October 2019 Volume 31| Issue 14

October 16, 2019

Aloha. E komo mai.
Hilo Bay
Service Above Self
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Junichi Noumaru
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  • There will be a party tributing Mike, Barbara's husband, at YWCA on February 22 at 4:30pm
  • On Saturday 2/29 there will be a Volcano Club Social at Volcano Art Center, all are invited
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President Elect
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Sgt at Arms
HRYF Chairman
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Club Trainer
Oktoberfest Co-chair
2020 Convention Coordinator

1. Walk-a-mile event by YWCA Saturday, 10/26 - Lorraine Davis (See flyer above) Steve Jacunski will shave his leg again for donations for this walk.

2. Tim - Thank you everyone who was involved in the Open World to host the Russian students.

3. Hawaii Explore Expo Sunday 10/27 @ Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium - Joel Lapinta



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

2. November is Rotary Foundation month.

3. James Tyrin - Thank you for everyone who came to the dictionary project at Waiakeawaena on 11/8.  

    Please sign-up for the dictionary project on 11/18 at Waiakea Elementary.

4. James Tyrin - November social will be at Cronies on November 21 from 4:30pm

5. Sharon Scheele - Accepting Food Basket donations

6. Sharon Scheele - Emmeline, Kenneth, and Jan's names submitted for membership

7. Vanessa Carlson (guest) - Big brothers and big sisters NETCOM fundraiser will be held on Saturday 11/23. The event will be $65.

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Today's Inspiration and Quote

"Not all of your decisions will be correct. None of us is perfect. But if you get into the habit of making decisions, experience will develop your judgment to a point where more and more of your decisions will be right. After all, it is better to be right 51 percent of the time and get something done, than it is to get nothing done because you fear to reach a decision."
            - H.W. Andrews
Quote of the day:
"Speak when you're angry and you'll make the best speech you'll ever make"
             - Laurence J. Peter


Preston Barnes' sons Kenneth and Preston Barnes
Joel LaPinta (former member and guest of Mary Begier)
Recognizing Tim Hansen, Dale Tokuuke, Noumaru Junichi, and Marlene Norton for hosting the Russian students from Open World
Dale leads singing Happy Birthday to Steven Sylvester, Juile Hugo, and Mary Begier
President Junichi with today's guest speaker Julie Mitchell
Thank you for everyone who made it out to the October social!

Guest Speaker: Julie Mitchell

Julie Mitchell is the Executive Director for Ku’ikahi Mediation Center which was established in 1983 for the purpose of bringing peaceful resolution to conflicts in our community.  Their services are available to individuals and businesses alike as well as a peer to peer mediation program at local elementary schools.  
Julie explained the differences between litigation, arbitration and mediation as means of conflict resolution.  Mediation is voluntary and not binding like arbitration or court order and is more likely to lead to a “win-win” while maintaining peace and good relationships.  Another benefit of mediation is the low cost relative to alternatives.  If mediation is referred by the court, there is no fee.
Julie noted that one of the keys to successful mediation is for both parties to be aware of the need to listen and fully comprehend the other person’s position.  It takes discipline and practice to shut off your own desire to jump in before the other person has made their point and could lead to misunderstanding or misinterpreting the actual message.  Repeating your perceived understanding to confirm with the other person will speed the resolution process.
To bring this full circle to Rotary, Julie introduced The Rotary Mediation Pledge which was created by The Mediation Center of the Pacific and adapted to align with the 4 Way Test and our community values.  You are encouraged to sign the pledge and to be mindful of it to maintain healthy conflict free relationships.
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Curtis Sharp
February 3
Junichi Noumaru
February 5
Spouse Birthdays
Kevin Reardon
February 14
Join Date
Richard Cunningham
February 1, 1990
30 years
Robert uettner
February 5, 2002
18 years
Hirona Yamanaka
February 27, 2019
1 year

Happy Dollars

Dave De Luz - ($20) Happy and thank you for the great turnout of Oktoberfest
Richard Cunningham - ($5) Excited for the 5-week trip to Africa
Tim Hansen - ($5) Happy for the fall season in Wisconsin but also glad to be back right when it began snowing
Joel LaPinta - ($20) Happy to see everyone at the meeting today
Miyuki Lee - ($10) Returning to Japan but will be back in January

Upcoming Events

Next club meeting - 10/23 at the Hilo Yacht Club

Wednesday, October 23: Jason Fujimoto from HPM's HalePlus


Door prize donated by Trevor Rodrigues consisting a $50 gift card to Vibe and won by Dale Tokuuke

Inspiration by: Trevor Rodrigues

Pledge led by: Mary Begier

Mr. Mike: Chris Okano

4-Way Test: Paula Uusitalo

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