Agenda -- 37th Meeting of RCHB for Rotary Year 2020-2021

  • Pledge of Allegiance  --  Art Taniguchi
  • Words of Inspiration --  Richard Cunningham
  • Introduction of guests
  • Announcement by the President
  • Announcements by the Director, Committee Chair and by the members
  • Anniversaries
  • Happy Dollars
  • 4-Way Test -- Bryan Lindsey
Recorded Meeting:
Published Presentation:  None

Pledge of Allegiance -- Led by Art Taniguchi

Inspiration -- Richard Cunningham


Introduction of Guests

Al Inouye -- Guest of Sharon Scheele
Mark Marriam -- Guest Speaker
D'Andrea Pellitier -- Potential Member
Toby Taniguchi -- Potential Member

Announcements by the President


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

  • Recorded Meeting:
    Published Presentation:  None
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Volunteers needed!

March 31, 2021 Meeting
  • Pledge of Allegiance:  Mike Carroll   
  • Inspiration:       Deborah Beaver
  • Birthday Song:   Minions
  • 4-Way Test:   Mary Begier

Upcoming RCHB Meetings

  • 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



Board Meeting Highlights --  Board is researching what it will entail to meet in person again.  This includes venue, costs and possibility of hybrid type meeting.  We will continue to Zoom in April.

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.   As of March 22, $1320 has been raised, not including the RCHB donation.  The drive goes through the end of the month.

  • HRYF -- Richard Cunningham.   Over $4000 has been raised for HRYF.  The drive continues.

  • 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.   Rotarians are encouraged to meet at the Foodbasket on Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 2:15 to present checks to the Foodbasket and a photo opportunity.  Side note:  Over $1000 was donated by Rotarians.

  • April work day -- Deborah Beaver.   March April 24th as a word day for all the clubs in Hawaii.  Stay tuned for more information.

  • 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.  

  • Dictionary Project -- James Tyrin -- next filming date TBD.

  • Tim Hansen -- Challenge -- Tim sent an email out to challenge Rotarians to use some of their stimulus check to support the Mediation organizations in East and West Hawaii.  He supplied information in the chat.

  • Mary Begier -- there will be no silent auction for the D5000 conference but are looking for sponsors.  If anyone is interested in being a sponsor for the conference, there are opportunities for 5 businesses at $1000 each.  Stay tuned for more information.   

Anniversaries between March 18 and March 24, 2021

Wedding Anniversary 

Mary Begier -- March 20, 1989 to Lyle Phillips
Geoli Ng -- March 23, 1991 to Kurt
Art Taniguchi -- March 21, 1990 to Barbara

Club Anniversary 

William Barnes IV -- March 18, 2020  Sponsor was Preston Barnes, III
John Gapp -- March 18, 2020  Sponsor was Tom Witthans
Tim Hansen -- March 19, 2014 Sponsore was Steve Jacunski


Bryan Lindsey -- March 23




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: 
David D. is $10 happy because of the efforts of Deb and Paula to clean out and sort out contents of the storage locker.  He issued a challenge -- a new recording of the Birthday Song by Rotarians will result in $100 to HRYF and $100 to RI.
Paula U. is $10 happy with the storage locker being cleaned out and contents sorted out.
Sharon S. is $10 happy for winning the wine suite from David D.
Alan O. is $10 -- he discovered how wonderful the Queen Liliuokalani Park.
Virginia and Bob J. are $10 happy for Junichi helping them with a technical issue, both have received their first COVID vaccitnation and they have a new rescue dog that they have added to their family.
D'Andrea P. is $15 happy as the Palace Theater is showcasing various artists virtually and she urged us to experience the events as well.  She is also willing to record the birthday song for us.
Mike C. is $10 happy, he had no technical difficulties during the meeting.
Lorraine D. is $10 happy to see the sun.

Guest speaker:  Mark Merriam, update on Myanmar

Rotary IQ Winner -- All 5 bottles of wine for the Wine Tasting Social.  Courtesy of David DeLuz, Jr.   And the winner is:  Bob Juettner


Last week's winner was: Sharon Scheele

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


Next Meeting -- Wednesday, March 31, Richard Courson, Polio Plus and honoring Sharon Scheele

Short Board meeting to follow immediately after the regular 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  -- Bryan Lindsey