November 2019 Volume 31| Issue 18

November 13, 2019

Aloha. E komo mai.
Hilo Bay
Service Above Self
We meet Wednesdays at 7:00 AM
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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 Kūpunas 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. 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.

Thank you Sharon Scheele for the Door Prize and Inspiration!
Happy dollar time~ Dave De Luz shares his happy dollar moment for Mike Carroll, find out what it is down below...!

Today's Inspiration and Quote

"I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can still do something; And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse anything that I can do."
            - Edward Everett Hale
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)


It was nice to have with us Ron, Carol Van Camp's husband with us this morning
We welcome back Emmeline de Pillis!
Kenneth Barnes (left) and Preston Barnes (second to the right) Sons of Preston Barnes
Welcome Amilia Sumi (center) and Vanessa Carlson (not shown) from Netcom Big Brothers and Big Sisters
Our guest speaker from PISCES Kyla Edison

Guest Speaker: Kyla Edison

Kyla Edison from The Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems (PISCES) spoke to our club this morning.  PISCES is a state-funded aerospace agency based in Hilo.  Hawaii island is ideal for their work due to the similarity of our volcanic terrain to other planets we have yet to visit.
Kyla’s expertise is in materials science where she is focused on the use of basalt waste byproducts from existing quarries on Hawaii Island as potential value-added building materials.  Basalt found on Hawaii island has similar composition to rocks found on other planets.  Kyla’s research could result in the utilization of locally existing basalt (on Mars for example) as an input material that would be locally converted into building materials which would enable habitation.   Transporting building materials to other planets is not likely going to be practical, so the only solution would be using what is on hand. 
Judging from the interest by our members and the mechanical properties of sintered basalt, Kyla’s work seems to have high potential for future commercial applications on Earth.  PISCES has kept their methods proprietary for this reason, the potential monetization of this should benefit the people of Hawaii.
In addition to their efforts to enable exploration and habitation of other planets, PISCES participates in some exciting local outreach programs which promote STEM careers, creates internship opportunities and encourages young women from Hawaii’s high schools to pursue careers in science.  Women have been historically underrepresented in the engineering and science fields while Hawaii itself has not created enough jobs in this area causing many talented people to leave.  The work PISCES does in our community is a step in the right direction.
For more information on PISCES, please visit
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

Dave De Luz - ($100) for RI or RYF for Mike and Leslie helping him with his Lamb situation
Marlene Norton - ($2) happy for National Kindness Day
Tim Hansen - ($5) Happy for Kohala forest and trail hike (recommended)
Trevor Rodrigues- ($5) Preston's cat's haircut
Kenneth Barnes - ($5) for his dad Preston making him laugh
Mary Begier - ($20) Hoping that Hawaii will continue to welcome all with Aloha unlike how she was treated when she visited San Francisco
Junichi Noumaru - ($20) Happy to return from his trip in Fukuoka, Japan for Fukuoka Kenjinkai
Curt Sharp - ($5) For successful Veteran's Day Parade + Steve Jacunski's Jokes

Upcoming Events

Next club meeting - 11/20 at the Hilo Yacht Club

Wednesday, November 20: Board meeting after morning meeting


Door prize donated by Sharon Scheele consisting a $50 gift card to KTA and won by Carol Van Camp

Inspiration by: Sharon Scheele

Pledge led by: Carol Van Camp

Mr. Mike: Dale Tokuuke

4-Way Test: Lorraine Davis

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