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  Album Name Date Description
  Club Meeting Aug 19, 2020 Our guest speaker at tonight's meeting was Leslie Uptain, director of the Muscular Dystrophy organization in Hawaii.
CLUB MEETING Jun 20, 2019 Speaker was PDG Lisa Foster who is the Principal of Star of the Sea. She spoke about her personal journey and Rotary principles as she applies the 4 way test to her vocation
  Club Meeting Jun 13, 2019 Jonathan Okabe and Glen Bailey presented on their volunteer work with the Aloha Medical Mission in the Philippines
  Club Meeting Apr 11, 2019 Speaker at this meeting was Dr. Lance Hylander, retired military, who did his dissertation on Decision Making process and Team Building. He shared tips on how we could make life decisions in our business and personal life.
Club Meeting Apr 4, 2019 Riveting speaker Farshad Talebi spoke about Human Trafficking. He showed statistics on the #s here in Hawaii and how we can help by increasing our awareness SHA TALEBI, IS A NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED EXPERT IN HUMAN TRAFFICKING. HE HAS TRAINED AND LECTURED ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT,PROSECUTORS, CRIMINAL JUSTICE PERSONNEL,ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS,AND COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY. See pictures in the newsletter
  Club Meeting Mar 28, 2019 Speaker tonight was PE Dr. James Ham who spoke about water sanitation and sustainability efforts in Nepal. International Service Director Arjun, who is from Nepal, shared his own experience drinking unsafe water conditions and being sick. We also acknowledged Paul Jurcsak's birthday-- he celebrated his birthday at the club's meeting.
  SERVICE PROJECT Mar 23, 2019 Mahalo to Liz and Mary Sears for volunteering their time to help with the Serenity Gardena at Pearl Haven, a place where sex trafficking individuals can find respite. Many hands from various D5000 clubs helped to make a difference in this place.
Club Meeting Mar 21, 2019 Dr. Jnr McKup from Papua New Guinea was our speaker. He spoke of how emergency medicine is provided in Papua New Guinea. PE Dr. James Ham goes to Papua New Guinea to share his ER knowledge to the local MD's there. We were fortunate to have many ER doctors come to the meeting to hear how fortunate we have it here and how we can share our talents to those with limited resources
Speaker Patrick Brent informed and entertained us with trivia and stories on leadership Club Meeting Mar 14, 2019 Tonight's speaker Patrick Brent- Leadership with Humor. He shared his thoughts on leadership through trivia questions and stories. He is a retired member of the US Marines and shared several nuggets of wisdom.
Club Meeting Mar 7, 2019 Sheryl Shook, Neuro Scientist, was tonight's Rotarrific Meeting. She gave us good tips on improving our sleep and sleep health habits.
Club Meeting Feb 28, 2019 Dave Gillespie, author of the book Obake Neko, spoke about his journey as an author writing his first book and what he learned from the research on this interesting submarine Exciting meeting as we inducted Peter into our club and another guest who completed an application to join our club
Vocational Visit Feb 27, 2019 Sunset Members Mary, Debbie, Jerry, Jonathan and Il took Jefferson Elementary students to a vocational visit to learn about the hospitality industry. Patti Maher from Aston Aqua Hotel graciously talked to the students about her vocation and hotel management
Club Meeting Feb 21, 2019 A lot of energy in the room as we learned about Peace from peace Scholar Gretchen Alther. Drs. Paul and Clare also received their first Paul Harris. Kudos!!
Club Meeting Feb 7, 2019 Cynthia Yamasaki, leadership motivator and mentor was our speaker tonight. She shared many HR tips that we could apply as Rotarians in our own club
FOUNDATION DINNER Feb 2, 2019 D5000 Rotarians gathered at the Pacific Aviation Museum with Brenda Cressey, one of the Trustees for the Rotary Foundation.. Il Kim received his 10th White Hat.
Club Meeting Jan 31, 2019 RCHS speaker this evening, Patrick Collins from Civil Air Patrol, spoke about the wondering work of this volunteer-run organization. The Hawaii Wing consists of dedicated patriots whose service to the citizens of Hawaii includes critically important tsunami warnings, as well as significant disaster relief and emergency service missions, cadet programs and aerospace education.”He mentioned that Maryknoll School participates as a unit and part of their curriculum.
JOINT CLUBS Human Trafficking March Jan 29, 2019 D5000 Rotary Clubs showed up at Fort St Mall to show awareness against human trafficking and a call to action.The Walk from Fort ST Mall to the Capitol back to the Mall strength in mumbers.
  JOINT Club PROJECT Jan 28, 2019
Club Meeting Jan 25, 2019 Linda Santos, Director of the Honolulu Zoo, was our speaker. Linda spoke of the many attractions the Honolulu Zoo is offering to the community
Club Meeting Jan 17, 2019 Eric Golub, tonight's speaker, uses humor for advocacy. He is a political comedian and an author.
Club Meeting Jan 10, 2019 Brock Tully kicked off the first meeting with the year inspiring us that "what we can do...unless we do all we can" as founder of Kindness Foundation of Cananda to find out!” Brock Tully
Service Project Dec 24, 2018 Rotarians partnered with JABSOM HOME van and made sandwiches for their clients
Club Meeting/ Vocational Dec 20, 2018 Last meeting of the year was held at Park Lane’s Cabana. Jesde, Park Lane’s Operations Manager spoke about Park Lane and his own vocational career. Great information and fellowship!
Social Dec 15, 2018 Sunset Rotarians celebrated Christmas and 24th Anniversary of our club @ DG Win’s home. It was 24 years ago that this club was chartered as the first evening club in Hawaii
Club Assembly Dec 13, 2018 kUDOS TO President Elect Dr. James Ham and NOmination Committee of Past Presidents for leading the nomination and election of next year's board. New member Ari, stepped up to be Vice-Chair and 2021's President. Jerry recived his Paul Harris+5- congratulaions!
Club Meeting Dec 6, 2018 We had a great interactive meeting with our speaker from one of the Marijuana Clinics. Good information and discussion.
Club Meeting Nov 29, 2018 Today's speaker was Captain Robert Hendrickson from the Coast Guard. We learned many facts about the Coast Guard that we were not aware of and dispelled myths like... Are you part of the military service? The answer- YES!! The meeting had lots of energy and interaction among members. Kudos to Gene for receiving his first Paul Harris award.
Rotary Gives Thanks Nov 24, 2018 Sunsetters from D5000 provided service projects all over Oahu and focused on Kupuna Care. Members helped other Rotary Clubs at the Lanakila Center with painting and some sent to the Waikiki Community Center to deliver food for the Food Pantry. WCC Program Director happily accepts the donations from our club members.
Club Meeting Nov 15, 2018 An off-site meeting at Koolau Condo's Theater Room welcomed Dr. Zahawi from Lyons Arboretum
HUGS SHOPPING DAY Nov 11, 2018 Sunsetters gathered together to bring cheer to families from the HUGS House. All enjoyed the early Christmas Shopping at Wallmart and pizza at Sams Club after shopping.
Club Meeting Nov 8, 2018 We welcomed Wendy Suetsugu from Hawaii Keiki and donated a check for the program se support. Today's speaker was Justin Brackett from Oahu Search and Rescue (OASR) organization. The goal is "May they always come home." OASR is an all-volunteer 501(c) (3) non-profit dedicated to Wilderness and Mountain Search and Rescue and Preventive Search and Rescue Organization. They rely on dedicated volunteers and community support to function. Contact: OAHUSAR@gmail.com Website- www.OahuSAR.org
CLUB MEETING Nov 1, 2018 Shriners from Hawaii attended our meeting and gave good information on Shriners Healthcare System here in Hawaii and in the mainland. See Nov 8 Newsletter and the president's message.
Club Meeting Oct 25, 2018 It is Foundation Month so rich, fellow Sunset Member, was tonight's speaker. We learned "all we need to know beyond basic about the Rotary Foundation." Hawaii Men's Shed came as our guests and brought completed woodwork they created to share and sell.
Club Meeting Oct 18, 2018 Greg Steuber, retired Honolulu Fire Department Fireman shared his stories on search and rescue mission. The informative talk inspired us to share the stories and increase awareness on safety.
Club Meeting Oct 11, 2018 Speaker was Greg Payton on Homeless 101. PP Liz took the reign to facilitate this meeting
Club Meting Oct 4, 2018 Speaker was Emily Torres from the Miracle Network. Amazing talk to hear how they are making a difference in the community
Club Meeting Sep 27, 2018 Guest speaker tonight was DG Win Schoneman, who shared his Rotary Story. Members had an opportunity to share their own reasons for "why am I in Rotary?"
Board Meets DG Win Sep 27, 2018 Prior to the Meeting, the RCHS Board met with DG Win. It was an interactive and productive time we spent with DG Win
FELLOWSHIP Bocce Ball Sep 22, 2018 Let the games begin. And so it was with Honolulu Sunsetters and guests, who gathered for this fun and competitive game followed by barbecue and potluck. Barbecue Guru Chef Samir and Sous Chef Beth barbecued lamp chops, shrimp on a barbie, chicken and salmon. There was plenty of food for all. Special mahalo to Marco for sharing his Bocce Ball expertise and JB for hosting us at Koolani. Great time by everyone!
Club Meeting Sep 20, 2018 Exciting meeting at the club with Director of Selective Service Donald M. Benton, former senator from Washington state. He spoke about the importance of signing up for this before age 26. Spread the word!
Club Meeting Sep 13, 2018 Tonight's meeting we welcomed our very own member Ary, who spoke about her mission in Tanzania. We welcomed new member Arjun Aryal as part of our ohana.
Club Meeting Sep 6, 2018 Tonight's Speaker was Alan Johnson, who spoke about Opoid Addiction. Interesting talk and stimulating interaction among members!
Club Meeting Aug 31, 2018 Fun times enjoyed at this meeting with Bob Sigall as Speaker. He talked about the places, people and companies that make Hawaii interesting. We also recognized 2 members for their anniversary years- Glen and Debbie!
Club Meeting Aug 16, 2018 Connie Mitchell from the Institute of Human Services spoke about the homeless population in Hawaii and the many programs IHS provides plus the community partnerships that help IHS. We also recognized Hobans' 49th wedding Anniversary. Many also shared theirs- Ehrhorns'54years, Mary Sears' 58 years and IL Kim's 52 years. Fun and rotarrific meeting!
Club Meeting Aug 9, 2018 Tonight's meeting had Larry Osbourne and Jane Ferreira talk about the great things the Navy League does. Good information and partnership with the community.
Community Service Project Aug 4, 2018 Sunset Rotarians were out at Kalaeloa Shelter to give out Back Packs while the JABSOM HOME Van was providing medical care to the residents. Besides back packs, we also donated hygiene kits to the Shelter. What an inspiring day to work with fellow Rotarians!
Club Meeting Aug 3, 2018 James Jones, entertaining and informative speaker talked about the history of salsa, mambo plus famous celebrities who promoted Salsa and Latin Music. What a treat-- we got up and danced a few steps with instructions. Evening ended with a surprise visit from RIPE Mark Maloney, his wife Gay, Aide, PDGLarry from Kansas, and RI Marketing Cassady Wehba. What a fun night!
Club Meeting Jul 26, 2018 This week's speaker was Kirsten Thornton from Work Hawaii. This organization provides employment to residents of Hawaii who need assistance. They work directly with employers. See this week's newsletter for more information about this speaker.
Club Meeting Jul 19, 2018 Tonight's Speaker Vivian Best, talked about the Feldenkrais Method. We stretched and moved muscles to feel the tension move away. Many guests and a rotarrific time.
CLUB MEETING Jul 12, 2018 We welcomed Langley Ukulele Ensemble as they performed for the 20th year in Hawaii. What a joyous occasion too as PDG Del Green inducted Marco and the 2018-2019 Board. And the crowd cheered along with Metro's President, Gary Grimmer, as we combined meetings with Metro to celebrate an Inspiring year ahead. Look at the July 19 Newsletter to view more pictures of this meeting.
FELLOWSHIP 4TH OF JULY Jul 1, 2018 Great way to start the year with our annual 4th of July Celebration at the Zegars. Lots of beef brisket and ribs made by our own chef Rich enjoyed by all while Sunsetters brought side dishes and desserts. Highlight of the evening was recognizing Lee as Honorary Member with a Paul Haris Medal. Great start to a Rotarrific Year!
Club Meeting Jun 28, 2018 This evening, we heard from Jim and Beth who shared about the RI Convention in Toronto. This was Nicole's last meeting so she took the time to acknowledge the board members, the WYC staff and special awards were presented. The Board Members received a compass, to go with this year's theme, "Navigating Together to Change Lives." IL Kim received the Quiet Rotarian Award and Ary Radnaeva, newest member, received the "Spirit Award." Jim and Beth received the "Rotarians of the Year" award.
Club Meeting Jun 21, 2018 USPS Updates from Erling Erikson, Honolulu Post Office Manager of Customer Service, and Smantha Fujimoto, Business Development Specialist. We received great information to apply. This evening we also acknowledged GM Randy's retirement.
Club Meeting Jun 14, 2018 Meeting tonight had a RB Kelly, Think Tank Hawaii, as our speaker who gave an informative talk on "How to Make a Good First Impression" through our body language. Great talk and helpful tips!" WSe also welcomed newest members, Drs. Paul and Claire into our club.
Club Meeting Jun 7, 2018 Speaker tonight was Jefferson Elementary School Principal Garrett Zakahi, who spoke on the partnership between Jefferson and our club. The successful programs the school implemented resulted in a 6 year accreditation. Kudos to Garrett and his team!
Club Meeting May 31, 2018 The Pacific Museum is a "Must See" in Hawaii. Great memories and events at the Museum. We received free ticket admissions-- a future meeting place. At this meeting, Liz Kane received her White Hat
Club Meeting May 24, 2018 Advanced Practice Nurses from the Hawaii Keiki Program with Wendy Suetsugu came to speak to our club to show where the funds our club provided to them. It was spread out to 15 schools.
District Conference May 19, 2018 District Conference 2018 was held at the Four Seasons, Kapolei. Dr. James Ham received the highest Service Above Self Award-- big surprise to him. Our club received first place for Total Giving, Per Capita and Club Service
Club Meeting May 10, 2018 Dr. Aryun Aryala from UH Department of Geography and Geophysics was our speaker. He showed pictures of the Nepal Earthquake and touched on the natural disaster happening in Hawaii with Kiluaea Volcano erupting in the last few days. We also welcomed IIda Minako from RC of Kobe, Japan, who came with her sister and mother.
Cinco de Mayo May 5, 2018 RCHS held their annual fundraiser- Cinco de Mayo. Salsa Dancing, fabulous silent and live auction, and fabulous music by Mariachi Loco made a successful and fun event. All proceeds will fund our service community projects.
Club Meeting May 5, 2018 Cinco de Mayo Fun-raiser-- another succdessful evening to raise funds for RCHS's projects. Mahalo to Chairs, Jim and Beth Hoban for all you efforts and the Committee Chairs.
Club Meeting May 3, 2018 Andrew Porter and Leah Laramee from DNLR Division of Aquatic Resources and Division of Forestry and Wildfire were our speakers this evening
Club Meeting Apr 26, 2018 Director of Zoo, Linda Santos, spoke about the Honolulu Zoo.We learned about the various activities and events the Zoo offers to the commmunity
Club Meeting Apr 19, 2018 Capt. Gordy gave us a talk about how he brings children on his sailboat and teaches every day life skills. The kids come from foster homes.
Club Meeting Apr 12, 2018 Stan Michaels from the State Falls Prevention Program gave good tips about preventing falls. Great information and an entertaining speaker who got 100% of our attention. Also- IL received his #9 Paul Harris and White Hat Society Member-- that is donating $45,000 to Rotary International. Thank you, IL, for your generosity
Club Meeting Apr 5, 2018 HPD Chief Susan Ballard came to our club to talk about her journey as HPD Chief of Police. She discussed some of her "wishes" for the department. Visiting Rotarians such as Alja Zorz and Tom Peterson
Club Meeting Mar 29, 2018 Speaker Tom D' Agnes gave a riveting talk about his time in Laos after the Vietnam War. Great speaker who got all our attention. See more information and picture in this week's newsletter.
Club Meeting Mar 22, 2018 Tonight we learned about the HUGS House from Kanoe Paahau, Executive Director, and the wonderful and kind things they are offering to families who need shelter while receiving medical care.
Club Meeting Mar 15, 2018 Jen Stasch, Executive Director of Partners in Care, was tonight's guest speaker. She spoke about the homeless in Hawaii and how Partners in Care are helping and addressing this issue. We also welcomed the JrROTC from Waipahu High, who spoke about how our club helped them in their leadership camp and supplies to help their program. UH Rotaracts also came as our guests.
Club Meeting Mar 9, 2018 Club Assembly-- discussed the fundraiser, shared Rotary Stories and DGE Win shared insight into club excellence for 2018-2019
Club Meeting Mar 1, 2018 Kimi Takazawa from All Stars After School program spoke about her business and providing after school care . The club celebrated March birthdays and all had a rotarrific meeting
Club Meeting Feb 22, 2018 Lisa Fowler, CEO of Hawaii Humane Society spoke about the mission of the organization and how they keep animals safe and sheltered. We also welcomed fellow Rotarians from Windward Oahu and WE Club PE from Russia.
Club Meeting Feb 15, 2018 Meals on Wheels here in Hawaii feeds many of our kupunas and those who are in need of nutritious meals. Our speaker this evening gave an informative talk on how Meals on Wheels are making difference on our Hawaii community.
Club Meeting Feb 8, 2018 Club Meeting this evening had Dann Carlson,DOE's Assistant Superintendent and a retired Air Force Officer, who spoke about the public school system and challenges many of the schools face due to limited resources. He also spoke about the improvements the schools have made to make our education system better.
Club Meeting Feb 1, 2018 Speaker did not show up so our wonderful president, Nicole, did a great job improvising and downloaded on you tube topic of discussion on " Meals on Wheels." Great information and fellowship enjoyed by all. We also welcomed Liz Kane's sister, Kay, who is visiting Liz for her birthday.
Club Meeting Jan 25, 2018 Speaker for the meeting- Dolan Eversole, Waikiki Beach Management Coordinator
Club Assembly Jan 18, 2018 PE Mary Hoffman led an informal Club Assembly, starting off with members sharing their experiences when Hawaii State Emergency sent a false missile attack warning. After all shared various outcomes, we got down to discussing the state of affair for the club and updates. It was a review of our strategic plans for this year.
Club Meeting Jan 11, 2018 Our first meeting of the year was back on a Thursday. Speaker tonight was by former UH Coach and author, Dick Tomey, who gave an inspiring and upbeat talk. What a great way to start a year in Rotary!
Service Project Kehauiki Village Dec 23, 2017 Sunsetters joined forces with other Oahu Clubs and donated bathroom, bedroom and kitchen supplies that can furnish 2 homes at the Kehauiki Village homes.
Thanks to our sponsor, Linda and Ken Fong, we met at their condo's Community Meeting Room.
Club Meeting Dec 20, 2017 Our last meeting for the year was held at another luxury condominium- Anaha. Program speaker was RCHS's Ambassadorial Scholar, Robbie Leung, who spoke about her experience as a Peace Corp volunteer in the PHilippines.
Check presentation for JABSOM's HOME Project.
Dr. Julie Omori, Dean Jerris Hedges, Jim Hoban (Community Service Director) and Nicole Lemas (Prez) Club Meeting/Vocational Visit Dec 13, 2017 We had a vocational meeting at the John A Burns School of Medicine to learn about the H.O.M.E. Van that provides medical care to the homeless shelters on Oahu. Dean Jerris Hedges, Dr. Julie Omori (Medical Director) and Michael McNulty (Program Director) spoke about the program that makes a difference to the homeless women and children. We also presented a check that will support one of their initiatives.
Service Project/ Salvation Army Dec 9, 2017 Sunsetters rang and sang Christmas Carols for the Salvation Army on Dec 9th and 16th. Fun Community Project!
Social/ Christmas Party Dec 6, 2017 Sunsetters, guests and families gathered at Park Lane's Party Room for Italian cuisine by Chef Almar, fun games and singing at our annual Christmas Party. All had fun!
Club Meeting Nov 30, 2017 Our speaker tonight, Ary, newest member of the RCHS shared about her hometown in Russia and her passion to save the environment because the Lake where she is from is polluted.
Club Meeting Nov 15, 2017 Dr. Mary Boland, Dean of the UH School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene, was tonight's speaker. WE learned about The Keiki Program--Licensed registered nurses staffing health rooms in schools. Attendance in school has increased and medical emergencies are addressed appropriately. RCHS presented the school with funds to support the program. Funds will be used to purchase keiki supplies for the health rooms.
Club Meeting Nov 8, 2017 Don Wallace, senior editor of Honolulu Magazine, spoke about the growth in Kakaako. Tonight we also installed Ari as our newest member of the club
Club Meeting Oct 30, 2017 Our last Monday meeting was facilitated by PE Mary Hoffman. She led an active discussion about the financial picture of our club and how we can increase our revenue. Rich Zegar spoke about the Foundation and how we can share our Time, Talent and Treasure!!
Club Meeting- Vocational Oct 23, 2017 Vocational Talks by Jewell and Mary H were the highlight of our meeting. Jewell, an ICU Nurse, makes a difference in her work everyday; while Mary H switched careers to become a special Ed teacher, which she finds gratifying. Discussion on meeting days was interactive and productive!
