July 2020 Volume 32 | Issue 3

July 15, 2020

Aloha. E komo mai.
Hilo Bay
Service Above Self
Wednesdays at 7:00 AM
Hilo Yacht Club
77 Laehala St.
Hilo, HI 96720
United States of America
District Site
Venue Map
President's Announcement
Michael Carroll
member photo
Notes from last meeting has been posted on ClubRunner!

Announcements by the President

Welcome back to in person meetings at Hilo Yacht Club. 

Upcoming RCHB Meetings

  • Wednesday, July 28 -- Club Assembly -- Strategic Planning and Fundraising
  • Wednesday, August 4 -- Membership and New Club Development Month.  Guest Speaker is Benson Medina
  • Wednesday, August 11 -- Guest Speaker TBD
  • Saturday, August 14 -- Volcano Run
  • Wednesday, August 18 -- Vocational Day, Guest Speaker TBD
  • Wednesday, August 19 -- Board of Director's Meeting, Zoom, time to be announced
  • Wednesday, August 25 -- Guest Speaker TBD
  • Wednesday, September 1 -- Basic Education and Literacy Month, Guest Speakers Virginia Juettner and Michelle Flemming
  • Wednesday, September 8 -- Guest Speaker TBD
  • Wednesday, September 15 -- Vocational Day, Guest Speaker TBD
  • Wednesday, September 16 -- Board of Directors Meeting, Zoom, time to be announced
  • Wednesday, September 22 -- Guest Speaker TBD
  • Wednesday, September 29 -- Club Assembly

Other Rotary Meetings and Invitation

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 2022 -- will be held May 20-22, 2022 at the Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa.  Early registration is open now -- $365 pays for your registration and meal package. 

The link to registration is:

If you plan to use a credit card, you will be notified after July 1 to include your credit card in your registration.

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

  • Houston: June 4-8, 2022
Executives & Directors
Vice President
President Elect
Attendance Secretary
Sgt at Arms
HRYF Chairman
Public Relations
Club Trainer
Assistant Treasurer
Oktoberfest Co-chair
July 24, 2021 Youth Protection Webinar 
August 14, 2021 Volcano Run

Today's Inspiration

“There is no exercise better for your heart than reaching down and lifting people up."
            - John Holmes
Misaki Saito - Thank you for joining us for the second time!

Guest Speaker

Guest Speaker, Miyuki Lee, Owner Kayama, LLC


Today Miyuki discussed her company, Kayama Coffee, LLC. In 2016 a friend in Japan asked for help in sending Hawaii Coffee to Japan for her coffee shop. After visiting several coffee farms on the Island, they finally found Ka'u Ocean Vista Coffee Estate who was willing to sell to them. In order to ship the coffee, Miyuki created the export company. Currently she exports wholesale green beans to Japan, supports her clients with personal branding and offers weekly Zoom meetings. In Hawaii, Miyuki direct sells roasted and ground coffee wholesale to Honolulu clients and holds a booth on Saturday mornings at the Kino'ole Farmer’s Market. Looking to the future, she would like to introduce more items from the Big Island, establish a Kayama branch in Japan and begin importing items to Hawaii, expand the business to Taiwan, negotiate a better rate for international shipping, and hire part-time or full-time employees. 


At our last meeting Miyuki invited Rotarians to visit her booth at the Kino'ole Farmer’s Market and pick up a sample of coffee that we could make together at today’s meeting. She demonstrated how to use the bags and mentioned the key to using the drip bag is having a little patience while pouring the hot water into the bag. The sample bags are available for sale at her booth. One pack contains 4 coffees; one each from Ka'u, Kona, Kauai, and Oahu. 

This meeting may be watched on YouTube:

Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Marlene Norton
July 15
James Tyrin
July 16
Arthur Taniguchi
July 22
Yu Pearring
July 26
Steven Jacunski
July 4
Kim Keahiolalo
Ted Keahiolalo
July 6
William Barnes
July 17
Jan Haraguchi-Abundo
John Abundo
July 24
Janell Kuamoo
Bruce Kuamoo
July 25
Join Date
Arthur Taniguchi
July 1, 1994
27 years
Julie Hugo
July 1, 1991
30 years
Paul Ferreira
July 1, 2016
5 years
Thomas Witthans
July 1, 1991
30 years
Marlene Norton
July 8, 2015
6 years
Curtis Sharp
July 9, 2016
5 years
Barbara Hastings
July 12, 2006
15 years
Emmeline de Pillis
July 13, 2011
10 years
Gary Young
July 18, 2018
3 years
Suzanne Robotham
July 19, 2018
3 years
Junichi Noumaru
July 22, 2015
6 years
Tomoaki Saito
July 23, 2003
18 years
Lorraine Davis
July 25, 2012
9 years
Kevin Hopkins
July 28, 2010
11 years

Happy Dollars

Lorraine Davis - ($10) Happy for the support she received from club Rotarians in either mentoring her or getting her back on track.
Virginia Juettner - ($10) Happy for the fellowship opportunity with Mary Begier 
Bob Juettner - ($10) Happy because he didn't have to sing the Birthday song as he claims he can't carry a tune.
Alan Okinaka - ($10) Happy he found fountain pens and were able to fill them with ink and they worked.
Mary Begier - ($10) 
Tim Hansen - ($5) Apprehensive because Naomi M. has invited him to sit on a statewide planning committee for RYLA.
Julie Hugo - ($100) Happy to celebrate July birthdays of two of her grandchildren, Elijah(11) abd Mackenzie(6). Julie is requesting that her happy dollars be earmarked for HRYF.
Sharon Scheele - ($8) Happy to celebrate Mika's eighth birthday this past Monday.

Upcoming Events

Next club meeting - 7/22 at 7am on Zoom

Guest Speaker - Rotarian Alan Okinaka about Club Classification


Inspiration by: Deborah Beaver
Pledge led by: Deborah Beaver
4-Way Test: Miyuki Lee
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