January 2021 Volume 32 | Issue 25

January 6, 2021

Aloha. E komo mai.
Hilo Bay
Service Above Self
Wednesdays at 7:00 AM
Online (Zoom meeting)
P.O. Box 11506
Hilo, HI 96721
United States of America
District Site
Venue Map
President's Announcement
Lorraine Davis
member photo
Notes from last meeting has been posted on ClubRunner!
Recorded Meeting:
Published Presentation:
New Logo for Rotary Year 2021-22

Volunteers needed!

March 10, 2021 Meeting
  • Pledge of Allegiance:   Curt Sharp
  • Inspiration:   Mary Begier  
  • Birthday Song:   Minions
  • 4-Way Test:   Bob Juettner

Upcoming RCHB Meetings

  • Wednesday, March 10 -- Guest Speaker is Barbara Kiernan, coordinator of a RI Project in Mexico
  • Wednesday, March 17 -- Guest Speaker is Mark Merriam -- Myanmar Update
  • Wednesday, March 17 -- Board of Director's Meeting, immediately following the general meeting
  • Wednesday, March 24 -- Guest Speaker TBD
  • Wednesday, March 31 -- Guest Speaker TBD
  • Wednesday, April 7 -- Maternal and Child Health Month, Guest Speaker is Terri Lum, East Hawaii Children's Justice Center
  • Wednesday, April 14 -- Guest Speaker Past DG Win Shoneman -- Rotary Legacy
  • Wednesday, April 21 -- Vocational Day, Guest Speaker is Misa Sato
  • Wednesday, April 21 -- Board of Director's Meeting, Immediately following the general meeting
  • Wednesday, April 28 -- Guest Speaker is Curt Sharp
  • Wednesday, May 5 -- Youth Service Month, Guest Speaker TBD
  • Wednesday, May 12 -- Guest Speaker TBD
  • Wednesday, May 19 -- Guest Speaker is Jessica Histo, Hawaii Diaper
  • Wednesday, May 19 -- Board of Director's Meeting, Immediately following the general meeting
  • Wednesday, May 26 -- Guest Speaker TBD
  • Wednesday, June 2 -- Rotary Fellowship Month -- Guest Speaker TBD
  • Wednesday, June 9 -- Guest Speaker TBD
  • Wednesday, June 16 -- Vocational Day, Guest Speaker TBD
  • Wednesday, June 16 -- Board of Director's Meeting, Immediately following the general meeting
  • Wednesday, June 23 -- Guest Speaker TBD
  • Wednesday, June 30 -- Induction of New Officers -- stay tuned for more information

Other Rotary Meetings and Invitations

Email regarding Diaper Project

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 Conference 2021

  • Will be held for the first time in Hilo commemorating 100 years of Rotary on Big Island on May 14, 15 and 16, 2021.  The event is now 100% virtual.  Volunteers who have skills in videotaping and virtual platforms are requested.  Please contact Alan Kusunoki at

District Conference 2023

  • Will be held in Hilo.  The committee is looking for volunteers to help with the planning and a co-chair from East Hawaii.

Future Rotary International Conventions

  • Taipei: June 12-16, 2021 Rotary International has announced that the International Conference will be virtual due to the ongoing threat of the COVID virus.  Stay tuned for further news.
  • 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
Paula Uusitalo
March 1
Kevin Hopkins
March 14
Bryan Lindsey
March 23
Spouse Birthdays
Sandy Tokuuke
March 10
John Gapp
March 9
Dale Tokuuke
Sandy Tokuuke
March 11
Sharon Scheele
Al Inoue
March 14
Mary Begier-Phillips
Lyle Phillips
March 20
Arthur Taniguchi
Barbara Taniguchi
March 21
Geoli Ng
Kurt Ng
March 23
Richard Cunningham
Michelle Jodoi
March 31
Join Date
Paula Uusitalo
March 8, 2006
15 years
John Gapp
March 18, 2020
1 year
William Barnes
March 18, 2020
1 year
Tim Hansen
March 19, 2014
7 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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