Responding to the Covid Pandemic in Our Community
 
DICTIONARIES FOR THIRD GRADE
Every year, our club provides free dictionaries to over 200 third grade students in our community. Rotarians show up in the classrooms, give out the dictionaries and provide a “walk through” of the contents. But this year, COVID struck and we could not visit students, many of whom are not even back in the classrooms again.
 
 
SOLUTION? create a fun video for students to view online!
  A “casting call” went out to the club and ten club stars showed up for the filming! A clever video of live action and cartoon images is now available for the students to watch. Good work, everyone!
 
 
READING IN KINDERGARTEN
And it was the same problem for us in classroom reading. Plans are now being made for Rotarians to be videotaped reading the books. Several times a year, each student receives a copy of the month’s book that is being read.
 
 
KEIKI HEROES
The NexTech STEM program, which is supported in part by our club, is collaborating in the Covid-19 response with needed PPE inventions and production. In addition, an outreach by way of cartoon "Keiki Heroes" has been created to help educate children about staying safe during this Covid pandemic. Good work, STEM team!
 
 
ROTARY MASKS
Rotary Masks were sold for $10 with the proceeds going to the Salvation Army food program.
 
COOKING LUNCHES

Rotary club members and UHH Athletes have been cooking up some delicious meals for the Hilo Hawaii Home for Recovery.
 
SUPPORTING COMMUNITY FOOD PROGRAMS
Our Rotary club was tasked with spending $6000 in Covid relief in the community.
 
$2000 went to an emergency needs COVID KOKUA project.
 
$4000 is going to an innovative farm to table type project.
Local farmers in the BRIDGES program will provide $2000 each worth of locally grown food to the Salvation Army and the Food Basket.
 
100 THINGS
 
As we’ve talked about before, this year our Rotary Club is 100 years old! And to celebrate, we plan to gather 100 “THINGS” that are needed in the community. In September, we tried for 100 cans of SPAM and 100 POUNDS of canned foods.
WE DID IT, AND YOU HELPED!
126 cans of SPAM and 197 POUNDS of canned food was collected
and given to the Food Basket!
 
 
WHAT IS THE TARGET FOR OCTOBER?  
 
100 MASKS!

Want to donate? Drop off masks at Day Lum at 2 Kam Ave or at Hawaii Printing Corp at 714 Kanoelehua Avenue.
 
INTERESTED IN JOINING OUR CLUB?
We are meeting by ZOOM these days on every other Friday at noon. Drop us a note at our website: hilorotary.org
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