November 2020 Volume 32 | Issue 20

November 11, 2020

Aloha. E komo mai.
Hilo Bay
Service Above Self
Wednesdays at 7:00 AM
Online (Zoom meeting)
P.O. Box 11506
Hilo, HI 96721
United States of America
District Site
Venue Map
President's Announcement
Lorraine Davis
member photo
Notes from last meeting has been posted on ClubRunner!
Recorded Meeting:
Published Presentation:
New Logo for Rotary Year 2021-22

Volunteers needed!

March 10, 2021 Meeting
  • Pledge of Allegiance:   Curt Sharp
  • Inspiration:   Mary Begier  
  • Birthday Song:   Minions
  • 4-Way Test:   Bob Juettner

Upcoming RCHB Meetings

  • Wednesday, March 10 -- Guest Speaker is Barbara Kiernan, coordinator of a RI Project in Mexico
  • Wednesday, March 17 -- Guest Speaker is Mark Merriam -- Myanmar Update
  • Wednesday, March 17 -- Board of Director's Meeting, immediately following the general meeting
  • Wednesday, March 24 -- Guest Speaker TBD
  • Wednesday, March 31 -- Guest Speaker TBD
  • Wednesday, April 7 -- Maternal and Child Health Month, Guest Speaker is Terri Lum, East Hawaii Children's Justice Center
  • Wednesday, April 14 -- Guest Speaker Past DG Win Shoneman -- Rotary Legacy
  • Wednesday, April 21 -- Vocational Day, Guest Speaker is Misa Sato
  • Wednesday, April 21 -- Board of Director's Meeting, Immediately following the general meeting
  • Wednesday, April 28 -- Guest Speaker is Curt Sharp
  • Wednesday, May 5 -- Youth Service Month, Guest Speaker TBD
  • Wednesday, May 12 -- Guest Speaker TBD
  • Wednesday, May 19 -- Guest Speaker is Jessica Histo, Hawaii Diaper
  • Wednesday, May 19 -- Board of Director's Meeting, Immediately following the general meeting
  • Wednesday, May 26 -- Guest Speaker TBD
  • Wednesday, June 2 -- Rotary Fellowship Month -- Guest Speaker TBD
  • Wednesday, June 9 -- Guest Speaker TBD
  • Wednesday, June 16 -- Vocational Day, Guest Speaker TBD
  • Wednesday, June 16 -- Board of Director's Meeting, Immediately following the general meeting
  • Wednesday, June 23 -- Guest Speaker TBD
  • Wednesday, June 30 -- Induction of New Officers -- stay tuned for more information

Other Rotary Meetings and Invitations

Email regarding Diaper Project

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 Conference 2021

  • Will be held for the first time in Hilo commemorating 100 years of Rotary on Big Island on May 14, 15 and 16, 2021.  The event is now 100% virtual.  Volunteers who have skills in videotaping and virtual platforms are requested.  Please contact Alan Kusunoki at

District Conference 2023

  • Will be held in Hilo.  The committee is looking for volunteers to help with the planning and a co-chair from East Hawaii.

Future Rotary International Conventions

  • Taipei: June 12-16, 2021 Rotary International has announced that the International Conference will be virtual due to the ongoing threat of the COVID virus.  Stay tuned for further news.
  • Houston: June 4-8, 2022
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
Paula Uusitalo
March 1
Kevin Hopkins
March 14
Bryan Lindsey
March 23
Spouse Birthdays
Sandy Tokuuke
March 10
John Gapp
March 9
Dale Tokuuke
Sandy Tokuuke
March 11
Sharon Scheele
Al Inoue
March 14
Mary Begier-Phillips
Lyle Phillips
March 20
Arthur Taniguchi
Barbara Taniguchi
March 21
Geoli Ng
Kurt Ng
March 23
Richard Cunningham
Michelle Jodoi
March 31
Join Date
Paula Uusitalo
March 8, 2006
15 years
John Gapp
March 18, 2020
1 year
William Barnes
March 18, 2020
1 year
Tim Hansen
March 19, 2014
7 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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