Agenda -- 32nd Meeting of RCHB for Rotary Year 2020-2021

  • Pledge of Allegiance  --  Steve Jacunski
  • Words of Inspiration -- Barbara Hastings
  • Introduction of guests
  • Announcement by the President
  • Announcements by the Director, Committee Chair and by the members
  • Anniversaries
  • Happy Dollars
  • 4-Way Test -- Tim Hansen
Recorded Meeting:
Published Presentation:   None

Pledge of Allegiance -- Led by Steve Jacunski

Inspiration -- Barbara Hastings


Introduction of Guests

Michelle Flemming -- Prospective Member -- being inducted today
Naomi Masuno -- District Governor
Doug Adams -- Assistant Governor
Toby Taniguchi -- President of KTA and President of Hawaii Island Chamber of Commerce, guest of Art Taniguchi

Announcements by the President


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

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Volunteers needed!

February 24, 2021 Meeting
  • Pledge of Allegiance: Marlene Norton  
  • Inspiration:   Curt Sharp
  • Birthday Song:   Minions
  • 4-Way Test:   Geoli Ng

Upcoming RCHB Meetings

  • Wednesday, February 17 -- Induction of New Members.  Guest Speakers are DG Naomi Masuno and AG Doug Adams
  • Wednesday, February 17 -- Board of Director's Meeting, immediately following the general meeting
  • Wednesday, February 24 -- Guest Speaker is Patrick Kizehe, Founder of Giving Refugee Hope in Uganda
  • Wednesday, March 3 -- Guest Speaker Michael Marshall, Art Department UHH on COVID Budget Cuts Impacts
  • Wednesday, March 10 -- Guest Speaker is Barbara Kiernan, coordinator of a RI Project in Mexico
  • Wednesday, March 17 -- Guest Speaker is Mark Merriam -- Myanmar Update
  • Wednesday, March 17 -- Board of Director's Meeting, immediately following the general meeting
  • Wednesday, March 24 -- Guest Speaker TBD
  • Wednesday, March 31 -- Guest Speaker TBD
  • Wednesday, April 7 -- Maternal and Child Health Month, Guest Speaker is Terri Lum, East Hawaii Children's Justice Center
  • Wednesday, April 14 -- Guest Speaker Past DG Win Shoneman -- Rotary Legacy
  • Wednesday, April 21 -- Vocational Day, Guest Speaker is Misa Sato
  • Wednesday, April 21 -- Board of Director's Meeting, Immediately following the general meeting
  • Wednesday, April 28 -- Guest Speaker TBD
  • Wednesday, May 5 -- Youth Service Month, Guest Speaker TBD
  • Wednesday, May 12 -- Guest Speaker TBD
  • Wednesday, May 19 -- Guest Speaker is Jessica Histo, Hawaii Diaper
  • Wednesday, May 19 -- Board of Director's Meeting, Immediately following the general meeting
  • Wednesday, May 26 -- Guest Speaker TBD
  • Wednesday, June 2 -- Rotary Fellowship Month -- Guest Speaker TBD
  • Wednesday, June 9 -- Guest Speaker TBD
  • Wednesday, June 16 -- Vocational Day, Guest Speaker TBD
  • Wednesday, June 16 -- Board of Director's Meeting, Immediately following the general meeting
  • Wednesday, June 23 -- Guest Speaker TBD
  • Wednesday, June 30 -- Induction of New Officers -- stay tuned for more information

Other Rotary Meetings and Invitations

Email blasts this past week.  
  • Deb Nichols
  • Training last Saturday
  • Rotary IQ
    • Scholarships
    • Cleaning out the storage locker

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 on May 14, 15 and 16, 2021.  The event is now 100% virtual.  Volunteers who have skills in videotaping and virtual platforms are requested.  Please contact Alan Kusunoki at

District Conference 2023

  • Will be held in Hilo.  The committee is looking for volunteers to help with the planning and a co-chair from East Hawaii.

Future Rotary International Conventions

  • Taipei: June 12-16, 2021 Rotary International has announced that the International Conference will be virtual due to the ongoing threat of the COVID virus.  Stay tuned for further news.
  • Houston: June 4-8, 2022




Announcements, Director / Committee Chair report

  • Volunteer opportunity  - COVID Vaccine Scheduling for DOH -- Sharon Scheele.  There are still volunteers needed for 3 hour shifts.  She will send out the link to be able sign up to volunteer for 3 hour shifts.

  • Diaper Project -- Sharon Scheele and Geoli Ng.  Geoli's company, Waiakea Water is going to be doing a month long drive in March to raise funds and/or purchase diapers for Hawaii Diaper.  Stay tuned for more information.  

  • HRYF -- Richard Cunningham.  Kim K. announced that we interviewed four applicants for scholarships and we have a winner!  Kacie Tagawa was chosen to receive $5000 in scholarship.  Richard encouraged us to contribute to HRYF.  So far, there have been approximately $2000 contributed.

  • RYLA -- Tim Hansen  RYLA is February 26 and 27th.  There are approximately 100 participants expected.  Still looking for volunteers to deliver survival kits and pizza to East Hawaii participants.  Tim said we are still looking for support -- there are 88 students enrolled and they are still accepting students to the event.


Anniversaries between February 11 and February 17, 2021

Wedding Anniversary 


Club Anniversary 






Happy Dollars

Keep your happy dollar donation in an envelope and bring it to the next in-person meeting, send a check to RCHB, PO Box 11506 or pay via credit card from our new online payment system: 
Art T. is $20 happy.  He is happy to see Toby T., Naomi M. and Doug A.  He shared that he was in a presentation with Doug and said that Doug represents the County very well.
Steve J. is $10 because Junichi N. and Mike C. work in keeping the Zoom meetings going.
Mary B. is $10 happy and found a new phrase for Steve J. of "four women in the house" and it is "he lives in an estrogen filled world."  She saw this on television and thought of Steve.
David D. is $20 to honor both Paula U. and Anita C. for helping with getting the storage unit cleaned out.
Doug A. is $20 happy to honor Michelle F., Naomi M. being at the meeting and to thank Art T. for his gracious words.
Naomi M. is $20 happy.  She recognized members of RCHB for their contributions to Rotary.  She mentioned Lorraine D., Tim H., Michelle F., Mary B., Richard C., Art T. and Sharon S.
Virginia Juettner is $10 happy.  She enjoyed the Board Training on Saturday, they found yet another peace pole in Kona and the painting project is finished and they can occupy the rooms again.
Junichi N. is $10 happy and echoed Virginia's comments about the training on February 13 at District 5000.
Alan O. is $10 happy in that after interviewing the scholarship applicants and he is regaining confidence in our future.  He is also contemplating doing the Camino de Santiago.

Sharon S. asked for a link to the training on Saturday.

Member Induction -- Michelle Flemming

Guest Speakers -- Naomi Masuno and Doug Adams


Rotary IQ Winner -- Tea Basket from Miyuki Lee's Company, courtesy of Lorraine Davis.   This week's question was "How many districts are there worldwide?  Based on the source that you used, the answer is either 529 and 530.  And the winner is:  Bob Juettner

Looking for Prize Donors -- Please let Lorraine know what you would like to offer.


Next Meeting -- February 24, 2021, Guest speaker is Patrick Kizehe, Founder of Giving Refugee Hope in Uganda


Looking for guest speakers -- please contact Lorraine Davis if you have someone you know would be a good speaker for our club.


The Four Way Test  -- Tim Hansen