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>>> next meeting Oct. 20 at Waikele Golf Course with North/Central Clubs <<<

"SERVICE ABOVE SELF"

Oct. 20, 2017 @ Waikele Golf Course; see side panel for other dates, times, and locations....
Leilehua Golf Course Clubhouse
199 Leilehua Golf Course Road
Wahiawa, HI  96786
United States

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MILILANI & GLOBAL EVENTS...YOUR PARTNER IN THE COMMUNITY
RCMS Meeting - October 11, 2017
Speaker: Alan Aranaydo, Director of the MOA Wellness Center.
 
The MOA Wellness Center, together with the UH Dept of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, works on alleviating symptoms of illness by considering the participant as a whole person. Alan said a major part of wellness in our diet and MOA will help nutritional guidance together with universal healing.
Alan also shared with us Hawaiian Legacy Tree program where trees can be purchased to restore Hawaii's koa forests and also honor an individual, commemorate an event, or memorialize a loved one.
 
Upcoming RCMS events:
    1) IHS-October 15
    2) Joint meeting - Oct 20 (No meeting Oct 18)
                Waikele Golf Course (change in venue)
                11:30-1:30pm
                $20 (pay to Paul)
                 Speaker: Bob Perkins from Polynesian Voyaging Society
     3) Mililani Middle Career Fair - Oct 25 (no meeting at Leilehua GC)
     4) Keiki Vision - Nov 1  at Mililani Ike after RCMS meeting
     5) Interact Garage Sale - Nov 4 - bring donation to sell, porfits to Polio Plus
     6) Board meeting - Nov 6
     7) Veteran's Day Parade - Nov 11 meet 8:00am Kaala School in Wahiawa
Aloha Rotarians and Friends,
 
We had a great guest speaker today, Keanu Young,  Assistant Coordinator of the Public Access Room at the State capitol. It was an interesting learning experience with some points many of us may not have known:
* It is a division of the Legislature that is open to the public 8 - 4:40 year round, and has 6 public computers and people there to assist you with searches. You can sign up for Hearing Notices.
* It is part of the Literacy, Research, Systems and Information, and Legislative Information branch that has been around for 27 years
* It won a National Award in 2012 for the best website, nationally, and is one of the only Full Service Resource Centers in the country.
* The Public Access Room is funded by taxpayers and there is no cost to use it.
* It assists the public to better understanding of Advocacy, Policy Issues and much more information about the Legislature and its dynamics.
* The Website has won awards and has lots of information, such as newsletters that go back 10 years, a Testimony Template (YES you can do it online, or via video) and has a great "kid friendly" component  that teaches kids
     in a fun, age=appropriate way.
*Advocacy is intended to all Hawaii rural areas and neighbor islands with workshops - assist them in getting involved.
* The City Council is in session most of the years but the legislature only a fraction of that; therefore over 3000 bills are introduced at the beginning - so talk to your legislators before session begins.
* OUR LEGISLATORS WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU  !!
 
CAR WASH:  We did really well - report will be forthcoming.
FOUNDATION GIVING:  we are about 1/3 of the way to goal except for Polio Plus at 58 %.
HAWAII USA WRITING WORKSHOP: James is till looking for readers for Sat. Sept 30 to critique student's essays.
 
KEIKI VISION:
Nov.  1 - Mililani IKE
Nov.  8 - Hanalani (Keiki Vision + Dictionaries for 41 students)
Nov.  15 - Kipapa Elementary
Nov.  29 - Mililani Waena                                                       and then we are don for the year - 525 students in 6 schools.
 
an important note about OCTOBER
 
OCT   4  - Mililani Middle School Career Day - this counts as a meeting
Oct   11 - Guest Speaker - Alan Aranaydo, Hawaiian Legacy Tree Program
Oct.  18 - no meeting
Oct.  20 - FRIDAY - Joint Meeting @ Pearl Harbor Club. Bob Perkins of the Polynesian Voyaging Society, Capt. of Ho'kulea & Hikianalia, and Leadership Crew Training.. $20. contact June if you would like to attend.
Oct.  25 - Mililani Middle School, Career Day - no meeting at the club.
 
