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Our in-person weekly meetings are being held  at the Lahaina Jodo Mission.
 
Next In person Meeting  - 2 September 2021
 
Jodo Mission Lahaina
12 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,  19 August 2021 at 11:45 am. 
 
NOTE 1:   Join us this coming Thursday at noon.  
 
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:   On Thursday, 12 August 2021,  PP Joe Pluta (also President, West Maui Taxpayers Association) updated the Club on a proposal to add runway lights at the Kapalua Airport that could be used in emergency situations, when night time operations become necessary for public safety.   
Discussions are on-going with the State Airport Authority.  The County Council will also be briefed on the issue, with the potential for major cost savings as such an improvement could result in federal funding.   The Kapalua Airport is the only State airport that presently receives no federal funding.   
 
NOTE 4:    On Thursday,  5 August 2021, Rotarian Joanne Laird,  Hawaii Rotary Youth Foundation (HRYF) Maui Representative, updated us on their scholarship program for this coming year.    Since its inception in 1977.  HRYF has awarded oner $7 million in scholarships.    This past year,  Catlin Baclay, Lahainaluna High School Class of 2021, won one of two S10,000 scholarships awarded to applicants from the 52 Rotary Clubs in Hawaii.
 
NOTE 5::   On Thursday, 29 July 2021,  our former member, Angus McKelvey (Hawaii State House of Representatives) updated us on actions ongoing at  the Legislature .    We were pleasantly surprised to learn that the next phase of the Lahaina By-Pass  (northbound) was moving forward despite the loss of tax revenue (legislature moved the funding from tax based to bond based).  Stay tuned for additional information.
 
NOTE 6:   On 22 July 2021, Rotarian Rian Takeshita, MFD,  talked to us about the proper use and care of home fire extinguishers.   Nothing can be as devastating as a fire in your home or other properties.   Knowing how and when to safely use a fire extinguisher can minimize damage, while you are waiting for the Fire Department.
 
NOTE 7:   At our 15 July 2021 meeting,  Assistant District Governor Mariko Higashi was our Guest Speaker.   She updated us on Rotary's Rescue Tube Project for our West Maui beaches.   Topics included repair of the existing tubes and plans for the monitoring and continued maintenance of the tubes.   With only two lifeguard stands on the West side, rescue tubes can save lives. 
 
NOTE 8:  At our 8 July 2021 meeting, Dr. Wayne Nishijima, UH College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (Retired) was our guest speaker.    During his tenure Dr.  Nishijima, a plant pathologist,  was an Associate Dean of the College and a County Extension Agent.   His talk was about "What's Wrong With My Plant; Where Can I Get Help".    He concluded his talk by providing contact information for the College's Maui Office [phone:  (808) 244--3242 x 222 or email: kahului@ctahu.hawaii.edu] , should any of our members need assistance with their plants. 
 
NOTE 9:  As COVID restrictions are easing, visiting Rotarians are WELCOME.    Please join our meeting at the Jodo Mission Lahaina.
 
If you can’t join us in person, please visit our Zoom Meeting this coming Wednesday at 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
Member Birthdays:
  • Rick Nava
    November 28
Join Date:
  • Joseph Pluta
    November 1, 1979
    42 years
  • Richard Jarman
    November 3, 2006
    15 years
  • Matthew Kailihou
    November 4, 2020
    1 year
  • Michel Roy
    November 12, 2015
    6 years
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Meeting Information
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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
Member Birthdays:
  • Rick Nava
    November 28
Join Date:
  • Joseph Pluta
    November 1, 1979
    42 years
  • Richard Jarman
    November 3, 2006
    15 years
  • Matthew Kailihou
    November 4, 2020
    1 year
  • Michel Roy
    November 12, 2015
    6 years
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President
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International Service Chair
Rotary Foundation Chair
Director-at-Large
Youth Service Chair
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