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Aloha my fellow members,
Great weekend spent out in the nature! This past Saturday we spent time planting together the kau trees together for Hawaii Legacy Forest at the Gunstock Ranch on the North shore. Nonetheless the rainy weather, it was a great experience and service work opportunity! I personally enjoyed seeing a lot of our members in-person! Read the recap of the event down below!
See you all this Thursday, 1/28 for the meeting with my friend, Lillian Cumic, who is a spectacular vegan chef. Have a great week! 
With aloha,
Ary Radnaeva
2020 - 2021 President of the RCHS


The Tree Planting Day was a success! We all had a great time planting trees with fellow members, friends of our Club, District Rotarians and others! 
Together we planted 1000 trees! We contributed to achieving a goal of planting 5000 tress from late November and up until now. Congratulations!
Huge Mahalo to everyone who came out, spend time planting trees nonetheless the strong winds, rainy weather and road accidents that caused some of our volunteers to be stuck in the traffic. 
THANK YOU AGAIN FOR TAKING AN ACTION! We all did what we love the most, serving our community, our beautiful nature and our planet! Check out the awesome pictures below!

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 Dr.  Robert (Bob) Mann, forensic anthropologist.
Bob, who was introduced by Paul Moroz, spoke about Forensic Anthropology and War: Finding, Recovering, and Identifying America’s missing service members. He explained that it is a goal of the United States to recover, identify, and reunite with families the remains of every military member lost in war. There are still nearly 3,000 service members missing from World War I, and over 78,000 from World War II. Teams from the Defense Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Accounting Agency, formerly known as POW-MIA, travel all over the world to find the remains of service members and bring them home to their families. 
He shared with us the story of the death of Private Horner, in France in 1944. Private Horner was shot in the shoulder, by accident, by a guard one night. He was taken to a field aid station at 0900 the following morning, where he died two hours later. He was never seen again.
What happened to Private Horner? What happened to his body? Bob explained that it happens often in war. Bodies are buried in unmarked graves. The soil can destroy a body in 20-25 years. In Private Horner's case, 57 years after he died, a farmer in France hit a helmet as he was digging in a field. He notified the French police, and the quest to identify the remains began.
Bob described the multiple steps that it took to identify Private Horner's remains, a great true-life detective story. Dog tags provided circumstantial evidence of his identity. From World War II, there were no DNA records, but ultimately he was identified through dental records.
Private Horner's remains were returned to his family, and he was buried in Arlington National Cemetery in 1983.
Members Sharon Ehrhorn, Paul Jurcsak, Sandy Gaston, Robert Ehrhorn, and Andy Chamberlain, at the Waikiki Yacht Club, gave their full attention to the speaker, appearing by Zoom.
Beth Hoban with WYC Catering Manager Alissa Jones, and bartender Scotty
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 this week will be Lillian Cumic, Vegan Chef, Recipe Developer & Author, Hawaii A Vegan Paradise
Veganism is not just a healthy trend, but a new and permanent facet of the American lifestyle.” Hawaii A Vegan Paradise” shatters the notion that vegan food is boring and explains why more people are giving up their knives for forks to embark on a healthier way of living.
Lillian explains: I have been creating plant-based recipes for over two decades. A vegan chef and cooking instructor from Sydney, Australia, I made Sendai, Japan my home for thirty years working in the food industry and refining my craft. Shortly after moving to Honolulu in December, 2018, I started Lillian Vegan LLC; became host of “Lillian’s Vegan World” on ThinkTech Hawaii sharing my passion of the vegan lifestyle and plant-based diet, and host the only 7-Course fine dining vegan events in Hawaii.  
My first cookbook, Hawai‘i A Vegan Paradise: Over 120 Plant-Based Recipes from the Islands was released on Oct 30, 2020. A fascinating recipe collection of Island vegan food that covers every aspect of the plant-based diet.
In my free time I enjoy yoga, going to the beach and wine at cocktail hour.
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).


January is Vocational Service month in Rotary. There are many aspects to Vocational Service.
Rotary emphasizes integrity and high ethical standards. Two standards developed by Rotarians — The Four-Way Test and the Rotarian Code of Conduct — provide a road map for ethical behavior in the workplace and other areas of life.
The Four-Way Test was conceived in 1932 by businessman Herbert J. Taylor, a member of the Rotary Club of Chicago, Illinois, USA, who served as Rotary International president in 1954-55. Having taken on the task of saving a company from bankruptcy, Taylor developed the test as an ethical guide to follow in all business matters. The company’s survival was credited to this simple philosophy. Adopted
by Rotary International in 1934, The Four-Way Test remains an essential standard against which Rotarians measure ethical behavior. It has been translated into dozens of languages and promoted by Rotarians worldwide.
The name “Rotary” came from the practice of rotating meeting sites among members’ places of business.
That tradition remains an excellent way for Rotarians to share their occupations with their club. Invite each member of your club to briefly share about his or her profession,
an area of specialty, or a particular skill set during club meetings throughout the year.


As a Rotarian, I will
1. Act with integrity and high ethical standards in my personal and professional life
2. Deal fairly with others and treat them and their occupations with respect
3. Use my professional skills through Rotary to mentor young people, help those with special
needs, and improve people’s quality of life in my community and in the world
4. Avoid behavior that reflects adversely on Rotary or other


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. 
President Ary Radnaeva


“It’s not what you say out of your mouth that determines your life, it’s what you whisper to yourself that has the most power.”
—Robert T. Kiyosaki
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/ Dr. Mann, MD
Jan 21, 2021
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
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
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