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Aloha my fellow Rotarians,
Hope you are all doing well! I am looking forward to upcoming weekly meeting. Our guest speaker, Jessica Munoz from Hoʻōla Nā Pua organization will be presenting live at the Waikiki Yacht Club. Our program will also involve the induction of the newest member of our Club! Exciting! More information on the speaker is below...
Hope to see you there!
With aloha,
Ary Radnaeva
2020 - 2021 President of the RCHS
Last week's speaker was Todd Cullison, from the Hawaii Nature Center.
Todd explained that the mission of the Hawaii Nature Center is to foster awareness, appreciation, understanding, and stewardship of Hawaii's environment by educating children with an interactive and immersive approach. Put another way, it is about connecting kids and adults to nature.
The Hawaii Nature Center was founded in 1981. This year marks its 40th anniversary.
In a typical year before the pandemic, it connected with 18,000 to 20,000 kids a year. It had bus loads of 60 kids going to various sites. To make the visits age-appropriate, there were different sites for kids of different ages.
There are three main programs: a school program, for middle school students; a a week-long immersive Nature Adventure Camp, for 6-11 year olds, held during school breaks; and a weekend/community program. Last year, because of the pandemic, it canceled the spring Nature Adventure Camp, it canceled its fundraiser, and canceled all school programs. Its staff worked remotely from mis-March through May. They produced 4 digital/virtual educational videos, developed Covid-19 protocols, developed a new Nature Adventure Camp curriculum, and enhanced its school programs.
On June 1, it reopened, with reduced number of students. As a result, it operated at its maximum capacity for 11 weeks. Todd said that it is proud that with its protocols, there have been no reported cases of Covid-19 among its students and staff. Its programs for summer of 2021 sold out in three days. 
It is currently working on the next generation of environmental education, to modernize, reimagine, and inspire for 21st century learning, system thinking, and problem-solving. It is helping to provide students with the building blocks of of science. It wants learning through environmental education to be engaging and fun.
The gang at the Waikiki Yacht Club on April 1


This week's speaker will be Jessica Munoz, president and founder of Hoʻōla Nā Pua. She will be talking about the Pearl Haven facility for victims of sex trafficking.
For more information about Jessica, check out this link. 
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).


April is Maternal and Child Health month in Rotary. Rotary provides education, immunizations, birth kits, and mobile health clinics. Women are taught how to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission, how to breast-feed, and how to protect themselves and their children from disease.

In a project similar to one our club did years ago, Rotarians provided a mobile cancer screening unit and awareness trainings around Channai, India, where there is a high mortality rate or women with breast and cervical cancer due to late diagnosis.

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.

Our Rotary Club of Honolulu Sunset is conducting a clothing drive for the women residents of the Women in Need Homes during the month of April.  We have conducted this drive for the past several years and will present the clothing and other donated items on a Saturday event with our members at the Aiea home in early May.  Items that may be donated include:

-  New or used women or children clothing items in all sizes.

-  Wearable Women shoes, hand bags, or purses

-  Women accessories

-  If you have other items to donate please call me first to see if they can use them

When you have your donations ready you can bring them to our Thursday meeting or call Glen Bailey at 392-7170 for pick-up.

Thank you,

Glen Bailey

Community Service Chair


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


If we could have but one generation of properly born, trained, educated, and healthy children, a thousand other problems of government would vanish.

                    Herbert Hoover
Upcoming Events
RCHS Meeting w/ Jessica Munoz (Pearl Haven)
Waikiki yacht club
Apr 08, 2021
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Our Image Workshop
Waikiki Yacht Club
Apr 15, 2021
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
RCHS Meeting w/ Dr. Dan Murariu
Waikiki yacht club
Apr 22, 2021
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
RCHS Meeting w/ Dr. Samir El-Swaify
Waikiki yacht club
Apr 29, 2021
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
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