Agenda -- 33rd Meeting of RCHB for Rotary Year 2020-2021

  • Pledge of Allegiance  --  Marlene Norton
  • Words of Inspiration -- Curt Sharp
  • Introduction of guests
  • Announcement by the President
  • Announcements by the Director, Committee Chair and by the members
  • Anniversaries
  • Happy Dollars
  • 4-Way Test -- Geoli Ng
Recorded Meeting:
Published Presentation:

Pledge of Allegiance -- Led by Marlene Norton

Inspiration -- Curt Sharp

cs-lewis-never-too-old-quote - Stunning Motivation

Introduction of Guests

Janell Kuamoo -- Prospective New Member
Patrick Kizehe -- Guest Speaker

Announcements by the President


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

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Volunteers needed!

March 3, 2021 Meeting
  • Pledge of Allegiance:   Deborah Beaver
  • Inspiration:   Curt Sharp
  • Birthday Song:   Minions
  • 4-Way Test:   Bryan Lindsey

Upcoming RCHB Meetings

  • Wednesday, February 24 -- Guest Speaker is Patrick Kizehe, Founder of Giving Refugee Hope in Uganda
  • Wednesday, March 3 -- Guest Speaker Michael Marshall, Art Department UHH on COVID Budget Cuts Impacts
  • Wednesday, March 10 -- Guest Speaker is Barbara Kiernan, coordinator of a RI Project in Mexico
  • Wednesday, March 17 -- Guest Speaker is Mark Merriam -- Myanmar Update
  • Wednesday, March 17 -- Board of Director's Meeting, immediately following the general meeting
  • Wednesday, March 24 -- Guest Speaker TBD
  • Wednesday, March 31 -- Guest Speaker TBD
  • Wednesday, April 7 -- Maternal and Child Health Month, Guest Speaker is Terri Lum, East Hawaii Children's Justice Center
  • Wednesday, April 14 -- Guest Speaker Past DG Win Shoneman -- Rotary Legacy
  • Wednesday, April 21 -- Vocational Day, Guest Speaker is Misa Sato
  • Wednesday, April 21 -- Board of Director's Meeting, Immediately following the general meeting
  • Wednesday, April 28 -- Guest Speaker is Curt Sharp
  • Wednesday, May 5 -- Youth Service Month, Guest Speaker TBD
  • Wednesday, May 12 -- Guest Speaker TBD
  • Wednesday, May 19 -- Guest Speaker is Jessica Histo, Hawaii Diaper
  • Wednesday, May 19 -- Board of Director's Meeting, Immediately following the general meeting
  • Wednesday, May 26 -- Guest Speaker TBD
  • Wednesday, June 2 -- Rotary Fellowship Month -- Guest Speaker TBD
  • Wednesday, June 9 -- Guest Speaker TBD
  • Wednesday, June 16 -- Vocational Day, Guest Speaker TBD
  • Wednesday, June 16 -- Board of Director's Meeting, Immediately following the general meeting
  • Wednesday, June 23 -- Guest Speaker TBD
  • Wednesday, June 30 -- Induction of New Officers -- stay tuned for more information

Other Rotary Meetings and Invitations

No email blasts -- stay tuned, I have new ones that have hit my in-box.

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 2021

  • Will be held for the first time in Hilo commemorating 100 years of Rotary on Big Island on May 14, 15 and 16, 2021.  The event is now 100% virtual.  Volunteers who have skills in videotaping and virtual platforms are requested.  Please contact Alan Kusunoki at

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

  • Taipei: June 12-16, 2021 Rotary International has announced that the International Conference will be virtual due to the ongoing threat of the COVID virus.  Stay tuned for further news.
  • Houston: June 4-8, 2022




Announcements, Director / Committee Chair report

  • Volunteer opportunity  - COVID Vaccine Scheduling for DOH -- Sharon Scheele.  There are still volunteers needed for 3 hour shifts.  She will send out the link to be able sign up to volunteer for 3 hour shifts.

  • Diaper Project -- Sharon Scheele and Geoli Ng.  The flyer for the event is almost ready to go out.  Geoli will send it as soon as it is ready.  Her current request of RCHB is to spread the word to friends, family and acquaintances.  There will be a link on how to donate on the flyer.  Geoli said that they do not take open packages of diapers due to COVID and other health concerns.  Tim H. put in the chat box that CFS might want opened packages for their DV shelter.