This is a busy and interesting fall, and stay tuned for at least two social events coming up as we get closer to the end of this calendar year !!!
 
Respectfully,
Linda C.
Aloha Rotarians,
What a powerful, interesting and informative Guest Speaker we had today, in Dr. Arnold Laanui, Special Agent FBI.  He spoke on his "Risk Genome Project"  which reach has led him to ask " Where does BAD come from?" The FBI has an ADOPT A SCHOOL program, which at present is focusing on Waipahu HS.  They have the highest number of HPD calls (over 300) and 50 % of the juvenile crime in the state.  He has  researched the signs of dropout, problems associated with it, 50 % decline in HS graduation and many problems with these students.
 
Breaking the cycle offers 9th and 10th graders education and training on problems of apathy, truancy, poor behavior and teaches these students (who are often, ESL, transient, and have done time in juvenile detention, FBI  physical training, productivity, citizenship, decision making and  other important life skills, in conjunction with DOE standards, FBI Training and the Harvard 21 College of Ed Program.
 
The results are amazing at over 50% performance and graduation rate increase and lower incidents of problems and HPD calls.
 
REMINDERS:
* Ten days left of visit Foodland for the GIVE ALOHA program. Give receipts to Mel.
*  There will only be ONE meeting at the club in October.(11th). The 4th & 25th we are at Mililani Middle school and Oct 18 we are dark in preparation for OCT 20 joint Rotary meeting with Pearl harbor. (Ho'kulea Society).
*  James still needs readers to assist in the USA writing Project. Saturday, Sept 30th.
 
NEXT WEEK GUEST  SPEAKER:  Keanu Young, Public Access Room  + KEIKI VISION - Mililani Mauka  (125 students).
 
FUNDRAISER CAR WASH - this SATURDAY, SEPT. 23. Mililani YMCA. Two shifts. Bring  ladders & chamois Lunch will be available by the YMCA teens. Wear your new vests.
 
Respectfully,
Linda C. 
 
Aloha Rotarians,
This morning we had a fun, vibrant and accomplished business meeting with many good ideas to move us forward.
 
*  All members passed the YOUTH PROTECTION Program.
*  We are a GO for working with several other Rotary Clubs in our area, to paint the outside of Tripler FISHER HOUSE. Wendell is coordinating and we are aiming for November. Details to follow
*  Interact numbers are GREAT this year with 60+ new and 50+ former members. Very active group. June & James attend their meetings. 
*  Interact plans a GARAGE SALE which we will assist and support (SAVE YOUR ITEMS) Wendell will collect at meeting and drop off at MHS in Vanessa's room. Date to be determined.Proceeds to POLIO PLUS.
*  Interactors love to march in parades, so we will support them in the November Veterans' Day Parade AND the Mililani Christmas Parade.
*  Interact kids will help us with our CAR WASH.
*  James needs readers for the Hawaii USA workshop on Sat. SEpt 30 and will email us on what to look for to critique.
*  Tree-planting was discussed. Several options on the table.
*  POLIO PLUS: "Bike So They Can Walk" - several was than this can be done. ( MTA, a park< MHS) Wendell will follow up.
*  BOARD of DIRECTOR"S Meeting. Suggest we do it at one of the regular meetings with the BOARD staying afterward for voting. Discussion.
*  Mililani Library raised $2,230 at Saturday's sale. Thanks to all who helped. Next one isNov. 18.
*  Donations for Hurricane recovery can be made through Rotary. Check District and  RI website for information.
*  INTERNATIONAL - we are assisting Honolulu Sunrise with Dialysis equipment, Fetal Monitors etc for rural Thailand.
 
REMINDERS:
September is GIVE ALOHA at Foodland. They will add 20% to your donation. Give receipts to Mel.
September   20 - Keiki Vision - Mililani Uka
      "           27 -  Keiki Vision - Mililani Mauka
      "           23 - CAR WASH - Mililani YMCA. Pay Paul for tickets. Bring ladders and buckets. Interactors assist, food will be sold. Tickets from Wendell. 10 each member. 
      "           22 - Kipapa FUN FAIR - if you are willing to assist or chaperone - let June know.
 
