February 2020 Volume 31 | Issue 30

February 26, 2020

Aloha. E komo mai.
Hilo Bay
Service Above Self
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President's Announcement
Junichi Noumaru
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  • RI Convention has been canceled. Registration fee will be refunded upon request.
  • District 5000 conference has been postponed to July. The new date is TBD.
  • D5000 training assembly will be held online on Saturdays from 9a.m. to noon
    • April 4 - Youth Service, Community Service, Vocational Service, Education/literacy
    • April 11 - International Service, Grant Management, Climate change/environment
    • April 18 - Public Image, Online Resources, Disease prevention/health
    • May 2 - Membership, Club Service, Club Trainer, Peace initiatives
    • May 9 - Rotary 101, Foundation 101, Homelessness
    • May 16 - Secretary, Treasurer Basics, Leadership Opportunities, Mental health/suicide prevention
  • All East Hawaii Group Meeting
    • Time: Thursday March 26, 2020 12:00 PM Hawaii
    • Meeting ID: 702 021 081
    • Or Dial in by Cell Phone (408)638-0968 Meeting ID 702021081#
  • 140 masks were shipped to Higashi Hiroshima Rotary Club
Executives & Directors
Vice President
President Elect
Attendance Secretary
Sgt at Arms
HRYF Chairman
Public Relations
Club Trainer
Oktoberfest Co-chair
2020 Convention Coordinator
  • Mike Carroll - HRYF scholarship will go to Keola B. ($5000) and Kiana ($1750)
  • Tim Hansen - 1) RYLA is 2/28-3/1 and we had to turn away 15 applicants! 2) Over 20,000 people expected to come for Rotary Convention from 173 countries. 3) Saturday, April 25 is Rotary Park clean up day for Rotary work day 4) Next week is Peace Corps recognition week
  • Richard - Looking for help in interviewing HRYF scholarship applicants. Will be making a mirror our of Koa and Mango tree as donation drawing prize (over $50)
  • Sharon Scheele - There will be a JA Hall of Fame dinner on Saturday, April 25 honoring Mike Fujimoto
This week Rotarian spotlight: Marlene Norton! Thank you for scribing at the meeting :)
Richard Cunningham showcases draft mirror frame for the drawing he will be doing for donations over $50 towards HRYF
Thank you Bob Juettner for your self introduction this morning!

Today's Inspiration and Quote

“Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence"
            - Vince Lombardi
Quote of the day:
"Every new opportunity in life remains only potential until you take that first step forward."
             - Richard Daly


So wonderful to have with us Mike Carroll's wife Leslie Carroll!
Karl Gutknee joins us again! very nice to see him :)
Soon-to-be member John Gapp (left) with his sponsor Tom Witthans (middle) and Richard Cunningham (right)

New Member Spotlight: Bob Juettner

Our club has had the good fortune of adding Bob and Virginia Juettner as "new" members recently, after their relocation from the Tuscon area to Hakalau in August 2019.  Although they initially retired to Arizona in 2010, it became clear that East Hawaii Island was the place for them. 
Bob and Virginia have been married for 50 years and have two children.  Bob shared his experiences as a former city administrator in Alaska as well as his experiences in Rotary at his former club as a Club President, Club Secretary, Club Treasurer and Club Runner Administrator.  It is interesting to note that of all the roles Bob has had in Rotary, the least favorite was Club Runner Administrator (sorry Hirona!).

Guest Speaker: The Rotaract Club of East Hawaii (UH-Hilo)

President Junichi presents RCHB Masu and $356 donation (excluding Mike Carroll's hat) to Duke Escobar and Lino Yoshikawa
Duke Escobar and Lino Yoshikawa provided an update on the activities of the Rotaract Club of East Hawaii (UH-Hilo).  The mission of Rotaract is to develop leadership in young adults.  Rotaract East Hawaii is overseen by a faculty advisor (Helen Tien). 
In addition to doing a great job supporting our club at Oktoberfest, Rotaract members have recently participated in or provided support to Project Vision Hawaii: Ladies night out, Youth Mental Health First Aid Certificate Training, the Ironman Triathlon, American Cancer Society "Pink Out" run, Operation Christmas Child and the Puna Health and Wellness fair.
This upcoming semester, Rotaract East Hawaii plans to support the HOSA regional conference, UH-Hilo Ho'olaule'a and the American Cancer Society Relay For Life.  Toward that end, the club requested seed money in order to setup their booth at Relay For Life. Because of the short turnaround, our club members in attendance were able to raise $356 on the spot toward their immediate need of $400.  Mahalo to the Rotaract Club for their good works in the community and to our members who contributed to their mission.
For more information on the Rotaract Club of East Hawaii, please check out their facebook page
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Lorraine Davis
April 6
David De Luz
Caroline Darakjian-De Luz
April 30
Join Date
James Tyrin
April 10, 2013
7 years

Happy Dollars

Alan Okinaka - ($5) Mike's celebration of life
Kim Keahiolalo - ($10) Just happy!
Anita Cunningham - ($1) Dad's 85th birthday, 4 days in Yosemite
Virginia - ($10) Happy to meet everyone at the meeting today
Karl Gutknee - ($5) National Veterans Games - qualified for 1000m power walk and bicycle race
Marlene Norton - ($2) Happy for National Tell-a-fairytale Day

Upcoming Events

Next club meeting - 3/4 at the Hilo Yacht Club

Wednesday, March 4: Dr. Saeko Hayashi


Door prize donated by Chester Cabral consisting a $60 gift card to Lequins and won by Chris Okano

Inspiration by: Chester Cabral

Pledge led by: Marlene Norton

Mr. Mike: Mike Carroll

4-Way Test: Art Taniguchi

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