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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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When Richard showed up in long pants, you knew something was up.  Lorraine introduced Richard as our vocational speaker for this month.  From an early age, Richard was drawn to three things that he still does today-- woodworking, tennis, and entrepreneurship.  Now in his 40th year in business, Richard graced us with his humor and words of wisdom.
The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is a free service to help businesses, probably the only thing government does for business.  It is funded one-half by the feds and the other half by the State.  It is attached to UH-Hilo and located in the American Savings Bank building, Suite 109.  The State office is located in Hilo.  Kim introduced the speaker as a business therapist.  Judi Mellon, Ph.D., center director and former marine, described the range of services offered to start-ups as well as existing businesses.
 
 
Immortal we are not, so it's a blessing to know we have an exceptional service through the Hospice of Hilo to ease our pain and emotional stress when our time comes.  Lani Weigert, Clinical Relations Manager, explained a new program that started in April 2016 called Kupu Care that fills a gap for assistance before a patient needs hospice care.  Kupu Care focuses on relief, serves patients seeking a cure, and can be provided for years.  Hospice care focuses on comfort, is available for those no longer seeking a cure with a life expectancy of 6 months or less.  Without Kupu Care, daily episodes of pain may not be effectively treated or a person may die from depression.  Lani described this new program, who qualifies, and how it is paid for.
With the pervasiveness of slugs and rats, we all face the risks of becoming infected by the rat lungworm disease (RLWD).  Sue Jarvi, Ph.D., professor at the UH Hilo College of Pharmacy, founded the Hawaii Island Rat Lungworm Working Group in 2012.  They have made considerable progress in promoting prevention of RLWD through education and outreach, research on infection levels in slugs and rats, exposure levels in humans, prevention through vaccination, and improvement in diagnosing the disease in humans.
Hitachi means "sunrise".  Robert Mohan, Ph.D., mechanical and systems engineer, enlightened us with a glimpse of how a large global corporation plans 100 years into the future seeking to make ever more useful products.  Bob also mentioned that Hitachi is working to bring its presence to the Big Island where a major project could offer opportunities to experience, learn, train, educate, and work with Hitachi.
 
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Speakers
District Governor Nalani Flinn
Aug 23, 2017
Meet our 2017-18 District 5000 Governor
Jason Thune, Hawaiian Telcom
Aug 30, 2017
Networks Past, Current, & Future for Big Island and State
Kevin & Dayday Hopkins
Sep 06, 2017
Farmer to Farmer Bangladesh Volunteer Trip
Jay Curlee
Sep 13, 2017
Personal Journey
 
Leadership
President