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Aloha my fellow Rotarians,
Hope you are doing well! This week we have an important event  - Vocational Service Awards Night. This will be a special meeting recognizing and honoring the hard-working front-line professionals who have been tirelessly working to alleviate the COVD-19 pandemic. It is our Club's honor to recognize their continuous efforts and thank these people for keeping our community safe and healthy. Join us for this important meeting either on Zoom or in-person. More details are below.
See you at the meeting!
With aloha,
Ary Radnaeva
2020 - 2021 President of the RCHS
Last week's meeting was a "Rotary is Fun" Social night. Board members told us of our club's projects and activities during this Rotary year.
Community Service Director Glen Bailey told us of the club's Shopping with Families project, Farrington High School ROTC, Women in Need, Hawaii Keiki, Aloha Medical Mission, HOME, tree planting, and US Vets.
International Service Director Arjun Aryal told us of 3 active projects going on now: a drinking water project in Nepal, a project to supply equipment to a hospital intensive care unit, and the D5000 project to improve the quality of education by providing lab equipment and teacher training.
Vocational Service Director Gabriel Ruelas invited everyone to attend our Vocational Service Awards presentation on March 18.
Youth Service Director Patricia Nevada reported that the scholar who received Honolulu Sunset's scholarship has moved to the next level in the competition, and may be eligible to receive a larger scholarship.
Foundation Chair Rich Zegar reported that our club is only 3-4% of the membership in the District, but is responsible for 20% of the donations to the Rotary Foundation so far this Rotary year. He encouraged all members to donate to the Rotary Foundation.
Membership Director Marco Schlesser reminded us that membership is the lifeblood of a Rotary Club. Thanks to President Ary, our club has thrived this year. We have inducted 7 new members since July 1.
Past District Governor Win Schoneman led us in Rotary trivia.
Finally, PDG Win inducted the club's newest member, Ben Chu.
The group at the Waikiki Yacht Club: Sandy Gaston and his friend Jill, Beth Hoban, Elle Zhang, Jim Hoban, and Paul Jurcsak

UPCOMING MEETING - Vocational Service Awards Night  on March 18th

Join us for this week's special meeting - Vocational Service Awards Night! It will be on Thursday, March 18th, from 6:30 - 7:30 pm. Meeting is open from 6 pm. This is a special event to recognize local community leaders and frontline workers for their hard work and continuous contribution in alleviating COVID-19 pandemic. The awards are given in the following categories: 
  • Employer of the Year 

  • Police Officer of the Year

  • Teacher of the Year 

  • Medical Person of the Year 

  • Enlisted Military Medical Person of the Year 

  • Fireman or EMS Paramedic of the Year

The awards ceremony will be held live at the Waikiki Yacht Club and will be streamed on Zoom and Facebook Live. 

The event is open to join either on Zoom or in-person at WYC. (The in-person meeting meeting at WYC is only open to the club members to rsvp and join due to the limited capacity):

  • RSVP is required if joining in-person at the WYC. To RSVP, please respond to this email by Sunday, March 14th. (Dinner at the WYC - $30. Please pay for the dinner here: Dinner options are: Chicken marsala or Fish Marsala.

  • Strict COVID-19 guidelines will be enforces that include no more than 5 people at each table, tables to be spaced at least 6 feet apart, masks to be worn at all times except when eating, and no intermingling between tables. 

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).

D5000 & D2223 (Russia) hosting Friendship Exchange Zoom event!
From D5000
Join us for this fun Rotary Friendship Exchange Zoom event together with Rotary District 2223 (Russia). It will be a fun and entertaining virtual cultural night! The program will include cuisine presentations, music & dance performances and optional half an hour of fellowship! 
This virtual event will be on Friday, MARCH 19TH, 8:00 - 9:30 PM (HAWAII TIME).

To RSVP, please follow this link.

