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RCKW Board Meeting Jan 09, 2013 01:00 PM
Kihei Boat Ramp Clean-Up Jan 12, 2013 07:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Global Peace Forum Jan 25, 2013 - Jan 27, 2013
Posted by Kim Dobson on Dec 21, 2012

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Rotary Club of Kihei-Wailea

Luncheon Meeting at Mulligan's on the Blue

December 19, 2012

Meeting was called to order and the Pledge of Allegiance was led by Past President Cynthia Clark.


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Gloria introduced this week’s guests:

Trixie Welliver

Karen Thomas

Assistant District Governors Joanne Laird and Rita Barerras

Speaker Wayne Moniz


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Past President Don Gross spoke about having goals for the New Year and how your destination is determined very much by where you start and the direction you follow along the way. Small changes in course can result in huge changes in where you end up.



Kula Mixed Greens with radishes, cucumber, tomatoes and beets, Tomato Vegetable Soup, Garlic Bread, Pasta Salad, Eggplant Parmesan, Antipasto Platter, Cajun Seared Ahi, and Chocolate-Banana Bread Pudding.


President Joe thanked Kim for hosting a very fun Christmas party.

He also recommended the PBS program called First Freedom.

Signups are needed for our Club booth at 4th Friday on December 28th at the Azeka Center.

There will be a Kihei Boat Ramp cleanup on January 12th.


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ADG’s Joanne and Rita, along with Mark Harbison, talked about the upcoming Global Peace Forum. The workshop schedule and charges are on the Forum website. The Maui Rotary Clubs have each contributed $2,100 to sponsor 28 high school sophomores and juniors to travel to Honolulu and participate in the Forum. Additional funds of $100 per student are needed to cover their costs. Tax-deductible contributions can be made to the Lahaina Rotary Youth Foundation, Attn. Rick Nava, 181 Lahainaluna Road #A, Lahaina, HI 96761.



Billie and Steve Moksnes were presented with a gift in appreciation of their many contributions to Rotary.



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All of this week’s Happy Dollars are being contributed for the expenses of the students who are attending the Global Peace Forum.

Tom pledged an additional $100 for the Peace Forum participants. He is also happy because his Breakfast Club radio show will be taking a hiatus while his co-host is on maternity leave.

Susan acknowledged Gloria, Adah, Larry, Stuart, Carol and Ronni for participating in the Seabury Christmas party for the children at the homeless shelter. She also has available for sale copies of a beautiful book authored by her friend about Haleakala.

Don thanked Kim for the Christmas party at her home.

Adah was just happy.

Billie was happy because her daughter and her family will be coming for Christmas.

Trixie was happy to see everyone.

Gloria was happy to welcome Karen back. She also shared a recent Maui News article about Amanda Vascoy who was one of our Club’s first merit scholarship winners. She is currently working on a master’s degree in architecture. Gloria also mentioned that volunteers are needed for Kihei Youth Center’s gift-wrapping fundraiser at Queen Kaahumanu Center this weekend. She also received an e-mail from JudithCatherine sending holiday wishes to the Club.

Carol was happy that the 49ers beat the Patriots.

Jim was happy that his two daughters had visited during the holidays.

Joe was happy to contribute $20 for the Peace Forum.

Rita contributed her $10 Magic Marble winnings.


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The speaker was author and teacher Wayne Moniz. He spoke about the inspiration for his work which includes plays, short stories, and a novel which he is currently working on about Hawaiians who fought in the Civil War. He read from his most recent book of short stories entitled “Beyond the Reef, Stories of Maui in the World.” All of his works are available on Amazon. He also generously contributed 2 copies of his audiobooks to the Magic Marble drawing.


This week’s pot was $128. ADG Rita won the right to pick a marble, but did not win the grand prize. She kindly contributed her $10 consolation prize to Happy Dollars.

Frank and Mark each won an audiobook contributed by the speaker.

Honorable Barry Hyman closed the meeting with the Four Way Test.


Club Duties

One of the Five Avenues of Service: Club Service

December 26, 2012


January 2, 2013



The mission of The Rotary Foundation is to enable Rotarians to advance w orld understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the suppo rt of education, and the alleviation of poverty.

A big portionof that mandate includes polio eradication through Polio Plus.

The Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of the Foundation who share its vision of a better world.

How can you help? Donate today to Polio Plus or Rotary Foundation Annual Programs Fund.

Checks should be made payable to

The Rotary Foundation and your donation is tax deductible.

You may turn in your donation to Barry Hyman, our Foundation Chair person!

Donating to the Rotary Foundation is supposed to be a continuing process. Rotarians worldwide are asked to contribute at least $100 per year to The Rotary Foundation,

....even after becoming Paul Harris Fellows.

Speaker Seekers

November-Larry Shapiro

December –Barry Hyman

January-Ronni Sofaly

February-Mark Harbison

March-Susan Bradford

April-Mary Margaret Baker

May-Don Gross

June-Adah Askew

Club Duty Descriptions:

Descriptions Online at:

Missed a meeting and need a make-up? Log on to and watch at least two of the meeting videos, then write Secretary Stuart Karlan a note so your make-up will help the club's attendance record. Other ways to earn make up credit is by:

  1. Attending another Rotary club's meeting - or
  2. Attending a RCKW board meeting, attending an RCKW committee meeting - or
  3. Attending an RCKW sponsored event.

When you make up a missed meeting, you are not only helping yourself, you are helping your club!

Invite someone to Rotary today!

What are some of the benefits of being an RCKW member?
• Satisfaction of helping others, broaden circle of friends
• Being affilitated with International humanitarian projects
• Becoming aware of the needs of your community
• Feeling great about really making a difference.

Got someone in mind who may be interested in membership? Invite them to a meeting. There is a simple contact form in the storage cabinet that you to fill out and give to the membership chair or secretary "How to Propose a New Member".

Each One! Reach One! Because membership in Rotary is by invitation only, it is important for every one of us to invite a friend to Rotary. More members means more energy, fresh ideas, more hands for service projects, more fellowship!

The Four Way test of things we think, say, and do

First- Is it the truth?

Second- Is it fair to all concerned?

Third- Will it build goodwill and better friendships?

Fourth- Will it be beneficial to all concerned? .... And

Fifth- Is it fun?

RCKW Mission Statement: In the spirit of the Rotary Four-Way Test, strive to improve the lives, health, and well being of citizens (with a special emphasis on children) in our community and that of underprivileged communities around the world. Achieve meaningful results for our service projects in an atmosphere of fun, fellowship, and aloha.

Please call or send newsletter corrections and suggestions to Stuart Karlan: 891-8457,