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Aloha my fellow members,
Hope you are well. Just want to remind you about our  second virtual "ROTARY IS FUN" Social Night! It will be on Thursday, March 11th, from 6 - 7:30 pm. Join us an invite your friend! 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:
With aloha,
Ary Radnaeva
2020 - 2021 President of the RCHS

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 Earl Mentor, who appeared by Zoom from South Africa. Earl spoke about his role as a peacemaker in South Africa.
Earl is with Team Rise, which is affiliated with the PeaceJam Foundation, an initiative of Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama.
The mission of Team Rise is to call on decision-makers and potential donors to ensure that new voices are part of the solution to create a just and anti-biased society in South Africa. Earl seeks to break down cultural barriers and to share information across social barriers. 
South Africa, Earl explained, has the highest level of inequality in the world. The challenges seem overwhelming.
Earl believes strongly that South Africa needs first to address the inequalities and social issues affecting marginalized communities, by, among other things, enhancing the self-awareness and communication skills in young adults. He teaches peace-building analysis, including the impact of culture on economies. He said that young people need to unlearn the negative conditioning that is a product of apartheid, to see themselves as proud custodians of the land, to "flip the script" in a peaceful way as to how the world perceives South Africans.
Robert and Sharon Ehrhorn
The view at the Yacht Club
PE Arjuan Aryal and PP Paul Jurcsak
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 will be William (Bill) Little. Bill served 39 years with the Navy including 20 years on active duty, attaining the rank of Commander, four years as a Navy contractor, and 15 years as a Navy civil servant.  Now retired, Bill commenced an interesting history project a few years ago.  He began researching his Father’s military service in World War Two.  Fall of 2020 this effort resulted in a book which Bill submitted to Amazon.Com for publication. He has titled his book, Mechanic on the Wing: The Untold Story of Carrier Service Unit Eleven 1943 – 1946.
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).

'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.


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. 


Every year, the Rotary International President selects a theme for the year. The theme is introduced at the International Assembly, the final training for incoming District Governors.
The President of Rotary International for 2021-22 will be Shekhar Mehta, from the Rotary Club of Calcutta-Mahanagar, West Bengal, India. His theme for the year will be Serve to Change Lives. 
In his speech introducing the theme, he explained, "Rotary kindled the spark within me to look beyond myself and embrace humanity. Service became a way of life for me and I, like many others, adopted the guiding philosophy that 'service is the rent I pay for the space I occupy on this earth, and I want to be a good tenant of this earth.'"
President Ary Radnaeva


Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.
-Albert Einstein
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