Rotary Club Of Windward Oahu Sunrise (Kailua)
Symbol of Freedom Flag Program
The Windward Sunrise Rotary Club is collaborating with the Boy Scouts in offering Flag Subscriptions to the Olomana Community in Kailua.
100% of the proceeds go to the Boy Scouts and Rotary Foundation.
Join your Olomana neighbors, in proudly displaying an American Flag on five days each year (President’s, Memorial, Independence, Labor and Veteran’s Day).  A large 3’x5’ American Flag will in placed in your lawn on a 10’ pole in the morning and removed in the evening.
Sign up for the Symbol of Freedom Flag Program  (we are working on an interactive website,... please be patient)
In the mean time, please call:
Paul Vierling                                @ 808-254-8484
or David Herrmann                       @ 808-783-4673

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January 2018
Paul Vierling
Jan 23, 2018
Numismatic Update
Club Member Meeting
Feb 06, 2018
C&C of Honolulu’s Office of Climate Change
Feb 27, 2018
Gather thoughts and comments about where the city should focus regarding resiliency issues
Club Member Meeting
Mar 06, 2018
No Meeting - Multi-Club Meeting on 3/15
Mar 13, 2018
No Meeting - Multi-Club Meeting on 3/15
Makana Chai
Mar 20, 2018
Mindful Multitasking
Club Member Meeting
Apr 03, 2018
April Bullis, the Honolulu Habitat ReStore Manager
Apr 10, 2018
Honolulu Habitat for Humanity ReStore!
No Meeting - Pau Hana on April 20th!
Apr 17, 2018
No Meeting - Pau Hana on April 20th!
Roger Breisch
Apr 24, 2018
Rotary: Making a Difference.
Club Member Meeting
May 01, 2018
Rep Cynthia Thielen & Senator Laura Thielen
May 08, 2018
Hawaii Legislative Update
Club Member Meeting
Jun 05, 2018
No Club Meeting - Observance of 4th of July
Jul 03, 2018
No Club Meeting - Observance of 4th of July
Sandra Vea and Alan Abe
Jul 10, 2018
How to Find Us
Our club meets at Windward Ford on Tuesday at 7:15 am.
Please park at Whole Foods or First Hawaiian Bank, and walk over to Windward Ford.
Come through the service entrance, we will be in the upstairs meeting room or just ask at the reception desk when you enter.  The address is 725 Kailua Road, Kailua, HI 96734.
Join us for a fabulous cup of Hawaiian Kona coffee!
Recent News and Activities
Michael Chen, President of Alon Renewable, provided his expert insight of the Future of Energy.
David Miyashiro, the CEO and founder of HawaiiKidsCAN, spoke to us about our eucation system of the future in Hawaii, one where
students—regardless of zip code or income level—have access to high-quality educational experiences and graduate with the adaptability,
creativity and curiosity to be our local and global leaders. We envision a system that promotes and celebrates multilingualism, diversity and our Hawaiian host culture. We envision an education system where school leaders and teachers are celebrated as professionals and individuals, that fosters engaged citizens in politics and community issues and in which our students’ identities are affirmed as residents of Hawaii.
We had a great day with our Keiki Vision program at Mālama Honua in Waimanalo. Mahalo to all our great members who helped out, and Katy for coordinating and leading the effort!!!
We were delighted to hear from Fawn Leibengood, the Marine Debris Removal Program Manager of 808 Clean-up, a non-profit organizing volunteers to keep our Aina beautiful!!  In just a few short years, an idea of a few friends on discussing who should help keep Hawaii clean has exploded with hundreds of volunteers providing thousands of hours of helping clean our beaches, lands and trails.   
RB Kelly presented "The Science of Body Language!"  Great insights on what we say, even when we are not talking!  We all think we know how to read the body language of others, but RB has tremendous knowledge and insight. With RB's enthusiasm and willingness to share, our team has a much better understanding of what is being said by others and ourselves through our non-verbal communication! Mahalo RB for taking the time with us!!
The Club did their first of four Keiki Vision service projects at Waimanalo Elementary School.  It is great when a club comes together to help out keikis in our community!!
Mr. David Lau of the YMCA provided a historical and insightful presentation regarding the Ulupo Heiau at the Windward YMCA.  While there has been a long history of the importance of this Heiau, and many attempts to restore it, the past 2 years the YMCA has done an incredible job cleaning it up and reviving the Heiau and the land around it!
Rotary District Governor, Nalani Flinn, visited our club Pau Hana, and provided an update on Rotary in Hawaii!!  She is an wonderful leader and inspiration to Rotary in our District!