Club Meeting Oct 16, 2017 Evelyn Raposo’s title was Holistic Psychology and she included such “body tools” as meditation, yoga and what I usually call “unconventional” medical instruments.
Club Assembly Oct 9, 2017 Round table discussion with Directors and members getting information and updates about each avenue of service was the agenda for the night. Great discussion and exchange of information!
Club Meeting Oct 2, 2017 Speaker tonight was Dr. Aurora Saulo, who spoke about Food Safety. We also welcomed Uh Rotaract President Paige and Advisor
  Youth Service Project Oct 1, 2017 Youth Service Director, Debbie Goforth led the Children and Youth Day event at the State Capitol. Sunset Members manned the information booth
Club Meeting Sep 25, 2017 Speaker tonight was Dr. Vuylsteke, President of the East/West Center. He shared interesting facts about the East West Center. Great evening!
Community Service Project Sep 24, 2017 Sunset Members, led by Mary Hoffman, manned the Fist Aid Station for the Century Bike Ride. UH Rotaract Students came to support the event as well.
Community Project Sep 23, 2017 Sunset Members worked with the Men's Shed wo sell donated equipment to raise funds for the Men's Shed. Senator Galutaria, who has been a big advocate was awarded recognition for his support.
Club Meeting Sep 18, 2017 Tonight's Speaker was Dr. Nguyen, UH Professor, who spoke about how to manage organization change and effective leadership strategies. Some of the snippets covered in a 30 minute session were helpful and informative.
UH Rotaracts- Joseph, Jerry and Paige (President) worked with Mary, Gene, Jim and Jerry SERVICE PROJECT Sep 16, 2017 Honolulu Sunset Members and UH Rotaract worked together to clean the Ala Wai Canal today. Great job by all to clean our community and raise awareness to the young and old about how we can support keeping our environment eco-friendly and clean
  Community Service Project Sep 16, 2017 Sunset Members and UH Rotaract worked with the Waikiki Yacht Club to clean the Ala Wai Yacht Harbor. The service project was followed with a nice lunch and fellowship.
Club Meeting Sep 11, 2017 Cynthia Yamasaki was our speaker tonight. We met at the Koolani Theater Room and enjoyed a motivational talk, good pizza from California Pizza and Marco's specialty salad. Jonathan showed us one of his artwork- a table centerpiece for the auction.
Club Meeting Aug 28, 2017 Dr. Luciana Minerbi was the speaker tonight on updates with the Ala Wai Community Development
Club Meeting Aug 21, 2017 Club Meeting at the Koolani Theater was informative, entertaining and thought-provoking. The movie on health made us think of our food choices and how food affects our over all well-being. To add to the fellowship, we celebrated August birthdays- Nicole and Debbie enjoyed their birthday cupcakes.
Club Meeting Aug 14, 2017 Tonight's speaker, Kathyrn Xian, spoke about the services the organization, Pacific Alliance, is doing to stop slavery and trafficking.
Service Project Aug 12, 2017 Sunsetters and Men's Shedders painted the Aloha Medical Mission's Dental Clinic. Great camaraderie/fellowship among all who attended the service project. What a nice way to make a difference in our community. The clinic provides FREE dental care to all uninsured clients. Our very own Dr. Jonathan Okabe is a volunteer at the clinic and he organized this successful event.
Club Meeting Aug 7, 2017 Lt Col Charles Anthony was tonight's speaker. He informed the club about how we can be prepared for natural disasters and attack from Korea. Our state is more vulnerable for natural disasters, so emergency preparedness should include a 14 day supply of food and supplies. We also started with our first healthy dinner buffet, which was delicious in a more friendly setting in round table style seating. Lots of energy from President Nicole!
Club Meeting Jul 31, 2017 DG Nalani visited the RC of Honolulu Sunset to share her vision and for the members to support her goals for the district. Prior to the meeting, all members were present for the DG Meeting with the board. At this meeting, new member, Ichraq, received her first Paul Harris medal
Club Meeting Jul 24, 2017 Nicole and the RCHS Members had Chad Blair from Civil Beat, who spoke about "hot topics" in Hawaii.
Club Meeting Jul 17, 2017 Great first formal meeting for Nicole with Langley Ukulele Ensemble entertaining the club members and guests at Dave and Buster. All guests and Sunsetters enjoyed the show.
FELLOWSHIP Jul 1, 2017 We started the new Rotary Year with a fun fellowship at the Zegars' home. We all enjoyed the fellowship and great barbecue ribs cooked by Chef Rich. Dr. James Ham received the Rotarian of the Year award since he was not able to be at the Club's Installation Dinner.
President Installation and Awards Night Jun 26, 2017 Tonight, Marco handed the gavel to Nicole, who will take the reins as President. 70 guests enjoyed the entertainment by Mihana Souza and Kanoe "Tootsie" Cazimero plus fellowship with fellow members and guests. James Ham received the Rotarian of the Year award and Nicole Tsutahara received the Quiet Rotarian Award. It was a night of celebration!
Club Meeting Jun 19, 2017 Guest and Speakers were Beneficiaries of our service projects- Veterans Admin Homeless Project and Waipahu ROTC. Club Members heard how our donations and service hours helped make a difference in our community. Productive night as we inducted 3 new members into our club. Another Rotarrific Meeting!
HOKULEA Jun 17, 2017 Sunsetters sailed on a chartered catamaran early Saturday morning to welcome and greet the Hokulea. Awesome!
Club Meeting Jun 12, 2017 Toni Muranaka, Executive Director from the Aloha Medical Mission shared heartfelt stories of the great work the mission does for our local and global communities.
Club Meeting Jun 5, 2017 Keli'i Akina was this week's meeting speaker. He spoke of how we can accomplish things together by spreading aloha. We also welcomed many guests, potential members, including Ichraq, Ayman's wife. The evening included b'day singing to all May and June celebrants. Luck was in Ayman's side as he won the drawing, which he donated back to the club.
Countdown to Koolani May 27, 2017 The RCHS had a different type of a fundraiser this year Chaired by PE Nicole Lemas. Auctions were done online and a gofundme account collected donations for our club's service projects. Donations to the D5000 Foundation also helped to fund our projects. Mahalo to our awesome club members!
DISTRICT CONFERENCE 2017 May 21, 2017 The Rotary Club of Honolulu Sunset received First Place for all avenues of service and Club of the Year at the Sheraton Maui Resort DISCON May 21-22, 2017. Kudos to Marco's Board and Sunset Members who made this happen. Missing I n the picture- Ayman, who was one of the speakers. He spoke on Membership.
Club Meeting May 15, 2017 Club Meeting recognized Vocational Awards for Military Personnel as Employer of the Year. See Newsletter for more details and pictures of the Meeting.
Club Meeting May 8, 2017 The RCHS Rotarrific Meeting had Mary Gibson who spoke about Medical Marijuana in Hawaii. Legislation was passed to legalize marijuana in Hawaii
Club Meeting May 1, 2017 Our off-site meeting at the YWCA Fernhurst Home was a nice change. Buffet meal from Da Spot and Karaoke Singing with the residents after exchanging information about their program and about Rotary was beneficial to all concerned.
Club Meeting Apr 24, 2017 Brent Tully was our speaker this evening. Brent developed technique for measuring distances to galaxies.
Charter Party for RCHPH Apr 20, 2017 The RCHS sponsored the 51st club on the district, The RC of Hickam Pearl Harbor. Celebration at the WYC was well attended
Club Meeting Apr 17, 2017 Another rotarrific meeting for the Rotary Club of Honolulu Sunset with Dr. James Ham as a speaker along with his fellow colleagues who volunteer to make a difference providing safe water in Papua New Guinea. Kudos to Sara Moy, new member who received her first Paul Harris.
Club Meeting Apr 10, 2017 Pepi Nieva, writer and PR person was our speaker. The book she co-authored with her father, Antonio Nieva, was an interesting documentary about a Filipino's perspective on the Fall of Bataan. We also acknowledged James Ham and Mary Whitworth receiving their #2 Paul Harris awards. What another Rotarrific Meeting!
Club Meeting Apr 3, 2017 Garrett Zakahi, Principal of Jefferson Elementary School, was honored with the Educator of the Year. He gave an update on the hydroponic program our club supports.
Club Meeting Mar 27, 2017 Tonight's speaker, Mike Malaghan, is an author, fellow Rotarian who spoke about his book and picture brides from Japan. WE also had long time member, Walter Killough, visit with Fran. PE Nicole co-facilitated the meeting with Marco as her mentor. And James shared a memento from one of our international partners from India. Rotarrific Meeting!
Movie Night @ Koolani Mar 20, 2017 Sunsetters gathered at the Koolani Theater, thanks to JB and Mary for lending us the movie. The fellowship started with brief updates on service projects completed and upcoming projects. After a dinner of pizza, Italian salad, assorted dessert and adult beverages, we sat back and watched The Legend of 1900. 4 thumbs up!
Service Project Mar 17, 2017 Sunsetters joined forces with YWCA's Fernhurst Project. Clothes, housewares, and fans were donated by our club and Sunsetters set up the place where incarcerated women prepare for the workforce.
Club Meeting Mar 13, 2017 Tristan Ghazal, Sunsetter Claire's brother, is a motivational speaker. Wow- what a treat for all those who were there---Tristan spoke of leadership and how to interact with people effectively.
Club Meeting Mar 6, 2017 Patrick Taylor promoted love one rose at a time. Hmmmmm... a possible future partnership for a service Project?
Service Project Mar 1, 2017 Sunsetters read Dr Seuss books to First Graders at Noelani, Jefferson and Hokulani. What a fun way to celebrate Dr Seuss ' 100th Birthday! Check out more pictures on the March 6 Newsletter
Club Meeting Feb 27, 2017 Fellow Rotarian and amazing volunteer Nancy Pace was our speaker tonight. Nancy shared her experiences as a medical doctor volunteer providing much needed care in Africa. We welcomed sister club Prez ALJA from Slovenia
Service Project Feb 25, 2017 Sunsetters were joined by an almost Rotary Club of Hickam Pearl Harbor To donate clothes and wares for the Women In Need Shelter
Service Project Mens Shed Feb 18, 2017 Honolulu Sunset Members gathered at the Men's Shed to clean up the area and repair bicycles for children who cannot afford a bicycle. Thank you to Brickwood Galuteria who came to show support. Great job by all
Club Assembly Feb 13, 2017 Pre-Valentine's Day Celebration the room was filled with fellowship and exchange of great ideas discussing Program suggestions and new ideas for our next fundraiser.
Club Meeting Feb 6, 2017 Pedro Haro and Dr.Cindy Goto were our guests tonight. Pedro spoke about legislation on Kupuna Care. Cindy is a Caregiver who shared her own experience caring for her Dad, a retired OBGYN and Mom. Also at this meeting we celebrated February birthdays and recognized Dr. Nicole Tsutahara for receiving PH2
Club Meeting Jan 30, 2017 Jeanne Torres, Executive Director of Guide Dogs of Hawaii, was our speaker. Guide Dogs of Hawaii provides guide dogs and technology aids and training for every blind and visually impaired public school child in Hawaii. Her latest endeavor is to provide that same support to blind and visually disabled seniors, most of whom live below the poverty line. Jeanne was accompanied by her guide dog, Luke who spent the time snoozing,waiting for her voice command to “find the stairs” or “find the elevator button.
Club Meeting Jan 23, 2017 David Heenan, Club's speaker and author of "Hidden Heroes Finding Success in the Shadows" shared who the real life heroes are---like the Dance Instructors in the Cruise Ships who make women passengers smile and enjoy their cruise experience. All proceeds from the sale of his books were donated to the RCHS. Now.....he's our hero! Then we also recognized John Meyer for his Paul Harris +4 and Sarah Moy who received her blue badge. Kudos to all!
Club Meeting Jan 16, 2017 Tonight's speaker was Cayenne Pe'a, who spoke about affordable rental in Kapolei- The Lofts in Kapolei. Several members received Paul Harris Awards as well.
Club Meeting Jan 9, 2017 President Marco welcomed the new year and our first meeting of the year with Lori McCarney, who spoke about Bikeshare Hawaii. We also welcomed back many Sunsetters after the holidays. Another Rotarrific Meeting!
SERVICE PROJECT Dec 17, 2016 Sunset Members rang the bell for Salvation Army infront of Bubbies, Koko Marina. Christmas Ringers brought in funds to help the Salvation Army with their programs. Mahalo to Mary H, Jim H, Mamang, Claire, Summer and Patricia and Max, who stayed for 3 hours.
FELLOWSHIP Dec 12, 2016 Christmas was in the air at the Hale Koa, where Sunsetters had their annual Christmas Party. Who's who Game and Drawing a Christmas Tree games by Mary H and Nicole T. added to the fun. Christmas caroling by our members with Nicole L. ending the beautiful celebration with her solo of "O Holy Night" was "chicken skin." What a great way to end the year! Pictures of this happy party is in the Jan 9th Newsletter
  Club Meeting Dec 7, 2016 UH ROTARACT had a combined meeting with the RCHS. The RC of Pau Hana were at the meeting too. We all shared information about our community projects and how we have helped our communities locally and internationally. Rotaracts shared the roles of each officer. Da Spot catered the onolicious meal.
Club Meeting Nov 28, 2016 Tonight's guest speaker, Tatsu, talked about the wonderful work of the Salvation Army,the many programs the SA supports to make a difference in our community. RCHS also recognized a fireman, policeman and community leader for their vocation. We also recognized members who supported the Polio Plus Campaign. We started the meeting with a Thank You to all the WYC Staff. Amidst all the activities, PE Nicole presented the slate of proposed officers for her year. Notakers for PE.
CLUB ASSEMBLY Nov 21, 2016 Tonight, we had a visioning session to prepare for our strategic plan. Mahalo to PDG Laura who facilitated a passionate discussion from our members.
Club Meeting Nov 14, 2016 Rich Zegar, Director of the Foundation, was tonight's speaker. He spoke about the improtance of the Foundation and how we can support the Foundation's efforts
Club Meeting Nov 7, 2016 Rear Admiral Phillip Sawyer was introduced by Paul Jurcsak, Sawyer’s mentor early in his career. Sawyer gave us an update on the U.S. Navy in the Pacific. He commented that we have amazing military strength here in the islands with every U.S. military component represented. He pointed out that the purpose of such military strength is to maintain our readiness whenever the need should arise.
FELLOWSHIP Oct 31, 2016 Halloween Party with friendly witches, King Tut, King Cesare and several characters from the RCHS. It was a frightfully great night! DG Clint recognizing Jean Allison for contribution to Polio Challenge
Club Meeting Oct 24, 2016 David C. Duffy, Professor of Botany, Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology (EECB) told us about their efforts to eradicate fire ants. Fire ants, though the size of a celery seed, have a fierce bite. They have invaded Kauai, Hawaii, and now Oahu. To check your garden for them, spread a bit of peanut butter on a chopstick and lay it on your garden floor. If they gather on your chopstick, call the State Pest Hotline: 808-643-PEST
Club Meeting Oct 17, 2016 We had Salsa Night from Salsa 101 Linda Melodia Dance Company. We welcomed Willard Robins from RC of Cape Henry. Fun evening!
Rotary Club of Hickam Pearl Harbor Oct 13, 2016 An informational session on the Rotary Club of Hickeam Pearl Harbor was held on October 13 at Restaurant 604. This will be a club that our club will be sponsoring and chartering once 25 members join.
Club Meeting Oct 3, 2016 Rotarrific Talk by Steve Price on "The Discovery of the I400 Submarine," a World War II era Imperial Japanese NAVE MEGA-SUBMARINE. Simon gave an interesting talk on his vocation. Debbie gave a report on Sunday Oct 3rd Children and Youth Day- 8 UH Rotaracts participated with RCHS Rotarrific Meeting!
Club Meeting Sep 26, 2016 Rotarrific Meeting with speaker Randy Hampton, who spoke about clinical hypnosis vs. show hypnosis. Clara gave her vocational talk about her work at Shriners and Nicole invited members to incoming RYLA.
Club Assembly Sep 19, 2016 Members and Guests gathered in small groups to learn about our club's activities. We welcomed Jean Allison, Plato Hsieh and GF Li as our guests. UH Rotaract Kristine Espinoza gave an update on their activiities and how we can support them.
Club Meeting Sep 12, 2016 Speaker this evening was Dennis Hwang who spoke about Hurrucance Preparedness. After the talk, he distributed books for those who were at the meeting. Also tonight, we added one more member to our club. Brian Bagnell was inducted into our club. Mahalo to IL Kim for introducing him.
FELLOWSHIP Sep 10, 2016 Multi-club picnic at Bellows was the site of our Fellowship event. Members from RC Pau Hana, E-club joined RCHS enjoy bratwurst by expert grill masters, Paul and Rich. Weather was perfect for a perfect picnic. Thanks to Mary and Glen for organizing this. Check out the Sept 19 Newslettter for pictures
Club Meeting Aug 29, 2016 Wendy Chang from the YWCA was our speaker. Our club will be partnering with the YWCA's Women's program. We also had Chloe, past HRYF recipient speak about her college experience. We had guests who came to share their experience rowing around the world. Juliana from Rotary Club in Brazil came to visit our club and enjoyed RCHS aloha. What another Rotarrific Meeting!
Club Meeting Aug 22, 2016 Tonight's Club Meeting was informative and Rotarrific! Sunset Member Liz informed us all about the changes in Rotary from the Council on Legislation. We also welcomed our newest member Claire Ghazal sponsored by PE Nicole.
SERVICE PROJECT Aug 20, 2016 Service project at Lyon Arboretum
Club Meeting Aug 15, 2016 Dr. Carl Evensen, Director of Lyon Arboretum, shared some exciting developments at Lyon Arboretumdescribe new developments at Lyon Arboretum, a nationally recognized public garden in the back of Manoa Valley. This popular rainforest site has miles of hiking trails, beautiful scenery, spectacular plant collections and is open to the public Monday through Saturday throughout the year.
Club Meeting Aug 8, 2016 Kim Binsted, UH Professor, did her thesis topic on computational modeling and generation of punning riddles. Her program JAPE (Joke Analysis and Production Engine_ generated puns such as "What Do You Call a Martian who drinks ale? An ale-ien!"
Club Meeting Aug 1, 2016 Sam Wolff, Neighborhood Commission Office Public Relations, talked about the Neighborhood Board, a forum for citizen participation in the decisions of government at the city and state level. It’s an opportunity for us to learn how citizens can be involved in their local community.
Club Meeting Jul 25, 2016 DG Clint was our speaker who inspired fellow Rotarians about Rotary giving hope to many beneficiaries. He shared Rotary's vision to end polio this Rotary year. Clint inducted Sara, our newest RCHS member for 2016
Club Meeting Jul 18, 2016 Sara Moy was our speaker who spoke about the world of finance. Interesting talk! We also had young professionals from Los Angeles who came to attend our meeting-- Thanks to Nalano for taking them to our club
Club Meeting Jul 11, 2016 Langle Ukulele Ensemble entertained Sunsetters and guests with an evening of music. This young kids from Vancouver were celebrating their 35th year anniversary of entertaining crowds. Kudos to Peter Luongo for establishing this and for his son, Paul Luongo, for carrying on the tradition.
July 4 Celebration Jul 3, 2016 The RCHS carried on the tradition of the 4th of July celebration a day early. All enjoyed the slow cooked ribs cooked by Chef Rich and the Zegars' hospitality.
Club Meeting INSTALLATION Jun 27, 2016 Prez Jim handed the gavel to Marco-- from Cheers to Rotarrific! 75 members and guests participated in acknowledging the awards presented to Sunsetters and witnessed the installation of Marco.
Club Meeting Jun 20, 2016 Rich Pyle, Zoologist at the Bishop Museum gave an interesting talk about the creatures in the deep blue sea- 30 meters and below. We enjoyed learning some very interesting information. Great Speaker!
Club Meeting Jun 13, 2016 Dean of the School of Nursing, Mary Boland, shared information about the school's partnership with DOE to provide school nurses in the public schools. During our meeting, we lift our glasses to celebrate our club's award as "club of the year" and on a somber note, to Anna, who we lost last week-end. Daughter Tanya came to meet her mother's Rotary Family.
RN Case Manager for Straub's Ornish Program received a book that will be donated to Jefferson Elementary School Club Meeting Jun 6, 2016 Tiffany Loo was our speaker, who introduced us to the Ornish lifestyle, geared towards keeping a healthy heart. Members also heard from Sunsetters who came back from the International Convention in Korea.
DISCON 2016 Jun 5, 2016 Rotarians from D5000 gathered for fellowship, inspiration and fun at the District 5000 Conference held at the Halekulanifrom June 3-5. RI Director Guiller Tumangan and Deepa Willingham shared how they give to the world. Sunsetters jumped for joy as they were awarded "Club of the Year" 6 years in a row! Great job, Prez Jim. Cheers!
Club Meeting May 23, 2016 Joint Club Meeting with Pau Hana at Dragon Upstairs was interesting and fun. Our club chartered the Pau Hana Club so it was nice to be able to combine forces once again.
Club Meeting May 16, 2016 Men's Shed-- What is that? Well--- Tom Bower from Australia was our speaker and showed us pictures of the Men's Sheds in Australia and what it is all about.
Club Meeting May 9, 2016 Cheers for E-Club President Laine Kohama for informing us on Cyber Security. Great talk and good lessons to apply. Steve presented the HRYF $5000 scholarship award to Natalia, a senior from Iolani School.
