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Aloha  my fellow Rotarians, 
Hope your week is going well. I’ve been away on the trip and enjoying the nature in California. I’m currently at Sequoia National Park hiking around the park. It has been amazing experience so far! Wishing you a great upcoming meeting and I will see you on Thursday, June 24th!
Ary Radnaeva
2020 - 2021 President of the RCHS


Last week's speaker was City Housing Director Anton Krucky, Executive Director of the City and County of Honolulu's Office of Housing and Homelessness.
Anton talked about some of the issues in the complex problem of homelessness in Honolulu. He explained that, in his view, "compassionate disruption"--things like arresting people for sitting somewhere--is not a good strategy. In his view, part of the problem is that people who are not homeless are making decisions as to what they think that homeless people want or need, but they do not really know what homeless people want. He said that it is important to figure out a way to work with homeless people so they can make positive decisions.
Anton explained that the main causes of homelessness are (1) people can't afford rent, (2) job loss, and (3) substance abuse.
He also told us about a new program called C.O.R.E.--Crisis Outreach Response and Engagement--will be starting soon. C.O.R.E.'s aim will be to divert 911 calls involving homeless people to mental health and medical resources, rather than arresting them. Among other things, the C.O.R.E. personnel will work with homeless people, to build trust, to help them make good decisions.
Jim Hoban, Beth Hoban, Tina Yap, Lei Darcey, PDG Roz Cooper, and PDG Hal Darcey
Sandy Gaston, Robert Ehrhorn, and Sharon Ehrhorn


This week's speaker will be our own President-Elect Arjun Aryal, who will speak about Hawaii’s Volcanic Islands: a Nature’s Paradise to Disappearing Beaches. In this talk, Arjun will briefly talk about the formation of Hawaiian Islands and how they have been changing their shape and size over time. Hawaii is a nature’s paradise primarily because of the best beaches in the world but we could be losing about 40% of its beaches in the next 30 years. He will also discuss one of the biggest dilemmas we have: protect homes or save beaches.
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).


Last week PDG Win Schoneman inducted the club's newest member, Cecily Wang. Cecily writes:
Cecily Wang is a trauma surgeon and intensive care physician in Hawaii. She was born in Taipei, Taiwan and immigrated to the US with her family when she was 8 years old. Dr. Wang has extensive medical training in general surgery and trauma critical care medicine. She has served both domestically and internationally as a member of the US HHS Trauma Critical Care Team and Doctors Without Borders. Cecily believes in the positive impact that a small group of caring individuals can make. In addition to medical relief work, she enjoys traveling and creating art.

June is Fellowships Month in Rotary. Rotary Fellowships are groups of individuals who globally unite around a common interest, vocation, or recreational activity to network and further friendship.

There are currently 91 official Rotary Fellowships. The Fellowship with the longest continuous existence is the Yachting Fellowship of Rotarians, having started in 1947.

Some examples of Fellowships are:

Bee, Birdwatching, Educators, Healthcare Professionals, Flying, Gin, Golf, and my personal favorite, Wine.


COVID-19 spirals out of control in Nepal: Every emergency room is full now

District 5000 is collecting donations via the District 5000 Foundation to purchase needed supplies and equipment for Dhading Hospital in Nepal. The situation is serious and we have contacts to ensure the items sent are being put to proper us.
or click the Donate button below or scan the QR code.
President Ary Radnaeva


"Every time you think of a future you are creating a possible direction."


--Sanaya Roman

Upcoming Service Events
RCHS Meeting with PE, Dr Arjun Aryal (Volcano Talk
Waikiki Yacht Club
Jun 17, 2021
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
RCHS Celebration and Change of Leadership
Waikiki yacht club
Jun 24, 2021
5:30 PM – 7:45 PM
RCHS Meeting w/ Kaulana McCabe from Kupu Hawaii
Waikiki yacht club
Jul 08, 2021
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
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Members' Anniversaries in June
Join Date
Jim Hoban
June 1, 1989
32 years
Jessie Koppel
June 6, 2013
8 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
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Thursdays at 6:30 PM
Waikiki Yacht Club
1599 Ala Moana Blvd
Honolulu, HI 96814
United States of America
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