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Aloha my fellow members,
Hope you are doing well and enjoying the long holiday weekend! Happy President's Day to you all as well as Happy Lunar New Year! Lunar New Year holiday is a big holiday in my home community in Russia, Buryatia, and Mongolia. Traditionally we celebrate this holiday for a month congratulating family, friends and eating lots of good food! Wish all of you the best of luck, prosperity and good health! 
See you on Thursday!
With aloha,
Ary Radnaeva
2020 - 2021 President of the RCHS
Our speaker last week was William (Bill) Little, who spoke about his detective work as he sought to answer the question of what his father did during World War II. The final result was a book, Mechanic on the Wing: The Untold Story of Carrier Service Unit Eleven 1943 – 1946, which is available on Amazon.
Bill took us though many of the twists and turns and happy discoveries as he did his research, from his father's service record to the National Archives in Saint Louis and the regional archives in San Francisco, to records of the ships in the Presidents Line, and many more sources and interviews. He told us of some of the people he met along the way, and of what he learned about his father and the people he served with.
He learned that his father worked with CASU-11, on Guadalcanal. CASU stands for Carrier Aircraft Service Unit. CASUs only existed during World War II. The first unit was established in January, 1942. The last was discontinued in 1946.
Sandy Gaston, Robert Ehrhorn, Sharon Ehrhorn, and their guests
PE Arjuan Aryal, Jim Hoban, and Beth Hoban
The menu for dinner at the Waikiki Yacht Club
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 speakers will be representatives from three organizations that we have helped in our Community Service projects this Rotary year: the Farrington High School ROTC, Women in Need, and Hawaii Keiki
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).

from Community Service Chair Glen Bailey:
Our club approved a Grant this year to help U.S.VETS Hawaii furnish the new Tiny Homes project. Once the homes are completed this Summer we will go out to set up the new furniture and lead a drive or other items by asking our members and partners and other Rotary Clubs to participate.

'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.


Global Grant 2117300

As Paul Moroz updated in our meeting, 

The Grant Center has approved GG2117300 - Equipping a High-Care Unit in Dhading Hospital, Nepal. RCHS is the international host for this grant and RC Narayangarh is the local host in Nepal. Our club contributed $1000 for this project of a total budget of $54,656.00. Eight other clubs from D5000 and their DDF, three clubs from Taiwan and their DDF and two clubs from Nepal have contributed to fund this project. This Global Grant will provide Emergency Room and ICU equipment such as a ventilator. Over 45 Health posts and health centers feed into this remote hospital which serves over 250k people. This is the only hospital designated by the Government of Nepal to manage Covid-19 in this district. For more information about the project, please contact our international service director Paul Moroz.

Host club Rotarians visiting the Dhading Hospital to complete the community assessment needed for this grant. 


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. Check out 

What We Do…

What if we started thinking about Rotary as more than a collection of service clubs and started thinking of ourselves as a global peacebuilding force?

Our Mission

Serve as a resource to Rotarians, Rotary clubs and districts by supporting the peace work of Rotarians worldwide.

What if together we wage peace?

Just imagine, Rotarians building a world beyond war. Learn more about our organization and how you can join us as We Wage Peace’.

President Ary Radnaeva


An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind. 
Upcoming Events
RCHS Meeting with Bill Little
Feb 11, 2021
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
RCHS with Community Service Grants Organizations
Feb 18, 2021
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Win Schoenman
Feb 25, 2021
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
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Honolulu Sunset
jeudis at 6:30 PM
Waikiki Yacht Club
1599 Ala Moana Blvd
Honolulu, HI 96814
United States of America
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An ongoing project of the club is the Men's Shed. The picture above is of the space before the work began. Below is an "after" picture.
Below are more pictures from the Waikiki Yacht Club at our meeting on February 11, 2021
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