December 2020 Volume 32 | Issue 22

December 2, 2020

Aloha. E komo mai.
Hilo Bay
Service Above Self
We meet Wednesdays at 7:00 AM
Online (Zoom meeting)
P.O. Box 11506
Hilo, HI 96721
United States of America
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President's Announcement
Lorraine Davis
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Notes from last meeting has been posted on ClubRunner!
Video of the meeting

Volunteers needed!

January 27, 2021 Meeting
  • Pledge of Allegiance: Deborah Beaver
  • Inspiration:   Geoli Ng
  • Birthday Song:   
  • 4-Way Test:   Paula Uusitalo

Upcoming RCHB Meetings

  • Wednesday, January 20 immediately following the general meeting, Board of Directors Meeting
  • Wednesday, January 27 -- Guest Speaker is Junichi Noumaru on Zooming
  • Wednesday, February 3 -- Guest Speakers are Charlene Iboshi and Tim Hansen
  • 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:

District Conference 2021

  • Will be held for the first time in Hilo commemorating 100 years of Rotary on Big Island at Grand Naniloa Hotel on May 14, 15 and 16, 2021.
  • Future Rotary International Conventions
    • Taipei: June 12-16, 2021
    • 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
  • Veterans Project -- Virginia Juettner.

  • 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 (
  • School Project -- Tim Hansen

    Watch this YouTube video:

  • Holiday Social -- James Tyrin

    • Mark your calendars for December 13 for a lunch social via Zoom.  Plans are to exchange gifts and pick up a meal prior to the social.  Watch your email for details.
  • Recognitions - Orchids to celebrate Veterans Day
  • Friday, November 27, 2020, 12:05 a.m.

    • Courtesy photo


    Rotary Club of Hilo Bay recently donated 44 potted orchid plants, one for each resident, along with crossword puzzle books and eight iPads for Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home in Hilo. The club expresses its thanks to all veterans who served the nation and wants them all to stay safe and healthy.


Today's Inspiration

“Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value."
            - Albert Einstein


Janell Kuamoo, possible new member
Kimo Jim Becker
Dr. James Gude, guest speaker
Fereen Abbasi, works with Dr. Gude
Thank you for joining us!

Guest Speaker

Guest Speaker Dr. James Gude, December 2,2020


Wednesday’s presentation was Physicians & Global Offsite Care by James K. Gude, MD. Dr. Gude specializes in ICU and working in ERs and is a Professor of Medicine at several California Universities. He is a member of the Sunrise Rotary Club in Sebastapol, California. Through Rotary Grants he has been able to practice medicine globally using tele-medicine. Dr Gude and students meet and examine patients during Grand Rounds using tele-medicine in the United States and around the world. Currently there is emphasis on the diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19 and a hotline has been set up to assist.  Through the program professionals can complete their CE classes for free due to the Rotary Grants. Tele-medicine is also advocating for Electronic Medical Record Adoption. To assist they have partnered with Heberden Telemedicine Foundation to microfinance with 3 to 5 year term loans so the small hospitals can adopt the program and work with whoever they choose. 

Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Deborah Beaver
January 6
Tomoaki Saito
January 20
Jan Haraguchi-Abundo
January 28
Anita Cunningham
January 31
Join Date
Sandra Sakaguchi
January 4, 2006
15 years
Sharon Scheele
January 12, 2005
16 years
Jan Haraguchi-Abundo
January 15, 2020
1 year
Ken Barnes
January 15, 2020
1 year
Ken Barnes
January 15, 2020
1 year
Anita Cunningham
January 19, 2011
10 years

Happy Dollars

Sharon Scheele - ($100) Happy for having another birthday. She would like her donation to go to HRYF.
Richard Cunningham - ($100) Happy. Monday his gallery had the highest retail day ever and his shop has surpassed last years revenue, despite COVID.
Art Taniguchi - ($10) $5 sad for the passing of Nate Chang. $5 happy for the Junior Achievement's upcoming recognition of Mike Fujimoto, Jacki DeLuz, and Susan Labrenz.
James Tyrin - ($5) Happy. His son reported that he was practicing basketball in the yard and a man walking in the subdivision complemented him on his skills and then told him the joke:  What is a bear with no teeth called?  Answer:  A Gummy Bear and James realized that it was Steve J. who had been walking in the neighborhood and getting himself acquainted with his neighbors.
Tim Hansen - ($5) Happy. He appreciates our club and our generosity.
Alan Okinaka - ($20) Happy as he graduated to walking 2 miles every day.

Upcoming Events

Next club meeting - 12/9 at 7am on Zoom

Guest Speaker - Dr. Clare Schnurr on COVID-19


Inspiration by: Paula Uusitalo
Pledge led by: Richard Cunningham
4-Way Test: Art Taniguchi
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