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Aloha my fellow Rotarians and members of the Rotary Club of Honolulu Sunset.  
This is my final message to you as a President of our Club. In this message I want to thank you for giving me an opportunity to serve as President of our Club and allowing me to lead throughout this challenging pandemic year. It was an unprecedented time and, in the beginning, nobody knew how to navigate through this global pandemic and all consequences it caused. But I am so proud of our Club and how we evolved through challenges we faced throughout this year. Our Club was able to increase its membership by 30% (13 new members!), reached per capita giving to TRF in excess of $1675 per member but, most importantly, our Club was able to adapt to the new environment, new world within the pandemic and stay true to the Rotary values. I truly believe that this year we all have embraced fellowship, human connection and service to others. This experience motivated me to be a better leader, to think more about others, our community and the impact we make on each other.
As we are approaching the end of this Rotary year, I would like you to share my gratitude to all of you for being great members, Rotarians and good people. I want to thank everyone who contributed in any way by sharing their time, treasure and talent to help our club grow and impact our community in a positive way. I want to thank our amazing Board for their commitment and hard work to ensure our Club is successful. I want to thank the District Governor Naomi Masuno and the whole District team for the support and resources provided this year.
We had an amazing Change of Leadership Celebration last Thursday! Thanks to the committee who put it together. Check out the recap below!
Lastly, I’m looking forward to the new Rotary year and new accomplishments we will achieve with Arjun’s leadership. He will do great things and I will be there to support him, the Board and Club in our service to others.
Ary Radnaeva
2020 - 2021 President of the RCHS


Last week's meeting was the annual celebration of the Rotary year, and looking forward to the year coming up.
Past District Governor Win Schoneman presented Ary Radnaeva with the award as Rotarian of the Year.
Beth Hoban was recognized as the club's Quiet Rotarian, and Lisa Harding received the club's Spirit award.
District Governor Elect Sandy Matsui inducted the board for the next Rotary year.


From Samir El-Swaify
Dear Fellow Members of the Rotary Club of Honolulu Sunset
As we all know, the Zegars, our perennial hospitable hosts for July 4th are moving to Florida. We wish them well, and we are pleased that Fellow Rotarians Paul Moroz and Clare Schnurr have agreed to host our Independence Day Celebration for this year at Ko'olani condos. Because July 4th is unavailable, our fellowship is planned for for July 3rd instead. It will have an athletic scope as we split in teams competing in our traditional BOCCE ball.  
This will be a POT-LUCK fellowship activity beginning at 4 pm and ending at 8 pm. Ko'olani features ample GUEST PARKING at the street level. Paul and Clare will facilitate our access to the LAWN AREA where we will meet and compete, and to other necessary facilities as well. All the supplies for the BOCCE game will be provided. As usual, our GURU for this sport will be Past President Marco. You need not be an experienced player to play BOCCE because he will teach you all you need to know! 
COVID-19 Limits: Because of the expanded 25 person limit that took effect today; please know that a rapid response from you is needed for priority setting. 
In your response, please provide the following information: 
1. Your name and contact information,
2. The number of persons in your party,
3. Your dish contribution to the Pot-Luck (a grill will be available for our use, and will feature my Egyptian Style Lamb Shish Kebab).
Our Hosts and I look forward to your EARLY confirmation and to our first fellowship in the new Rotary Year on Saturday, July 3rd.
Warmest ALOHA.
Samir A. El-Swaify
Past President (2006-2007)
Self-Appointed Athletic Fellowship Coordinator

More than anything else, Rotary is “Ohana.” We say that a lot. Ohana is a Hawaiian word, which, like the word “aloha,” has many meanings. The literal translation is “family.” But it means more. It means “extended family”—all our relatives. It also means our family of choice—our friends, our community—all the people that we are bound to by that other common Hawaiian word—aloha.

Rotary welcomes people—all that’s needed is a willingness to participate, and to serve—that, and paying the dues.

Many people who end up in Rotary have not themselves been poor, or the beneficiaries of the sorts of projects we do. But in Rotary, the beneficiaries are also welcome. We are all part of that same ohana. Rotary in general, and this club in particular, recognizes the common humanity in all of us. We are all part of an ohana.

Rotary is Ohana. The members of this club are a family, a big, loud, raucous family. We have each other’s backs. We are tied together as surely as a family related by blood. 

President Ary Radnaeva


Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – you’re right.


Henry Ford

Upcoming Service Events
Bocce/social fellowship
Jul 03, 2021
5:00 PM – 8:30 PM
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Upcoming Speakers
Jul 01, 2021
Jul 08, 2021 6:00 PM
Building a brighter future for Hawaii's youth
Jul 15, 2021 6:00 PM
Jul 22, 2021 6:00 PM
Visit to Himalayan Kitchen with Arjun Aryal
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Club Leadership 2020-2021
Immediate Past President
President Elect
Club Service Director
Community Service Director
International Service Director
Vocational Service Director
Youth Service Director
Foundation Giving Chair
Membership Chair
Club Trainer
Public Image
Sergeant at Arms
Past District Governor
Past District Governor
Rotary International
Rotary.Org Home Page
Rotary Leader
Rotary Voices
Impactful Service
Learning And Reference Center
Membership - Join Us
The Rotary Foundation
Foundation Giving
Big West Rotary
Big West Rotary - Zone 26/27
District 5000
D5000 Website
District Conference
Members' Anniversaries in June and July
Join Date
Jim Hoban
June 1, 1989
32 years
Ichraq El Dakhakhni
June 12, 2017
4 years
Clare Schnurr
June 14, 2018
3 years
Paul Moroz
June 14, 2018
3 years
James Ham
June 15, 2015
6 years
Keola Lloyd
June 25, 2009
12 years
Albert Bediones
July 12, 2001
20 years
Club Information
Friends Meet at Sunset
Honolulu Sunset
Thursdays at 6:30 PM
Waikiki Yacht Club
1599 Ala Moana Blvd
Honolulu, HI 96814
United States of America
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One final note from Liz

Since this is my last newsletter, I wanted to thank all who have contributed content over the last year. Special thanks goes to President Ary, who never failed to provide a President's Message, and to offer a hand to help put this together. The newsletter is only as good as the content, and the content comes from the members.
Please give PDG Win Schoneman your support next year, as he takes over the reins as Public Image Chair.
Liz Kane
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