April 2020 Volume 31 | Issue 37

April 29, 2020

Aloha. E komo mai.
Hilo Bay
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President's Announcement
Junichi Noumaru
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  • D5000 training assembly will be held online on Saturdays from 9a.m. to noon
    • Saturdays April 18, May 2, and May 16
  • We will donate $5,000 to the Boys and Girls Club for community food program
  • Tom received 100lbs. of stew beef donated by the grant for Kūpunas of Keaukaha
  • 162 D500 mask was donated to Hilo Medical Center on Tuesday 4/21.
  • Thank you to everyone who volunteered for the Food Basket rice project. We have repacked 11 pallets of rice, over 4,500 servings. 
  • The masks are available for purchase from
  • Zoominars will be posted on the Rotary website
  • For Director/Committee Chair report: If your announcement is a complicated one, I would suggest you share the information with the members in the text, Make slides or send your announcement to
Executives & Directors
Vice President
President Elect
Attendance Secretary
Sgt at Arms
HRYF Chairman
Public Relations
Club Trainer
Oktoberfest Co-chair
2020 Convention Coordinator
  • David De Luz: Would like to ask each member a $25 donation to Polio Plus. Past donation approximately $1500 and parts of Oktoberfest proceeds also go to Polio Plus. Donation can be done online on the Rotary International website OR mail check donation to:
    • PO Box 11506 ZIP: 96721
    • Bill + Melinda Gates will triple $25 donation
    • Alan will send out additional info for End Polio Now
  • Rice Repacking Project
    • Thank you to everyone who volunteered!
    • Location for the project will be at Daijingu throughout May
  • James Tyrin: Online social this past week
    • About 7 members participated and will do it again next month!
    • Paula Uusitalo won best background
    • Mary Begier won best food + drink
    • Jan Haraguchi-Abundo won best dressed
  • Richard Cunningham
    • Thank you all for the Hawai Rotary Youth Foundation donations $5100
Virginia Juettner - Volunteer ideas for when kids return to school
Lorraine Davis - Temperature screening, portable sinks, teachers wear masks, young children on social distancing are all being discussed
Tim Hansen - Kids left behind in schooling due to areas/families with no access to internet
Art Taniguchi - Poultry are available on the island
David De Luz - Process is lagging but ample beef is available
Mary Begier - We should all be on a watch for any Vacation rentals near our homes as robberies are becoming more common
Alan Okinaka - voicing a concern on any potential loiterers on school campus disguised with masks
May 5, 2020 Tribune Herald

Today's Inspiration and Quote

“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Wishing is not enough; we must do."
            - Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe, Author
Quote of the day:
"We generate fears as we sit. We overcome them by action."
             - Dr. Henry Link


Our speaker today was recent returnee to our club, Emmeline dePillis who spoke to us about her writing alter ego Frankie Bow as previously promised during her recent vocational talk.  In addition to being the interim Dean at the UH-Hilo Colleges of Business and Economics, Emmeline has published multiple fiction murder-mystery books, some of them set locally.  The characters are not based on her at all they are intentionally more "out there" than a normal person.
Her work is available on Amazon or her website:
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
William Barnes
May 6
David De Luz
May 10
Barbara Hastings
May 25
Dawn Pung
May 31
Spouse Birthdays
May 30
Emmeline de Pillis
Michael de Pillis
May 2
Dawn Pung
May 23
Join Date
Dale Tokuuke
May 1, 1996
24 years
Kim Keahiolalo
May 14, 2014
6 years
Steven Sylvester
May 17, 2017
3 years

Happy Dollars

April 22, 2020
Barbara Hasting - ($5) Covered 1st Earth Day as a reporter in NJ. We've come a long way.
Kim Keahiolalo- ($50) Happy for 50th Anniversary of Earth Day
Alan Okinaka - ($20) Happy for today, April 22, because it was the first time Astronauts saw Earth from space. There is only 1 Kolea bird left. And recognizing the positives of this pandemic: In 2 months, nature has recharged, common problems are bring the countries together
Marlene Norton - ($5) Son is in EMT and is exposed to COVID-19. Glad that although he is currently self-isolated, he is healthy.
Virginia Juettner- ($5) Happy to have refinanced the house
Mary Begier - ($5) Happy for the new concept "Candemic" - What can you do
Tim Hansen - ($3) Inmates have been making 3000 masks/day
Tiara Inoue Calvillo - ($10) Thankful to be here with us and everyone seems well
Art Taniguchi - ($5) For Alan's background
Mike Carroll - ($10) For Mary teaching how to add the background
Richard Cunningham - ($5) Read Two Coins - enjoyed it! and happy to have accomplished many projects
April 29, 2020
Mary Begier - ($15) $5 for Sanitizer from Jan, $5 for bumper guard during rice bagging invented by Junichi, $5 for great social arranged by James
Richard Cunningham - ($5) For a new method that helped with speeding up rice bagging
Paula Uusitalo - ($5) To second Mary about rice bagging
Alan Okinaka -  ($15) $10 for the Kolea birds safe travels and to be back in August, $5 Preston is 7 months older than he is
Miyuki Lee - ($10) Happy to see Tiara last week
Ken Barnes - (20) $10 for Dad's 81st birthday, $10 daughter participating in the meeting with him today
Art Taniguchi - ($10) Happy birthday to Preston! and Daughter Jennifer is back home from Omaha
Virginia Juettner - ($5) Attended a Zoom Rotary meeting with their old club from AZ last week
James Tyrin - ($5) Happy his son Luke helped with rice bagging last week

Upcoming Events

Next club meeting - 4/29 on Zoom

Wednesday, April 29: Vocational Speaker


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