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Kihei Fourth Friday booth Sep 26, 2014 04:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Maui Food Bank Service Project Maui Food Bank
Sep 27, 2014 08:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Rotary Project Share Life Maui County Fair
Oct 02, 2014 05:00 PM - Oct 05, 2014 11:00 PM
Potential Rotary Leaders Seminars (PRLS) To be announced
Oct 11, 2014 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Children and Youth Day Kihei Youth Center, Kenolio Park
Oct 11, 2014 03:00 PM - 08:00 PM
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



Happy September Birthday To:

Cynthia Clark-3rd

Carol Perry-8th

Ronni Sofaly-9th

Joe Mitchell-14th

Frank Schuster-28th

Ethal Belway-28th

George Fontaine-28th

Special Happy Birthday to the Rotary Club of Kihei Wailea!

Kitty now at $329

  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 
September 10, 2014

This week's photos were taken by a camera from a 1940's romance movie.



Don Gross read a short and sweet poem.


Before Gloria introduced our guests she read greetings from afar from Adah Askew, who experienced a hurricane in NY, and a hello from the Moksnes. She also told us that Barbara Stiles is back on Island, and that Karen Thomas experienced the earthquake in Napa.

Lina Prudencio 
Guest Speaker, Matthew Thayer
Kim's better half, Paul Dobson 
Jason Denhart
Karen Calandra 
Terry Alling
Chris Mentzel
Matt McClenahan

Alain Mei
Gim Lim
Yvonne Biegel
Rachel Watroba 
Patty Friedman, Rotarian from
Ventura, CA
Patty's husband, Gary Friedman


Message from Michael O'Dwyer...

Just need to take a moment and explain the lunch charge. We are able to keep our cost at $16.00 for the wonderful lunch that has been provided by Mulligans.If you choose not to eat, there is a $10 charge, the charge is for the linens and wages for the server. 

To keep the accounts straight, Mulligans has asked us for a detailed account as to who eats and who doesn't. If you bring a potential member to the club (a guest that is considering joining) the first lunch is on the club.

Thank you for your understanding.


Beef Barley Soup
Spinach Salad
Mahi Mahi
Mixed Vegetables
Fresh Fruit





Mary Margaret Nurse Practitioner with 2 master’s degrees spoke about her career, running her care practice called Chicken Soup Plus!  Claim to fame was being highlighted by Time Magazine in a story about nurse practitioner entrepreneurs.  She was then the subject of follow up stories on NPR, CBS, and other media outlets.  MM was a Rotarian in Sacramento before moving to Maui 10 years ago.


Please Sign up for the following:

  • Ice Bucket Challenge up to $280.  When we get to $500 Jim will get iced to benefit the club.  So please sign up for a donation to a great cause.
  • Food Bank Collection – 11/22, 11/23 Safeway
  • Island Wide Polio Plus Fundraiser – Oct 25th
  • Fourth Friday in Kihei – 5:30-9:00 Azeka Plaza
  • Maui Children Youth Day – Oct 11, KYC
  • Good Will Take Back Computer Day – Sept 13, 9:00-1:00
  • Potential Rotary Leaders Seminar (PRLS aka Pearls) Workshop – Oct 11 All day course $40, club will pay


Carol Perry collected Happy Dollars


Karen Calandra

Happy to receive 3 boxes of plates fromher
daughter to break up for her mosaics.


Mary Margaret

Will be traveling for fun. 


Alan Stevens

Happy to get 4 hours of work done.

  (Hmm.  What does Cynthia normally do
to distract him?)


PP Cynthia Clark

 If anyone knows cute kids, let Cynthia know.  

She needs models for a kid’s catalog.


PP Don Gross

Sept 21 season for peace 10th year concert

 at Kaahumanu center from 1-5 celebrating

 UN Season of Peace program


Scott Matthews

Thanked for Larry for filling in

Charlotte George Smith

Happy to have been brought to the meeting

by Scott and help from Stuart and Scott 

getting out of Scott’s car and into her wheelchair!


Marianne Curry

Happy to get her permanent contract with State Farm.


Gim Lim

Wish for wonderful Maui News
to be around forever!


Alain Mei

Happy for Matt Thayer’s
fabulous work in the Maui News!


Larry Shapiro

Family is in town visiting Larry and Carol 

and for Carol’s birthday on Monday.