FUNDRAISER May 7, 2016 Annual fundraiser, Jazz Under the Stars, was a lot of fun with silent and live auction, great food prepared by Chef Eric from the Pacific Club and entertainment by Iolani Jazz Band followed by Sonny Silva and the Hot Club of Hulaville.
Club Meeting May 2, 2016 Jerry Clay was the speaker tonight. He spoke about mediation. He is the author of the book, "Think Before You Sue."
Service Project Apr 29, 2016 17 Members of the RC of Honolulu Sunset met to put together 100 hygiene kits- 50 for men and 50 for women. After assembling all the kits, several members went to the various sites where the JABSOM HOME Medical Van provided care and handed the kits to the patients.
Club Meeting Apr 25, 2016 Angela Keen was tonight's speaker. She spoke of Shriner's mission and what it means to be a patient at Shriners. Tonight we inducted #9 new member this year- Jessica, another young professional.
Club Meeting Apr 18, 2016 Caroline Kunitake from "Little Dresses for Africa" spoke to our club about how she is making pillow case dresses for children in Africa.
Club Assembly Apr 11, 2016 The RCHS honored Employee of the Year, WYC Bartender Scotty Abfalter; Employer of the Year, Win; Principal and Mentor of the Year, Garret Zakahi; Community Volunteer, HPD Eric Matsumoto. WE also installed youngest club member, Angel Fontaine. Her Dad is PDG George Fontaine. Angel's family came to celebrate her joining the Rotary Family. More pictures are in the newsletter
Club Meeting Apr 4, 2016 39 dinners were ordered tonight-- WOW!! We had to add tables and chairs for unexpected guests. Cheers to Al Bediones who talked about investment pointers, citing examples of USA companies doing well in our nation.
Service Project Apr 2, 2016 Sunsetters learned on the job training on how to put 15 lockers together for the US VETS Women Shelter. Directions were challenging but we all figured it out. Amazing how team work and fellowship make great combination.
Club Meeting Mar 28, 2016 Sunsetters enjoyed another informative and interesting meeting night with Dr. Amy Moran, Associate Professor of Marine Biology,at the University of Hawaii. Amy spoke about her current work in the oceans surrounding Antarctica, which focuses on the phenomenon of “polar gigantism” and adaptations of marine animals to extreme cold.
Club Meeting Mar 21, 2016 Chloe Ducoussa a Youth Exchange student from France was tonight's speaker. She is a junior at Kalaheo High School. The Board met prior to the meeting.
Multi Club Vocational Field Trip Mar 19, 2016 RC of Honolulu Sunset, Pau Hana, E-Club Hawaii, East Honolulu, Pearlridge, Sunrise, UH Rotaract with a total of 60 members visited Menehune Mac. We learned about how chocolates are made and put together our own box of chocolates. Yummy!!
Fellowship Mar 19, 2016 Sunsetters rock!! Yes--Karaoke, Jamming and Dancing with fellow Sunset Rotarians and family at Bediones' home
Club Meeting Mar 14, 2016 DGND Win Schoneman was our speaker who spoke on Conflict and Resolution after attending the Peace Conference in Ontario, California last January. Kudos to Patricia Bubu Nevada for her first Paul Harris award. Cheers!
Club Meeting Mar 7, 2016 Great fellowship and speaker at the meeting. Kelli Chun shared her story about success as an entrepreneur in Hawaii. She is CEO of ONOLICIOUS, serving Meals on Wheels in Hawaii Kai and East Honolulu. In addition, we had Dr. Dan share and update us on the VTT project in Romania. Then a surprise presentation to Rich by Dan for a scholarship under his name. More happening-- one more member was inducted to our club-- Jim Gillespie. Yoo hoo!! Cheers!
FELLOWSHIP MULTI CLUB Feb 26, 2016 The RC of Honolulu Club celebrated their 100 year Centennial Dinner at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. Sunset members were joined by Yolette from the RC of Mililani, Dawn Marie from the RC of Honolulu, Mary Benson from the RC of Honolulu Sunrise and Dr. Dan Murariu flew in from Virginia to join fellow Sunsetters Rich, Win, Hobans, Liz, and IL. Jim is the proud owner of the Herb Kane painting sold at the Silent Auction.
ROTARY Means BUSINESS Feb 25, 2016 Networking and meeting other Rotarians in business----That's Rotary in Business. The networking event at Mark's Garage was friendly and informative.
Club Meeting Feb 22, 2016 Great meeting tonight with Margaret McFall Nagai who spoke about "Microbiome"-- topic on microorganisms in our body that affect us. Interesting info. Also tonight, IL Kim received his 3rd White Hat and Ayman his 6th White Hat. Kudos to our generous members. We had a roomful of members and visiting Rotarians-- another great meeting where everybody knows your name and we are glad you came!
Service Project Feb 20, 2016 Sunsetters partnered with Men's Leadership Organization to put a cover in the aquaponics area we supported at Jefferson Elementary School-- a worthwhile community project1
Pre-PETS Feb 20, 2016 All President elects attended a Pre-PETS (President-Elect Training Seminar) week-end at Camp Erdman. Nicole, RYLA Chair, presented on RYLA and Beth (AWARDS Chair) presented on an overview of the AWARDS.
Club Meeting Feb 8, 2016 Club Assembly, "The 2nd Throng of Thinkers and Doers" was the theme for this meeting. Members listened to updates and future plans for the rest of the year. We should be proud of all our accomplishments.
Mary, Jerry
Albert, Summer, Lore, Bubu, JB, Jim, Beth, John Service Project IHS Feb 6, 2016 11 RCHS Members served food at the IHS Women's Shelter
Club Meeting Feb 1, 2016 Matt McCarville was our speaker, who spoke about his volunteer work with the Wounded Warriors and how the program has helped many of the wounded soldiers. Another cheerful meeting---Mary Hoffman received her first Paul Harris award.
Club Meeting Jan 25, 2016 PDG Roz Cooper shared her journey in Rotary and talked "About Me.....Is About You" highlighting Rotary's work locally and around the world and pictures of Honolulu Sunset member pictures. Roz talked about her experience as District Governor and as recent role as Training Leader for DGE's all around the world. What an exciting journey!
Club Meeting Jan 18, 2016 Dr. Tom Ranker, Botanist UH Professor was our speaker tonight. We learned about how plants are applied especially in Vanuatu, New Zealand. Also tonight Jane F received her Paul Harris +3. Another great meeting....at a place where everyone knows your name! See more pictures in the Jan 25 Newsletter- photos taken by Mary S.
Service Project Jan 16, 2016 Members put together a shed for the Women in Need Shelter to store clothing donated by the members
Multi Club Meeting Jan 15, 2016 Central Oahu Clubs met at the Plaza Club to listen to PDG Ayman's talk on Membership. We received talking points to apply and spread the word to invite new members.
Club Meeting Jan 11, 2016 After a 2 week break, our meeting was a full house. Our speaker for the meeting was the Chancellor of the University of Hawaii, Robert Bley-Vroman. He had a connection to our Romanian member, Lore, because he taught in Romania and could speak th language. Robert shared informative talk--proud to have a great university in Hawaii.
Club Meeting Dec 21, 2015 This meeting was an Off-site Vocational Visit at Jane Ferreira's employer at Kewalo Basin. John Eveleth, the Harbormaster for Kewalo Basin gave us an informative and interesting talk about Kewalo Basin. All who attended enjoyed Buca's cuisine and birthday cakes for Jane, who was celebrating her birthday.
Christmas Party Dec 19, 2015 Cheers to another fun fellowship at the BEDIONES' home. Nicole, Albert and Russell entertained the group with songs and music. Good food and great company enjoyed by all!
Club Meeting Dec 14, 2015 Cheers to our 20th Anniversary celebration. Charter members John, Ayman, and Gloria were in attendance. Historians John and Samir presented a slide show, with the help of Beth, Liz and Win. HOME and VA benefactors shared their stories and gratitude for our club's generosity. The HOME van was present for District leadership to see. DG DEL installed BUBU as the newest member of our club. We also voted on Marco's leadership team for 2016-2017. Lots of celebrations!
Club Meeting Dec 7, 2015 Speaker Greg Peyton from Mental Health Kokua was this evening's speaker. He talked about mental health and the homeless.
Service Project Dec 5, 2015 Rotary Clubs of Honolulu Sunset, Pau Hana, Kaneohe were at Lyon Arboretum to clearing the grounds of unnecessary plants in the Palm Garden. Volunteers worked through muddy terrain and enjoyed fellowship with pizza for lunch. Photos courtesy of Pres.Jim. Apologies for the landscape of the photos-- the webmaster is not able to rotate the pictures.
Club Meeting Nov 30, 2015 Past President Jan Reischel was our speaker. She shared information about facts and myths on insurance. Great talk!More happenings--Simon and James received their blue name badges. Nicole and JB received their Paul Harris x2. Great Meeting!
Service Project Nov 28, 2015 Bell Ringers for Salvation Army at BUBBIES Koko Marina was an activity we all enjoyed and learned about the great work of the Salvation Army.
Service Project Nov 23, 2015 SUNSETTERS made a visit to Jefferson Elementary to give a check for the aquaponic project-a sustainable endeavor. The progress made since our last visit was amazing!
Club Meeting Nov 23, 2015 UH President, Dr. David Lasster, was our speaker. He shared insight on plans for the university and his goals. We welcomed visiting Rotarian from NJ and celebrated Win as DGND. Great meeting and friendly crowd
Service Project Nov 21, 2015 Rotary Gives Thanks Day--- Sunset Rotarians took 5 families from the HUGS House shopping at Wallmart and lunch with pizza.
This book will be donated to Jefferson Library from Speaker Dr Bart Pillen. Club Meeting Nov 16, 2015 Dr. Bart Pillen was the club's speaker. He is a clinical psychologist at Kapiolani Medical Center for children. He showed us and gave an informative talk about "mental flossing." Stay active and be happy! We will try practicing what he shared!
Mark Gilden signed this book that will be donated to Jefferson Library Club Meeting Nov 9, 2015 Guest Speaker Mark from the Salvation Army gave an informative talk about the Salvation Army. Now Sunset Members will be "bell ringers" for the holiday
Another cheery meeting at our club meeting. Guest Speaker Glen Sears talked about his Great Adventure as a photographer for the atomic bombs. Club Meeting Nov 2, 2015 Another cheery meeting at our club meeting. Guest Speaker Glen Sears talked about his Great Adventure as a photographer for the atomic bombs. We were honored to have DG Del Green visit our club along with Diana. We welcomed PDG Hal Darcey and former Sunsetter Lei visiting from Oregon. Dr. Nicole Tsutuhara earned her blue badge.
Sunsetters can also ham it up SOCIAL Oct 31, 2015 Many Sunsetters gathered at Hawaii Loa's Club House for a frightfully great time. Can you recognize PP Jan? Hmmm....Prez Jim seems to take this presidency too seriously. King James and Lady Beth?
Club Meeting Oct 26, 2015 Everybody knows Rich, our speaker for the evening and Rich talked and gave an overview of everything we need to know about the Foundation.
Club Meeting Oct 19, 2015 Ashley McNair gave an informative talk on Uber Cars. This alternative transportation from the taxi cab is an interesting concept that is becoming popular in many cities here and abroad.
Frozen will be donated to Jefferson Elementary School in honor of Nicole Club Meeting Oct 8, 2015 Nicole Lemas led an interactive discussion of communication differences between the baby boomers/ milleniums and before the boomers like Samir and Mamang (Beth's Mom). Nicole's talk summarized and gave a nice overview of the young professional summit she attended. Our club also welcomed our newest member, Eugene Wasko, as he was inducted into our club. Welcome!
Shannon signs book that will be donated to Jefferson Elementary School Club Meeting Sep 28, 2015 Cheers to Shannon Cleary, this evening's speaker, who spoke about Hawaii Technology Academy's success stories about a charter school in the Leeward Coast
Frazer, speaker for the evening, and colleague, Alex Roth, signed a book that will be donated to Jefferson Library Club Meeting Sep 24, 2015 Cheers to all who came at last night's meeting. Frazer McGilvray from Malama Maunalua spoke and raised awareness about protecting the eco-syste, in the Maunalua area.
Rich, Beth, Principal Garrett Zakahi, Pres. Jim and Il distributed dictionaries at Jefferson Middle School.
Not in the picture- Glen Dictionary Project Sep 23, 2015 Dictionaries were distributed to all 3rd Graders at Hokulani Elementary, Jefferson Middle School, and Noelani Elementary on Sept. 23 and Sept 25
Club Meeting Sep 14, 2015 Great meeting "where everybody knows your name." Jennifer Milhollen from Pono Home talked about "energy- efficiency" at home. Many guests and potential members joined us and enjoyed the fellowship. PE Marco gave a pitch about supporting the fundraiser.
Speaker signed the book to donate to Jefferson Elementary's Library Club Meeting Aug 31, 2015 They all came-- where everybody knows your name---to this evening's club meeting. Speaker Suzanne Skzold from Hawaii Literacy gave an informative talk about literacy in Hawaii and how we as a club can support a great community project with Hawaii Literacy. We had a good crowd to welcome new members Simon Chang and Summer Escadeja.
Club Meeting Aug 17, 2015 "Your Brain is Lying to You" was the thought-provoking talk that Roger Breisch shared at our meeting. Our brain gives us the gift to share Rotary, which we did as we welcomed new members as Sunsetters- Nicole and Ashley.
This book will be donated to Jefferson Library- signed by DG Del Green. Club Meeting Aug 10, 2015 Welcome, District Governor Del Green and Diana Doane with AG Jim McClellan. This was the DG's official visit to our club. His talk was inspiring as he shared his roots-- a success story. Del shared info on the 2016 District Conference on June 10-12,2016 and encouraged our members to attend. The meeting was preceded with a Meeting with the Board.
Here we are having a photo-op for Alja and Vani's memory bank. Missing in the photo- Jane Ferreira and Bob Ehrhorn who took the picture. Aloha Party for Alja Zorz Aug 8, 2015 Another fun get-together for Alja Zorz, Fullbright Scholar, fellow Rotarian, returning to Slovenia as President of the Rotary Club of Zgornji Brnik. Mahalo, JB, for hosting another fun and well-attended fellowship event
Welcome back John and Helen Wright from New Zealand and former Ambassadorial Scholar Nicole Tsutahara CLUB ASSEMBLY Aug 3, 2015 This meeting was extra-special because we had the "Throng of Thinkers" aka as "Club Assembly." Directors shared their key projects for the year and informed members on committees for members to join. Our club was happy to welcome back John and Helen Wright and Nicole, former Ambassadorial Scholar who is now a Veterinarian. We also celebrated July and August birthdays
CLUB MEETING Jul 27, 2015 This was our 2nd meeting at Dave and Buster. Kendra Murray, Special Events Manager from D&B was our speaker. Kendra shared interesting fact about Hawaii's only D&B-- most profitable of ALL D&B's. Jim and Alja signed the Sister/Brother Club between RCHS and The RC of Zgornji Brnik.
Club Meeting Jul 20, 2015 RC OF Honoloulu Sunset was happy to have the Langley Ukulele Ensemble entertain us at our meeting at Dave and Buster. This young and energetic group from Canada has been coming to Hawaii for many years. This time, Peter Luongo's son, Paul, led the group to another rousing performance.
Club Meeting Jul 13, 2015 Paul Bursey from Kulana Malama was the guest speaker who shared a place where the medically fragile children of Hawaii are cared for in the Leeward side of Oahu. We also welcomed Renee Kraft to our club. Lots of aloha felt,where everybody knows your name!
Luncheon with RI Pres. Ravi Ravindron Jul 7, 2015 Sunset Rotarians joined the RC of Honolulu to celebrate 100 years of Rotary in Hawaii. Lunch at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel and a Luau at Lanikohonua on July 8 with RI President Ravi Ravindron and his wife was the highlight of the celebration.
Club Meeting Jul 6, 2015 Great first meeting of Pres.Jim's year--- many attendees, including visiting Rotarian from Switzerland, Vira. Guest speaker, Garret Zakahi, Principal of Jefferson Elementary gave an informative update of many innovative activities the school has accomplished, moving on to the future.
CLUB FELLOWSHIP Jul 4, 2015 The RC of Honolulu Sunset started the 2015 Rotary year with a Big Bang at the Zegar's Home to celebrate the traditional 4th of July get-together. Many who attended had a fantastic time.
Club Installation of Officers Jun 22, 2015 Jim and the 2015-2016 Board was inducted by DGE Del Green. 58 Rotarians and Guests joined in the celebration. Jim's President talk reflected on the tv series, Cheers-- "where everybody knows your name and they're glad you stayed."
Club Meeting Jun 15, 2015 Dr. Brad Wong from the Aloha Medical Mission was our speaker, who gave us an update about the AMM and how many of the Aloha Medical Mission volunteers made a difference in their lives and in the communities they served. New member James Han was inducted to our club. He is an emergency MD at Straub Hospital
Club Meeting Jun 8, 2015 Nutrition Consultant, Chelsea Newman, talked to our club members about nutrition and how we can enjoy/savor the smell of food. Chelsea had us taste and savor Dove chocolate, which we all received,and enjoyed the chocolate experience
Club Assembly Jun 1, 2015 This meeting was a celebration for members to acknowledge our accomplishments as "Club of the Year" for the Large Club category. Pres Glen highlighted our activities and we listened to H.O.M.E. Speaker give us an update of their medical mission to the homeless population. Our club donated funds to support purchasing vaccines.
Win, Beth, Bob, Liz, Rich, Jim, Sharon, Marco, Glen District Conference 2015- "Talk Story" May 23, 2015 Memorial Day week-end had 350+ Rotarians "Talk Story" at Hilton Waikoloa Resort. The RCHS received the " Club of the Year" award. Kudos to all!
Banner exchange from Romania club visited by Rich and Win.- Our sister club, RC OF IASI included. Club Meeting May 18, 2015 Our speakers at our meeting were Win Schoneman and Rich Zegar who shared their experience when they visited Romania for the District's VTT Global Grant. Debbie received the "Good Egg" award for the month. Prio to our meeting the present and future boards met and shared ideas.
Speaker Ramsey Taum signed a book that our club will donate to Jefferson Library Club Meeting May 11, 2015 Speaker Ramsey Taum spoke about promoting place-based and Hawaiian cultural stewardship principles and practices in the work place and their similarity with Rotary’s principles. He talked about “Pono”- doing the right thing.
Da garden..... Jefferson Elementary School Visit May 4, 2015 Honolulu Sunset Rotarians visited the Jefferson Elementary garden, which our club supported for years. This year, we donated hydrophonic kits to grow sustainable fruits and vegetables. During the visit, members dropped off books donated to the Library. See pictures of kids proudly showing their books.
Visiting Rotarians from Minnesota and Queensland Gold Coast Rotary Club in Australia Club Assembly May 4, 2015 Hear ye...hear ye....All club projects discussed and reviewed by our members. What a year and a difference we made in our community locally and globally!
The photographer got our attention this time District Assembly May 2, 2015 Oahu District Assembly met at the beautiful UH/Windward Community College. 12+ Sunset Rotarians attended informative sessions and learned about best practices for club leaders and basic info for new Rotarians
Club Meeting Apr 27, 2015 Our meeting this Monday included- Community Service Award to a Honolulu Police Department Detective, Elizabeth Merrill, and our club’s selection of the $5000 Hawaii Rotary Youth Foundation Scholarship to a deserving Kamehameha senior student. Our guest speakers were Donna Blanchard and Harry Wong from the Kuma Kahua Theater. Lore received the "Good Egg" award as Rotarian of the Month. It was another exciting meeting.
Club Meeting Apr 20, 2015 Speaker Oen Johnson, Rotarian from Bloomington, Indiana, talked about Ernie Pyle, a journalist who wrote about the war. We also welcomed new member of Young Professionals, Ryan Lockhart
Club Meeting Apr 13, 2015 Lots of things that happened at our club meeting--Speaker Scott Spallina spoke on Elder Abuse, recognized "Teacher of the Year," Catherine Caine and inducted 2 members- Mary Hoffman & Mohammad Rovf
Club Meeting Apr 6, 2015 AG and DGND Clint Schroeder was our speaker, who talked about his polio trip in India. Also at our meeting, Sandy and Il were recognized for joining the "White Hat Society." So far, our club ranks as having the most number of "white hats" in the District.
Rotarians at Work Day Mar 28, 2015 70 Rotarians from RC of Honolulu Sunset, Sunrise, Pau Hana, Metro, Waianae, Downtown Honolulu participated in making a difference in the lives of US Vets at the US Vets House, Kapolei. Our club served lunch to 100 vets, Rotarians, and guests while the other clubs put together fans and cabinets, book shelves, blinds, and collected clothes. Mahalo to all who were at the event
Club Meeting Mar 23, 2015 Welcome back, Glen. Welcome back former "Sunsetter" Lei and PDG Hal Darcey. Welcome Dee Ann Haney visiting from RC of Texas. Speaker Laine Kohama spoke about computer security-- " How to Keep the Bad Guys Away." Win was recognized for joining the "White Hat Society."
Club Meeting Mar 16, 2015 Lots of great things at this meeting---Alicia DeVoll from the Kidney Foundation was our speaker at this meeting. Harry received his White Hat x5 and many District Leaders came to our meeting--DG LAURA, DEL Green & Dianna Doane, Nalani Flinn, Sally Blanchard & YOLETTE Nishimoto
Club Meeting Mar 9, 2015 Alja Zolz, visiting Rotarian, PhD Fullbright Scholar @ UH Manoa, was our speaker. She spoke about her work here as archaeologist student and showed a film about Slovenia, her country. Christel & IL received another Paul Harris awards-- #8 for IL, who has been a member for only 3 years!
