September 2020 Volume 32 | Issue 12

September 16, 2020

Aloha. E komo mai.
Hilo Bay
Service Above Self
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Lorraine Davis
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Notes from last meeting has been posted on ClubRunner!

Volunteers needed!

Next weeks meeting:
  • Pledge of Allegiance:
  • Inspiration:
  • Birthday Song:
  • 4-Way Test:
Thank you so much for volunteering!

 Upcoming Meetings

  • Wednesday, September  23 -- Guest Speaker is District Governor Naomi Masuno, Meeting starts at 7:00 am.
  • Wednesday, September 23 -- Board Meeting, immediately following the General Meeting.  Will end at 9:00 am.
  • Wednesday, September 30 -- 5th Wednesday of the Month, General Assembly.  Meeting starts at 7:00 am.  (Subject to change)
  • 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 Governor and Assistant Governor Visit -  September 23, 2020

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
  • Communications
  • Assistant Governor Doug Adams followed up with the Yukio Okutsu Veterans Home and received information from Stacyn, the activities director there:

    From Stacyn   

    • Colored maker packs
    • Large printed Cross word puzzle books
    • Large printed word search puzzle books
    • Flowers to put in their rooms.
    • Letters/small posters of positive/encouragement words.
    • Stereos / cds


    • Goodies of any type
    • Water bottles/Gatorade
    • Maybe small bottle of lotion or sanitizers
Executives & Directors
Vice President
President Elect
Attendance Secretary
Sgt at Arms
HRYF Chairman
Public Relations
Club Trainer
Oktoberfest Co-chair
Richard Cunningham - HRYF
Volunteer opportunity
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 (
Barbara Hastings reported that Art Taniguchi was mentioned in this article in the Hawaii Herald. 

Today's Inspiration

“I ask not for a lighter burden, but for broader shoulders."
            - Jewish Proverb

Misaki Saito - prospective member

Geoli Ng - prospective member

Ka'iu Kimura, Guest Speaker with Yu Yok Pearring

Doug Adams, Assistant Governor

Thank you so much for joining our meeting!

Guest Speaker

Guest Speaker September 16, 2020 -Yu Yok Perring

Today’s Vocational Program Speakers were Ka’iu Kimura and Yu Yok Perring from ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center. During the planning stages it was thought that tourism would generate the majority of its revenue. But since ‘Imiloa opened the revenue has come mostly from locals. Annually they have approximately 15,000 schoolchildren visit through field trips. Since COVID 19 they have shifted and partnered with the local schools to bring in programs. Traditionally their Revenue Streams had been sales, memberships, state, grants, and donations. Since the shutdown they have initiated some new programs such as ‘Imiloa@Home, Virtual Learning Program, and Halau Lamaku (Summer & Fall) which generated income and provided a place for children to go during the day. They created 5 learning pods with 9 students and one instructor and strictly followed COVID protocols inside and outside. All areas and supplies are thoroughly cleaned at the end of every day. Looking to the future, ‘Imiloa is researching what options are available to keep themselves viable and sustainable. 

To watch the entire presentation check out: 

Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Ken Barnes
September 5
Miyuki Lee
September 10
Steven Jacunski
September 15
Gary Young
September 26
Tim Hansen
Kevin Reardon
September 4
Join Date
Jo-Anna Herkes
September 1, 2016
4 years
Bryan Lindsey
September 23, 2009
11 years
Miyuki Lee
September 25, 2013
7 years
Christopher Okano
September 26, 2018
2 years

Happy Dollars

Art Taniguchi - Happy to see his good friend Ka'iu

Yu Yok Pearring - ($10) Happy to see our faces and have her boss, Ka'iu join us. 

Deborah Beaver - ($10) Happy she applied for the Hawaii County CARES funds for small businesses and non-profits and she received her check already.

Marlene Norton - ($10) Happy she and Deborah Beaver was able to enjoy a meal at the Yacht Club together.

Ka'iu Kimura - ($20) Her son is ready for school and was happy to go to school.

Lorraine Davis - ($10) Happy because the new refrigerator is supposed to arrive today after it died in July.

Upcoming Events

Next club meeting - 9/23 at 7am on Zoom

Guest Speaker - Jim Becker speaking on Global Telemedicine 


Inspiration by: Sharon Scheele
Pledge led by: Curt Sharp
4-Way Test: Richard Cunningham
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