May 2020 Volume 31 | Issue 40

May 20, 2020

Aloha. E komo mai.
Hilo Bay
Service Above Self
We meet Wednesdays at 7:00 AM
Online (Zoom meeting)
P.O. Box 11506
Hilo, HI 96721
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
  • Recording of the June 26, 2020 Installation meeting has been posted on YouTube
  • Member Followup:
    • Resignation as of June 30: Patty Sue Salvador, Karolyn Lundkvist, Bettye Williams
    • Leave of absence submitted: Kevin Hopkins (YuYok sent a beautiful card to Kevin to let him know that his Rotary friends and family are thinking about him and his family.
  • Thank you for all who donated to Polio Plus!
  • All East Hawaii Group Meeting held every first Thursday of the month at 12:00
  • 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
  • Together Talks 

    It is a weekly series of online conversation events, connecting people from across the globe to a range of leading speakers from the worlds of business, humanitarian interest and more.

  • We received a letter from Ku'ikahi Mediation Center. Our club donated $2,500 from our community grant.
Executives & Directors
Vice President
President Elect
Attendance Secretary
Sgt at Arms
HRYF Chairman
Public Relations
Club Trainer
Oktoberfest Co-chair
1. Alan Okinaka - Would like to extend an invitation to our sister club in Chile to join our meeting.
2. Tom Witthans - Kupuna meals money left for two more weeks. Need another rice bagger 10am-12pm for Friday May 22 and May 29.
3. Recording of the meeting can viewed from here →

Today's Inspiration and Quote

“At the end of the day, it's not about what you have or even what you've accomplished. It's about what you've done with those accomplishments. Its about who you've lifted up, who you've made better. It about what you've given back"
            - Denzel Washington
Quote of the day:
"At a dinner party one should eat wisely but not too well, and talk well but not too wisely."
             - W. Somerset Maugham


Dr. Walter Dudley, co-founder of the Pacific Tsunami Museum spoke to our club via Zoom about the importance of remaining vigilant on the preparedness for the next inevitable Tsunami. 
It is not a question of if there will be another Tsunami related natural disaster to hit Hilo, the problem is that quite a bit of time has passed from the prior monumental events of 1946 and 1960.  Although advance warning systems and ability to predict wave heights are much improved, complacency can naturally set in or complete unawareness of seriousness of these events, especially with other realities competing for attention these days.
Although the Pacific Tsunami Museum is closed during the current crisis, please consider a membership as a way to support its continued mission or plan to visit once it re-opens.
For more information, please go to the websites of the Pacific Tsunami Center and the NOAA Center for Tsunami Research:
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Marlene Norton
July 15
Steven Jacunski
July 4
Kim Keahiolalo
Ted Keahiolalo
July 6
William Barnes
July 17
Jan Haraguchi-Abundo
John Abundo
July 24
Join Date
Arthur Taniguchi
July 1, 1994
26 years
Julie Hugo
July 1, 1991
29 years
Paul Ferreira
July 1, 2016
4 years
Marlene Norton
July 8, 2015
5 years
Curtis Sharp
July 9, 2016
4 years
Barbara Hastings
July 12, 2006
14 years
Emmeline de Pillis
July 13, 2011
9 years
Gary Young
July 18, 2018
2 years
Suzanne Robotham
July 19, 2018
2 years
Junichi Noumaru
July 22, 2015
5 years
Tomoaki Saito
July 23, 2003
17 years
Lorraine Davis
July 25, 2012
8 years
Kevin Hopkins
July 28, 2010
10 years

Happy Dollars

Barbara Hasting - ($10) Richard helping with the new kitchen TV setup
Deborah Beaver - ($20) Very happy she could re-open her gallery
Tom Witthans- ($5) Happy for the Hakalau Berry jam received from Richard
Junichi Noumaru - ($5) Subaru will begin observation from Monday
Chester Cabral - ($17) For Happy Birthday rendition
Tim Hansen - ($5) Happy that Chester got to get his ears checked
Alan Okinaka - ($5) Happy for Chester's hearing

Upcoming Events

Next club meeting - 5/27 at the Hilo Yacht Club

Wednesday, May 27: Vocational Speaker


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