November 2018 President’s Message

Aloha Lions, CIS and friends,

As we get closer to the holidays, it seems time is accelerating!  November 4, Daylight Saving Time Ends. This is especially important for those who have family residing in the mainland and especially on the east coast.

I would like to give a Big Mahalo to Ellsworth and Marja for stepping in and conducting the October 4th Club Meeting and 11th Board Meeting, respectively.  I had a wonderful family trip to Maryland.

Thanks to Committee Chair Ken, Lions PDG Roy Aoki and Lion Walter Kuroiwa for filling and delivering Koko Head Elementary Schools wish list items. Principal Shitaoka extends his sincere appreciation.

At our October 18 meeting we had guest speaker Steve Wong, President of Hawaii Lions Foundation (HLF), please see Peggy’s report for time sensitive information.  We also had our  Leo’s Induction and Installation. Thank you to: MC – Rick Yee, Leo’s Faculty Advisor – Gordon Chun, Induction of New Members – PDG Roy Aoki and Installation of Officers – PDG Mervin Wee for making it a special night for our Kaiser Leos.  Everyone enjoyed baked desserts by Secretary Cynthia Chun and CIS Lynn Yee, it was so delicious!

Cynthia Chun, David Iwana, Peggy Oyama and I attended the 2nd Cabinet Meeting. Hawaii Kai Lions Club made a donation to the American Diabetes Association then enjoyed lunch with a couple of training classes we could choose to attend.                                             Announcements: Public Relations – Peggy Oyama added as Administrator.                              D50 Convention – May 2 – 4, 2019 Ala Moana Hotel DG Banquet MC = Lion Ken Nishibun. International Convention in Milan, Italy July 5 – 9,2019 Early Registration fee $150 thru 1/11/19                                                                                                                                                  To encourage and show appreciation to Sponsors and New Members for increasing membership, DG Bob Lee will give out Bolos (red to new mbr and white to sponsor) & a Sponsor Mug (limited availability).

There will be 6 Vision and Hearing screenings in November.  If you have not attended a screening yet and are interested to learn more about it, please sign-up online and you will be trained at the school.  Much appreciation to our Chairs Cynthia Chun and David Iwana and volunteer Lions who are there for our Keiki!

We have an exciting & busy November, please sign up Online:                                          11/7 – Autism Talk by Dr. Diane Eckart, RSVP by Nov. 3rd.                                                                            11/17 – Huki (pull invasive seaweed) Malama Maunalua.                                                                   11/18 – Ka Iwi Coast Run & Walk.                                                                                            11/22 – Lanakila Meals on Wheels, delivery driver volunteers needed.                                  11/24 – Hawaii Kai Holiday Parade – check your email for your assignment.                         Grand Marshal(s): Little League Baseball World Champions from Honolulu

Thank you to Lion Eric Kimura for serving as Manpower Chair and Parade Chair Ken Nishibun for securing the Little League Baseball World Champions to be our Grand Marshal.

Thank you to our Committee Chairs, Lion’s and their CIS Volunteers – for without you, we could not make a difference in our Community!

From my Family to Yours – “Have a Very Happy Thanksgiving!”

Together We Serve!

Lion President Sandy Gomes