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Aloha, Wonderful Rotarians of District 5000!
It’s an exciting time for Rotary in Hawaii as we begin this new year of opportunity for fellowship and service. There is so much excitement and enthusiasm and energy radiating through the clubs – you can almost feel the buzz. RI President Gary Huang from Taiwan has challenged us all to LIGHT UP ROTARY this year by
Increasing our membership - wouldn’t it be nice to say 1.3 million Rotarians worldwide?
Involving our families – invite your spouse and children and parents and cousins and Rotary alumni and beneficiaries to participate in projects and to join Rotary!
Telling the Story of Rotary – let’s tell people WHY we’re Rotarians, HOW we change lives, and WHAT an impact Rotary can have on their lives, too.Every Rotarian has a Story!
And, of course, completing our number one initiative – the Eradication of Polio!We’re so close – we want to have no new cases by the end of 2015 – now that would be a reason to celebrate!
We will be visiting all of your clubs in the next two months or so. My Sweetie John will be with me right up until the start of classes at Chaminade. We’re both excited about renewing old friendships and beginning new ones. And speaking of clubs – our newest Rotary e-club of District 5000 (We Rotary) is meeting online on Tuesday afternoons. Check them out! And we have a new club on Maui and a new club on Lanai that are forming and growing and will be chartered much sooner than either one expected! That’s the way to LIGHT UP ROTARY! Keep looking for new opportunities for expansion – there are still plenty of qualified individuals in Hawaii who haven’t been given the opportunity to join our amazing organization – remember to ASK – you might just change their lives!
Congratulations to PDG Phil and his Energizers for a year full of friendship and Service Above Self. You’re a hard act to follow, but you’ve made it so easy for all of us to hit the ground running. Thank you for sharing your aloha! And we’d like to give a special recognition to the Rotary Club of Hanalei Bay – the winner this year of Rotary International’s Significant Achievement Award – for a third year! Look for their story and see what an impact a dedicated group of individuals can make on a community. Another Rotary story! Let’s all find our stories and share our stories – and together we will
LIGHT UP ROTARY!
With much Aloha,