September 2019 Volume 31| Issue 10

September 4, 2019

Aloha. E komo mai.
Hilo Bay
Service Above Self
We meet Wednesdays at 6:45 AM
Hilo Yacht Club
77 Laehala St
Hilo, HI  96720-4931
United States of America
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President's Announcement
Junichi Noumaru
member photo
  • There will be a party tributing Mike, Barbara's husband, at YWCA on February 22 at 4:30pm
  • On Saturday 2/29 there will be a Volcano Club Social at Volcano Art Center, all are invited
Executives & Directors
Vice President
President Elect
Attendance Secretary
Sgt at Arms
HRYF Chairman
Public Relations
Club Trainer
Oktoberfest Co-chair
2020 Convention Coordinator
1. Oktoberfest tickets sign-up - See Suzanne
2. Oktoberfest: 2 banners available to hang & 203 remaining tickets - David De Luz
3. Oktoberfest: need help in sales booth
image4. Oktoberfest: Donations for silent auction items due 9/15 - Yu Yok (FORM IMAGE ABOVE) 
***please be mindful about the things to donate***
5. Hawaii Rotary Youth Foundation Foodland "Give Aloha" 77199 - Richard


1. Alan Okinaka - Polio pig for Polio month in October

2. November is Rotary Foundation month.

3. James Tyrin - Thank you for everyone who came to the dictionary project at Waiakeawaena on 11/8.  

    Please sign-up for the dictionary project on 11/18 at Waiakea Elementary.

4. James Tyrin - November social will be at Cronies on November 21 from 4:30pm

5. Sharon Scheele - Accepting Food Basket donations

6. Sharon Scheele - Emmeline, Kenneth, and Jan's names submitted for membership

7. Vanessa Carlson (guest) - Big brothers and big sisters NETCOM fundraiser will be held on Saturday 11/23. The event will be $65.

The secret number when checking out at Foodland for HYRF
Today's speaker is our very own Barbara Hastings
Mary Biegier and Sharon Scheele with HOPE services
Hirona Yamanaka (left) and Miyuki Lee (right) enjoys breakfast before meeting

Today's Inspiration and Quote

"Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment"
            - Oprah Winfrey
Quote of the day:
"He who has 50 friends has 50 woes, he who has no friends has no woes"
             - Buddha


Guest of Richard Cunningham, Jan Haraguchi-Abundo

Guest Speaker: Barbara Hastings

Our own Barbara Hastings who is the current Board Chair for Hawaii Public Radio (HPR), spoke to us about its modest beginnings to its current prominent status statewide.  HPR is a privately funded non-profit which was formed in 1976 and went on air for the first time in November 1981.
Currently there are two stations, HPR-1 and HPR-2.  HPR-1 focuses on News, talk, jazz, blues and world music while HPR-2 is dedicated to classical music.  HPR’s terrestrial signal covers the main Hawaiian islands via 15 stations.  The stations are also accessible via internet streaming (android or iOS apps) or through the main website and Spectrum/Hawaiian Telcom cable television. 
HPR is a community resource which allows for all opinions to be heard in a non-partisan “just the facts” sort of environment and has one of the only stations dedicated to classical music.  HPR’s national and local news programs are increasingly valuable in today’s world with the rise of non-traditional news and information outlets of questionable integrity/motivation.
HPR is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit with seven consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator, which is indicative of the highest possible rating when it comes to accountability & transparency and financial performance/efficiency.
As HPR is self-funded through donations from its listeners along with the community at-large and the cost of maintaining and improving the station’s current infrastructure  can be significant, there are multiple ways for you to contribute to its continued success by becoming a sustaining member, making a donation or underwriting a program are among some of the most popular ways to help. 
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Curtis Sharp
February 3
Junichi Noumaru
February 5
Spouse Birthdays
Kevin Reardon
February 14
Join Date
Richard Cunningham
February 1, 1990
30 years
Robert uettner
February 5, 2002
18 years
Hirona Yamanaka
February 27, 2019
1 year

Happy Dollars

  1. Sharon Scheele - ($15) Happy for picture of HRYF of school supplies to Hope Services, weekend in Oahu to see Phantom of the Opera, Grandson in-law became head coach for Punahou Soccer team
  2. Alan Okinaka - ($5) Happy for the Seattle trip, and for the abundant option of fruits
  3. Richard Cunningham - ($2) Alan's donation to HRYF + Vet student
  4. Miyuki Lee ($5) - Glad to be back in Hilo and please join 60th birthday party at One Gallery on 9/21 Saturday 4:30pm

Upcoming Events

Next club meeting - 8/28 at the Hilo Yacht Club

Wednesday, August 28: Vocational Speaker


Door prize donated by Hirona Yamanaka consisting of Cymbidium orchid plant and Ka'u coffee won by David De Luz

Inspiration by: Hirona Yamanaka

Pledge led by: Sharon Scheele

Mr. Mike: Dave De Luz

4-Way Test: Patty Sue

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