• Pledge of Allegiance  -- Barbara Hastings
  • Words of Inspiration -- Lorraine Davis
  • Introduction of guests
  • Announcement by the President
  • Announcements by the Director, Committee Chair and by the members
  • Anniversaries
  • Happy Dollars
  • Guest Speaker -- Mike Carroll on Rotary Meetings and Who Is Counting?
  • 4-Way Test -- Tim Hansen
The YouTube video of the meeting can be found here:

Pledge of Allegiance -- Led by Barbara Hastings

Inspiration -- Provided by Lorraine Davis

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” ~ Dr. Seuss


  • Misaki Saito, invited by Miyuki Lee

Announcements by the President

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

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Meeting Schedule in July

  • Wednesday, July 8 -- Regular online meeting at 7:00 am.  Guest Speaker is Mike Carroll.  
  • Wednesday, July 15 -- Regular online meeting, Vocational Day Guest Speaker is Miyuki Lee.  Meeting starts at 7:00 am
  • Wednesday, July 15 -- Board of Directors Meeting 8:15 am
  • Wednesday, July 22 -- Regular online meeting, Guest Speaker is Alan Okinaka about Club Classifications.  Meeting starts at 7:00 am
  • Thursday, July 23 -- Club Social -- Tentative -- Cronies
  • Wednesday, July 29 -- 5th Wednesday of the Month -- Club Assembly.  Meeting starts at 7:00 am.  

Thank you for donation to Polio Plus

  • Doing the Math -- We donated $3,700 to Polio Plus at our Installation and an additional $875 raised previously.  The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation was offering $2.00 for every dollar raised -- therefore because of RCHB, $14,725 will go towards Polio eradication.  It is estimated that each vaccine costs ~ $1.90 so therefore, we provided enough funds for 7,750 doses!  APPLAUSE PLEASE!!

All East Hawaii Group Meeting


Other Rotary Meetings and Invitations

  • This Friday, July 10, the Rotary Club of Hilo  will meet in person for the first time since March. It is our first meeting of the 2020-2021 Rotary Year. President Nancy Cabral invites you to join us.
    The Garden Dining Room, Nani Mau Gardens, 421 Makalika Street, Hilo
    12 noon on Friday July 10
    The Gardens staff will serve you from the buffet table. This will be a real meal, with actual silverware and tablecloths. 
    Nancy's first meeting! There will be an "open mic" for sharing, and the new Directors will speak briefly.
    For safety
     😊Seating will be outside, and appropriately distanced. There will be wipes and sanitizer
     😊Bring a mask to wear when you are not at your table.
     😊If you're feeling under the weather, please don't attend in-person
    Attending remotely
    There will be one Zoom camera in the meeting venue, and it will focus on whoever's speaking in the room. There will not be an opportunity for remote attendees to speak to everyone. Chat will be available.
  • My name is Anne Marie Studer and I am President-Elect of the Rotary Club of Maui. On Friday 17th July, we will be hosting guest speaker Salman Mubarak from Pakistan to present the project 1000 Cataract Surgeries
    We would like to invite you and your club to join us on Friday July 17th at 12 noon. Zoom Meeting ID 858 5674 5821 Password 964679
    Please forward this email to other clubs and invite other interested Rotarians. Please email me directly with questions and suggestions on how I can reach other clubs.
    Many thanks and kindest regards,
    Anne Marie StuderRotary Club of Hilo BayRotary Club of Maui


District Happenings

A series of D5000 Rotary webinars is available for your viewing, either live or recorded.  You can also find ton of webinars in the Learning Center at
D5000 Webinar Recordings:
Business Assistance webinar recording:

Mark Your Calendars

District Conference 2021

  • Will be held for the first time in Hilo commemorating 100 years of Rotary on Big Island at Grand Naniloa Hotel on May 14, 15 and 16, 2021.
  • Expect 250 to 300 people
  • Hilo clubs will be asked to be committed to the planning: Theme, Silent auction, Celebration of life, House of Aloha (Friendship), Sergeant of arms, Decoration, Conference bags, Entertainment, Program booklet, Tour, Service projects, Pre-conference and Post-conference activities, Media...
  • Lorraine said that many events with the theme "open the doors" await us.

