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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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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.
Matthew Platz is a Vice Chancellor for Academic affairs at UH-Hilo.  A native of New York city, he has a Ph.D. in chemistry from Yale University and has won awards in distinguished teaching and research.  Matt's research has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).  UH is fortunate to have been selected by NSF as one of a few selected states to participate in NSF's Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR).  One of Hawaii's EPSCoR projects is Ike Wai, a project to advance the state of knowledge of "blue gold", our precious water resources.  At the UH-Hilo, Ike Wai research occurs on the Mookini Library 3rd floor.  There is a large high resolution screen to view data collaboratively.  The research challenge is data mining.  UH-Hilo will soon offer a Data Science certificate to prepare students in this emerging field of opportunity.  Internship opportunities are available in the natural and social sciences to address the history of water usage and policies, water security, and water quality.
 
Mary Begier heard a speaker explain the complex in simple terms-- just right for us Rotarians.  Tapping the bountiful knowledge of our treasured UH-Hilo, we were enlightened on the topic of how astronomers peer into the universe.  Christoph Baranec is an Assistant Astronomer with the Institute for Astronomy.  The hot and cold air mixing in our atmosphere causes a blurring effect, much like cold fresh water mixing with warmer ocean water.  Christoph has pioneered a completely robotic telescope, called AO-Robotics, that uses adaptive optics to correct and sharpen the focus of celestial objects.  Adaptive optics uses a laser shot toward the star or other object to determine the light scatter.  This feedback then manipulates a deformable mirror to produce a sharper image.  The potential applications of this technology to other fields are just being explored, such as thick tissue imaging or optometry.
 
 
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District Governor Nalani Flinn
Sep 27, 2017
Meet our 2017-18 District 5000 Governor
Zachary Taffany, COO, Hawaiian Ethos
Oct 04, 2017
A Vision for Medical Marijuana as a New Biotechnology Industry in Hawaii
 
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