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Our in-person weekly meetings are being held  at the Lahaina Jodo Mission.
 
Next In person Meeting  - 19 May 2022
 
Jodo Mission Lahaina
99 Ala Moana Street
11:45 am to 1 pm
RSVP to Rhonda Park
Email:  hibooklady@yahoo.com
Face Masks / Social Distancing  (masks not required once you are seated, as the meeting is outdoors).
Bring your own lunch / snacks / drink

Please join us at the Lahaina Jodo Mission or on ZOOM, for our next meeting on Thursday,  12 May 2022 at 11:45 am.  
NOTE 1:   Join us this Thursday (19 May) at 11:45 AM.  
 
NOTE 2:   Lunch will not be provided.   Please bring your own brown bag lunch, snacks, and drink.    The meeting will be in the covered Pavillon, with the beach / ocean in the background.    Social distancing will be observed  and parking in the Mission lot is available.
 
NOTE 3:  As COVID restrictions are easing, visiting Rotarians are WELCOME.    Please join our meeting at the Jodo Mission Lahaina.
 
Thank you for joining us on April 9th, 2022 for our Fourth Annual Charity Gala featuring Grammy award winning George Kahumoku Jr. to raise funds for RC of Lahaina's Scholarship Program.    
 
Future Events:
 
A.  This Thursday (19 May) will be a Club Assembly to provide the latest information on our 9 April Fundraiser and to work on our 2022 - 2023 RC of Lahaina Budget for the new Rotary Year, which begins 1 July 2022.
 
B.  Friday, 20 May 2022, at 9 am is the Awards Ceremony at Maui Prep in Nepali.  
 
C.  Saturday, 4 June 2022, we'll be doing our 2nd Beach Clean-up of Baby Beach, in partnership with Jodo Mission Lahaina.  See you at 9 AM that morning.
 
Past events:
 
A.  Thursday, 12 Nay 2922,  we had a Club Assembly to update the membership on the status of last month's fundraiser and start working on a budget for next Rotary Year (1 July 2022 -30 June 2023).
 
B.  Saturday, 7 May 2022 Rotary Club of Lahaina partnered with the Whaler Resort to do a BEACH CLEAN-UP of Kaanapali Beach.    The 15 participants had a good time and removed a lot of trash from the beach. 
 
C.  Thursday, 5 May 2022 our speaker was Meagan DeGaia, Destination Manager,  Maui Visitors and Convention Bureau.  Meagan joined the Maui Visitors and Convention Bureau (MVCB) last August and has been responsible for supervising, managing, implementing and reporting on the Maui Nui Destination Management Action Plan (DMAP), its Community Enrichment Program (CEP), as well as signature events within Maui County. Among her tasks, DeGaia has been engaging members of the local communities and their residents to participate in amplifying regenerative tourism activities as well as managing “hot spots” (highly visited tourist locations) on their respective islands at monthly community meetings on Maui, Moloka‘i and Lāna‘i.   We were also joined last Thursday (5 May) by some of our 2022 - 2023 Rotary Club of Lahaina Scholarship winners, who were recently selected
 
 
D.  Thursday, 28 April 2022 are speaker was Dr. Jasmine Esguerra, local Chiropractor and Wellness Practitioner.   You can find out more on her practice at https://www.drjasmine.com/ .
 
E.  Friday, 22 April  2022 :   Club Social  was held from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM at Tommy Bahama's on Front Street  in the Lahaina Outlet Mall!   In attendance were President Joe & Rhonda Park,  PP Joe Pluta, Jane Bush,   Fereshteh Nikbakhsh-Tali & Don Russell.  Happy Birthday PP Joe.
 
F. Thursday 14 April 2022:  Club Assembly.      Discussed last Saturday's fundraiser as to what went well and what we need to improve upon next year.   Special thanks to Lahaina Jodo Mission for hosting our fundraiser and to the Rotary District 5000 Foundation for joining our team this year.   
 
