September 2019 Volume 31 | Issue 11

September 18, 2019

Aloha. E komo mai.
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  • Veteran's Day Parade on Saturday, November 9 - Benson Medina, the president of Rotary Club of South Hilo is proposing all Rotarians to participate in this 2-mile walk and show support for the community. Curt will be communicating with South Hilo club for this event.
  • Saturday, Nov. 16: Fall District Training Assembly @ Hospice of Hilo, conference room
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1. Walk-a-mile event by YWCA Saturday, 10/26 - Lorraine Davis (See flyer above) Steve Jacunski will shave his leg again for donations for this walk.

2. Tim - Thank you everyone who was involved in the Open World to host the Russian students.

3. Hawaii Explore Expo Sunday 10/27 @ Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium - Joel Lapinta

Group photo from the joint meeting on 9/14
Octoberfest is coming! Dave De Luz shares with us the goods ready for purchase
For this weeks vocational speaker, our fellow Rotarian Lorraine Davis shared with us about YWCA's support for victim of assault
Birthday duo! Miyuki Lee and Steve Jacunski was celebrated by Rotarians this morning

Today's Inspiration and Quote

"Think deeply, speak gently, love much, laugh a lot, work hard, give freely"
            - Paula Uusitalo
Quote of the day:
"When you encounter various trials, big or small, be full of joy. There's opportunity to learn patience"
             - Scott Curran


Guest Speaker: Lorraine Davis

Lorraine Davis was this week's vocational speaker with a timely and important topic.  Lorraine had been recently quoted in the Hawaii Tribune Herald regarding a Company that had been selling a rape evidence collection kit on 
In Hawaii, it is not necessary for the victim of an assault to purchase and process their own evidence, since the law provides for a forensic examination by an accredited professional at no charge to the victim.  The resulting work product is then handed over to law enforcement with a solid chain of custody, again all at no cost to the victim.  Gathering and submitting evidence any other way only increases the chance that a defendant will have the case dismissed or be exonerated on a technicality as the defense need only raise reasonable doubt.
Lorraine explained that too frequently, victims of assault are not shown enough compassion and are sometimes even blamed for causing or contributing to the crimes committed against them.  She pointed out that we collectively need to be aware of the three types of natural reactions to an assault: fight, flight and freezing (playing dead).  Each victim reacts differently and should not be judged based on the outcome from their natural reaction.  What is wrong is the assault itself not the victim's reaction to it.
On Saturday, October 26, 2019, YWCA of Hawaii island will hold the annual "Walk A Mile In Her Shoes" event in order to raise $25,000 to provide services for survivors of sexual assault.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Mary Begier-Phillips
October 9
Michael Carroll
October 10
Julie Hugo
October 11
Steven Sylvester
October 12
Sandra Wagner-Wright
October 10
Deborah Beaver
October 24
Join Date
David De Luz
October 16, 2002
17 years
Sandra Wagner-Wright
October 21, 2009
10 years
Yu Pearring
October 28, 1998
21 years

Happy Dollars

  1. Sandra Wagner-Wright - ($5) Went to England and glad to be back
  2. Tom Witthans - ($5) Happy he doesn't need to worry to cook for Octoberfest this year 
  3. Richard Cunningham - ($5) HRYF donation 77199 at Foodland
  4. Anita Cunningham - ($5) Glad to spend time celebrating mother's birthday
  5. Junichi Noumaru - ($5) Happy to be traveling to California after the meeting
  6. Lorraine - ($20) Excited for 10/26 Walk-a-mile (in heels) event

Upcoming Events

Next club meeting - 9/25 at the Hilo Yacht Club

Wednesday, September 25: Vocational Speaker


Door prize donated by Paula Uusitalo consisting a $75 gift card to Cunningham Gallery won by Irene Nagao

Inspiration by: Paula Uusitalo

Pledge led by: Carol Van Camp 

Mr. Mike: Dale Tokuuke

4-Way Test: Miyuki Lee

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