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October  5– MEETING VENUE CHANGE 
             We have Amici's Italian Restaurant reserved for Thursday, October 6.  Price of the luncheon is $28, which includes tips, taxes and parking.   The theme is "October Fest" and the Menu is salad, entree, desert, coffee, tea, water. soft drinks. There will be also music fitting for such an occasion. However, Octoberfest customary beer is not included in the price, but can be ordered on an individual basis.
 
WE WILL BE DARK SO THAT WE CAN PREPARE LUNCH FOR 500 VOLUNTEERS FOR THE HABITAT FOR HUMANITY BLITZ BUILD OF 10 HOMES IN 10 DAYS.
Volunteers Welcom
Meet Mayor Harry Kim & County of Hawaii Leadership
 
Thursday, March 2
Luncheon 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Business Expo 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. -2 p.m.
Sheraton Kona Resort and Spa at Keauhou Bay
Mayor Kim and select members of his Cabinet will speak about opportunities and challenges in West Hawaii. Topics will include: County Priorities | Roads and Infrastructure | Affordable Housing | Mass Transit | Opportunities for economic development in West Hawaii
Here is your opportunity to meet with new County of Hawai‘i administration and share your questions or concerns as well.  
General Admission $68 | Chamber & Rotary members $58  The registration deadline was Feb 27, 2017. For more information, call 329-1758 or
email marketing(@)kona-kohala.com.
 
 
 
From January 17, 2017 to January 21, 2017, Rotarians, Friends and Golf Enthusiasts will be volunteers at the Mitsubishi Electric Co., golf tournament at Hualalai, our annual fundraiser.  We will be DARK on Thursday, January 19, 2017.
 
 
 
 
We will be DARK for the Christmas and New Year's weeks.
See you on January 5, 2017
 
Have a Pleasant and Safe Holiday !
  Cliff Kopp gave a tremendous amount of his time, energy and money to improving the lives of the people of Hawaii Island. Every day I hear of "Cliff stories" of projects--big and small--that he did around our community.  Cliff touched a great many lives during his time with Rotary.
Memorial Service December 8, 2016 at 10:30 am Keauhou Canoe Grounds
As most of you are aware, the IRONMAN Race is coming to town and our usual venue at the Marriott Courtyard Hotel King Kamehameha will not be available on September 29 and October 6.  Instead Alana Yamamoto has arranged for us to meet off-site.
 
On September 29 we will meet at the recently renovated  Kona Country Club  The meeting will be at Noon and will follow our usual format.  The speaker will be someone from the Kona Country Club to bring us up to date on what's been done and maybe what's coming in the future.
 

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 chrys@wtahawaii.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.

Join us at the Rotary Club of Kona's regular Thursday meeting at the Paddler's Restaurant at the Hotel King Kamehameha while we welcome our new President Lori Burgoon.  This week we will welcome a new member and will go over the plans and goals for the upcoming year.
 
Take a few minutes to check out the new look for the Coffee Blossom.  If you're not on our email list a downloadable copy is available in the downloads section of this website.  Comments and suggestions are welcome
Aloha Fellow Rotarians.  
 
Please mark your calendars.  The Ironman Event, volunteers and participants will be in Kona during the first couple of weeks in October.  Our host venue, the Courtyard Marriott Hotel King Kamehameha, will be hosting a number of events and our regular meeting space will not be available.  We are going to take advantage of the opportunity and will be meeting on October 1, 2015 at the West Hawaii Explorations Academy at the OTEC site.  Then, on October 8, 2015 we will be meeting at the new facility at NELHA (also OTEC site).
 
More details on where to meet, how to order your lunch, etc, will be sent via email.  If you have any questions or need more information please contact Laura Guluzzi who is coordinating these off-site visits.
There won't be a Coffee Blossom this week and possibly for the next several weeks, while we make the transition to the new editor and I am away traveling.
 
