February 2020 Volume 32 | Issue 29

February 10, 2020

Aloha. E komo mai.
Hilo Bay
Service Above Self
Wednesdays at 7:00 AM
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Hilo, HI 96721
United States of America
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President's Announcement
Lorraine Davis
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Notes from last meeting has been posted on ClubRunner!
Recorded Meeting:
Published Presentation:
New Logo for Rotary Year 2021-22

Volunteers needed!

March 10, 2021 Meeting
  • Pledge of Allegiance:   Curt Sharp
  • Inspiration:   Mary Begier  
  • Birthday Song:   Minions
  • 4-Way Test:   Bob Juettner

Upcoming RCHB Meetings

  • Wednesday, March 10 -- Guest Speaker is Barbara Kiernan, coordinator of a RI Project in Mexico
  • Wednesday, March 17 -- Guest Speaker is Mark Merriam -- Myanmar Update
  • Wednesday, March 17 -- Board of Director's Meeting, immediately following the general meeting
  • Wednesday, March 24 -- Guest Speaker TBD
  • Wednesday, March 31 -- Guest Speaker TBD
  • Wednesday, April 7 -- Maternal and Child Health Month, Guest Speaker is Terri Lum, East Hawaii Children's Justice Center
  • Wednesday, April 14 -- Guest Speaker Past DG Win Shoneman -- Rotary Legacy
  • Wednesday, April 21 -- Vocational Day, Guest Speaker is Misa Sato
  • Wednesday, April 21 -- Board of Director's Meeting, Immediately following the general meeting
  • Wednesday, April 28 -- Guest Speaker is Curt Sharp
  • Wednesday, May 5 -- Youth Service Month, Guest Speaker TBD
  • Wednesday, May 12 -- Guest Speaker TBD
  • 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 TBD
  • Wednesday, June 2 -- Rotary Fellowship Month -- Guest Speaker TBD
  • Wednesday, June 9 -- Guest Speaker TBD
  • Wednesday, June 16 -- Vocational Day, Guest Speaker TBD
  • 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 Invitations

Email regarding Diaper Project

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 -- Sharon Scheele

  • Diaper Project -- Sharon Scheele and Geoli Ng.  Geoli's company, Waikakea Water is going to be doing a month long drive in March to raise funds and/or purchase diapers for Hawaii Diaper.  Stay tuned for more information.  

  • HRYF -- Richard Cunningham  YTD has received ~$1500

  • RYLA -- Tim Hansen  RYLA is February 26 and 27th.  There are approximately 100 participants expected.  Still looking for volunteers to deliver survival kits and pizza to East Hawaii participants.

  • Sharon Scheele announced that JA is starting up again and they are looking for volunteers to begin training in March with JA going into the classroom in April.  If you are interested in participating, please contact Sharon.

Today's Inspiration

“Nothing is impossible. The word itself says I'm possible."
            - Audrey Hepburn


Michelle Flemming -- Prospective Member
Janell Kuamoo -- Prospective Member
Thank you for joining us!

Guest Speaker

Guest Speaker Tim Hansen February 10 2021

Wednesday’s Guest Speaker was Tim Hansen. Since we are still in Peace Month Tim was very happy to continue discussing peace and conflict resolution and how it relates to Rotary’s Four-Way Test. The Four-Way Test was created in 1932 by Herbert J. Taylor and adopted by Rotary in 1943. It was originally created as a code of ethics for his employees to follow in their business and professional lives. The Four-Way Test is a nonpartisan and nonsectarian ethical guide for Rotarians to use for their personal and professional relationships. Sometimes stress and other factors cause us to react negatively to situations. Tim suggested “creating a pause” before responding or reacting to a situation and question if it’s the truth. He shared a video about resolving conflict by stopping and thinking before reacting, redirecting it into a useful discussion, investigating the origin of the conflict, and working together to find a solution. Be positive, willing to compromise, don’t blame or make excuses. Tim related a story from college that when faced with a conflict we need to take a NAP, non-agitated presence, and be a calm energy to de-escalate the situation. He finished with an action point for our club to have students read the Four-Way Test and explain what it means and how it is important to our community.

Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Paula Uusitalo
March 1
Kevin Hopkins
March 14
Bryan Lindsey
March 23
Spouse Birthdays
Sandy Tokuuke
March 10
John Gapp
March 9
Dale Tokuuke
Sandy Tokuuke
March 11
Sharon Scheele
Al Inoue
March 14
Mary Begier-Phillips
Lyle Phillips
March 20
Arthur Taniguchi
Barbara Taniguchi
March 21
Geoli Ng
Kurt Ng
March 23
Richard Cunningham
Michelle Jodoi
March 31
Join Date
Paula Uusitalo
March 8, 2006
15 years
John Gapp
March 18, 2020
1 year
William Barnes
March 18, 2020
1 year
Tim Hansen
March 19, 2014
7 years

Happy Dollars

Mary Begier - $5 happy because she found out she won the door prize.  She was on her way to physical therapy and staff were amazed at her mobility in her ankle and leg.  She attributes it to practicing yoga.
Junichi Noumaru - $10 for celebrating his birthday.
Art Taniguchi - $5 happy.  Happy Birthday to Junichi and told us about an attorney that was in virtual court and he had a cute cate filter on.  He recommended we search for it.
Alan Okinaka - $10 happy.  $5 for the Rotarian Genealogical group that is finding the positives that have happened in pandemic times and $5 for attending the composting session with Rotary Club of South Hilo.  He came to the conclusion that composting is complicated but it was enjoyable to attend.
Mike Carroll - $5 happy.  He found the cute cat video very quickly.
David De Luz - $10 happy because Anita C. and Paula U. are taking the lead in cleaning out the storage locker.
Richard Cunningham - $10 happy.  $5 because David D. spoke up and reminded him that he had also received a check supporting HRYF.  That was another $5.
Jan Abundo - $10 happy.  Happy Birthday to Junichi and also she is celebrating her dogs birthday.

Upcoming Events

Next club meeting - 2/17 at 7am on Zoom

Guest Speaker - Induction of New Members


Inspiration by: Preston Barnes IV
Pledge led by: Bryan Lindsey
4-Way Test: Deborah Beaver
Contest Winner -- $50 Gift Certificate to Cunningham Galleries -- Courtesy David DeLuz, Jr.  And the winner is:  Jan Abundo
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