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"SERVICE ABOVE SELF"

We meet In Person & Online
Wednesdays at 7:30 AM
Mililani Rec Center 2
94-300 Anania Dr,
Mililani, HI 96789
United States of America
Phone:
(808) 352-3507
1st Wednesdays of month: Mililani Rec Center 2 Other Wednesdays: Zoom Meeting ID: 838 3852 9580 Passcode: 96789
2023 PETS—President Elect Training Seminar
Written by Kathy Lum
WOW!
I am grateful to RCMS for the opportunity to attend PETS training and to prepare me for my upcoming year as President. It was a jam packed 3 days with A LOT of information covered. I took a lot of notes, but most importantly I tried to meet as many non-Hawaii peo-ple as I could as I wanted to learn about the different clubs.
1 takeaway, have FUN!
Every keynote speaker was amazing.
What is a Rotarian?
A Rotarian is a person who digs wells, from which they may never drink
Vaccinates children of which they might never meet
Restores eyesight for those they might never see
Build houses they might never live in
Educates the children they might not never know
Plants trees that they might never sit under
And knows that real happiness can only be found by helping others!
DG, Mark Merriam, Kathy Lum and Kathleen Merriam
Michelle Kidani and Paul Nakachi
Kathy Lum and Paul Nakachi
Spirit Award to Kim Yamane
Quiet Rotarian Award to Shelley Morisaki 
Paul Harris Fellow Award to June Kasaoka
RCMS 2023-2024 Club Officers
Mililani High School Interact Club Officers
President         Kathy Lum
DIRECTORS
President
President Elect
Treasurer
Community Service
Secretary
Club Service
International Service
Foundation Chair
Interact Advisor
New Generations
Past President
Membership co-chair
Public Relation
Club Administration
Sgt.at.Arms
Service Projects
Club Trainer
4 Way Test + 5 "Have Fun"
2021—22 MILILANI SUNRISE - SMALL CLUB OF THE YEAR
AWARDS: 
District Governor Citation
Club Excellence Award in four categories: Community Service, Foundation Programs, Membership Growth and Youth Services.
Hawaii Rotary Youth Foundation—Third Highest Club Per Capita
District Awards:
Community Service – 1st place
Youth Service – 1st place
Foundation Programs – 1st runner up
Membership Grown – 1st  runner up
Kathy Lum 
Club President
2023 - 2024
PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE
Before we start off the new Rotary year, I would like to thank Paul Nakachi for leading RCMS for the last 4 years! Not only did he serve his year, but seamlessly continued business as usual when he was needed to step back in as President and showed us all what it means to be a true Rotarian.
I would like to Thank YOU, my RCMS Ohana, for selecting me to lead our club as President for Rotary year 2023-2024. I am honored to be given the opportunity to serve in this capacity. To my Board and all RCMS club members, you have my promise that I will carry out my du-ties to the best of my abilities, I will listen and you will be heard.
How did I get here?
So… how did I get here? I call this one of my COVID blessings. My husband and I met Paul while walking around our neighborhood during COVID and it started out with HI, HELLO and then progressed into OH HAVE YOU HEARD OF ROTARY, and then we got our puppy Mali and if you know Paul, he is the puppy/dog whisperer of Ainamakua Drive. Well now we would stop and of course Paul would love on Mali, and our con-versations were more in depth about ROTARY. I’ve always loved getting involved in service projects and being able to give back, but because of my workload I felt that I just would not have the time to commit to such a cause and do it well. Well, there will never be “the right time” to do anything, so I decided to participate in a Rotary service project planting native trees out on the Northshore and after one zoom meeting, I was hooked. It was the people of Rotary and the members of RCMS that I decided to become a member and was inducted in July 2021.
What does it mean to be a Rotarian?
At the recent, President-Elect Training Seminar that I attended in LA, one of the keynote speakers Jordan Harrison put it simply as:
What is a Rotarian?
• A Rotarian is a person who digs wells, from which they may never drink
• Vaccinates children of which they might never meet
• Restores eyesight for those they might never see
• Build houses they might never live in
• Educates the children they might not never know
• Plants trees that they might never sit under
• And knows that real happiness can only be found by helping others!
As we transition into a new Rotary year it is always a good time to remind ourselves of the purpose of this great service organization and its seven areas of Focus which are to:
• Promote peace
• Fight disease
• Provide clean water, sanitation, and hygiene
• Save mothers and children
• Support education
• Grow local economies
• Protect the environment
The theme for this Rotary year is “Create Hope in the World” RI President Gordon McInally explains that The goal is to restore hope - to help the world heal from destructive conflicts and in turn, to help achieve lasting change
Some of the projects and events that we have planned or identified for this upcoming year are:
RCMS Annual School Supply Drive, last year we raised approximately $3,400 in school supplies and communi-ty donations of $2,511 and $1,150 from our members and ASB for an additional donation of $3,600, total of $7,000
2nd Annual Bowling for Rotary FUN-Raiser
3rd Annual I Love Books Fair, where we purchase books for the keiki in Mililani and partner with programs like Literacy Hawaii, Read to Me International and the Bookmobile
I would like to revive our Scholarship Golf Tournament to be able to offer scholarships to an expanded roster including community college and trade school students.
Increase Community awareness about Rotary.
Grow our partnership with the Kupuna and Keiki of Kalani Gardens – I hope to give them a sense of belonging and engagement in the Mililani Community
To my RCMS, THIS IS NOT MY YEAR OR MY CLUB, this is OUR year and OUR Club, and I look forward to mak-ing sure we have a successful and FUN year.
I would like to close with this quote that Iwao shared with our club recently:
“kindness is not an act, it’s a reflection of your soul!”