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Album Name: Club Meeting Return to Albums
Album Date: Nov 3, 2011
Description: A plethora of guests this evening including a delegation of 12 Rotarians from Sweden in a Rotary Fellowship Exchange group.
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The Three Amigos, Doug Kam-Young, Jerry Taniyama, and Jonathan Okabe get a break from check-in duties to just talk story tonight. PP's Sharon and Ross Rolirad from the Kapolei Sunset club join us along with a couple of visiting Rotarians from Sweden, Christina and Hans Nilsson. Int'l Service Director Lei Darcey sits with visiting Rotarians from New Jersey, brother/sister-in-law's Bob Kwiatkowski, Tom and Pat Darcey, and Bob's wife Kathy (Hal Darcey's sister). Dianne Ward (L) and Jan Reischel (R) share a table and some fellowship with , one of our visiting Swedish Rotarians. Two more of our Swedish visiting Rotarians join member Phil Valenti for the meeting.
Club Secretary Al Dixon and guest speaker PDG Hal Darcey trying to learn to speak computerese! Sunset club President Paul Jurcsak kicks off the meeting with the introduction of 27 guests this evening...ALMOST outnumbering members in attendance! Swedish PDG gave us a very nice overview of several of Sweden's landmarks, exports, and lifestyles in a visual presentation. A map of Sweden highlighted on screen with some census data. Membership Director Marco Schlesser passed out flyers reminding us that ROTARY IS EVERYONE'S BUSINESS.
Guest speaker from the Honolulu Metro club, and PDG of District 5000, Hal Darcey gave a presentation on the St. Mary's orphanage project in Cebu, Philippines. PDG Hal presented slides and video of the St. Mary's project and offered ways that WE could get hands-on experience in the rebuilding efforts right here in the Islands or joining him in planned trips to Cebu. November birthday's were honored with lighted cupcakes for NJ Rotarian Pat Darcey, PE Beth Hoban, District Foundation Chair Roz Cooper, PDG John Steelquist, and club New Gen Director Glen Bailey. MANY post meeting banner exchanges took place this evening, starting with visiting Rotarian Kourtney Kenney of La Jolla, CA club. Next came Hal & Lei Darcey's sister-in-law, Pat Darcey, from the Rotary Club of Belmar-Wall, New Jeresy.
Then, representatives of the RFE delegation from Sweden exchange several banners with Sunset President Paul Jurcsak. After all of those flash photos, we were seeing SPOTS...LOTS of 'em.  Here, visiting PP Sharon Rolirad, Program Chair Dianne Ward, Club Service Director Sharon Ehrhorn, and proposed new member Sam Kasnetz give us that      


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