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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Mahalo, West Kauai Rotary

There are a couple of true-isms that I have discovered in life.

One is: Efforts made to serve others lead to rewards far greater than any sacrifices made.

Just a few years ago, I was a struggling single mom that had to give up membership in Rotary for awhile because of hard times in many ways.
A year ago, I started my term as President of the West Kauai Rotary Club. Along with that responsibility and commitment came unprecedented (relative) prosperity and opportunities that enabled me to fulfill my duties in spite of troubled times for much of the world.

Today we held our change of gavel meeting on the beautiful lanai of Shenanigans at the Pacific Missile Range Facility at Barking Sands.

Mahalo to all the wonderful members who contributed their time, spirit and resources to "Make Dreams Real" last year!
I rang the bell for the last time. Our new President Kelly Liberatore presented me with a beautiful plaque treasure in remembrance of my Presidential year. Assistant Governor Nancy Kanna swore in the new officers and directors of our club.
The food was varied and delicious.
Fellowship was lively and somewhat centered around giving! Happy dollars flowed!
The lucky joker was ever-elusive and Leland Tottori did his best to prolong the drama!

AG Nancy emerged the ultimate victor and President Kelly rang the bell to close a wonderful and very special meeting!



Anonymous gigi-hawaii said...

Yes, I hear membership in Rotary can be expensive. $200 or more?

Good that you were able to get back in and eventually become president. It is a testament to your talents, abilities, and winning ways, Liz. Congratulations on having such a rewarding year as president.

July 8, 2009 at 6:23 AM  
Blogger Tombo Ahi said...

off-topic, but congrats on your CB5 and redskins blog shout-outs!

July 8, 2009 at 7:39 AM  
Anonymous wafan said...

Bravo on a successful year as Rotary President, Liz! Looks like you really stretched yourself by accepting the position and then pushed yourself during your tenure.

Bravo, Liz!!!

A hair over a week to go! Whoo-hoo!

July 8, 2009 at 8:22 AM  
Blogger LizKauai said...

gigi- I hope you will consider joining a Rotary Club when you are all healed up. It is worth every penny and more. Good for the soul too.

TomboAhi- who woulda guessed. eh? Looking forward to the chance to shake his hand tomorrow night. Colt is every auntie's favorite nephew!

Thanks, wafan. See you soon!

July 8, 2009 at 10:59 AM  
Anonymous wafan said...

Are you coming out for the Luana Hills function?

July 8, 2009 at 11:12 AM  
Blogger LizKauai said...

wafan- yes. It'll be an Esme "whoosh" trip tomorrow afternoon and a zip back to work in the morning.

July 8, 2009 at 11:38 AM  
Anonymous wafan said...

Well, then. I hope you have a great time!

Hopefully, Colt recognizes you as Aunty Liz! Whoo-hoo!!!

July 8, 2009 at 12:09 PM  
Blogger d1shima said...

Congratulations on an evidently fulfilling year.

July 8, 2009 at 7:27 PM  
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