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Service Above Self

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100 Mano Dr.
Kula, HI 96790
United States of America

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 Our Rotary Club of Maui has finished a long project to help the residents at Hale Makua in Kahului have a new fresh updated dining and activity center. Val  and Steve Spence set up a refreshingly lovely color design for the area, and with the help of 2 other local Rotary clubs ( Kahului, and Wailuku who volunteered time) we painted over the old beige walls, and transformed the common and much used area into a vibrant place for the residents to hang out for planned activities, have fellowship, or dine.  
 
Our club then raised $4000.00 to update the needed chairs and delivered them on November 14th to the activity center. One of the ladies there spied the lovely chairs and said, "This will look nice in my room, just take one there now!". We all laughed and were delighted that they made everyone smile, and were appreciated. Here is the hyperlink for the project https://mauinow.com/2019/11/20/rotarians-donate-dining-room-chairs-to-maui-nursing-home/#.XdXBefmM8Zc.emailwith pictures of the finale.....the delivery of the chairs.
Much Aloha,
Bridget Bongaard, MD
President, Rotary Club of Maui
 
Rotary Club of Maui On the Move!
 
As our first Service project for the Rotary year 2019-2020, our club members banded together with neighbors, to start a Back to School Supply Drive for Teachers and Keiki in Need in conjunction with Sarah Sorenson of Wishing Well. We added to our first collection drive with a second one organized by Shareen Sekoya, and had over 88 different items including 24 backpacks, 33 boxes of crayons ( and more types art supplies), calculators, over 100 notebooks of all sorts, paper, hi-lighters, an area rug for children to gather on, hand sanitizers, construction paper, whiteboard, glues, pencils, pens, folders, and in all....88 different types of supplies!! Sarah will come to our Rotary Meeting this Wednesday to meet us to say thanks, and talk about students and teachers in need.
 
 
 Rotary Club of Maui School Supply Drive
Shareen Sekoya, Brian Moto, Laura Rosenthal, Heather Mueller step up and man the table!
Other Club members serving but not in photo: Zoee Crowley, Ronelle Esty, B. Bongaard
 
We kicked off our July 2019 year of service with a drive to provide much needed school supplies to our Maui Teachers and their students by pairing up with Wishing Well a nonprofit group who collects supplies year round then gives them to teachers who distribute in their class rooms to children in need. Our club started with personal donations and neighborhood drives through "Kula Next Door" whose neighborhoods opened their hearts and sent items through Amazon, or drop offs for the project. A huge amount of supplies was then given to Sarah Sorenson of Wishing Well to distribute to the teachers in need at our schools on this side of the island. Our Rotary club then wrapped up with a collection at Office Max ( many thanks to the great staff there for supporting our Ohana) yesterday August 3rd, and collected more supplies from great hearted people coming to shop. One lovely lady stopped at our table, asked who these supplies were going to and on learning the mission, she softly said...…." I was one of those keiki" and donated a load of supplies....What an example of paying it forward and keeping the goodness rolling for others.
 
We are proud to serve as the Rotary Club of Maui. 
Mahalo to all!!

The Rotary Club of Maui worked in conjunction with Wendy Acasta of the Valley Isle Rotary Club to host the second annual Cypriots for Peace Program. 8 teen pairs were chosen out of an application pool of over 170 in Cyprus to attend this 4 week training in Peace and Conflict Resolution. Cyprus experienced a terrible war which divided their country into 2 factions: Greek and Turkish Cypriots. There is still a divisive line between the two sides, but the heart of the people there wish change to a united country once again. The CFP is geared to help create future leaders with a global mindset and ability to solve the problems on a different level. These 8 young Cypriots, four from the Greek side and 4 from the Turkish side were hosted in pairs and lived together in the same bedroom in our home for 3 weeks while exchanging ideas, culture, and experiencing the Hawaiian traditions of family, and community. Leadership skills were developed so that they could return to Cyprus and help effect a change for their country as they grew into adults, attended universities, and came into the workforce in professional capacities. We were proud to be part of the support team to help them be positive courageous agents of change for their country.  See our Rotary Club of Maui Facebook page for more fun pictures and great times with our Cypriot teens.
Hale Makua is a center that serves our whole community and needs our care.  When Maui Club was forming ideas for 2017-2018 projects Anna Mayeda suggested that the center really needed a refresh on the activity rooms.  We decided that new paint and new side chairs would be a great project for our matching grant money.
All the Central Maui clubs put forth the effort to make this happen.  Wailuku club bought all the paint.  Kahului club, Upcountry club, Maui club provided the volunteers brushes, and rollers.
Hale Makua staff did a fantastic job of prepping the large, two room space so Saturday morning April 28  we hit the ground running.
Flatbread pizza donated lunch for the crew.
It from 8 am to 4 pm but it got done!  Great team/community effort.  Here is Doctor B at work.
 
 
After his mother died Ronden Smith-Marras has raised his 4 siblings on his own.  The Rotary Club of Maui was able to apply for a grant to pay for school supplies and uniforms to start the school year.  Shareen took the family through Office Max and Target to pick up needed items.
And the winner is:  Ed Fujinaka!  Thank you all who donated and made this a huge success for our Rotary Club of Maui Fundraiser.  This $4,000 will fund our youth, community, and international service projects for the 2016/2017 Rotary year! We are so grateful to Joe Sugarman for donating the estate, Chris and Jeannette Kasin for the Private Chef event for food, supplies, cooking, and serving up to ten at the staycation, and Wailea Wines for the wine pairings to Chris's amazing culinary creations.

Please join us and invite all friends and family to enjoy Flatbread Company Paia, famous for their pizza, on Tuesday June 28th from 5 pm to 9pm. All flatbread pizzas sold that evening will contribute to the Rotary Club of Maui’s benefit amount. 

Please mark your calendar and bring a friend for a fun evening and good food.  Visit with those of us staffing the Rotary table!  Be sure to thank Steve Spence and Kayla for their hard work setting this up for our club.

A special thanks to the Flatbread Company, the Paia restaurant specifically, and the management team for their dedication to community service in our beautiful island home.

 
 
Our Whale Watch Fun-Raiser was a spectacular day on the water.  The most whales we have ever seen on a whale watch!  Shareen brought fabulous snacks.  Great Day.  Thank you all for supporting our Rotary Club of Maui.
Rotary Club of Maui had a table sharing Rotary with all walking through Queen Ka'ahumanu Center celebrating International Peach Day.  Great entertainment was featured all afternoon and evening.  Big thanks go out to Steve Spence for the help setting up and breaking down as well as Shareen Sakoda who graciously staffed the event with your president.  Great to share Rotary with so many in our community as well as share the successes and ongoing work with Polio Plus.
Wednesday September 9th was a memorable day at our club.  Our District Governor Del Green graciously came to our meeting to meet and welcome our representatives from the Rotary Club of Sendai.
 
 
 

Former R. I. International Presidient will address a joint luncheon of Maui Rotary Clubs

DATE:  Monday, July 29, 2013

WHERE: Maui Tropical Plantation, Waikapu, Maui

TIME: 11:30am - 1pm

COST: $22.00 in advance or $25 at the door.

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Club received Action for Peace Aware August 2019

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