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Aloha. E komo mai.

Hilo Bay

Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 6:45 AM
Hilo Yacht Club
77 Laehala St
Hilo, HI  96720-4931
United States
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Hawaiian Ethos, one of eight statewide licensees for medical marijuana, has as its mission to provide Hawaii Island safe and reliable access to cannabis medicine through evidence-based treatment choices. Zachary Taffany, COO, and Kea Keolanui, marketing, of Hawaiian Ethos educated our club members who have a 1960s perception of marijuana.  In Hawaii, the licensee does everything from growing, creating products, and dispensing.  This vertical integration provides an opportunity to track the performance of its products and improve.  Hawaiian Ethos intends to fully leverage this opportunity with a secure feedback app for patients to share their results.  
Hawaiian Ethos is led by CEO Bill Richardson together with a Stanford scientist, Vernon Oi, and medical doctor, Dr. Stacie Kerr, MD.  The anticipated opening is January 2018.  There will be two locations, Hilo and Kona.  Retail price is about $250/ounce ($15/gram).  The dispensaries will look like a pharmacy.  the products will have lab testing results on the labels for potency, pesticides, and other required information.  Currently, caregivers can grow for themselves and patients.  DOH has indicated phasing out the caregiver program in favor of dispensaries.  
 
There are three steps to access the dispensary products:  1) schedule an appointment with a physician or advanced practice registered nurse to certify that you have a qualifying medical condition; 2) register with the Department of Health's Medical Marijuana Registry Program; and 3) bring your current government issued ID and 329 Registration Card to Hawaiian Ethos for dispensary access.
Exoplanets are planets beyond our own solar system. Thousands have been discovered in the past two decades. The discovery of these worlds is one of the hottest topics in astronomy today.  As explained by Professor Michtoshi Yoshida, director of Subaru Telescopes, Subaru is actively engaged in detecting conditions similar to earth that could support life, such as water.  The initial research is premised on alien life requiring similar conditions as life on earth; but that is not to rule out that aliens could exist supported by conditions different from life on earth.
 
Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're going to get.—Forrest Gump
Jay Curlee, one of our club's charter members, left Rotary several years ago to Texas.  He left uncharacteristically without explanation to his fellow members.  He was here today to explain.  And we are all better people because of Jay's willingness to share.
The Rotary Club of Hilo Bay will sponsor its 18th Annual Oktoberfest on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2016 at Sangha Hall (398 Kilauea Avenue, Hilo) from 5:00 to 8:30p.m. Enjoy an evening of food, music, auctions, and costume contests with friends to raise funds that help Rotary International eradicate polio as well as fund community service projects in East Hawaii.  The public is invited.
 

Tickets are available through the Rotary Club of Hilo Bay members or online by clicking here.  $50 advance, $60 at the door.

Bavarian festivities, Hilo style with traditional foods associated with Oktoberfest in Germany (Würstl (sausages), Brezel (pretzels), Sauerkraut and/or Rotkohl/Blaukraut (red cabbage) and Weisswurst (a white sausage)); mugfuls of beer and wine; live joyful music; dress in costume or not; bid on a diversity of auction items.  Authentic German tastes by guest chef, Albert Jeyte of Kilauea Lodge.

Go to the event's webpage for more information.

Hawaiian Telcom has invested significant infrastructure that positions Hawaii for the future.  Bryan L. introduced Jason Thune, who explained the deployment of broadband fiber optics to serve the rural underserved areas of the Big Island and undersea cable projects connecting us to the mainland and beyond.
 
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