President’s Message – October 2014

Hello Lions and friends,

It’s hard to believe a quarter of the year is over for the 2014-15 board!  So much has happened already, and we have so much still to do!  We have four new members, conducted new member orientation, and have new member inductions to look forward to!   Your new board members continue to learn their roles, and our club is conducting both old and new projects.  Administration of this club takes a lot of time and commitment, so I thank everyone for taking their roles to heart and working hard to serve our club and community!

In attending district events this past month, I’ve learned how important it is to solicit the support of Leo clubs and young people in the community, as well as to engage both new and old members.  I look forward to the support of everyone to join us in our activities over the second quarter to achieve our goals in serving the community.

Looking ahead to October, 1st Vice District Governor, Kelvin Moniz, will visit us on October 2nd, and give the new member induction for Ken Nakagawa.  October 4th is the rescheduled Heart Walk, and October 8th is World Service Day, with a dinner at Empress Restaurant (please contact me immediately if you are interested in going).  We have Vision Screenings at Star of the Sea Pre-school on October 7th and Kamiloiki School on October 21st.  The second Hawaii Kai Strong presentation takes place October 15th, and the Leo Club installation is October 16th at Kamiloiki School.  We will also induct Eric Kimura and Sandy Gomes that same night.

October 17th, we return to help at Kamiloiki School’s Keiki Carnival, and we will join the clean-up and painting project at Moiliili Community Center on Sunday, October 19th.

And please remember to join us for our Zone potluck at Alvin Hayashibara’s house on Friday, October 24th.  A sign-up sheet is now on the web site.  It’s sure to be a fun night with our fellow Lions from the Koko Head, Kaimuki and Diamond Head Lions Clubs!

Finally, we’re invited to help at a Health and Wellness Fair on October 26, 2014, from 2-6 pm in Nanakuli.  An e-mail with details will be sent out, and a sign-up sheet is on the club website.  This sounds like a great project to help the people on the west side of our island, and to interact with Lions from that area.

Best regards,

Peggy Oyama
2014-15 Hawaii Kai Lions Club President