September 2020 Volume 32 | Issue 13

September 23, 2020

Aloha. E komo mai.
Hilo Bay
Service Above Self
We meet Wednesdays at 7:00 AM
Online (Zoom meeting)
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Notes from last meeting has been posted on ClubRunner!
Video of the meeting:

Volunteers needed!

Next weeks meeting:
  • Pledge of Allegiance:
  • Inspiration:
  • Birthday Song:
  • 4-Way Test:
Thank you so much for volunteering!

 Upcoming Meetings

  • Wednesday, Ocotber 21 -- Vocational Day and our Guest Speaker is Geoli Ng.  Meeting starts at 7:00 am.
  • Wednesday, October 21 -- Board meeting immediately following the club meeting.  Meeting will end at 9:00 am.  Please submit reports prior to the meeting.
  • Thursday, October 22 -- Club Social, TBD
  • Wednesday, October 28 -- Celebrating World Polio Day.  Since Africa has been declared Polio free, Richard Cunningham will share the beautiful sites from his vacation in Africa.
  • 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 Governor and Assistant Governor Visit -  September 23, 2020

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
HRYF - Richard Cunningham
Volunteer opportunity  - Continuing through November.
State Department of Health and UH Nursing request Rotarians to help for the face mask observation. The purposes of this project are (1) to monitor ongoing use of face masks/coverings by the public in Hawaii and (2) to track social norm change in regard to mask wearing over time. 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 (Prince Kuhio Plaza, Keaukaha Beach Park (Start at parking lot), Liliuokalani Park or Airport post office) from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturdays until November 28. Instructions include the counting device and how to report the counts are available on YouTube:
The sign-up sheet is also available online.
If you have any question, please contact Dr. Glauberman (

Today's Inspiration

'Ike aku, 'ike mai, kokua aku kokua mai; pela iho la ka nohana 'ohana
“Recognize others, be recognized, help others, be helped; such is a family relationship."

Misa Saito -- being inducted today; Miyuki Lee is her sponsor.

Geoli Ng -- being inducted today; Steve Jacunski is her sponsor.
Naomi Masuno, District Governor, guest speaker.
Doug Adams, Assistant Governor, guest speaker.
Thank you so much for joining our meeting!

Guest Speaker

Guest Speaker District Governor Naomi Masuno September 23, 2020

Wednesday’s Guest Speaker was our District Governor Naomi Masuno. Naomi discussed how we Rotary has adapted to restrictions during COVID-19. Rotary has donated $20 million to fight COVID-19 around the world and here in Hawaii. “Rotary Opens Opportunities” is Rotary International President Holger Knaack’s theme for this year. This includes being innovative, what is the 5 year vision for our club, selecting new members carefully so they are a good fit, and continuing the effort to end polio. Naomi also discussed how District Grants money is distributed to clubs and projects and why it will be less this year. She gave us some examples of upcoming Rotary Service Opportunities and a Rotary Marketplace so we can support Rotarian owned businesses. She also reminded us to take advantage of the many Webinars, online Rotary Learning Center, and the Leadership Academy. Naomi encouraged us to join the Rotary Fellowships where we can interact with other Rotarians from around the world and to attend the District Conference in May at the Naniloa.



Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Sandra Sakaguchi
October 1
Mary Begier-Phillips
October 9
Michael Carroll
October 10
Julie Hugo
October 11
Steven Sylvester
October 12
Christopher Okano
October 21
Ken Barnes
Ryoko Barnes
October 7
Sandra Wagner-Wright
October 10
Join Date
David De Luz
October 16, 2002
18 years
Sandra Wagner-Wright
October 21, 2009
11 years
Yu Pearring
October 28, 1998
22 years

Happy Dollars

Steve Jacunski - ($20) Happy that his daughters came home and have left. He enjoyed the time with them and admired how autocratic they are. He is also happy about Geoli joining our club.

Art Taniguchi - ($20) World Peace Day on 9/21. His daughter helped to introduce the legislation that resulted in Hawaii being the first state to honor World Peace Day. He also shared that his Zoom background was a picture taken the same day as Barry Taniguchi's memorial service.

Miyuki Lee - ($20) Happy to see a "new" Rotarian visit her booth on Saturday, Bob Juettner, and happy to have Misaki and Geoli join our club.

Bob Juettner - ($20) Happy because the Blood Bank called and wants a donation of his blood.

Bryan Lindsay - Announced that owner's parent of Seaside Restaurant recently passed.

Naomi Masumi - ($10) Happy and wanted to thank Sharon, Tim, Mary, and Art for their work in Rotary and the community.

Alan Okinaka - ($10) He made satellite contact with his radio and the 3 Kolrea's in his yard are "fattening up" nicely.

Tim Hansen - ($10) Happy because he got to see Misaki in person.

Upcoming Events

Next club meeting - 9/30 at 7am on Zoom

Guest Speaker - ALS Association Golden West Chapter in Hawaii 


Inspiration by: Geoli Ng
Pledge led by: Steve Jacunski
4-Way Test: Bryan Lindsay
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