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Rotary Club Celebrating 45 years of Service
Senator Angus McKelvey presented a certificate of accomplishment and recognition on November 29, on behalf of the Hawaii State Senate, to the Rotary Club of Kihei Wailea celebrating 45 years of Service.
 
A few of the many service projects that were acknowledged; Keiki Health Fairs and Dental programs, Youth Scholarships, Imua Readers (reading coaches for 1st and 2nd graders), Rescue Tubes on Maui beaches, providing equipment for Kihei Youth Center, Youth Leadership programs in schools, Dictionaries for all 3 graders, Food Drives for the Maui Food Banck, and Kihei Boat Ramp and beach clean-ups.  
 
Global projects included; eradicating polio, solar stove installation at a Uganda orphanage due to no access to hot meals, Ultrasound equipment at Papua New Guinea to aid with healthcare at the hospital, and clean water and hygiene stations in schools in Chunder, Napal because of difficulty accessing clean water.
 
Rotary is the largest not-for-profit service organization in the world with over 1.5 million volunteers in over 200 Countries.
 
The Rotary Clubs of Maui are currently funding and providing services to assist the victims of the Maui fires. 
 
Pictured: Jay Satenstein, President, Senator Angus McKelevy, Dr. Allan Weiland, Maui Rotary Assistant Governor
 
 
Club President, Jay Satenstein and Rotary Assist. Governor, Dr Al Weiland presented a $10,000 check to Theo Morrison, Executive Director of Lahaina Restoration Foundation.  The funds will be used to replace equipment lost in the Lahaina fires.  
Upcoming Events
Theo Morrison
Mar 06, 2024 11:45 AM
Lahaina Restoration Foundation
Next Meeting
 
Wednesday  Feb. 28, 2024
"Rotary on the Road"
(see events on the left)
 
Attend In-Person  OR by Zoom 
 
Kihei Lutheran Church, 220 Moi Place, Kihei, HI
11:45 am - 12:45 pm  with light lunch-$7
 
Zoom link:
Meeting ID 
854 1088 3068
Passcode   466177
 
     
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85410883068?pwd=cWFwaEdDakVua0JFRFAyZ1VRL1huQT09
 
 
Peace Pole Dedication in Honor of Rotarian Mark Harbison 
A legacy of peace and service above self.   Mark Harbison was a member of the Kihei-Wailea Rotary Club.   He was devoted husband, an advocate of peace and a relentless community contributor.  He created lasting connections with Rotarians in many countries through projects and as an active member of Rotary Peace Initiatives globally.
 
Mark received a 2017 Peace Hero Award, Maui Seasons for Peace and a Special Recognition from Gov. David Ige who declared "With Ordinary People Doing Extra Ordinary Things.
 
Mark purchased a Peace Pole intending to erect it in a significant and visible location. Peace Poles were started in Japan after WWII to promote peace. They are a handcrafted monument erected all over the world as international symbols of peace.  They are usually inscribed in 8 languages that say: May Peace Prevail on Earth
 
The Pole was Mark's final Rotary project and one he had been looking forward to celebrating.   Mark's funeral was held in November 2022 at the Wailuku Hongwanji.  In honor of the Mark the Pole was erected on their grounds.  The inscription says "In Honor of Mark Harbison and Champions of Peace"   
 
Mark knew he could make a difference and he did.  RIP
 
Rotary at Work
Rotarians along with many volunteers assisting in fire recovery efforts in the Lahaina area and Upcountry.  Our Rotarians are making and delivering meals, sorting though donated clothing and supplies, purchasing and  delivering supplies to shelters.  The Rotary motto: "Service Above Self"
 
If your interested in getting invloved as a volunteer or learnig more about Rotary, email president@rckw.org
Please support the fire relief effotrs in Lahaina and Upcounty Maui by donating to The Rotary Foundation Maui Fire Relief fund.  We are a non-profit 501 (c) 3 
 
Your donations will help support the ongoing relief programs and projects.  Want to help?  Just click on the QR code and it will take you to the Foundation giving site.   If you have questions, please contact president@rckw.org
 
Mahalo for your consideration.  Maui needs your help!