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Aloha my fellow members,
Hope you had a great weekend! We had a great Club Assembly meeting last week. Read the recap below! This coming Thursday, December 17th it is our Club's 25th Anniversary Celebration event. Please note it will be from 5:30 - 7 pm! I am very excited!!!
Check out the details below and register for this Zoom event here:
The registration is required to join the event!
Hope to see you all there! 
Ary Radnaeva
2020 - 2021 President of the RCHS


Join us for this special virtual event to celebrate our 25th Anniversary. It is a big day for us and we will be happy to see you there! We will be hosting this virtual event on Thursday, December 17th, from 5:30 - 7 pm on Zoom.

Please RSVP by registering here:

This registration serves as an RSVP for the event and you will automatically receive the Zoom link and other necessary information to join the virtual event. Registration is quick and easy! Registration is required!

For this special celebration event we invited Jeffry Cadorette, PRID (Rotary International Director 2018-2020). He will share some inspirational stories about his experience in Rotary and impact of Rotary nowadays, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Jeffry will be joining us from Pennsylvania! The event program will also include social time & live music entertainment! It will be a lot of fun!
Jeffry Cadorette, PRID (Rotary International Director 2018-2020) is Associate Broker, Commercial Realtor, and Senior Advisor to the Commercial Division at Media Real Estate Company. He received a bachelor’s Degree in Science and a Master’s Degree in Education from Springfield College and a post graduate degree in physical therapy from the University of Pennsylvania. 
He is a past General Coordinator worldwide of Rotary Foundation Alumni Coordinators.
He was a delegate to the Rotary International 2004 and 2007 Council on Legislation in Chicago.
He has represented the President of Rotary International at 15 District Conferences across the country and in Canada and has been the keynote and motivational speaker at numerous district conferences, Rotary Foundation dinners, Rotary workshops and seminars around North America.  
In 2010 and 2011 he served as one of 40 International Training Leaders at the Rotary International Assembly in San Diego. 
He is currently Chair of the RI Communications Committee, an Advisor to the Shaping Rotary’s Future Committee, and Chair of the Pandemic Response Task Force from April-October 2020.
He is a Charter Member of the District 7450 Paul Harris Fellow Society and a Rotary Foundation Major Donor. 
He is a recipient of:
The Media Rotary Foundation Distinguished Service Award
The Rotary International PolioPlus Partners Leadership Award
The Rotary Foundation Citation for Meritorious Service
The Media Theatre, Walter M. Strine Advocacy of the Arts Award
Boy Scouts of America, Cradle of Liberty Council, Good Scout Award
In 2001, he was the recipient of the Rotary International Service Above Self Award, Rotary International’s highest honor for individual Rotarians.
In 2006 he received The Rotary Foundation Distinguished Service Award, the Foundation’s highest distinction.  


Last week we elected officers and directors for the club for the 2021-2022 Rotary year.
The new officers and directors are:
President Arjun automatic
President Elect Liz  
Immed Past President Ary automatic
Secretary Lisa  
Treasurer Jim  
Vocational Service Gabriel  
International Service Paul M.  
Community Service Maureen  
Youth Service Patricia  
Club Service Jonathan  
Membership Marco  
Foundation Rich  
Sergeant at Arms Paul J.  
Public image Win  
Current board members also talked about accomplishments of the last 6 months.
Among other things, Rich Zegar reported that we have been the lead club in donations to the Rotary Foundation for many years, and that trend continues for this year. Marco reported that we have inducted three new members so far this year, with two more to be inducted on December 17. Beth Hoban reported that the fundraiser did not meet its goals. Jim Hoban reported that we raised enough money to replace some of the money to match District Grants, but that we still need money to match Global Grants. Glen Bailey reported that we got all but one of the 9 community service projects for the year started. Patricia Nevada reported that RYLA this year will be virtual. The fee will be $100 per student. Arjun Aryal reported that the last six months have been very busy with four Global Grants. Jonathan Okabe asked people who have ideas for interesting speakers to let him know, and thanked those who assisted in finding speakers for the first half of the Rotary year.
[CALL TO ACTION] 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 before Christmas.  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 you can give me a call at 808 392 7170 to arrange for me to pick–up or provide you drop off options. Thank-you!
The Tree Planting service project was cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. It is now being rescheduled for a different date in 2021. More details to come!


WhereGunstock Ranch (56-250 Kamehameha Hwy)
When: Date & time TBD
What: Each person will plant 10-15 trees.  These trees will never be cut down or sold for profit.   

How: Holes are pre-dug!  Training, equipment, parking, and directions will be provided.

Our Club's President and Tree Planting Ambassador Ary will share more information soon!