Kim Dobson

Happy that 2 of her favorite men are here 

(Matt and oh yeah her husband Paul)

and for her son, Myles' 

22nd birthday tomorrow-Sept. 11.

Lina Prudencio
Happy for event she attended
with Mufi Hannimann.

Yvonne Biegel

Grand Wailea just partnered with 

Boys and Girls club of Maui to help them 

restore their facility in Kahului.

(No photo)

PP Stuart Karlan is happy for the turnout and the good time!




– Alan told a joke about a guy whose job was causing health problems but continued to keep his job because of its great health plan!




Matthew Thayer, photojournalist at Maui News for 34 years.  He has won over 70 national awards.  Matt came to Maui in the summer of 1979 after finishing his degree at Kent State to work on his brother’s house and he applied for an internship at Maui News.  They turned him down but he was persistent.  So they offered to pay him for photos on a per photo basis.  He got a front page photo 5 days later. They got his name wrong on his first photo, naming him as Matthew when he had always gone by Matt.  He has been Matthew ever since!  He continued to be persistent and eventually they gave him a shot at writing for the sports page.  He was a success at that as well and was the sports writer for the next 6 years.  

Matt talked about how important it is to get it right.  One day they gave him his coveted position as a photographer.  Soon afterward was the Aloha Flight 649 episode.  He was not allowed into the airport.  So he drove to Kanaha and jumped the fence to get the shot.  The next day his photo was on the front page of almost every newspaper in the world!  (Not to mention a tremendous jump start to a long illustrious celebrated career.)  Matt shared some touching stories and gave some very interesting insights into the life of journalists.  Matt described the business of newspapers and how it has evolved over the years.  

In 1999 Matt authored his first book.  Then recently he wrote a tomb that he broke into 3 separate books he published electronically.  He talked about the complications of writing a book in the modern technology world.  His books contrast the world and man from 30,000 BC through 200 years in the future.

Matt’s presentation was very enlightening and entertaining.  Thanks Matt, I mean Matthew!


Drawing up to $329 – 29 marbles left….drum roll…

Mary Margaret!  And she picked …  Awwwww no such luck

 Image  Image


PP Cynthia Clark lead us in the 4 way test.

Meeting adjourned at 1:25



Kim Dobson

How long have you lived on Maui? Since January 16, 1997   
When did you join rotary?  May 15, 2012 

What is the most unusual job you've worked at? My first job when I was 16, working for my dad at a well-known car dealership in Tulsa--in the body shop department after school.  

What one word best describes you? Motherly :)
What is one thing you wish you could change about yourself? Have more energy in the mornings.

What is the biggest risk you ever took? Moving to Maui as a single mom when I was 29 and my son was 4!!

What did you want to be when you were little? One of Charlies' Angels and/or Miss America :0

What is the next immediate priority in your life? Lose weight!

Name two things on your bucket list: 
1)To see both my sons married and with kids of their own. (if that is the path they choose) 
2) Be Happy & Healthy.

What is the biggest challenge you've overcome?  My x-husband was supposed to send my son to Maui 1 month after I moved here....I received a call 2 days before he was to be sent that he was not sending him. The entire story to this would require a bottle of wine and half the night!!  


          Congratulations and Thanks for being our Member of the Month, Kim





Club Duties 


One of the Five Avenues of Service: Club Service


September 3, 2014


Setup/Pledge-Ron Harris

Greeter/Inspiration-Jeanne Duberstein

Cashier-Kim Dobson

Happy Dollars-Marianne Curry

Audio/Video-Stuart Karlan

Photographer-Kit Hawkins


Breakdown/4way Test-Don Gross

Magic Marble-Paige Fontaine


September 10, 2014 

Setup/Pledge-Kim Dobson

Greeter/Inspiration-Don Gross

Cashier-Karen Siangco

Happy Dollars-Susan Bradford

Audio/Video-Stuart Karlan

Photographer-Kit Hawkins

Minutes-Barry Hyman

Breakdown/4way Test-Cynthia Clark

Magic Marble-Paige Fontaine

September 17, 2014 

Setup/Pledge-Marianne Curry

Greeter/Inspiration-Ronni Sofaly

Cashier-Kim Dobson

Happy Dollars-Cecelia Camp

Audio/Video-Stuart Karlan

Photographer-Kit Hawkins

Minutes-Hayley Wood

Breakdown/4way Test-Mark Harbison

Magic Marble-Paige Fontaine




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












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:



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,