G. Thursday (10, 17, 24, & 31  March and 7, 14, & 21 April 2022):  Club Assembly.  We worked on first finalizing plans for and then reporting out on our 9 April fundraiser.

 
H.  Thursday (3 March 2022):  Speaker

Retired Hawaii Circuit Court Judge Richard T. Bissen, Jr.

Richard T. Bissen, Jr. was sworn in as a Circuit Court judge for the Second Circuit in April 2005 and served until his retirement  in December 2022.    Prior to his appointment, he served as the Interim Director for the State of Hawai`i Department of Public Safety and as the First Deputy Attorney General for the State.

Judge Bissen served as the Prosecuting Attorney for the County of Maui from August 1995 to January 2003. He was a Deputy Prosecutor from 1987 to 1991 and from 1992 to 1995. He was also a partner in the law firm of Cardoza, Fukuoka & Bissen (1991 to 1992) and served as a law clerk for retired Second Circuit Court Judge Richard R. Komo (1986 to 1987).

Judge Bissen received his law degree from the University of Hawaii’s William S. Richardson School of Law.

He recently announced his candidacy for Mayor of Maui County in this fall's election.

I.  Saturday (5 March 2022):

Six RC of Lahaina members met with 2 visiting Rotarians and eleven students and their sponsors from Sacred Hearts  and Lahaina Intermediate Schools to perform  a Beach Clean-up at Baby Beach. 

 
Zoom information for our weekly meeting.  
 
If you can’t join us in person, please meet us on  Zoom, this coming Thursday, by 12:00pm!  
 
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The Rotary Club of Lahaina, partnering with Sysco Hawaii donated $4,000 in wholesale fresh produce (4,400 pounds), as well as refrigerated and frozen items for needy families through the Maui Food Bank. Because the Food Bank does not have storage for perishable items, Sysco is working with the club to keep items in storage in their facilities until time of distribution.
 
We'd like to give a shout out to Maui Food Bank and Sysco for helping to put this deal together.  The following week, half a dozen other clubs on Maui took advantage of this offer and purchsaed over 20,000# is food for local families!
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Come join The Rotary Club of Lahaina and the Lahaina Rotary Youth Foundation as we proudly present our 2nd annual fundraiser of “A Night Under the Stars II” on Saturday, Feb 8th 2020 5:30pm at the Lahaina Jodo Mission.
 
Entertainment includes grammy award winning George Kahumoku and the Lahainaluna Jazz Band.   Tickets include full buffet and soft drinks including Salads, Galbi, Soy Sauce Chicken, Mahi Mahi, Kalua Pig, Sides, Desserts, and More!  This event is BYOB!
 
Since it’s inception, the Rotary Club of Lahaina has awarded over $1,000,000 in scholarships to West Side seniors and has donated thousands of dollars in computers, equipment, and school supplies to elementary and middle schools in West Maui.   Come help us raise additional funds for scholarships and schools with your tax-deductible gift!
 
Tickets are currently on sale as a $60 dollar donation for General Admission.  VIP tickets are also available for a $100 donation, and full tables of 10 are available for an $800 donation.  Because the Lahaina Rotary Youth Foundation is a 501(c)(3) all ticket sales and silent auction items are tax deductible.  Ticket prices include a full buffet, drinks, entertainment, and the event is BYOB.
 
You can also search google.com for eventbrite rotary lahaina.
 
 
 
Come join The Rotary Club of Lahaina and the Lahaina Rotary Youth Foundation as we proudly present our annual fundraiser of “A Night Under the Stars” on May 11th 2019 at 6pm at the Lahaina Jodo Mission.
 
Entertainment includes grammy award winning George Kahumoku and the Lahainaluna Jazz Band.   Tickets include full buffet and soft drinks including Salads, Galbi, Chicken Katsu, Mahi Mahi, Sides, Desserts, and More!  This event is BYOB!
 
Since it’s inception, the Rotary Club of Lahaina has awarded over $1,000,000 in scholarships to West Side seniors and has donated thousands of dollars in computers, equipment, and school supplies to elementary and middle schools in West Maui.   Come help us raise additional funds for scholarships and schools with your tax-deductible gift!
 
