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Community Services Chair Jud Cunningham



Community Service

Weinberg Friends 2007 Project


The Community Services Committee are accepting proposals for consideration for the next Weinberg Friends Project.  The criteria are as follows:


On Saturday, August 25, 2007, the Rotary Club of Kahului will once again perform a community service activity in collaboration with a selected 501c3 public charity serving central Maui's poor and needy.  This is a call for proposals from Maui-based nonprofit agencies for a community service project that would productively involve at least 25 adult Rotarians that can be substantially completed on August 25th. (It will be necessary to certify to the Weinberg Foundation the names of member participants in order to designate the charity/agency to receive the cash award. 


Proposal Contents
Interested 501c3 agencies should provide a written narrative describing the proposed project along with a justification of how it addresses the needs of Maui's "poor and needy" (a Weinberg Foundation requirement).  Possibilities for projects are endless, but examples may include paint-up/fix-up type projects, grounds maintenance, special events, etc.  The selected nonprofit will also be awarded a check in the amount of $10,000 from the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation to further the mission of the agency on or near the day of the event.


The proposal should be not more than 5 pages in length and should describe the activity and the agency's plan and commitment to participate in the project in collaboration with the Rotary Club of Kahului.  Please itemize costs associated with the project and how the agency plans to acquire the resources to complete the project.  Costs should include provision for food and refreshments for the volunteers on the day of the event.


The selected agency must also be able to submit a formal letter of request to the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation at least six weeks prior to August 25, 2007, accompanied by the most recent audited financial statements, by-laws, charter, Board of Directors' names and mailing addresses, and an explanation of the expenditure of funds.  Further, the selected agency will be required to chronicle the event and provide a press release prior to the event (approved by the Rotary Club of Kahului). 


Due Date
Proposals should be mailed, e-mailed, faxed or hand-delivered by no later than 4:00pm on April 30, 2007, to:  Jud Cunningham, Weinberg Project Committee Chair, c/o Aloha House, Inc., 444 Hana Highway, Suite #201, Kahului, HI 96732;  Phone: 871-1314; 276-2919 (cell); 871-1060 (fax); judc@aloha.net (e-mail).




Kahului Rotary Gives Thanks!  As part of Saturday's Rotary Gives Thanks, the Kahului Rotary Club will be holding a food drive for Maui's Community Food Bank and Kahului Rotarians are asked to bring in canned goods to the meeting on Monday November 20, 2006.   The club will also present the Maui Food Bank with a monetary donation toward their endeavors.



Like wrapping presents?  Community Services Committee are looking for club members to help in another community services project assisting Women Helping Women with their annual gift wrapping fundraiser on:





Wednesday, December 6th

Thursday, December 7

Times: 9am to 10pm
How many: One to two volunteers per shift


Borders at the Maui Marketplace


Please contact Sally Iwamoto ASAP to sign up to help.






Saturday, October 28, 2006

MEO's 33rd Annual Senior Fair

Maui War Memorial Gym

 “Cherishing Our Kupuna”

8:00-12:00 PM

Please sign up for our community service project.  

eMail Sandy Baz or Cesar Gaxiola to help. 

We need Rotarians to help with parking for two- two-hour shifts.

It’s a great way to help our community and our kupuna.

Help for a couple of hours then visit the fair!


 Mahalo to the following Rotarians who have signed up to help so far:

  1. Garner Ivey
  2. Dave Merchant
  3. Joe Sanvidotto
  4. Della Nakamoto
  5. Leslie Mullens
  6. Anthony Levoy
  7. Lisa Rodrigues



Much mahalo to the following Rotarians and Rotaractors

for participating in our Weinberg Friends Project


Eleri Agsalog

Rebecca Albiar

Rita Barreras

Sandy Baz

Jocelyn Bouchard

Chuck Burke

David Cain

Jud Cunningham

Michael Duberstein

Randy Echito

Patricia Edgar

Robert Fawcett

Margaret Gradie

Don Gross

Colin Hanlon

Mark Harbison

Sylvia Ho

Garner Ivey

Tommye Jones

Richard Kehoe

Randol Leach

Tom Leuteneker

Anthony Levoy III

Gayle Long

Joan Martin

Darla Palmer

Gary Paul

Lisa Rodrigues

Brian Rose

Michael Salisbury

Stacey Sills

Inga Sorenson

Laycie-Ann Tabosa

Byron Warner


See the PHOTOS here online




Weinberg Friends 2006 Check Presentation

l-r:  Randy Echito, Stephen Kealoha-Malama Family Recovery Center President, Island Security Fence CEO Darryl Riddel, Malama Family Clinical Director Anita Laviola, Lisa Rodrigues, Jud Cunningham


Kahului, Hawaii – Mal ama Family Recovery Center has been planning to upgrade and renovate its Therapeutic Living Facility, which is located in Kahului.  On Saturday, June 24, 2006, they received much-needed assistance when 34 Rotarians from the Rotary Clubs of Kahului, Kihei Sunrise, Kihei-Wailea, Wailuku, the Maui Club and Maui Community College Rotaract volunteered to help with facility maintenance and repairs, landscape improvements and construction of fencing with the generosity and help of Darryl Riddel and his crew from Island Security Fence Company.


A $10,000 grant was awarded to Mal ama Family Recovery Center thanks to the Rotary Club of Kahului, which was recently selected to participate in the Weinberg Friends programs.  The Weinberg Friends program allows a service organization to perform a community service project. On completion, the Foundation contributes $10,000 to an approved 501c3 public charity selected by the service organization.


The Weinberg Friends program is sponsored by the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Inc., which is dedicated to assisting the poor, primarily through operating and capital grants to direct service organizations located in Baltimore, Hawaii, Northeastern Pennsylvania, New York, Israel and the Former Soviet Union. These grants are focused on meeting basic needs such as shelter, nutrition, health and socialization and on enhancing an individual’s ability to meet those needs.


MalamaFamily Recovery Center has served the population of Maui for over 15 years and provides family-centered treatment for drug and alcohol abuse/addiction for pregnant and parenting women and their children.  Malama’s outreach and treatment programs are designed to assist participants to achieve their maximum potential for self-sufficiency through a holistic approach that encourages psychological, social, physical and spiritual health and development.


Contact Information:

Rotary Club of Kahului

Jud Cunningham

Weinberg Friends Project Coordinator