Agenda -- 43rd Meeting of RCHB for Rotary Year 2020-2021  

  • Pledge of Allegiance  --  Preston Barnes IV
  • Words of Inspiration --  Marlene Norton
  • Introduction of guests
  • Announcement by the President
  • Announcements by the Director, Committee Chair and by the members
  • Anniversaries
  • Happy Dollars
  • 4-Way Test -- Mike Carroll
Recorded Meeting:
Published Presentation:  None

Pledge of Allegiance -- Led by Preston Barnes IV

Inspiration -- Marlene Norton


Introduction of Guests

Art Kimura, guest speaker

Announcements by the President

Apologies to Mary and Misa, for missing them in the Thank You's.
Special Thanks to those who participated:
Jan Abundo and her husband
Junichi Noumaru and his wife and son
Michelle Flemming and her husband
Janell Kuamoo and her daughter
Art Taniguchi and his wife and daughter
Richard Cunningham
Tim Hansen
Bryan Lindsay
Mary Begier
Misa Saito
Lorraine Davis
Photobomber -- unknown person who wanted to help
Special Thanks to:
Deborah Beaver for coordinating the efforts
Deborah Beaver for supplying tables, chairs and paint for the project
County of Hawaii for supplying vests and garbage bags
David DeLuz Jr. for supplying the signage
The YWCA Preschool for loaning us their pop-up tent
Starbucks for coffee
Deborah's friend, who does this every week, for helping and supplying additional paint
Michelle Flemming and her husband for hauling the garbage to the dump

We will be dark the on May 5.  Please plan to attend the district conference which will be held May 14-16.

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

  • Published Presentation:  None
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Volunteers needed!

May 19, 2021 Meeting
  • Pledge of Allegiance:   Mary Begier
  • Inspiration:     Miyuki Lee
  • Birthday Song:   Minions
  • 4-Way Test:   Richard Cunningham

Upcoming RCHB Meetings

  • Wednesday, May 5 -- Youth Service Month, Guest Speaker Art Kimura - Exchange with Ehime High School
  • Wednesday, May 12 -- DARK -- Please plan to attend the District Conference from May 14-16 instead.
  • 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, Michelle Flemming, YWCA Preschool and recipient of RCHB Funds
  • Wednesday, June 2 -- Rotary Fellowship Month -- Guest Speaker Junichi Noumaru - a virtual tour of Mauna Kea
  • Wednesday, June 9 -- D'Andrea Pelletier -- Opera in Hawaii
  • Wednesday, June 16 -- Vocational Day, Guest Speaker Yu Yok Pearring
  • 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 Invitation


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.  Looking for experienced volunteers to staff the phones.

  • HRYF -- Richard Cunningham.  

  • HPD and EMS sign waving project -- Art Taniguchi

  • James Tyrin -- An in-person social will be held on Wednesday, May 13 at the Hilo Yacht Club from 4:30 to 6:30 pm.  One of our long standing club members, Carol Van Kamp will attend and we wil have an opportunity to say farewell, good bye, aloha as she and her husband will be moving to Florida.  Watch for an email from James -- there are COVID based restrictions that we will have to adhere to.


Anniversaries between April 29 and May 5, 2021

Wedding Anniversary 

David DeLuz, Jr.  to Caroline   April 30, 1988
Emmeline de Pillis to Michael   May 2, 1998

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: 
Miyuki Lee is $52 happy.  Steven Sylvester and Hirona Yamanaka were married on May 2.  Miyuki shared some wedding photos.  Conngratulations to the newlyweds!  (Hint:  they met at a Rotary event!)
Mary B. is $20 happy for the quality survey that James Tyrin sent out.
Barbara H. is $10 sad -- her business partner recently passed.  Contributions to her partner's memorial will go towards a scholarship and library for women in transtion at Fernhurst.
Brian L. is $20 happy.  Congratulations to Steven and Hirona.
Junichi N. is $20 happy.  Congratulations to Steven and Hirona.
Toby T. is $20 happy.  Congratulations to Steven and Hirona.
Alan O. is $10 happy.  He attended the Rotary Peace Village Forum.
Art T. is $20 happy.  Congratulations to Steven and Hirona.
Tom W. is $10 happy.  All three of his children are home.

Thank you all for your generosity!


Guest Speaker is Art Kimura, Exchange with Ehime High School


Rotary IQ Winner -- Rotary Mug, courtesy of cleaning out the storage bin!   And the winner is:  Virginia Juettner

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


Next Meeting -- Wednesday, May 19 Guest Speaker is Jessica Histo, Hawaii Diaper Project and recipient of RCHB funds.


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  -- Mike Carroll