• Pledge of Allegiance
  • Introduction of guests
  • Announcement by the President
  • Announcements by the Director, Committee Chair and by the members
  • Anniversaries
  • Happy Dollars
  • Vocational Program
The video of this meeting is available on YouTube:




  • Dani Riggs - Vocational Program Speaker

Announcements by the President

The notes of the last club meeting has been posted on the ClubRunner.

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Resignations as of June 30
  • Patty Sue Salvador
  • Karolyn Lundkvist
  • Bettye Williams 
Leave of absence submitted
  • Kevin Hopkins

Meeting Schedule in June

  • Wednesday, June 17 at 8 a.m. - Online BOD meeting
  • Thursday, June 18 at 5 p.m - Online Social
  • Saturday, June 20 - Friday, June 26 - RI Virtual Convention
  • Wednesday, June 24 - Dark (No club meeting)
  • Friday, June 26 at 5 p.m. - Online installation

Revision of D5000 Foundation

Alan Okinaka and Junichi Noumaru attended the Q&A session on June 13. There are much uncertainty for how money will be handled between the donors, the club and the foundation. Once the bylaws amendment is approved and the new foundation officers are elected on June 27, the details will be consulted with the experts with the leadership under the new officers. Then the operation details will be given to the member clubs via the education sessions.
Money sent to the foundation becomes the foundation's money and the club can receive the amount of money it sent (minus a fee) for the purpose that the foundation defines. Since the foundation is 501(c)(3) entity, it can spend money for the purposes regulated by the applicable laws. The club can use money received by the foundation for the community service, project or donation to charities but cannot use money for the operation of the club.
Currently, D5000 foundation does not have a mechanism to accept the regular online payment. All payment to the foundation should be by check or by transferring from the club account to the foundation account.  The club account must be the dedicated one for the transactions with the foundation.
This is one example of the application of the D5000 foundation for Oktoberfest. The tax-deductible amount can be printed on the ticket so that those who purchase the ticket will know how much tax-deductible donation they do. For example, $20 is the tax-deductible donation to the D5000 foundation, out of the $50 ticket price. The club collects money and put into the club account. The club sends a check of sum of the tax-deductible donation to the foundation. If 100 tickets were sold, the club writes a check of $2,000 and send it to the D5000 foundation with the list of the names and addresses of the donors. The D5000 foundation writes a thank-you letter to each donor indicating that the donation was $20. Upon the club's request, the foundation will send $2,000 (minus a fee) to the club's account for the foundation. The club can use $2,000 for the purposes set by the D5000 foundation. 
Voting to accept the revised by laws will take place at the Foundation's annual meeting on June 27 at 11:00 AM via zoom meeting. This meeting will immediately follow the District meeting on the same date.  
Our club is a member of the D5000 foundation and the member's vote for the amendment of the bylaws will take place on June 27. Our club needs to decide whether to approve or not the amendment of the bylaws.

Thank you for donation to Polio Plus

  • Names of the members who donated to Polio Plus in May: 
Cunningham, Richard
Davis, Lorraine
De Luz, David Jr
Gapp, John
Hansen, Timothy
Haraguchi-Abundo, Jan
Hastings, Barbara
Juettner, Robert
Juettner, Virginia
Lee, Miyuki
Norton, Marlene
Noumaru, Junichi
Okano, Christopher
Okinaka, Alan
Scheele, Sharon
Taniguchi, Art
Tyrin, James
Uusitalo, Paula
Wagner-Wright, Sandra

All East Hawaii Group Meeting

The 2020 Rotary Virtual Convention  June 20-26

  • The schedule and the name of each presentation have been posted on Mark your calendar.
  • Saturday, June 20 3:00-4:15 a.m. General Session 1 "Together We Connect"
  • Sunday, June 21 3:00-4:15 a.m. General Session 2 "Together We Learn"
  • Monday, June 22 to Friday, June 26 Breakout Sessions 3:00-4:00 a.m., 7:00-8:00 a.m., 1:00-2:00 p.m.

    #RotaryResponds Live series

    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.
    • Expect 250 to 300 people
    • Hilo clubs will be asked to be committed to the planning: Theme, Silent auction, Celebration of life, House of Aloha (Friendship), Sergeant of arms, Decoration, Conference bags, Entertainment, Program booklet, Tour, Service projects, Pre-conference and Post-conference activities, Media...
    • Lorraine said that many events with the theme "open the doors" await us.

