September 2021 Volume 33 | Issue 09

September 5, 2021

Aloha. E komo mai.
Hilo Bay
Service Above Self
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Hilo, HI 96721
United States of America
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President's Announcement
Michael Carroll
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Notes from last meeting has been posted on ClubRunner!

Announcements by the President

  • Continue to ZOOM next week.
  • Board Meeting Thurs. 9/16/21- 7a-8a (ZOOM)
  • RC Hiroshima letter announcing anniversary for next year.
  • D5000 Fall Training: Foundation & Grants
    • Curt, Junichi, Janell, Lorraine & Virginia attended.
  • HRYF- Richard C. 77199 with Give Aloha - Art, Barbara, Richard, Lorraine, has contributed through Give Aloha or though checks. Mahalo, so far collected $1200.00
  • Hawaii Food Basket
    • ​​​​​​​3-5 day notice
    • 8-15 people 
    • closed toe shoe
    • vaccination cards need to be available.

Upcoming RCHB Meetings​​​​​​​

  • 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
Hawaii Food Basket- Monthly Kupuna Program: Make about 1100 boxes for September, Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021 between 9am-1pm.
HRYF: Richard C. Last year Hilo Bay gave $5,158.00.
Give Aloha (September) -77199 
Incentive WINNER: Chester Cabral

Today's Inspiration

"Life is not always a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, in playing a poor hand well."
                                               -Robert Louis Stevenson

Guest Speaker

Today’s Guest Speakers, Virginia Juttner and Michelle Flemming from the Rotary Club of Hilo, discussed the Importance of Literacy in Education. 

Virginia Juettner has been a Rotarian for 21 years in Alaska, Arizona and now Hawaii. She is a retired educator and lives in Hakalau with her husband Bob. They joined the Rotary Club of Hilo Bay 2 years ago. Virginia's Rotary interests are peace and literacy.

Michelle Flemming has been with the Rotary Club of Hilo Bay since February. She is the current Preschool Director at YWCA Developmental Preschool. She enjoys spending her free time with her sons and husband.

Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Ken Barnes
September 5
Miyuki Lee
September 10
Michelle Flemming
September 15
Steven Jacunski
September 15
Gary Young
September 26
Tim Hansen
Kevin Reardon
September 4
Join Date
Jo-Anna Herkes
September 1, 2016
5 years
Bryan Lindsey
September 23, 2009
12 years
Miyuki Lee
September 25, 2013
8 years
Christopher Okano
September 26, 2018
3 years
Geoli Ng
September 30, 2020
1 year
Misaki Saito
September 30, 2020
1 year

Happy Dollars

  • Barbara ($25) To that Bryan and Lorrie Lindsey who helped move gravel yesterday.
  • Tim ($5) Showed a picture of todays sunrise. His neighbor to the east trimmed their trees, now able to get a great view of the sunrise.
  • Preston IV: ($10) Wendy & Preston's friend came back to pick up their dog Luigi.
  • Alan ($10) got estimates for taking down trees on property. He also found a sister he hasn't seen since birth, and will soon meet. 
  • Miyuki ($20) will be a grandma next year!
  • Art ($5) Just got back from the mainland- safely.


Inspiration by: Sandra Wagner-Wright
Pledge led by: Mary Begier
4-Way Test: Richard Cunningham
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