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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May 2018
Leianne Pedro
Jun 12, 2018
Get to Know You Presentation
Brenna Dicks
Jun 26, 2018
Hello! - New Member Presentation
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
Rep Cynthia Thielen & Senator Laura Thielen
Jul 17, 2018
legislative update
Alenka Remec
Jul 31, 2018
New Member Presentation
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

Roger Breisch spoke about Ian Riseley's RI theme, Rotary: Making a Difference. Having spent more than 3000 hours answering calls on a suicide hotline and thousands of hours working with teens in an anti-drug, anti-alcohol program, he used those experiences to point out how Rotarians do more than make a difference…they make a difference that makes a difference.



We had April Bullis from Honolulu ReStore present about their organization.  Honolulu ReStore is a nonprofit home improvement store and donation center that sells new and gently used furniture, appliances, building materials and home accessories to the public at a fraction of the retail price. ReStore raises additional funds to support Habitat’s mission to eliminate substandard housing and homelessness worldwide and to make decent, affordable shelter a matter of conscience and action. Proceeds from sales are used to build homes, communities, and hope for the people of O’ahu. 
  Please welcome our newest club Rotarian, Alenka Remec!!!!    We are delighted to have her enthusiasm and professionalism contributing to our club!!!   
Makana Chai presented to us her thought on Mindful Multi-tasking.  She gave us great tips on how we can incorporate exercise, meditation, and spiritual strengthening into our everyday lives.  By reducing stress, we lead more beneficial lives and build connections with those around us!
Please welcome 2 awesome new members to our club!!!!
Leiannne Pedro and Brennna Dicks!!!
We also had a Visiting Rotarian from California, Ed Kushins.
Josh Stanbro is Honolulu’s Chief Resilience Officer, and also serves as the Executive Director of the Office of Climate Change, Sustainability and Resiliency. Josh has a deep background in sustainability and brings a track record of developing cross-sector partnerships to his role in Mayor Caldwell’s administration.  He also asked for our feedback on most significant concerns for gradual and shock impacts to our state economy.
In order to keep up with the demand for the Symbol of Freedom Flag program, we need to make more flags!!!   Getting together to make it happen!!
Mr. Eric Golub gave a very energetic and hilarious presentation on non-controversial subjects of politics, religion, race, and education.  It was a great way to start off the day laughing.
We had a wonderful meeting!!  We started off by giving the Boy Scouts Pack 311 a check for $2224 for their efforts with the Symbol of Freedom Flag Program.  Our Rotary Club and Boy Scouts Pack 311 have worked together for the past year in selling flag subscriptions and putting flags in peoples' yards on the flag days during the year.  This has been a tremendous success!!
Our very own, multi-talented, and always enjoyable, Paul Vierling; who spoke to us about the exciting world of numismatics. When it comes to coins, the most important aspect is: condition, condition, condition! He is the only presenter who handed out money during his presentation, it was quite rewarding!
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!!!
Club Information

E Komo Mai: Welcome to our Club!  

"Rotary is a volunteer leadership organization of business professionals and community leaders"

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
District Site
Venue Map
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Vocational Services
Public Relations
Service Project Chair
Rotary Foundation Chair
2020 Convention Coordinator