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Aloha my fellow members,
Time flies! Can't believe that it is March already. It feels like yesterday was January 1st! :) That means we have busy lives and we are doing well! Today I would like to remind you about March being Rotary Water, Sanitation and Hygiene month. We are proud of our active members of our Club who have been tirelessly working on the global project in Nepal and Malawi to provide access to fresh and clean water. There are so many other Rotary clubs that have done such a big impact in a lot of communities worldwide. I suggest checking out this Rotary showcase projects search engine website to learn more about WASH or other global projects. Very fascinating! 
With aloha,
Ary Radnaeva
2020 - 2021 President of the RCHS
Our speaker last week was PDG Win Schoneman, who spoke about the Rotary Foundation's Endowment Fund, which he called the "Forgotten Fund."

The Rotary Foundation created the Endowment in 1982 to give future generations of Rotarians the additional resources they need to design and implement sustainable projects year after year. While a gift to the Annual Fund helps people live better lives today, gifts to Rotary’s Endowment support the same life-changing programs forever.  In 2019-2020, the Endowment provided funding of $17.6 million in support for the work of the Foundation; including about $12,500.00 in DDF to D5000.

Unlike the other funds within the Rotary Foundation, the corpus of the funds are not touched. Instead, the donations are invested, and the earnings are distributed to other funds within the Foundation. Win explained that for a minimum donation of $25,000 to the Endowment Fund, called a "named fund," the donor can direct the use of the funds, and they can be made available for individual clubs or districts to use for their projects.

Win encouraged the club and its members to consider establishing a named fund, so it can be assured of funds from the Foundation in perpetuity, to supplement the funds that it receives from its donations to the Annual Fund.

Sandy Gaston
Beth Hoban, Jim Joban, and Patricia Nevada
Robert and Sharon Ehrhorn and their granddaughter Julie, with Paul Jurcsac.
Please join us for our weekly meeting on Zoom! Our usual informal happy (half) hour begins at 6:00 pm, and the bell rings at 6:30 pm to formally start the meeting. 
Our speaker will be Vera Zambonelli, who will talk about Hawaii Women in Filmmaking.
To join the meeting via Zoom, please follow this link:

Meeting ID: 865 8869 6909

Passcode: 1995

Dial by your location: +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma).

'ROTARY is Fun" Social Night on Zoom on March 11th!

Join us for our second virtual "ROTARY IS FUN" Social Night! It will be on Thursday, March 11th from 6 - 7:30 pmOur planning committee is working very hard to put this event together and we need your help to make this event a success as a first one! 
All you need to do is invite your friends, coworkers, relatives, or neighbors who're interested in learning more about Rotary for our club's virtual event.  Please make sure that you & your guests register for this virtual event via this link below.
Registration is quick and easy! Click the link to register & share it with your guests:
This registration link serves as an RSVP for the event and will allow us to collect your guests' contact information directly and follow up with them after the event. All registered attendees will automatically receive the Zoom link and other necessary information to join the virtual event.


Attached you will find details about our 2021 District International Service Trip to Nepal and Bhutan, scheduled for Oct 22 to Nov 4. 

To register for the trip, please visit

Due to the limited space of 30 persons, priority will be given to Rotarians of clubs who have contributed to the current or previous global grants in Nepal or Bhutan and also to Rotarians who have specialty training or expertise in secondary education, agricultural science, veterinary science, soil science, land surveying, or other applied science subjects.  For additional questions, please feel free to contact our Nepal Workgroup Chair Arjun Aryal or myself.  Toward the end of next month, we will host an informational meeting for those who have registered.
Thank you again,
James Ham, M.D.
Immediate Past President, RC Honolulu Sunset
Global Grants Chair, D5000
Member, International Service Team, D5000
See the flyer below. 


February is Peacebuilding and Conflict Prevention Month in Rotary.
Did you know that D5000 has a Peacebulding committee? This announcement is from the inaugural edition of its newsletter.
The BIG NEWS is that we are here. The Rotary District 5000 officially launched on the District 5000 website in January—visit and click on Peace Promotion in the Foundation tab.
We intend to launch worldwide with our District 5000 Hawaii Global Virtual Peace Conference on May 1—Stay tuned for our first Planning Meeting on Tuesday February 23. We hope to feature Rotary leaders in Peacebuilding and top speakers from Hawaii peacebuilder organizations. Breakouts will focus on how Hawaii Rotarians and Rotaractors can make Peace a core value and an integral part of our programs, service projects, and work in the community.
Friends of the Library store now open at Ward Village.

The new Village Books & Music store by Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i will be open to the public beginning Saturday, February 27, 2021. Thousands of books, CDs, DVDs, vinyl records, games, works of art, and much more will be available for sale! The store is conveniently located at the former Pier 1 Imports space at 1142 Auahi Street, Honolulu. Ample parking is available in the adjacent structure.

Generously sponsored by Ward Village and Hawai‘i State Federal Credit Union, the store will be open through Summer 2021, giving book and music lovers three months to browse our collections. Inventory will be restocked daily and rotated periodically. Please check back often for new items.

President Ary Radnaeva


“When the well’s dry, we know the worth of water.”
Upcoming Events
RCHS - Vera Zambonelli Hawaii Women in Film Making
Mar 04, 2021
6:00 PM – 7:29 PM
"Rotary is Fun" Social Night event on Zoom
Mar 11, 2021
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
RCHS Vocational Community Awards Night
Mar 18, 2021
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
RCHS Meeting w/ Bob Wubbena (WASRAG)
Mar 25, 2021
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
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