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Happy International Women's Day! To all my fellow Rotarian women leaders, you are the force and drive of our organization. You are women of action! We are celebrating each and everyone of you today as women making a difference in our local community and in the world. Wish you all happiness, strength, lots of inspiration and joy in your lives to continue your growth and personal development!
With aloha,
Ary Radnaeva
2020 - 2021 President of the RCHS
Our speaker last week Was Vera Zambonelli, from Hawaii Women in Filmmaking.
She explained that Hawaii Women in Filmmaking is anon-profit organization, started ten years ago, to foster gender justice in film making. Its goal is to make sure young women have the opportunity to tell their stories. Film is a medium that helps us understand the world.
An after-school program, to help introduce girls to film making, will start in the spring. The organization is a community resource,  to help girls and young women ages 12 to 18 learn and experience making films.
Among its activities, it creates media for other non-profits, for a fee. 
Paul, Paul, and Clare
PDG Win Schoneman with visitor from the Waikiki Rotary Club
Cupcakes for March birthdays

UPCOMING MEETING - 'ROTARY is Fun" Social Night 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.
D5000 & D2223 (Russia) hosting Friendship Exchange Zoom event!
From D5000
Join us for this fun Rotary Friendship Exchange Zoom event together with Rotary District 2223 (Russia). It will be a fun and entertaining virtual cultural night! The program will include cuisine presentations, music & dance performances and optional half an hour of fellowship! 
This virtual event will be on Friday, MARCH 19TH, 8:00 - 9:30 PM (HAWAII TIME).

To RSVP, please follow this link.

For more information, reach out to the MC of this event and our Club President, Ary Radnaeva, at
RCHS Supports Peacebuilding initiatives in Hawaii
Inspired by one of our speakers a few a weeks ago, Jose Barzola, the Education Specialist from the Matsunaga Institute for Peace, our Club reached out and offered to support one of the local peacebuilding initiatives - the 34th Annual Peer Mediation Conference (PMC) “Adventures in Peer Mediation” which will be from April 7, 2021 to April 30, 2021.
This event is designed to attract anyone interested in peer mediation, peer mediators, youth, and adults that work with youth to attend. We hope to inspire our communities to explore the benefits of peer mediation. Join us and share about this event! (More detailed information is below).
Come learn about Peer Mediation programs throughout Hawai’i in our opening panel “The Adventure Begins” on Wednesday, April 7. Then join us for one or more of our 16 skill workshops from April 8 to April 29. Everytime you attend a skills workshop you obtain a digital raffle ticket for gift cards that will be raffled at the closing panel event. 
Finally, join us to celebrate the PMC closing panel “What’s Next! The Peer Mediation Adventure Continues” with alumni peer mediators to discuss the impact of peer mediation on their personal and professional lives. Raffles will be held at the closing for those in attendance. We will have gift cards in $25 and $50 increments to be raffled for Amazon, Mana Up, Red Lobster, Starbucks, and many more. Over $500 worth of gift cards to be raffled up. Be sure to attend the skills workshops to obtain one digital raffle ticket per skills workshop attended.
Hosted by the Matsunaga Institute for Peace in partnership with the 100th Infantry Battalion Veterans aka Club 100, Ceeds of Peace, Chaminade University of Honolulu, Conflict Resolution Alliance, Department for Educational Administration-UH Mānoa, East-West Center Leadership Program, Farrington High School, Hawai'i State Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, Institute for Climate and Peace, Kailua High School, Kaua'i Economic Opportunity, Ku'ikahi Mediation Center, Lōkahi Foundation, Maui Mediation Services, MediationWorks, Peace Corps, REAL Innovative Connections, Rotary Club of Honolulu Sunset Teach For America Hawai'i, The Mediation Center of the Pacific, and West Hawai'i Mediation Center.


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. 