Our club donates a signed book in honor of the Speaker Club Meeting Mar 2, 2015 Sherry Menor-McNamara, President of the Hawaii Chamber of Commerce, was our guest speaker. Members were informed of how the Chamber makes a difference in the community. Also at the Meeting, JB and Doug received their next Paul Harris award- kudos! Those who attended were also treated to a video created by Jim and Beth on pictures from Hearty Gras. PDG Song-Hyon Jang from Seoul, Korea, District 3650 visited our club. He came a few years ago when Beth was President.
Club Service Project Feb 27, 2015 A group of Honolulu Sunset Rotarians served and ate dinner at the VET House for veterans. Funding was provided for the needs of the VET House
Jefferson Garden Feb 24, 2015 Our club started this garden several years ago at Jefferson Elementary and the students continued to develop the garden to what we saw--amazing plants. Our club visited the school and donated hydrophonic equipment to sustain the garden.
Financial report on our fundraiser.  Background was the slide show of pictures taken at Hearty Gras Club Meeting Feb 23, 2015 We had an off-site meeting at Jade Dynasty- a 5 course meal enjoyed by all. There were no leftovers. There was time for fellowship and a truth/false game. We learned that a few of our members survived a real survival experience?!! The highlight of the evening was the much-anticipated results of our Fundraiser-- yes! We reached our goal!!
Club Fundraiser: Hearty Gras Feb 14, 2015 What a great time we all had-- Mardi Gras on Valentine Day's Day. Guests were welcomed with a champagne drink,fundraiser activities like a Silent and Live Auction and dancing to the band of Pat King Koh. Décor by Mary Sears set a beautiful ambience at the Harbor View Center. Wine and beer tasting were enjoyed by many guests.
Club Meeting Feb 9, 2015 Larry Osborn was this evening's speaker. He gave an informative talk to a captive audience on drones. We welcomed Darryl Allison back and Richard Hughes, visiting from Washington State. Both brought guests with them. Liz Kane's sister was visiting and came to our meeting too.
Club Meeting Feb 2, 2015 We had another exciting meeting with Robotics, Nicole's parents visiting and 2 members who received another Paul Harris award. Our guest speaker for our meeting was Brian Silver and the Kalani High School Robotics Team. Nicole received the "good egg" award while her parents were visiting our club. Jim received his PH +7 and Beth received PH+8.
Club Meeting Jan 26, 2015 A lot of excitement and great attendance as we welcomed and listened to our guest speaker, Lani Almanza from the American Cancer Society.
Bocce Ball Fellowship Jan 18, 2015 Bocce Ball Gurus Samir and Marco led a group of novice Bocce Ball Sunsetters to a fun fellowship, hosted by President Elect Nominee Marco. He had the perfect place for the game. The 2 Gurus also shared their talent as Head Barbecue a Chefs.
Club Meeting Jan 12, 2015 Ambassadorial Scholar from UH. Hoon Jung, was tonight's speaker
Club Meeting Jan 5, 2015 First Meeting of the year welcomed several of our members who have beenon LOA and visiting Rotarians from Las Vegas, Switzerland and Idaho. Guest peaker was Kuu'lei Williams from Aloha Harvest.
The members voted on the new slate of officers for 2015-2016 led by PE Jim Hoban Club Meeting Dec 15, 2014 Today was our club's 19th anniversary. What better way to celebrate -- inducted new member Holly Hood. The 2015-2016 board was presented to the members. Jim Gillespie from Mission Kokua was our speaker.
Nicole shares her talent of singing Club Meeting Dec 8, 2014 This meeting was a celebration at the Hale Koa. A Marine representative spoke about Toys for Tot and collected the unwrapped toys that were donated by our generous members. There were also presents for the children of the HOME project. The night ended with Christmas Carols led by Nicole and the Reindeers. What a fun evening!
Club Meeting Dec 1, 2014 Glen is excited-- we inducted another new member, Misa Yew, into our club. Her sponsor is Jane "JB" Brown. Speaker this evening was Matt Johnson from Oahu Fresh , who promoted- "Buy Local" and b e healthy.
Club Meeting Nov 10, 2014 The RCHS had another exciting meeting with an entertaining speaker who sang his message for World Vision, visiting Rotarians from Japan and inducting 3 new members into our club
Club Meeting Nov 3, 2014 Another exciting Sunsetters Club Assembly. The revised bylaws were passed, the Directors gave informative reports of what's happening in all the avenues of service and we had guests who may be potential members.
Club Meeting Oct 20, 2014 Another exciting meeting with Governor Nominee David Ige, visitors from Romania and Switzerlan. We also presented a check to the Vet House Project, a community project.
Photo Op with Members of RC of Honolulu Sunset and the Women in Need Staff Community Service Oct 13, 2014 Honolulu Sunset Members made a trip to the Women in Need Shelter. We met the staff, received information about the program and had a tour of the facilities. Mary, Executive Director and Sharon, Marketing, showed us the electric fans, art supplies and curtains purchased from the donation our club made.
Community Project Oct 12, 2014 Honolulu Sunsetters walked with their 4 legged hairy buddies to raise funds for the Humane Society. Ruff!! Ruff!!
Shaka from Mark- Pres Glen presented a book we will donate to the library dedicated to Mark Club Meeting Oct 6, 2014 Tonight's guest speaker was Mark Takai who shared his platform. He answered questions posted by our members.
World Youth and Children Day Oct 5, 2014 Honolulu Sunset Members rallied around the State Capitol to celebrate World Youth Day.
Speaker Jane Sawyer gave members insight of SBA Club Meeting Sep 29, 2014 Jane Sawyer,SBA Director, was our speaker this evening. Pres Glen welcomed & presented checks to grant recipients.
Club Meeting Sep 22, 2014 Jerry Coffey from IHS was our speaker this week.
Club Meeting Sep 15, 2014 Former Lt Gov and Candidate for Governor Duke Aiona was our speaker at this meeting. He shared his vision for the state when he gets elected as Governor. He was challenged with questions from the members and articulated his responses to the delight of the members.
  Club Meeting Sep 8, 2014 We welcomed DG Laura, newest member Colin and this week's speaker, Kalei Scoggins, from the Humane Society.
Pres Glen and Charles Djou shaka Club Meeting Aug 25, 2014 Charles Djou was our speaker. He articulated how he wants to make a difference in Hawaii. Jane was the good egg receiver and the Ehrhorns were acknowledged for their generous contribution to the Foundation as Major Donors.
Club Meeting Aug 18, 2014 Kim Nguyen, Executive Director of the American Lung Association, was our speaker this week. She spoke about the association's big goal for Clean Air in Hawaii.
Club Meeting Aug 4, 2014 Hawaii Home Owner's Center CEO, Dennis Oshiro, shared how his organization helps those who cannot afford to buy their first home through some counselling sessions and advise those who have challenges keeping up with their mortgage payments to avoid foreclosure. Welcome, Lore Woodley(Michelle Ichikawa) and Steve Mazur (Nicole Lemas), into our club as new members. Check out the newsletter for more pictures
Club Meeting Jul 28, 2014 DG Laura visited our club and shared plans and goals for the District. President Glen shared the club's goals. Our club welcomed Mary Sears, who transferred her membership to our club. Our members welcomed Mary to our club. Check out pictures on our newsletter/ archive.
Club Meeting Jul 21, 2014 Langley Ukulele Ensemble under the direction of Peter Luongo's son entertained and wooed members and guests as they performed at the Waikiki Yacht Club.
Speaker Amy Yagi, UH Rotaract President, is also an engineering senior Club Meeting Jul 14, 2014 President Glen is excited about beginning the new year as he leads our club to new heights. We all join him in the journey with enthusiasm and excitement. Amy Yagi, UH Rotaract President, was our guest speaker. She invited our club to continue to support joint community projects and gave highlights of last year's projects and this year's goals.
Club Meeting Jun 30, 2014 Caryn Davies, Olympic Winner (Rowing)gave an inspiring talk about how she achieved her goals and succeed in life.
Jan passes the gavel to Pres Glen while the board looks on- JIm, Jane, JB, Sharon, Paul and Constance Club Meeting/ Installation and Awards Jun 23, 2014 Pres. Jan was happy to pass the gavel to GLEN BAILEY. DGND/AG CLINT installed Glen and the RCHS Board of Directors.
MARY PRESENTS THE COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD TO THE SGT AUDIE MURPHY ASSOCIATION Club Meeting/ Community Service Award Jun 16, 2014 The Community Service Award was given to the Sergeant Audie Murphy Association, 25th Infantry Division
Club Meeting Jun 9, 2014 The RC of Honolulu Sunset welcomed and inducted new member, Debbie Goforth and listened to a candidate from East Honolulu inform us of what the political issues are forthcoming in this year's elections. Check out the July 16th newsletter to see pictures of our meeting.
Club Meeting Jun 2, 2014 PDG Linda Coble was our speaker. Linda spoke about "We Vote Hawaii" initiative that encourages the youth and adults to be aware of political issues and to vote for their candidate and be part of the electoral process. We had an interesting and informative meeting about "We Vote Hawaii." This message will be carried forward and shared with the Interacts.
Il received his Paul Harris +3 Club Meeting/ Assembly May 19, 2014 The meeting was an open forum for members to discuss fundraising ideas- the good, the bad and the ugly. Mostly good came out of all the discussion and commentaries. Il also received his PH +3-- a member of 18 months!
Here is the table top surf board-- light enough to pack and take wherever they go Club Meeting May 12, 2014 We had a great venue for our meeting-- top of one of the luxurious condos on Oahu. The view, the food and best of all,the fellowship were enjoyed by all who attended.Our club acknowledged Kaz Nomi's many years of service as a Rotarian and gave a table top surf board, which he and Mitzuko can bring to Japan when they decide to leave Hawaii. Mahalo especially to Rich and Paul for organizing the event and for the ono grilled hamburger and hot dogs. What a fun evening!
The Australian Friendship Exchange Team Club Meeting May 5, 2014 Cinco de Mayo celebration was attended by 108 members and guests from our own club, Honolulu Sunrise (#1 Medium Club of the Year), Metro, Honolulu, Downtown Honolulu, West Honolulu, and Pau Hana. The Australian Friendship Exchange and Mexicali Rotarian, Elsa Soto Garcia were the special speakers. Great celebration- 2 clubs winning Clubs of the Year with AG and DGND Clint Schroder leading the clubs.
HOME Team were our guest speakers Club Meeting Apr 28, 2014 Dr. Jill Omori and 2 senior JABSOM medical students spoke about our community project and working with the H.O.M.E. van that provides healthcare to the homeless population on OAHU. Members had a chance to get a first hand look of the van. Thanks to Jane, we also donated 50 school back packs, which they were able to take with them.
Tiny Tadani with Pres Jan Club Meeting Apr 21, 2014 Speaker this evening was Tiny Tadani, a dynamic and energetic speaker, who spoke about survival as a personal caregiver and tips on elder care.
Chef David Brown signed a book for the Jefferson Library Club Meeting/ Vocational Apr 14, 2014 An off-site meeting was held at the KCC Culinary Arts Building,where we enjoyed a delicious buffet prepared by the students. Chef and Instructor David Brown spoke about the great award-winning culinary program.
Club Meeting Apr 7, 2014 Tom Yamachika was our speaker who spoke about tax bills passed by legislation. We also heard Shirley and Jerry share info about each other
Speaker Sharon Gutierrez shares great info and an inspiring message Club Meeting Mar 31, 2014 Sharon Gutierrez from Women In Need (WIN)was a speaker, who shared her own experience with domestic violence and how WIN makes a difference to women who suffer from domestic violence, drug rehabilitation and incarceration. This evening, we welcomed Nicole Lemas as the newest member of our club. Welcome, Nicole!
Club Meeting/Mardi Gras Mar 22, 2014 Mardi Gras was the theme of our fundraiser this year. New Orleans creole food, wine and beer tasting, jazz and silent and live auction kept the members and guests entertained. Mahalo to Jane for Chairing this event.
Club Meeting Mar 17, 2014 Nicole Lemas was our speaker at this St.Patrick's Day "Top of the Evening" Meeting at the WYC. Nicole is the Project Manager of Revolu Sun and answered questions about Solar Power.
Club Meeting Mar 10, 2014 Club Meeting was held at Seven Palms, a golf club at the Navy Marine, where Sunsetters enjoyed the view and listened to motivational speaker, Famous Amos
Mary with guests and fellow Rotarian,Pam Chambers Club Meeting/ Networks Mar 3, 2014 Networking is a Contact Sport, according to our speaker, Keanu Bruner. He delivered a talk about networking. Pam Chambers, followed Keanu with "Moving the Relationship to the Next Step." Great meeting,wine tasting and food were enjoyed by members and guests.
Club Meeting Feb 17, 2014 Tonight was not a holiday as Sunsetters came to hear Dr. Doug Chang share stories about endangered birds in Hawaii.
Our speaker, Mike McCartney, President of Hawaii Tourism Authority, spoke about HTA's initiatives Club Meeting Feb 10, 2014 Jade Garden was the off-site place for our meeting. While enjoying a six course meal, HTA Chair, Mike McCartney spoke about tourism in Hawaii and proposed initiatives. Great attendance!
Olympiads Lynn, Rich, Jane and John Club Meeting Feb 3, 2014 Monday Meeting was not bad-- we were inspired by Shelley Oates, Olympic Winner and became part of the "Opening Ceremonies." Hobans were recognized for their Paul Harris #6. PE Glen facilitated an exciting meeting!
PP Chuck, PP Paul, Theo and Dan with Jane Welcome, Dan Jan 26, 2014 Rich had a barbecue to welcome Dan, who was visiting from Virginia. He is a member of our club and away for a Plastic Surgery Fellowship.
Ambassador Scholar and Generous Sunsetters Harry and Rich FOUNDATION DINNER FOR THE VIPS Jan 25, 2014 DK Lee was amongst the VIP's of the Foundation. Dinner and VIP Treatment were enjoyed at the Prince Kuhio Hilton
PP SAMIR PREPPING THE TENNIS RACQUETS Community Project Jan 25, 2014 Sunsetters and UH Rotaracts participated in a project at Palolo Park to make it possible to offer free tennis and equipment and a clean park
Sunsetters Mary, Jan, JB, Michelle, Beth and Jim with spouses enjoy fellowship and culture Chinese NY with West Oahu Clubs Jan 25, 2014 West Oahu Clubs gathered at the Empress Garden for an 11 course dinner and 2 Lions to celebrate Chinese New Year and the Year of the Horse. Kee Hee Fat Choy!
Siva Kumar, Visiting Rotarian from Malaysia, came to our club meeting CLUB MEETING Jan 23, 2014 CLIFF DOCHTERMAN was our guest speaker via his DVD, " If I Were President Again..." This was our last Thursday meeting-then we switch over to Mondays. Siva Kumar, Club President from Malaysia, was welcomed by our members and Pres Jan. Jerry received his next Paul Harris and after the meeting ended, we watched fireworks off the Hilton Hawaiian Village.
Team Jane won the highest points.  Each Team Member received a coupon for a paid dinner at our meeting. Club Meeting/ Assembly Jan 16, 2014 We had a lively discussion and interaction concerning the future of our club and reports/updates from various committees. A vote of the present members was taken to agree on the proposal from the WYC to move our meeting day to a Monday. Team Jane won the highest points for member participation. All team members received a free dinner certificate-- Kudos!
Kalani Robotics present @ the club Club Meeting Jan 9, 2014 Today was our first club meeting of the calendar year. After a 2 week break, it was nice to be back! Guest speakers were Kalani High Robotics who discussed their impressive project and interacted with members and guests. Ayman and Rich also recognized JB for her first Paul Harris award. Kudos!
Jan and WYC Catering Staff and Chef Club Meeting/ Holiday Party Dec 19, 2013 Holiday Cheer was the agenda for the evening. There was a gift exchange,Christmas caroling and an Italian Holiday Buffet prepared by the WYC Chef. We thank them for their service.Marine Corporal from the Kaneohe Marine came to pick up toys that the members brought for "Toys for Tot."
Erika joined the other eager Sunsetters at the Next Step Shelter Community Project Dec 14, 2013 Honolulu Sunsetters joined JABSOM Med Students to bring holiday cheer to the Next Step Shelter families. We made 200 sandwiches, potato salad, Mac salad, and Bubbies ice cream for dessert
Leader and New Generation Director, Lynn, facilitates the panel and keeps the dialogue interactive and interesting! CLUB MEETING Dec 12, 2013 New Generation Members, Punahou Interact and UH Rotaract, shared about how Rotarians can collaborate with the New Gen Group and assist with fundraising. Both can benefit from each other.
Erin shared her adventures in philantrophy CLUB MEETING Dec 5, 2013 Speaker Erin Michelson, Rotary's Global Scholar, travelled to 60 countries doing humanitarian work and spreading aloha. She wrote the book: "Adventure Philantropist Great Adventures Volunteering Abroad."
Sunsetters, Beth, Paul, Jane, Jan, Erika, Win and Jane joined Dean Jerris Hedges in the check presentation CLUB MEETING Nov 21, 2013 The John A Burns School of Medicine was the off-site meeting place, which was also a vocational meeting. Members saw the HOME van that we funded to provide medical care to the homeless. Dean Jerris Hedges and Dr.Jill Omori received a check from the RC of Hnl Sunset, Pau Hana, Waianae and Mililani/ DSG for the vaccination project.
Prez Jan showing the day's trophies Bocce Ball Social Nov 17, 2013 Sunsetter enjoyed the beautiful weather,which was perfect for our Bocce Ball fellowship/social at Samir and Charlene's home. Bocce Guru Marco was referree and kept all the players honest and on track. Kudos to first place winers, Jan and Bob, 2nd Place Debbie and Bob, 3rd place, Harry and Jim and last place to Samir and Charlene.
CLUB MEETING Nov 14, 2013 We welcomed our newest member, Michelle Ichikawa at this meeting. Ian Masterson spoke about surf science, culture and technology. PE Glen coordinated a donation for the typhoon victims in the Philippines.Check out the newsletter for pictures of the meeting.
Speakers from Thriving Worldwide Club Meeting Nov 7, 2013 Laureen Tanaka & Pat from Thriving Worldwide gave an interactive talk about how to improve customer service. It was also fitting that our club celebrate Foundation month with Foundation awards. We had several Foundation awards- PP Beth received a banner on behalf of our members,to acknowlege our club as #! in the District. This was greatly due to Sunsetters like Rich, Darrell and Harry, who received special recognition from TRF. See photos.
Halloween Oct 31, 2013 Halloween @ the Step Shelter/ JABSOM. Members hosted a party at the homeless shelter. Mahalo to the wonderful & generous Sunsetters who made a BIG Difference
CLUB MEETING Oct 24, 2013 Honolulu Zoo Director Jeff Mahon was the guest speaker for the meeting.
Rich speaking from the heart about how Foundation changes lives around the world CLUB MEETING Oct 17, 2013 Foundation Director, Rich, gave an informative "Everything Every Rotarian Needs to Know about Foundation" talk. Hope members take him up on his Foundation Offer. We also heard from DGN Del Green, inviting us to the International Convention in Sydney, Australia. It was another fun meeting at the WYC.
  Club Meeting Oct 10, 2013 Club Meeting had an interesting speaker & discussion on charter schools. The newest one was just chartered recently.
Buffy Cushman Patz Club Meeting Oct 10, 2013 Speaker Buffy Cushman Patz, School Leader, introduced the newest charter school --The School for Essential Question on Sustainability.
Curator explains to Pres Jan and Jessie the intricate work that is the costumes Club Cultural Meeting Oct 3, 2013 Members and guests were treated to Dances and Costumes of India- Bollywood! Then we enoyed fellowship and Italian cuisine at Cafe Sistina.
Erika, Jane and Jan SUNSET NETWORKS Sep 26, 2013 Member Networks was the theme at this club meeting. Guests and fellow Rotarians enjoyed sharing vocations amidst the delicious buffet spread created by the Chef accompanied with wine tasting by Executive Connextion.
Prof Randy Roth speaks on his views about the proposed Rail Transit System for Hawaii CLUB MEETING Sep 19, 2013 Randall Roth, Professor of Law at UH, was our speaker at this meeting. He spoke of his views on the Rail System for Hawaii. It was another lively fellowship and informative meeting.
Fireworks Fellowship Sep 13, 2013 Friday the 13th-- Great Fellowship and Fireworks! This fellowship night is increasing in attendance- Johnny and friends, Erika and Farkas, Hoban x3, Jessie, Jan x2, Liz, Anna. Home- made dishes included a pasta with chicken by Jessie and Johnny's apple crisp dessert-- yummy!
Can't get better than this for a meeting place! CLUB ASSEMBLY Sep 12, 2013 Win, Jane and Beth did live demos on "How to log on to our website, D5000 and RI-- Staying Connected." Members were encouraged to edit and update their own profile, add make-ups for meetings.
DG Phil Sammer was our speaker. Club Meeting/ DG Visit Sep 5, 2013 Club Meeting was preceded with a Board Meeting. This was DG Phil's Official Club Visit. We welcomed new members,Mary and Robin,inducted by DG Phil,celebrated Sept Birthdays and recognized Paul Harris Society Members. Win received an award from DG Phil for his outstanding club service activities and commitment to the club.
