Agenda -- 35th Meeting of RCHB for Rotary Year 2020-2021

  • Pledge of Allegiance  --  Curt Sharp
  • Words of Inspiration --  Mary Begier
  • Introduction of guests
  • Announcement by the President
  • Announcements by the Director, Committee Chair and by the members
  • Anniversaries
  • Happy Dollars
  • 4-Way Test -- Bob Juettner
Meeting Notes can be found here:
Published Presentation:

Pledge of Allegiance -- Led by Curt Sharp

Inspiration -- Mary Begier

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Introduction of Guests

D'Andrea Pelletier -- guest of Anita Cunningham and potential member.
Toby Taniguchi -- guest of Art Taniguchi and potential member.
Barbara Kiernan, guest speaker
Frank Presson, guest of Barbara Kiernan
Naomi Masuno, District Governor
Doug Adams, Assistant Governor
Janell Kuamoo -- guest being inducted today

Announcements by the President


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

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Volunteers needed!

March 17, 2021 Meeting
  • Pledge of Allegiance:   Mary Begier
  • Inspiration:     Curt Sharp
  • Birthday Song:   Minions
  • 4-Way Test:   Paula Uusitalo

Upcoming RCHB Meetings

  • Wednesday, March 10 -- Guest Speaker is Barbara Kiernan, coordinator of a RI Project in Mexico
  • Wednesday, March 17 -- Vocational Day -- Guest Speaker is Dawn Pung
  • Wednesday, March 17 -- Board of Director's Meeting, immediately following the general meeting
  • Wednesday, March 24 -- Guest Speaker is Mark Merriam -- Myanmar UpdateGuest 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 is Curt Sharp
  • 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

Forward from James Tyrin regarding club social.

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.  Still looking for volunteers.  If you need the link to volunteer, please contact Sharon.

  • Diaper Project -- Sharon Scheele and Geoli Ng.  The Diaper project is going through the end of March.  Please see the flyer that was sent out.  RCHB will receive $1000 from the district to go towards the project.  Geoli, Lorraine and Mike are going to Hawaii Diaper in Waimea later this morning for a tour and photo opportunity.

  • HRYF -- Richard Cunningham.  The interviews for the 2nd go around for scholarships have been completed.  Richard is accepting contributions and to date, has about $3000 that has been collected.  He will be taking contributions through March.

  • Junior Achievement -- Sharon Scheele.  Sharon is looking for volunteers to go into the classroom.  Please contact her for more information.

  • Easter and the Foodbasket -- Sharon Scheele.  RCHB members have typically supported the Foodbasket at the major holidays.  Write your check directly to the Foodbasket so you can get your tax credit and send the check to Sharon and she will make sure RCHB is recognized.  If you have questions, contact Sharon.

  • April work day -- Deborah Beaver.  Mark your calendars for a beach clean-up day.  This is a statewide Rotarian project.  Stay tuned for more news.

  • Club Social -- James Tyrin -- the date has been changed to March 25th from 5:30 to 7:00 pm.  RSVP to James regarding the wines you wish to purchase -- he will have the wines at his office.  Checks need to be payable to Kadota Liquor.

  • Dictionary Project -- James Tyrin -- Tim, Dave and James are meeting immediately after the club meeting to discuss what is to be done regarding the filming.  Filming is scheduled for Saturday, March 20 beginning at 2 pm at Church of the Holy Cross.


Anniversaries between March 4 and March 10, 2021

Wedding Anniversary 

John Gapp (Maureen) -- March 9, 1989

Club Anniversary 

Paula Uusitalo -- March 8, 2006  Sponsor was Ruth Larkin






Introduction and Induction of Janell Kuamoo -- Sharon Scheele and Naomi Masuno, District Governor


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: 
Curt S. is $15 happy.  He told the story of going through London with a Rotary pin and a pin collector offered him $50 for the pin.  He kept the pin.
Virginia and Bob J. are $15 happy to see Barba Kiernan and Frank Presson.  Congratulations and welcome to Janell.
Marlene N. is $10 happy.  She has a new car with thanks to David D. and wants to congratulation Sandra W. for her new book coming out.
David D. is $40 happy.  $10 to see Anita, $10 to Tim for RYLA, $10 for missed appointment with Curt and $10 for Marlene's new car.  David also wants to know how much he is matching Steven S. contribution for his television appearance.
Paula U. is $15 happy for that many years in Rotary.
Anita C. is contributing $30 -- $10 for D'Andrea coming to the meeting, $10 for Deborah hosting Anita at her house and $10 in concern for YuYok.
Alan O. is contributing $20 -- $5 because he is getting his 2nd COVID vaccine on Saturday, $5 for his studies, $5 for the Koleas and $5 to apologize to his mainland guests for his earlier remarks.
Art T. is $10 happy -- for Toby T. 3rd meeting with us, for Sharon for providing information he needed quickly and recommended that Doug Adams be a future speaker.
Barbara H. is $10 happy because she got her first COVID shot and to honor Paula for her years of service at RCHB.
Em D. is $10 happy -- she offered a free download of her new book to anyone who would like it and is celebrating her publish date in March.
Richard C. is $60 happy. He was able to meet Geoli face to face, the second round of interviews are done and is designating $50 of those dollars to the Diaper project.
Janell is $50 happy and she would like to designate those dollars to HRYF.
D'Andrea is $10 happy.  Her moniker is Queen of Opera and she has a new song coming out on Spotify and Pandora.  Search either one for Queen of Opera and enjoy the song.

Guest speaker:  Barbara Kiernan -- Introduction by Virginia Juettner


Rotary IQ Winner -- 2 cases of Waiakea Water, courtesy of Geoli Ng.   And the winner is: Jan Abundo

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


Next Meeting -- Wednesday, March 17 -- Vocational Day and our guest speaker is Dawn Pung.

Board meeting to follow immediately after the regular meeting.  Committee chairs, please have your reports ready for the meeting.


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  -- Bob Juettner