On October 6 we will meet at the Kona Historical Society in Kealakekua. It's Bread Baking Day in the Portuguese Stone Ovens. You can even place an order for bread if you want to take some home.
WE NEED A HEAD COUNT so that we can be sure to have enough food for everyone. Please e-mail email@example.com and I will keep a tally for the lunch order. We need to know by MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 FOR KONA COUNTRY CLUB and by MONDAY, OCTOBER 3 FOR THE KONA HISTORICAL SOCIETY.
Ron & Kathy Hawkes Scholarship
On Thursday, February 5, 2015, we will be meeting in Ballroom #1 instead of the Paddler's Restaurant.
Rotary Club of Kona members and guests are working at the MEC Golf Tournamet, our annual fundraiser !!!
See you at Hualalai.
I am happy to report Sunday's "Project Compassion" event benefiting Rotary’s "POLIO PLUS" was very successful. Total funds raised was $7,052.07; of which $370.12 was 20% of net sales, $408.76 was tips and remainder was mug sales, sponsorships and individual donations.
The next event is scheduled for February 22nd for the benefit of "THE PREGNANCY CENTER". We'll look forward to seeing you all there!
Mahalo to the many Volunteers, Rotarians & Denny's for all your support & hard work!
Project Compassion, Chairperson
Aloha Kona Rotarians,
We are so close to eradicating polio. As Rotarians, this is the battle we have chosen to fight. For some of us that means going to Pakistan or Nigeria and giving vaccines to children. For most of us, however, it means contributing to the fight through donations. This year, all four West Hawaii Clubs have agreed to join forces and raise money to fight Polio on November 9th through the Project Compassion Polio Plus Fund Raiser at Denny’s in Kona.
What can you do?
Come eat dinner and bring a friend (or 2 or 3).
20% of the meal ticket goes to Polio Plus
100% of the tip goes to Polio Plus
100% of sponsorship dollars go to Polio Plus
100% of auction sales go to Polio Plus
$20 for each mug supports Polio Plus
The Polio Plus Project Compassion is a great social event, and fund raiser that costs us nothing. Please don’t miss this opportunity to join forces with the rest of the West Hawaii Clubs and Rotary Clubs across the world raising money to fight polio.
IMPORTANT DATE: If you can find a $250 sponsor, to commit before October 28, 2014 will have the opportunity to receive recognition on our signs and fliers for the event, as well as post-event reports.
Sponsors can make their checks out to “Rotary International Polio Plus”
This website is a portal to more ideas for supporting this cause:
Everyone can make a big difference. Thank you for acting quickly to gain support to eradicate polio worldwide.
Rotary Club of Kona
International Service Chair
On Thursday, September 11, 2014 the Rotary Club of Kona presented a $25,000 check to the Rotary Club of Kona Community Foundation. The funds will be added to the investment funds of the foundation with the interest and dividends used to fund our club's annual scholarships. Each year we present $14,000 in scholarships. In 2014 we added 8 additional scholarships. All scholarships are presented to students attending schools in West Hawaii who are continuing their education at the community college, college and university level.
Acting President of Rotary Club of Kona, Alan Clark, presenting the check to Rotary Club of Kona Community Foundation President Ken Kjer
It appears that a number of Rotarians will not be able to attend the meeting today as they prepare for the approaching Hurricane / Storm Iselle. Thus, the Regular Meeting of the Rotary Club of Kona has been CANCELED.
In addition, the Rotary Club of Kona Community Foundation Annual Meeting scheduled for 1:00 pm today, has also been CANCELED.
Be Safe and we'll see you all next Thursday, August 14, 2014.