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Please JOIN US! Thursdays at 12:00 Noon.
 
During the Covid-19 Pandemic were are meeting on Zoom.

To meet on Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81824267706

 

 
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Aloha Kona Rotarians,

As you may have heard we are going back to zoom meetings, starting this Thursday at 12:00. Janice has sent you all an email with the zoom link. I hope you will make an effort to zoom with us for the time being. As soon as we get the "all clear" I want to resume the meetings at Lava Java. This new outbreak of the Delta variant is spreading, reaching younger people and even affecting vaccinated people. I am grateful no one from our Rotary club of Kona has come down with the covid 19 virus. If you have had the virus or know someone in our club who has contacted the virus please let me know. I always try to social distance and be sure not to touch people and wear my mask as much as possible. I use my Sani wipes and wash everything down as often as possible.  I hope you all do what you need to do and stay safe! So for now, I will put my efforts into having the best darn zoom meeting in Kona! 

I do want to mention we have made great advances with our zoom and technical capabilities. At a meeting awhile back we had a live video feed with a Ranger from Volcano. All our live meetings have had an option for our members to zoom. Janice is working to make things go smoothly and I feel lucky to have her on our team.

Last week I got an email from Magin with Project Hawaii. She spoke at a zoom meeting we had last summer about her efforts providing a free summer camp for our homeless Keiki on the big island. They have been able to have the summer camp again despite covid and this year they were able to bring a group of homeless teen boys on a trip to the beach in Kona. Some of the young people had never been to the beach even though they live right here on the big island. I find that incredible. Anyway, if you would like to help support this worthy effort you can by using Amazon smiles, a Target app and purchasing gas at ‘Ohana Fuels and Minit Stops. A portion of your purchase is given to Project Hawaii.  If you would like a link, email me and I will forward it on to you. I love what they are doing for the youth of the big island. 

Peter is coming home this Thursday! I couldn’t be happier. You can still talk to me about Rotary issues, but he is the Big Cheese.

YIR
Becca
 
The Rotary Club Of Kona Sponsored Program - Meet N' Eat
is a program that feeds underserved families at the:
 
Kealakehe Elementary School
74-5062 Onipaa St, Kailua, HI 96740
 
Meet N' Eat is every Tuesday at 6:00 PM. Hot Food & Food Baskets are picked up in the parking lot in front of the Admin Building.
 
Please JOIN US and help out from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Contact Scott Unger: ScottAliiGas@Gmail.com.
 
 
 
 
A BIG Mahalo Nui Loa to all who have donated to help the Rotary Club of Kona feed those in need during this Pandemic.  
 
We’d like to acknowledge those individuals who have so graciously donate to our cause –Kona Castle Ranch, LLC, Tom Fine, The Gustins, Becca Hamar, Peter Schonberg, Tom Daniel, Renee Kraft, Brian Riley, Mahlon Whittle, Chrys Yamasaki, Brian Asbjornson, Jenny Rasmussen, Alysia Dinneen, Preston Crowl, Scott Unger, Tom Beirlein, Dani Knapp, Darlene Daboling, Alan Clark, Linda Jane Kelley, Barbara Stahly, John Spicer, David Rees-Thomas, Shirley Stoffer, Shirley Seal, Gretchen Watson-Kabei, Susan Tanaka, Don & Shirley David, Geri Eckert, David Glass, Kate & Neil Sims, David Brooks, Douglas Perrine, John & Zola Ingram, Mary Ellen Smith, Morris Branch, Greg Ogin, Kelly Fliear, Thomas Myers, Janie Peterson, Kris Hazard, Diane Yeh, Jane Galante, June Masada, Allen Sullivan, Alan Hale, Daniel Hale, Judy Armstong-Burger.
 
How we are using those funds –
 
Due to school closures, we have modified our Meet N’ Eat program rather than closing it. We are providing 400 take out lunches and a bag of groceries on each Saturday at 2 schools – Kahakai Elementary and Kealakehe Intermediate.
 
Secondly, Salvation Army’s food supply was quickly dwindling with the large increase of those needing meals., and their sources of obtaining food have dwindled as well.  Salvation Army is providing take away dinners on Thursday and Saturdays and at this time that is about 490 meals and the numbers are increasing. They are also distributing at least 650 baskets of groceries each week that last 5 days.  We are trying to keep their food pantry stocked so they can continue the feedings and grocery giveaways.
 
For April Salvation Army Kona served 2801 hot meals, gave out 4111 Baskets of food, gave out 2457 snacks, 3222 beverages, and 208 meals to Kapuna.
 
Third, some of the homeless are being sheltered in a hotel and we are providing a weekly bag of lunch items which is about 287 lunches per week.
 
And last but certainly NOT least, a BIG thank you to all our members and the members of Rotary Club of Kona Sunrise who are putting themselves at risk, and putting in the time and the labor needed for this cause.
 
Mahalo Nui Loa to ALL from the Rotary Club of Kona! 
 
The attached photo shows some of the truckloads of food your donations have allowed us to purchase so these programs can continue to feed those in need during this pandemic.
 
 
MAHALO to all who already donated to the Interact Club for Scott's 4-Way Pidgin Test!
 
Thank you Scott for doing this and entertaining us!
 
If you can donate to help the Interact Club so they can support the orphanage in India, please click on "Donate." Let Janice know what your donation is for. jnjgustin@outlook.com
 
 

The Thursday, October 10, 2019 weekly meeting was held at the Hawaii Community College Palamanui Campus. The Rotary Club of Kona and the Rotary Club of Kona Community Foundation presented a check for $35,000 to the campus for furniture, fixtures and equipment for the Physics classroom.

 

Club Information
Welcome to the Rotary Club of Kona
Kona, Hawaii

Service Above Self

We meet In Person & Online
Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Currently meeting on Zoom only!
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81824267706
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
United States of America
During the Covid-19 Pandemic were are currently meeting on Zoom.
 
Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
Treasurer
Chair Community Foundation
Chair Community Service
Secretary
Club Administrator
Chair Meet 'n Eat
Chair International Service
Chair Membership
MEC Co-Chair
MEC Co-Chair
Chair New Generations
Past President
Chair Public Relations
Coffee Blossom Editor-in-Chief
RCOK Archivist
Chair Rotary Foundation
Chair Website
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