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Volume 28| Issue 27

March 1, 8, & 15, 2017
Welcome to another issue of our weekly bulletin! Find out what we covered during the last weekly meeting, and what we learned from our speaker.  
District Assembly

District Assembly was held on March 18 at Kamehameha School.  


Richard C. reported that Interviews were held on Monday, 20 Feb, 8:30 to 1:30, 69 Railroad Ave. at the ProVision Solar office. 


The feedback from RYLA participants, held on February 24-25, was very favorable; they want to have it longer. See full report below.

Club Social

Katie L. reminded members of the club social Thursday at Cronies, 4:30 - 6:30.


Our president-elect, Dale Tokuuke is one of the folks being honored May 5, Friday, at a dinner fundraiser of the Friends of Children’s Justice Center.  

Many of you know that RCHB has in the past supported the mission of the Friends; the center does such good work in such a sad environment for children who are way too young to be confronted such realities.  You may also know that Jill Jacunski, Steve’s spouse, is long-time treasurer of the Friends.  Let's go for a sponsorship table of $650, which will allow us  to have RCHB recognized in the program and give us 8 dinner seats. That’s $81.25 each You can round up to $82!  See Barbara.


The chair for the Rotary Club of Hilo's brewfest is James' wife.  The only way to get VIP tickets this year is by corporate sponsorship starting at $250.
Junior Achievement
Contact Sharon if you are willing to be trained as an advisor for Hilo Union 3rd graders for Junior Achievement.
A New Doctor in Town
Are you aging gracefully?  Or, are you noticing weight gain, loss of muscle mass, compromised immune system, wrinkling and thinning of the skin, depression and stress, cognitive decline, insulin resistance, loss of sex drive, fatigue, sleep disorder.  What are you doing about it-- accepting all your aches and pains, taking drugs to treat symptoms, buying larger clothes to fit your weight gain, reducing activity due to pain, feeling and acting old?  Well, if you want to start taking responsibility for your health, you may want to consult our newest Club member, Dr. Michael Fitch, M.D., who introduced us to his new practice.
BICAPSA: Protecting Women from Sexual Abuse
Rape victims need trained physicians and nurses to timely and effectively gather evidence, as well as tend to the physical and emotional trauma of the victim.  In 1995, a rape victim waited over five hours in the emergency room for a trained doctor.  She left in frustration, abandoning any chance to prosecute.  Terri Lum, Director, explained how the Big Island Coalition Against Physical and Sexual Assault (BICAPSA) formed after that incident vowing to provide 24-hour service for rape victims.  BICAPSA was the worthy recipient of our Club's Weinberg Foundation grant this year.
RYLA 2017 Completion Report
Project Name:  Rotary Youth Leadership Academy for 2017
Date:  February 24, 25, 26
Place:  Kilauea Military Camp
Description:  Annually, the RYLA program is offered to high school students on the Big Island.  The nine Rotary Clubs on the Big Island partner to provide the program and logistics for RYLA.  The program is designed to give high school students leadership skills and experiences.  RYLA is Rotary’s commitment to developing our youths to become future leaders of our communities.  in addition to developing these leadership skills, students participate in the Volcanoes National Park program to eliminate the invasive ginger plant.
RC of Hilo Bay sponsored 13 high school students for RYLA 2017.  5 from Keaau High School and 8 from St. Joseph High School.  The students are members of the Interact Clubs at these high schools, and both clubs are sponsored by RC of Hilo Bay.  There were a total of 62 high school students participating in this year’s RYLA at the Kilauea Military Camp.
Two members of RC of Hilo Bay participated in the planning and facilitation of RYLA 2017.
Respectfully submitted,
Alan Okinaka
Happy Dollars & Recognitions
Kevin H.-- $2 happy for new hearing aid; discovered higher frequencies; can't ignore wife anymore
Michael F.-- $5 for discovering blue light setting on phone to read at night without waking you up
Chester C.-- $20 for good work at Weinberg project working alongside the YWCA pre-school teachers
Yu Yok P.-- $2 to thank those who attended the alumni event
Tom W.-- $5 acknowledging Chester for great job
Katie-- $5 happy for Rotaract car wash that car has not had for awhile
James T.-- $5 happy for reading for Dr. Suess birthday
Alan O.-- $10 for RYLA students learning a chant; students did the chant spontaneously at the Halemaumau crater at night, goose bumps
Sharon S.-- brought back tea from district governor from Taiwan; glad to be home from Myanmar with running water; Squat toilets were the most difficult experience. Even the homeless in U.S. have better conditions than the residents in Myanmar. Typical schedule-- Left at 8:00am and did not return until 8pm.
Paula U.-- $5 thank you to Chester for Weinberg leadership
Tim H.-- $5 email from Rev Wm Knight saying he arrived safely in San Diego and who also donated books for the prison; Happy Girls Day in advance of Friday
Mary B.-- $5 called locksmith friend to open an old file cabinet at Weinberg, came right away to the rescue and ended up drilling out the lock.
Art T.-- $5 to share Imiloa exhibit on space station; have to see how they go to the bathroom
Kathleen-- $5 to share the BICAPSA work to provide sex assault workshops in prison, where every woman prisoner has been assaulted; thank you for Weinberg support
Terri-- $5 appreciation for Rotary support for Children's Justice Center.
Presentation of Weinberg check
Happy Birthday, Paula, led by Dayday
Tim H. put up our new 4-way test banner backwards since we have all memorized it
Mar 22, 2017
My Story
Mar 29, 2017
Styrofoam Ban Bill
Apr 05, 2017
Wastewater Reuse Initiative
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Sharon Scheele
Al Inoue
March 14
Mary Begier-Phillips
Lyle Phillips
March 20
Richard Cunningham
Michelle Jodoi
March 31
Join Date
Paula Uusitalo
March 8, 2006
11 years
Timothy Hansen
March 19, 2014
3 years
Marie Bothof
March 20, 2013
4 years
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