October 2020 Volume 32 | Issue 17

October 20, 2020

Aloha. E komo mai.
Hilo Bay
Service Above Self
We meet Wednesdays at 7:00 AM
Online (Zoom meeting)
P.O. Box 11506
Hilo, HI 96721
United States of America
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President's Announcement
Lorraine Davis
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Notes from last meeting has been posted on ClubRunner!
Video of the meeting:

Volunteers needed!

December 2, 2020 meeting:
  • Pledge of Allegiance:   
  • Inspiration:    
  • Birthday Song:   
  • 4-Way Test:    
Slate of Officers -- Elections have to be held by the end of the year.  Step up, Step up and join the fun and consider being a part of the Board, an Officer, or Committee Chair.  

Pete Muller informed me that he has some Rotary shirts still in inventory.  He reports that he has some very nice shirts.  Cost for the shirts are $45 and if you are interested in adding to your shirt collection or need a new shirt, contact him directly.  His information can be found in the RCHB member spreadsheet that Alan O. sends out.

Upcoming Meetings

  • Wednesday, November 25 -- Dark.  Have a Happy Thanksgiving.
  • Wednesday, December 2  -- Disease Prevention and Treatment Month -- Guest speaker is Dr. Jim Gude
  • Wednesday, December 9 -- TBD
  • Wednesday, December 16 -- Guest speaker -- Dr. Yumiko Ohara
  • Wednesday, December 16 -- Board Meeting directly following the regular meeting.
  • Wednesday, December 23 -- Dark, Have a safe and blessed holiday.
  • Wednesday, December 30 -- Club General Assembly -- Vote on the slate of officers.
  • 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:

District Conference 2021

  • Will be held for the first time in Hilo commemorating 100 years of Rotary on Big Island at Grand Naniloa Hotel on May 14, 15 and 16, 2021.
  • Future Rotary International Conventions
    • Taipei: June 12-16, 2021
    • Houston: June 4-8, 2022

Mark Your Calendars

Celebrating 100 years of Rotary in Hilo.  

December 1, 2020 5:30-6:30 pm.  Celebrating 100 years of Rotary in Hilo.  
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 994 5400 1347
Passcode: 786580
Executives & Directors
Vice President
President Elect
Attendance Secretary
Sgt at Arms
HRYF Chairman
Public Relations
Club Trainer
Oktoberfest Co-chair


From Kevin Hopkins
We did it! Thanks to your generous support we exceeded our fundraising goal of $2,500 for The ALS Association’s Walk to Defeat ALS!
As you know, this is incredibly personal to us and we are so grateful that you have helped us have an impact in finding a cure. Funds raised through the Walk to Defeat ALS go directly to helping The ALS Association provide important care services and fund cutting-edge research that will lead to new treatments.
Just recently, four new genes were discovered which will help identify new treatment therapies! Thanks to your help, the progress will continue.
Once again, thank you for supporting us in The ALS Association’s Walk to Defeat ALS. We couldn’t have done this without you!
Stay well,
Kevin and Dayday

Announcements, Director / Committee Chair report

  • Veterans Project -- Virginia Juettner.

    • The home currently has 44 residents and there will be a Veteran's Day celebration beginning at 12:30 pm.  Families will be able to honor residents, then 50 bikes and then our club to do a drive by of the Veteran's home.  The staging area will be at Rainbow Falls.  Virginia is seeking a volunteer to direct Rotarians in drive order.  The day before, items that have been donates (currently large print puzzle books, preschool greetings, plants and flowers and iPads) will be dropped off at a predesignated time for residents to receive.  There is a plan to purchase iPads and cost is approximately ~$329 from Costco.  We have sufficient funds to purchase 4 iPads, looking for donations to purchase 5 iPads.  Mike Carroll, Doug Adams, Curt Sharp, Preston and Ken Barns, and Virginia and Bob have volunteered to purchase an iPad, making it possible to purchase more than 5 iPads.
  • District Auction -- Mary Begier