  • HRYF -- Richard Cunningham.  Richard gave us a short tour of his woodshop and had 3 pieces of mango that he had pulled for the box he will be making.  He asked the club -- straight edge or natural edge -- since he is making his box to community specs.  Overwhelmingly, the club responded natural edge.

  • RYLA -- Tim Hansen  RYLA is February 26 and 27th.  Tim reported that there are over 100 participants and RYLA will happen this weekend.  It should be noted that Tim had an awesome background picture that showed RYLA.  He reported that there has been a background picture made for every RYLA pod that the students will be assigned to.  

  • Junior Achievement -- Sharon Scheele.  JA will be teaching classes virtually this year and Sharon is looking for volunteers to teach.  There will be training available for the volunteers.  Please contact Sharon if you are interested in being a JA volunteer at the elementary level.

  • Easter and the Foodbasket -- Sharon Scheele.  In line with holiday traditions, Sharon is urging us to make contributions to the Foodbasket in time for Easter (April 4).  You can make a check out to the Foodbasket, so you can tax benefits, and send the check to Sharon and she will make sure the Foodbasket receives the checks and knows that RCHB is supporting them.

  • Lorraine shared with the club that YuYok has been diagnosed with Stage 3 Lung Cancer.  She has undergone surgery and is now facing additional treatment for this aggressive cancer.  Lorraine asked that members reach out to YuYok and hold her and her family in their hearts.


Anniversaries between February 18 and February 24, 2021

Wedding Anniversary 


Club Anniversary 

Dawn Pung -- February 19, 2020  Sponsor was Irene Nagao


Tim Young -- February 23


We have a rising star in our midst!  Steven Sylvester was in Hawaii News Now at KGMB Monday morning as a BOH commentator.  For those who are interested, here is the link to the story:
The club wanted to know what kind of fine Steven will need to pay given that a color picture in the newspaper only brings in about $25.  Whatever fine is determined, David D. and Mary B. will match that fine with the monies going to HRYF scholarship.

Happy Dollars

Keep your happy dollar donation in an envelope and bring it to the next in-person meeting, send a check to RCHB, PO Box 11506 or pay via credit card from our new online payment system: 
We had happy people this morning!
Sharon S. is $10 happy.  She is getting her second COVID vaccination this afternoon.  She would like her $$$ to go towards HRYF.
Lorraine D. is $20 happy.  She got her first COVID shot at the tennis stadium and it was a highly organized and efficient event.
Alan O. is $10 happy.  $5 is for a very smooth COVID vaccination event and $5 because he has signed up to go to the Rotary International project in Bhutan this coming fall.
Paula U. is $10 happy.  She appreciates that David D. offered his garage for RCHB items while things are being sorted out.  Lorraine added that Pete M. has donated his shirt inventory to RCHB to sell.
Miyuki L. is $20 happy.  $10 for Steven being on television and $10 for well-wishes for YuYok.
Michelle F. is $15 happy -- it's her oldest son's 11th birthday.
Tim H. is $100 happy and wants to honor his younger brother's 54th birthday by earmarking the $100 to HRYF.
Tom W. is $23 happy as his twins turned 23 two days ago.
Thank you all for your generosity!  And birthday greetings from RCHB to Michelle's, Tim's and Tom's family that are celebrating.

Guest speaker:  Patrick Kizehe, Founder of Giving Refugee Hope in Uganda  

The link to GRHUs website is:
Patrick mentioned their Facebook page and that link is:

Rotary IQ Winner -- $50 cash, courtesy of Bob and Virginia Juettner.   And the winner is: Michelle Flemming

Looking for Prize Donors -- Please let Lorraine know what you would like to offer.


Next Meeting -- Wednesday, March 3 -- Guest Speaker Michael Marshall, Art Department UHH on COVID Budget Cuts Impacts


Looking for guest speakers -- please contact Lorraine Davis if you have someone you know would be a good speaker for our club.


The Four Way Test  -- Geoli Ng


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For Another Great Meeting!