September 2021 Volume 33 | Issue 10

September 12, 2021

Aloha. E komo mai.
Hilo Bay
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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

  • ZOOMing next week
  • Access to clubrunner? Contact Mike 

Upcoming RCHB Meetings

  • Wednesday, September 15 -- Vocational Day, Keiki Heroes
  • Wednesday, September 16 -- Board of Directors Meeting, Zoom, time to be announced
  • 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
Announcements- 09/08/2021
  • Annual Fundraiser-Octoberfest: Virtual Event (target date October 23, 2021)
    • Entertainment search is still going.
    • Looking for a Silent Auction lead
    • Food option is being finalized
  • Food Basket
    • Encourage to participate next month.
    • 9 Rotarians volunteered 9am-12:15p
    • Filled 11 pallets-440 boxes
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  • Give Aloha month.
    • 77199
      • for every $50 donation, you name will go into incentive drawing.

Today's Inspiration


The inspiration today, Sept 9, 2021, is a story from Sept 11, 20 years ago, told to me by Shelley Harwayne, literacy educator, author and School District #2 Superintendent. 

All of us watched with horror as the Trade Towers fell, but what many people do not know is that the towers were in School District #2, across the street from a multi-story school that faced the towers. The children looked out the windows as the towers were hit and one primary child said, "Teacher, the birds are on fire." The child was watching people jumping from the towers to escape. Many of those children had parents who worked in those towers.
In that moment, that sudden immediate emergency, the teachers in Manhattan followed their emergency procedures and evacuated every child from that school and others. Some teachers took students home until they could locate parents and guardians. It was a time of incredible heroism and quick thinking to assure the safety of students, over 1 million children.
In the days that followed, Shelley Harwayne had to relocate an entire school. I can't imagine the pain and the loss experienced by this district as a terrible event impacted not just the firemen, police, EMTs and work crews, but thousands of families, children and school staff.
I find inspiration in the actions of the staff members who kept their heads and did their jobs, keeping children safe. I find inspiration in the educators who continued to teach and administrators who were challenged, all with unimaginable tasks for months, an entire school year.
Shelley Harwayne retired at the end of that year, largely due to the impact of the destruction of the trade towers. When we remember this horrific terrorist attack, we should remember and be inspired by the action of educators and those children who were safe that day and in the days that followed.
Shelley Harwayne led an effort in her schools to invite children to write about 9-11 as one means of helping children in the aftermath. Those art projects and writings were collected in Messages from Ground Zero, published by Heinemann Press and distributed free.


Naomi Masuno

Guest Speaker

Naomi Masuno, Immediate Past District Governor of the 52 Rotary Clubs in Hawai`i as the Virtual Speaker with the topic of Club Runner.

Naomi Masuno is a member of the Rotary Club of West Honolulu and has been a Rotarian since 2002.  She served as East Honolulu Club President 2006-2007, District Awards Chair 2008-2014, District Secretary 2014-2015, District Treasurer 2016-2018, District Governor 2020-2021, as well as serving on numerous District Committees. She is committed to supporting the District and Club leadership to carry out the mission of Rotary.


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

Mary ($50) Family is here helping. -to HRYF.
Paula ($20) Wonderful long trip to the Mainland. Visited grandkids and went sailing.
Preston IV ($21) Happy Birthday to brother Ken.
Art​​​​​​​ ($10) Went to the Mainland for a conference. Did a COVID test at KTA, received results within 24 hours.
Naomi ($10) Richard C. the best HRYF fundraiser in the State.
Mike ($10) Leslie Pelaton showed up.
D'Andrea ($10) Album coming out early October. Also got a new microphone.
James ($50) 14 Year Wedding Anniversary.
Barbara ($25) Hilo Bay's Scholarship Award- to HRYF.

Upcoming Events

Next club meeting - 09/15 at 7am on Zoom



Inspiration by: Virginia
Pledge led by: Preston IV
4-Way Test: Junichi
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