November 2021 Volume 33 | Issue 18

November 21, 2021

Aloha. E komo mai.
Hilo Bay
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President's Announcement
Michael Carroll
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Announcements by the President

Aloha All!!  First, my personal thanks for all your generous donations to the Hawaii Diaper Bank with $745 which supplies them via Amazon (I didn't know diapers came in so many sizes!!). Second, Mary Begier's vocational talk was as interesting as were her humorous anecdotes!! Great insights into volunteering across the state! Third, I hope  all who can swing their schedules at the Food Bank on Monday the 29th to pack Kupuna Boxes sporting our new club shirts!
Finally, we'll be including both the Zoom link for our weekly meetings as well as the Club's Square payment linkage for Happy Dollars & Donation payments. Mahalo Piha!!
Square Payments:

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
DayDay Hopkins Funeral Services
A scholarship fund in Dayday’s name is being established.
Celebration of Life to be held in June after Covid restrictions are gone (we hope).
East Hawaii Presidents Meeting Online
Monday 11/22/2021
Kupuna Box Packing at Food Basket
Monday 11/29/2021 9am-1pm 
Please let James or Mike know if you would like to volunteer
Please bring: Vaccine Cards (Physical or picture on your phone will work), closed toe shoes, gloves (optional)
Food Basket Donations
We are requesting to get your donations in by the 29th.
We are dark Wednesday 11/24/2021
Dictionary Project
Thank you to everyone who responded to email. 
Name plates and Rotary plates in dictionaries. 
Would like dictionaries back the first week of December.

Today's Inspiration


Guest Speaker

Today’s Guest Speaker, Mary Begier

Mary Begier is the epitome of the old adage: When you want something
done, ask a busy person.

She previously served as President of the Rotary Club of Hilo Bay, where she was named Rotarian of the Year in 2001.

 Mary has served as the chair of commissioners for the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, served on the board of the Big Island Housing Foundation, and appointed to the County of Hawaii's Banyan Drive Redevelopment Authority by Mayor Kenoi.

Community service is a priority for Mary, and in addition to her Rotary work, she's been an active member of organizations including the Aloha Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association, the Junior League of Honolulu, the Rural South Hilo Community Association, the State of Hawaii Environment Council (OEQC), and the County of Hawaii Real Property Tax Task Force.


Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Irene Nagao
November 1
Al Okinaka
November 3
Virginia Juettner
November 3
Sandra Wagner-Wright
November 8
Richard Cunningham
November 11
Jo-Anna Herkes
November 14
Hirona Yamanaka
November 15
Suzanne Robotham
November 16
John Gapp
November 17
Sharon Scheele
November 19
Spouse Birthdays
Al Inoue
November 11
Gary Young
Suzanne Robotham
November 2
Suzanne Robotham
Gary Young
November 2
Misaki Saito
S. K. Saito
November 24
Robert Juettner
Virginia Juettner
November 27
Virginia Juettner
November 27
Join Date
Al Okinaka
November 1, 1988
33 years
Allen Novak
November 1, 1994
27 years
Chester Cabral
November 1, 2011
10 years
Timothy Young
November 1, 1988
33 years
Mary Begier-Phillips
November 13, 1996
25 years
Irene Nagao
November 28, 2018
3 years

Happy Dollars

  • Ken ($100) Happy to be with kids. Also acknowledged Mary.
  • Kim ($50) $25 for Mary's 25 years at Rotary and $25 for her vacation this weekend. 
  • Geoli ($50) -to HRYF.. Thank you Mary for Vocational and for your friendship.
  • Mary ($50) -to HRYF.. to match Geoli
  • Barbara ($25) Mary has always been a good friend
  • Virginia ($25) Mary's presentation and her daughter was finally able to visit.
  • Art ($50) Thank you Mary, fantastic member of our community.
  • David ($50) to match Art
  • Tom ($100) Sold truck that had a broken transmission. Got a new truck from Dave Deluz. $50 for Mary to HRYF and $50 for Dave.
  • Mike ($25) for Mary's 25 years.


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