July 2020 Volume 32 | Issue 7

August 12, 2020

Aloha. E komo mai.
Hilo Bay
Service Above Self
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United States of America
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Lorraine Davis
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  • District Happenings
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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
    • Gary Young announced that Best of East Hawaii came out yesterday and for the ninth year in a row, his company, Island Home Loans, has been voted best of mortgage companies.  Congratulations, Gary!
Executives & Directors
Vice President
President Elect
Attendance Secretary
Sgt at Arms
HRYF Chairman
Public Relations
Club Trainer
Oktoberfest Co-chair

Monthly Social -- James Tyrin 

Our club social will be Thursday, August 20 at Cronies, from 5 pm - 7 pm.  James asked that members send him an email indicating if they are coming to the social and if they are bringing guests.  James will send an email to members as the date gets closer.

Service Project -- Chester Cabral

Mahalo to Chester C. for leading the RCHB members in assisting the Boys and Girls Club sort through 21,000 pieces of clothing that was donated by Old Navy.  
Mahalo to the following for participating -- Rotarians in Action!
  • Chester C.
  • Barbara H.
  • Marlene N.
  • Sharon S. and Al I.
  • Curt S.
  • Deborah B.
  • Junichi N. and Kosuke N.
  • Mary B.
  • James T.
  • Anita C.
  • Mary Witthans
    • Mele Franco (Mary's sister)
    • Ryan Witthans
  • Maureen Gapp 
    • Nani Early (friend)
    • Jane Miller (friend)
    • Diana Wellman (friend)
  • Carlota Peiper (friend)

Other Chair Announcements

Sharon S. shared that she has participated in a couple of meetings within the District and she found them interesting and worthwhile attending.  Lorraine will continue to share meetings via email.

Today's Inspiration

“Reading gives us some place to go when we have to stay where we are."
            - Mason Cooley
“Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best."
            - Bob Talbert
Geoli Ng - invited by Steve Jacunski
Misaki Saito - her 5th visit!
Doug Adams - Assistance District Governor
Ruch Sanchez - Guest Speaker from Project C.U.R.E.

Guest Speaker

Guest Speaker Ruth Sanchez, Executive Director Project C.U.R.E., August 12, 2020


Today’s Guest Speaker was Ruth Sanchez, Executive Director for Project C.U.R.E in Arizona. Project C.U.R.E began as a non-profit in 1987. Ruth joined them 2 years ago and in that time she has sent thirty 40 foot containers of medical supplies to underserved countries around the world. The non-profit operates in 7 states and each chapter procures bio-medical equipment and supplies through partnerships with hospitals, clinic, hospice, etc. They have 25,000 volunteers across the United States who spent more than 160,000 hours of collecting, sorting, packing, and delivering the donated items in 2019. They have partnerships in 138 countries and they will be shipping 23 containers in September.  Examples of their projects are Kits for Kids where they distribute backpacks filled with basic medicine cabinet supplies, C.U.R.E Kits which are 48 pound pre-packed kits filled with medical supplies that can be easily transported, and C.U.R.E. Clinics where they set pop up clinics. 

When the pandemic hit in March their CEO realized they had to pivot and their response and they began distributing about $3,000,000 worth of supplies back to partners who had donated items in the past.

The YouTube video is available at


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

Tom Witthans - ($28) Happy for 28 years of happy marriage. His words of wisdom: Mary - Never go to bed angry. Tom - As you wish.
Alan Okinaka - ($10) $5 for Richard and Mary reporting that they have seen returning Kolea and $5 for great voter turnout.
Mary Begier - ($10) Happy and wants to echo Alan's sentiments about voter turnout.
Virginia and Bob Juettner - ($10) Happy for seeing Ruth Sanchez join the meeting.
Tim Hansen - ($5) Happy his brother-in-law had a knee replacement and all went well.
Marlene Norton - ($5) Happy her son, who is fighting fires will be returning home to his family.
Art Taniguchi - ($5) Announcement. Aloha Monday is donating part of their proceeds to support the Ed Hara's family who lost their son in an accident. Aloha Monday is doing this through the end of the month.
Doug Adams - ($10) Happy for the project we did at the Boys and Girls Club.
Geoli Ng - ($10) Happy to be at the meeting.
Barbara Hastings - ($5) Happy, but wonders if Alan had mixed her and Mary up - apparently a common occurrence in the community. Alan confirmed he should have acknowledged that it was Barbara who saw the Kolea and told Mary that since he had given her credit, she needs to look for one too.

Upcoming Events

Next club meeting - 8/19 at 7am on Zoom

Guest Speaker - Vocational Speaker will be Virginia Juettner


Inspiration by: Virginia Juettner
Pledge led by: Mary Begier
4-Way Test: Mary Begier
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