September 2020 Volume 32 | Issue 11

September 9, 2020

Aloha. E komo mai.
Hilo Bay
Service Above Self
Wednesdays at 7:00 AM
Hilo Yacht Club
77 Laehala St.
Hilo, HI 96720
United States of America
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Venue Map
President's Announcement
Michael Carroll
member photo
Notes from last meeting has been posted on ClubRunner!

Announcements by the President

Welcome back to in person meetings at Hilo Yacht Club. 

Upcoming RCHB Meetings

  • Wednesday, July 28 -- Club Assembly -- Strategic Planning and Fundraising
  • Wednesday, August 4 -- Membership and New Club Development Month.  Guest Speaker is Benson Medina
  • Wednesday, August 11 -- Guest Speaker TBD
  • Saturday, August 14 -- Volcano Run
  • Wednesday, August 18 -- Vocational Day, Guest Speaker TBD
  • Wednesday, August 19 -- Board of Director's Meeting, Zoom, time to be announced
  • Wednesday, August 25 -- Guest Speaker TBD
  • Wednesday, September 1 -- Basic Education and Literacy Month, Guest Speakers Virginia Juettner and Michelle Flemming
  • Wednesday, September 8 -- Guest Speaker TBD
  • Wednesday, September 15 -- Vocational Day, Guest Speaker TBD
  • Wednesday, September 16 -- Board of Directors Meeting, Zoom, time to be announced
  • Wednesday, September 22 -- Guest Speaker TBD
  • Wednesday, September 29 -- Club Assembly

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.  Early registration is open now -- $365 pays for your registration and meal package. 

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

Today's Inspiration

“Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll start having positive results."
            - Willie Nelson


Doug Adams - Assistant Governor
Geoli Ng - Prospective New Member
Misaki Saito - Prospective New Member
Jim Becker - Guest Speaker
Thank you for joining us!

Guest Speaker

Today’s Guest Speaker, Jim Becker from the Rotary Club of Hilo, discussed the Global Telemedicine Project and the Rotary Global Grant. Approximately 22 hospitals in their Telemedicine network provided a Starter Kit that has basic equipment such as a laptop, webcam, and 1 year Zoom Pro account. They also include a KUBI which is an iPad that is positioned on a tower that rotates that the Doctors can use to teleconference about their patients. The Doctors can also set the KUBI next to a patient and check in on them remotely. The KUBI is manufactured in the US but they try to source the iPad and other items locally. The Global Telemedicine team visited Nepal last year to deliver the Starter Kit and KUBI to a rural hospital. While there they also trained the local IT staff so they could set up the KUBIs. Jim also shared beautiful pictures of his fly over of Mt. Everest and other areas that they had the opportunity to go to during the visit.

Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Marlene Norton
July 15
James Tyrin
July 16
Arthur Taniguchi
July 22
Yu Pearring
July 26
Steven Jacunski
July 4
Kim Keahiolalo
Ted Keahiolalo
July 6
William Barnes
July 17
Jan Haraguchi-Abundo
John Abundo
July 24
Janell Kuamoo
Bruce Kuamoo
July 25
Join Date
Arthur Taniguchi
July 1, 1994
27 years
Julie Hugo
July 1, 1991
30 years
Paul Ferreira
July 1, 2016
5 years
Thomas Witthans
July 1, 1991
30 years
Marlene Norton
July 8, 2015
6 years
Curtis Sharp
July 9, 2016
5 years
Barbara Hastings
July 12, 2006
15 years
Emmeline de Pillis
July 13, 2011
10 years
Gary Young
July 18, 2018
3 years
Suzanne Robotham
July 19, 2018
3 years
Junichi Noumaru
July 22, 2015
6 years
Tomoaki Saito
July 23, 2003
18 years
Lorraine Davis
July 25, 2012
9 years
Kevin Hopkins
July 28, 2010
11 years

Happy Dollars

Art Tanguchi - ($5) Contributed to ask what we could do to support the Veteran's home at this time. Rotarians in Action ensued. Doug Adams responded that a card campaign would be the easier to do and he will get information from the home to help support this. If we opt to do more, Virginia and Bob Juettner, Mary Begier, and Miyuki Lee are willing to be on a committee to determine what kinds of projects would be appropriate.
Sharon Scheele - ($5) Happy Mika is attending Imiloa Educational Program and is loving it.
Bob ad Virginia Juettner - ($10) Happy they want to recognize the builder of their 1938 home and it's subsequent owners as they make renovations to their home, most recently a bathroom.
Miyuki Lee - ($10) Happy. $5 for the Rotarians that have visited her kiosk at the Kinoole Farmer's Market on Saturday's and $5 for setting up a washlet in her bathroom.
Jim Becker - ($20) Happy he found fountain pens and were able to fill them with ink and they worked.
Mary Begier - ($20) Happy, She wants to acknowledge fellow Rotarian John Gapp and his company, Dream Pipe Plumbing for the service he provided in a home that he is hoping to close on time. Mary stated that she should have gone with John Gap to begin with!
Tim Hansen - ($21) Happy for 21 years of marriage and had a 3-day breathtaking hike in the southern portion of the Big Island.

Upcoming Events

Next club meeting - 9/16 at 7am on Zoom

Guest Speaker - Rotarian Yu Yok Pearring


Inspiration by: Sandra Wagner-Wright
Pledge led by: Mary Begier
4-Way Test: Richard Cunningham
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