Geal has helped families with their financial plans for over 30 years and will discuss additional considerations for needed for blended families. (Second marriages and step children).  She shared the importance of well defined wills and trusts, so that loved ones are taken care of after we are gone.
Shantel Becker's became a club member today, and also provided us a presentation on "How she got to here."  She has had a fantastic journey, and has traveled throughout the world.  We are delighted that her adventures have brought her here in Kailua, and that she is joining our club!!   Please welcome our newest Rotary Member Shantel Beckers!!
Mahalo for to the team (and Paul Vierling who was too busy working to be in the pictures) for making more flags for the Symbol of Freedom Program.  This is where Rotary and the Boy Scout collaborate on a fundraiser.  We sell Flag Subscriptions to the Olomana Neighborhood Community, and the Boyscouts put flags in the yards on 5 flag days a year.  This has raised over $2000 in the first year, and it is still growing!!!
Paul Veirling and Michael Chen deliver school supply donation and checks to:
Maunawili Elementary
Waimanalo Elementary
Blanche Pope Elementary
Mālama Honua Charter School.
Mahalo for all those who supported raising donations for these wonderful schools!!!
Great day for a Rotary School Supply Drive!!! Windward Sunrise Rotary collected 10+ boxes of School Supplies and over $400 for needy schools!! Awesome Team Work!!!
What an awesome Service Project today for the Windward Sunrise Rotary Club and friends!!!! We repainted a US and World map at Kaelepulu Elementary School! We demonstrated our amazing paint-by-number talent!!! Mahalo for all those who helped out today!!!
Shocking Statistical and Demographic Survey of the Rapidly Shifting State of Romantic Relationships”, by Bradley A. Coates Of Coates & Frey, AAL, LLLC.
Our End of Rotary Year Pau Hana was held at David and Sarah's house with great fellowship and laughter!!   Mahalo for all those who were able to attend!! 
Marissa and Lisa from the Alzheimer Association Aloha Chapter presented on the devastating effects of the disease on our community.  Alzheimer's is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily tasks. Alzheimer's is not a normal part of aging. The greatest known risk factor is increasing age, and the majority of people with Alzheimer's are 65 and older. But Alzheimer's is not just a disease of old age. Approximately 200,000 Americans under the age of 65 have younger-onset Alzheimer’s disease (also known as early-onset Alzheimer’s). 
On May 9th, we had our newest Rotarian inducted, Mr. Michael Chen, President of Adon Renewables.  He has worked closely with Rotary in coordination with our club's Symbol of Freedom Flag Program, and we are excited to have him as a member of our club!
We also heard from Mr. Jeremy Guin, presenting on the newest Space Program as well as the importance of 3D printing!
We were honored by the repeat visit of Mr. Roger Breisch, and his insights on a very important subject of youth suicide.   He gave several examples of phone calls he received during his 3000 hours as a volunteer answering calls on the National Lifeline, and more than 11 years working with teens in an anti-drug, anti-alcohol program. For those between the ages of 15 and 24, suicide is the second leading cause of death.    He also works with Project Snowball, camps helping at-risk teens.
Larry and Charlene Gearing gave a personal demonstration about the gear, outfit, and equipment needed to participate in a Triathlon.  They showed us how the outfit is designed for swimming, biking, and running, as well as many tips of the trade.  Club members are now enthusiastic to give it a try!!!
We had the pleasure of having Dr. James Shon present on his paper: LOSING OUR WAY IN PUBLIC EDUCATION.  He sited several areas where there are areas for improvement in today's public and private education process, and how there should be allowed to take more risks and make changes to provide better education for our students.  His paper can be found at:
In addition, our Assistant District Governor, Sandy Matsui, inducted our newest Rotary Club Member: LEIGH ANN LANDRETH, the Executive Director of the Windward YMCA!!  Welcome onboard!!
We had the great fortune of having Nicole Lemas of the Honolulu Sunset Rotary Club present new and effective methods of fundraising for Rotary!  
Mahalo to Sam Bello, BelloAdvisors LLC, and our other RMBF (Rotarians Mean Business Fellowship) - O'ahu friends for a fun and informative networking experience overlooking gorgeous Kaneohe Bay!
Club Information

E Komo Mai: Welcome to our Club!

Windward Oahu Sunrise

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 7:15 AM
Windward Ford, upstairs meeting room
725 Kailua Rd,
Kailua, HI  96734
United States
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