• Pledge of Allegiance  --  Mike Carroll
  • Words of Inspiration -- Richard Cunningham
  • Introduction of guests
  • Announcement by the President
  • Announcements by the Director, Committee Chair and by the members
    • HRYF - Richard Cunningham
  • Anniversaries
  • Happy Dollars
  • Guest Speaker -- Connie Ichinose
  • 4-Way Test -- Marlene Norton

Pledge of Allegiance -- Led by Mike Carroll

Inspiration -- Richard Cunningham

Richard noted that he was casting shadows and realized that his shadow didn't look any different from his 18-year old self.  He assessed how he was feeling and he didn't feel any different from being 18 years old.  He's wondering where the last 52 years went.


Misaki Saito - prospective member
Geoli Ng - prospective member
Connie Ichinose - Rotary Club of Hilo and guest speaker
Jim Becker - Rotary Club of Hilo

Announcements by the President

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

  • The notes from the August 19 RCHB meeting can be found here:  
    And the video of the meeting can be found here:
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Thank you letters received:

Lisa Rantz, Executive Director of the Hilo Medical Center sent a thank you for 10 fabric face masks. 
Kiani Aburamen, recipient of a $1750 scholarship by RCHB  sent us a thank you card with a note to RCHB.  "This money will be put to great use as I start my next journey and attend college to better my knowledge to become a radiologic technologist."
Patty Sue Salvador sent a thank you note.  "It was an honor to be a part of the Rotary Club of Hilo Bay and I treasure the many wonderful memories of times shared with fellow Rotarians."

Board Meeting Decisions

  • The RCHB will continue to Zoom through September 2020.
Once Board minutes are approved, they are posted in ClubRunner.

Friends of the Children's Justice Center

Presentation of the checks were made on Monday, August 24th. 
Rotarians that supported the donation drive:
  • Dale Tokuuke
  • Chester Cabral
  • Richard Cunningham
  • Curt Sharp
  • Tim Hanson
  • Dawn Pung
  • James Tyrin
  • Sharon Scheele
  • Paula Uusitalo
  • Jan Abundo
  • Kim Keahiolalo

Thank you, Dale T. for leading the donation drive.  Total presented to the Friends was $1175.


PEACE Pole Installation

The Rotary Club of Volcano will be dedicating its Peace Pole on Sunday, August 30 at 11:00 a.m. at the Volcano Art Center.  The event will be outdoors with masks and social distancing.  If you would like to Zoom the event, please let Lorraine D. know and she will forward your email address to Charlene Iboshi for a meeting invitation.


Volunteers needed!

Next weeks meeting:
  • Pledge of Allegiance:  Curt Sharp
  • Inspiration:  Sharon Scheele
  • Birthday Song:  Mary Begier
  • 4-Way Test:  Richard Cunningham
Thank you!

 Upcoming Meetings

  • Wednesday, August 26 -- Guest Speaker Connie Ichinose. Meeting start at 7:00 am.
  • Wednesday, August 26 -- New Member Orientation, immediately following the general meeting.
  • Wednesday, August 26 -- Club Trainer meeting. Roles and responsibilities to help clubs with training.       Meeting ID#   978 098 506, PC 553420  Begins at 7:00 pm.
  • Monday,  Auguest 31 -- Vocational Service Chairs.  Ideas and best practices for vocational projects and sharing.       Meeting ID#   978 098 506, PC 553420  Begins at 7:00 pm.
  • Wednesday, September 2 -- Guest Speaker Justina Acevedo-Cross, Hawaii Community Foundation.  Meeting starts at 7:00 am.
  • Saturday, September 5, --Welcome to Rotary for non-members and new members to learn the Rotary Basics.      Meeting ID# 989 3428 2111, PW 843514  Meeting begins at 9:00 am.
  • Wednesday, September 9 -- Guest Speaker is Jim Becker, Speaking on Global Telemedicine.  Meeting starts at 7:00 am.
  • Wednesday, September 16 -- Vocational Day.  Guest speaker YuYok Pearring.  Meeting starts at 7:00 am.
  • Thursday, September 17 -- Club Social, Location and Time, TBD.
  • Wednesday, September  23 -- Guest Speaker is District Governor Naomi Masuno, Meeting starts at 7:00 am.
  • Wednesday, September 23 -- Board Meeting, immediately following the General Meeting.  Will end at 9:00 am.
  • Wednesday, September 30 -- 5th Wednesday of the Month, General Assembly.  Meeting starts at 7:00 am.