For more information, reach out to the MC of this event and our Club President, Ary Radnaeva, at
RCHS Supports Peacebuilding initiatives in Hawaii
Inspired by one of our speakers a few a weeks ago, Jose Barzola, the Education Specialist from the Matsunaga Institute for Peace, our Club reached out and offered to support one of the local peacebuilding initiatives - the 34th Annual Peer Mediation Conference (PMC) “Adventures in Peer Mediation” which will be from April 7, 2021 to April 30, 2021.
This event is designed to attract anyone interested in peer mediation, peer mediators, youth, and adults that work with youth to attend. We hope to inspire our communities to explore the benefits of peer mediation. Join us and share about this event! (More detailed information is below).
Come learn about Peer Mediation programs throughout Hawai’i in our opening panel “The Adventure Begins” on Wednesday, April 7. Then join us for one or more of our 16 skill workshops from April 8 to April 29. Everytime you attend a skills workshop you obtain a digital raffle ticket for gift cards that will be raffled at the closing panel event. 
Finally, join us to celebrate the PMC closing panel “What’s Next! The Peer Mediation Adventure Continues” with alumni peer mediators to discuss the impact of peer mediation on their personal and professional lives. Raffles will be held at the closing for those in attendance. We will have gift cards in $25 and $50 increments to be raffled for Amazon, Mana Up, Red Lobster, Starbucks, and many more. Over $500 worth of gift cards to be raffled up. Be sure to attend the skills workshops to obtain one digital raffle ticket per skills workshop attended.
Hosted by the Matsunaga Institute for Peace in partnership with the 100th Infantry Battalion Veterans aka Club 100, Ceeds of Peace, Chaminade University of Honolulu, Conflict Resolution Alliance, Department for Educational Administration-UH Mānoa, East-West Center Leadership Program, Farrington High School, Hawai'i State Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, Institute for Climate and Peace, Kailua High School, Kaua'i Economic Opportunity, Ku'ikahi Mediation Center, Lōkahi Foundation, Maui Mediation Services, MediationWorks, Peace Corps, REAL Innovative Connections, Rotary Club of Honolulu Sunset Teach For America Hawai'i, The Mediation Center of the Pacific, and West Hawai'i Mediation Center.


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. 
President Ary Radnaeva


 "You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation."
-Brigham Young
Upcoming Events
RCHS Vocational Service Awards Night
Mar 18, 2021
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
RCHS Meeting w/ Bob Wubbena (WASRAG)
Mar 25, 2021
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
RCHS Meeting w/ Todd Cullison-Hawaii Nature Center
Apr 01, 2021
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Pearl Haven
Waikiki yacht club
Apr 08, 2021
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
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Members' Anniversaries in March
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Alexander Gaston
March 1, 1996
25 years
Win Schoneman
March 1, 1996
25 years
Gabriel Ruelas
March 12, 2020
1 year
Nicole Lemas
March 31, 2014
7 years
Club Information
Honolulu Sunset
jeudis at 6:30 PM
Waikiki Yacht Club
1599 Ala Moana Blvd
Honolulu, HI 96814
United States of America
Meetings are on Zoom. Send a request to join the meeting
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Community Service Volunteer Opportunity
Clare Schnurr writes:
The Kupuna Vaccination outreach project run through the Aging Network of the City and County of Honolulu need 15 volunteers on Sat Mar 13 in Waihawa and again on Thurs Mar 18th in Waipahu. Not sure of the time yet- suspect daytime hours - and it is subject to vaccine availability.
The duties would be to aid the Kupuna in filling out the registration forms, assisting in triaging and possibly going door to door to aid in completing registration forms and distributing flyers etc.
Languages needed : 
Wahiawā: Tagalog (8), Ilokano (2), Mandarin (1), Korean (13), Spanish (1), Cambodian (1).
Waipahu: Tagalog (17)Korean (14), Laotian (2), Samoan (1), Japanese (1), Serbian (1).
The best way for interested volunteers would be to text me at 808-628-0652 as I will compile a list - the sooner the better. 
Alternately. email me at
Mahalo for your help.
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