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Aloha my fellow members,
Happy February! February is Rotary Peace & Conflict Resolution Month. We’re celebrating our commitment to build peace and mitigate conflict by raising awareness about peacebuilding and service work that we do in the community! Please watch this inspiring and information video about PEACE: 
Also, please join us this coming Thursday for our Club's Zoom meeting! We have a special guest speaker, Earl Albert Mentor, who will be joining us from South Africa. Earl is the Director & Founder of Mentoring Peacebuilders South Africa NPC. Read more information below!
Looking forward to seeing you all!
With aloha,
Ary Radnaeva
2020 - 2021 President of the RCHS

COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT - Donate Welcome Hygiene Sets for "Women in Need" Shelter

by Glen Bailey
Request all members of the Rotary Club of Honolulu Sunset donate at least 1 Welcome Hygiene Set. The women that stay at the Women in Need Shelters come out of prison, domestic abuse situations, homelessness, or drug rehab programs.  When they enter the facility, they,  in most cases come with just the clothing they are wearing.  For the past 10 years our club has provided Welcome Hygiene Sets that they give to newly arrived women entering the shelters. Here is a list of the items  we are requesting you purchase and put in your donated set.  
  • Large Cloth Shopping Bag to hold the items
  • One bath towel, 1 hand towel, and 2 face towels
  • 1 large shampoo and a bottle of hair conditioner
  • 3 bars of hand soap and one deodorant
  • 1 package of women razors and shaving cream
  • 1 hair brush and 1 comb 
  • 1 set of hair clips and/or hair ties 
  • I tooth brush and tubes of tooth paste
  • Hand cream and face wash.
Our goal is to collect and deliver at least 25 sets but more will be appreciated.  Once your donated set is completed reach out to Glen via phone at 808 392 7170 to arrange for me to pick–up or provide you drop off options. Thank-you!
Our speaker last week was Lillian Cumic, who spoke to us about the vegan lifestyle. She is the author of a cookbook, "Hawaii A Vegan Paradise," published by Mutual Publishing Hawaii. The book contains 120 plant-based recipes from the islands, including vegan adaptations of such local favorites as Loco Moco.

Lillian explained that veganism is a lifestyle dedicated to excluding the use of animals in food, clothing, and entertainment. Vegans do not consume animal products of any kind: they do not eat meat, fish, seafood, chicken, dairy, or honey. Many vegans do not use animal by-products such as leather, fur, silk, wool, or animal-tested cosmetics, or soap derived from animal products.

She explained that once you start delving into plant-based diet, you become aware of what you're consuming. A plant-based diet has many benefits. For example, regular consumption of plant-based foods can lower the risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer. It can reverse type 2 diabetes. No doctor will tell you to increase the amount of meat you eat.

The standard American diet is not healthy. It is made up of 63% refined and processed foods, and at least 25% animal-based products. The average American consumes 185 pounds of added sugar and sweeteners per year. Only 12% is plant-based foods, and that includes things like French fries, which are not healthy themselves. The average American consumes 3400 mg of salt per day.

In contrast, a near-vegan diet, of 80% of more plant-based foods can open up arteries and help the whole body. There is some evidence that a plant-based diet can even reverse some cancers.


If you are interested in purchasing her book, check out this link.  It has a list of where you can buy the book online or in stores.
Lillian also does book signings a couple of times a month at Kaka'ako Farmer's Market. I sell signed copies of the book for $25/per copy at the Farmer's Market. Members can also order signed copies directly from me for $21/per copy (includes sales tax) plus shipping. 
For questions or more information, please contact Lillian directly:
Phone: (808) 476-3549
Members of the Club on Zoom.
Some members at the Waikiki Yacht Club.
PP Samir El-Swaify passed on a link to a newsletter from a Rotary Action Group also discussing the benefits of a plant-based diet, and asked us to share it in the newsletter.
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 Earl Mentor, appearing by Zoom from South Africa. Earl is a Personal Transformation Life Coach and author of Cape Flats Karma: Biography Of A So-Called Coloured Seed™ from Cape Town, South Africa with approximately +18 years experience in personal and social development.
He is a story teller who shares the social ills within marginalised communities in South Africa through his Life Coaching Seminars, Peacebuilding workshops and self-published books.
His life coaching company (Team Rise Life Coaching Seminars ™) acts as a consultant for PeaceJam Foundation ( , a Desmond Tutu and Dala Lama initiative. Achieving racial equity in South Africa is the most important issue that his company will tackle in the coming decade.
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 (CC’d above) 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. 


