July 2020 Volume 32 | Issue 6

August 5, 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
DistrictSiteIcon District Site
VenueMap Venue Map
President's Announcement
Lorraine Davis
member photo
  • Notes from last meeting has been posted on ClubRunner
  • 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 Governor and Assistant Governor Visit -  September 23, 2020

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
  • Communications
    • Gary Young announced that Best of East Hawaii came out yesterday and for the ninth year in a row, his company, Island Home Loans, has been voted best of mortgage companies.  Congratulations, Gary!
Executives & Directors
Vice President
President Elect
Attendance Secretary
Sgt at Arms
HRYF Chairman
Public Relations
Club Trainer
Oktoberfest Co-chair

Monthly Social -- James Tyrin 

At Cronies, August, 20, 2020  More information to follow. 

HRYF -- Richard Cunningham 

Richard reported that we have the #3 per capita giving and #2 in overall giving.  He appreciates our Club's generosity.  Also a reminder that Give Aloha will occur in September where up to $249 can be donated through Foodland/SackNSave using your Maikai Card.  Generally, for ever dollar given, there is a $0.20 match.

Rotary  Club (participating) July '18-Jun. '19 Contribution  July '19-Jun '20 Contribution No. Members Per Capita 
Kapolei $        5,130.00 $        5,080.0023 $ 220.87
West Honolulu $        1,000.00 $        6,196.0045 $ 137.69
Hilo Bay $        5,415.00 $        5,500.3648 $ 114.59
Alan Okinaka gave an update on the District 5000 Foundation meeting held on August 1.   He announced who was on the Board of Directors for the Foundation and who the Big Island Representative was.  Any questions about the Foundation can be forwarded to Lorraine and she will forward the questions to Foundation President MaryAnn Berry.  

Today's Inspiration

“Together we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves"
            - Rotary's vision statement (August is membership month!)

Guest Speaker

Guest Speaker Sharon Scheele, Membership Month, August 5, 2020


August is Membership Month and today’s Guest Speaker was Sharon Scheele. Sharon discussed what is involved and how long it takes to become a member of a Rotary Club. Handouts were included in the email with the meeting notice and they provide the timeline of the application and nomination process which takes approximately 5-6 weeks. The Prospect must attend 3 meetings; in addition to our Wednesday Meeting they may also attend a project, social, etc. and those will count toward the 3 meetings. During Orientation they are told about annual financial obligations, opportunities to make up missed meetings and much more.  The Orientation is not just for Prospects, any Member can attend and get a refresher. 

Sharon has been our Membership Chair for a while and this year Membership is being Co-Chaired by Dawn Pung and Irene Nagao. Everyone should consider themselves part of the Membership Committee. There are many classifications that are not represented in the Club. Think about the people you associate with or work with and see if they would be a good Prospect. 


The YouTube video is available at


Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Ken Barnes
September 5
Miyuki Lee
September 10
Steven Jacunski
September 15
Gary Young
September 26
Tim Hansen
Kevin Reardon
September 4
Join Date
Jo-Anna Herkes
September 1, 2016
4 years
Bryan Lindsey
September 23, 2009
11 years
Miyuki Lee
September 25, 2013
7 years
Christopher Okano
September 26, 2018
2 years

Happy Dollars

Alan Okinaka - ($10) $5 for Richard Cunningham seeing his first Kaleo and $5 for his new Ham radio set up.
Paula Uusitalo - ($10) Happy because she got a 5 minute video showcasing her new grandbaby, born on the night of the installation.

Upcoming Events

Next club meeting - 8/12 at 7am on Zoom

Guest Speaker - TBD


Inspiration by: Lorraine Davis
Pledge led by: Deborah Beaver
4-Way Test: Sharon Scheele
Rotary Links
Rotary International
RI President Home
Rotary Global Rewards
Joining Rotary
Rotary History
Rotary Foundation
For New Members
Please add to your safe sender list or address book.
To unsubscribe from future e-mails, click here.
To forward this email to your friends, click here.
To view our privacy policy, click here.
102-2060 Winston Park Drive, Oakville, ON, L6H 5R7
ClubRunner is a registered trademark of Doxess Technologies Inc.
© 2016 ClubRunner. All Rights Reserved.