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Aloha my fellow Rotarians, 
We had a great meeting last week. Hope you join us this coming Thursday as we will be brainstorming and discussing our Club's public image, mission and vision. We would love to have everyone's input! Join in!
With aloha,
Ary Radnaeva
2020 - 2021 President of the RCHS
Last week's speaker was Jessica Munoz, president and founder of Hoʻōla Nā Pua. She spoke about the Pearl Haven facility for victims of sex trafficking. Among other things, she explained that sex trafficking is not a problem only for people from lower socio-economic backgrounds, nor is it limited to any ethnicity. The program of Hoʻōla Nā Pua aims to help victims of sex trafficking in Hawaii.
For more information about Jessica, check out this link. 


This week's speaker will be PDG Win Schoneman. He explains:
When President Elect Arjun asked me to consider being club Public Image Chair, I asked him for a couple of days to think it over.  It kind of caught me a little off guard, having been primarily involved only in early club newsletters.  However, I thought, my business and DG experience might be of benefit in bringing Rotary’s strategic objectives to public image.  Rotary asks clubs to be strategic in Increasing Our Impact, Expanding Our Reach, Enhancing Participant Engagement and Increasing Our Ability to Adapt.
When I was President of the Club, public image was relegated to Club Service and the publication of a club newsletter.  As we moved into adding the production of a website and then social media, RI began to take note of community awareness of Rotary; or the lack there of.  In 2011 the Siegel and Gale study identified areas where we could improve.  Rotary shifted the Rotary Wheel logo to what is now called our Mark of Excellence and developed a standard simplified Rotary Master Brand logo; followed shortly thereafter with the process of aligning all Club identifying marks with Rotary’s.  We also experienced, Future Vision with the realignment of The Rotary Foundation.
I think the challenge we now face is that we are publishing lots of information with no ability to qualify or quantify how it is used or how effective we are in our communication ... which is what Public Image is all about.  I know from my experience that one-third to one-half of District members read an email that is sent to all.  I also know that many clubs struggle to keep their websites up-to-date and relevant leading many to not bother reading the information presented.  I am not sure of the value of some social media, as well.
So, I have asked Ary, Beth, Liz, Andy, Lisa and Marco to join the PI Committee and help in crafting a “Club Marketing Plan” with the goal of improving our communications; both within and outside of our club.  Now seems like it is a great time to do this as we have just completed our 25th Anniversary and we are coming out of the pandemic as well.   The meeting this Thursday, focused on developing a forward-looking Club Mission Statement, is of great importance in creating a marketing plan that reflects our club values.   Depending on how much time we have we will have plenty of breakouts and discussion… all that is needed is you.
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).


Our newest member is Boonyanudh (Boonya) Jiyarom, inducted on April 8, 2021. Boonya was born in Los Angeles, California, to Thai immigrant parents. She was raised in Thailand until she was seven years old where she started her studies in the US. Her family owns a Thai restaurant in which Boonya took over when she finished high school. Although she loves the restaurant business growing up, Boonya was always a curious and active person. Her enthusiasm for science came at a young age as science has always been the strongest subject. To satisfied her curiosity, she took the pursued science as a career goal. She first attended El Camino Community College to be close to the restaurant and obtain an Associate of Art in Psychology. However, she felt she needed to expand her horizon and moved to Hawaii to attend UH Manoa, where she received a bachelor of science in molecular and cell biology. She was always fascinated by infectious diseases since, as a child growing up in Thailand, she suffered from dengue hemorrhagic fever. Additionally, during her years as an undergraduate, she traveled to Cameroon, where she participated in clinical HIV research and molecular malaria research. Due to these experiences, she entered the Tropical MEdicine Department and obtained her Master's in Biomedical science, where she studies the host viral interaction and the pathogenesis of flaviviruses. She continues her work in infectious disease as she now a research associate for the Hawaii Center for AIDs. As an adolescent, Boonya was involved in many sports, but she loved playing volleyball the most. She was a collegiate volleyball player and continues to play both indoor and outdoor volleyball to this day. She also picked up golf in the last few years and is currently a member at the Mid Pac Country Club. The love of her life besides her significant other is her dear two-year golden retriever named Petri Dish.


April is Maternal and Child Health month in Rotary.

Rotary honored six members as People of Action: Champions of Health on World Health Day 7 April, in recognition of their work to improve the foundation of good health at home and across the globe. The work of these members proved especially important and challenging due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
They will also be recognized at the 2021 Virtual Convention for their outstanding contribution to health.
Our own Dr. James Ham was one of those recognized. The Homeless Outreach & Medical Education (H.O.M.E.) Project has provided free medical services through weekly clinics in nine sites across Oahu, Hawaii. Ham, an emergency physician in Honolulu and an assistant clinical professor at the University of Hawaii's school of medicine, began volunteering with the project four years ago. Ham's Rotary club purchased and stocks a mobile clinic that expands the project's reach. To address the COVID-19 pandemic, Ham organized 12 Rotary clubs to provide hot meals and masks and hygiene kits to a quarantine camp for homeless people, as well as PPE to the volunteers who offer frontline care.
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


“Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear.” 
— Nelson Mandela, Former President of South Africa
Upcoming Events
RCHS Meeting w/ Jessica Munoz (Hoʻōla Nā Pua)
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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Sean Hoban, DG Naomi, Jim and Beth Hoban, Paul Jurcsak celebrate the Hoban ohana retiring from 26+ years providing home health on Oahu.   They look forward to more time traveling and spending time with their 7 grandkids.  Congratulations as you move on to new adventures, including “Rotarrific!! “ times!
Glen Bailey, our Community Service Chair presenting $1,000 of Times Supermarket Gift Cards and Kitchen Items donated by our members to the Women In Need Home this past week. 
The beds we bought with our grant were delivered and installed on Friday and our club members installed other furniture and items in three of the homes on Saturday.  Hawaii Lieutenant Governor Josh Green was also in attendance.

Jim, Win, Maria, Paul Jurcsak, and Ben Chu at a Tiny Home Project with U.S. Vets

The Friends of the Library  book store--Village Books and Music at Ward is still on until at least the end of May and there a lots of books still waiting to be bought, not to mention vinyl records and artwork!

The bookstore is open from 10 am - 7 pm, Tuesday - Sunday. It's where the old Pier 1 imports used to be, below Nordstrom rack in Kakaako. It's a calm, cool oasis to browse for your favorite book, vinyl record or even artwork.

Proceeds go to fund special requests from all 51 State of Hawaii libraries.
Members' Anniversaries in April
Join Date
Robert Ehrhorn
April 29, 2011
10 years
Sharon Ehrhorn
April 29, 2011
10 years
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Honolulu, HI 96814
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