• Pledge of Allegiance
  • Introduction of guests
  • Announcement by the President
  • Announcements by the Director, Committee Chair and by the members
  • Anniversaries
  • Happy Dollars
  • Guest presentation: Sara Cunningham
Meeting on video: 


  • Sara Cunningham from London

Announcements by the President

Our charter member Leslie Tanimoto passed away

"Leslie Toshiaki Tanimoto, 84, of Hilo died April 26 at home. Born in Papaikou, he was the retired owner of Les T. Corp., American Vending &Amusements, Wizards World and Mulligans Island Amusement Centers, managed the former Hilo Lanes, where he helped start the Hilo Junior Bowlers league, was a former member of Hilo Bay Rotary Club and a U.S. Army veteran. Internment at Homelani Memorial Park. Survived by daughters, Col. Laura (David) Wheeler of Springfield, Va., and Rebekah (Yeung) Lam of Los Angeles; son-in-law, Jason Hashimoto of Hilo; brother, Lawrence (Somai) Tanimoto of Kurtistown; sisters, Mildred Tahara of Oahu and Edna (Bob) Nowaki of Hilo; a granddaughter and a great-grandson. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary. "

D5000 spring training assembly

  • Saturday, April 18 at 9 a.m. to noon
  • Saturday, May 2 at 9 a.m. to noon
  • Saturday, May 16 at 9 a.m. to noon

All East Hawaii Group Meeting

All East Hawaii Pau Hana

RCHB Community Grant

  • The club is ready to spend up to $7,500 during the current Rotary year (until June 30, 2020) for community support and COVID-19 disaster relief.
  • RCHB community grant application form   Fillable PDF    DOCX
  • Please submit your grant applications to Chester Cabral no later than May 18 if you want the selection at the board meeting on May 20. The grant applications will be selected at the BOD meeting on May 20. Urgent requests may be discussed and selected before May 20. 
  • Please contact Chester for details. 

Rotary Club of South Hilo accepts applications for the grants

  • South Hilo's Rotary club foundation has decided to make an award of $20,000 to non-profit organizations who have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.  The attached RFP will fund requests of up to $5,000 but our priority is to respond to as many requests at this time where funding is desperately needed.
  • The application has been shortened to allow a quick response as we hope to start awarding funds by the middle of May. Contact Benson Medina at

District and RI club citations

  • The president may ask member's help to complete the citations.

Disposable masks

Council Member Aaron Chung has received a supply of one-time use paper masks, via Vibrant Hawaiʻi,  to share with the community.  The masks were donated to Vibrant Hawaiʻi by Every1ne for One Hawaiʻi , #masks4allHawaii, in conjunction with its community partners. 
We would like to acknowledge the community partnerships that made this possible:
  • Hawaiʻi Army National Guard
  • Hawaiʻi County Civil Defense Agency
  • Hawaiʻi Planing Mill (HPM)
  • SZKaiao of Sig Zane Designs
  • And the many County and community volunteers that have helped with the distribution of the masks.
If you would like more information or need masks, please call our office or email Amy Miwa, Legislative Assistant for
Council Member Aaron Chung. 
Phone: 808-961-8015

Announcements, Director / Committee Chair report

  • Rice re-bagging project - We are waiting for the order by the Food Basket regarding the next re-bagging day.
  • Polio Plus
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  • Online Social in May will be announced later.

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Anniversaries through May 6

Wedding Anniversary

  • David DeLuz, Jr. 
  • Emmeline de Pillis 
  • Yu Yok Pearring 

Club Anniversary


  • William Barnes IV


Happy Dollar

  • Mary Begier: $10: My column has been posted on Hawaii Business Magazine.
  • Marlene Norton: $5: House
  • Barbara Hastings: $25: Thank Brian for fixing a belt drive
  • Alan Okinaka: $10: Dream of corona gone.
  • Art Taniguchi: $5: Church donate 1100 meals to members in need.
  • Lorraine Davis: $ : Plastic bins
  • Preston Barnes IV: $25: Made sourdough and celebrate my birthday
  • Ken Barnes: $25: Boy's day and Prestons's birthday
  • Tom Witthans: $10: Preston's sourdough and my daughter's return home

Keep your happy dollar donation in an envelope and bring it to the next in-person meeting. Thank you.

Guest Speaker - Sara Cunningham

  • ABSTRACT: The UK exited the EU on 31 January 2020 just as COVID-19 commenced its insidious reach into Europe. This talk will consider the impacts of Brexit on the UK's response to the pandemic and how the pandemic may derail the UK's timetable for an end to the Brexit transition period. 
  • BIO: Sara Cunningham is the daughter of Richard and Michelle Cunningham. She grew up in Hilo and attended Hilo Union, Hilo Intermediate and Hilo High before going on to graduate from Brown University with honors and receive a Masters in Financial Regulation from the London School of Economics. Currently, Sara is the Head of European Regulatory and Compliance for Tetragon, an investment firm based in London. 

Next Meeting

  • Wednesday, May 13 from 7 a.m. 
  • Speaker: 

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