Club Calendar
August 2018
Upcoming Events
Upcoming Speakers
Win Schoneman, District Governor
Aug 16, 2018
Joint Meeting with Hilo Club
Aunty Momi Souza
Aug 28, 2018 12:00 PM
Advice Columnist
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Jeanna Rimmer
    August 14
Join Date:
  • Valta Cook III
    August 1, 1969
    49 years
  • Anthony Misiaszek
    August 2, 2016
    2 years
  • Kevin Wilcox
    August 7, 2007
    11 years
  • Phoebe Lambeth
    August 13, 2001
    17 years
  • Doug Adams
    August 14, 2012
    6 years
Latest News
Just a friedly reminder will will not have our normal meeting on Tuesday 8/14, rather we will host a joint meting with the Rotary Club of Hilo on Thursday 8/16 at noon at the Hilo Hawaiian.  Our District Governor, Win Schoneman will be the guest speaker.
Pat Aiona (+3), Iris Parks (+5) and Lisa Kwee (+2) all received their Paul Harris pins at the August 7th meeting . A generous gift of points accumulated throughout the years from former Rotarian, David Hurd allowed our Rotarians to reach the next level.
East Hawaii Rotary clubs put forth another Herculean effort this weekend to get Kua O Ka La Charter school ready to open it's doors on Wednesday, August 8th at Nani Mau Gardens.  Rotarians spent the weekend painting, power washing, hammering, spreading gravel, putting up walls, moving furniture and preparing classrooms for teachers and students.  The weekend volunteeers also included District 5000 Governor Win Schoneman, who flew in from Honolulu to join the workforce.
Kua O Ka La Charter school was destroyed by lava on July 13th and in less than a month, with a huge boost from eastside Rotary Clubs, the K-6 portion of the school will be ready to accept students at their temporary location at Nani Mau Gardens.  "You guys literally saved our school," said Susie Osbourne, Head of the School.  "We could have never pulled this off without Rotary's help."
Rotary Club of South Hilo will also provide financial assistance for the relocation of Kua O Ka La's high school to the Boys and Girls club.   
Hawaii News Now story update can be found here 
Mahalo to Jim Wyban with Hawaii Island Business Plan Competition (HIPlan) for speaking with our group.  The deadline to enter this year's competitin and a chance to win $25,000 for your new business is September 8th.  To learn more go to
Jack Stevenson, Harold Ohata and Jim Wyban
The BEST and EASIEST way to give to HRYF is at Foodland during the “Give Aloha” campaign, September 1-30, 2018.  Your gift will be matched so that a $20 donation becomes approximately $24, a $40 gift would increase to around $48. The match comes from Foodland and Western Union (up to at least $250,000). Based on past years, the matches have provided at least an additional 20%!
To make a donation, go to any Foodland, Sack N Save or Foodland Farms with your Maika`i Card or number, designate the donation to the Hawaii Rotary Youth Foundation (Org. Code - 77199) and request a duplicate receipt. Give your copy to your HRYF Representative to mail in so we can credit you and your club.  Please write in your name and club.  You can also scan the receipt and email it to: Your donations can count for the Per Capita giving award to be announced in the Spring.
Suggested giving to HRYF is $40 per Rotarian. This level of giving will allow HRYF to continue with the $5,000 scholarship per club funding. Currently, HRYF receives about $225,000 from our Foundation investments each year but we need at least $260,000 to fund all of our clubs and the number of clubs keeps growing!
Thank you for your support!
By the time most of you read this, our Club Runner website will be able to take credit card payments for annual dues, events, donations to the foundation and any other financial transactions that are necessary to keep us engaged and moving.  Making the transition from just a website to Club Runner took us to a new level of interaction with District 5000, Rotary International and the thousands of clubs who use Club Runner as their main internet platform.
All of our events can now be scheduled, promoted, paid for and planned on Club Runner.   Each of us can check our donation history and attendance with just the push of a button.  More importantly, we can keep statistical information that will help us to gage the depth of our engagement with club members, other Rotarians and of course, our community.
This is a pretty big leap for some of us who don't use computers or don't have access to one. But no matter what your situation, there are club members who will help you to understand and receive the information that is important to our club.   I'm committed to engaging every member of the club to help us better serve our community and make Rotary a more meaningful experience.  Using Club Runner is the key to making this happen.
A surprised Audrey Wilson, Jim Wilson and Jimmy Souza all received their Paul Harris +3 pin at the July 31st meeting . A generous gift of points accumulated throughout the years from former Rotarian, David Hurd allowed our Rotarian to reach the next level.
We celebrated our July Birthday's: Zeda Medina, LaniWeigert, Valerie Peralta and Irene Bender!  Mahalo to Maria and Short n Sweet for the yummy cake!
Mahalo to our speaker, Lahaina Olsen-Kurioda.  We learned how Workforce Solutions creates partnerships with business to develop employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities.
Arabel, Club Secretary and Zeda, Club Treasurer are presented their pins.
Jimmy collecting Harold's Happy Dollars.
Elena gave a Hilo Medical Center Update, reminding us of the Diabetes Support Group that starts Tuesday, August 7th.
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South Hilo

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 11:45 AM
Hilo Hawaiian Hotel
71 Banyan Drive
Hilo, HI  96720
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