• Pledge of Allegiance
  • Introduction of guests
  • Announcement by the President
  • Announcements by the Director, Committee Chair and by the members
  • Anniversaries
  • Happy Dollars
  • Guest Talk by Julie Mitchell, Executive Director of Ku'ikahi Mediation Center
Meeting on Video
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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

D5000 Rotary Keiki Fun Night

Virtual RI convention  June 20-26

  • The schedule has been posted on Mark your calendar.
  • Saturday, June 20 3:00-4:15 a.m. General Session 1 "Together We Connect"
  • Sunday, June 21 3:00-4:15 a.m. General Session 2 "Together We Learn"
  • Monday, June 22 to Friday, June 26 Breakout Sessions 3:00-4:00 a.m., 7:00-8:00 a.m., 1:00-2:00 p.m.

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.
  • The grant applications will be selected at the BOD meeting on May 20. Urgent requests may be discussed and selected before May 20. 
  • We received the applications from Ku'ikahi Mediation Center and Friends of Children's Justice Center of East Hawaii.

District and RI club citations

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

#RotaryResponds Live series

  • Join a new weekly Facebook Live series to create connections and take part in engaging conversations. The #RotaryResponds Live series features Rotary leaders and members, and leaders from partner organizations sharing how they're taking action in their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • :: Wednesday May 20 5:30-6:00 a.m. ::
    Rotary Connects the World: Rotary International President Mark Maloney in conversation with Rotary CEO John Hewko.
  • :: Wednesday May 27 5:30-6:00 a.m. ::
    Rotary International CEO John Hewko in conversation with ShelterBox CEO Sanj Srikanthan.
  • :: Wednesday June 3 5:30-6:00 a.m. ::
  • RSVP now and don't miss an episode!

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 bagging: James Tyrin said that the rice bagging takes place today (May 20, 2020) at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Chris Okano, Mike Carroll, Sharon Scheele, Jan Abundo, Junichi Noumaru and Steve Jacunski will join in the first shift. James Tyrin, Art Taniguchi, Sharon Scheele, John Gapp, Richard Cunningham and David DeLuz will join in the second shift.
  • Online Social: Tomorrow (May 21, 2020) from 5 p.m. on Zoom. James Tyrin said that there will be the contests for best Zoom background, best dressed and best food/drink presentation. The winner of each category would have $25 donated to polio plus on their behalf.
  • Kupuna Meal: Tom Witthans said that Marlene Norton has helped packing meals regularly. Need volunteers for Friday, May 22 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at Hilo Missionary Church.

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 20

Wedding Anniversary

Club Anniversary

  • Kim Keahiolalo 5/14/2014 sponsored by Paula Uusitalo
  • Steve Sylvester 5/17/2017 sponsored by Art Taniguchi


  • Chester Cabral


Happy Dollar

  • Deborah Beaver: $20 for opening her gallery
  • Barbara Hastings: $10 for Richard Cunningham's helping renovation of her kitchen
  • Richard Cunningham: $ for the headline of today's Tribune Herald - spelling error
  • Junichi Noumaru: $5 for resuming observations at Subaru Telescope
  • Tom Witthans: $ for Akala berry jam that Richard Cunningham made
  • Chester Cabral: $17 for his own birthday
  • Tim Hansen: $5 for Chester's birthday
  • Alan Okinaka: $5 for Chester's birthday

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

Guest Speaker

  • Julie Mitchell, Executive Director of Ku'ikahi Mediation Center

Next Meeting

  • Wednesday, May 27 from 7 a.m. 

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