Agenda -- 36th Meeting of RCHB for Rotary Year 2020-2021

  • Pledge of Allegiance  --  Mary Begier
  • Words of Inspiration --  Curt Sharp
  • Introduction of guests
  • Announcement by the President
  • Announcements by the Director, Committee Chair and by the members
  • Anniversaries
  • Happy Dollars
  • 4-Way Test -- Paula Uusitalo
Meeting Notes can be found here:
Recorded Meeting:
Published Presentation:  None

Pledge of Allegiance -- Led by Mary Begier

Inspiration -- Mary Begier


Introduction of Guests

Randy Hart - DG Nominee
Toby Taniguchi - Prospective Member
Jessica Histo -- Hawaii Diaper Project
D'Andrea Pellitier -- Prospective Member
Doug Adams -- AG

Announcements by the President


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

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Volunteers needed!

March 24, 2021 Meeting
  • Pledge of Allegiance:   Art Taniguchi
  • Inspiration:  Richard Cunningham     
  • Birthday Song:   Minions
  • 4-Way Test:   Bryan Lindsey

Upcoming RCHB Meetings

  • 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, update on Myanmar
  • Wednesday, March 31 -- Guest Speaker is Richard Courson, Polio Plus and honoring Sharon Scheele
  • 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 TBD
  • Wednesday, May 5 -- Youth Service Month, Art Kimura -- Exchange with Ehime High School
  • 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


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 to support the project.  Side note:  Benson Medina sent an email out encouraging folks who have been trained and have already volunteered to consider volunteering more.  Expected that help will be needed through the summer.

  • Diaper Project -- Sharon Scheele and Geoli Ng.  Introduction of Jessica Histo.

  • HRYF -- Richard Cunningham.  Have collected over $4000 for this year.  Richard is still taking contributions.

  • Junior Achievement -- Sharon Scheele.  Sharon has enough volunteers for the session.  Thank you to the folks who volunteered.  Stay tuned for dates for training.

  • Easter and the Foodbasket -- Sharon Scheele.  Sharon and Geoli Ng will be going to the Foodbasket on the 25th to present the checks.

  • April work day -- Deborah Beaver.  April 24th is the work day for all Rotarians around the State.  Stay tuned for more news.

  • Club Social -- James Tyrin  Club social is pushed back to March 25 -- invite a friend to share in the diversity of wines that will be tasted.  James will send an email out.

  • Dictionary Project -- James Tyrin   Update:  Saturday, March 20 has been delayed for filming.  Stay tuned for a new date.


Anniversaries between March 11 and March 17, 2021

Wedding Anniversary 

Sharon Scheele -- to Al Inoue  March 14, 1982.  Sharon's secret to longevity is patience.
Dale Tokuuke -- to Sandra March 11, 1978

Club Anniversary 



Joanna Herkes -- March 14




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: 
Sharon S. is $50 happy for her anniversary and she is designating the funds to HRYF.
Curt S. is $25 happy.  He has a good cup of coffee, he is still kicking and he loves the rain.
Mary B. is $25 happy.  $5 for her second COVID shot and $20 to celebrate Tim, Benson, Richard and Steve for the 2nd set of scholarship interviews.
Sandra W. is $25 happy.  Her health is returning, she got a COVID vaccine and her book is out!
Alan O. is $20 happy.  He got his second COVID vaccine and gave kudos to Hilo Medical Center for a finely run event.  He mentioned that he got an email from Irene who had a reaction to the vaccine.
David D. is $10 happy.  He reported that Irene is doing better but joining via Zoom is challenging for her.
Randy H. is $20 happy and dedicated his dollars to HRYF.

Guest speaker:  Vocational Day -- Guest Speaker is Dawn Pung


Rotary IQ Winner -- All 5 bottles of wine for the Wine Tasting Social.  Courtesy of David DeLuz, Jr.   And the winner is:  Due to technical difficulties, the winner could not be announced.  It will be announced at the next meeting.

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


Next Meeting -- Wednesday, March 24, Guest speaker is Mark Merriman with an update on Myanmar 

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  -- Paula Uusitalo