September 2018 President’s Message

Aloha Lions, CIS and friends,

WOW!  Our Hawaii Kai Lions have so much to be proud of.  Councilmember Trevor Ozawa presented to your Club The City Council Honorary Certificate For 45 Years Of Service To The Community!  Let’s reflect on our remaining Charter Members, who had the vision to serve and give back to the Hawaii Kai Community, Lions Delwin Ching, Bunny Lee, Chong Fook Leu, Toshio Nishioka, Richard Okamoto and Rick Yee.

Thank you to All our members for contributing your time, kindness, man and woman power.  This was a Special Validation of Recognition that all you do is Appreciated!

My Heartfelt Gratitude to Ellsworth for stepping up during my absence and conducting the Clubs Meeting in July. I also appreciated every ones kind words and concern for me. I am blessed to be a part of your family.

Mahalo to Chair Cynthia and those that attended the Hawaii Lions Youth Camp Aloha Dinner International at Lanakila Senior Center to conclude a fond Aloha to the International Students. DG Bob Lee reported that next year there will not be an International Youth Camp due to limited host families.

The volunteers at The Annual Heart & Stroke Walk Fundraiser Chaired by Jeanne and Catherine had a fun and memorable time, rubbing elbows with their cohorts and finding Siamese twin bananas. As we cheered the walkers across the finish line and handed them a lunch bag, they expressed their appreciation by thanking the Lions.

We were fortunate to have guest speaker, Steve Tam from the Alzheimer’s Association enlighten us about the difference between Dementia vs. Alzheimer’s. Also, the challenges families are faced with and how their Association may help.  Members asked how Lions can be of service and Steve mentioned the Alzheimer Assoc. Walk they are having on Sept. 8.


Zone Chair Gary Nip visited our Club and shared DG Bob Lee’s strong message about Clubs requirement to grow their membership to avoid increasing dues. Members are welcome to attend the Cabinet Meetings:

2nd Cabinet Meeting – Oct. 20, 2018 at Damien Memorial School from 9:00 am – 2:30 pm.

3rd Cabinet Meeting – Feb. 8 – 10 at KMC from 9:00 am – 2:30 pm.

District Convention – May 2 – 4, 2019 at Ala Moana Hotel.

Mahalo to ZC Gary for the gift back to the Club.


Coming up on our September schedule are the following:

Saturday, September 1, 8:30 am – 10:30 am, Hanauma Bay Clean up with Friends of Hanauma Bay, chair: Peggy Oyama.

Saturday, September 8, 9:00 am – 12 pm, Huki (pull invasive seaweed) at Maunalua Bay with Malama Maunalua, chair: Peggy Oyama.

Saturday, September 8, various shifts, Kapahulu Center Bon Dance (rescheduled), chair: Cynthia Chun.

Saturday, September 8, 5:30 am – 8:00 am (depends on shift) Alzheimer’s Association Walk at Ala Moana Park.

Wednesday, September 8, 9:00 am – 12 pm, Citizenship Ceremony with Miu Lan Oman, Mission Memorial Auditorium (building to the right (diamond head) of Honolulu Hale), chair: Peggy Oyama. Various assignments, check sign-up.


We were so fortunate to evade hurricane Lane, I only hope your family and friends were not harmed or suffered any loss.

By the way: I could pick up and store that pancake breakfast propane tank now…


ROAR for HI Kai Lions!




Lion President Sandy Gomes