January 2020 Volume 32 | Issue 26

January 20, 2021

Aloha. E komo mai.
Hilo Bay
Service Above Self
Wednesdays at 7:00 AM
Online (Zoom meeting)
P.O. Box 11506
Hilo, HI 96721
United States of America
District Site
Venue Map
President's Announcement
Lorraine Davis
member photo
Notes from last meeting has been posted on ClubRunner!
Recorded Meeting:
Published Presentation:
New Logo for Rotary Year 2021-22

Volunteers needed!

March 10, 2021 Meeting
  • Pledge of Allegiance:   Curt Sharp
  • Inspiration:   Mary Begier  
  • Birthday Song:   Minions
  • 4-Way Test:   Bob Juettner

Upcoming RCHB Meetings

  • 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 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

Email regarding Diaper Project

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
Executives & Directors
Vice President
President Elect
Attendance Secretary
Sgt at Arms
HRYF Chairman
Public Relations
Club Trainer
Oktoberfest Co-chair
  • Volunteer opportunity  - Continuing through January, 2021  -- Junichi Noumaru

State Department of Health and UH Nursing request Rotarians to help for the face mask observation.
One or a pair of volunteers will count the number of people who (a) wear the mask correctly, (b) wear the mask in correctly and (c) don't wear the mask at a designated location from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturdays:
  • Prince Kuhio Plaza (Zippy's)
  • Airport Post Office
  • Target/Walmart/Safeway
  • Hilo Farmers Market
Since Saturday morning is a favorite time slot for webinars/meetings by D5000, the host is considering to widen the time frame in the Saturday afternoon.
The sign-up sheet :
If you have any question, please contact Dr. Glauberman (

Richard Cunningham - HRYF.  

Richard is making a Koa box as incentive to contribute to HRYF.  The money contributed goes towards scholarships for our Hawaii Island Youth.

Sharon Scheele

There is a volunteer opportunity to help with COVID vaccine scheduling.  She has signed up to volunteer and urges other Rotarians to support the effort.  Lorraine is to send out information about the opportunity.

Today's Inspiration

“One person with courage is a majority."
            - Andrew Jackson


Janelle Kuamoo - Prospective Member
Michelle Flemming - Prospective Member
Thank you for joining us!

Guest Speaker

Vocational Speaker Preston Barnes IV January 20, 2021


Wednesday’s Vocational Speaker was Preston Barnes IV. He is a “Plantation Kid” from Pahala who attended St Joseph’s School then went to the Mainland to attend Drury College where he received his degree in Political Science with a minor in Business Administration.  After several jobs over the next 7 years he went to work for the Vanguard Group in 1998, Diversified Investment Advisors 2002, One America Securities 2005, National Financial Partners Retirement 2006, then Equitable Advisors 2018 to present as a Financial Consultant. According to Vanguard, Advisors may add about 3 points of net portfolio return over time. He also specializes in Retirement Plan Consulting helping Business Owners. His goal as a specialist is “to help create successful retirement plan outcomes for plan sponsors and participants alike”.  His practice involves Support, Consulting, and Guidance.  In his professional and personal life he incorporates the Four Way Test and acts with the highest degree of integrity, trust, honesty, ethics and conduct.

Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Paula Uusitalo
March 1
Kevin Hopkins
March 14
Bryan Lindsey
March 23
Spouse Birthdays
Sandy Tokuuke
March 10
John Gapp
March 9
Dale Tokuuke
Sandy Tokuuke
March 11
Sharon Scheele
Al Inoue
March 14
Mary Begier-Phillips
Lyle Phillips
March 20
Arthur Taniguchi
Barbara Taniguchi
March 21
Geoli Ng
Kurt Ng
March 23
Richard Cunningham
Michelle Jodoi
March 31
Join Date
Paula Uusitalo
March 8, 2006
15 years
John Gapp
March 18, 2020
1 year
William Barnes
March 18, 2020
1 year
Tim Hansen
March 19, 2014
7 years

Happy Dollars

Janelle Kuamoo - ($5) She has a new background and it was her daughter who painted it.
Virginia Juettner - ($10) Happy.
Virginia had a pleasant walk prior to coming to Rotary.  She also likes Minions so will defer her participation in the birthday song to the Minions.
Junichi Noumaru - ($5) Happy. Yesterday was Kousuke's (son) birthday, he turned 21. Now his son can legally drink with him.
Paula Uusitalo - ($5) Happy. Her twin daughters had their 34th birthday.
Tim Hansen - ($3) Application deadline for RYLA is extended. application is at
Lorraine Davis - ($20) She is happy to sponsor Janell and Michelle into membership and appreciated Curt S. and Pete M. getting the big check for presentations.  The YWCA redo was very nice.
Mike Carroll - ($5) His background was the volcano at Kilauea at 5:15 am shot from KMC.  As retired military, he has access to KMC and if anyone would like to stay up there, contact him.

Upcoming Events

Next club meeting - 1/27 at 7am on Zoom

Guest Speaker - Rotarian Junichi Noumaru


Inspiration by: Mike Carroll
Pledge led by: Virginia Juettner
4-Way Test: Richard Cunningham
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