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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Mahalo Nui Rotary clubs of Kaua'i.." 'Glenn Mickens' (Kauai county watchdog)

Glenn Mickens has lived on Kauai  with his wife Ruth for the last 26 years. Born July 26, 1930 in Wilmar, California, USA) was a pitcher in Major League Baseball. He pitched in four games (two of which were starts) for the 1953 Brooklyn Dodgers. He also played for five years in Japan, from 1959 until 1963 for the Kintetsu Buffaloes. There, he compiled a record of 45–53 with a 2.54 ERA.  Glenn also  served in the Army for 2 years and coached baseball at UCLA for 25 years. 
Last but not least Glenn would really like to see Kaua'i give the county manager style of Government a chance.
Above photo of Glenn Mickens courtesy of Kauai Garden island news, used with permission...

Mr. Mickens is locally known
as one of Kauai county's
political watchdogs
and Nitpickers...
Mahalos Glenn!
Mahalo Nui Rotary clubs of Kauai


  The Garden Island news recently published two fine articles on our Rotary clubs of Kaua'i.

Having watched the wonderful work this fine organization has done over the years for those in need on our Island, it has inspired me to say Mahalo to TGI for giving credit where credit is due and to thank the Rotarian's for all they continually do. And, in particular, my good friend and their ace go to man, Ray Carpenter.
Photo of Ray Carpenter as seen
on his Facebook Timeline
 


All this they do without asking for one penny from our government to fund the multitude of tasks that they perform like giving scholarships to those who could not afford to go to school (college or trade) without this help; paint, maintain and help seniors who can no longer do their needed choirs; and so many other community services too numerous to list.

Their organization is living proof that with the right leadership, experienced people in charge, no subsidizing (TAXES!) is needed. 


Certainly these Rotarian's and all other private organizations that do so much good with so little are only a microcosm of running a government with 70 thousand people.

But certainly our County government could take a page from their successful play books (prioritizing their needs so that income is always greater than outgo with emergency funds left on hand) and make all our county operations more efficient and  successful. 
Ray Carpenter of the Rotary Club of Kapaa presents a check to Chris Young of the Junior Achievement, Dr. Monty Downs of the Kauai Lifeguard Association accepts a check from Josie Cortez, president of the Rotary Club of Kapaa, Ron Margolis, past president of the Rotary Club of Kapaa, presents a check to Barbara Nakamura, head of the Mahelona Hospital Psychiatric Unit, and Ric Cox of Aloha Angels accepts a check from Neva Olson of the Rotary Club of Kapaa.
Photo courtesy of  the Garden Island news

P.S.
Check out Glenn's Wikipedia page;
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glenn_Mickens
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Kapaa Sunrise
From my lanai
i-Phone photo by James "Kimo Rosen
Hana Hou, (Encore) 


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2 comments:

KimoRosen said...

Great article on Rotary. It would be great if our country could take lessons from them in finances. I think under Trump (I know you don't agree) financial matters will improve) Doesn't mean I don't like Obama.

Glenn Mickens-by email said...

Aloha Kimo:
Yes, that is exactly my point that when a private organization like the Rotary and other fine clubs can operate so efficiently without our tax money to subsidize them why can't our county do the same thing? Basically because we have too many people at the top who don't have the experience to do the job and, as the old saying goes, are there because of who they know and not what they know.

Again, Kimo, thanks so much for printing my articles and doing so in such a timely manner. Your hard work at putting out this blog is just another example of what a private individual can do with the will, the experience and desire to be successful. I honestly do not know how you do it all but certainly applaud you for getting it done---even if you are a Trumpster man!!!
Your pal,
Glenn