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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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Peace spreads one by one as foreigners become friends.  Rotary's youth exchange program is based on that precept.  Our exchange student this year, Mathis Bergay from France, reported on his year.  There is hope in the world with youth like Mathis.
This year's session was full of drama if not results.  We were fortunate to have Senator Kai Kahele give us a timely report on this year's ups ad downs.
Mike Carroll, retired Colonel, was asked to be our backup speaker in case we came up empty.  Well, this designated hitter hit a homerun for those who were lucky enough to see him in action.  We were all ready to follow him into combat.
To help us age gracefully, Leilani Soliven, a medicare consultant, explained how best to enroll in medicare.  Due to the complexity of the medicare program and numerous options, the services of a consultant such as provided by Premier Benefit Consultants help individuals find the best fit through home appointments or educational seminars.  Premier represents four of the six healthcare insurers in Hawaii:  United Healthcare, HMSA [exclusive contract], Ohana Health Plan, and Humana (does not represent Kaiser Permanente and AlohaCare).  Clients are never charged any fees. There are multilingual speaking agents.  Leilani provided an overview of Medicare and helpful tips.
 
We depend on our native forests as a watershed for drinking water and to purify our air by sequestering the overload in carbon we cause.  Fire, invasive species, climate change, and other impacts on our forests are important to our livelihoods.  Dr. Christian Giardina of the U.S. Forest Service is at the forefront of research on the health of our forests.  Interestingly, his message was not what the scientists are doing, but what we can all do by engaging with nature.
 
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Speakers
Kevin Hopkins, President
Jun 28, 2017
Year in Review: Accomplishments and Challenges
 
Leadership
President
President Elect
President Elect Nominee
Vice President
Treasurer
Secretary
Attendance Secretary
Sgt at Arms
Club Service Director
Community Service Director
International Services Director
New Generations Director
Vocational Service Director
Rotary Foundation Chairman
Club Trainer