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Volume 28| Issue 20

January 4, 2017
Welcome to another issue of our weekly bulletin! Find out what we covered during the last weekly meeting, and what we learned from our speaker.  
Emmeline De Pillis, head of the UHH Applied learning Experiences (ALEX) Program, seeks mentors for UHH students to provide practical experience.  Katie is a mentor.  The students usually participate during their freshmen or sophomore year and continue until graduation.  Go to the ALEX website for more information (  Contact Emmeline if interested at
Hiroshima Trip
Need to finalize list of people going to Hiroshima by end of month.  Contact Miyuki and Carol in the next few days.
Weinberg Project
Weinberg project is scheduled for end of February.  We need your participation to meet the requirements, especially as several of our members will be at RYLA that weekend.
Food Basket Donations
Sharon S. thanked those who donated to the Food Basket.  She and Kevin delivered a check for $900 to the Food Basket.
International Student Fundraising
Mathias Bergay is still selling cookies to help fund his travels in the U.S.  If interested to buy and help, contact David Hurd.
Moral Support
Steve J. visited injured fellow member, Carol V.  Carol is able to move around and appreciated the visit since she is housebound.
This Week's Speaker
Dayday's Story
Member profile: Margarita "Dayday" Hopkins
"How did I get here?"
Margarita's nickname is Dayday, which means "little one".  Her family last name is Leyson.  She was born into a prominent mestizo family (Spanish, Chinese, local mix) as the second of three girls in the city of Maasin, Philippines.  She grew up in a thatched nipa house cooking with a wood fire, taking cold showers, and using an outhouse.  
When her father past away when she was 15 years old, her mother and two sisters had to move to another city. Dayday stayed to finish high school and attend a Catholic college on a scholarship where she earned a bachelors degree in accounting.  She was a leader in ROTC.  Under martial law, student leaders were threatened as "communist".  Her mother urged her to move to Mindanao to live with her sister.   What a fateful move! 
Happy Dollars & Recognitions
Junichi-- happy to be back from Europe trip and eating local food
Marlene-- had a happy holidays with grandson
Mike-- happy to announce new lamb to the growing family
Jan 11, 2017
New Visions for the Police Department
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Deborah Beaver
January 6
Kris Speegle
January 18
Anita Cunningham
January 31
Spouse Birthdays
Joan Takemoto
January 3
Join Date
Harry Kubojiri
January 1, 2008
9 years
Sandra Sakaguchi
January 4, 2006
11 years
Sharon Scheele
January 12, 2005
12 years
Anita Cunningham
January 19, 2011
6 years
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