March is Water and Sanitation Month in Rotary. March 22 is World Water Day, but every day is World Water Day with Rotary.
At least 3,000 children die each dat from diarrheal diseases caused by unsafe water, a grim reminder for Rotary members who make providing clean water and sanitation an organizational priority. While very few people die of thirst, millions die from preventable waterborne diseases, providing the impetus for our members to provide toilets and latrines and other clean water initiatives in underdeveloped countries. Members also teach these communities to maintain new infrastructure, and organize educational projects to promote hand-washing and other good hygiene habits.
Member Spotlight--meet our newest member, Ben Chu
My family migrated from Vietnam.  Influenced by my childhood experience of living in a refugee camp, I dreamt to work for Doctors without Borders (MSF) when I grew up.  So, while as an undergrad student at LSU, I enrolled myself in the pharmacy school, thinking that it would best prepare me for medical school.  But then after I graduated from pharmacy school, there were so many job offers.  Being a poor college student for so long that accepting an offer and jumping right into the corporate world was the only sensible choice; medical school just has to wait.  Then one day in the Spring I received a special package in the mail.  The Peace Corps informed me that my application for a mission, one which I submitted while still in school and have forgotten about, was accepted.  In return for two years commitment, I was to get a salary of $200 a month and the opportunity to help a community somewhere in Asia.  Regrettably, I declined the mission.  It was not a sensible choice for a 26-year-old, to give up a $100,000/year job for a $200/month mission.  I decided to fund my own mission, which of course was irrational now looking back.  I packed up and traveled all over Southeast Asia, supporting random orphanages and street children.  After using up most of my saving, I returned to the U.S. working for a charity hospital in Louisiana.  Then when the hospital got shut down due to funding, I decided to take up the path which I started when I was 17 years old.  That’s to serve in the military.  Then last year at the height of the pandemic, the Army asked for volunteers to support the mission, I raised my hand.  Pleasantly surprised, they sent me here to Hawaii to work as a Medical Services Officer.  And here I decided to complete a task that has been on my mind for years; I have been aspired to join the Rotary ever since I saw the poster about “The Four-Way Test” during a deployment overseas.     
President Ary Radnaeva


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Upcoming Events
"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
RCHS Meeting w/ Todd Cullison-Hawaii Nature Center
Apr 01, 2021
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
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President Elect
Club Service Director
Community Service Director
International Service Director
Vocational Service Director
Youth Service Director
Foundation Giving Chair
Membership Chair
Club Trainer
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Sergeant at Arms
Past District Governor
Past District Governor
Rotary International
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Rotary Leader
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Learning And Reference Center
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Foundation Giving
Big West Rotary
Big West Rotary - Zone 26/27
District 5000
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District Conference
Members' Anniversaries in March
Join Date
Alexander Gaston
March 1, 1996
25 years
Win Schoneman
March 1, 1996
25 years
Gabriel Ruelas
March 12, 2020
1 year
Nicole Lemas
March 31, 2014
7 years
Club Information
Honolulu Sunset
jeudis at 6:30 PM
Waikiki Yacht Club
1599 Ala Moana Blvd
Honolulu, HI 96814
United States of America
Meetings are on Zoom. Send a request to join the meeting
Venue Map
The view at the Waikiki Yacht Club on March 4
Beth and Jim Hoban
Community Service Volunteer Opportunity
Clare Schnurr writes:
The Kupuna Vaccination outreach project run through the Aging Network of the City and County of Honolulu need 15 volunteers on Sat Mar 13 in Waihawa and again on Thurs Mar 18th in Waipahu. Not sure of the time yet- suspect daytime hours - and it is subject to vaccine availability.
The duties would be to aid the Kupuna in filling out the registration forms, assisting in triaging and possibly going door to door to aid in completing registration forms and distributing flyers etc.
Languages needed : 
Wahiawā: Tagalog (8), Ilokano (2), Mandarin (1), Korean (13), Spanish (1), Cambodian (1).
Waipahu: Tagalog (17)Korean (14), Laotian (2), Samoan (1), Japanese (1), Serbian (1).
The best way for interested volunteers would be to text me at 808-628-0652 as I will compile a list - the sooner the better. 
Alternately. email me at
Mahalo for your help.
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