Future Rotary International Conventions

  • Taipei: June 12-16, 2021
  • Houston: June 4-8, 2022


  • Higashihiroshima Rotary Club
    • The president has changed from Masahiko Aratani to Shoko Shimazaki.
    • The next club anniversary event will be held in May 2022.  Please mark your calendar for a trip to Japan to help them celebrate.
  • Rotary Club La Serena Oriente
    • Email from Erico Wulf - he thanked us for inviting members of his club to our installation and hopes we will stay in touch and collaborate on projects.

Announcements, Director / Committee Chair report

Rice bagging project: -- Chris Okano and James Tyrin

To date, we have processed approximately 34,000 pounds of rice, resulting in over 6,800+ individual bags for families.  Doing the math -- my car weighs 2804 pounds -- we have rebagged the equivalent of 12+ cars!

Moving the location to Aunty Sally Luau Hale, on Thursday, July 2.  Big Mahalos to the folks who came out to bag:  James Tyrin and his son, Luke, Curt Sharp, Marlene Norton, John Gapp and friend, Mary Begier, Deborah Beaver, Jan Abundo, Dawn Pung, Art Taniguchi, Ken Barnes, Tim Hansen, Junichi Noumaru, Sharon Scheele, Chris Okano, Richard Cunningham, Mike Carroll, Chester Cabral, Brian Lindsey, Barbara Hastings, Steve Jacunski, and Lorraine Davis.
Post rice social, sponsored by Richard Cunningham was attended by Barbara Hastings, James Tyrin and son Luke, Tim Hansen, Mike Carroll, Art Taniguchi, Chester Cabral, Junichi Noumaru, Chris Okano, Brian and Lori Ann Lindsey and Lorraine Davis.

On July 7, 2020, members of RCHB met at the Hilo Daijingu to present Reverend Naoyuki Hotta and Stefan Cunliffe, a board members of Hilo Daijingu with a $1,000 donation to show our appreciation for the Hilo Daijingu allowing us the use of their commercial kitchen for our Rice Bagging Project.  Members in attendance along with (the members of the Hilo Daijingu were there) were Junichi Noumaru, Sharon Scheele, Chris Okano, and Lorraine Davis.  The Rotary clean up day still TBD.

Monthly Social -- James Tyrin

In person social, tentatively scheduled for July 23 at Cronies.  More information to follow.

District Grant Application -- Chester Cabral

Chester announced that there are two District Grants available, one is a match grant and the other a no match grant.  The match grant has been set aside for RYLA.  The no match grant RFP is available to non-profits to apply for and the application will be placed on the Rotary website.  If anyone has difficulty accessing the application, they can contact Chester or Lorraine and they can email the application out.  This year's amount is $576 and the due date for submitting the application is July 14, COB so the Board can review and select the recipient.
Lorraine urged the members to contact their favorite non-profit to let them know about the grant.  While the grant may be considered small, it is often the grant that allows a non-profit to provide a service or a resource that their restricted funding would not allow them to do.

District Foundation

District 5000 (Hawaii) Foundation meeting was held on June 27. The amendment of the Bylaws was approved. Election of the directors and board members will be made at the next meeting at 10 to 11 a.m. on August 1. One board member who will represent the Hawaii Island may be nominated among the member clubs on the island.

District events

Other Chair Announcements

Alan Okinaka announced that he had sent out the club membership lists to members and he requested that we review them and make any corrections.  He will update the lists again and send them out within the week.
Art Taniguchi announced that the Hongwanji is offering a course in conversational Japanese and Calligraphy and if anyone is interested in taking the course, to contact him. If there is enough interest by the club, he thinks they might be able to set up a course for just us.
Lorraine Davis announced that the Vocational Chair is still open and if anyone is interested in taking on the task to please contact her.

