April 2021 Volume 32 | Issue 39

April 7, 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
Saturday Cleanup!  260 pounds of garbage removed from downtown Hilo!
Special Thanks to those who participated:
Jan Abundo and her husband
Junichi Noumaru and his wife and son
Michelle Flemming and her husband
Janell Kuamoo and her daughter
Art Taniguchi and his wife and daughter
Richard Cunningham
Tim Hansen
Bryan Lindsay
Mary Begier
Misa Saito
Lorraine Davis
(My apologies to Mary and Misa for not including them in the original thank you.)
Special Thanks to:
Deborah Beaver for coordinating the efforts
Deborah Beaver for supplying tables, chairs and paint for the project
County of Hawaii for supplying vests and garbage bags
David DeLuz Jr. for supplying the signage
The YWCA Preschool for loaning us their pop-up tent
Starbucks for coffee
Deborah's friend, who does this every week, for helping and supplying additional paint
Michelle Flemming and her husband for hauling the garbage to the dump

Notable Board Decisions

We will continue to Zoom through May.
The BOD voted to support a previous Peace Fellow applicant, Anika, who also was the recipient of the school supplies project in December.
The BOD voted to support sign waving for HPD and EMS with $200 for professionally made signs.

The notes of the last club meeting has been posted on the ClubRunner.

  • Recorded Meeting:
    Published Presentation:  None
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Volunteers needed!

May 5, 2021 Meeting
  • Pledge of Allegiance:   Preston Barnes IV
  • Inspiration:     Marlene Norton
  • Birthday Song:   Minions
  • 4-Way Test:   Mike Carroll

Upcoming RCHB Meetings

  • Wednesday, May 5 -- Youth Service Month, Guest Speaker Art Kimura - Exchange with Ehime High School
  • Wednesday, May 12 -- DARK -- Please plan to attend the District Conference over May 14-16, 2021
  • 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, Michelle Flemming, YWCA Preschool and recipient of RCHB Funds
  • Wednesday, June 2 -- Rotary Fellowship Month -- Guest Speaker TBD
  • Wednesday, June 9 -- Guest Speaker TBD
  • Wednesday, June 16 -- Vocational Day, Guest Speaker Yu Yok Pearring
  • 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 Invitation

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
  • Volunteer opportunity  - COVID Vaccine Scheduling for DOH.  Looking for experienced volunteers to staff the phones.

  • Diaper Project -- Geoli Ng.  Their campaign was able to raise $5525 for the Diaper Bank.  36 individuals and 3 groups partnered to support the project.

  • HRYF -- Richard Cunningham.  The HRYF scholarship campaign is winding down.  We have raised $4700 so far.  He is still accpeting donations via cash, check and charge.  You can go to his shop to contribute.

  • April 24 Work Day -- Deborah Beaver.  Still planning the day.  She is thinking 9 am to noon and we will pick up trash on Government road.

  • Dictionary Project -- James Tyrin  The filming for the Dictionary Project will be April 13 at 5:30 pm. at the Church of the Holy Cross.  He still needs volunteers for the filming.  Please contact him if you are interested in participating.

  • Sharon Scheele announced that approximately $1000 was donated to the Foodbasket right before Easter.  Thank you to all who donated.

Today's Inspiration

“Be the most ethical, the most responsible, the most authentic you can be with every breath you take, because you are cutting a path into tomorrow that others will follow."
            - Ken Wilber


Toby Taniguchi, Prospective Member
Terri Lum, Guest Speaker
Thank you for joining us!

Guest Speaker

Guest Speaker April 7 Terri Lum Program Director for Childrens Justice Center East Hawaii


Wednesday’s Guest Speaker was Terri Lum, Program Director for The Children’s Justice Center East Hawaii. They are one of five centers across the State and are fully accredited by the National Children’s Alliance and they also have a Non-Profit Partner called the Friends of the Children’s Justice Center. Over 30 years ago Former Congressman Robert “Bud” Cramer felt cases were not making it to the Prosecutor’s office and opened the first center in Huntsville Alabama where the professionals would come to the children and conduct the interviews in a comfortable environment for the child. In a public/private partnership the Friends group was formed to provide community support, assist in fundraising for training professionals and offer help to child victims and their families. The goals of the Children’s Justice Center are to provide a fair and neutral setting, minimize the number of interviews for the child, provide specialized training for the interviewers, and help all of the agencies involved stay in touch with each other so they know where the cases are at in the system. Terri shared a page that tracked types of abuse during 2006, 2018, and the dramatic rise in 2020.  She also thanked Rotary for their involvement over the years.

Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
William Barnes
May 6
Geoli Ng
May 8
David De Luz
May 10
Janell Kuamoo
May 16
Barbara Hastings
May 25
Dawn Pung
May 31
Spouse Birthdays
Leslie Carroll
May 25
May 30
Emmeline de Pillis
Michael de Pillis
May 2
Yu Pearring
Mike Pearring
May 6
Dawn Pung
May 23
Join Date
Dale Tokuuke
May 1, 1996
25 years
Kim Keahiolalo
May 14, 2014
7 years
Steven Sylvester
May 17, 2017
4 years

Happy Dollars

Lorraine Davis - $68 happy because of being on the earth for 68 years.  Donation to go to HRYF.
Paula Uusitalo - $10 happy.  She got her second COVID vaccine.
Miyuki Lee - $10 happy.  Birthday greetings to Lorraine and she finished her COVID vaccine.
Alan Okinaka - $20 happy.  He got his general license for operating the HAM radio and can now speak to folks around the world.  He is planning to attend the Promoting Peach through Mediation sessions and he talked to YuYok and he was so pleased to see how upbeat she is.
Sharon Scheele - $10 happy.  She had lunch with Irene N. and Irene looked great.
Art Taniguchi - $150 happy, to go to Rotary International.  He talked with Irene N.'s daughter and got an update on Irene, he is pleased to sponsor Toby T. as a member and his daughter gave birth to his 8 lb. 12 oz. granddaughter on Friday.  Mom and baby are doing very well.
Virginia and Bob Juettner - $10 happy.  Bob is fully vaccinated, some of her family is also fully vaccinated and they were able to attend Baby Buddha celebration in Hilo on Easter.
Terri Lum - $30 happy for the Children's Justice Center celebrating their 30 year anniversary.

Upcoming Events

Next club meeting - 4/14 at 7am on Zoom

Guest Speaker - Guest Speaker Past DG Win Schoneman - Rotary Legacy


Inspiration by: Geoli Ng
Pledge led by: Tom Witthans
4-Way Test: Sharon Scheele
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