November 2020 Volume 32 | Issue 21

November 18, 2020

Aloha. E komo mai.
Hilo Bay
Service Above Self
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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.

  • Foundation Month -- Junichi Noumaru

  • Volunteer opportunity  - Continuing beyond November -- 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
The sign-up sheet :
If you have any question, please contact Dr. Glauberman (
The results are posted on HIEMA website at
The observation scenes -  Hilo Farmers Market
The observation scenes -  Airport Post Office

Today's Inspiration

“You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change, rather than allowing it to master you."
            - Brian Tracy
Doug Adams - Assistant Governor
Thank you so much for joining our meeting!

Guest Speaker

Guest Speaker- Vocational Day- Geoli Ng, November 18, 2020


Wednesday’s Vocational Speaker was Geoli Ng. Geoli currently works with the Waiakea Water Kokua Initiative. Her background was as a Director of Keiki Steps for a non-profit pre-school located on 3 of the Hawaiian Islands. After 19 years in education she decided to take a break and do some volunteer work which is when she found Waiakea Water. Previously Waiakea Waters had helped her with a program in Keiki Steps to provide books for the students to keep. Waiakea Waters was founded in 2012 with the purpose to emphasize people and planet before profit. The company’s core values are based on Hawaiian values. Geoli discussed the company’s promise and products; focusing on their healthy, sustainable, and ethical practices. The company’s bottles from the cap down is 100% recycled and they are certified carbon neutral.  The Kokua Initiative encourages educational opportunities, ‘aina-based conservation, and support for the most vulnerable community members. The vision uses the Three Piko Hawaiian Cultural Approach which is the ancestral connection, connection to parents, and connection to the future generations. Recently through the initiative they have donated water, activity books, and Kindles to Hale Anuenue, Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home, Life Care Center, and many other organizations. Waiakea Water also encourages their employees to volunteer at least 8 hours a month to a variety of organizations.



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

Dale Tokuuke - ($25) Happy for being able to install a new flag for the Exchange Club and was featured on the newspaper

Doug Adams - ($20) Happy to see Dale at early Rotary meetings and his commitment to Rotary and Exchange Club

Steve Jacunski - ($20) Got the permit for the pool which is being constructed at their new home in only 30 days.

Virginia Juettner - ($5) Happy to be back to the Veteran's home to donate iPads. Secondly, was surprised that Kino'ole farmers market opens at 5am! And was able to get a nice fall orchid from Miyuki and Hirona which now has a happy home.

Tim Hansen - ($7) 3 negative COVID test after returning from California. $7 for every dollar they swabbed each side of the nose and 1 time in the throat.

Alan Okinaka - ($20) The mail-in Driver's License relicensing and was successful. Relicensing department did a great job. Secondly, he enjoyed the Manjyu and Curry from Miyuki and Hirona's booth at Kino'ole Farmers Market.

Barbara Hastings - ($10) Appreciating fellow Rotarian, Trevor Rodrigues, for being an amazing Vet and caring with great compassion for her dog who got ran over.

Miyuki Lee - ($10) For the passing for her cat, and experiencing pet loss. However, she realized at the meeting today that she should celebrate his life rather than lament, and felt much better.

Geoli Ng - ($20) 10 for everyone's warm welcome to the Rotary Club and for her presentation today for Waiakea Water.

Emily de Pillis - ($20) Sharon Scheele kindly bestowing the Paul Harris Fellow award in person.

Upcoming Events

Next club meeting - 12/2 at 7am on Zoom

Guest Speaker - Disease Prevention and Treatment Month, Dr. Jim Gude


Inspiration by: Sandra Wagner-Wright
Pledge led by: Mike Carroll
4-Way Test: Bob Juettner
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