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Aloha my fellow members,
Happy 25th Anniversary to our wonderful Club! Yay! We had an amazing celebration event on Zoom last week! Around 60 attendees joined us for this special occasion! Thanks to all of our members who helped us put together this awesome event. The event featured a keynote speaker, cool trivia and prizes, live music performances and great fellowship! The key highlight of the event was the inspirational message given by PRID, Jeffry Cadorette, who joined us from Pennsylvania! More about his presentation, read the recap below.
PDG Win Schoneman prepared an awesome slide show highlighting some of Club's life moments and people. Check it out here! 
Also, at this special event we inducted Lisa Harding and Curt Dalken as our newest members! My congratulations to both of them! Welcome to our Ohana! Anyway, it was a great event! Thanks to everyone who joined us!
On another note, this is our last newsletter of 2020!  Just want to share a few words and express my gratitude to everyone who have been involved in our Club's activity. Thanks for being there! I know that first 6 months of this Rotary Year have been very challenging but I must say it was very rewarding! We have been successfully continuing with our weekly Zoom meetings with amazing speakers as well as great community service projects and global grants. We had 5 new members who joined our Club! It is very exciting to see our club thriving and getting more people involved in the important service work that we do in our community and globally!
We don't have any Club meetings scheduled in the next 2 weeks due to upcoming holidays! So, please enjoy your time with your family and friends!
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!
See you in 2021!
Ary Radnaeva
2020 - 2021 President of the RCHS


Our speaker was Past RI Director Jeffry Cadorette.
Jeffry spoke to us about Rotary's need to invent new models of engagement, to make Rotary more relevant in the 21st century. He said that in North America, the "value proposition" that Rotary espouses for its members is false advertising. Rotary is not delivering the value that we espouse.
Rotary needs to be innovative, he explained. If we invented Rotary today, would it look like it does now? No.
He gave examples from the world of business. Blockbuster Video, and Kodak Film are no longer relevant. They failed to recognize that consumer trends changed. Rotary, likewise, must find new models of engagement. Rotary needs to honor the past but look to the future.
At the Rotary International Convention in Houston, Texas in 2022, Rotary will roll out a new model of engagement. Under the new model, individuals will be able to become members of Rotary International. Currently, Rotary clubs are members of Rotary International, and individuals are members of Rotary clubs. It understands that one size does not fit all, and it hopes to create more sizes. By creating a new model of engagement, which he called the "global participant model," Rotary is hoping to grow its membership and increase the engagement of its members.
If you missed this celebration event, you can check out the recording of this virtual Zoom event here!
[CALL TO ACTION] Community Service Project - Donate Welcome Hygiene Sets for Women in Need Shelter
UPDATE: On Tuesday December 15, our Community Service Chair, Glen Bailey, presented 15 hygiene kits to Women In Need organization. These kits represent donations from 8 of our members so far.  The kits are right on time as they expect 10 new women to be assigned to their homes in the next few weeks.  Glen is continuing to accept more hygiene kits from our members over the holidays and will make another presentation in January. See the list of items below needed if you would like donate. 
Pictured and accepting the kits are Clinical Director, Dr. Annie Anderson and Office Manager Kim Paez. 

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 you can give me a call at 808 392 7170 to arrange for me to pick–up or provide you drop off options. Thank-you!
The Tree Planting service project is rescheduled for 2021! See the details below and sign up!


WhereGunstock Ranch (56-250 Kamehameha Hwy)
When: Saturday, January 23rd, 2021
8:30 am - 10:30 am (2 groups of 5 ppl in each) 
10:30 am - 12:30 pm (2 groups of 5 ppl in each) 
What: Each person will plant 10-15 trees.  These trees will never be cut down or sold for profit.   

How: Holes are pre-dug!  Training, equipment, parking, and directions will be provided.