Here's the info for this week:
June 25 -- Speaker:  Caleb Milliken --"Boys to Men Mentoring Hawaii"
Greeter:  Linda Jane Kelley
Door Prize:  Tom Bierlein
 
July 2nd - Speaker Jon Lomberg "Carl Sagan's artist for The Cosmos Series - One Earth, New Horizons"
Greeter:  Stephen Hicks
Door Prize: Dave Buehler
 
July  9th - Speaker: Diane Bertsch  "Ironman"
Greeter: Kris Hazard
Door Prize: Lori Burgoon
 
July 16th - Speaker: Carrie Kuwada Phipps  "Palama Nui Academic Programs:
Greeter:  Harry Hart
Door Prize: Kerstin Busse
 
Yours in Rotary
Chrys Yamasaki
Club Newsletter  2014-2015
2015 ROTARY CLUBS OF KONA MAUKA & KONA
INSTALLATION DINNER CRUISE (PARTY)
 
FRIDAY, JUNE 19, 6:00pm MEET @ KAILUA PIER
 
BLUE SEA CRUISES PRESENTS “LUAU ON THE WATER”
 
DINNER, SHOW, DANCING, COCKTAILS (YES OPEN BAR), GLASS BOTTOM VIEWING & MORE ALL INCLUDED FOR $40.00PP.  (USUALLY $120.00PP) 
A SPECIAL DEAL FOR US
 
www.BlueSeaCruisesInc.com 
THIS IS OPEN TO ALL OF US, AND POTENTIAL NEW MEMBERS.
 
PURCHASE TICKETS THIS THURSDAY AT OUR ROTARY LUNCH OR
CONTACT ONE OF US BELOW TO HELP YOU WITH TICKETING.
 
IT’S PARTY TIME - COME JOIN IN THE FUN !!!
 
DANI KNAPP  443.3456
LORI COWHER  987.9967

Ron & Kathy Hawkes Scholarship
Vocational Scholarship  $2,000 (at $1,000/year)  – Brandy Halliwell
Brandy is a Konawaena High School student
 
Jim & Sis Bedingfield Scholarship  $4,000 (at $1,000/year)  - Fernanda Hennig
Fernanda is a Kealakehe High School Student and is also the recipient of the HRYF Scholarship for $5,000
 
Ken & Marge Clewett Scholarship  $8,000 ($2,000/year) - Arielle Totten
Arielle is a Konawaena High School student.
 
Shanai Ortiz, a Konawaena High School student is being awarded one of the scholarships for a High School Student attending the WH Community College at Palamanui.  The scholarship will be awarded $500 for each of the first two semesters.
 
The following students are being awarded a special one time (lump sum) scholarship as approved by the Board of Directors of the Rotary Club of Kona Community Foundation.
 
Daryl Nakamoto a Kealakehe High School student is being awarded $2,500
Sara Johnson  a Kealakehe High School student is being awarded $2,500
Madelyn Mumbert  a Kealakehe High School student is being awarded $1,000
Chole Delaney  a Konawaena High School student is being awarded $1,000
 
Our scholarship recipients have been asked to attend our May 28, 2015 meeting to share a little about their education goals and to meet the people responsible for their scholarships
At the meeting last week, the club presented Community Service Awards to four very special people.
 
GLORIA BLUM—Vocational Arts and Culture Service
Gloria has been involved in the theater our own Aloha Theater, along with the original play festival.
 
MARNI HERKES—Vocational Lifetime Community Service Marni has been a very active member of our community for many, many years.  She always had the best interest of Kona and always gave her all.
 
DELBERT SMITH— Vocations Services Employee of the year 2015.  Delbert has been the “van driver extraordinaire” at the Regency at Hualalai.  All of the residents and staff  appreciate his dedication to his interaction with the residents.
 
IRONMAN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP—(Accepted by Diana Bertsch, VP)  Employer of the Year 2015. The Ironman has become an integral part of the Kona Coast and has given back $1.2 million to the community.
 
  We were so very honored to have the opportunity to recognize these three individuals and a company, all who have given so very much back to their community.  The detailed introduction for each of these special recipients is posted on our website on the “speakers” link.  
 
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