Leslie Mullens was inducted as president of the Rotary Club of Kahului at a ceremony on the UH Maui College campus on Monday, July 19. Mullens has been a member since 2005 and has served in various positions on the club’s board of directors.
Officers and board of directors inducted at the ceremony include Vice President Annalena Zanolini (Bank of Hawai‘i), Treasurer Robert Kawahara (Kawahara & Associates, CPA), Secretary Jocelyn Bouchard (Maui Humane Society), Sergeant-at-Arms Steve Wetter (Maui Petroleum), Community Service Director Peggy Geddis (PrettyRocks), Club Service Director Char Mansfield (UH Maui College), Youth Services Chair Alexis Dascoulias (Maui Onstage/‘Īao Theater), International Service Director Amy Hampton (American Heart Association), Foundation Chair Jud Cunningham (Aloha House) and Membership Chair Joan Martin (AXA Advisors).
In her president’s message, Mullens premiered the club’s new short film that captures mahalo messages from 30 organizations and individuals who have benefited from the group’s Rotary projects over the past three years. “We forget the cumulative effect our work has on the community,” Mullens said. “But when we give freely of our time to help those in need, they are inspired to do the same—and that’s what defines our community.”
Leslie Mullens was inducted as Rotary Club of Kahului president on July 19.
Rotary International District Governor John Steelquist traveled from O‘ahu to preside over the induction ceremony.
The Rotary Club of Kahului, one of nine clubs on Maui, meets for lunch Mondays from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at A Class Act Restaurant at UH Maui College.