Please sign up by January 16th by emailing to our Club's President and Tree Planting Ambassador Ary at

New member Curt Dalkin writes:
Aloha I am 59 years young. A first generation American born to German immigrants.I am originally from Detroit, MI. I am a licensed and certified Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner.  I first came to Hawaii on a Locum Tenens contract with Queens medical Center (QMC) in January of 2018 and ended up extending my contract for one year. I fell in love with the Island and the lifestyle here and after taking a 6 month contract in Milwaukee, WI I decided to return to HI. I took another 6 month contract and was offered a full time position in January of 2020,  which I gladly accepted and purchased a condo in Kakaako and went back to Mi and packed my things and moved here full time with no regrets. 
What I love about living in HI, besides the obvious (weather, beaches, mountains) is the sense of "ohana" and the aloha spirit. I find people on the Island to be some of the kindest and most generous people I have ever met. People here actually take pride in helping others and are generally concerned for the well being of all the inhabitants of the Island. This is especially noticeable during this pandemic. 
I am looking forward to becoming a Rotarian so that  I can give back to my new ohana. 
Malawi Projects Update
A recent article on Malawi in the Rotary magazine is one of several worthy international projects carried out with in-country fund-raising. As we wrote earlier in this Newsletter, official estimates show that roughly 2.4 million people living in rural Malawi are without access to safe water sources, but the actual number may be twice as high. The population of Malawi currently stands at 17.2 million and continues to rise, with 12.7% of the population lacking access to safe water sources, 69% without sanitary drinking water and nearly half (47.7%) of the rural population having to travel 30 minutes or longer to obtain drinking water.
Our Club’s Global Grant 1979882 targets Malamulo Hospital as the only facility serving the health needs in the Thyolo District and outlying watershed. During the rainy season, deforested rocky and steep geography in the area enhance extreme runoff rates which, in turn, cause serious water contamination and lead to poor health outcomes, especially in young children. Community involvement established that protecting these water sources for the benefit of watershed residents, especially the Malamulo Hospital, is a top priority. This need is addressed by this RCHS Global Grant. 
                                                                                                              Our Host is the Rotary Club of Limbe and Malamulo Hospital is taking the lead in project implementation. In the hospitals’ catchment area, 91 unprotected shallow wells or springs and 11 non-functioning boreholes have been identified. This Global Grant will not address all these sources at the start. It aims to enhance access to safe drinking water and  also provide the communities with the education they need to make these changes sustainable.
Check out the menu at http://www.himalayankitchenhawaii.comTo order take-out order, please call at 808-735-1122. Don't forget to mention "ROTARY" and email a photo of the receipt at By ordering food at Himalayan Kitchen, you are not only supporting the restaurant, but also our Nepal Global Grants for this Rotary year! See more information below.


by Arjun Aryal

Currently, there are three active projects in Nepal. One from the last year that has been approved and fully funded (GG1988399). Two of them (GG2117300 – Hospital equipment and GG2118290-Education focus) are almost ready to be submitted. These two projects will be sponsored by D5000 and will receive roll-over DDF from DG Naomi.

1.      GG1988399 - Chunder Drinking Water Project (RCHS)$75K (Year 2019 -20) 

Fourteen D5000 contributing club payments, D5000 cash contributions (earthquake relief fund) and the local host club in Nepal already made the payments and all the contribution was sent to the TRF grant management center, Chicago. This grant will provide clean drinking water to 120 families who now have to hike over 4 hours to fetch drinking water. 

2.      GG2117300 - Dhading Hospital medical equipment and training (RCHS)

This Global Grant will provide Emergency Room and ICU equipment (ventilator, ultrasound, and other related equipment) to Dhading hospital. The hospital serves over 250k people of this remote Dhading district and 45+ Health posts and health centers feed into this hospital. This is the only hospital designated by the Government of Nepal to manage Covid-19 in this district but it has no proper equipment. Dr. Paul Maroz communicated with the hospital and verified the need and ensured that the hospital has expertise to use the equipment. Estimated budget is $60k 

3.      GG2118290 - Improving Basic Education in Nepal (D5000 sponsored)

This is a centerpiece of D5000 international service project sponsored by DG Naomi. This project will supply science lab equipment to promote career-focused high-school education and provide teachers training and adult science literacy. The focus is on so-called lower caste or untouchable children and seeks to empower them through basic education. D5000 Rotarians will have the opportunity to visit the schools and be involved in the project, tentatively in Oct 2021, assuming the situation will be improved). Estimated budget is $45k.

President Ary Radnaeva


“And that, of course, is the message of Christmas. We are never alone. Not when the night is darkest, the wind coldest, the world seemingly most indifferent."

― Taylor Caldwell
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