PP Paul Ignites Members CLUB Assembly Aug 29, 2013 The focus this month was on Membership. Sunsetter Marco spoke about ways to increase menbership while Paul touched on the Ignite Program. The Team Leaders tallied points on members participation and Jane's Team was the winner.
Author Sharon Hicks shared her story as our speaker for the night. Club Meeting Aug 22, 2013 Speaker was Author, Sharon Hicks- "How Do You Grab a Naked Lady?"
Jan is back! Club Meeting Aug 15, 2013 Theresa Johnson from the Fisher Home was the speaker. The Home takes care of Wounded Warriors- active military who are need medical care. Our club hosts families from the Home and takes them Holiday shopping. We also welcomed President Jan back from her vacation.
Councilman Anderson running for Congress explains his views Club Meeting Aug 8, 2013 Ikaika Anderson was our speaker at this meeting. He was able to respond to all questions that were posted by the members. We had several guests and potential members who attended our meeting. All enjoyed the new healthy, appetizing menu--Who would think that quinoa could be palatable?!!
CLUB MEETING Aug 1, 2013 Councilman Stanley Chang, candidate for Congress was the speaker this evening. He responded well to all 8 challenging questions that addressed taxes, immigration, fuel costs, etc.
And our speaker---Dan White adjusted to the room change CLUB MEETING Jul 25, 2013 Transpac Celebration was booked for the WYC at the same time as our meeting, so we moved our meeting to the back part of the club- Pizza, cookies and macaroons for dinner. No charge to the members. Speaker Dan White got our attention as he spoke of the Presidents' Inaugural Comments and Times.
Club Meeting Jul 18, 2013 Speaker Matt Geronimo spoke about mergers and acquisitions to a captivating group of members. We met at the Plaza Club. All enjoyed the talk and the Hawaiian buffet dinner and selection of dessert, especially the bread pudding!
Jane, the photographer and PR Director jumped in to join the JABSOM Partnership with RCHS Jul 15, 2013 Honolulu Sunset Rotarians presented a check to John A Burns School of Medicine to renovate a van into a Medical Van to provide mobile care to needy families and children of Hawaii.
WELCOME, BETSY, AS OUR HONORARY MEMBER CLUB MEETING Jul 11, 2013 The first meeting of the year was lively and all members were engaged,as the Directors drafted members for the various avenues of service. We welcome 2 members- Betsy,as Honorary Member, and Jeanne as active member
Robert, the photographer, takes a pose with Rich, the Chef Fireworks Fellowship Jul 4, 2013 Gracious Hosts, Rich and Lee, offered their home, barbecue ribs, beef brisket and fellowship. The evening ended with a big blast of fireworks, whcih we all enjoyed!
The GSE TEAM enjoy time together after the meeting Club Meeting Jun 27, 2013 Pres Beth's last meeting for the year was highlighted with the last D5000 GSE Team who spoke to our club. Dr. Shirley Domingo was inducted, with Dan as sponsor. The meeting ended on a high note with past presidents leading the 4 way test.
2013-2014 Officers and Directors- Lynn, Erika, Rich, Jane. Jan. Lei, Paul. Sharon. Johnny, PP Beth, Win and Glen CLUB INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS & AWARDS Jun 20, 2013 2013-2014 Officers and Directors were installed with Jan as President. Sunsetters were recogized -Rotarian of the Year (Win Schoneman), Hero awards were given to Harry, Rich, & Jim(Pres Hero). Dan rec'd Rotarian with Heart & Paul rec'd the Aloha Spirit Award.
GLEN TALKS ABOUT THE AMM AS DA MAGICIAN CLUB MEETING Jun 13, 2013 Jonathan and Glen spoke about their volunteer mission in the Philippines with the Aloha Medical Mission
Fireworks Fellowship Jun 7, 2013 Fellowship and Fireworks from the Hale Koa Beachside were enjoyed by our club members
JAN SHARED THE VISION FOR THE 2013-2014 YEAR CLUB MEETING Assembly Jun 6, 2013 PE Jan presented the Leadership Team's Vision for 2012-2013. Draft Picking for the various teams will be done on July 11th. It will be an exciting year!
christian signed the book for Jefferson Library CLUB MEETING May 30, 2013 Affordable Care Act Update was the topic for our Speaker from HMSA- Christian Fern. We celebrated with Cheryl, Rotarian and PE from RC of Kaneohe who received her prosthetic hand-- first time
Seaside Chat- New Member Orientation May 26, 2013 Many of our members met with new members to talk story about Rotary. Johnny prepared some really authentic Mexican cuisine- Yummy!
JEFFERSON ELEMENTARY SIGN May 23, 2013 Harry, Win, Dan and Jim met with Jenna to give her a letter of appreciation and the Rotarians put up signs to show off the garden.
Here is the book that we donate to Jefferson Library in our speaker's honor Club Meeting May 23, 2013 This was a high energy meeting, celebrating our achievements for the year and listening to speaker about an organization that makes us aware of sex slaves in Hawaii and how they help rescue young teens who are sex slaves.
Club Members pose infront of the Clock Tower to show Club of the Year patch. DISTRICT CONFERENCE May 18, 2013 D5000 Conference "Back to the Future" brought Paul Harris back to the future. The Conference was attended by several of our members. Our club was awarded the Club of the Year
Book will be donated to the Jefferson Library CLUB MEETING May 9, 2013 Today's meeting had an interesting speaker, Stephen Dantzig, an author, psychologist and photographer. He wrote the book, "Get Up, Your Bus is Here" living his life with Cerebral Palsy: Trials, Tribulations and Triumphs.
Jusith Clark and Beth CLUB MEETING May 2, 2013 Another great meeting. Judith Clark spoke about Hawaii Youth Services. We welcomed many members back from illness, vacation, and busy schedules- Harry, Samir and Constance.
HRYF Presentation @ Punahou HRYF Scholar from Hnl Sunset Apr 30, 2013 Pres Beth and Jim presented the HRYF $5000 Scholarship Certificate to Chloe at Punahou School
Beth hols the book that was signed and will be donated to the Jefferson Library Club Meeting Apr 25, 2013 Scotty, from Blue Grass Hawaii, spoke about the various musicians who play Blue Grass music in Hawaii. We learned about how it started & similarities with Hawaiian music.
Honolulu Sunset Members join as GSE Hosts GSE TEAMS Get-Together Apr 22, 2013 The GSE Team form Poland arrived on 4/21 while the GSE Team from Hawaii left for Poland on April 27th. Both Teams were hosted at the Darceys for a nice welcome party
Karen O'Neill- speaker shows book to be donated to Jefferson Library Club Meeting Apr 18, 2013 "Getting Your Affairs in Order" was Karen O' Neill's talk to our club members. We welcomed Michelle, our GSE outbound representative who will be leaving for Poland 4/27. HOBANS received their PH +5. The great ambience and fellowship with an informative talk made it a great meeting. And we have "Fish and Chips" back in the menu!
RCHS welcomes EClub of Hawaii E Club Charter Party Apr 17, 2013 Tbe RCHS chartered the first EClub for D5000- Rotary E Club of Hawaii and celebrated at the BambuTu Cafe and Martini Lounge. President Russ Sumida celebrated with the RCHS and other D5000 clubs.
Chef & Terry (owner) talks about the wine and food industry business, especially HASR Vocational Visit to HASR Bistro Apr 11, 2013 HASR Bistro owner Terry Kakazu and Chef Rodney spoke to our members about how the business got started, about the wine business while we enjoyed fine cuisine at HASR Bistro. All enjoyed the fellowship with each other while learning about the restaurant and wine business.
New Member, Il Kim, receives his first Paul Harris Club Meeting Apr 4, 2013 Today's meeting was another fun and informational one, learning about renewable energy, photovoltaic from Martin McDonough, HECO Speaker. Paul Harris awards and b'day celebs added to the fun!
Nomi and Jurcsak Families smile for Paul, who is celebrating his birthday-- taking all the pictures! Club Meeting/Social Mar 28, 2013 Our meeting was a Barbecue and Ice Cream Social at the WYC, plus trivia games led by Jane. Mahalo to onolicious ice-cream from Bubbies Ice Cream- courtesy of Win and da Queen of Games, Jane. Mahalo to Birthday Boy, Paul, who was the photographer for the night!
A pinning ceremony by Pres Beth as sponsor to our newest member, Nate Miyake Club Meeting Mar 21, 2013 Many visitors from Canada and Frydek-Mistek/Czech Republic Rotarians enjoyed their visit to our club. Joshua Atwood from DLNR spoke on" Endangered Species." Nate Miyake was inducted as our newest member
Prez Beth is also Nate's Sponsor so here she pins the Rotary pin on him CLUB MEETING Mar 21, 2013 We had another interesting, informative,fun meeting. The meeting started with a short video by Prez Beth featuring volunteers at Jefferson Garden's Makeover project, recognized volunteers esp Eddie, welcomed many guests & enjoyed an informative speaker from NLRB about endangered species, Josh Atwood. Nate Miyake was inducted last night- a great evening enjoyed by all. Our guests from Cananda, Czech Republic and Minnesota liked the warmth and friendliness (aloha spirit) of our club!
Sitting- Win, Erika, Jerry
Standing- Dan, Harry, Betsy, Matt, Jena, Beth, Jim, Paul and Darrell Jefferson Elementary Garden Make-Over Project Mar 16, 2013 SUNSETTERS toiled the soil, cleaned the weeds and built planters for the Jefferson Garden-- all for the students, especially the Environmental Class of Ms. Jena.
Mike Richards shares his passion for helping kids learn science in a fun, educational environment-- camping! Club Meeting Mar 14, 2013 Mike Richards, Science Clubs of America, spoke about the fun & educational way of learning science out of the classroom-- great for high school kids.
Suzanne Sjold, Speaker from Hawaii Literacy, shows book that will be donated by our club to Jefferson Library March 7 Meeting Mar 7, 2013 Hawaii Literacy Speaker, Suzanne, kicks off Rotary's Theme "Literacy" this month with her inspiring sucess stories. Our club donates signed books to Jefferson Library
Our speaker, Bridgette, taking a moment to sign a dedicated book for Jefferson Elementary Library CLUB MEETING Feb 28, 2013 Bridgette McKale was our speaker. She is the VP of Operations and Chief Nurse for Pali Momi Medical Center.We learned about the excellent
This is why I joined Rotary-- I was introduced to Rotary by Past RI Pres DK Kim.  CLUB MEETING Feb 21, 2013 Another eventful meeting with Author, Executive, David Heenan, HRYF recipient, Chloe and Induction of IL Kim
Major Sponsor, Mikel- thanks to PP Paul MARDI GRAS @ the PLAZA CLUB Feb 9, 2013 Our fundraiser was a BIG Success and lots of fun
Guest speaker UHbaseball coach Mike Trapasso gave an interesting talk about coaching young adults & life CLUB MEETING Feb 7, 2013 MIKE TRAPASSO, UH COACH WAS GUEST SPEAKER
PP Samir with Visiting Rotarians from Canada Club Meeting Jan 31, 2013 Jerry Clay from the US Justice System was our speaker. He spoke about the value of Mediation. We welcomed several visitors from outside D5000. Thank you to our Ambassadors.
Last Day-- Lynn (SAA from Colorado), Beth, Oliver (Pres of Taipei Rotaract) and Liz PEACE FORUM Jan 26, 2013 Some of our members attended the Peace Forum held at the Convention Center. 2 UH Rotaracts were supported by our club
Foundation Chair Rich with RI Foundation and Past RI Ores Wilf. Club Meeting Jan 24, 2013 Our meeting this week was honored to have RI Foundation and Past RI Pres Wilf Wilkinson visit our club. Here he is with Foundation Director, Rich
Mardi Gras Masks! CLUB ASSEMBLY Jan 17, 2013 Mardi Gras was the theme-- all you wanted to know about our fun-raiser!
Jan. 12, 2013 Rotary Rice Rally! Jan 12, 2013 The Rotary Club of Honolulu Sunset had a lot of fun interacting with our community at the Pali Safeway and asking for donations of rice for the Hawaii Food Bank.
Jan is honored to received her Paul Harris + 5 award from Rich. Club Meeting Jan 10, 2013 Jan receiving her Paul Harris +5 Award
Marines came to pick up toys for Toys for Tots December 20 Christmas Party Dec 20, 2012 December Meeting at the WYC was a celebration of our club anniversary and Christmas Party. Members brought gifts for Toys for Tots besides a fun exchange gift
Speaker Mike Wilson signs book to be donated to Jefferson Library Club Meeting Dec 6, 2012 Legacy of Trees Speaker, Mike Wilson, signed a book that our club donates to Jefferson Library
Dan is a great Rotarian! Jerry Chang Awards Nov 27, 2012 The Jerry Chang Peacemaker Award is presented annually to commemorate Jerry Chang’s passion for peace. The award will be given to a Rotary Club District 5000 committee, group, or member who exhibits modesty, compassion, and persistence in providing leadership in the area of peacemaking to our island community or the world at large. ‘Peacemaking’ may include a wide field of work including humanitarian work and involvement in peace movements or advocacy of human rights, and mediation of conflicts.
Sam, Jerry, Sharon, Elle and Darrell enjoy fellowship before the Vocational Talk Vocational Visit @ Elle's Work Nov 15, 2012 Elle hosted a vocational visit @ Coldwell Bankers followed by a social at Cafe Sistina
Hans with Family and Friemds NOVEMBER SOCIAL Nov 10, 2012 Social at Bediones' home to welcome Kolbs
Roy Amemiya from Olelo Club Meeting Nov 8, 2012 Roy Amemiya from OLELO was our speaker that evening. We also recognized mentors from the community for Vocational Service
Lynn, after her installation by DGE PHil, gives a short talk Club Meeting Nov 1, 2012 Welcome New Member, Lynn Finnegan
They all read the memo-- costumes or else.... Halloween Social Oct 27, 2012 Halloween was celebrated by our members but the party had to end early because of the tsunami warning.
Breast Cancer Month- we recognized PP Rita Club Meeting Oct 25, 2012 Our club recognized Breast Cancer Survivor, Rita, as we celebrate Breast Cancer Month
Roy from the Hawaii Bone Marrow Registry Club Meeting Oct 18, 2012 Speaker from Hawaii Bone Marrow Registry
Club Meeting Oct 11, 2012 The Outbound GSE TEAM that went to the Philippines were our speakers
Pres Beth, Betsy, Harry, Cari, Teacher and Michelle (Volunteer & Beth's daughter) Dictionary Project Oct 9, 2012 Club Members distributed dictionaries to 3 schools. On this day, Noelani Elementary students enjoyed learning about the 4 way test
President Beth Hoban with our guest speaker Sandra Ohara from the human resources firm Adecco. Club Meeting Oct 4, 2012 Sandra Ohara was our vocational speaker on October 4. She talked about her career with Adecco, a human resources firm as well as the importance of becoming involved and active when you join an organization, like Rotary.
Betsy, Cari, Puuhale Principal Miki St. Laurent, Harry and Beth Sunsetters Delivered Backpacks to Puuhale School Sep 28, 2012 Miki St Laurent, Principal at the school, showed gratitude to Sunsetters for the backpacks and school supplies
Guest Speaker Dr. Fred Perlack of Monsanto Club Meeting Sep 27, 2012 Guest Speaker Dr. Fred Perlack of Monsanto spoke about and answered many questions regarding genetically modified crops.
Guest speaker Jessica LeBoeuf from Cirque Du Soleil gave an extensive overview of the company behind these fantastic productions, one of which opens Oct 4th in Honolulu, entitled Club Meeting Sep 20, 2012 Guest speaker Jessica LeBoeuf, from Cirque Du Soleil, provided a unique insight into the inner workings of this famous entertainment company.
PDG Hal Darcey was our guest speaker this evening and presented an overview of the accomplishments that we helped to fund in Cebu, Philippines, for the St. Mary's Orphanage. Club Meeting Sep 13, 2012 PDG Hal Darcey was our guest speaker this evening and reviewed the work of many District 5000 Rotarians for the St Mary's orphanage in Cebu, P.I.
Astronomer Dr. Robert Jedicke gave a very interesting explanation of Earth's mini moons - actually natural satelites - and their irregular orbits around the Earth. Club Meeting Sep 6, 2012 Guest speaker, Dr. Robert Jedicke from the UH Institute For Astronomy, informs our members of Earth's many mini moons.
Another view looking back into downtown Honolulu. Club Meeting Aug 30, 2012 The view from our dining tables at our weekly meetings. Doesn't get any better than this!
Jenna with PE Jan Reischel after signing our donation book for the Jefferson Elementary school. Club Meeting Aug 23, 2012 PE Jan Reischel, pictured here with guest speaker Jenna Ishii from the Polynesian Voyaging Society. Jan runs the meetings for a few weeks during President Beth Hoban's absence.
DG Chet Dal Santo was our guest speaker for the evening, urging us to revive networking amongst Rotarians. Club Meeting Aug 16, 2012 Our annual visit from the District Governor, Chet Dal Santo, who was our featured speaker this evening. He also attended our Board meeting.
Pres Beth presents a Certificate of Completion to New Gen Exchange student Marina Mina for her 6 week business internship here from Egypt. Club Meeting Aug 9, 2012 We say goodbye to Marina Mina, New Generations Exchange student from Egypt as she leaves this week for her home country.
Former US Congressman, City Councilman,  and Afganistan veteran Charles Djou spoke principally about the details of our continuing war in Afganistan. Club Meeting Aug 2, 2012 Former US Congressman Charles Djou joins us this evening as our guest speaker.
There were bags and bags of toileteries for the residents at IHS IHS Community Project Jul 30, 2012 RCHS Members brought toiletries collected from our members to IHS. This is an ongoing project.
Vocational Service Director Matt Sutton with Doug Kam-Young, Jerry Taniyama, and PADG Liz Kane work on project ideas for vocational service. Club Meeting Jul 26, 2012 Our Club Assembly this week sparked some lively conversation along with a wealth of ideas for our current year projects.
Members gathered for brainstorming & visioning VISIONING Day at Jan Reischel's HI Loa Club House Jul 21, 2012 Members gathered on Sat morning to discuss some visioning ideas to prepare for a Strategiv Plan for our club
Guest speaker Mark Mix enthusiastically explains his role as President of the National Right To Work Foundation during his first Hawaii visit, all the way from the US East Coast. Club Meeting Jul 19, 2012 Guest speaker Mark Mix enthusiastically explains his role as President of the National Right To Work Foundation.
Fellow Rotarian and group leader Peter Luongo announces the next song to be performed by The Langley Ukulele Ensemble. Club Meeting Jul 12, 2012 Fellow Rotarian Peter Luongo and the Langley Ukulele Ensemble from Langley, British Columbia, Canada perform during their 14th annual visit to Hawaii and our club.
Treasurer Jim Hoban, PP Rita Cassella, Lei Darcey, and PDG Hal Darcey were among the members & visitors that attended this week's meeting at Rich Zegar's home, and provided a colorful picture in the process. Club Meeting Jul 4, 2012 Fourth of July fellowship, food, fun, and fireworks was enjoyed by all who attended this week's meeting held at Rich Zegar's home.
Presidential smiles - incoming and outgoing.  Beth with an eye to the future, and Paul reflecting on a year of fond memories.  Congratulations again...to BOTH of you. Installation Dinner Jun 28, 2012 Our annual Installation of incoming Board members and awards presentations for individual members, featuring President Paul Jurcsak and PE Beth Hoban.
President Paul Jurcsak and our guest speaker, Dr Aurelio Solver Agcaoili, take a moment to sign a book that we will donate in his name to our adopted Jefferson Elementary school. Club Meeting Jun 21, 2012 A very interesting guest speaker, Dr Aurelio Agcaoili explained the University of Hawaii Ilokano program that he oversees.
Denny McDonough, President of Attitude & Re-sponse Management Systems, coaches us on how to be better leaders. Club Meeting Jun 14, 2012 Denny McDonough joins Honolulu Sunset Rotary to teach about leadership.
Dianne Ward and Prez Paul with our guest speaker Rick Blangiardi as he signs a book to be donated in his honor to our adopted Jefferson Elementary school. Club Meeting Jun 7, 2012 Rick Blangiardi, GM of Hawaii News Now, joins us as a guest speaker at Honolulu Sunset Rotary.
PDG Ayman follows that up with the help of Foundation Director Rich Zegar as they both congratulate PP Samir El-Swaify by presenting him with a Major Donor pin and crystal award. Club Meeting May 31, 2012 PP Samir El-Swaify receives an award and Major Donor status for his contributions to the Rotary Foundation.
Guest speaker Dr. Granger Wong gave a very comprehensive presentation on his work with Rotaplast and how it has helped so many born with cleft lips and/or cleft palates. Club Meeting May 24, 2012 A regular visitor to Hawaii, Dr Granger Wong, plastic surgeon and Rotaplast volunteer joins us as our guest speaker at the Waikiki Yacht Club.
And to complete his induction, Prez Paul hands David his new member kit and Sunset Club Rotary badge. Club Meeting May 17, 2012 The club just keeps on getting stronger. Another new member joins us tonight!
ALL club members are asked to stand in honor of our newest members as they are applauded for their decision and committment. Club Meeting May 10, 2012 Club Assembly in preparation for our annual Fundraiser, including the opportunity to induct TWO new members tonight!
Our speaker for the evening was Arkie Koehl, a representative of the organization Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), and gave an enlightening presentation of advances in prevention. Club Meeting May 3, 2012 We all got MADD after hearing from our guest speaker this evening!
