> Subject: Re: Tsunami Ceremony > Update. Update. > We have our Pastor for Saturday and a little choir of 6 people. > Tents go up on Friday evening. > Chairs and Tables come in on Saturday am. > Donations have been confirmed with the following: > Steven and Sons: 20 bags hotdog buns (6@), 3 cases franks, 5 cases water, ketchup, mayo and relish. > PacSales: Juice and chips (pick up Friday or Sat am) > Impex: Juice/drinks pick up Friday. > TMO for water, juice & chips > KHJ radio ad. >CUL – $300 donation for in-house purchases. >Industrial Gases – ICE. > Samoa News Ad for the Tsunami Service >Hall Family – Veggie Salads >If anyone wants to donate or bring something, i.e., apples, oranges or pastries, call Roy at 699-3131 or 254-1424. > Rotary Club; Doing What We Can for the Community!
The Rotary Club of American Samoa was invited to visit the Gov. Tauese Sunia Ocean Center (NOAA) and a great time was had by all. The most amazing video globe with over 200 programs was the hit of the day. The Club held a no-hose fellowship lunch at Sadie’s by the Sea soon after. Thank you NOAA!
Tsunami Memorial Service on Sat., Sept. 29, at Tsunami Shelter and Memorial Plaque at Rotary Tafuna Children’s Park
Tsunami Memorial Service on Sat., Sept. 29, at Tsunami Shelter and Memorial Plaque at Rotary Tafuna Children’s Park. Remember that all members must volunteer to help, can you get hamburger & hotdog buns, hamburgers and hotdogs, water, soda, ice, fruits, flower leis, paper plates, napkins, forks & knives. Email or call Club Service Committee Chairman Dennis W. and say “I can bring ….” or “Count on me to pick up….” . Remember that all unused foods will be delivered right after the service to Hope House, just like we did last year.
Tsunami Memorial Shelter Clean-Up with Hawaiian! Let’s all be there and prepare for the Tsunami Memorial Service next week.
ROTARY BOARD MEETING, WED., SEPT. 12, 5 P.M. ROY H. CONF. RM. 204 All, Sept. Board Meeting on Wed., Sept. 12 at 5 p.m. at Roy H. Conf. Rm. 204. All committees to make reports by email and to update at meeting. Upcoming events: Rotary Children’s Park at Tafuna and Shelter clean-up with Hawaiian Air on Sat., Sept. 22. Tsunami Memorial Service on Sat., Sept. 29, at Tsunami Shelter and Memorial Plaque at Rotary Tafuna Children’s Park. Remember that all members must volunteer to help, can you get hamburger & hotdog buns, hamburgers and hotdogs, water, soda, ice, fruits, flower leis, paper plates, napkins, forks & knives. Email or call Club Service Committee Chairman Dennis W. and say “I can bring ….” or “Count on me to pick up….” . Remember that all unused foods will be delivered right after the service to Hope House, just like we did last year. PACE Interviews in Sept. 2012. See You All Board Members (that are on island) on Wed.! Roy H., Sec.
Presiding: Jackie Y. Attendance: 9 members ; Sgt. of Arms: Tom D. President Jackie Y. announced that the Tsunami Anniversary Service will be held at the Rotary Tsunami Park Shelter on Sat., Sept. 29, 2012, with a Club cleanup of both picnic shelters on Sat., Sept. 22, 2012. The times for these events will be announced this coming week. We had a great guest speaker on Fri., Rob Shaffer, author of the historical fiction Samoa, telling the history of Samoa through the story telling art of other great historical fiction telling the story of Hawaii. You can buy the book Samoa from any of Terry Steffany’s stores at the airport or at Fagaima on the airport road. Pursuant to the By-Laws of the Rotary Club of Pago Pago, the grace period for consideration of the application of Margie Tafiti has passed and she will inducted upon her return to American Samoa. Congratulations Margie! We look forward to other new members and ask everyone to invite potential members to fellowship with our Club. In support of the Lion’s Club, Rotary will sponsor a team and participate in supporting the Lion’s Club as one of our community service organizations. It is a three member team and Joe Y. , our Golf Captain will select the other two members. The Rotary Calendar 2013 is at the print shop and will be published and distributed to club members and to other corporate sponsors.
President Jackie Y. presiding at today’s meeting and Danny E. was Sgt.@Arms. President Jackie reported n the FEMA Workshop she attended to represent the Rotary Club of Pago Pago regarding the Tsunami Preparedness Study that was done by a joint partnership of federal and government agencies. To review the plan, log on to: www.astsunamiresilience.org . Board member Bill M. announced that the Montessori Pre-school playground has been ordered and is on its way to Am. Samoa. Thanks Bill for all you hard work ing getting this project moving forward. The Club will put up a sign at the Arrivals Baggage area at the Pago Pago International Airport to showcase the Rotary Club of Pago Pago, with information for time, day and location of fellowship meeting (12:15 p.m., Friday, Sadie’s Inn (Happy Valley), Pago Pago, Am. Samoa for $500 a year and it was discussed to donate a Christmas Tree for the arrival area as we did last year to reduce the price of the annual rental fee. Rotary Club will be a sponsor for the Vaitogi scenic lookout, near the location of the Rotary Angel Ring in Vaitogi Village. Signs will be posted to “Keep Vaitogi
Congratulations to the FAMM Youth Group for giving Rotary Club Pres. Jackie Y. and Sec. Roy H. to cleanup the Turtle & Shark scenic lookout in Vaitogi Village. The group efforts yielded two truck loads with 40 bags of trash and 8 boxes of beer bottles. The trash wash was properly disposed of in ASPA trash bins and the bottles were taken to ASPA recycling to be crushed and recycled. The Rotary Club of Pago Pago is looking to establish an island wide cleanup the roadsides and partner with different organizations, youth clubs and government agencies to adopt a village and/or a roadway for regular cleanup. Also, to promote in the media to “Keep American Samoa Clean” and to work with the American Samoa Visitors Bureau to develop tourism by showcasing the beauty of the islands without all the roadside trash. Again, a big Than You to Pastor Sam Utunoa and the FAMM Youth Group! Checkout and support their President Lyndon Johnson Air Force One project to build a full sizreplica of the Boeing 707 that was the first commissioned Air Force One used by President Johnson and which he flew to Am. Samoa.