January is Vocational Service month in Rotary. There are many aspects to Vocational Service.
by Cliff Dochterman, Past RI President
Delivered at Presidential Celebration – Vancouver July 19, 2003
Finally, in 1989, the Council on Legislation adopted a new statement, called a “Declaration of Rotarians In Business and Professions.” This eight paragraph declaration provides a more specific explanation or guidelines for what the phase “high ethical standards” actually means in the Object of Rotary.
The Declaration for Rotarians in Business and Professions once again reiterates that a Rotarian’s vocation is considered “to be another opportunity to serve society” and an obligation to improve the quality of life of one’s community. Again we see the special reference to the dignity and respect to all useful vocations.
The Declaration continues to emphasize the importance of honesty, high ethical standards and fairness to employees, associates, competitors, customers and the public.Today, if we wish to put Vocational Service in its proper perspective in the lives of Rotarians, we could well look to a fundamental statement drafted by RI President, Will Manier and adopted at the 1934 RI Convention in St. Louis which said: “Fundamentally, Rotary is a philosophy of life that undertakes to reconcile the ever present conflict between the desire to profit for one’s self and the duty and consequent impulse to serve others. The philosophy is the philosophy of service–Service Above Self — and is based on the practical ethical principle that “He Profits Most Who Serves Best.” That is the basis of all Vocational Service activities of Rotary.
One of Rotary’s greatest builders, Chesley Perry, the General Secretary of Rotary for 32 years, summed up the early direction of Rotary in these terms: “Although
Rotary may have started as a simple and more or less selfish endeavor to get additional business for those who were its first charter members, it has grown and
developed into a marvelous great universal movement with elements of altruism, sparkling with beautiful gems of the philosophy and science of service to fellow man
and society.”
Declaration of Rotarians in Businesses and Professions 
As a Rotarian engaged in a business or profession, I am expected to:
Consider my vocation to be another opportunity to serve;
Be faithful to the letter and to the spirit of the ethical codes of my vocation, to the laws of my country, and to the moral standards of my community;

Do all in my power to dignify my vocation and to promote the highest ethical standards in my chosen vocation;

Be fair to my employer, employees, associates, competitors, customers, the public, and all those with whom I have a business or professional relationship;

Recognize the honor and respect due to all occupations which are useful to society;

Offer my vocational talents: to provide opportunities for young people, to work for the relief of the special needs of others, and to improve the quality of life in my community;

Adhere to honesty in my advertising and in all representations to the public concerning my business or profession;

Neither seek from nor grant to a fellow Rotarian a privilege or advantage not normally accorded others in a business or professional relationship.
President Ary Radnaeva


If you want peace, you don’t talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies.
-Desmond Tutu
Our newest members Lisa, Maureen, Andy & Cristiana are taking an action! 
PDG Win Schoneman worked so hard for 4 hours and planted dozens of trees!
Dr. Paul Moroz surgically implanted some trees into the soil!
Jerry Taniyama & Jonathan Okabe did a great job as always!
Dr. Sojin Ham, Dr. Clare Scnurr & Dr. Paul Moroz are getting instructions on planting a tree!
RCHS group picture!
Farrignton High school JROTC students were so inspired!
Upcoming Events
RCHS Meeting w/ Lillian Cumic, the Vegan Chef
Jan 28, 2021
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Earl Mentor - CEO/Author - TeamRise South Africa
Feb 04, 2021
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Bill little military History writer
Feb 11, 2021
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
RCHS with Community Service Grants Organizations
Feb 18, 2021
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
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