Tickets are currently on sale as a $60 dollar donation for General Admission.  VIP tickets are also available for a $100 donation, and full tables of 10 are available for an $800 donation.  Because the Lahaina Rotary Youth Foundation is a 501(c)(3) all ticket sales and silent auction items are tax deductible.  Ticket prices include a full buffet, drinks, entertainment, and the event is BYOB.
 
Tickets can be purchased on www.eventbrite.com search Rotary Lahaina or at this link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rotary-lahaina-a-night-under-the-stars-tickets-60791640433
You can also search google.com for eventbrite rotary lahaina.
 
 
The Rotary Club of Lahaina along with the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunrise and Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset placed the first 22 rescue tubes on West Maui County Beaches on February 26th, and February 28th.  The installations included Papalaua Beach Park, Ukumehame Beach Park, Launiupoko Beach Park, and Puamana Beach park.  The rescue tubes will help provide an aid in saving lives and hopefully eliminate the instances of double drownings at those locations.
Rotary Club of Lahaina President Darryl Ng, PP Rick Nava and wife Rina Nava, and PP Mila Salvador made the club's twice yearly trip to the Philippines to see the work done since our last visit and to setup some new and exciting programs for communities in the PI.  Our first stop was to Ilo Ilo where we were invited to the annual Dinagyang Festival that celebrates the indigenous peoples of the Philippines. This was especially fitting as we are working on or have recently completed projects for Bajao and Atti tribes of indigenous peoples. 
The Rotary Club of Lahaina hosted a year-end social at Napili Point open to all West Side Rotarians including The Rotary Club of Lahaina, The Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunrise, and The Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset.  It was a great time for all and we watched the sunset while President Darryl Ng bartended and all participants brought great pupus for our potlock!  We hope to do more socials together to create further fellowship among fellow Rotarians!
The Rotary Club of Lahaina along with the awesome staff at the Whaler, a luxury condiminum on Kaanapali beach, installed televisions in 15 classrooms at Lahaina Intermediate School.  Our Rotary club heard about the need for the installations when we were told that although TVs were delivered over a year ago, they were being strapped to carts because of the high cost to install (The DOE had received bids for upwards of $1000 per room!).  Rotary Club of Lahaina members including President Darryl Ng, President Elect Kalei Jaramillo, and Service Chair and PP Mila Salvador (Who is General Manager at the Whaler), along with whaler team members were able to install all TVs in 5 hours.  We are very grateful to the Whaler for helping us with the needs of our local Intermediate school.  The school will no longer have to worry about broken TV's on their carts!
The Rotary Club of Lahaina prides itself on the partnerships we have made with clubs in the Philippines to bring school supplies to needy children, and to provide clean drinking water and sanitation to areas that have none.  Believe it or not, many schools in the Philippines, even in the most developed of areas, lack access to clean water and sanitation for those that cannot afford it.
Rotary Club of Lahaina and The Whaler at Kaanapali Team up to clean up Kanaapali Beach!  Come join us for our next beach cleanup on Saturday, November 3rd at 8am Makai (oceanside) of the beach Hale!   Parking is free (just tell them you're with the beach cleanup) and The Whaler provides coffee, iced tea, water, snacks, and all the equipment needed to help keep Kaanapali Beach clean!
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Spouse/Partner Birthdays:
  • Linda Jarman
    May 11
  • Guy Jaramillo
    May 25
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Meeting Information
Aloha From The Rotary Club of Lahaina!
Lahaina

We meet In Person
Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Jodo Mission Lahaina
12 Ala Moana Street
Lahaina, HI 96761
United States of America
Phone:
(866) 388-7474  ext. 200
Outdoors In the Beach Side Covered Pavilion. Bring Your Own Lunch, Snack, Drink Social Distancing, Masks, etc. required. Hybrid Zoom ID: 845 1924 2894
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Spouse/Partner Birthdays:
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    May 11
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