September 2020 Volume 32 | Issue 11

September 9, 2020

Aloha. E komo mai.
Hilo Bay
Service Above Self
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President's Announcement
Lorraine Davis
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Notes from last meeting has been posted on ClubRunner!

Volunteers needed!

Next weeks meeting:
  • Pledge of Allegiance:
  • Inspiration:
  • Birthday Song:
  • 4-Way Test:
Thank you so much for volunteering!

 Upcoming Meetings

  • Wednesday, September  23 -- Guest Speaker is District Governor Naomi Masuno, Meeting starts at 7:00 am.
  • Wednesday, September 23 -- Board Meeting, immediately following the General Meeting.  Will end at 9:00 am.
  • Wednesday, September 30 -- 5th Wednesday of the Month, General Assembly.  Meeting starts at 7:00 am.  (Subject to change)
  • District Happenings
A series of D5000 Rotary webinars is available for your viewing, either live or recorded.  You can also find ton of webinars in the Learning Center at
D5000 Webinar Recordings:
Business Assistance webinar recording:
  • Mark Your Calendars:

District Governor and Assistant Governor Visit -  September 23, 2020

District Conference 2021

  • Will be held for the first time in Hilo commemorating 100 years of Rotary on Big Island at Grand Naniloa Hotel on May 14, 15 and 16, 2021.
  • Future Rotary International Conventions
    • Taipei: June 12-16, 2021
    • Houston: June 4-8, 2022
  • Communications
  • Assistant Governor Doug Adams followed up with the Yukio Okutsu Veterans Home and received information from Stacyn, the activities director there:

    From Stacyn   

    • Colored maker packs
    • Large printed Cross word puzzle books
    • Large printed word search puzzle books
    • Flowers to put in their rooms.
    • Letters/small posters of positive/encouragement words.
    • Stereos / cds


    • Goodies of any type
    • Water bottles/Gatorade
    • Maybe small bottle of lotion or sanitizers
HRYF - Richard Cunningham 

Richard recognized Tim and Lorraine for their Give Aloha donation.  Give Aloha will run the entire month of September.  Use code 77199 to support HRYF at Foodland/SackNSave Give Aloha campaign.  


Other Chair Announcements

Volunteer opportunity
State Department of Health and UH Nursing request Rotarians to help for the face mask observation. The purposes of this project are (1) to monitor ongoing use of face masks/coverings by the public in Hawaii and (2) to track social norm change in regard to mask wearing over time. A pair of volunteers will count the number of people who (a) wear the mask correctly, (b) wear the mask in correctly and (c) don't wear the mask at a designated location (Prince Kuhio Plaza, Keaukaha Beach Park (Start at parking lot), Liliuokalani Park or Airport post office) from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturdays until November 28. Instructions include the counting device and how to report the counts are available on YouTube:
The sign-up sheet is also available online.
If you have any question, please contact Dr. Glauberman (
Executives & Directors
Vice President
President Elect
Attendance Secretary
Sgt at Arms
HRYF Chairman
Public Relations
Club Trainer
Oktoberfest Co-chair

Today's Inspiration

“Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll start having positive results."
            - Willie Nelson


Doug Adams - Assistant Governor
Geoli Ng - Prospective New Member
Misaki Saito - Prospective New Member
Jim Becker - Guest Speaker
Thank you for joining us!

Guest Speaker

Today’s Guest Speaker, Jim Becker from the Rotary Club of Hilo, discussed the Global Telemedicine Project and the Rotary Global Grant. Approximately 22 hospitals in their Telemedicine network provided a Starter Kit that has basic equipment such as a laptop, webcam, and 1 year Zoom Pro account. They also include a KUBI which is an iPad that is positioned on a tower that rotates that the Doctors can use to teleconference about their patients. The Doctors can also set the KUBI next to a patient and check in on them remotely. The KUBI is manufactured in the US but they try to source the iPad and other items locally. The Global Telemedicine team visited Nepal last year to deliver the Starter Kit and KUBI to a rural hospital. While there they also trained the local IT staff so they could set up the KUBIs. Jim also shared beautiful pictures of his fly over of Mt. Everest and other areas that they had the opportunity to go to during the visit.

Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Ken Barnes
September 5
Miyuki Lee
September 10
Steven Jacunski
September 15
Gary Young
September 26
Tim Hansen
Kevin Reardon
September 4
Join Date
Jo-Anna Herkes
September 1, 2016
4 years
Bryan Lindsey
September 23, 2009
11 years
Miyuki Lee
September 25, 2013
7 years
Christopher Okano
September 26, 2018
2 years

Happy Dollars

Art Tanguchi - ($5) Contributed to ask what we could do to support the Veteran's home at this time. Rotarians in Action ensued. Doug Adams responded that a card campaign would be the easier to do and he will get information from the home to help support this. If we opt to do more, Virginia and Bob Juettner, Mary Begier, and Miyuki Lee are willing to be on a committee to determine what kinds of projects would be appropriate.
Sharon Scheele - ($5) Happy Mika is attending Imiloa Educational Program and is loving it.
Bob ad Virginia Juettner - ($10) Happy they want to recognize the builder of their 1938 home and it's subsequent owners as they make renovations to their home, most recently a bathroom.
Miyuki Lee - ($10) Happy. $5 for the Rotarians that have visited her kiosk at the Kinoole Farmer's Market on Saturday's and $5 for setting up a washlet in her bathroom.
Jim Becker - ($20) Happy he found fountain pens and were able to fill them with ink and they worked.
Mary Begier - ($20) Happy, She wants to acknowledge fellow Rotarian John Gapp and his company, Dream Pipe Plumbing for the service he provided in a home that he is hoping to close on time. Mary stated that she should have gone with John Gap to begin with!
Tim Hansen - ($21) Happy for 21 years of marriage and had a 3-day breathtaking hike in the southern portion of the Big Island.

Upcoming Events

Next club meeting - 9/16 at 7am on Zoom

Guest Speaker - Rotarian Yu Yok Pearring


Inspiration by: Sandra Wagner-Wright
Pledge led by: Mary Begier
4-Way Test: Richard Cunningham
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