October 2019 Volume 31| Issue 16

October 30, 2019

Aloha. E komo mai.
Hilo Bay
Service Above Self
We meet Wednesdays at 6:45 AM
Hilo Yacht Club
77 Laehala St
Hilo, HI  96720-4931
United States of America
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President's Message
Junichi Noumaru
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  • Thank you Dale Tokuuke for presiding the meeting last week.
  • Thank you for everyone who attended the Veteran's Day Parade on Saturday 11/9 with Curt Sharp and Steve Jacunski.
  • Saturday, Nov. 16: Fall District Training Assembly @ Hospice of Hilo, conference room
  • Wednesday, Nov. 27 is DARK for Thanksgiving
  • District Governor Nominating Committee has selected Randy Hart as District Governor in 2022-2023. Challenging period is until 11/23.
Executives & Directors
Vice President
Attendance Secretary
Sgt at Arms
HRYF Chairman
Public Relations
Club Trainer
Oktoberfest Co-chair
2020 Convention Coordinator

1. Curt Sharp - Veteran's day parade Saturday, November 9.

2. Alan Okinaka - Polio pig for Polio month in October.

3. November is Rotary Foundation month.

4. James Tyrin - Please sign-up for the dictionary project. Date: 11/8 & 11/18

President Noumaru with Andy Kahili from YWCA of Hawaii Island.
Kathleen McGilvray from Rotary Club of Hilo and YWCA of Hawaii Island presenting 1st place trophy to Steven Jacunski as we raised $1240 for YWCA's walk-a-mile event.
Beautiful Wednesday morning captured by Chris Okano
Door prize donated by Irene Nagao, won by Art Taniguchi!

Today's Inspiration and Quote

"Instead of letting your hardships and failures discourage or exhaust you, let them inspire you. Let them make you even hungrier to succeed."
            - Michelle Obama
Quote of the day:
"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. Mahatma means great-souled and honorific"
             - Mohandas Karamchand Ghandi


Great to see Jan Abundo, a prospective member to our club from Barbara Hastings!
It was also great to see Ken Barnes, another prospective member from Preston Barnes.  To Ken's right is Len Pagan of Guild Mortgage, guest of James Tyrin.

Open Meeting

Last Saturday, the Hawai’i Island YMCA Walk a Mile in her shoes march that promotes an end to rape, sexual assault and family violence was held.  For over 40 years, the YWCA of Hawai`i Island has been providing sexual assault support services for both victims and survivors; women, men, girls and boys ranging from ages ninety to less than a year old.
Our club with additional motivation provided by Steve Jacunski’s pledge to once again shave his lower extremities, raised $1,240 for this important cause.  Andy Kahili and Kathleen McGilvray were on hand to present a trophy to the club for its continued participation.  The club’s trophy was accepted by President Junichi, while Kathleen also presented a special trophy and a gift (1-night stay and dinner at the Naniloa) to Steve Jacunski to show appreciation for his second consecutive appearance in the walk with his newly shaved legs.  Although the pledge level by the club’s members increased after Steve offered to shave above his knees this time, there was no need to officially verify where the shaving terminated.
President Junichi with the help of past Presidents David and Dale, presented amendments to the club’s by-laws which were unanimously approved.  The amendments address club events with alcohol present, electronic voting and method of electing members. 
President Junichi led a general discussion on how the club can best honor and remember Barry Taniguchi.  There is consensus that we would like to support students entering the field of medicine and healthcare in a way that is sustainable/perpetual while not limiting the support to one school or medical field.  More details to come as possibilities are examined.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Irene Nagao
November 1
Al Okinaka
November 3
Sandra Wagner-Wright
November 8
Richard Cunningham
November 11
Hirona Yamanaka
November 15
Sharon Scheele
November 19
Spouse Birthdays
Al Inoue
November 11
Join Date
Al Okinaka
November 1, 1988
31 years
Allen Novak
November 1, 1994
25 years
Carol Van Camp
November 1, 1990
29 years
Chester Cabral
November 1, 2011
8 years
Thomas Witthans
November 1, 2009
10 years
Timothy Young
November 1, 1988
31 years
Trevor Rodrigues
November 1, 1993
26 years
Mary Begier-Phillips
November 13, 1996
23 years
Irene Nagao
November 28, 2018
1 year

Happy Dollars

Kathleen McGuire - ($5) Thank you for participating in the YWCA walk-a-mile.
Curt Sharp - ($5) Happy to be here this morning.
Chester Cabral - ($10) Happy to see Barbara at the meeting today.
Barbara Hasting - ($10) Matching Chester because it made her day.
Junichi Noumaru - ($5) Leaving for a trip to Fukuoka, Japan for Hawaii Shima Fukuoka Kenjinkai.

Upcoming Events

Next club meeting - 11/7 at the Hilo Yacht Club

Wednesday, November 7: Marcia Masters from Zimbabwe Project Society


Door prize donated by Irene Nagao consisting of a basket full of goodies and won by Art Taniguchi

Inspiration by: Irene Nagao

Pledge led by: Gary Young

Mr. Mike: n/a

4-Way Test: Alan Okinaka

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