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Maui Children & Youth Day Kenolio Park
Oct 12, 2013 03:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Trick or Treat to End Polio Now Longs
Oct 26, 2013 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Membership,Foundation & ClubQualification Seminars Pacific Whale Foundation Classroom
Nov 09, 2013 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Maui Food Bank Drive Safeway, Piilanai Shopping Center
Nov 23, 2013 09:00 AM - Nov 24, 2013 05:00 PM
Don Gross' 80th Birthday Fundraiser Hoedown Kihei Community Center
Nov 23, 2013 12:05 PM - 10:00 PM
Camp RYLA YMCA Camp Keanae
Jan 24, 2014 04:00 PM - Jan 26, 2014 01:15 PM
Posted by Kim Dobson on Oct 06, 2013

A negative mind will never give you a positive life.





Judith Catherine Lam-2nd

Jeanne Duberstein-21st

Tom Blackburn Rodriguez-26th

Kitty now at $229

  Rotary Recycling

Drop drop off your HI5 redemption aluminum cans and plastic bottles at any of the five Aloha Recycling locations (in Kihei accross from Hope Chapel) and tell them credit the amount to our club. The club will get the full 5 cents for each container and you can ge a receipt for tax purposes.

Rotary International partners with Global FoodBanking Network and Youth Services America

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New Rotarian Action Group helps countries grow food that suits their nutritional needs

Correcting the "Green Revolution" mistake of promoting Americani-European farming in developing countries, this Rotary project changes the focus to indigenous crops that can allow the population to eat more nutritiously according to their specific needs and are already adapted to local pests, diseases, and climatic conditions.

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Editor Kimberly Dobson
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President Stuart Karlan





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Rotary Club of Kihei-Wailea
Luncheon Meeting at Mulligan's on the Blue
October 2, 2013

Meeting was called to order at 12:15pm by President Stuart Karlan.

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Charlotte Smith.






Joe Mitchell provided a cartoon from a periodical about politics and religion and his thought was how interesting it is that the Pope is getting so much press these days and his feeling is it’s because he’s “different”. He compared this to his fellow Rotarians in how different we all are and how we have much to give. He then read a poem expressing the same idea, “He Who Serves” by Edgar Guest.





Flag Exchange with Dawn Holland of the Rotary Club of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.




Joe Mitchell introduced our guests:

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Josh & Dawn Holland of Iowa Lois Prey of Kihei

Korena Burgio of Kahului Steve Pettise of Park City Sunrise
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Thomas Kelly of California Gordon Gillis of Kihei (and our guest speaker)




  • Susan Bradford announced the Rotaract Club of Seabury Hall has invited us to lunch, October 30th and asked that we dress in Halloween garb. 
  • Pres. Stuart Karlan reminded members that Rotarians will work at the County Fair with Share a Life to swab cheeks, and sign people up as potential bone marrow donors. 
  • Also, Maui Child & Youth Day will be at Kenolio Park, Saturday, Oct 12th -- volunteers are still needed. Polio Plus Drive will be Saturday, October 26th, 9am-4pm. 
  • November 23rd & 24th is our Maui Food bank Drive at Safeway, Kihei -- Seabury Hall Rotaract members will be joining us. 
  • Don Gross announced his 80th birthday party will be held at the Kihei Community Center, Saturday, November 23rd, 5-10pm. Proceeds will go to Rotary Polio Plus and his church.


Our club is in much need of:

President Elect

Board of Directors Secretary 

Speaker Seekers for 2014

Committee Members for all the boards


Happy Dollar Face

Cecelia Camp collected happy dollars…..

