Inspiration-Charlotte Smith

Cashier-Karen Siangco

Happy Dollars-Mary Margaret Baker

Audio/Video-Stuart Karlan

Photographer-Kit Hawkins

Minutes-Janice Eisler

Breakdown/4way Test-Gloria Lukens

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 for 2014

September—Kim Dobson

October-Kit Hawkins

November-Barry Hyman

December-Mary Margaret Baker


 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:

  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, stuart@well.com.