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Goodwill Take-Back Event Sep 13, 2014 09:00 AM - 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 Sep 01, 2014

 There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed.






Happy August Birthday To:

President Jim Calandra-10th

Paige Fontaine-12th

Alice McDermott-15th

Charlotte George Smith-26th

Lois Prey-29th

Kitty now at $285

  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





Serving Global and Local Communities for 34 Years


RCKW 2013 Whale Logo
Light Up Rotary Logo 2014-15



Our Club Website: www.MauiRotary.org

District 5000 (Hawaii) website:  www.RotaryD5000.org

Rotary International website: www.Rotary.org



Be Sure to Scroll Down for Club Duties, Meeting Recap, and much more!

Rotary Club of Kihei-Wailea
Luncheon Meeting at Mulligan's on the Blue 
August 20, 2014

Meeting was called to order and the Pledge of Allegiance 12:15 pm.


Susan Bradford offered an inspiration anchored on Rotary being about service and a community that supports its members, local community, and global community and encouraged the group to reach out to the community during times of need.  

She detailed a personal story of her relationship with her boyfriend, Peter, who was diagnosed on August 1st with aggressive advanced prostate cancer.  On Susan’s birthday, she received a call from dear friend who relayed to her an organization out of Michigan who assists in helping men with prostate cancer seek appropriate care.  

She was relieved to announce that Peter will seek a full recovery and again to reiterate that Rotary is about building and utilizing a community.




Barry Hyman presented Mark Harbison with Paul Harris fellow +3 pin and to Ron Harris the Paul Harris Society and Paul Harris Fellow +2 pin.



Barry Hyman also detailed Rotary Foundation points and how they work.  For all new members, it was approved by the Board to provide a “3 for 1” Rotary Foundation matching point – in other words, for those of you who can afford to donate the recommended $100 to the Rotary Foundation, the Club will match your donation with 300 points.  


If you have any questions, please ask Barry Hyman.







Minestrone Soup

Mixed Green Salad

Pan Seared Mahi Mahi w/ Ginger Beurre Blanc sauce

Steamed Broccoli & Cashews

Fresh Fruit


Steve Keifer


Steven began by detailing he is of Native American decent (Cherokee nation member) and began his educational career in Oklahoma followed by a private school in France.  He received his undergraduate degree from American University where he studied to be an international diplomat.  From there, he attended Duke University where he received his law degree and practiced law in Atlanta focusing on sports law.  He went back to school and achieved his MBA at Georgia State where he focused on corporate finance and decision sciences.  


Steven parlayed his learning to become a trustee in the Federal Bankruptcy courts where he assisted clients in determining whether Section 11 or 13 filings would be appropriate.  He was offered and accepted the CFO position at a magazine fulfillment company in California where he remained for approximately a year.  He then spent seven years running his own consultant agency where he assisted in importing Australian goods to the United States.  


After he folded his import company, he attended University of California Irvine to explore fifth year teaching degree where he interned for a Native American high school.  After receiving his masters in physical education, specifically sports biomechanics in San Diego, went on to Australia where he earned his PhD.  In 2010, after the passing of his mother whom he cared for, Steven moved to Kihei where is actively engaged in continuing his passion for continued learning and philanthropy.





Sept. 13 – 9:00-1:00 Goodwill TakeBack recycling of computer and related equipment at Goodwill in Kahului; see sign up book

Nov. 22 and 23-Food Bank Drive at Safeway; see sign up book


Sign up for Committees!

In addition to another committee, 

everyone is a member of the Fundraising and membership committees.


















A nurse walks into a bank totally exhausted after an 18-hour shift. She grabs a deposit slip, pulls a rectal thermometer out of her purse, and tries to write with it.  When she realizes her mistake, she looks at the flabbergasted teller and, without missing a beat, says, "Well, that's great...some asshole's got my pen."





Cecelia Camp closed the meeting with the Four Way Test at 1:24PM



Karen Siangco

How long have you lived on Maui? All my life   
When did you join rotary?  September 2013 

What is the most unusual job you've worked at? My first job at Dairy Queen working as counter helper and fast food cook.   

What one word best describes you? Dependable
What is one thing you wish you could change about yourself? I wish I  didn’t worry so much about situations I don’t have control over.

What is the biggest risk you ever took? Accepting the position to be a branch manager at First Hawaiian Bank Wailea.

What did you want to be when you were little? Beautician or cosmetologist

What is the next immediate priority in your life? H

elp my mother with the process of getting my father placed in a long term care facility at Hale Makua.

Name two things on your bucket list: 
1)I want to experience going on a vacation cruise to Mediterranean. 
2) Vacation to the Philippines with my husband and visit the province where both our families are from.

What is the biggest challenge you've overcome?  I have had many in my lifetime but one of the challenges I am currently facing is accepting the fact that my father has to be placed in a long term care facility.


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





Club Duties 


One of the Five Avenues of Service: Club Service


August 13, 2014 

Setup/Pledge-Cynthia Clark

Greeter-Mary Margaret Baker

Cashier-Marianne Curry

Happy Dollars-Marianne Curry (for Kim)

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-Susan Bradford

Cashier-Cecelia Camp

Happy Dollars-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-Cynthia Clark

Cashier-Karen Siangco

Happy Dollars-Cecelia Camp

Audio/Video-Stuart Karlan

Photographer-Kit Hawkins

Minutes-Janice Eisler

Breakdown/4way Test-Susan Bradford

Magic Marble-Paige Fontaine

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:  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.