Anniversaries between July 2 and July 8, 2020

Wedding Anniversary -- HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!

  • Steve Jacunski 
  • Kim Keahiolalo 

Club Anniversary -- Thank you Julie, Marlene, and Marcia for your years of service as a Rotarian.

  • Julie Hugo -- July 1, 1991
  • Marlene Norton -- July 6, 2015
  • Marcia Sakai -- July 2, 2014



Our club received a donation of $489.96 from Higashihiroshima Rotary Club.
According to Mr. Masahiko Aratani, the past president of the club, it had made a monetary donation of about $500 every year for our club to fight against poverty of the locals for a few years since we established a sister club relationship about 20 years ago. Another reason for the donation was to show an appreciation to our mask donation to the club.
Our club put the donation to our general fund and will use it according to the said purpose.

Happy Dollar

Keep your happy dollar donation in an envelope and bring it to the next in-person meeting. You may contact Deborah Beaver to make a payment with your credit card or mail your check to the club. Thank you.
In addition, you may now pay from our new online payment system:

Alan O. was $15 happy.  He resigned from the Bay Clinic Board of Directors which has lightened his to do list considerably.  He was able to have an interesting experience in visiting Kalani Cone.  He claims that with the road conditions, if he had a bottle of cream with him at the beginning of the trip, he would have had butter when he reached Kalani Cone.  And finally, he made the prudent decision to cancel an Alaskan Fishing trip.

Marcia S. was $6 happy for the 6 years in Rotary.  She stated that is has been a great experience.

Marlene W. is $5 happy for her 5 years in Rotary.

Barbara H. is $5 happy for the Rice Bagging experience and the social at Richard C. Frame shop.

Art was $5 sad as he reflected on former member Calvin Shindo's passing.  He provided a brief history of Calvin's life and remembers him fondly.

Virginia and Bob J. are $5 happy to get lychee from one of the biggest lychee trees that is on their property and $5 sad because a neighbors pig wandered onto their property and died.  The animal is too big to move.  Mary B. jumped in and said that she knows a former Rotarian who specializes in large animal removal/disposal and will send the information to Virginia and Bob.

Junichi N. was $10 happy.  He echoed Barbara's sentiments about the rice bagging and welcomed Misaki to the meeting.

Miyuki L. was $10 happy for Misaki joining the meeting and hopes she will join our club.  Miyuki also announced that in preparation for her talk next week, she invited us to visit her at the Kinoole Farmer's Market on Saturday between 6 am and 11 am and she will give out complimentary coffee packets.  She asks that you bring a coffee mug, hot water, the packets and any addition you like to have in coffee (cream or sugar) with you to the meeting and she will demonstrate how the packet works and we can all enjoy a cup of coffee together.

Chester C. was $10 happy about the social at Richard C. Frame Shop.

Richard C. was happy, he brought 6 bottles of beer to the social and came back with 11 bottles of beer (not empties.)

Lorraine D. was $10 happy.  She enjoyed seeing folks in 3D at the rice bagging event and social.

Guest Speaker -- Mike Carroll, President Elect.

Mike maintains Club Runner attendance lists and discussed what constitutes a meeting, a make-up and also discussed the rule of 85.  If you have further questions, please contact Mike.


Next Meeting

  • The next club meeting will be Wednesday, July 15 from 7 a.m. via Zoom.  The 3rd Wednesday is Vocational Day so our guest speaker will be Miyuki Lee.  Miyuki has an announcement to make regarding the meeting.
  • The Board of Directors will meet after the meeting, beginning at 8:15 am via Zoom.


Additional Announcements

The YouTube video of the meeting can be found here:


The Four Way Test  -- Led by Tim Hansen