Rotary Club of Honolulu Sunset Weekly newsletter


Aloha fellow Rotarians and members of the RCHS,
I welcome you to this new week and wish you a productive one! This weekend I have been very busy going through personal development training. And my biggest takeaway so far is that "Life begins out of your comfort zone". I've always known and followed this principle in my life. However this weekend I was reminded about it and I've realized that I got too comfortable lately and I am not moving forward in certain areas of my life. So, I would like to challenge you to try something new this week or do something you've never done before. It can be something really small like starting a conversation with a stranger, buying a coffee for someone in line, or switching up your daily routine, baking some cookies for your neighbor you don't know well. Anyway, the list can go on and on. So, here is a reminder and I hope you will join me on this challenge!
Best wishes,
Ary Radnaeva
2020 - 2021 President of the RCHS

Upcoming Meeting - July 23, 2020

Please join us for our in-person/hybrid meeting at Waikiki Yacht Club. This meeting will be integrated with Zoom to give an opportunity for our members and guests to attend the meeting virtually. 
Our guest speaker is Dr. Hong Jiang, who will be joining us in person at the Waikiki Yacht Club.
Dr. Hong Jiang currently teaches at UH Manoa in the Geography program. She earned her PHD from Clark University-MA and previously taught at the University of Iowa and Wisconsin-Madison before joining the UH Manoa faculty in 2006. She is happily married to Richard Hennessey, who is a psychotherapist.  From 2012-2014 she was an active Rotarian with the Rotary Club of Honolulu.Dr. Jiang finds Hawaii's mixed cultural environment and its promotion of the Aloha spirit very appealing, Hawaii's casual and slow pace does foster acts of kindness. Even though her educational training as a human geographer has allowed her to focus on China, her birthplace her passion connecting humans to their environment has led her to tea and culture in China and Taiwan.  

At the meeting, she will share her observations and insight about the current situation in Hong Kong with the now imposed security law and China's future focus on Taiwan.
If you would like to attend the in-person meeting at WYC, please RSVP to Beth at
Dinner - $25 
Social distancing  and wearing masks are required.
If you are joining the meeting via Zoom, please follow this link:
Dial by your location: +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma).

Last Week's Meeting - July 16, 2020

The Club's first hybrid in-person Zoom meeting  featured Jim "Kimo" Becker, who joined us via Zoom from the Big Island.
Kimo is a member of the Rotary Club of Hilo, and of the D5000 International Service team. He spoke to us about a Rotary Global Grant for a Vocational Training Team to establish telemedicine in rural Nepal.
He explained that, among other things, they set up equipment for intensive care units and emergency rooms, including a KUBI telepresence robot in the hospitals. 
Nepal has a population of approximately 32 million people. Twenty-two million of them live in Kathmandu Valley. The 10 million people who live in the rest of the country have little access to health care. The goal of telemedicine is to connect physicians from all around the world to help the rural hospitals treat people who might die before they can get to the city for treatment.
Rotarians and physicians from Nepal (including the current district governor for District 3292, Rajib Pokhrel of the Rotary Club of Kathmandu Metro) joined the meeting, along with Mikel Cook from Sebastopol, California and Janice Reed from Australia, as well as a number of visitors from within the district. 

The Waikiki Yacht Club welcomed us back!


Sharon Ehrhorn shared a Rotary Moment for July 16, 2020.
RI President Holger Knaack's theme for the 2020- 2021--Rotary Opens Opportunities.
Rotary is not just a club that you join. It is an invitation to endless opportunities,” Knaack said Monday, 20 January, at the annual International Assembly training event for incoming District Governors held in San Diego, California, USA. “It opens opportunities to serve in a project as big and historic as End Polio Now and also in a small community project, where you just plant a tree. ... Everything we do opens another opportunity for someone, somewhere.”

You are invited to Langley Ukulele Ensemble - Virtually Hawaii

from PDG Win Schoneman--

Typically we have a July visit from the Langley Ukulele Ensemble...obviously we cannot do this in person this year.  Paul and Peter have offered a virtual option which I present to you...  You must register in advance.  Attendance is limited so if you register please attend.

When: Jul 29, 2020 05:00 PM Hawaii
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Aloha Everyone!

I am Liz Kane, your friendly newsletter editor. Each week we hope to spotlight members, to help us get to know one another better. We hope to alternate, more or less, between newer members and folks who have been around longer. I am not the longest-standing member of the club by any means.
I joined the club in September 1996. My sponsor was Robert Ehrhorn. My first job in the club was to do the newsletter, along with Robert. He took the pictures, I did the layout using Pagemaker (remember that?) and he printed it. Times have changed.
I served as club president in 2005-2006. On the district level, I have served as Assistant Governor, District Awards Chair, and District Co-Trainer. I was the program chair for multiple district conferences. I have been to 20 Rotary International Conventions. I served as the program chair for the Rotary Global Peace Forum in Honolulu in 2013, and as the Host Events Chair for the 2020 Rotary Convention. I am currently on the task force to prepare the bid for RI to come to Honolulu in 2027.
Some of you heard my vocational talk from last year. I am currently a bankruptcy trustee. I have been a lawyer in private practice, mostly specializing in bankruptcy law, since 1983. 
I grew up in rural Virginia, a very long time ago. I have three sisters, one of whom is a Rotarian. 

Ary Radnaeva

Thought of The Day

Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.
                                                      - William James

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Dr Hong Jiang
WYC & Zoom
Jul 23, 2020
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
District Governor Naomi Masuno
Jul 30, 2020
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Jessica Lani Rich
WYC & Zoom
Aug 06, 2020
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
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