I continue to love Hawaii, but I also am honored to be continuing as President of the Board of Directors of the US International Council on Disabilities (USICD). The USICD fund raising gala is on December 5th at the French Embassy, 6-8 pm. I am flying back for it. I have attended an event at the French Embassy in the past. The food and wine were 5 Star, the staff were very friendly, and everything was accessible. USICD has a very important mission to assist people with disabilities around the world have a strong voice, guide their governments as they revamp policies to align with the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and be mentors to others. The funds we raise at the gala are unrestricted, allowing USICD to respond to unanticipated requests, form new partnerships, and to remind people that the United States is still a resource and friend to people who care about and invest in human rights. Please join us. Please visit www.usicd.org for details and to buy tickets. It would mean a lot to me if you come.