Other Rotary Meetings and Invitations

Email blasts this past week.

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 Governor and Assistant Governor Visit -  September 23, 2020

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.

Future Rotary International Conventions

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



Announcements, Director / Committee Chair report

HRYF - Richard Cunningham

Through the month of September, you can go to any Foodland/SackNSave and make a donation of up to $249 using your Maikai card to HRYF.  Code number is 77199 and if you don't have it with you, you can look it up on the Give Aloha list under Oahu organizations.  For every dollar donated, Foodland/SackNSave and Western Union will match by about 20%.  Give a copy of your receipt to Richard C. for recognition and to have your name entered in for a wood masterpiece (still TBD) by Richard.  


Other Chair Announcements

Curt S. had to leave the meeting, but sent this email afterwards regarding participation in a Global Grant Presentation by District 5000:
Chester and I participated in the subject presentation.
1. I'll need to access the District 5000 website to download  the presentation for more of the details;
2. There are several million $ projects dealing with large hospital outfittings;
3. Got the impression that multiple sister clubs sponsoring a project is encouraged (something we can entertain);
4. Addressing environmental issues via projects was mentioned towards the end.
If you have questions, please contact Curt S.
Preston Barnes III thanked RCHB for the bouquet of flowers commemorating  their 56th wedding anniversary.

Anniversaries between August 20 and August 26, 2020

Wedding Anniversary 

Preston Barnes III  (Edean) --  Happy Anniversary!
Anita Cunningham (Charles) -- Happy Anniversary!

Club Anniversary 


Kim Keahiolalo -- Happy Birthday!
Misaki Saito -- Belated Happy Birthday!




Happy Dollars

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: 

Mary B. is $50 happy.  $5 because we sang Happy Birthday to Misa.  $5 because it is a beautiful day.  $5 because she closed a transaction with two happy parties that she met through community involvement.  She is rounding up her Happy Dollars to $50.

Miyuki L. is $5 because of Misa's birthday.

Junichi N. is $10 happy.  $5 for returning safely from Washington State and $5 because Africa has been declared polio free.

Ken B. is $10 happy for his parents wedding anniversary.

Alan O. is $15 happy.  $5 because there are 2 Kaleo's in his yard.  $5 because folks who were mail pilfering in his community were caught thanks to community involvement and $5 because the weeding project he has been working on is complete and he is pleased with the results.  He stated that he made a contract with his body -- if his body responds to what his brain directs it to do, he will reward it with lots of ice cream.

Marlene N. is $5 happy because she was able to do 20 laps in the pool when this time last year, she could barely life her arms.

David D. is $10 happy.  $5 as an apology for missing last weeks meeting and $5 honoring Alan O. for being the sensei of his community group.

Art T. is $5 happy and acknowledged Miyuki L. for delivering his coffee purchase on Monday.

Mike C. is $25 happy and acknowledged Junichi for the work he did as past president, the work he continues to do to keep the meetings successful and training us.

Mary B. is another $10 happy for receiving a super-duper disinfectant order from Jan A.

Bryan L. is $10 happy as his daughter was promoted at Kamehameha Schools.


Thank you all for your generosity and positive words.

Guest Speaker -- Connie Ichinose


Next Meeting

  • The next club meeting will be Wednesday, September 2 from 7 a.m. via Zoom.  Guest Speaker Justina Acevedo-Cross, Hawaii Community Foundation

Additional Announcements


The Four Way Test  -- Marlene Norton