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Rotary Club of Kihei-Wailea

Luncheon Meeting at Mulligan's on the Blue 

 January 9, 2013   



President Joe Mitchell began our meeting at 12:10, and asked Paige Fontaine to lead us in the pledge to the flag. He thanked Stuart Karlan and Kim Dobson for compiling a picture collage of the club's activities.




Inspiration: Tom Blackburn-Rodriguez says he is most inspired when he can attend Rotary meetings. The synergy that happens when meeting fellow Rotarians, working on community projects, as well as world-wide projects is great. But the best is just attending meetings.





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Guests: Gloria Lukens introduced many guests and returning Koholo Mai members such as Bill Andrews, Michelle Scott, and Margaret Christensen. Several part time members such as Marc Tolliver, & Bob Dunning were good to see. Fran Meshulam, our honorary member attended. New guests included Wayne Grenier of NH, Suzi Blackman, CA, and Dick Smith Scott.


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Joe Mitchell inducted new member Linda Herberger, sponsored by Carol Perry. All welcomed Linda with a handshake and hug.



Mixed Green Salad, Turkey Ala King Soup, Assorted Cold Cut Platter, Cheese Plate with Fruit, Cherry Cobler & Cheesecake 



1. Peace forum, Jan 25-27th in Honolulu. Please sign up on line, and volunteer to help on one of several jobs.

2. Kahului club has a service project on the 26th that we could help with if not going to Honolulu.

3. Please go on line to take a Rotary survey that will help our incoming president for next year. The survey needs to be completed by the end of January.

4. Joe Mitchell announced he will be gone for the next 6 weeks continuing his annual trip back to the DC area to be again involved in the National Prayer Breakfast.




4. Coffee project: Stuart Karlan reported he sold 3/4 of the supply of coffee at the 4th Friday event in Kihei in the Azeka Plaza. He was able to sell the remainder at this meeting. Coffee is going for $25/#, or $15/ 1/2#. We will continue to sell coffee at the 4th Friday event. 




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Larry Shapiro, who had sold tickets at the front desk, presided over the draw. Michelle Scott did not draw the light colored marble, so won $10 instead of the pot which is now at $141. An extra gift, donated by Barry Hyman, went to Bill Andrew.

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Paige Fontaine is sad not to be attending as many meetings, due to work.

Tom Rodriguez is happy the Breakfast Club has been cancelled for 6 months.

Carol Perry is happy to have Linda as a new member, and thanked Gloria for sponsoring Carol, as well as Michelle Scott for introducing her to Rotary.

Marc Tolliver glad to have Linda as new member.

Several guests are happy to just be on Maui

Bob Dunning is glad to be back on Maui

Don Gross is glad his friend Wayne from NH is here.

Susan Bradford wishes all who would like to join her attending the Hawaii Land Trust luau on Jan 26th at the Old Lahaina Luau grounds.

Steve Moksnes thanked Stuart Karlan for single-handedly following through with the coffee project.

Larry Shapiro thanked Stuart for his efforts in the coffee project, and glad to see Marc Tolliver here.

Bill Andrew happy to be back.

Barry Hyman reported a busy 2 weeks in NYC attending WICKED, seeing the Rockettes, ice skating at Rockefeller Plaza and partying with wife's 70 Philippino relatives in one house.

Stuart Karlan welcomed Linda, and happy the 4th Friday in Kihei experience was good.



Paige Fontaine read a short letter from Phillip Fontaine updating his experience as student in Japan.


Linda Herberger led us in the Four Way test.



Club Duties 


One of the Five Avenues of Service: Club Service

January 16, 2013 


Set-up:  Adah Askew

Greeter/Inspiration:  Tom Blackburn

Cash/chg:  Kim Dobson

Audio/Video:  Stuart Karlan

Photographer:  Cynthia Clark

Minutes:  Carol Perry

Breakdown:  Gloria Lukens

January 23, 2013 


Set-up:  James Calandra

Greeter/Inspiration:  Bob Dunning

Cash/chg:  Frank Schuster

Audio/Video:  Stuart Karlan

Photographer:  Cynthia Clark

Minutes:  Jeanne Duberstein

Breakdown:  Don Gross

January 30, 2013 


Set-up:  Billie Moksness

Greeter/Inspiration:  Mary Margaret Baker

Cash/chg:  Kim Dobson

Audio/Video:  Stuart Karlan

Photographer:  Cynthia Clark

Minutes:  Heather Ballaine

Breakdown:  Bob Dunning


February 6, 2013


Set-up:  Steve Moksness

Greeter/Inspiration:  Charlotte Smith

Cash/chg:  Frank Schuster

Audio/Video:  Stuart Karlan

Photographer:  Cynthia Clark

Minutes:  Billie Moksness

Breakdown:  Dave Ballaine 


February 13, 2013


Set-up:  Paige Fontaine

Greeter/Inspiration:  George Fontaine

Cash/crg:  Kim Dobson

Audio/Video:  Stuart Karlan

Photographer:  Cynthia Clark

Minutes:  Carol Perry

Breakdown:  Mark Harbison







The mission of The Rotary Foundation is to enable Rotarians to advance world 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,