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Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset to host annual ‘Friendraiser’

By Staff | Jan 16, 2020

Members and friends of the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset assist with installing rescue tubes at West Maui beach parks. Learn more about the club’s many community projects at its “Friendraiser” on Tuesday, Jan. 21.

KAANAPALI – Maui residents are invited to attend a “Friendraiser” hosted by the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset on Tuesday, Jan. 21.

The meeting is set for 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Royal Ocean Terrace Restaurant at the Royal Lahaina Resort in Kaanapali.

Come join club members in this fun and interactive evening and learn more about the local, regional, national and international projects of this award-winning Rotary Club.

The club will provide complimentary pupus, and there will be a no-host bar with happy hour drink prices until 6 p.m.

West Maui’s evening Rotary Club is beginning its sixth year of service to the West Maui community.

The club was named Rotary’s Small Club of the Year in the Hawaiian Islands for three consecutive years, when clubs were recognized for their multiple service activities.

“We’re proud of our service to this community,” said Mariko Higashi, past president and membership chair.

“And there is so much more we want to do. Our goal with this ‘Friendraiser’ is to meet some new friends – folks who may be willing to join us in working on projects to support the needs of the West Maui community.”

This club has co-sponsored with Malama Maui Nui the Third Saturday Recycling program at Lahaina Cannery Mall since 2015.

Known as the “Go for the Green” Rotary Club, it also provides scholarships to high school graduates who will major in Environmental Studies.

This past year, the club led efforts in conjunction with the four Maui Coastal Rotary Clubs to install and maintain over 100 rescue tubes in South and West Maui Beach parks. Additionally, this club sponsors the annual “Go for the Green” Fundraising event each year on St. Patrick’s Day weekend. The event is scheduled this year on Friday, March 13.

“We know that Maui residents are looking for ways to give back to this community,” stated President Heidi Dollinger.

“Rotary provides the perfect avenue to do this. In Rotary, we believe many hands make light work. Rotary members gladly volunteer our time, and we always get back more than we give.”

To attend the “Friendraiser,” RSVP by going to signup.com/go/CvBRueU, or contact Higashi at 866-8116 or marikoinmaui@gmail.com.