Big Island Mayor Billy Kenoi gave a very interesting presentation on alternative energy sources available to us here in the Islands and how we need to further develop those existing resources. Club Meeting Apr 26, 2012 Big Island Mayor Billy Kenoi is our guest speaker for the evening on how we need to develop alternative energy sources.
A gathering of the club's Paul Harris Fellows in honor of Rotary Founder Paul Harris' birthday born on April 19, 1868. Club Meeting Apr 19, 2012 A raucous gathering of members & guests presenting the values of Rotary Membership and Community Service.
Our guest speaker for the evening, Dr. Barbara McLain presents a new video learning program through the U of H - Manoa about Club Meeting Apr 12, 2012 We learned a lot about the UH Aquaculture program this evening from guest speaker Dr. Barbara McLain.
Prez Paul beams like a proud new papa as new member Cari holds her new member kit AND her father, Paul Belczak. Club Meeting Apr 5, 2012 New member Cari Belczak joins the Rotary Club of Honolulu Sunset.
Speaker Sue Cowing tells of her first book, the time spent in getting it published, and her volunteer work with the non-profit organization Childrens Literature Hawaii. Club Meeting Mar 29, 2012 Author Sue Cowing was our featured speaker this evening during Rotary Literacy Month. She is also a member of the non-profit organization Children's Literature Hawaii.
Guest speaker Franklin Allaire, Kalani High School science teacher, tells us about the Hawaii State Science Olympiad (HSSO). Club Meeting Mar 22, 2012 Tonight we learned quite a bit about the Hawaii State Science Olympiad from guest speaker Franklin Allaire.
This is Club Meeting Mar 15, 2012 The students were the teachers at this evening's meeting as we learned about Robotics in Hawaii.
Visiting Rotarian Stan Baggett from the Rotary Club of Coto de Caza in Rancho Santa Margarita CA exchanges club banners with President Paul. Club Meeting Mar 8, 2012 Maybe it's our GREAT meeting location, but we sure do enjoy the many visiting Rotarians drawn to our club. GREAT fellowship to be found here also!
Past President Chuck Harris took the helm again in Pres Paul Jurcsak's absence.  Pual was away on business in Guam. Club Meeting Mar 1, 2012 Past President Chuck Harris kept things rolling this week while President Paul Jurcsak was in Guam.
We assembled all of the UH Rotaractors under our club banner at the end of the meeting.  Mahalo to all of you for coming and brightening our evening.  We hope you will come again. Club Meeting Feb 23, 2012 A combined gathering of our members and our UH Rotaractors on the Anniversary of Rotary, founded this date 107 years ago!
Prez Paul has guest speaker Lara Reynolds sign a book that we'll donate in her name to Jefferson Elementary. Club Meeting Feb 16, 2012 Along with another evening of fellowship, we learned about Invasive Species of plants and animals on Oahu.
The gym at Palolo Valley District Park as seen from the upper parking lot. Palolo Clean-up Feb 11, 2012 A combined effort of our club members working with Hawaiian Isles Tennis, Costco, and the State of Hawaii Parks & Recreation at the Palolo Valley District Park Gym & Tennis Courts.
Ambassador scholars Lolita Sasangko and Yuko Kuramochi arrive with their host family PDG Claude Thompson and PP Leila Thompson. Club Meeting Feb 9, 2012 A wonderful local meeting with a truely international flavor.
Dr. Wong qualifies Prez Paul as a medical assistant as he demonstrates the cramped and squalid conditions in which he has to operate during his team's missions to the Philippines. Club Meeting Feb 2, 2012 President Paul Jurcsak does some role playing with featured guest speaker Dr. Bradley Wong of the Aloha Medical Mission.
President Paul Jurcsak visits with PDG Hal Darcey and wife Lei Darcey who have brought recently named GSE team member Wesley Wong, giving us the Club Meeting Jan 26, 2012 Past District Governor Hal Darcey from Honolulu Metro Club brings guest Wesley Wong, our new GSE Team member.
President Paul Jurcsak completes the induction of our newest member Club Meeting Jan 19, 2012 The Honolulu Sunset ohana welcomes it's newest member, Samantha "Sam" Kasnetz.
Presidents Paul Jurcsak, Ayman El-Dakhakhni, Win Schoneman, Gloria Lao, Harry Kubota, Liz Kane, Samir El-Swaify, John Meyer, and Chuck Harris. Club Anniversary Meeting Dec 15, 2011 Yes...it's been 16 years since we first received our Club Charter, and we celebrated with another GREAT meeting.
Lucky we have such a beautiful view from our meeting venue at the Waikiki Yacht Club.  Haven't been here for a while?  Come join us for dinner, Thursday evenings. Club Meeting Dec 8, 2011 Honorable guests, former Hi State Lt Gov Duke Aiona as our guest speaker, and two former Pearl Harbor survivors, Walter Borucki and Tom Child were all in attendance this evening.
Guest speaker Arlene Kihara tells our members of her involvement with Junior Achievement Hawaii. Club Meeting Dec 1, 2011 Back to our regular Thursday schedule, after taking a Thanksgiving break, with guest speaker Arlene Kihara.
PE Beth Hoban talks about the upcoming fundraiser.  She is Chairperson of the event and has already started the organizing. Club Assembly Nov 17, 2011 Offsite meeting today for a club assembly to plan for our upcoming JAZZ Under The Stars fundraiser in May 2012.
Then, representatives of the RFE delegation from Sweden exchange several banners with Sunset President Paul Jurcsak. Club Meeting Nov 3, 2011 A plethora of guests this evening including a delegation of 12 Rotarians from Sweden in a Rotary Fellowship Exchange group.
Members dressed in pink assemble for a group photo on Breast Cancer Awareness night in recognition of the fight against the disease that has touched us all in one way or another. Club Meeting Oct 27, 2011 Club members show their support for October's Breast Cancer Awareness Month by displaying PINK this evening.
Guest Speaker John Clark III presents a motivational talk about Positive Information Exchange, making a positive out of sometimes negative situations. Club Meeting Oct 20, 2011 Accept...Adapt...Achieve says guest speaker John Clark III, and think POSITIVE.
Our speaker this evening was Russ Boyer, a Rotarian himself and Past President, who spoke to us about membership recruiting. Club Meeting Oct 13, 2011 Membership recruitment. How and why does one become a Rotarian?
Speaker Randy Rarick tells tales of his surfing days, including avoiding sharks.  He still directs the Triple Crown of surfing here in Hawaii and manages a $650,000 auction of surfing memorabilia. Club Meeting Oct 6, 2011 Guest speaker and surfing legend Randy Rarick is introduced with the 1960's tune "Wipeout" playing in the background.
Guest speaker Amanda Soni gave a very thorough overview of the importance of balanced nutrition. Club Meeting Sep 29, 2011 Guest speaker Amanda Soni, nutritionist, helps us understand the value of keeping our food intake in balance.
Guest speaker Ken DeHoff, Executive Director of the Pacific Aviation Museum fills us in on what the museum has to offer. Club Meeting Sep 22, 2011 Featured speaker this evening was Ken DeHoff, Executive Director of the Pacific Aviation Museum.
President Paul welcomes our speaker for the evening, Annabel Chotzen. Club Meeting Sep 15, 2011 Featured presenter, Annabel Chotzen - award winning motivational speaker and corporate trainer.
President Paul performs the induction ceremony for our two newest members, Nancy Manley and Dr. Daniel Murariu.  Congratulations to both...and WELCOME! Club Meeting Sep 1, 2011 Two new members inducted this evening.
An occasional scratch under the chin and a doggie treat keeps Pepper happy during the presentation. Club Meeting Aug 25, 2011 "Service Above Self" can also refer to Hawaii Fi-Do's service dogs.
Joanna Amberger explains ideas put forth by the Fundraising team. Club Assembly Aug 18, 2011 Offsite meeting at Sam Snead's for our club assembly
Guest Speaker Anton Krucky details the amazing process of Tissue Genesis, what it is capable of today, and what it holds in store for us in the future. Club Meeting Aug 11, 2011 Guest Speaker Anton Krucky, co-founder, President, CEO, and Director of Tissue Genesis spoke on this astounding new medical process.
PP Samir El-Swaify seated with returning New Zealand Rotarians John & Helen Wright, PP Win Schonneman, and new member Phil Valenti. Club Meeting Aug 4, 2011 TEN guests this evening help make for a very lively meeting along with special recognitions amid our regular activities.
DG Laurie gives us her view of the ideals of Rotary and what it takes to build and maintain a strong club. Club Meeting Jul 28, 2011 A REALLY busy night as the BOD meeting preceeds a regular meeting in which DG Laurie Yoshida is guest speaker and many awards are presented.
A great meeting and performance that was enjoyed by all members and guests at the D&B venue. Club Meeting Jul 21, 2011 Special meeting venue today, at Dave & Busters, for a performance by the Langley Ukulele Ensemble.
Our intrepid check-in team of Beth Hoban & Lei Darcey discuss the evening's arrangements with Greeter Rita Cassella. Club Meeting Jul 14, 2011 Another beautiful day at the Waikiki Yacht Club for our regularly scheduled Thursday evening meeting.
The NEW guard - the two Amigas at the front desk - Lei Darcey and Beth Hoban. Club Meeting Jul 7, 2011 First meeting of the new Rotary year is an exciting time for everyone in the club.
President Chuck Harris calls to order his final meeting as President. Club Meeting Jun 30, 2011 Our annual dinner for the installation of new Officers & Directors along with kudos and awards for the outgoing team.
Guest Speaker Jerry Argusa and Jane Ferreira Club Meeting Jun 16, 2011 Our Guest Speaker was Jerome Argusa who talked about the Tourist Industry in Hawaii.
Guest Speaker Ken Zeri spoke of maintaining a quality of life at the end of life. Club Meeting Jun 9, 2011 Ken Zeri from Hospice Hawaii spoke about preserving the quality of End of Life.
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Health and fitness trainer Diane Cadinha and her client Joan. I am sure that Joan wouldn't mind us telling her age! 90! She is the picture of health. Joan said she didn't start exercising until she was 79! Club Meeting Jun 2, 2011 Health and Fitness Trainer Diane Cadinha was our Guest Speaker. She brought along her client 90 yr Joan to show us how to keep our muscles moving as we age.
President Chuck gave a status report on the club. Club Meeting May 26, 2011 President Chuck Harris shared a presentation on the status of the Club.
Guest Speaker, Bob Sigall Club Meeting May 19, 2011 Our Guest Speaker was Bob Sigall, author of The Companies We Keep. Thank you to Beth Hoban and Al Dixon for the photos!
Club Meeting May 12, 2011 Guest Speaker, Malia Zimmerman, is the president and editor of Hawaii Reporter, an independent, online news journal founded in February 2002 that covers business, government, politics and education in Hawaii and elsewhere.
Thank you to Johnny Sanchez and Dianne Ward for the FABULOUS decorations!! ANNUAL FUNDRAISER - Jazz Under the Stars May 7, 2011 Our Annual Fundraiser - Jazz Under the Stars - was a HUGE success thanks to the great efforts of PE Paul Jurcsak, his hard working committee, and our wonderful supportive members.
Robert Thomas, our guest speaker. Club Meeting May 5, 2011 Our Guest Speaker was Robert Thomas.
Our members prepared the members for Club Meeting Apr 28, 2011 Our guest speaker was Vicki Stoddard, who spoke to the members on the marketing of zen!
Guest speakers from the Hawaii Humane Society and President Chuck Harris. Club Meeting Apr 21, 2011 Our guest speakers were representatives from the Hawaii Humane Society. Their moving talk about the efforts to shut down puppy mills and to stop animal abuse touched our hearts.
Community Service -ALa Wai Elem. School Apr 16, 2011 Our UH Rotaractors helped at the Ala Wai Elementary School Fair.
Guest Speaker Linda Johnsrud Club Meeting Apr 14, 2011 Guest Speaker Linda Johnsrud
James Kerr Club Meeting Apr 7, 2011 Chief of the Geeks - James Kerr was our guest speaker.
Bibs on, wine and beer poured, they are ready to dig in to the delicious crab! Standing: Rita Cassella, PE Paul Jurcsak, Jim Hoban
Seated: Ed Cassella (Honolulu Sunrise) and Beth Hoban CRABFEST 2011 Apr 2, 2011 Some of our Sunset Rotarians enjoyed a fabulous night of all the crab you would want to eat!!! It was the Rotary Club of Ala Moana's Annual Fundraiser. Don't miss this delicious fundraiser next year!
President Chuck Harris with guest speaker PDG Ayman El-Dakhakhni. Club Meeting Mar 31, 2011 Our Guest Speaker was our very own PDG Ayman El-Dakhakhni who spoke from a personal level about the situation in Egypt and the Middle East.
Our guest speaker, Mary Steiner, gave an interesting talk about The Outdoor and its origin. Club Meeting Mar 24, 2011 Our guest speaker was Mary Steiner of the Outdoor Circle.
Scott from Habilitat was a wonderfully inspirational speaker. Club Meeting Mar 17, 2011 We were inspired by two speakers from the Habilitat Recovery Program-Scott Darby and Randy Wirtenson. Habilitat is a non-profit organization located in Kaneohe, Hawaii, and is as one of the most successful substance abuse treatment programs in the world.
Our guest speaker - Jamie Story. Club Meeting Mar 10, 2011 Our Guest Speaker was Jamie Story, the President of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii. Since her appointment as President, the Institute has initiated projects such as HawaiiVotes.org, and publications such as the Hawaii Pork Report and Hawaii Legislative Report Card.
Alicia Aragon and President Chuck Harris Club Meeting Mar 3, 2011 Our Guest Speaker tonight was Alicia Aragon from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Farewell to Charlie and Yoshie! You will be missed! Farewell Party for Charlie and Yoshie Weems Feb 26, 2011 A fond farewell to Charlie and Yoshie Weems was held at the home of Albert and Delores Bediones. Charlie and Yoshie will sorely be missed by our club, D5000, and Global RI. They have done so much in the way of service above self. They are at the heart of Rotary and its mission.
Our gallant men and women of Sunset Rotary served the homeless in the community: pictured: Liz Kane, Harold Murray, Anna Fishburn, Al Dixon, Mina Ganapathy, Paul Jurcsak and Joanna Amberger. Service Project - Feeding the Hungry Feb 25, 2011 Our Sunset Rotarians met at the Institute for Human Services to serve the evening meal to the hungry in the community. Mahalo to PE Paul and Al Dixon for the pics.
Guest Speaker Neil Tepper with his book. Club Meeting Feb 24, 2011 Our Guest Speaker, Neil Tepper, was a former creative director with The Coca-Cola Company, Universal Television and the 1996 Olympics. He’s also an author, TV producer, award-winning photographer and songwriter, and an executive coach. Neil’s new book, “ Prescriptions for Living A Creative Life,” helps readers solve the challenges we all face in our fast- paced, information-based world.
President Elect Paul Jurcsak hands out brand new dictionaries to the children at Hokulani Elementary School. Service Project - Distributing Dictionaries Feb 18, 2011 Several of our members helped PE Paul Jurcsak, PP John Meyer, and New Generations Director Richard Nettell distribute Dictionaries to the 3rd grade students at Hokulani and Jefferson Elementary Schools.
AL Dixon apprized us on ticket sales for our May 7 Fundraiser.
Al, PE Paul Jurcsak, Treasurer Gloria Lao, District Secretary Jim Hoban. Club Meeting Feb 17, 2011 May 7 Fundraiser Tickets are on sale now. TIcket Sales Chairperson Al Dixon encouraged our members to buy more than the required 4 tickets!!! Mahalo to Beth Hoban for the photos.
Everyone had a fun time at this multi club event! Multi Club Fellowship Event Feb 12, 2011 Kung Hee Fat Choy! Nine District 5000 Rotary Clubs met in Fellowship to celebrate Chinese New Year at Hee Hing Chinese Restaurant. The food was delicious and the conversation was lively as Rotarians joined together for this fun event. Mahalo to Albert Bediones and Linda Coble for the photos.
Al Dixon, Fundraiser TIcket Sales Chairperson, created a great Club Meeting Feb 10, 2011 Come on Sunset Rotary Club! Let's watch those ticket sales RISE to action!! Get out and sell those tickets for our May 7 fundraiser!
Charlene Anaya of Kids First was our guest speaker. club meeting Feb 3, 2011 Charlene Anaya of the Kids First organization gave a very moving presentation about the needs of so many children here in HI.
Our Guest Speaker was Phil Bossert from the Schools of the Future Organization. Phil spoke about the needs of the 21st century child. Club Meeting Jan 27, 2011 We welcomed Guest Speaker Phil Bossert, Director of Schools of the Future. Dr. Bossert shared with us some needs of the 21st c. child. "We found that more important than standardized test scores or memorization of data were the habits of mind ...like creativity and imagination..."
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From 8:30– 11: a.m., these volunteers did landscaping, general clean-up, repainted the parking lot, basketball court and other recreational areas. It was a great team effort partnering with faculty and students from the school, to bring smiles to students & faculty @ Central Middle School. Service Project - Central Middle School Jan 22, 2011 The Rotary Clubs of Honolulu Sunset & Downtown Honolulu participated in Central Middle School's Annual Beautification Day. Rotarians worked along with other community groups, as well as students and faculty of Central Middle School to focus on needed areas of the school campus.
Bud gave out free information booklets about mental health. Club Meeting Jan 20, 2011 Bud Bowles was our guest speaker. Bud is Executive Director, United Self-Help and also a Certified Psychosocial Rehabilitation Practitioner (CPRP) and a Hawaii Certified Peer Specialist (HCPS).
Here's Beth and Jim Hoban with Wally Amos! Club Meeting Jan 13, 2011 Our Guest Speaker was Honorary Rotarian WALLY AMOS a.k.a. FAMOUS AMOS who shared his words of wisdom and love of reading.
Our Guest Speaker, John Clark, is an authority on Hawaii's beaches. His talk was very interesting! Club Meeting Jan 6, 2011 Our Guest SPeaker for the evening was author John Clark, an authority on Hawaii's Beaches. Thank you to Al Dixon for taking the photos.
Beth and Jim Hoban taking their turn singing! December Fellowship Night Dec 20, 2010 Mahalo to Albert and Delores Bediones for welcoming us into their beautiful home to share a Family of Rotary style Christmas party. Honolulu Sunset Rotarians and their families enjoyed an evening of great fun, great food, and great fellowship!
Celebrating our club's 15th anniversary are Charter Members: Charlie Weems, Pat Vyas, Gloria Lao, and John Meyer. Christmas Party Dec 16, 2010 Our Christmas Party was also a celebration of the 15th anniversary of our club. It was held at the Waikiki Yacht Club. Many were in attendance and a wonderful time was held by all. Mahalo to Joanna Amberger for planning and hosting and to Beth Hoban for the great photos of the festivities.
Pam Chambers was the guest speaker. Club Meeting Dec 9, 2010 Our Guest Speaker was Motivation Speaker Pam Chambers who shared her story about originating the Winner's Circle here in Honolulu.
Spreading great holiday cheer! Service Project Dec 4, 2010 Twenty members of our club helped four families from the HUGS organization have a very Merry Christmas by taking them on a shopping spree to WalMart!
Drs. Yoshie and Charlie Weems, our Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar advisors, welcome Nicole Tsutahara. Club Meeting Dec 2, 2010 Our Guest Speaker was our Ambassadorial Scholar from New Zealand, Nicole Tsutahara. Many thanks to Beth Hoban for the photos!
Our Guest Speaker, PDG Hal Darcey, gave a presentation about adopting orphanages around the world. He shared the good news of his non-profit organization, eGlobal Family. Club Meeting Nov 18, 2010 Our Guest Speaker tonight was PDG Hal Darcey speaking about eGlobal Family, adopting an orphanage.
Our Guest Speaker Vivian Chau had an idea and put it into action --- collect fresh foods for the homeless! Club Meeting - VETERAN'S DAY Nov 11, 2010 President Chuck prepared a visual tribute to our veterans of the armed forces. Our guest speaker was Vivian Chau of GIFT - Give It Fresh Today - a program which supplements fresh foods to the canned food drives for the homeless. Tonight was the kick-off for our food drive for the Homeless Vets.
Deborah and Mo shared the story of their mission to get young adults off the streets and off of drugs. Club Meeting Nov 4, 2010 Our Guest Speakers were Deborah Spencer-Chun of the Adult Friends of Youth organization and Malakai (Mo) Maumalanga, M.S.W. Master Practitioner for Adult Friends for Youth.
Godspeed, dear Yoshie and Charlie!  Malama Pono and A Hui Hou!
We hope that you will always be better than a sharp stick in the eye! A farewell party for Charlie and Yoshie Weems Oct 30, 2010 Our October Social Event was a secretly planned Farewell Party for loyal Sunset Rotarians Drs. Yoshie and Charlie Weems. The dress of the event - of course! Cowboy outfits!
President Chuck takes a turn at the spatula! Bocce Tournament and Picnic at Foster Point Oct 24, 2010 A GREAT time was had by all who attended Sunday's picnic at Foster Point at Hickam AFB. This was a great fellowship event co-hosted by the Pau Hana Club with special guests The Wounded Warriors organization.
Youth Services Director Richard Nettell gave a presentation on the Youth of Rotary. Club Meeting Oct 21, 2010 Our Guest Speaker was our own Youth Services Director, Richard Nettell.
Joint meeting Oct 14, 2010 Tonight's meeting was a joint fellowship night with the Rotary Club of Downtown Honolulu and was held at the Gordon Biersch Restaurant at Aloha Tower Marketplace. Thank you to AL Dixon for the photos and captions.
