September 2019 President’s Message

Two months in and seems like 6 months.  And, having to write the monthly bulletins are coming too fast. As I kept telling Sandy when she was president, I don’t know how she did it while still working.

With the beginning of the new school year, several Hawaii Kai Lions assisted HPD and Kamiloiki Elementary School students waved signs to encourage drivers coming down Hawaii Kai Drive to “slow down” in the school zone (see picture below)

Jeanne Alices coordinated the American Heart walk on Saturday, August 10. This year, some of the HK Lions were assigned to the Waikiki Elementary School parking area and the others were at the Refreshment tent.  Lions from Wakiki2000, Moanaloa, and Pearl City along with Farrington High School students helped handing out bananas, yogurt, and orange juice to about 4,000 walkers.

Kendrick Chang and David Iwana held a new member orientation for Frances Lum, Kelan Yoshioka, and Nancy Rocheleau (member for 2 years but never attended an orientation) along with their sponsors. A great introduction into Lionism and Hawaii Kai Lions club structure and service activities that are provided by the club. A shortened version will be presented as a refresher at a future member meeting.

Ken Nishibun made a great presentation to the Board and members that addressed one of the 3 Opportunities for Improvement, Mentoring Program.  Ken, as Kelan’s sponsor, attended the new member orientation and introduced some basic mentoring programs from LCI and Proud Lion that will help Kelan and Frances get acclimated to the club.

Several Hawaii Kai Lions attended District Governor Angie Haramoto’s 1st Cabinet meeting at Lanikila Senior center.  Highlight of the meeting was the charter of the Hawaii Cyber Club and installation of the club President Peggy Oyama and officers. The club has 35 charter members and 12 associate members.

Hawaii Kai Lions donated $1,000 to the Kaiser High School Girls Soccer team for uniforms and equipment (see picture below).

Mervin Wee presented a $3,000 check given to him by Jean, late member Lion Keith Katsuda’s wife, who wanted to donate the money to the Hawaii Kai Lions Club.

Alvin Hayashibara notified members that the new club directory has been published.  Please let him or the Board know if you didn’t receive the email or need a hardcopy. Thank you Alvin, since directory information is constantly changing!

David Iwana and I along with Wakiki2000 and Moanalua Lions helped with the D50 recycling at Puuhale Elementary School earlier this month.  There will be another D50 recycling project on Saturday, September 7 at Maunalua Bay from 9:00am – noon so please sign up or bring your old electronics or clothes, tell your family and friends.

Also a reminder to sign up for the Vision Screening projects, chaired by Cynthia Chun, if you’re available.



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