No kendo club in Hawaii is actually practicing now due to restriction imposed by local governments. Some clubs started Zoom practice meetings.
Rotary Club I belong to is raising fund to thank Mililani area schools teachers and staff members. If you can join us to show our support by donating funds, I appreciate very much.
-quote- "Rotary Club of Mililani Sunrise is having a fundraiser to show our appreciation to Mililani teachers and school staff for all their hard work. Our goal is to raise $ 6,000 to buy and print 1,200 masks that say "School Superhero" and distribute these to the Mililani educational community. Join us in thanking these unsung heroes by going to our website at https://mililanisunriserotary.org. Mahalo, in advance, for your participation and generosity."
Wahiawa Kendo Club annual fund raise of Zippy’s ticket sale has started. You have a choice of Zippy’s famous Chili (Regular or Vegetarian,) Portuguese Bean Soup or Meat Sauce with $9 ticket. Tickets are good till January 10th, 2021. If you can help our club by buying/selling tickets, let me know.
-Mostly Quote from the article by John Fink, Midweek October 21 editionNobel Prize winner in Chemistry this year was 1981 Hawaii Island Hilo High School graduate, Jennifer Doudna along with Frenchwoman Emmanuelle Charpentier, one of 5 women out of 184 nominees. Her work was in creating what are know as “molecular scissors” - processes that allow for gene editing which, one day, could lead to helping cure diseases and fix genetic disorders. Doudna went on to Pomona College and Harvard after graduating from Hilo High School. Perhaps this year’s award, given to a local, public school graduate, will provide a spark or some impetus to other inquisitive local minds at an impressionable age. All it it takes sometimes is a nudge - a gentle push in the right direction. The right teacher, the right mentor, the right moment. In high school, the right teacher promoted Doudna’s scientific curiosity and said she should do it, she could do it. And Doudna did it. -Unquote. Edited some by me
What I wanted to point out through this article was that all of us teaching young ones can find their potentials through kendo practices then help, encourage and promote them for accomplishment and success.
Iwao Sato, Chief Instructor
Wahiawa Kendo Club