Sandy Gaston and President Chuck Harris enjoyed a chance to eat dinner before the start of the meeting. Club Meeting Oct 7, 2010 President Chuck Harris and PE Paul Jurcsak led a Club Information Night. Thank you to AL Dixon for the photos and captions.
Guest Speaker Charles Memminger and Prez Chuck Club Meeting Sep 30, 2010 Our guest speaker tonight was Charles Memminger, author of "Waiter, There's An Umbrella in My Drink." Thank you to Al Dixon for taking the photos!
A BIG thank  you goes out to our hosts for the evening, VIP Transportation owners PDG Ayman El=Dakhakhni and Ash Matar! Off Site Vocational Meeting Sep 23, 2010 Mahalo to Ash Matar and PDG Ayman El-Dakhakhni for hosting our off-site meeting at their VIP Transportation business location near the airport. Thank you to Club Service Director Joanna Amberger for organizing the great BBQ and food buffet and to Public Relations Director/Photographer/News Editor Beth Hoban for the photos!
Guest Speaker from the Pacific Business News. Club Meeting Sep 16, 2010 Our Guest speaker tonight was the editor of Pacific Business News, Kevin Bumgarner. Mahalo to Beth Hoban for the photos!
The Winners of the Roto-Olympics! Kauai - District Conference Sep 11, 2010 A Great TIme was had by ALL who attended the District 5000 Conference on Kauai. Please enjoy the photos taken by Beth Hoban.
GSE Team leader Amr, Our Host Sandy Gaston, Riham, Karim, and PP Samir. GSE TEAM from Egypt - Party at Sandy Gaston's hous Sep 4, 2010 Mahalo to Sunsetter Sandy Gaston for hosting the welcome reception for the GSE Team in his beautiful home. A great time was had by all -- there was great conversation, swimming fun, delicious food, and tours throughout Sandy's very interesting home and historical museum.
PDG Ayman asked the members: What are two reasons that a person doesn't join Rotary?  Answer: He doesn't know about Rotary and he has never been asked! Club Meeting Sep 2, 2010 PDG Ayman El-Dakhakhni was the keynote speaker today. PDG Ayman gave a very enthusiastic and inspiring presentation about promoting membership in the club.
Our Public Relations Director Beth Hoban worked as a nurse on Dr. Brad Wong's medical mission team in 1988. Club Meeting Aug 26, 2010 Our Special Guest Speaker tonight was Dr. Brad Wong of Aloha Medical Mission.
Guest speaker Leslie Uptain with President Chuck Harris. Club Meeting Aug 19, 2010 Our guest speaker at tonight's meeting was Leslie Uptain who is the Director of Business Development for the Muscular Dystrophy Association's Hawaii Chapter
President Chuck Harris welcomed District Governor John Steelquist to our meeting. Club Meeting Aug 12, 2010 District Governor John Steelquist made his "official visit" to our club. It is always great to see DG John and First Lady Laura at our meetings!
Guest Speaker Paul Sibley inspired all with his story of beating cancer the long, hard way, through determination and endurance running. Club Meeting Aug 5, 2010 President Elect Paul Jurcsak did a wonderful job of leading the way tonight as he presided over a very inspirational meeting due to our inspirational speaker, Paul Sibley, President of Honolulu Sunrise. Paul shared his amazing story with our members.
District Secretary and Sunset Rotarian Jim Hoban talked with Chad, Jane, and Sean of New Horizons before the meeting. Club Meeting Jul 29, 2010 Tonight's meeting was a Vocational focus held at Jane Ferreira's place of business New Horizons Computer Learning Center.
President Chuck Harris, PP Harry Kubota, Betsy Kubota, PP Gloria Lao enjoyed the wonderful atmosphere of the Waikiki Yacht Club. Club Meeting Jul 22, 2010 Tonight was Club Assembly Night - this type of meeting gives each member ownership in our club by giving them a "voice" in the workings of the club. The topic tonight was "Should networking be permitted?" Vocational, International, and Community Directors of service opened discussions in a round table style forum, and asked our members for new ideas and input for service for our new 2010-2011 Rotary Year.
PDG Hal Darcey with two of the GSE team members gave a wonderful presentation on their experiences in Thailand. Club Meeting Jul 15, 2010 We had 3 very interesting and entertaining speakers tonight! PDG Hal Darcey and two members of the GSE team to Thailand shared their wonderful experiences with us.
AG Liz Kane presented the Literacy Award to PP John Meyer and PE Paul Jurcsak. Thank you to Jan Reischel for her hard work as Literacy Chairperson. Congratulations! 1st Runner Up Jul 10, 2010 Congratulations Sunset Rotarians for your hard work this year under the leadership of PP John Meyer. We achieved the honor of 1st Runner Up to the Club of the Year and won FIRST place in the Foundation Awards!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to SEAN! Dave & Buster's Night! Jul 8, 2010 Our Sunset Rotarians had a real treat tonight as we met at Dave & Buster's for a joint dinner meeting with the Rotary Clubs of Pau Hana and Diamond Head. The entertainment for the evening was the fabulous group of youngsters from Canada - The Langley Ukulele Ensemble led by Rotarian Peter Luongo.
Now here's a happy kitchen crew!  Rich Zegar, Jan Reischel, Jane Ferreira, and Janet Harris! Let's Celebrate America!! Jul 4, 2010 Mahalo to Rich and Lee Zegar for inviting the members and their families to a 4th of July BBQ and Pot Luck dinner at their lovely Hawaii Kai home. The food was fabulous! The conversations were lively! And the fireworks were awesome! What a great evening this was! Many thanks to the Zegars!
Welcome to our new president, Chuck Harris!
Thank you for your leadership, PP John Meyer! It was a job well-done! President Chuck Harris's Installation Banquet Jul 1, 2010 Congratulations to Outgoing President John Meyer for a wonderful Rotary year! Congratulations to Incoming President Chuck Harris!!!
KHON TV Anchor/Reporter Kirk Matthews and PDG Linda Coble pose with newly installed president Jason Ellard. Pau Hana Installation Banquet Jun 30, 2010 Congratulations to the Downtown Honolulu Pau Hana Club! Another successful year behind you. The Rotary Club of Honolulu Sunset is very proud to be your sponsoring club!
Guest Speaker Chuck Sted and Prez John Meyer Club Meeting Jun 24, 2010 CEO of Hawaii Pacific Heath, Chuck Sted, gave an interesting and informative talk on the changing health care in Hawaii and the impact of Health Reform.
Art is a member of the Rotary Club of Kapolei Sunset. Club Meeting Jun 17, 2010 Our Guest Speaker for the evening was Art Wallace (US Army - Retired), who served as the Head Nurse in the White House, at Camp David, and aboard Air Force One during the Bush administration. Since 2008, Art serves as the Special Assistant to the Commander of Navy Medicine West Regional Headquarters. In this position, he is responsible as a liaison for the Navy medical facilities and the future planning for Guam, Okinawa, and Japan.
Our Sunset Secretary, Joanna Amberger, gave us some wonderful advice on How to Keep More of Our Hard Earned Money! Club Meeting Jun 10, 2010 Our Guest Speaker for this evening was our very own club secretary, Joanna Amberger, who advised us on making wise investments and getting the most out of our hard-earned money!
Roxanne Darling gave a moving presentation on how to use the Internet effectively. Club Meeting Jun 3, 2010 Our guest speaker was Roxanne Darling who gave a wonderful presentation on how to use the Internet effectively and social media networking. Please check out more information at: http://www.knowhowcafe.com (code "rox")
Johnny (seated) and George hosted a fabulous and fun evening. Standing: Elle Zhang, Paul Jurcsak, Scott McGrew, Liz Kane, George, Anna Fishburn. Spring Social Event May 27, 2010 Mahalo to our wonderful Sgt. of Arms Johnny Sanchez for opening up his gorgeous home to us for our Spring Social Potluck event. Johnny earned "Best Chef" kudos with the delicious Mexican food that he prepared! Mahalo, Johnny! Thank you to PP Samir El Swaify for the photos and captions.
The members got to know their President Elect a little better tonight! Club Meeting May 20, 2010 The speaker for this evening was our very own President Elect Chuck Harris.
Special Agent Julia Cho Club Meeting May 13, 2010 Our guest speaker this evening was Special Agent Julia Cho of the Honolulu Division of the FBI.
Our Great Fundraiser Committee:  Seated: Tim Hagan, Charlie Weems, Rich Zegar, Keola Lloyd, Beth Hoban.  Standing: Paul Jurcsak, Chuck Harris, Jane Ferreira, John Meyer. Jazz Under the Stars Fundaiser - Pacific Club May 8, 2010 What a fabulous evening this was as the Honolulu Sunset Rotary Club once again hosted the second annual Jazz Night fundraiser at the Pacific Club!
Pres. Elect Nominee/International Director Paul Jurcsak gives our guest speaker a helping hand with his presentation. Club Meeting May 6, 2010 Our Guest Speaker for this week's meeting was a representative from the Walk Wise organization who gave excellent tips for walking safely.
President John Meyer and Mark Milton. Club Meeting Apr 29, 2010 Our Guest Speaker was M & S Wine Brokerage's owner Mark Milton who gave us a "tour" and tasting of Napa wines from California. Mark will be pouring his favorite wines at our Wine Tasting and Fundraiser on May 8.
Mina Ganapathy, Liz Kane, Jerry Taniyama, Prez. John Meyer. Community Service Apr 24, 2010 ROTARIANS AT WORK DAY - Fourteen Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Honolulu Sunset and the Downtown Honolulu Rotary Club served breakfast to over 150 people at the Institute for Human Services Men and Women's shelter locations. These are photos of the Women's Shelter on Kaaahi Street. Thank you to Jerry Taniyama for the photos.
Anna Fishburn, Jane Ferreira, Paul Jurcsak, Richard Nettell, and Pres. Rodney Lee of the Downtown Honolulu Club prepare breakfast for the homeless. Rotarians at Work Day Apr 24, 2010 Our Honolulu Sunset members also served breakfast at the Institute for Human Services Men's Shelter. Thank you to HTV & Robert and Paul Jurcsak for the photos.
Film Producer, Chris Lee and PE Chuck Harris. Club Meeting Apr 22, 2010 Our Guest Speaker this week was Chris Lee, film producer.
Back Row: PEN Paul Jurcsak, PDG Ayman El-Dakhakhni, Rich Zegar, President John Meyer, Tim Hagan, PE Chuck Harris
Seated: Anna Fishburn, Johnny Sanchez District Assembly - Saturday, April 17 Apr 17, 2010 President Elect Chuck Harris and his new Board attended the District Assembly at Kamehameha Schools where they expanded their knowledge of Rotary.
MAHALO TO EVERYONE WHO HELPED TODAY! Community Service Project Apr 17, 2010 Members of Honolulu Sunset joined forces with other community minded organizations to clean up the Pearl Harbor bike path, including the Lions Club and the men, women and families of the USS Key West.
President John Meyer with our Guest Speaker Club Meeting Apr 15, 2010 Our Guest Speaker for the evening was Mel Leong, who hosted a sake tasting at the meeting.
Donations of food from our members were delivered by Jonathan Okabe to the Food Bank. Community Service Apr 8, 2010 Dr. Jonathan Okabe delivered 164 lbs of canned goods and non-perishables donated by club members to the Hawaii Food Bank .
Jim Napier of Honolulu Magazine was our guest speaker. Club Meeting Apr 1, 2010 Jim Napier, Editor of The Honolulu Magazine, was our guest speaker.
DG Sid Garcia from the Philippines Club Meeting Apr 1, 2010 DG SID GARCIA FROM DISTRICT 3830, MAKATI, PHILIPPINES ATTENDED OUR MTG AND GAVE AN INSPIRATINAL TALK ABOUT THE ROTARY FOUNDATION AND THE COMMITMENT OF THEIR CLUB TO RI PROJECTS. HIS CLUB OF 200 MEMBERS, THE RC OK MAKATI, WAS "CLUB OF THE YEAR." .
Mayor Mufi holds up the WEP shirt while Paul Jurcsak holds the Proclamation. Mayor Mufi proclaims March 20 as End Polio Now Day Mar 25, 2010 On the Morning of March 25, 2010, members of the Post Polio Survivors Organization and the Walk to End Polio Committee met with Mayor Mufi Hanneman who presented a proclamation to Chairperson Paul Jurcsak proclaiming this day to be End Polio Now Day!
Paul Jurcsak was the premiere organizer of this wonderful event that brought community awareness to the existence of polio in our world today. Walk to End Polio Mar 20, 2010 The 2nd Annual Walk to End Polio took place on Saturday, March 20, 2010. Our own PEN Paul Jurcsak was the chairperson of this very organized and successful event to raise money for the eradication of polio in the world.
Glen the Magician magically made a cute little 'bunny' appear! Respite Night at the HUGS House Mar 19, 2010 HUGS stands for Help, Understanding, & Group Support. This non-proft organization provides limitless services and care for Hawaii families who are caring for sick children in area hospitals. The Respite Night gives the parents a much needed reprieve from the stress of caring for an ill child. Eleven Honolulu Sunset Rotarians hosted a night of fun for the siblings of the families. Thank you to Harold Murray for chairing this event.
Guest Speaker Dale Gibler talked about the ins and outs of social networking. Club Meeting Mar 18, 2010 Guest Speaker Dale Gibler from UH Manoa talked about social networking in his presentation "To Tweet or Not to Tweet"
Paul and TIm finding just the right balance point for the ladder. Hanging the Walk to End Polio Banners Mar 14, 2010 Mahalo to the Sunset members who came out to hang the Walk to End Polio banners at ALa Moana Beach Park.
Guest speaker, Patrick Snow, author of Club Meeting Mar 11, 2010 Our Guest Speaker was the author of "Creating Your Own Destiny."
Honolulu Sunset members of the Walk to End Polio Committee met with 4 other Rotary Clubs at the Perry and Price Morning Show  to promote the March 20 Walk to End Polio. Perry and Price Show Mar 6, 2010 On Saturday, March 6, Honolulu Sunset committee members for the Walk to End Polio joined with 4 other District 5000 Rotary CLubs and the Post Polio Network to promote the upcoming Walk on March 20, 8-12 noon, at Ala Moana Beach Park.
Guest speaker , Friends of the Library representative, Byrde Cestare. Club Meeting Mar 4, 2010 Our Guest Speaker was Byrde Cestare from the Friends of the Library organization.
Guest Speaker Pepper Cummings spoke on behalf of the Arthritis Foundation of Hawaii. Club Meeting Feb 25, 2010 Pepper Cummings of the Arthritis Foundation was our guest speaker.
Heenan signed copies of his book. Here he is signing a book for member Christel Yount. Club Meeting Feb 11, 2010 Our Guest Speaker was David Heenan, best selling author, whose recent book "Bright Triumphs from Dark Hours" tells about people who overcame adversity.
Guest speaker Nelson Nakagawa from the Toastmasters' Program. Club Meeting Feb 4, 2010 Our guest speaker for the evening was Nelson Nakagawa of the Toastmasters club who shared with us proven techniques to make a successful presentation.
Members of Honolulu Sunset presented playground equipment to Principal Vivian Hee and her students. Service Project Feb 3, 2010 Honolulu Sunset Members presented new playground equipment to our adopted school , Jefferson Elementary School.
The Round table discussion on the topic of International Service was led by International Service Director Paul Jurcsak. Club Meeting - Club Assembly Jan 28, 2010 For the club Assembly, Directors of the Avenues of Service held round table discussions with the members about their specific avenue.
Guest Speaker Ernie Carwhile, holding one of his books. Club Meeting Jan 21, 2010 Denver Rotarian Ernie Carwile, who is the author of The Maxwell Winston Stone Series, was our guest speaker.
Sunset Member and General Manager of the Island Colony Hotel Patty Maher lead students on a tour of the hotel. Vocational Outing at Island Colony Hotel Jan 14, 2010 Vocational Director Jerry Taniyama organized a tour of the Island Colony Hotel for 66 Jefferson Elementary students and their teachers on Thursday, January 14. General Manager Patty Maher (a member of our club) coordinated this visit so the children could see what jobs were like in a hotel. This tour satisfies the Educational standard: "Career Planning Standard 2: Explore and understand educational and career options in order to develop and implement personal, educational, and career goals."
DGE John shared how he came to be a Rotarian and all the benefits of being in Rotary. Club Meeting Jan 14, 2010 Guest speaker: District Gov. Elect John Steelquist
Our guest speaker was Commander Bob Koonce from the USS Key West. Club Meeting Jan 7, 2010 Our Guest Speaker was Commander Bob Koonce of the USS Key West, our "adopted" ship.
Service Project Jan 2, 2010 Honolulu Sunset contributed school supplies to a school in Cambodia.
Service Project Dec 19, 2009 Members of Honolulu Sunset: Prez John Meyer, Liz Kane, Anna Fishburn, Mina Ganapathy, Johnny Sanchez, Joanna Amberger, Glen Bailey, and Harold Murray helped some very deserving families do their Christmas shopping at Wal-Mart -- compliments of our club.
Major General Robert Lee was the guest speaker. Club Meeting Dec 17, 2009 Major General Robert Lee was the guest speaker at this meeting.
A great time was had by all! Holiday Party Dec 12, 2009 Mahalo to Albert and Delores Bediones for hosting this year's Holiday Party. Everyone enjoyed the delicious food, the great conversations, the wonderful entertainment, and a nice time of fellowship!
The senior citizens enjoyed singing along with our Keiki. Early Act Club goes Christmas Caroling Dec 8, 2009 President Rita, advisor to our Punahou Early Act Club, walked to the Central Union Church Adult Day Care Center, with 16 Early Actors to bring cheer to the senior citizens there.
Thank you to Rotarians and Santa Helpers  PP Liz Kane, PP Samir El-Swaify, Phil Sterry, Dr. Mina Ganapathy, and Anna Fishburn for accompanying the families on their shopping trip through Wal-Mart. Operation Santa! Dec 8, 2009 Members of our Sunset Rotary Club enjoyed taking two HUGS families on a shopping trip to Wal-Mart. The families were very appreciative for the opportunity to shop for themselves and their children for Christmas. There just didn't seem to be enough money to spare on gifts this year after the medical bills were paid. This outing gave us all a much needed holiday lift.
Pres. Rita delivered the bookmarks to Kay Foy. At Meeting Service Project - Parkinson's Support Dec 8, 2009 Kay Foy, chairperson of the Parkinson's disease Support Organization was thrilled with all of the bookmarks that our club members made at our Dec.11 meeting. She used them as place setting decorations at their annual Christmas luncheon for the families who have members who have Parkinson's disease
Charter members of our club: Gloria Lao, Pres. Elect John Meyer, Pat Vyas, Phil Sterry, Charlie Weems, and DG Ayman El-Dakhakhni. Honolulu Sunset 's 13th anniversary Dec 8, 2009 The club celebrated its 13th year with a wonderful program sharing the history of the club and reminiscing about past events and activities.
Honolulu Sunset members bid a fond farewell to member Steve Bretschnieder and his wife Joanne who will be moving to Arizona Club Meeting Dec 3, 2009 The members of the Rotary Club of Honolulu Sunset bid a fond farewell to member Steve Bretschnieder and his wife Joanne who will be moving to Arizona.
PDG Hal Darcey took the guests on a tour of his facility. Club Meeting Nov 19, 2009 Off Site Vocational Meeting. Tonight's meeting was held at the business facility of the Darcey Builders. Hosts: Lei Darcey and PDG Hal Darcey. Mahalo!
Yunus Peer explained the Teachers Without Borders program to the members and shared his vision of the future of the program. Foundation Director Rich Zegar has led our club's support in Yunus's Program. Club meeting Nov 12, 2009 Barbara Meyer,Robin Otagaki, and Yunus Peer gave a most interesting talk about the Teachers Without Borders program in South Africa. Yunus is the founder of the program and Honolulu Sunset has supported his efforts to send teachers to share their knowledge with other teachers.
PDG and District Foundation Director Roz Cooper was our guest speaker for the evening. Club meeting Nov 5, 2009 PDG and District Foundation Director Roz Cooper was our guest speaker for the evening. Several District 5000 Club Presidents attended our meeting: President Carol Riley - RC of Waikiki, President Toni Normand - RC of Diamond Head, and President Richard Ing - RC of West Honolulu
Guest Speaker Lowell Kalapa Club Meeting Oct 29, 2009 Lowell Kalapa was our guest speaker. Lowell is the Executive Director and President (since 1979) of the Tax Foundation of Hawaii.
President John exchange banners with visitors from California who stood our guest speaker. Oct.22 Club Meeting Oct 22, 2009 Jeff and Beri Kasper from the Rotary Club of Concorde Diablo visited Honolulu Sunset and gave a vocational talk about their own club and their professions.
Guest speaker Eric Carlson and Prez John Meyer. Club Meeting Oct 16, 2009 Our guest speaker was Eric Carlson who talked about the benefits of using solar energy.
The children were very appreciative! Service Project - The Dictionary Project Oct 12, 2009 Honolulu Sunset distributed dictionaries to third graders at three elementary schools - Jefferson Elementary, Hokulani, and Noelani.
Program Chair Beth Hoban with Betty Brow and guests. Club Meeting Oct 8, 2009 Program Chairperson Beth Hoban with Sunset member Betty Brow and guests.
Our guest speaker was Bruce Coppa. Club Meeting Oct 1, 2009 Our Guest Speaker was Bruce Coppa.