October   4   Mililani Middle School Career Day - regular meeting will be here. Linda Y. looking for speakers.
    "        25   Mililani Middle School Career Day - we are dark.                          "                "
             20   Joint Meeting with Pearl Ridge - Ho'kulea Guest Speaker ????  $25
     "        7   District Assembly "Membership & Leadership". Sign up through June.
 
November  1  Keiki Vision - Mililani Ike
      "        15 Keiki Vision -  Kipapa
               18  Mililani Library  Book Sale (last of the year).
 
GUEST SPEAKER: next week - Dr. Arnold laanui, Special Agent FBI
 
 
Respectfully,
Linda Conboy 
Aloha Rotarians,
It was a great turnout this morning and a very productive day. Due to a Guest Speaker mix up, we found ourselves without one and President June utilized the time to have discussion on some issues pending:
 
There is $1500 in collected cash from our July School Supply Drive.
After discussion and several options the group voted on Linda Yoshikami taking the principals shopping with $1,000 to be spent by Kipapa Elementary school and $500 to be spent by Mililani Waena. This money is to be used for school supplies.
 
Wendell led a discussion on out participation with the Rotary Club of West Pearl Harbor (and other clubs from our area), to paint the outside of one of Tripler Army Medical Center's FISHER HOUSE. We have a show of interest and await more details on when and how this will be carried out.
 
James needs help with Hawaii USA Writing Workshop, Saturday, Sept. 30. Rotarians are needed to critique student's essays.
 
It was Wendell's birthday yesterday, and he donated $100, IF we sang home Happy Birthday, which we did. Paul matched him another $100 for Claudia's (Mrs... Nakachi) birthday tomorrow.
 
REMINDERS:
Saturday,   Sept.  9  - Mililani Library Book Sale. Set-up at 7:15am, clean-up at 2:30 pm
 
Foodland GIVE ALOHA Campaign is on at Foodland through the month of September. They add an additional 20% to our in-store donation.
 
Sept. 23 - Car Wash at Mililani YMCA - 10 tickets for each of us to sell (or buy).
Sept 20 Keiki Vision - Mililani UKA
Sept 27 Keiki Vision Mililani Mauka
 
October   4 & 25   Mililani Middle School career Day. WE need speakers. Can you help ?
October   7  Rotary Grants & Foundation Seminar - Chaminade U. $10 - paid by the club.  8 am - 10:30 + lunch
 
Board of Director's Meeting, Sept 11 - @ Derek's place - change due to Labor Day Holiday.
Aloha,
 REMINDERS:
 
Keiki Vision Dates:
Sept.  20  - Mililani Uka
Sept.  27 - Mililani  Mauka
Nov.    1    Mililani Ike
 
Sept 9 - Mililani Book Sale
Sept  23  Car Wash Fundraiser - Mililani YMCA
Sept  11 BOD meeting, moved due to Labor Day
 
Welcome to our newest member ADAM MORRIS with Bank of Hawaii, North/Central area. He was inducted this morning, by June & Wendell (PE) and welcomed by all present.
 
District Citation applications circulated. WE have many of the items completed or ready to.
 
Guest Speaker:  LIZA LEE from the ALZHEIMER Association.
 
She shared the difference between Alzheimer's and Dementia, the symptoms, progression of disease, causes of death,  and support for caregivers. There are over 2,700 cases in Hawaii, and that is only those that are diagnosed. for 24% it is their primary diagnosis.  It is one of the top 10 killers in the USA and cost for care in a facility can run between $8,000 & $10,000 monthly. The association is available for classes and help for caregivers, help with social services and needs such a recommendations for lawyers, and a hot line for immediate support. It can be a long and very tiring progression, which can take it's toll on the caregivers., The association helps with preparation, support, coping skills,  and much more. 
Check out their website.
 
NEXT WEEK:  Guest Speaker  -  Arnold Laanui, Special Agent FBI to speak to us about a children's program they support / sponsor.
 
Linda C.
Aloha Rotarians,
This morning's guest speaker was a bright, young, enthusiastic, knowledgeable Rotarian, JOSH LAGUANA, who is a charter member of the new Pearl Harbor / Hickam Rotary club. He is quite compute savvy and shared a wonderful and informative presentation on CLUB RUNNER.  It is our site which connects us to all other clubs in the District, as well as nationally and internationally. It is a secure site with filters for spam and virus and Josh showed us how it can be used.
 
