March 2020 Volume 31 | Issue 31

March 4, 2020

Aloha. E komo mai.
Hilo Bay
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Junichi Noumaru
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  • RI Convention has been canceled. Registration fee will be refunded upon request.
  • District 5000 conference has been postponed to July. The new date is TBD.
  • D5000 training assembly will be held online on Saturdays from 9a.m. to noon
    • April 4 - Youth Service, Community Service, Vocational Service, Education/literacy
    • April 11 - International Service, Grant Management, Climate change/environment
    • April 18 - Public Image, Online Resources, Disease prevention/health
    • May 2 - Membership, Club Service, Club Trainer, Peace initiatives
    • May 9 - Rotary 101, Foundation 101, Homelessness
    • May 16 - Secretary, Treasurer Basics, Leadership Opportunities, Mental health/suicide prevention
  • All East Hawaii Group Meeting
    • Time: Thursday March 26, 2020 12:00 PM Hawaii
    • Meeting ID: 702 021 081
    • Or Dial in by Cell Phone (408)638-0968 Meeting ID 702021081#
  • 140 masks were shipped to Higashi Hiroshima Rotary Club
Executives & Directors
Vice President
President Elect
Attendance Secretary
Sgt at Arms
HRYF Chairman
Public Relations
Club Trainer
Oktoberfest Co-chair
2020 Convention Coordinator
  • Tim - Requesting someone to help coordinate the event for teaching and practicing sustainability and resilience to climate change that will take place on Monday, April 27. Our club is asked for sponsorship and someone to transport guest speakers between Hilo airport and UH Hilo.
  • Tim - Special recognition to Alan Okinaka at the meeting for contribution to RYLA throughout the years. Also recognizing Kevin Hopkins for participation in Peace Corps.
  • Tim - RI Convention 2020 is still on and 12 people from our club signed up so far.
  • Tim - 44 students signed up for RYLA this year with 99.7% satisfaction!
  • Chester - Boys & Girls Club event will be held on Saturday 3/7 at Hilo Hawaiian Hotel
  • Mike - HRYF recipients took 5 classes last semester with 4.0 avg.
  • Sharon - Saturday, April 25 will be JA Hall of Fame Dinner
A beautiful morning view at the meeting
Rotarian spotlight: Art Taniguchi!
Honoring Alan Okinaka (second to right) for his contribution to RYLA with the chairmen for RYLA this year Tim Hansen (right), Steven Sylvester (second to left), with Noumaru Junichi (left)

Today's Inspiration and Quote

“What you leave behind is not what you engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven in to lives of others"
            - Pericles
Quote of the day:
"It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I'm not going to be silent."
             - Madeleine Albright


Karl Gutknee (right) with Tom Witthans (center) and Marlene Norton (left) :)
Steve Bader (left) & fellow rotarian Art Taniguchi (right) :)

Guest Speaker: Dr. Saeko Hayashi

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Dr. Saeko Hayashi, associate professor of astronomical science at the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) and one of the founding members of the Subaru Telescope team, provided perspective and status on the approved and to-be-constructed somewhere, Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT).
Dr. Hayashi explained that the Subaru telescope was constructed with a primary single mirror with an 8.3 meter diameter, whereas TMT has six-fold symmetry of 82 unique segments each (492 total) comprising the 30 meter mirror. 
The challenge of manufacturing and assembling six sets of 82 unique segments plus one full set of spares is a challenging task to say the least.  Ohara Inc. of Tokyo has been tasked with manufacturing the 574 mirror segments, this work began several years ago and continues today, the hardware for the project is fully funded.  The blanks then need to be polished (up to one month per segment), shipped and then assembled on site.  
Interestingly, the chemical composition of the segment (silica) is similar to Pele's hair, Mauna Kea's terrain being similar to Mars, shows coincidental interconnections of the project.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Lorraine Davis
April 6
David De Luz
Caroline Darakjian-De Luz
April 30
Join Date
James Tyrin
April 10, 2013
7 years

Happy Dollars

Alan Okinaka - ($20) Congratulations Tim & Steven for RYLA and compound humble
Sharon Scheele - ($5) Impressed with RYLA
Tom Witthans- ($50) Twin boys stayed back in New Hampshire and still on track to finish college in June
Art Taniguchi - ($5) For RYLA and Hilo High Dinner success
Ken Barnes - ($2) For Girl's day with his 2 daughters
Mike Carroll - ($??) Need 2 more essay judges, and we have a $1500 donation by David DeLuz
Steve Bader - ($4) Back from working with Governor and coming back to the club

Upcoming Events

Next club meeting - 3/11 at the Hilo Yacht Club

Wednesday, March 11: Dr. Olivier Guyon


Door prize donated by Deborah Beaver consisting a $50 gift card to Miyo's and won by Tim Hansen

Inspiration by: Junichi Noumaru

Pledge led by: Preston Barnes

Mr. Mike: Emmeline dePillis

4-Way Test: Tom Witthans

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