Paul and Rich decorating the car in the early morning dawn! Aloha Festival Parade Sep 26, 2009 Sunset Rotarians Rich Zegar and Paul Jurcsak represented District 5000 Rotarians in the Aloha Festival Parade!
Club Meeting Sep 20, 2009 Our guest speaker was Steve Peich from PASS - Pacific Alliance to Stop Slavery.
Dr. Charlie Weems was our guest speaker. He filled in at the last minute when our regular speaker had to cancel due to illness. Thanks, Charlie! We learned a lot about what you do for a living! Club Meeting Sep 17, 2009 When the scheduled guest speaker ,Dr. Laurie Steelsmith, cancelled due to illness, our very own Dr. Charlie Weems jumped right in and gave an unforgettable presentation.
Prez John Meyer exchanged banners with visiting Rotarians. Sept.10 meeting - Club Assembly Sep 10, 2009 It was an exciting Club Assembly night as the new Board shared its plans for the year.
PDG and District Youth Services Director Claude Thompson was the guest speaker. Club Meeting Sep 3, 2009 Guest Speaker PDG Claude Thompson, District 5000 Youth Services Director. Mahalo to guest and former Rotary Scholar, Asami Tajima, for taking the great photos for this album.
Prez John with DG Lisa Foster and DGE John Steelquist. Club Meeting Aug 27, 2009 District Governor Lisa Foster's Official visit to our club.
President John with Judge Wilson and assistant. Club Meeting Aug 13, 2009 The guest speaker at tonight's meeting was Judge Michael Wilson from the Hawaii Drug Court program.
Our newest member Jan Reischel with hubby, Bob. August 6 Club Meeting Aug 6, 2009 CONGRATULATIONS and WELCOME to our Sunset Ohana - New Member Jan Reischel!
President John Meyer with Guest Speaker, Emmet White. Club Meeting Jul 30, 2009 Guest speaker tonight was Emmet White, CEO and President of the Arcadia Retirement Residence. He explained how the Baby Boomers need to starting saving for another tuition -- their own! Mahalo to PP Samir for the photos.
Honolulu Sunset members on the left with their spouses: Joanna Amberger and husband Mike, Lei Darcey and PDG Hal Darcey.
Honolulu Sunrise on the right: Pres. Carolyn Hiatt, Suzi Frazier, PP Dave Erdman Joint-Club Social Event- Theater Night Jul 25, 2009 Thank you to Honolulu Sunset member Rich Zegar and to Honolulu Sunrise member Ken Marcus for organizing a joint club social night. We enjoyed a delicious Chinese dinner at Little Village in Chinatown and then viewed the Play "MISO" across the street at the TAG theater. This was a fun night! Thank you to Beth Hoban for the photos.
This was a special night - one to congratulate President John for his new year and also to say Mahalo to PP Rita. Pres. John Meyer's Installation Banquet Jul 25, 2009 Past President Rita Cassella thanked everyone for their unwavering support and hard work this year! Congratulations to President John Meyer and his New Board of Directors 2009-2010.
The $2.5 billion Hawaii will be followed later by the Virginia-class subs USS Texas and USS North Carolina. USS Hawaii Arrives in Honolulu Jul 23, 2009 The first of three Virginia-class submarines -- the USS Hawaii -- arrived at Pearl Harbor as a warmup act for the 50th anniversary of Hawaii's statehood next month.
President John with Rotaplast Mission speakers:  Lin MacIntosh, Dr. Granger Wong, and PDG Ayman. Club Meeting Jul 23, 2009 PDG Ayman and Dr. Granger Wong gave a moving presentation about the miracle work they did in Sohag, Egypt, with the Rotaplast Mission. Their surgeries changed the lives of the people who had cleft palates and made them whole again! Thank you to Samir for the photos for this album.
Director Peter Luongo with the multi-talented Langley Ukulele Ensemble. The Langley Ukulele Kids Jul 16, 2009 The Rotary Clubs of Honolulu Sunset and Diamond Head held a joint meeting on Thursday, July 16, at the New Ohtani Hotel. The Canadian based youth band, The Langley Ukulele Players performed for the members. Mahalo to PP Samir El-Swaify for the wonderful photos of this night.
PDG Ayman and Baby Brandon Lao Jul 12, 2009 PP Gloria and Howie's beautiful baby Brandon beams at "Godfather Ayman!"
PDG  AYman and DG Lisa Foster DG Lisa Foster's Installation Banquet Jul 11, 2009 PDG Ayman presented DG Lisa Foster with her new leadership pin at the 2nd annual Installation Banquet held at the Ala Moana Hotel.
Pres. John and PDG Ayman have a lot to celebrate! President John's First Meeting! Jul 2, 2009 Congratulations to President John Meyer! Happy New Rotary Year! Pres. John Meyer is pictured here leading a champagne toast to congratulate PDG Ayman El-Dakhakhni for being named the top District Governor in NORTH AMERICA and for leading one of ten top Districts in the WORLD! District 5000! Hooray!
CLUB OF THE YEAR!!!  GREAT JOB, EVERYONE!  Well-deserved!! District Conference at Turtle Bay May 22, 2009 This District Conference at Turtle Bay was a real celebration and testimony of DG Ayman's wonderfully successful Rotary Year! We were so honored to have been selected as Club of the Year in the Large Club category. Congratulations!
Here are the parents-to-be cutting and serving dessert. May Fellowship -- PP Gloria Lao's Baby Shower May 17, 2009 Gloria and Howard Lao were "showered" today with many gifts and hours of fun Thank you those of you who honored the parents-to-be. It was a fun time.
Everyone enjoyed the delicious food and the great fellowship! May Fellowship -- PP Gloria Lao's Baby Shower May 17, 2009 What a fun time we all had at Lei and Hal Darcey's beautiful home on Sunday, May 17, as we hosted a Baby Shower for PP Gloria Chen Lao and husband Howard. The Sunset Rotarians who attended had a great time!
The decorations were fantastic!  Colorful balloons and  fresh flower centerpieces on every table added to the festive evening. Thank you to
Johnny Sanchez for the decorations! Jazz Under the Stars Fundaiser - Pacific Club May 9, 2009 The 2008-2009 Fundraiser , Jazz Under the Stars,at the Pacific Club, May 9, was a huge success! The food, wine, auction items, music, fellowship, etc. Everything was excellent!
Paola Garcia on the left, displays the flag of her homeland, Uruguay. GSE TEAM from Argentina visits Punahou Apr 28, 2009 Two teachers from Argentina, Maria Suarez and Paola Garcia, spent the day at Punahou School learning about private education in Hawaii.
We gave Chip Buchmiller the HIGH places to paint. International Rotarians at Work Day Apr 25, 2009 Five members of our club joined forces with the Rotary Club of Kapolei to stamp out unsightly graffiti from their beautiful community.
Strategic Planning Session Apr 21, 2009 22 members met with the D5000 Vision Team to strategize future plans for Honolulu Sunset Rotary Club.
District Assembly - Saturday, April 18 Apr 18, 2009 If you want to be excited about being a Rotarian, attend the District Assembly! Leaders in our District presented the latest information about Rotary in class sessions and energized everyone into planning for the upcoming Rotary year.
This was a great Family of Rotary event with even the youngest of the guests interested in the theme -  stargazing!  Here Chuck Harris and
daughter look to the heavens. Starry Night - April Fellowship Apr 11, 2009 Mahalo to Rich and Lee Zegar for hosting our April fellowship at their home. The potluck supper was delicious, the camaraderie and conversation were excellent as usual, and the heavens complied! No rain!
The Early Actors proudly display their certificates of service. Early Act Club ends their year Apr 6, 2009 Nicole Tsutahara, President of the UH Manoa Rotaract Club, visited the Early Act club today to hand out end of the year certificates of service.
Members of the White Hat Society were honored at the Gala. ( Donating  $5000 in a Rotary year.) Charlie Weems and DG Ayman are White Hat Society members. Rich Zegar and Paul Jurcsak were inducted into the Society at the Gala.

Rotary District 5000 Foundation Gala Mar 14, 2009 The Rotary Foundation Gala was held at the Kahala Hotel on Friday, March 13.This black tie event was an enchanting evening of gourmet food and wine right on the beach at the Kahala. The setting was spectacular.
Scooters, runners, walkers, strollers, pets on leashes, all walking in community with one another for a good cause --- the eradication of polio.  Despite the rain, the Spirit of Rotary was evident! The Walk to End Polio Mar 14, 2009 Despite the rain, over 150 Rotarians, non-Rotarians, Rotaractors, Interactors, family, friends, and even pets came out to Walk to raise awareness and funds for the Rotary International Polio Eradication Campaign.
Great banners! Walk to End Polio Mar 7, 2009 Hanging the Banners at Ala Moana Beach Park in preparation for Saturday's March 14 Walk to End Polio.
Early Act Club celebrates Literacy Month Mar 2, 2009 March is Literacy Month. Our Early Act Club 4th and 5th graders at Punahou School created interactive story aprons and then read books to the kindergarten kids. This is a great way to promote interest in reading!
Community Service Director, Chip Buchmiller, and dad, Jim, shopped for all of the groceries and started cooking early in the day. Our BIG MAHALO to you Chip and Jim! This was a great event! HUGS House Respite Night Feb 20, 2009 Respite night is held twice a month at the HUGS house Kilauea Ave facility. The parents of hospitalized children have a well-deserved night off while the siblings are well-cared for duriing an evening of fun activities.
Jim and Beth Hoban, Phil Sterry and friend Katie, and Jonathan and Stephanie Okabe enjoyed the delicious pasta dishes and chicken with
mushrooms. February Fellowship Event Feb 14, 2009 Happy Valentines' Day! An absolutely delicious evening was had by all who attended our Feb. Social event at Sabrina's Restaurant.
It takes LOTS of volunteers to in-process the 16,000 entrants to the Race. Sunset volunteers for the Great Aloha Run Expo! Feb 1, 2009 The Great Aloha Run is a traditional President's Day Event here in Honolulu. It takes a lot of organization, effort , and volunteers to prepare for this big event! We appreciated it that Carol Kai, honorary Rotarian and Chairperson of the GAR, allowed Honolulu Sunset to include our Walk to End Polio flyers and registration forms in the 16,000 packets.
AGMaryAnn Berry and the Ala Moana Club hosted a Chinese Dinner at the Empress Restaurant at the Chinese Cultural Center. January Fellowship Night Jan 1, 2009 Kung Hee Fat Choy! Five Rotary Clubs celebrated together at the Empress Restaurant in Chinatown for Chinese New Year. The Rotary Clubs of Ala Moana, West Honolulu, Diamond Head, Honolulu Sunset, & Honolulu Sunrise participated in this fun multi-club social. A great time was had by all!
No, Chip, Harry doesn't need a stripe of yellow on his shirt.
(Painter's fatigue has set in.) Work Day at Jefferson Elementary School Jan 1, 2009 Members led by Community Service Director, Chip Buchmiller, spent the morning painting playground equipment and ground games at our adopted school Jefferson Elementary.
Our UH Manoa Rotaractors and our Early Act Club collected a Operation Gift Lift Dec 18, 2008 Honolulu Sunset Rotarians contributed $600 for local kine food gifts for our Hawaii troops serving in Iraq, Kuwait, and Afghanistan. Wholesale Unlimited in Manoa Marketplace packed all of the videos, Music CD;s, books, photos of Hawaii, postcards, etc. donated by the UH Rotaractors and the Early Act Club of Punahou School.
PP John Nitao and Vice President of Patient Care, Cathy Young. Queen's Hospital - The New Heart Center Nov 1, 2008 We'd like to give a big mahalo to PP John Nitao for arranging our off site meeting on Thursday, Nov. 20, at the Queen's Heart Center. We all enjoyed the delicious food prepared for us, the great fellowship time, and being able to tour the new Queen's Heart Center. Thank you, John, for your time and efforts to make the evening so enjoyable and educational!
Avery (Super Ferry), Lei Darcey, Lani Olds (super Ferry), Jerry Taniyama, Rita Cassella On Board the Super Ferry! November Fellowship Nov 1, 2008 Six O'ahu Rotary Clubs met on board the Super Ferry for a fun Fellowship event hosted by our Club. It was a relaxing evening as we all watched the sun set in the West. We enjoyed the ambience, good conversations, good food and wine, and exciting tours of the ship itself. Our Super Ferry hostess for the evening was Lani Olds, who has visited our club several times. We would like to thank Lani and our Social/Fellowship Chairperson, Lei Darcey, for organizing this very enjoyable evening!
DG Ayman, President Sue Heinz, and Treasurer Marco Honolulu Sunset Sponsors a New Club ! Nov 1, 2008 The Pau Hana Club of Honolulu meets on Wednesday, at Hank's Dragon Upstairs on Nuuana Ave in Chinatown. This is a lively and energetic group of people who meet for pupus and drinks at 5:30-6:30 PM. It's a great club to do a makeup!
Grillemasters Sandy and Andrew Okabe. October Fellowship at Sandy Gaston's House Oct 1, 2008 A REALLY GREAT time was had by all who attended the October Fellowship Pot Luck Luncheon and Swimming Party at Sandy Gaston's beautiful Aiea Home.
Dictionary Project - Literacy project Oct 1, 2008 President Elect John Meyer , Richard Nettell, and several Rotaractors distributed dictionaries to 3rd graders in 4 elementary schools - Hokulani, Noelani, Jefferson, and Punahou.
Albert Bediones shows off his decorated MUGS for HUGS! October Service Project Oct 1, 2008 What a fun service project this was! MUGS FOR HUGS! The members filled coffee mugs full of yummy goodies and personal items for the Mother's Respite night at the HUGS HOUSE. HUGS offers assistance to families of children who have life threatening diseases. The mothers are hosted at the HUGS house once a month for a night of pampering!
Mahalo to a Rotary Angel named Laura Steelquist who sent over a driver and a van from her company to Pres. Rita's home to pick up the supplies and deliver them to the Rotary Club of Waianae Coast to be distributed to the area schools! The Santa Van Sep 1, 2008 Costco manager and Sunset member Johnny Sanchez was able to collect TEN crates of school supplies that had been labeled "seconds" and bring them to President Rita's home. Thank you , Johnny for saving all of those supplies!
Patty Mahrer and Anna Fishburn promote the collection of school supplies to the patrons. School Supplies Drive Sep 1, 2008 Honolulu Sunset Members set up a table outside of the Long's at Manoa Marketplace and asked patrons to donate to the school supplies drive.
September Fellowship Night Sep 1, 2008 Honolulu Sunset Rotarians enjoyed the dance performance by the Cambodian Future Light Orphanage children. Our club gave a donation to pay for one of the dancing group's meals while here in Hawaii.
The Great American Yard Sale Sep 1, 2008 Our Yard Sale mini fundraiser was a huge success and a lot of fun and fellowship time too! Mahalo to David Short for giving his time, talents, and treasures to help organize this event. Thank you to Paul Jurcsak and David for spending the night in Hunakai park to guard all of the donations. And thank you to all of our members who came out on Friday night to set up and then came back again on Saturday to help with the sale! We appreciate all of our members' donations and help with this event.
Community Service Work Day at Jefferson School Sep 1, 2008 Mahalo to Chip Buchmiller, our Community Service Director, for organizing and leading the charge on this work day at our adopted school, Jefferson Elementary. This was really backbreaking work! We power washed the sidewalks, painted playground equipment , and repainted sidewalk games throughout the school yard. Hard work, but satisfying! The school looked great when we finished! Mahalo to the Rotarians who came out to help us!
Samir , our Grill Master, chats with Mary and jamie Boland. Family of Rotary Picnic on the Beach Aug 1, 2008 This was a fun and relaxing evening at Ft. DeRussey Beach. We grilled hot dogs and hamburgers and watched the fire works show when it was dark.
PP Gloria Chen Lao and President Rita represented the Honolulu Sunset Rotary Club in the walk. Here with the president of the Food Bank Hunger Walk Aug 1, 2008 The Hawaii Foodbank sponsored a Hunger Walk to raise awareness of the plight of the homeless and hungry on the island and to raise funds to feed them! Our club donated $250 in collections for the Food Bank.
Willa is one of those Angels from God. She finds more bargains and food for the needy! Often she brings clothes and books to the school kids and families who live out of their cars. Feeding the Homeless Jul 1, 2008 Honolulu Sunset Rotarians met with Willa Papandrew and her Manoa-Punahou Catholic Community Ministries on Friday mornings to help distribute food to the homeless at Ala Moana Beach Park.
Samir was showing us how the water system is connected. Clean Water Project Jul 1, 2008 PP Samir El-Swaify headed a group of Water Warriors on this Clean Water work day.
  Club Assembly Jun 1, 2001 This meeting was a celebration as Club of the Year for the large club category. Pres Glen re-capped the year's end club activities. H.O.M.E. speaker highlighted their projects for the homeless. Our club supported their mission by giving a donation for the vaccines.
  Club Assembly Jun 1, 2001 This meeting was a celebration as Club of the Year for the large club category. Pres Glen re-capped the year's end club activities. H.O.M.E. speaker highlighted their projects for the homeless. Our club supported their mission by giving a donation for the vaccines.
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  Club Meeting Jeanne Torres, Executive Director of Guide Dogs of Hawaii. Guide Dogs of Hawaii provides guide dogs and technology aids and training for every blind and visually impaired public school child in Hawaii. Jeanne was accompanied by her guide dog, Luke.
  Vocational Visit to HASR Bistro Our club members enjoyed a visit to HASR Bistro and Winery. Terry Kakazu, owner, and Chef Rodney took the time to explain about their background, wine info while we enjoyed special cuisine and our favorite beverage.
AG DEL JOINS 2012-2013 LEADERSHIP TEAM
NOT IN PICTURE- DAN WHO WAS ON CALL @ QMC CLUB INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS & AWARDS This meeting was special. Jan and the 2013-2014 Officers and Directors were installed by PDG Hal.We recognized Sunsetters, who exemplified “Service Above Self” with Club Hero Awards- Kudos to Rich, Dan and Harry) and the Aloha Spirit Award—Kudos to Paul. The President’s Hero Award went to Jim, for the special knack of keeping me sane, by taking on the many absentee roles and “other duties as assigned.” Congratulations to Win Schoneman for receiving “The Rotarian of the Year Award.See pictures.
  CLUB INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS & AWARDS This was a special meeting where we installed 2013-2014 Officers and Directors. We recognized Sunsetters, who exemplified the Rotary motto, “Service Above Self”with Club Hero Awards- Kudos to Rich, Dan and Harry) and the Aloha Spirit Award—Kudos to Paul. The President’s Hero Award went to Jim, for the special knack of keeping me sane, by taking on the many absentee roles and “other duties as assigned.” Congratulations to Win Schoneman for receiving “The Rotarian of the Year Award.
  Club Cultural Meeting We had our off-site meeting at the East West Center-- Bollywood: the Dance and Costumes of India. AFter the demonstration, we headed out to Cafe Sistina for fellowship and Italian cuisine enjoyed by all.
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  Club Meeting The RCHS meeting day was changed to Mondays. Tonight, our first Monday night meeting showed great attendance and energy. PE Glen facilitated the meeting in Jan's absence. Speaker Shelley Oates inspired and brought a lot of energy in the room. She helped us visualize the Olympics, like we were with her. Inspite of adversities, she made her dream come true by winning an OLympic Medal. We rode the ride with her. The Hobans received their PH #6 with a ruby stone.
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  Jefferspn Elementary Visit Honolulu Sunset Members visited Jefferson Elementary to donate books for the Library and get an update from Principal Garrett Zakahi about the sustainable project at the school. Our club donated hydrophonic kits, which are growing sustainable fruits and vegetables.
  The Start of A New Rotary Year
  Queen's Hospital - The New Heart Center We'd like to give a big mahalo to PP John Nitao for arranging our off site meeting on Thursday, Nov. 20, at the Queen's Heart Center. We all enjoyed the delicious food prepared for us, the great fellowship time, and being able to tour the new Queen's Heart Center. Thank you, John, for your time and efforts to make the evening so enjoyable and educational!
  Club Meeting Chief of the Geek Squad - James Kerr of Super Geeks!
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  Jerry Chang Awards The Jerry Chang Peacemaker Award is presented annually to commemorate Jerry Chang’s passion for peace. The award will be given to a Rotary Club District 5000 committee, group, or member who exhibits modesty, compassion, and persistence in providing leadership in the area of peacemaking to our island community or the world at large. ‘Peacemaking’ may include, but not limited to, a wide field of work including humanitarian work in peace movements, advocacy of human rights, and mediation of conflicts.
  Club Meeting October is Vocational Month, so tonight's meeting was dedicated to vocational talks. Nicole aka "RCHS Oprah" interviewed Mary Hoffman and Jewell on their vocations. Mary had an education background but worked in the administrative field for several years. Today, she is a special education teacher, which she finds challenging but satisfying. Jewell is an RN at Straub with an ICU background. She is a volunteer, working with Dr. James Ham, providing care in Papua, New Guinea.
  Service Project Kehauike Village
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  Club Meeting Andrew Porter is a licensed captain and worked as a maritime attorney in both Hawai‘i and Guam. He joined Coordinating Group on Alien Pest Species (CGAPS). As a CGAPS legal fellow, Mr. Porter works with Hawai‘i’s Division of Aquatic Resources in preventing the introduction of aquatic invasive species through ballast water, biofouling, and aquaculture. Leah Laramee is a natural resource planner for DLNR DOFAW. Part of the reason I love my job is that every day brings new challenges and adventures.
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