November 2019 Volume 31| Issue 19

November 20, 2019

Aloha. E komo mai.
Hilo Bay
Service Above Self
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President's Announcement
Junichi Noumaru
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  • D5000 training assembly will be held online on Saturdays from 9a.m. to noon
    • Saturdays April 18, May 2, and May 16
  • We will donate $5,000 to the Boys and Girls Club for community food program
  • Tom received 100lbs. of stew beef donated by the grant for KÅ«punas of Keaukaha
  • 162 D500 mask was donated to Hilo Medical Center on Tuesday 4/21.
  • Thank you to everyone who volunteered for Chris's rice project. We have repacked 3 pallets of rice, over 1000 servings. We will have 3 more pallets to repack.
  • The masks are available for purchase from
  • Zoominars will be posted on the Rotary website
  • For Director/Committee Chair report: If your announcement is a complicated one, I would suggest you share the information with the members in the text, Make slides or send your announcement to
Executives & Directors
Vice President
President Elect
Attendance Secretary
Sgt at Arms
HRYF Chairman
Public Relations
Club Trainer
Oktoberfest Co-chair
2020 Convention Coordinator
1. Sharon - Dictionary Project next Tuesday 11/25 @ Waiakea Elementary 8:30am (need 12 people)
2. Food basket donation period extended
3. Sharon received Alan Okinaka's 2010-11 Recognition panel from Laura
Thank you to all of the Veterans who served our Country!
Chester Cabral's grandson at the Veteran's Day Parade:)
November babies unite! Birthday songs lead by Alan Okinaka :)
President Noumaru represents end polio now + certificate from Rotary Foundation
Today's guest speaker Officer James Steffen (left), K-9 officer Falcon (center), and fellow member Lorraine Davis (right)
November monthly social! Thank you everyone for coming out~

Today's Inspiration and Quote

"It is much better to slip on your foot than it is to slip on your tongue."
            - Ben Franklin
Quote of the day:
"Since we cannot know all that there is to be known about anything, we ought to know a little bit about everything"
             - Blaise Pascal (1623-1662)


Guest Speaker: Officer James Steffen and K-9 Officer "Falcon"

James Steffen and his K-9 partner Falcon visited our club as part of the monthly vocational speaker program.  Officer Steffen has been with the Hawaii County Police Department for 13 years, his K-9 partner Falcon joined in 2015.  Their specialty is searching for missing people on Hawaii Island. 
Falcon was born in North Carolina and had been abandoned by his original owners.  His talents were recognized and was trained as a service animal specializing in tracking by scent.  He was donated to the department and lives with his handler's family.  Upon his retirement, Falcon will live with his last handler. 
Officers Steffen and Falcon are assigned to the Juvenile Aid Section, but also assist in locating fugitives when necessary as Falcon is the only tracking K-9 in the department.  They have been involved in several prominent missing person or fugitive search cases.  The nature of the work requires Falcon to wear a bullet and stab proof vest.
Falcon is an example of a dog that was successfully adopted and trained for public service.  It goes to show that you do not need to pay a premium to a breeder when there are many worthy animals available at your local shelter for a nominal fee. 
Mahalo to Officer Steffen and Falcon for their service to our Community.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Lorraine Davis
April 6
Trevor Rodrigues
April 18
Trevor Rodrigues
April 10
David De Luz
Caroline Darakjian-De Luz
April 30
Join Date
James Tyrin
April 10, 2013
7 years

Happy Dollars

Art Taniguchi - ($20) For the two week trip to Japan, Junichi being selected to read Recognition at the Fukuoka Kenjinkai, and being amazed and touched by the Taxi driver in Japan
Preston Barnes - ($5) Trevor taking care of their cat
Ken Barnes - ($5) For Mike's Lamb burger at Cronies
Alan Okinaka - ($5) Happy for the new apple watch that detects if you fall down, and it really works
Trevor Rodrigues - James not just a omelette man but also a great basketball player
Chester Cabral - ($20) penalty for sign up for the dictionary project but had to cancel because it was too early
Anita Cunningham - ($5) Picked up 6 chicks 6 months ago and now making eggs!

Upcoming Events

Next club meeting - 12/4 at the Hilo Yacht Club

Wednesday, December 4: Beckie Marshall Visitor Aloha Society of Hawaii


Door prize donated by Mike Carroll consisting a $50 gift card to KTA + Book and won by Marlene

Inspiration by: Mike Carroll

Pledge led by: Sandra Wagner-Wright

Mr. Mike: Alan Novak

4-Way Test: Steve Jacunski

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