September 2019 Volume 31 | Issue 11

September 18, 2019

Aloha. E komo mai.
Hilo Bay
Service Above Self
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Junichi Noumaru
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  • President Noumaru will be absent next week, the meeting will be presided by David De Luz.
  • There will be a East Hawaii Presidents meeting on January 16.
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Vice President
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HRYF Chairman
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Oktoberfest Co-chair
2020 Convention Coordinator

1. 100 Oktoberfest tickets left for sale - See Suzanne

2. New deadline set for silent auction donation Sept. 27 - David De Luz

3. Oktoberfest: some items for sale including ones with pre-sale price / See Anita for hats $10 / New band will perform

4. Oktoberfest: Donations for silent auction items due 9/15 - Yu Yok

***please be mindful about the things to donate***

5. Hawaii Rotary Youth Foundation Foodland "Give Aloha" 77199 - Richard

6. Walk-a-mile event by YWCA Saturday, 10/26 - Lorainne (See flyer above)




1. Alan Okinaka - Polio pig for Polio month in October

2. November is Rotary Foundation month.

3. James Tyrin - Thank you for everyone who came to the dictionary project at Waiakeawaena on 11/8.  

    Please sign-up for the dictionary project on 11/18 at Waiakea Elementary.

4. James Tyrin - November social will be at Cronies on November 21 from 4:30pm

5. Sharon Scheele - Accepting Food Basket donations

6. Sharon Scheele - Emmeline, Kenneth, and Jan's names submitted for membership

7. Vanessa Carlson (guest) - Big brothers and big sisters NETCOM fundraiser will be held on Saturday 11/23. The event will be $65.

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
Deborah Beaver
January 6
Jan Haraguchi-Abundo
January 28
Anita Cunningham
January 31
Join Date
Sandra Sakaguchi
January 4, 2006
14 years
Sharon Scheele
January 12, 2005
15 years
Anita Cunningham
January 19, 2011
9 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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