November 2020 Volume 32 | Issue 19

November 4, 2020

Aloha. E komo mai.
Hilo Bay
Service Above Self
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Hilo, HI 96721
United States of America
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Lorraine Davis
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Notes from last meeting has been posted on ClubRunner!
Video of the meeting:

Volunteers needed!

December 2, 2020 meeting:
  • Pledge of Allegiance:   
  • Inspiration:    
  • Birthday Song:   
  • 4-Way Test:    
Slate of Officers -- Elections have to be held by the end of the year.  Step up, Step up and join the fun and consider being a part of the Board, an Officer, or Committee Chair.  

Pete Muller informed me that he has some Rotary shirts still in inventory.  He reports that he has some very nice shirts.  Cost for the shirts are $45 and if you are interested in adding to your shirt collection or need a new shirt, contact him directly.  His information can be found in the RCHB member spreadsheet that Alan O. sends out.

Upcoming Meetings

  • Wednesday, November 25 -- Dark.  Have a Happy Thanksgiving.
  • Wednesday, December 2  -- Disease Prevention and Treatment Month -- Guest speaker is Dr. Jim Gude
  • Wednesday, December 9 -- TBD
  • Wednesday, December 16 -- Guest speaker -- Dr. Yumiko Ohara
  • Wednesday, December 16 -- Board Meeting directly following the regular meeting.
  • Wednesday, December 23 -- Dark, Have a safe and blessed holiday.
  • Wednesday, December 30 -- Club General Assembly -- Vote on the slate of officers.
  • 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:

District Conference 2021

  • Will be held for the first time in Hilo commemorating 100 years of Rotary on Big Island at Grand Naniloa Hotel on May 14, 15 and 16, 2021.
  • Future Rotary International Conventions
    • Taipei: June 12-16, 2021
    • Houston: June 4-8, 2022

Mark Your Calendars

Celebrating 100 years of Rotary in Hilo.  

December 1, 2020 5:30-6:30 pm.  Celebrating 100 years of Rotary in Hilo.  
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Executives & Directors
Vice President
President Elect
Attendance Secretary
Sgt at Arms
HRYF Chairman
Public Relations
Club Trainer
Oktoberfest Co-chair
  • Veterans Project -- Virginia Juettner.  

  • We have 7 iPads to donate; plants and other items on November 10.  She recommends that we not do a drive by but find another activity to support the Veteran's Home at Thanksgiving.  
  • District Auction -- Mary Begier

  • Auction has closed and invoices have gone out to the winners of the auction items.  Mary thanked RCHB members who contributed and bid on the auction.  
  • Report on Drive By Birthday -- Tim Hansen

  • Volunteer opportunity  - Continuing through November.  -- Junichi Noumaru

State Department of Health and UH Nursing request Rotarians to help for the face mask observation. The purposes of this project are (1) to monitor ongoing use of face masks/coverings by the public in Hawaii and (2) to track social norm change in regard to mask wearing over time. A pair of volunteers will count the number of people who (a) wear the mask correctly, (b) wear the mask in correctly and (c) don't wear the mask at a designated location (Prince Kuhio Plaza, Keaukaha Beach Park (Start at parking lot), Liliuokalani Park or Airport post office) from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturdays until November 28. Instructions include the counting device and how to report the counts are available on YouTube:
The sign-up sheet is also available online.
If you have any question, please contact Dr. Glauberman (

Today's Inspiration

“Respect each other. Do a good job."
            - Richard Cunningham


Doug Adams - Assistant Governor
Thank you for joining us!

Guest Speaker

Guest Speaker Junichi Noumaru, Rotary Foundation Chair, November 4, 2020


On Wednesday’s meeting Past President Junichi discussed the money flow of The Rotary Foundation. The first donation was in 1917 from the Rotary Club of Kansas City in the amount of $26.50. The 2018-2019 Rotary Year total expenditures totaled $335,000,000. Funds may be used for any of Rotary’s seven areas of focus. The majority of the funds went to Polio Plus and District Grants. According to Charity Navigator, The Rotary Foundation has earned the best rating as a charity organization, scoring 100 out of a possible 100 points. This is due to high program expenses, low administrative and fundraising expenses, high program expense growth, and high accountability and transparency performance. Junichi shared the chart showing how the money is distributed if you chose to donate to the Annual Fund, 50% to the District Designated Fund and 50% to the World Fund and it is distributed further from there. Three years ago our Club raised $8,035.00; so far this year we have raised $2,801.58. In RY 2019-2020 our Club awarded District Grant Funds to sponsor Pacific Island Youth Empowerment Summit at UH Hilo and Hawaii Island RYLA. So far in RY 2020-2021 we have awarded funds to the YWCA Preschool Program. For this Rotary Year President Lorraine has set the goal of contributing $5,000.00 to the Annual Fund and we are currently at $1,161.00. You can visit to donate. 

Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Irene Nagao
November 1
Al Okinaka
November 3
Virginia Juettner
November 3
Sandra Wagner-Wright
November 8
Richard Cunningham
November 11
Jo-Anna Herkes
November 14
Hirona Yamanaka
November 15
Suzanne Robotham
November 16
John Gapp
November 17
Sharon Scheele
November 19
Spouse Birthdays
Al Inoue
November 11
Gary Young
Suzanne Robotham
November 2
Suzanne Robotham
Gary Young
November 2
Misaki Saito
S. K. Saito
November 24
Robert Juettner
Virginia Juettner
November 27
Virginia Juettner
November 27
Join Date
Al Okinaka
November 1, 1988
32 years
Allen Novak
November 1, 1994
26 years
Carol Van Camp
November 1, 1990
30 years
Chester Cabral
November 1, 2011
9 years
Timothy Young
November 1, 1988
32 years
Trevor Rodrigues
November 1, 1993
27 years
Mary Begier-Phillips
November 13, 1996
24 years
Irene Nagao
November 28, 2018
2 years

Happy Dollars

Virginia and Bob - ($50) Happy because they will celebrate 50 years of marriage on November 27th. Secrets to a long and happy marriage - Virginia says to keep life interesting. Bob says to choose wisely. (Congratulations!)
Sharon Scheele - ($20) Happy because she will become a great-grandmother in April. There are a couple of medical concerns but is happy about the baby. (Congratulations - we hope you will keep us updated.)
Art Taniguchi - ($10) Happy. He acknowledged Tim and Irene's drive by birthday bash and that he has been asked to serve as honorary consul to Japan for another 5 years. (Congratulations!)
Tim Hansen - ($5) Happy. He woke up to Mitch Roth as a new Hawaii Island mayor. He also announced that RYLA will be virtual this year and will be held February 26-27, 2021. More information to follow.

Upcoming Events

Next club meeting - 11/11 at 7am on Zoom

Guest Speaker - Club Training Day. Guest speaker is president elect, Mike Carroll.


Inspiration by: Richard Cunningham
Pledge led by: Deborah Beaver
4-Way Test: Paula Uusitalo
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