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Volume 28| Issue 34

May 3 and 10, 2017
Welcome to another issue of our weekly bulletin! Find out what we covered during the last weekly meeting, and what we learned from our speaker.  
May 11 Club Social and Vocational Services
One Gallery (Deborah B.) is bringing in artists who have their work displayed in the gallery. The artists will talk about their work and some will demonstrate their techniques and skills.  Plenty pupus.  Bring guests and potential Rotarians.
May 19-21 District Meeting
District meeting, May 19-21, Sheraton Kaanapali.  Check D5000 website for registration, etc.
Women in Rotary
Sharon S. announced that May 4 is the 30th anniversary when women were invited into Rotary. It took a Supreme Court challenge. Two women have joined our club since the last anniversary-- Jo-Anna Herkes and Dayday Hopkins. 
Richard C. held the drawing for the koa box.  The winner is . . . . . . Mike Carroll, who gave the box to his wife for her birthday.
Curt S. and Dave D. are co-chairs.  Monthly meetings to start.  Save the date for the first Saturday in October (October 7),  4:00-8:00.  We will have all day on Saturday and Friday evening to setup.
Climate Change, Rapid Ohia Death, and Other Hot Topics
We depend on our native forests as a watershed for drinking water and to purify our air by sequestering the overload in carbon we cause.  Fire, invasive species, climate change, and other impacts on our forests are important to our livelihoods.  Dr. Christian Giardina of the U.S. Forest Service is at the forefront of research on the health of our forests.  Interestingly, his message was not what the scientists are doing, but what we can all do by engaging with nature.
Medicare 101
To help us age gracefully, Leilani Soliven, a medicare consultant, explained how best to enroll in medicare.  Due to the complexity of the medicare program and numerous options, the services of a consultant such as provided by Premier Benefit Consultants help individuals find the best fit through home appointments or educational seminars.  Premier represents four of the six healthcare insurers in Hawaii:  United Healthcare, HMSA [exclusive contract], Ohana Health Plan, and Humana (does not represent Kaiser Permanente and AlohaCare).  Clients are never charged any fees. There are multilingual speaking agents.  Leilani provided an overview of Medicare and helpful tips.
Happy Dollars & Recognitions
Lorraine D.-- $5 happy to announce accreditation for 5 yrs for program due to Weinberg work.
Chester C.-- $5 for Richard C's salesmanship at RC Hilo Club to collect nearly $1500 for HRYF.
Barbara H.-- $5 for Pahoa’s Cinco de Mayo event
Paula U.-- $5 happy for Montana trip for older sister’s wedding and seeing grandchildren
Sharon S.-- $5 happy for Hilo Union Jr. Achievement Class
Richard C.-- $5 happy for great treatment at the Hilo Club
Steve J.-- $5 happy also for Cinco de Mayo and see Barbara dancing rock n roll with husband
Kevin H.-- $5 happy for grandchild accepting Princeton scholarship
Sandra W.-- $5 happy for return trip from China
Miyuki L.-- $5 happy for upcoming club trip to Hiroshima
Harold W.-- $50 for 50th anniversary and missed meetings over the years
Alan O.-- $10 happy for annual visit of kolea bird who fly 2600 miles nonstop to the same place year after year
Debbie B.-- $5 for social event tomorrow at her gallery
Chad Cabral accepting club donation of $3500 to the Boys and Girls Club
Miyuki presenting an Interact sash to senior James Matsumoto for his outstanding leadership
Winner of the Koa box
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
David De Luz
May 10
Michael Fitch
May 18
Barbara Hastings
May 25
Spouse Birthdays
Mike Middlesworth
May 26
May 30
Join Date
Dale Tokuuke
May 1, 1996
21 years
Harold Wallace
May 8, 2013
4 years
Kim Keahiolalo
May 14, 2014
3 years
Steven Bader
May 15, 2002
15 years
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