November 2020 Volume 32 | Issue 20

November 11, 2020

Aloha. E komo mai.
Hilo Bay
Service Above Self
We meet Wednesdays at 7:00 AM
Online (Zoom meeting)
P.O. Box 11506
Hilo, HI 96721
United States of America
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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

District Grant Check Presentation on November 4

Thank you Geoli, Tim, Curt and Steve for being a part of the presentation.

Work Day at Hilo Daijingu - November 7 - James Tyrin


Veteran's Home Presentation on November 10

  • Foundation Month -- Junichi Noumaru

Foundation quiz #1. To be a 100% Every Rotarian, Every Year Club, 
Rotary clubs must achieve a minimum Annual Fund contribution of (A) per capita during the Rotary year, and every dues-paying member must personally contribute at least (B) to the Annual Fund during the year.

Answer: A=$100, B=$25
  • 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

“'A'ohe pu'u ki'eki'e ke ha 'ā'o 'ia e pi'i."
Translation: No cliff is so tall it cannot be climbed.
Meaning: Every problem is an opportunity to learn, dream, express our creativity, think logically to find a solution. Believe in ourselves, we have the tools we need to do anything we wish.


Thank you for joining us!

Guest Speaker

Today’s Guest Speaker was Mike Carroll, thank you!

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

Sandra Wagner-Wright - ($5) Happy for her birthday.
Richard Cunningham - ($140) Happy. $100 to HRYF and the other 40 for his age.
Sharon Scheele - ($10) Happy. It is Al's birthday as well. Tara got results and her cyst is benign.
Junichi Noumaru - ($10) $5 for the remote classes he has been teaching in Japan and in Turkey and $5 to announce that he has job openings for Subaru Telescope on the mountain. If you want to know more about the job, contact Junichi.
Art Taniguchi - ($5) Happy. He reached out to Kalika Kastein and met virtually with Kalika and her supervisor and he is discussing possible joint peace project we can be involved in. While Kalika is in New Zealand, the company she works for is based out of Hiroshima.
Chester Cabral - ($20) Happy. $10 to acknowledge that Richard is one year older than him and $10 to celebrate the van donated to the Boys and Girls Club by TMT.
Virginia Juettner - ($10) Happy. She was pleased to participate in the hand off of items to the Veteran's home yesterday and gave kudos to the Rotarians that were involved and/or contributed to the project.
Tim Hansen - ($5) Happy for a variety of reasons. He was pleased to be a part of the presentation to the YWCA, he is visiting in-laws in Southern California. RYLA (happening Feb. 26 and 27, 2021) is shaping up. Tim also announced that Annika, the peace candidate we sponsored was not chosen, and is encouraging her to apply again next year. He reported that she is teaching in Chuk and is challenged with the effects of COVID on the school systems.  There is a shortage of teachers and supplies.  He has asked how RCHB might be able to support her and she will be in contact in the near future.  More to follow.

Richard C. announced that in last Thursday's Hawaii Tribune Herald,  there was an article that showcased the veterinary student Kealaka`i "Ala" Matsumoto.  The article can be found in the 11/5/2020 HTH paper and on the HTH website.

Upcoming Events

Next club meeting - 11/18 at 7am on Zoom

Guest Speaker - Rotarian, Geoli Ng


Inspiration by: Geoli Ng
Pledge led by: Sharon Scheele
4-Way Test: Tim Hansen
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