It offers registration, attendance, personal profiles, club events, club history, communication via E-Bulletin and much more. Via a Power Point presentation he showed us how to do the various tasks and shared possibilities for having everything in one place.
HAVE A LOOK - IT IS ALL ENCOMPASSING !
 
*  Youth Protections Forms: if you have not submitted this, please contact June ASAP. We need to have this done before Keiki Vision starts.
*  WE have $500 in our Foundations account and EREY has been reduced to $25 / year, so that everyone can now easily contribute
* June and James will attned Sept 6 and 11 Interact meetings and talk about the CARNIVAL (we will assist), possible GARAGE SALE ( we can assist and start saving items), and RYLA Camp at Waianae Army Camp on Thanksgiving weekend.
* CAR WASH TICKETS: Contact Wendell if you did not get your 10 or if you need more.
 
REMINDERS:
August 31 -  Sign waving in front of Mililani HS - breakfast afterward (if you would like to ) at Zippy's
September   9 - Mililani Library Book Sale
      "           20 - Keiki Vision -  Mililani Uka
      "           27 -         "            Mililani Mauka
October  7  - Membership ^ Foundation Grants Seminar 7;30 - 12:30 pm Chaminade - $10 paid by club
November   1   Keiki Vision - Mililani Ike
 
NEXT WEEK' s SPEAKER:  Lisa Lee from Alzheimer's Assn.
 
Linda C.
 
Aloha Rotarians,
It was a GRAND morning at our regular club meeting. OUR FIRST HAWAIIAN DISTRICT GOVERNOR and our FIRST HAWAIIAN GLOBAL SCHOLAR. Nalani Flinn, DG, shared a heartwarming and motivating story of her life and how she became involved with Rotary and why she stays. Her mission is to be a role model to transform lives in the Waianae area, where she lives. She is focused on the 2020 National Rotary Convention, which will take place here in Waikiki, and urges us to bring in at least one new member to share our SERVICE ABOVE SELF, social, and successes of our clubs, as we work in our communities and in the world. IMUA (move forward). When you see a canoe of six people, ready to start to paddle, paddles are up and the call is made: IMUA - move forward. And that is what we must do in our clubs.
 
Her Bide Ride Project is called RIDE, SO OTHER CAN WALK: it raises money for Polio Plus.
 
Nalani was accompanied by Doreen Higa, AG, and Sandy her Secretary. WE had a full house with most of our Rotarians and friends in attendance. Welcome back, Kurt Rhoney !. Nalani inducted JANE LAWTON back into the club.
 
Kiara Kealoha, our Global Scholar, was introduced. She is off to London to study Environmental Science, Political and Environment. She is passionate about protecting and revitalizing earth's natural resources. and has served as the Communications and Community Outreach Coordinator for Hawaii Green Growth, a public-private partnership that is advancing Hawaii's 2030 sustainability mandate.. She is a graduate of Kamehameha School and Harvard.
 
Reminders:
*  Please fill out your YOUTH PROTECTION background check form, before Keiki Vision starts.
*  Ten Car Wash tickets were distributed to all, today. Sept.23 from 9 - 2 pm at the Mililani YMCA.
*  IHS dinner to FEED THE HOMELESS - Sunday, August 20. email Dexter if you can attend.
 
SEE OUR WEBSITE   August 9th CONBOY"S CORNER for more reminders.
 
Respectfully
 
Linda C.
 
Aloha Rotarians !
Congratulations to Cherise Antoque-Tilton and her family, on the birth of their fourth daughter. Mom looks great when Michael and I saw her last week.
 
Jane Lawton will be reinstalled next Wednesday, as our District Governor, Nalani Flinn, visits our club.
 
