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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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Junichi Noumaru
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  • Thank you Dale Tokuuke for presiding the meeting last week.
  • Thank you for everyone who attended the Veteran's Day Parade on Saturday 11/9 with Curt Sharp and Steve Jacunski.
  • Saturday, Nov. 16: Fall District Training Assembly @ Hospice of Hilo, conference room
  • Wednesday, Nov. 27 is DARK for Thanksgiving
  • District Governor Nominating Committee has selected Randy Hart as District Governor in 2022-2023. Challenging period is until 11/23.
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Announcements

 
 

1. Oktoberfest tickets sign-up - See David

2. Oktoberfest: sign-up sheet will be passed around at the meeting

3. Octoberfest: need help in sales booth

4. Octoberfest: Donations for silent auction items due 9/15 - Yu Yok (FORM IMAGE ABOVE)

5. August is membership month! please bring at least one guest to the August meetings

6. RYLA needs help! See Tim if you're interested

7. Volcano Club Country BBQ at the Cooper Center from 11am to 2 pm, $40/person

8. Tim - looking for Rotarians to help host participants for Open World Program from Russia for three nights from 9/27-29

9. St. Joseph Interact Club needs advisor - See Tom

10. Joint meeting held on 9/14 Saturday with District Gov. welcome! - Randy Hard

11. Mary and Tim will put together new banner for flags

Today's Inspiration and Quote

 

EVER WONDER .... Why 

the sun lightens our hair, but darkens our skin? 

Why 

can't women put on mascara with their mouth closed? 

Why 

don't you ever see the headline 'Psychic Wins Lottery'? 

Why 

is 'abbreviated' such a long word? 

Why 

is it that doctors call what they do 'practice'? 

Why is lemon juice made with artificial flavor, and dishwashing liquid made with real lemons? Why 

is the man who invests all your money called a broker? 

Why is the time of day with the slowest traffic called rush hour? 

Why 

isn't there mouse-flavored cat food? 

Why 

didn't Noah swat those two mosquitoes? 

Why do they sterilize the needle for lethal injections? 

Quote of the day:
"It's better to walk alone with a crowd going in the wrong direction"... - Diane Grant

Guests

Kim Keahiolalo with her guests: Brooke Redmond (center) & Charles Fusano (right)
Randy Hart from Friday Club of Rotary
Karl Gutknee visiting from Wisconsin

Guest Speaker: Chris Okano

Chris Okano became a member of Rotary Club of Hilo Bay this past year. He shared about his upbringings and how he came back to the town where everything started from his great grandparents in 1895 till now. His grandpa, being a traditional Japanese, a very diligent and hard-working man moved to Oahu and began his electrical engineering company. Chris was raised to be very independent from an early age, and was heavily involved in sports. He was born and raised in Honolulu where he eventually graduated from Punahou to attend University in Villanova University in Philadelphia with a scholarship for football. Right after grad school, he got into IBM where he realized after, he did not want to pursue a career in the East Coast. He later moved to Silicon Valley in California where he worked until he stepped up to take care of his family business and to manage his grandfathers estates. His goal is to expand his business and eventually buy all of the family assets and maintain them as a single family.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Irene Nagao
November 1
 
Al Okinaka
November 3
 
Sandra Wagner-Wright
November 8
 
Richard Cunningham
November 11
 
Hirona Yamanaka
November 15
 
Sharon Scheele
November 19
 
Spouse Birthdays
Al Inoue
November 11
 
Join Date
Al Okinaka
November 1, 1988
31 years
 
Allen Novak
November 1, 1994
25 years
 
Carol Van Camp
November 1, 1990
29 years
 
Chester Cabral
November 1, 2011
8 years
 
Thomas Witthans
November 1, 2009
10 years
 
Timothy Young
November 1, 1988
31 years
 
Trevor Rodrigues
November 1, 1993
26 years
 
Mary Begier-Phillips
November 13, 1996
23 years
 
Irene Nagao
November 28, 2018
1 year
 

Happy Dollars

  1. David De Luz - ($5) A great presentation on Lunar at Imiloa
  2. Karl Gutknee - ($1) Sad to leave us and Hilo
  3. Kim Keahiolalo - ($4) Glad two of her employees were able to join us today
  4. Alan Okinaka - ($9) Taking grandchildren to Phantom of the Opera
  5. Chester Cabral - ($20) Went to Maui and saw Paul Simon live
  6. Anita Cunningham - ($2) Going to California for anniversary trip + going fishing with dad
  7. Richard Cunningham - ($5) A nice staycation
  8. Bryan Lindsey - ($5) An amazing trip to the Tahiti
  9. Irene Nagao - ($2) Success of Going Home Fundraiser and for her son receiving an award for his contribution to the local society

Upcoming Events

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

Wednesday, August 28: Lincoln Ashida - Perpetuating Unique Educational Opportunities (PUEO) for the youth of Hawaii

Mahalo!

Door prize donated by Art Taniguchi consisting of Sake won by Sharron

Inspiration by: Art Taniguchi

Pledge led by: Alan Okinaka

Mr. Mike:Art Taniguchi

4-Way Test: Kim Keahiolalo

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