Disaster Preparedness Awareness, Information and Education
 
Frances Mossman developed a program for the Rotary Club of Honolulu in 2016-2017 entitled "How Prepared is Hawaii for Disasters" that included guest speakers from the City & County of Honolulu, The US Pacific Command, the Hawaii Department of Defense, and the Hawaii State Chapter of the American Red Cross.
 
October 4, 2016:  "The Organization, Management and Resources for Disaster Response", featuring speakers Gen Tamura from the Pacific Area Office of FEMA, and Melvin Kaku, from the Department of Emergency Management.  
Click here to read the minutes from the meeting.
 
November 29, 2016:  "What Should We Worry About in a Dangerous World?", featuring speaker Jerry Boster, who discussed cyber security, energy security, infectious diseases, and weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missiles.  
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January 10, 2017:  "The Role of the State and the Hawaii National Guard in Protecting Hawaii from Disasters", featuring speaker Major General Arthur Logan from the State of Hawaii Department of Defense.  
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February 28, 2017:  "How to Prepare Your Family, Neighbors and Community", featuring speaker Coralie Chun Matayoshi, CEO of the American Red Cross Hawaii State Chapter.  
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In partnership with Barnes & Noble Booksellers, a selected list of books on how to prepare for and survive disasters is available for purchase, with a percentage of the book sales proceeds being donated to the Rotary Club by Barnes and Noble.