New member Lisa Harding writes:
I am very humbled and happy to have my application approved by the Board.  Yes, I am available for December 17th.  
I don't really like to talk about myself, so forgive me if I do not do a very good job of it.  I am originally from Korea, then adopted and raised here.  My passion for service stemmed from my birth family and the hardships that my mother had to endure in Korea before her passing.  I am a strong advocate for closing the wealth gap by narrowing the educational gap.  I believe firmly that by helping young students develop leadership skills and cultivating an environment of positive learning experiences -- we can help to create bridges of opportunities for children to succeed.  
I am a single mother.  I have made my way professionally through multiple industries including engineering, healthcare, and now architecture.  I am a very proud mother of a super-smart daughter who is in her 2nd year of university.  She is studying digital media with an emphasis on graphic arts design with a minor in computer science. She will either make beautiful art come to life for a Conde Nast publication or open a business of specialty cupcakes to fund homeless programs.  
I've traveled a bit, backpacked a bit, fell into some interesting circumstances, and had a pretty lucky life all in all.  As I said before, I don't really like to talk about myself much, but I'm really excited to have everyone get to know me and for me to get to know them.
Thank You,
Malawi Projects Update
A recent article on Malawi in the Rotary magazine is one of several worthy international projects carried out with in-country fund-raising. As we wrote earlier in this Newsletter, official estimates show that roughly 2.4 million people living in rural Malawi are without access to safe water sources, but the actual number may be twice as high. The population of Malawi currently stands at 17.2 million and continues to rise, with 12.7% of the population lacking access to safe water sources, 69% without sanitary drinking water and nearly half (47.7%) of the rural population having to travel 30 minutes or longer to obtain drinking water.
Our Club’s Global Grant 1979882 targets Malamulo Hospital as the only facility serving the health needs in the Thyolo District and outlying watershed. During the rainy season, deforested rocky and steep geography in the area enhance extreme runoff rates which, in turn, cause serious water contamination and lead to poor health outcomes, especially in young children. Community involvement established that protecting these water sources for the benefit of watershed residents, especially the Malamulo Hospital, is a top priority. This need is addressed by this RCHS Global Grant. 
                                                                                                              Our Host is the Rotary Club of Limbe and Malamulo Hospital is taking the lead in project implementation. In the hospitals’ catchment area, 91 unprotected shallow wells or springs and 11 non-functioning boreholes have been identified. This Global Grant will not address all these sources at the start. It aims to enhance access to safe drinking water and  also provide the communities with the education they need to make these changes sustainable.
President Ary Radnaeva


“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
Upcoming Events
RCHS Club Assembly
Dec 10, 2020
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
RCHS' 25th Anniversary Celebration
Dec 17, 2020
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
No RCHS Meeting (Christmas)
Waikiki yacht club
Dec 24, 2020
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
No RCHS Meeting (New Year's Eve)
Waikiki yacht club
Dec 31, 2020
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
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December 14, 2015
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December 15, 1995
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December 15, 1995
25 years
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December 15, 1995
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December 29, 2017
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Beginning in 2020-21, Rotary club leaders can go into Rotary Club Central and select at least 13 out of 25 goals they wish to apply toward citation achievement. This flexibility allows clubs to choose the goals that are most relevant and achievable. In addition, many goals will be self-reported by marking “achieved” in Rotary Club Central.

To achieve the citation:

  • • Go to Rotary Club Central
  • • Review the 25 available goals
  • • Select at least 13 goals (or more than 50% of the available goals)
  • • Achieve those goals
  • • Report achievement in Rotary Club Central

Some of the possible goals are:


Once you are in Rotary Club Central, navigate to the Goal Center, select the year, and click on the All tab to see the goals. Below are the goals for the 2020-21 Rotary year: Goal

Goal Detail

Club membership

How many total members does your club want by the end of the Rotary year?

Service participation

How many members will participate in club service activities during the Rotary year?

New member sponsorship

How many members will sponsor a new club member during the Rotary year?

Rotary Action Group participation

How many club members will be members of at least one Rotarian Action Group (RAG) during the Rotary year?


Rotary Fellowship participation

How many club members will be members of a Rotary Fellowship during the Rotary year?


Annual Fund contributions

How much money will be contributed to The Rotary Foundation Annual Fund by your club and its members during the Rotary year?

PolioPlus Fund contributions

How much money will be contributed to The Rotary Foundation PolioPlus Fund by your club and its members during the Rotary year?

Major gifts

How many single outright donations of US$10,000 or more will be made by individuals associated

Check out the menu at http://www.himalayankitchenhawaii.comTo order take-out order, please call at 808-735-1122. Don't forget to mention "ROTARY" and email a photo of the receipt at By ordering food at Himalayan Kitchen, you are not only supporting the restaurant, but also our Nepal Global Grants for this Rotary year! See more information below.


by Arjun Aryal

Currently, there are three active projects in Nepal. One from the last year that has been approved and fully funded (GG1988399). Two of them (GG2117300 – Hospital equipment and GG2118290-Education focus) are almost ready to be submitted. These two projects will be sponsored by D5000 and will receive roll-over DDF from DG Naomi.

1.      GG1988399 - Chunder Drinking Water Project (RCHS)$75K (Year 2019 -20) 

Fourteen D5000 contributing club payments, D5000 cash contributions (earthquake relief fund) and the local host club in Nepal already made the payments and all the contribution was sent to the TRF grant management center, Chicago. This grant will provide clean drinking water to 120 families who now have to hike over 4 hours to fetch drinking water. 

2.      GG2117300 - Dhading Hospital medical equipment and training (RCHS)

This Global Grant will provide Emergency Room and ICU equipment (ventilator, ultrasound, and other related equipment) to Dhading hospital. The hospital serves over 250k people of this remote Dhading district and 45+ Health posts and health centers feed into this hospital. This is the only hospital designated by the Government of Nepal to manage Covid-19 in this district but it has no proper equipment. Dr. Paul Maroz communicated with the hospital and verified the need and ensured that the hospital has expertise to use the equipment. Estimated budget is $60k 

3.      GG2118290 - Improving Basic Education in Nepal (D5000 sponsored)

This is a centerpiece of D5000 international service project sponsored by DG Naomi. This project will supply science lab equipment to promote career-focused high-school education and provide teachers training and adult science literacy. The focus is on so-called lower caste or untouchable children and seeks to empower them through basic education. D5000 Rotarians will have the opportunity to visit the schools and be involved in the project, tentatively in Oct 2021, assuming the situation will be improved). Estimated budget is $45k.