July 2020 Volume 32 | Issue 3

July 15, 2020

Aloha. E komo mai.
Hilo Bay
Service Above Self
Wednesdays at 7:00 AM
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P.O.Box 11506
Hilo, HI 96721
United States of America
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President's Announcement
Michael Carroll
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Announcements by the President

Aloha All!!  Wow, what an impressive presentation from Dr James Ham (Past Prez of his Rotary Club!!) & Dr Theresa Schiff-Elfalatan on Oahu!!  Very informative view of what communities can Do to attack "houseless" people needs.  We'll use this talk at the January Board meeting to discuss East Hawaii views of this challenge.
We’re dark on the 29th but Zoom will be on to talk story & compare gifts!!
Always including both the Zoom link for our weekly meetings & the Club's Square payment linkage for Happy Dollars & donation payments.  Mahalo Piha!!  Prez mike
If your email system doesn't like Square, you can always mail a check to club at Rotary Club of Hilo Bay, POB 11506, Hilo, HI  96721

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 2022 -- will be held May 20-22, 2022 at the Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa.  

The link to registration is:

If you plan to use a credit card, you will be notified after July 1 to include your credit card in your registration.

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

  • Houston: June 4-8, 2022
Executives & Directors
Vice President
President Elect
Attendance Secretary
Sgt at Arms
HRYF Chairman
Public Relations
Club Trainer
Assistant Treasurer
Oktoberfest Co-chair
Club Meeting 11-10-21
Dayday’s funeral services are as follows:
Day and Date: Friday, November 19, 2021
Visitation: 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
Funeral Mass: 9:30 to 10:30 AM
No flowers.  A scholarship fund in Dayday’s name is being established. 
Mahalo to Junichi Noumaru for uploading our Oktoberfest video recording to YouTube.
Food basket Packing: Mon. Nov. 29, 2021 @ 9:00am-1:00pm
Please wear closed toed shoes.
YWCA Preschool Christmas Book- Target date December 17, 2021. 
We are looking for 5-10 volunteers to help distribute books to Keiki.
Diaper Bank- They have been cleaned out. 
Please consider donating $15.00 to help restock.

Today's Inspiration

“There is no exercise better for your heart than reaching down and lifting people up."
            - John Holmes
Misaki Saito - Thank you for joining us for the second time!

Guest Speaker

Guest Speaker, Miyuki Lee, Owner Kayama, LLC


Today Miyuki discussed her company, Kayama Coffee, LLC. In 2016 a friend in Japan asked for help in sending Hawaii Coffee to Japan for her coffee shop. After visiting several coffee farms on the Island, they finally found Ka'u Ocean Vista Coffee Estate who was willing to sell to them. In order to ship the coffee, Miyuki created the export company. Currently she exports wholesale green beans to Japan, supports her clients with personal branding and offers weekly Zoom meetings. In Hawaii, Miyuki direct sells roasted and ground coffee wholesale to Honolulu clients and holds a booth on Saturday mornings at the Kino'ole Farmer’s Market. Looking to the future, she would like to introduce more items from the Big Island, establish a Kayama branch in Japan and begin importing items to Hawaii, expand the business to Taiwan, negotiate a better rate for international shipping, and hire part-time or full-time employees. 


At our last meeting Miyuki invited Rotarians to visit her booth at the Kino'ole Farmer’s Market and pick up a sample of coffee that we could make together at today’s meeting. She demonstrated how to use the bags and mentioned the key to using the drip bag is having a little patience while pouring the hot water into the bag. The sample bags are available for sale at her booth. One pack contains 4 coffees; one each from Ka'u, Kona, Kauai, and Oahu. 

This meeting may be watched on YouTube:

Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Deborah Beaver
January 6
Tomoaki Saito
January 20
Jan Haraguchi-Abundo
January 28
Anita Cunningham
January 31
D'Andrea Pelletier
Drew Pelletier
January 31
Join Date
D'Andrea Pelletier
January 1, 2020
2 years
Sandra Sakaguchi
January 4, 2006
16 years
Sharon Scheele
January 12, 2005
17 years
Jan Haraguchi-Abundo
January 15, 2020
2 years
Ken Barnes
January 15, 2020
2 years
Anita Cunningham
January 19, 2011
11 years

Happy Dollars

Lorraine Davis - ($10) Happy for the support she received from club Rotarians in either mentoring her or getting her back on track.
Virginia Juettner - ($10) Happy for the fellowship opportunity with Mary Begier 
Bob Juettner - ($10) Happy because he didn't have to sing the Birthday song as he claims he can't carry a tune.
Alan Okinaka - ($10) Happy he found fountain pens and were able to fill them with ink and they worked.
Mary Begier - ($10) 
Tim Hansen - ($5) Apprehensive because Naomi M. has invited him to sit on a statewide planning committee for RYLA.
Julie Hugo - ($100) Happy to celebrate July birthdays of two of her grandchildren, Elijah(11) abd Mackenzie(6). Julie is requesting that her happy dollars be earmarked for HRYF.
Sharon Scheele - ($8) Happy to celebrate Mika's eighth birthday this past Monday.

Upcoming Events

Next club meeting - 7/22 at 7am on Zoom

Guest Speaker - Rotarian Alan Okinaka about Club Classification


Inspiration by: Deborah Beaver
Pledge led by: Deborah Beaver
4-Way Test: Miyuki Lee
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