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


Announcements by the President

The notes of the last club meeting has been posted on the ClubRunner.

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

Please consider to make one-time donation to Polio Plus through our club

All East Hawaii Group Meeting

Virtual RI convention  June 20-26

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.

Hawaii Toward Zero

  • To better understand how Rotarians specifically are affected by this pandemic, Hawaii Toward Zero is requesting the Rotarians to fill out quick questions. This weekend we hope to have preliminary results to report to the District Trainings.
  • Honolulu Sunset's President, Dr. James Ham is a volunteer at Hawaii Toward Zero. 
  • If you are a healthcare practitioner, attorney or educator and would like to volunteer at a call center, Hawaii Towards Zero needs help.  Check them out at: 

Hilo Medical Center

  • The Rotary Club of Hilo Bay received a letter from Hilo Medical Foundation dated April 30, 2020 that thanked us for donating masks. 

Higashihiroshima Rotary Club

  • donated masks we sent to Higashihiroshima City government. Club President Masahiko Aratani sent me an email thanking to us. Read the email from Mr. Aratani here.
  • President Mr. Aratani and the board member Mr. Yasui appear on a video message to their members. Facebook video.

There will be the BOD meeting next week on May 20

Update your Zoom client

Events are posted on ClubRunner Calendar

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. If the Governor lifts the ban of social gathering, etc., Hilo Daijingu Social Hall may need to be vacated by May 31, at earliest.
  • Polio Plus
    Please click this banner below or on our webpage: Alan mentioned that we should make sure to donate money to PolioPlus so that the money is used to tackle with COVID-19 and polio. If you make a donation to disaster response, your money may end up to something other than polio although you will get recognition points.
  • James Tyrin is planning the online social in May, that will be announced later.

If your announcement is a complicated one, I would suggest you share the information with the members in the text. Make slides or send your announcement to

Anniversaries through May 13

Wedding Anniversary

Club Anniversary

  • Dale Tokuuke 5/9/1996, sponsored by Les Tanimoto


  • David DeLuz, Jr. 


  • Mary Begier, realtor and principal broker of Mary Begier Realty as well as the Rotarian at Rotary Club of Hilo Bay wrote in this magazine "We are a resilient community. We will come out of this stronger, better people because we can call one another friend. God Bless us all!"
  • Thank you Kim Keahiolalo for boosting three Facebook posts (two posts for rice re-bagging and one post for mask donation). The boosted posts are reaching 300 to 700 people comparing with less than 80 people other posts are reaching.

Happy Dollar

  • Tom Witthans: $10 for Mahalo Marlene Norton for helping food packaging and for bringing ziploc bags.
  • Mary Begier: $10 for D5000 Pau Hana online event that was held on May 8.
  • Virginia Juettner: $5 for online club meeting
  • Art Taniguchi: $5 for zero active cases of COVID-19 on this island
  • Miyuki Lee: $5 for booking a flight to Japan in June
  • Richard Cunningham: $ for Reopening his store M-F 10-4
  • Chester Cabral: $10 for Richard's opening his store and for Sara's speech

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

Other items

Interact: The challenges to sponsor Interact clubs are (1) We need to find a club advisor and a school advisor. (2) The club advisor will need to be committed to participate in the Interact activity every week. Some schools prefer to have a single club advisor instead of multiple advisors in rotation. Now is the time to reach out to the schools to reinstate the Interact Club. In the past, our club sponsored Interact clubs at Keaau High and St. Joseph School. Tom Witthans, Youth Services Chair, David DeLuz Jr. and Miyuki Lee said that they will work on the matter. Thank you.
Guest speakers: Junichi Noumaru suggests to provide an opportunity for the new members to talk. David DeLuz, Jr. and Art Taniguchi made a suggestion for the guest speakers. The Program Committee Chair David DeLuz, Jr. and the Vocational Program Chair Lorraine Davis will arrange the guest speakers. If you want to talk, please contact David or Lorraine.

Next Meeting

  • Wednesday, May 20 from 7 a.m. 
  • Speaker: Julie Mitchell, Executive Director of Ku'ikahi Mediation Center (Tentative)

The Four Way Test