KA’ANAPALI, Mar 17–A record crowd of more than 160 Rotarians, residents and visitors celebrated St. Patrick’s Day at sunset in benefit to support club’s Go for the Green recycling initiative. (New post replaces slide show some could not view)..
The Royal Lahaina Resort dished up ono food and them the JD Rock band played all evening as we danced into the night. Proceeds support the club’s 8-month Go For the Green recycling initiative. Former Co-President Liz May of 5A Rent-A-Space (center) and her team played key role in coordinating ticket sales and as shown here a large auction. Also recognized at the event for his great work included former Co-president Jim Fahenstock (not shown). All were supported by hard working club members.
LAHAINA–Service above self is taking on new meaning in our club at our Go for the Green exceeds expectations collecting tons and tons of recycles over the last eight months. Here we salute some of our Rotary superstars who make all of this possible. These are the few who represent the many (photos of some not available).
Note that our second annual Go for the Green St. Patrick’s Day fundraiser is set for March 17.
THE ROTARY CLUB OF LAHAINA SUNSET BLOG: NOW CELEBRATING MORE THAN 5,000 VIEWS.
LAHAINA–1/1/16–Recycling, Good Bank, Women Helping Women, Helping the homeless plus good speakers and socials.
These were the major activities of the year for out club. And you saw many of these events this year as this blog went over the 500o mark in views.
Highlights: We ran six community Go for the Green recycling events accepting everything from cardboard to computers, , batteries to bicycles and much more , filling huge containers and accepting individuals item to truckloads. SEE THE SLIDE SHOW BELOW FOR A PHOTO SLIDE SHOW.
We walked in women’s heals to support battered women, collected can goods and money for the food bank, helping with the Relay for Line benefit, and more. We had sun too;
June 30, The one-year-old Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset this evening inaugurated its second president, Sandy Schneider of the Starwood Vacation Ownership, succeeding Co presidents Jim Fahnestock and Liz May. Jenelle Van Eynde-Root, an independent consultant specializing in International Development also became president-elect for 2016-2017.
Liz May (Below) bestows lei on new president Sandy Schneider
Lahaina, April 26–Nine members of the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset Sunday raised narly $750 and collected 1o boxes of food in support of the Maui Food Bank. The Food Bank, formed in 1994, serves 10,000 people a month are food insecure and distributes food to the needy in Maui County including the rural communities of Hana, Molokai and Lanai.
Particiating Rotarians included Jenelle, Phylecia, Saman, Heidi
March 17, Kaanapali, Maui Rotarians at the new Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset know how to have fun.In its inaugural fund-raiser to support recycling, its 23 charter members brought together some of the best dancers in paradise at our St. Patrick;s Day shindig that surpassed the pre-event hype. Photos by Norm Bezane, Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset.
Sunset is in our name but we are beginning a new tradition on Maui.
Kaanapali, March 16–The Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset kicked off its first ever fund raiser with a spectacular event that will rank as the party of the year. Golf was only the beginning and rare has been the on line coverage of these scramble events. Watch this space for all the festivities, including ca video of the best dancing seen in West Maui in years. (Part one) FIRST OF DOZENS OF PHOTOS TO BE POSTED HERE. Voices of Maui Talk Story, Llc photos.
Enjoy this preview: the rock band that you shouldn’t miss appearing at our Go for the Green recycling benefit MARCH 14
STRIKE UP THE BAND: See the rehearsal video of the band and bagpiper mentioned in the March 5 Lahaina News (see below)/ Click on the link below to go to You Tube, then search for Fred’s Garage Band Go for the Green.
A BAND and a Bagpipper
Voices of Maui • Beyond the Beach
March 5, 2015
BY NORM BEZANE , Lahaina News
KAANAPALI – Have you ever seen a bagpiper play with a rock band? Probably not; certainly not on Maui.
The awesome Fred’s Garage band (founder Fred no longer plays in the group) is setting a new standard for rock and roll in West Maui and will play with bagpiper Roger McKinley at a new Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset golf-dinner gala on March 14.
Lahaina Music rocked after hours last week as the band and bagpiper rehearsed. The combination may help the gala surpass the popular “Savor the Sunset” benefits for the Lahaina Public Library renovation sponsored by Sunset’s sister afternoon club.
Everyone associated with Fred’s Garage is an example of the remarkable people we have here on the West Side.
Frenetic drummer Ray Chin is an accomplished real estate agent by day.
Jason Jerome, who plays bass guitar, owns Lahaina Music and gives free ukulele lessons at Lahaina Cannery Mall and resorts.
“The experience of playing with a bagpiper makes things interesting. It can be boring playing the same songs all the time,” Jerome said.
Lead guitarist Mark Jackson, who started surfing in Southern California at age eight, is considered one of the most seasoned guitar players on the local Maui music scene, according to the band’s website.
The Rotary event, called “Go for the Green,” is spearheaded by an energetic committee headed by interior designer Renee Ward, also a new member of the club.
Co-president Liz May, who is the club’s “auction queen,” has run auctions at both the afternoon and evening clubs. When she’s not busy running 5A Rent A Space, May supports Women Helping Women. She also holds recycling weekends at the storage facility up in Honokowai.
Co-president Jim Fahnestock, when not forming and presiding over the new club, heads The Vintage at Kaanapali ‘ohana condominium group, which is at work building a greater sense of community.
The “Go for the Green” event is not to be missed. Bring your dancing shoes or go barefoot. And by the way, there is golf with it, too. Call May at 669-5200 or Google “Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset” to see the rehearsal band in action.