    Future Rotary International Conventions

    • Taipei: June 12-16, 2021
    • Houston: June 4-8, 2022

    A message from Duke Escobar, the president of the Rotaract Club of East Hawaii

    "I am writing to inform you that the Rotaract Club of East Hawaii will be closing at the beginning of the next school semester, but we plan to remain dormant until there are interested parties who would like to take over.

    That being said, Rotaract currently has additional funds, but as the former president, I would like to take these funds, place them in an investment account for growth for the eventual restart of the club.  If you have any other suggestions, I would be more than happy to hear them."
    Helen (Heng) Tien, the Rotaract faculty coordinator wrote:
    "We're saddened by the temporary closing of the UH Hilo chapter of Rotaract as Covid-19 and other circumstances have brought much difficulty to student recruitment and event management. We hope to keep the club temporarily closed and reinvest the account started by Duke once there are interested students. "
    • The Rotaract may choose an investment option which is non-taxed.
    • The Rotaract or our club can contact D5000 for advice so that the actions for the hybernation will be compliant with the RI bylaws and constitution.
    • Since the students go out and in, managing the account under the student's name will be challenging. One possibility is that our club makes a restrict fund for retain the fund for the Rotaract.
    • Be careful not to choose an investment that has a risk of the loss of asset.
    • The Rotaract should elect the directors/officers right now for the dormant period and keep the Rotaract club registered to RI. Once the club is desolved, it will be hard to reinstate the club.


    Announcements, Director / Committee Chair report

    2020-2021 Installation

    June 26 4:30 socialization, 5:00 program
    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

    Rice bagging project

    Moving the location to Aunty Sally Luau Hale and now scheduled on July 2.


    Sandra Sakaguchi received the prize from Richard Cunningham.

    Monthly Social

    June 18 at 5 p.m. online

    Club Dues

    Thank you for Chris to set up Square for online payment.

    Anniversaries through June 17

    Wedding Anniversary

    Club Anniversary



    • Hawaii Tribune-Herald on June 11. Anita Cunningham wrote our introduction.
    • Released on Facebook and Instagram - Thank you all. Anita Cunningham made this picture with a title.
      Image may contain: 5 people, including Anita Cunningham and Junichi Noumaru, people standing, outdoor and text
    • Sandra Wagner-Wright's Two Coins is a Biographical Novel named as a finalist for the 2020 Independent Audio Book Awards in the General Fiction Category and as a finalist for the 2019 Goethe Late Historical Fiction Award.
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      Image may contain: text that says 'GOETHE Late Historical Fiction FINALIST CIBA Chanticleer International Book Awards'

    Happy Dollar

    Keep your happy dollar donation in an envelope and bring it to the next in-person meeting. You may contact Deborah Beaver to make a payment with your credit card or mail your check to the club. Thank you.
    In addition, you may now pay from our new online payment system:
    • Paula: $10 for her daughter's giving birth a couple of weeks ago, a lady stayed at her house graduated from Univ. Miami.
    • Sandra: $10 for the nomination of her book Two Coins to two prizes. She is already planning for her next book.
    • Richard: $10, Yu Yok: $10, Art: $10, Miyuki: $10, Mary: $10, Paula: $10, Kim: $10, Sandra: $10, Alan: $10, Mike $10, Tom: $10, Preston #4: $10 and Bryan: $10 for Junichi's presidentship
    • Yu Yok: $10 for Sandra's work.
    • Ketie: $10 requesting prayer for Juno Smith, her 8-old niece who has leukemia.
    • Bob: $20 for Junichi's presidentship, Richard's help for setting up a picture and being able to sleep 15 minutes more from July.
    • Alan: $5 for Miyuki's coffee tent at Kinoole Farmers Market, $5 for a rubber band
    • Lorraine: $5 for seeing Miyuki at Kinoole Farmers Market
    • Sharon: $10 for Miyuki's coffee
    • Tom: $10 for graduation of his twin sons
    • Preston #4: $10 for his family's hair cut inspired by Alan


    Vocational Program by Lorraine Davis

    • Our guest speaker is Dani Riggs and he will be talking about the effects of isolation and shelter in place has on people and some self care practices.
    • Dani is the former Clinical Supervisor for Child and Family Services as well as having his own private practice. 

    Next Meeting

    • No club meeting on June 24
    • Installation: Friday, June 26 from 5 p.m.
    • The club meeting resumes on Wednesday, July 1 from 7 a.m. via Zoom.

    The Four Way Test