Club Calendar
October 2018
Upcoming Events
Upcoming Speakers
Lisa Kwee
Oct 16, 2018 12:00 PM
League of Women Voter's
Oct 23, 2018 12:00 PM
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Peter Boucher
    October 9
  • Jim Wilson
    October 11
  • Justin Barrios
    October 18
  • Jim Wilson
    October 10
  • Brenda Ho
    Clyde Ho
    October 17
Join Date:
  • Gene Hennen
    October 12, 2010
    8 years
  • Jeanne Bender
    October 14, 2014
    4 years
  • Brenda Ho
    October 17, 2000
    18 years
  • Alapaki Nahale-a
    October 31, 2017
    1 year
  • Rosemary (Margaret) Linden
    October 31, 2000
    18 years
Latest News
Mahalo to our speaker, Michele Carvalho with Hui Ho'omalu who talked to us about foster care in East Hawaii.  There are 1400 children in foster care in the state and 1/3 of these children are on the Big Island.  The majority of the children are between the ages of 1 and 2 years old whose parent are in drug treat and can not care for their children themselves.  There is a crisis situation in East Hawaii because of the high case loads.  Case workers average 40-50 cases per worker with multiple children per case.  The state has paid millions of dollars to settle cases with families because of neglect.  Foster families feel unsupported by the system.  A bill was introduced to cap the caseload to 20 children per case worker.  This bill did not pass but 4 new case workers were added.  To learn more on how you can help contact Hui Ho'omalu at 808-987-5988,
While on Oahu, Randy ran into former South Hilo Rotarian Rev Moki Hino at Pacific Club on Oahu.  He sends his Aloha!
Starting in November, Rotarian will be able to buy a ticket for a drawing for fabulous prizes donated by our fellow Rotarians.  You may buy as many tickets as you like and the drawing will be held at the end of each meeting.  Kris Speegle is donating the first item , fabulous Allstate cooler with wine, coffee, mugs and an umbrella!   
RYLA Camp is scheduled for February 15-17, 2019 at KMC (Kilauea Military Camp, Volcano, HI).  Please reach out to the High Schools in your area, send applications to these schools to recruit students for this well organized program.  Attached are the applications for both Students and Rotarians.
Transportation of students is the responsibility of our clubs.  Rotary Club of South Hilo and their logistics team will arrange transportation for of East Hawaii Students.  All Rotarians who plan to be involve in any way with RYLA requires a background check.  District 5000 will be offering this via online on their website soon.  I will alert you all on when that will be.   Please email me for any questions or concerns.  I look forward to hearing from you.
Lisa Kwee
New Generations Chair
Rotary Club of South Hilo
(808) 936-1556
We will be holding our Annual Membership Luncheon Meeting and United Nations Day Celebration on Wednesday, October 24, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm at Nani Mau Gardens (upstairs).  Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Ryan Perroy, Associate Professor at UH Hilo in the Department of Geography & Environmental Science, whose topic will be “Global Warming and Hawaii”. 
The impacts of climate change are beginning to be felt worldwide, and future projections are highly concerning. In this talk, Dr. Perroy will provide a brief summary of our current understanding of climate change science, examine global and local examples of present-day impacts due to increasing temperatures and sea level rise, and discuss projections of future impacts in a warmer world. Discussion follows.  
The cost of the luncheon is $35, payable at the door.  To make a reservation, please reply to or phone 935-7991 and leave a call-back number for confirmation.
We hope to see you there!
Aloha, Ruth Robison
President, United Nations Association - USA - Hawai`i Island Chapter
A free Surf Camp for children with autism and other disabilities will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, November 10th, at Richardson Ocean Park in Hilo.
Now in its eight year, the Surfers Healing Hawaii Chapter provides disabled children and their families with the unique experience of surfing with professionals under supervised conditions. Knowledgeable surfing instructors, surfboards and U.S. Coast Guard-approved life vests will be provided at no charge. Complementary drinks, snacks and lunches will be offered to participating children and their families.  Surfers Healing is a national organization started 21 years ago in California to share the joy of surfing with the less fortunate. Surfers Healing Hawai‘i Island chapter is sponsoring this drug-, alcohol and tobacco-free event. Additional support provided through a partnership with the Hawai‘i County Department of Parks and Recreation, Rotary Club of South Hilo and The Eddie Aikau Foundation.  An estimated 300 people, including approximately 100 keiki, are expected to participate in the Hilo camp. Surfers Healing Camps are held throughout the world, providing more than 3,000 children annually with the opportunity to try surfing.  To register your child and learn more about the camp, please visit Space is limited, and spots fill up fast.
Congratulations to Benson and he advances to the next stage of the HiPlan Business Competition on October 6th.
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