March 2020 Volume 31 | Issue 32

March 11, 2020

Aloha. E komo mai.
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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
  • Mary: Rotary Workday will be on Saturday, April 25 at the Kuhio Kalanianaole Park.
  • Sharon: JA Dinner will be on Saturday April 25.
  • Tim: RI Convention is still open for sign-ups!
  • James: Our monthly social will be held next week Thursday March 19th at Cronies from 5-7pm
  • Mike: Leslie donated Kate Spade prurse + Jim Beam for guys for the door prize today.
  • Mike: ClubRunner has make up for meetings.
  • Richard: HRYF mirror coming along, still accepting donations.
  • Junichi: demonstrated correct way to bow.
Beautiful morning at the Yacht Club today :)
President Junichi shows us how to greet in Japan and incorporating this method at the time of Coronavirus
Irene Nagao took the winning ticket for this week's door prize!
This week's Rotarian spotlight: Mike Carroll!

Today's Inspiration and Quote

“In time of Peace, be prepared for War"
            - Plubius Flabus
Quote of the day:
"Thank you to worldwide volunteers."
             - United Nations


James Czarski (right) - Emily De Pillis's (left) guest and colleague

Guest Speaker: Dr. Olivier Guyon

Dr. Guyon explains the search for Exoplanets
Dr. Olivier Guyon, Associate Astronomer/Associate Professor of Optical Sciences at The University of Arizona and project member of SCExAO (Subaru Cornoagraphic Extreme Adaptive Optics) and founder of  Project PANOPTES (Panoptic Astronomical Networked Obervatories for a Public Transiting Exoplanets Survey) spoke to our club about his work designing telescopes and other astronomical instrumentation utilized in the search for exoplanets (planets outside our solar system).
When the size of Earth is considered relative to the Universe, it seems highly probable that life exists on other planets.  Although that has yet to be determined, Dr. Guyon and his colleagues are working hard to find an answer.  The means to that end are telescopes and cameras that are optimized to view and identify planets that may be difficult to find in the proximity of bright stars that may obscure them. 
One benefit of improving technology and declining prices for technology, is the ability to make astronomy available to everyone.  Dr. Guyon along with donor partners have been involved in outreach to school aged children and other interested individuals to build small telescopes using off the shelf components to explore the skies for exoplanets.  These "citizen scientists" are also able to collaborate remotely and form project teams consisting of members from other countries. 
For more information on Project Panoptes, please go to:  
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 - ($5) Decided to cancel California trip for a wedding due to Coronavirus, "use the stuff between your ears".
Mary Begier - ($20) Message from Jay Curley
Sharon Scheele - ($7) Mika taught her how to wash hands
David De Luz - ($20) Wishing Jay well. June 25th will be Lorraines Installation at Imiloa 
Tim Hansen - ($2) Happy he has no announcements
Richard Cunningham - ($5) He will be attending the Puna Rotary Dinner on 3/31
Emmeline De Pillis - ($50) Excited for the College of Business & Economics Leadership event being held on 3/17.
James Czarski- ($5) Happy and grateful for the Dean, Emmeline De Pillis, for helping him with preparation for the College of Business leadership event on 3/17
Mike Carroll - ($5) Has been bottle feeding small triplet lamb and now in good condition

Upcoming Events

Next club meeting - 5/13 at the Hilo Yacht Club

Wednesday, May 13: TBA


Door prize donated by Mike Carroll consisting a Kate Spade handbag and Jim Beam won by Irene Nagao

Inspiration by: Mike Carroll

Pledge led by: Tim Hansen

Mr. Mike: Chris Okano

4-Way Test: Mary Begier

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