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Joe Mitchell Don Gross

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Korena Burgio Barry Hyman

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Ed Belway Paige Fontaine

Susan Bradford Steve Pettise

  • Joe Mitchell happy about our recent new members; 
  • Don Gross happy to be at the meeting and happy to see Lois Brey; 
  • Korena Burgio happy to have found a great job (at FIMG!) and happy to be off crutches; 
  • Barry Hyman happy for Joe Mitchell and his clown leadership and for Korena as new employee; 
  • Ed Belway happy for his wife, Ethel; 
  • Karen Siangco happy for new member and happy to be going on vacation soon; 
  • Paige Fontaine happy for Judith Catherine and her birthday; 
  • Susan Bradford happy to see former HRYF recipient, 
  • Korena and happy for our new member, Kit. 
  • Susan also asked that everyone acknowledge Stuart’s fantastic job as our president; 
  • Steve Pettise happy for our club’s new members; 
  • Pres. Stuart Karlan thankful for Susan Bradford and her insight and happy to meet Korena, a former HRYF recipient.



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Gordon Gillis, Occupational Safety Consultant and a former Compliance Officer in Canada. Gordon has written numerous articles and a book on the subject of safety. He shared real life stories regarding accidents, safety, and the role of OSHA, especially in Hawaii (HI-OSHA). Gordon talked about the importance of an illness and injury prevention program. Every $1spent in prevention provides a $6 return. Having a good prevention and safety program implemented is crucial, as well as, the prevention of repeat violations which can be exponentially costly. 




Alice McDermott drew a non-white marble and won no prize.

The meeting closed at 1:28pm with the Four Way Test.



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  Member Moment

James Calandra


  1. How long have you lived on Maui? 1 year, 4 months
  2. When did you join rotary? 1965
  3. What is the most unusual job you've worked at? 

    As a junior accountant , counting frozen food in grocery stores.

  4. What one word best describes you? Fun loving and dependable. (1 word won't do, plus I can't count)  
  5. What is one thing you wish you could change about yourself? Nothing
  6. What is the biggest risk you ever took? 

     Moving to Maui with house, practice and office buildings sold; furniture and cars shipped, and Maui condo not closing escrow!!!

  7. What did you want to be when you were little? Real little it was a fireman, but in the 9th grade I decided to be a CPA. 
  8. What is the next immediate priority in your life? Be Happy and Healthy
  9. Name 2 things on your "bucket list" 

     Nothing specific but I'm open to whatever this world has available to me.

  10. What is the biggest challenge you've overcome? 

    Getting psychologically ready to go through cranial spine surgery through my throat

    and fusing 5 discs together.  


              Congratulations and Thanks for being our Member of the Month, Jiml!!!






Club Duties 


One of the Five Avenues of Service: Club Service

October 9, 2013

Set-up: Paige Fontaine

Greeter/Inspiration: Steve Moksness

Cash/chg:  Kim Dobson

Audio/Video:  Don Gross

Photographer:  Cynthia Clark

Minutes: Barry Hyman

Magic Marble: Paige Fontaine

Breakdown:  Dave Ballaine


October 16, 2013

Set-up: Susan Bradford

Greeter/Inspiration: Alice McDermott

Cash/chg: Frank Schuster

Audio/Video:  Don Gross

Photographer:  Cynthia Clark

Minutes: Heather Ballaine

Magic Marble: Jim Calendra

Breakdown:  Mark Harbison


October 23, 2013

Set-up: Jim Calendra

Greeter/Inspiration: Karen Siangco

Cash/chg: Frank Schuster

Audio/Video:  Don Gross

Photographer:  Cynthia Clark

Minutes: Carol Perry

Magic Marble: Larry Shapiro

Breakdown:  Susan Bradford



October 30



November 6, 2013

Set-up: Judith Catherine Lam

Greeter/Inspiration: Mark Harbison

Cash/chg: Frank Schuster

Audio/Video:  Don Gross

Photographer:  Cynthia Clark

Minutes: Billie Moksnes

Magic Marble: Jim Calendra

Breakdown:  Steve Mosknes

Magic Marble:  Larry Shapiro










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

August–Don Gross

September–JudithCatherine Lam

October–Paige Fontaine

November–Barry Hyman

December–Mark Harbison

January–Larry Shapiro

 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,