PROJECTS & EVENTS:
* 8/12  Rotary Evnet at MARCO POLO to support the residents with fun, social, food, games and entertainment.1:00 pm set-up, event 3 - 6 pm. RSVP to June, if you can make it.
* 8/20  IHS Feed the Homeless. Please email Dexter, if you can make it.
* 8/31  Mililani Police Dept. Safety Sign Waving. 8:00 - 8:45 in front of Mililani HS. Annual Safety campaign for Back-to-School
* 9/9   Mililani Book Sale. 7 am set-up, 2:30 pm close-up. We need your help as Library is still under construction.
* 9/20 Wednesday after meeting... First KEIKI VISION, Mililani Uka
 
OUR DISTRICT GOVERNOR IS VISITING NEXT TUESDAY EVE FOR THE BOD MEETING  (6pm at Bradley's place) AND THE NEXT DAY, WEDNESDAY, FOR OUR CLUB MEETING. LET'S SHOW NALANI A WARM WELCOME WITH OUR ENTHUSIASTIC ATTENDANCE,
 
Guest Speaker today was ROBERT SPEER , President of the Kunia Orchid Society. He shared his interesting background commanding submarines but now is happy in retirement to "play in the dirt". He has spoken to us before as a member of the Urban Garden, topic was ROSES and their care.
Kunia Orchid Society is the largest on Oahu and with money they have made, they would like to partner, collaborate, consult with Rotary to award scholarships to agriculture students from Mililani and Leilehua HS. We will follow up with a meeting to see how our Rotary can assist in this endeavor.
 
Linda C.
Aloha Rotarians,
We had a really full house this am. Nice to see everybody. Our wonderful guest speaker, Peter Apo, from OHA, gave us a very meaningful and informative talk on" OHA: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly"  Why should we care /  He spoke of the Hawaiian people as tolerant,successful, educated and welcoming  in the early days. they then lost their land and their p[politics to the western model and growth was at the expense of the Hawaiian people. They have suffered Tran generational Trauma as a result of 2/3 of the population dying of western disease. 
He spoke of the Hawaiian "Big Five'  in land owners, OHA, Queens and Hi Homelands but there needs to be better communication and a common vision for ALL the people of Hawaii. Hawaiian culture is at an all-time high, so it is a good time to practice true ALOHA and move forward.
 
NEXT WEEK SPEAKER:  Robert Speer - Kunia Orchid Society.
 
REMINDERS:
August 15 - BOD meets with Nalani Flinn - new DG.
August 16 - regular meeting with new DG and Installation of Jane Lawton (welcome back) Also our Global Scholar (who has been approved for $30,000, will visit that day).
August 19 - IHS dinner. Please email Dexter, if you can make it
 
Mililani Book Sale:  moved to SEpt 9th
First Keiki Vision - Sept. 20th - UKA Elementary School
Car Wash - Sept. 23 - Tickets are forthcoming 
 
Congratulations to Michelle Kidani, Linda Yoshikami and Iwao Sato, who have completed their donations, in full, to the Foundation and all in the first month.
Freedom is never free. We must never forget those who served our country and the many who gave their lives to ensure our freedom! Come join our Club and other organizations in the only Veteran's Day Parade on this side of the Island!

Peace Bridge

Dedicated to the tradition of more than 60 years of friendship, compassion and sharing with the Holy Family Home orphanage, Osaka, Japan

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

K.R. "Ravi" Ravindran is the President of Rotary International and represents nearly 1.3 million men and women members of 34,000 Rotary Clubs in 200 hundred countries and regions across the globe. He is in Honolulu to honor the Rotary Club of Honolulu on its 100th Anniversary.  The club was charted in July 1915 and it still going strong. There are 51 Rotary Clubs in Hawai‘i and each one is autonomous and makes a difference in Hawai‘i and around the world.

A Rotarian since 1974, Ravindran has served RI as treasurer; director; Foundation trustee; committee member, vice chair, and chair; task force member; RI training leader; and district governor.

 
The Rotary Club of Mililani Sunrise once again coordinates a school supply drive to benefit local elementary schools on Saturday & Sunday July 16 - 17, 2016 from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
 
You are cordially invited to spend your day with fellow golfers for good times and great fellowship at the Leilehua Golf Course. Our club annually raises over $15,000 scholarship funds for students of families that reside in Mililani! Come and join us on Wednesday, May 20, 2015. Please download our flyer in the right column. mahalo!
 
 
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