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Album Date: Aug 25, 2011
Description: "Service Above Self" can also refer to Hawaii Fi-Do's service dogs.
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Visiting Rotarian Kay May with her sister, our own PADG Liz Kane, enjoy the evening meal and a little fellowship with members Bob & Sharon Ehrhorn. Member Constance Hassell meets with PP Samir El-Swaify (center rear) and his guests from Iraq Ekhlass Jarjees and Sharon Linzey. Membership Director Marco Schlesser brought daughter Leilani to the meeting tonight.  Never too early to get the younger generation interested in Rotary, he says. PR Director Joanna Amberger with her regular guest Nancy Manley, who will be joining our club very soon. Another regular guest and soon to become a member, Dr. Dan Murariu joins Club Secretary Charles Jones, Foundation Director Rich Zegar, and PP Chuck Harris for dinner.
Program Chair Dianne Ward spends time with our guest speaker, Susan Leuhrs, before her presentation. Regular visiting Honolulu Club Rotarian Delorise Gregoire contributes a few Happy Dollars, collected by Sgt-at-Arms Jim Hoban. PP Harry Kubota takes a turn at the mike to tell us what gave him recent reason to smile, while Jim Hoban stands by with the Aloha $$ bowl. PP Chuck Harris had some unfinished business from last year in presenting member Larry Rawson with the Silent Rotarian of the Year award.  Thanks for all you do Larry! This is Pepper, the star of tonight's topic about service dogs.  Pepper is an Australian Labradoodle.
Program Chair Dianne Ward introduces our guest speaker accompanied by President Paul Jurcsak and Guest speaker Susan Leuhrs from Hawaii Fi-Do explains what it takes to raise, train, and place a service dog, while An occasional scratch under the chin and a doggie treat keeps Pepper happy during the presentation. Speaker Susan Leuhrs explains how service dogs are also used to comfort returning military veterans who are now battling PTSD. One more look at Pepper, a VERY well-mannered dog who never got a chance to


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