    • Mary is still accepting donations for the District 5000 auction.  Just send a picture and information about the donation and she will put it on the website.  Mary asked that Rotarians share the auction site with everyone, Rotarian and non-Rotarian.  The auction closes on Monday, the 26th at 8 p.m.
    • Thank you, Mary for the efforts you have put in to make this happen.  
    • Just as a reminder, all donations from RCHB will come back to RCHB.
  • Volunteer opportunity  - Halloween with Boys and Girls Club -- Junichi Noumaru

  • "Trunk or Treat" event at Hilo Boys & Girls Club property
  • Drive-through Halloween candy pass-out event
  • Saturday, October 31
  • One, two or three 10'x10' pop-up tent(s)
  • decorations
  • bagged candies - nobody know how many bags we will need.
  • one to two persons in each tent

  • Global Grants - Junichi Noumaru, Chester Cabral, Curt Sharp

  • Volunteer opportunity  - Continuing through November.  -- Junichi Noumaru

State Department of Health and UH Nursing request Rotarians to help for the face mask observation. The purposes of this project are (1) to monitor ongoing use of face masks/coverings by the public in Hawaii and (2) to track social norm change in regard to mask wearing over time. A pair of volunteers will count the number of people who (a) wear the mask correctly, (b) wear the mask in correctly and (c) don't wear the mask at a designated location (Prince Kuhio Plaza, Keaukaha Beach Park (Start at parking lot), Liliuokalani Park or Airport post office) from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturdays until November 28. Instructions include the counting device and how to report the counts are available on YouTube:
The sign-up sheet is also available online.
If you have any question, please contact Dr. Glauberman (

Today's Inspiration

“Constantly ask yourself - are you solving the problem or are you adding to the problem."
            - Wesley Park


Doug Adams - Assistant Governor
Jim Becker - Rotary Club of Hilo
Thank you for joining us!
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
32 years
Allen Novak
November 1, 1994
26 years
Carol Van Camp
November 1, 1990
30 years
Chester Cabral
November 1, 2011
9 years
Timothy Young
November 1, 1988
32 years
Trevor Rodrigues
November 1, 1993
27 years
Mary Begier-Phillips
November 13, 1996
24 years
Irene Nagao
November 28, 2018
2 years

Happy Dollars

Kimo Jim Becker - ($50) Happy for the Rotary social that was held at the Volcano Winery. He also mentioned the district grant and one of the grants that would help support a hospital in Nepal.
Mary Begier - ($20) Happy for the help she received from Naomi Masuno enabling to get a permit for the auction from the Liquor Commission.
Richard Cunningham - ($10) Happy that he ran his car through a car wash without incident.
Sandra Wagner-Wright - ($5) Happy for her years in the club.
Barbara Hastings - ($10) Happy because the Hawaii Public Radio is having their campaign and if we donate $125 today, 25 meals will go to the Foodbasket.
Sharon Scheele - ($5) Happy for the assistance Mary gave her with her auction donations.
David De Luz - ($100) Happy $18 for his years in Rotary, $25 to acknowledge Mary's contribution, $50 for the project at the Boys and Girls Club and rounding everything out.
John Gapp - ($20) Happy to be abroad his new birthday present, a boat, in France. (We are an international club!)
Mike Carroll - ($10) Happy $5 for the 5 lambs born without his intervention and $5 to acknowledge Virginia's work on the Veteran's project.
Art Taniguchi - ($10) Happy and acknowledged David De Luz's club anniversary. $5 happy that his daughter returned from the mainland on Oct. 15.
Miyuki Lee - ($15) $5 that Richard Cunningham has an uneventful carwash and $10 to celebrate her 13 year old cat.
Chester Cabral - ($10) Happy for the Halloween event at the Boys and Girls Club.
Preston Barnes - ($10) Happy because it's Wednesday!
Jo-Anna Herkes - ($50) Happy for all the work Mary has done on the auction.

Upcoming Events

Next club meeting - 10/28 at 7am on Zoom

Guest Speaker - Rotarian Richard Cunningham on his trip to Africa


Inspiration by: Curt Sharp
Pledge led by: Curt Sharp
4-Way Test: Geoli Ng
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