January 2021 Volume 32 | Issue 25

January 6, 2021

Aloha. E komo mai.
Hilo Bay
Service Above Self
We meet Wednesdays at 7:00 AM
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Hilo, HI 96721
United States of America
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President's Announcement
Lorraine Davis
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Video of the meeting

Volunteers needed!

January 27, 2021 Meeting
  • Pledge of Allegiance: Deborah Beaver
  • Inspiration:   Geoli Ng
  • Birthday Song:   
  • 4-Way Test:   Paula Uusitalo

Upcoming RCHB Meetings

  • Wednesday, January 20 immediately following the general meeting, Board of Directors Meeting
  • Wednesday, January 27 -- Guest Speaker is Junichi Noumaru on Zooming
  • Wednesday, February 3 -- Guest Speakers are Charlene Iboshi and Tim Hansen
  • 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:

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
Executives & Directors
Vice President
President Elect
Attendance Secretary
Sgt at Arms
HRYF Chairman
Public Relations
Club Trainer
Oktoberfest Co-chair
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

Tim H. reported that he and Ken B. attended a RYLA meeting and this year the plans are to have a statewide virtual RYLA.  Kauai Rotary is taking the lead on the project.  More information to follow.

Today's Inspiration

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


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
Deborah Beaver
January 6
Tomoaki Saito
January 20
Jan Haraguchi-Abundo
January 28
Anita Cunningham
January 31
Join Date
Sandra Sakaguchi
January 4, 2006
15 years
Sharon Scheele
January 12, 2005
16 years
Jan Haraguchi-Abundo
January 15, 2020
1 year
Ken Barnes
January 15, 2020
1 year
Ken Barnes
January 15, 2020
1 year
Anita Cunningham
January 19, 2011
10 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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