Aloha from the Ala Moana Rotary Club
When District Governor Randy Hart visited the Ala Moana Rotary Club meeting, he brought a special surprise for Club Member Mary Ann Berry. With a twinkle in his eye he announced that Mary Ann had reached the 2nd Concho level in the prestigious White Hat Society.
The White Hat Society was created in 2004 as a means to recognize -- and encourage -- accelerated donations to the Rotary Foundation. Members of the White Hat Society have donated $5,000 in a single calendar year. Members receive a White Hat Certificate, a White Hat pin marked with a Southwestern Concho. Additional Conchos are added each time the threshold is met.
This is Mary Ann's second concho.
What started as a bet between two members to donate $5,000 in a year has, to date, raised nearly $6.5 million for the Rotary Foundation. 
Every month the Ala Moana Rotary Club takes on a community service project. Sometimes, every Club member has a role. Others, only a few members are needed. In July a handful of Club Members spent time at Helping Hands Hawaii cataloging, organizing, and packing school supplies for their Ready To Learn program. 
Did you know that many children will skip school instead of return for the new school year with last year's supplies? Ready To Learn provides new school supplies to underprivileged children so they can start the school year off right.
It is a very worthy organization with which the Ala Moana Rotary Club is proud to be aligned. 
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Coach Laura Beeman
Oct 13, 2022 12:00 PM
Title IX and Womens' Sports
Title IX and Womens' Sports

For over 25 years, Laura Beeman has been a standard-bearer in the profession of women’s basketball, leading by example on and off the court while winning championships and helping young ladies full fill their dreams of earning a college education. In the past 10 years, she has upheld her standard at the helm of the University of Hawai‘i, bringing the program back to prominence. Most recently, putting the program in the national spotlight and one to keep an eye on.


In 2016 she led the Rainbow Wahine to its first conference tournament title in 20 years, earning a spot in the NCAA Championship tournament. She did it again in 2022 but made history by coaching the first team in program history to win both the Big West Conference regular-season and conference tournament championship. The 2021-22 campaign was one for the record books for UH as Beeman won her second conference coach of the year honor at UH, and saw its first-ever conference player of the year winner in Amy Atwell. Later, Atwell became only the second player ever from the program to be drafted to the WNBA as she was selected 27th overall by the Los Angeles Sparks.


In her 25 years of roaming the sidelines, Beeman has accumulated over 550 wins, including over 160 at UH. She has been inducted into two Hall of Fames for her contributions to the game and has been named “Coach of the Year” six times while serving as the head coach at two programs. At UH, she has coached 22 All-Big West selections and led the ‘Bows to a total of five national post-season selections.


A native of Bernardino, California, Beeman has a bachelor’s degree in business from CS San Bernardino University, along with two master’s in education, one being from the University of the Redlands in Counseling, the other in Physical Education from Azusa Pacific.


 Reminder: This hybrid meeting will be held at Assagio╩╗s Restaurant  

>> Reserve and pay for your meal (Assagio╩╗s Restaurant)
>> Email MaryAnn Berry if you prefer to pay by check or in person
>> Join us via Zoom

>> About the University of Hawaii Womens Basketball team

>> Univeristy of Hawaii Womens Basektball schedule 2022-2023

Photo credit: University of Hawaii athletics

Title IX Series: Judge Sabrina McKenna
Oct 20, 2022 11:50 AM
How Title IX Shaped My Life
Shellilyn Marie
Nov 10, 2022 11:45 AM
Helping Abandoned Children
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Club Info
We meet In Person & Online
Thursdays at 11:50 AM
Assagio Restaurant
1450 Ala Moana Boulevard
Honolulu, HI 96814
United States of America
Our meetings are now hybrid! Join us in person at Assagio Restaurant in Ala Moana Shopping Center, or join our zoom broadcast. Lunch is served at 11:50 a.m. and the meeting starts promptly at noon. Adjournment at 1:00 p.m.