April 2021 Volume 32 | Issue 40

April 14, 2021

Aloha. E komo mai.
Hilo Bay
Service Above Self
Wednesdays at 7:00 AM
Online (Zoom meeting)
P.O. Box 11506
Hilo, HI 96721
United States of America
District Site
Venue Map
President's Announcement
Lorraine Davis
member photo
Notes from last meeting has been posted on ClubRunner!
Recorded Meeting:
Published Presentation: 
New Logo for Rotary Year 2021-22
Saturday Cleanup!  260 pounds of garbage removed from downtown Hilo!
Special Thanks to those who participated:
Jan Abundo and her husband
Junichi Noumaru and his wife and son
Michelle Flemming and her husband
Janell Kuamoo and her daughter
Art Taniguchi and his wife and daughter
Richard Cunningham
Tim Hansen
Bryan Lindsay
Mary Begier
Misa Saito
Lorraine Davis
(My apologies to Mary and Misa for not including them in the original thank you.)
Special Thanks to:
Deborah Beaver for coordinating the efforts
Deborah Beaver for supplying tables, chairs and paint for the project
County of Hawaii for supplying vests and garbage bags
David DeLuz Jr. for supplying the signage
The YWCA Preschool for loaning us their pop-up tent
Starbucks for coffee
Deborah's friend, who does this every week, for helping and supplying additional paint
Michelle Flemming and her husband for hauling the garbage to the dump

Notable Board Decisions

We will continue to Zoom through May.
The BOD voted to support a previous Peace Fellow applicant, Anika, who also was the recipient of the school supplies project in December.
The BOD voted to support sign waving for HPD and EMS with $200 for professionally made signs.

The notes of the last club meeting has been posted on the ClubRunner.

  • Recorded Meeting:
    Published Presentation:  None
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Volunteers needed!

May 5, 2021 Meeting
  • Pledge of Allegiance:   Preston Barnes IV
  • Inspiration:     Marlene Norton
  • Birthday Song:   Minions
  • 4-Way Test:   Mike Carroll

Upcoming RCHB Meetings

  • Wednesday, May 5 -- Youth Service Month, Guest Speaker Art Kimura - Exchange with Ehime High School
  • Wednesday, May 12 -- DARK -- Please plan to attend the District Conference over May 14-16, 2021
  • Wednesday, May 19 -- Guest Speaker is Jessica Histo, Hawaii Diaper
  • Wednesday, May 19 -- Board of Director's Meeting, Immediately following the general meeting
  • Wednesday, May 26 -- Guest Speaker, Michelle Flemming, YWCA Preschool and recipient of RCHB Funds
  • Wednesday, June 2 -- Rotary Fellowship Month -- Guest Speaker TBD
  • Wednesday, June 9 -- Guest Speaker TBD
  • Wednesday, June 16 -- Vocational Day, Guest Speaker Yu Yok Pearring
  • Wednesday, June 16 -- Board of Director's Meeting, Immediately following the general meeting
  • Wednesday, June 23 -- Guest Speaker TBD
  • Wednesday, June 30 -- Induction of New Officers -- stay tuned for more information

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 2021

  • Will be held for the first time in Hilo commemorating 100 years of Rotary on Big Island on May 14, 15 and 16, 2021.  The event is now 100% virtual.  Volunteers who have skills in videotaping and virtual platforms are requested.  Please contact Alan Kusunoki at

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

  • Taipei: June 12-16, 2021 Rotary International has announced that the International Conference will be virtual due to the ongoing threat of the COVID virus.  Stay tuned for further news.
  • 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
  • Volunteer opportunity  - COVID Vaccine Scheduling for DOH.  Looking for experienced volunteers to staff the phones.

  • HRYF -- Richard Cunningham.  We are nearing our goal for scholarships.  The campaign will end at the end of the month.  Richard is still taking donations.

  • April 24 Work Day -- Deborah Beaver.  Old Government Road was cleaned up by local residents over the weekend.  The club decided to clean up Hilo Bay as our project.  Time is 9 am to noon, bring a lunch.  Let Deborah know ASAP if you can participate.  More information to follow.

Today's Inspiration

“Nothing is impossible. The word itself says "I'm possible!""
            - Audrey Hepburn


D'Andrea Pelletier - Prospective Member
Doug Adams, Assistant Governor
Toby Taniguchi -- New member being inducted today
Win Schoneman, Past District Governor and guest speaker
Thank you for joining us!

Guest Speaker

Guest Speaker April 14 2021 PDG Win Schoneman


Wednesday’s Guest Speaker, PDG Win Schoneman, joined us to discuss leaving a legacy to Rotary. The Rotary Endowment was established in 1917 to do good in the world. It was renamed The Endowment Fund in 2013. The Endowment Fund is Rotary’s Investment Fund and consists of donations of cash, stocks, real property, or other financial investments are redeemed and invested into a portfolio that conserves the gift into perpetuity. During the 2019-2020 Year the Endowment Fund provided spendable earnings of $17.6 million in support of the work of the Rotary Foundation. The demand for Grants is ever increasing. The Endowment Fund holds a relatively conservative portfolio and provides stability and growth. Giving to the fund is easy; it can be done online at or by a fillable form available from Win. He reminded us that Annual Gifts are important and provide the bulk of funding to our service and that Planned Giving to Rotary’s Endowment Fund supports the same life-changing programs forever. 

Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
William Barnes
May 6
Geoli Ng
May 8
David De Luz
May 10
Janell Kuamoo
May 16
Barbara Hastings
May 25
Dawn Pung
May 31
Spouse Birthdays
Leslie Carroll
May 25
May 30
Emmeline de Pillis
Michael de Pillis
May 2
Yu Pearring
Mike Pearring
May 6
Dawn Pung
May 23
Join Date
Dale Tokuuke
May 1, 1996
25 years
Kim Keahiolalo
May 14, 2014
7 years
Steven Sylvester
May 17, 2017
4 years

Happy Dollars

David De Luz - $100 happy.  $50 to RI and $50 to HRYF in Toby Taniguchi's name.
Art Taniguchi - $20 happy.  He is welcoming Toby into the club and was happy to see Doug Adams to do the induction.
Toby Taniguchi - $200 happy.  $100 to acknowledge Doug and Art and $100 to HRYF.
Paula Uusitalo - $20 happy.  $20 to HRYF to welcome Toby.
Jan Haraguchi-Abundo - $20 happy and welcomes Toby to the club.
Geoli Ng - $50 happy to HRYF and welcomes Toby to the club.
Richard Cunningham - $20 happy.  He got his second vaccine, his windows are clean and he is welcoming Toby to the club
Marcia Sakai - $20 happy to welcome Toby into the club.
Alan Okinaka - $40 happy.  $20 designated to welcome Toby and $20 that he signed up for salmon fishing in Alaska, he joined the RC amateur radio (ROAR) and is thinking about joining the Rotary Whiskey community.
Tom Witthans - $50 happy to HRYF and to welcome Toby.
Virginia Juettner - $20 happy.  She welcomes Toby and gave advice to Alan for Alaska fishing.
Junichi Noumaru - $50 happy to HRYF to welcome Toby.
Doug Adams - matched Toby's donations of $200.  $100 to HRYF and the other to the club.

Upcoming Events

Next club meeting - 4/21 at 7am on Zoom

Guest Speaker - Vocational Day, Guest Speaker is Misa Sato

Board of Director's Meeting, Immediately following the general meeting



Inspiration by: Janell Kuamoo
Pledge led by: Tim Hansen
4-Way Test: Mike Carroll
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