President Elect
Club Service
Rotary Foundation Chair
District & Global Grants Director
Membership Chair
Service Projects Chair
2020 Convention Coordinator
2020 Convention Coordinator
Sister Club
Our sister club is the Rotary Club of Kashihara, Japan.
Meeting times:
  • Mondays: 12:00 noon Rotary Club of Kahului: The Dunes at Maui Lani
  • Tuesdays: 7:00 am Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunrise: Pioneer Inn, Lahaina
  • Tuesdays: 5:30 pm on 1st, 2nd & 3rd Tuesdays: Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset Royal Ocean Terrace Restaurant, Kaanapali—Social 4th Tuesday   
  • Wednesdays: 12:00 noon Rotary Club of Kihei-Wailea: Mulligan's on the Blue, Wailea
  • Wednesdays: 12: 00-noon Rotary Club of Maui: Lumeria, Makawao
  • Thursdays: 7:00 am Rotary Club of Wailuku: Iao United Church of Christ, Wailuku
  • Thursdays: 11:45 am Rotary Club of Lahaina: Royal Lahaina Resort, Lahaina
  • Thursdays: 5:45 pm on 2nd & 4th Thursdays, Rotary Club of Valley Isle Sunset: Fernando's, Queen Ka'ahumanu Center
  • Thursdays: 5:30 pm Rotary Club of Lanai: Lanai City Grille, Lana'i
  • Fridays: 8:00 am Rotary Club of Upcountry Maui: Casanova Restaurant, Makawao


The Rotary years 2019-2020-2021 are turning out to be unusual and certainly unexpected—living in a once-in-a-lifetime, but ongoing pandemic with its commensurate challenges, opportunities, sadnesses and joys. Our face-2-face meetings ended in February and our Zoom meetings began shortly thereafter with 2 regular Wednesday meetings at noon, Pau Hana’s and Board Meetings. It is so good to see our members’ smiling faces and hear our voices—the only thing missing is the Hawaiian traditions of Aloha—hugs, kisses, perhaps fist-bumps and even more hugs. We are a culture of ‘touch’—in reality, in spirit, in giving and in caring. Perhaps “kokua” is the word that will epitomize these many months—help, assistance, and fits so well into the Rotary philosophy.

As I finish my 2nd term as President, I look forward to the opportunities this time period will afford, not least of which is the Silver Linings Salute I’ve asked members to consider. Here are my silver linings: time to watch sunrises, sunsets, moonrises and constellations, grow some plants, do a bit of cooking, lots of time for reading and writing and texting and emailing family and friends, and to attack that dreaded ToDo list, not forgetting to also create a Want-ToDo list of fun things to experience.

As we enter our 42nd year of Service above Self, Community projects will continue and expand as we meet the needs of our keiki—our children, teens, and other citizens in South Kihei/Wailea. Such projects as the rescue tubes now seen along the south beaches of Maui have already been responsible for the saving of lives—approximately 12 as of July 2019. Dictionaries for every third-grader at Kihei, Kamali'i Elementary Schools and Kihei Charter school every year, projects at the Kihei Youth Center, High School and other scholarships, support for Maui Food Bank, are among our many projects.

This year's Rotary International theme, “Rotary Connects the World", asks Rotarians to strengthen the many ways that Rotary Connects the World, building the connections that allow talented, thoughtful, and generous people to unite and take meaningful action through Rotary service.
With Aloha,
Joanne Doell
President of the Rotary Club of Kihei-Wailea, 2019-2020


 The Rotary Club of Kihei-Wailea 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."





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We train 3 Orthopedic surgeons in the Pediatric sub-specialty who will start their own training site
Initiated by Pediatric Orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Mark Barry from Rotary Club of Kihei-Wailea (RCKW) on Maui. RCKW has partnered with RC Honolulu Sunrise, District 5000 and the Rotary Foundation to support this unique surgeon training initiative at Muhimbili Orthopaedic Institute (MOI) in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. The host is Rotary Club of Oyster Bay in Dar Es Salaam. A Vocational Training Team (VTT) Grant was secured to sequentially bring five Pediatric Orthopedic surgeons from the United States for 3-4 weeks at a time to train 3 top local MOI surgeons in the sub-specialty of Children’s Orthopedics. This is the 5 month final stretch of a 2 year formal fellowship training program at MOI. Upon completion, these will be the only formally trained Pediatric Orthopedic surgeons in Tanzania, a country of 55 million, where half the population is below 18 years of age. The fellows plan to establish the first permanent “Center of Training Excellence” in Pediatric Orthopedics in east, central and southern Africa.
Project location: Tanzania, United Republic of
Project dates:
Start: 23 July 2018
End: 09 November 2018
Created: 31 October 2018
Project category: Vocational, Disease prevention and treatment
Funding: Rotary Grant
Project contacts: Dr. Mark A. Barry, Kihei-Wailea, Maui| (contact)
PartnersKihei-Wailea, Maui, HI, USA (Rotary Club)

Rescue Tubes Save Lives!

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Members help launch site so merchants can sell goods, organize supplies to make sanitizer, and provide food to health care workers.

Nature & Nurture

With help from a Rotary Foundation global grant, a group of women in rural Costa Rica are using ecotourism to enrich their families' futures

Club banner exchanges showcase local flair, global friendship

One of Rotary’s most colorful traditions is members’ exchanging club banners.

Hacking a solution to the COVID-19 pandemic

Rotarians in Lithuania and the United States promote the use of bubble helmets to help patients avoid mechanical ventilators.

Joint Statement from Kiwanis International, Lions Clubs International, Optimist International, and Rotary International

Joint Statement from Kiwanis International, Lions Clubs International, Optimist International, and Rotary

Meeting Info

We meet first 3 Wednesdays—usually.
Lunch begins at 11:45  a.m.
The meetings start at 12 noon and end at 1:00 pm. 

Our meetings are held at:
100 Kaukahi Street
Wailea, Maui HI 96753 

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(808) 874-1131

Mike O'Dwyer of Mulligan's has been a Rotarian and continues to be a great Friend of RCKW.

For $15.00 you'll get a wonderful, fulfilling buffet meal made on site and even have the opportunity to for a pint of Guinness at this famous Wailea Irish pub and restaurant!

Weekly Member Duties
Meeting Duties
for March 4, 2020
Please find a replacement if you are unable to attend and let Joanne know.
Setup: Dave Ballaine
Breakdown: Joe McDermott
Greeter/Inspiration: Barry Rosenfeld
Cashier: Heather Ballaine
Reporter: Judy Gray/Sally Dean
Happy Dollars/Mic:  Alice McDermott
Audio/Video:  Stuart Karlan
Photographer: Kit Hawkins
Magic Marble: Jay Satenstein