Aloha. E komo mai.
Hilo Bay
Service Above Self
We meet Wednesdays at 6:45 AM
Hilo Yacht Club
77 Laehala St
Hilo, HI  96720-4931
United States of America
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President's Message
Junichi Noumaru
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  • Thank you Dale Tokuuke for presiding the meeting last week.
  • Thank you for everyone who attended the Veteran's Day Parade on Saturday 11/9 with Curt Sharp and Steve Jacunski.
  • Saturday, Nov. 16: Fall District Training Assembly @ Hospice of Hilo, conference room
  • Wednesday, Nov. 27 is DARK for Thanksgiving
  • District Governor Nominating Committee has selected Randy Hart as District Governor in 2022-2023. Challenging period is until 11/23.
Executives & Directors
Vice President
Attendance Secretary
Sgt at Arms
HRYF Chairman
Public Relations
Club Trainer
Oktoberfest Co-chair
2020 Convention Coordinator



1. Oktoberfest tickets pick-up - See Suzanne

2. Oktoberfest: sign-up sheet will be passed around at the meeting

3. Octoberfest: need help in sales booth

image4. Octoberfest: Donations for silent auction items due 9/15 - Yu Yok (FORM IMAGE ABOVE)

5. RYLA needs help! See Tim if you're interested

6. Volcano Club Country BBQ at the Cooper Center from 11am to 2 pm, $40/person

7. St. Joseph Interact Club needs advisor - See Tom

8. Joint meeting held on 9/14 Saturday with District Gov. Eric Kaler from 5pm at HiloMunicipal Gold Course; $20p.p. please pay at the club meeting

9. No morning meeting on Wednesday 9/11 for the joint club meeting on Saturday 9/14

10. HRYF event at Foodland in September. Mention 77199 during checkout where a portion of your purchase will be donated. - Richard

Today's Inspiration and Quote


Perfection is not attainable.  But if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence. - Vince Lombardi

Quote of the day:
"Imagination is your preview of life's coming attractions"
       - Albert Einstein
The unstoppable duo, Pete Muller and Steve Jacunski!
Dale Tokuuke (left) Chester Cabral (center) and today's guest speaker Lincoln Ashida (right) enjoys breakfast before meeting
Morning coffee on a lovely Wednesday morning
Chris Okano shares with us the inspiration of the day
Richard Cunningham passing out signs for members to hold up to help promote the HRYF event
7 7 1 9 9 is the number you can say when you checkout at the Foodland to help HRYF
Lincoln Ashida introduced us to PUEO - Perpetuating Unique Educational Opportunities
A moment of this beautiful Wednesday morning

Guest Speaker: Lincoln Ashida

Lincoln Ashida spoke to the club on behalf of Perpetuating Unique Educational Opportunities, Inc., ("PUEO"), a non-profit dedicated to enhancing the educational opportunities of Hawaii's youth and their communities.
Mr. Ashida previously served as Corporation Counsel for Hawaii County (12/00 to 4/14) and is a former deputy prosecuting attorney for Hawaii County.  Presently, he is Senior Counsel at Torkildson, Katz, Hetherington, Harris & Knorek, Attorneys at Law where he specializes in Business and Employment Litigation.  
Lincoln brought his unique perspective to the current situation on Mauna Kea and the approved construction of TMT as a former public servant, deputy prosecutor and present litigator.  He led his law firm in providing pro bono legal services to PUEO as an intervenor in the TMT contested case.
The reason for PUEO's intervention was to ensure that the voices of the most senior members of the organization, most of whom are Native Hawaiians from the Keaukaha-Panaewa Hawaiian Homesteads, were allowed to formally express their support of TMT and its economical and educational impact on Hawaii island. 
Although the current protest and the manner in which it has been handled between the County and State has been controversial, Lincoln made clear that everyone is entitled to their beliefs on what should happen on the Mauna and the elders of PUEO feel that everyone has a place at the table when it comes to settling differences for the good of all. 
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Irene Nagao
November 1
Al Okinaka
November 3
Sandra Wagner-Wright
November 8
Richard Cunningham
November 11
Hirona Yamanaka
November 15
Sharon Scheele
November 19
Spouse Birthdays
Al Inoue
November 11
Join Date
Al Okinaka
November 1, 1988
31 years
Allen Novak
November 1, 1994
25 years
Carol Van Camp
November 1, 1990
29 years
Chester Cabral
November 1, 2011
8 years
Thomas Witthans
November 1, 2009
10 years
Timothy Young
November 1, 1988
31 years
Trevor Rodrigues
November 1, 1993
26 years
Mary Begier-Phillips
November 13, 1996
23 years
Irene Nagao
November 28, 2018
1 year

Happy Dollars

  1. Sharon Scheele - ($5) beginning of Junior Achievement last night with over 72 students
  2. Patty Sue - ($10) Happy to be back in Hilo
  3. Richard Cunningham - ($1) Event for Hawaii Rotary Youth Foundation @ Foodland in September (mention 77199 at checkout)

Upcoming Events

Next club meeting - 9/4 at the Hilo Yacht Club

Wednesday, September 4th: Barbara Hastings - HPR Chair and 1st outer island Board Member


Door prize donated by Chris Okano, a $50 HBC certificate won by Junichi Noumaru

Inspiration by: Chris Okano

Pledge led by: Patty Sue

Mr. Mike: Richard Cunningham

4-Way Test: Chester Cabral

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