Club Updates
Dear members,
 
Our club operation has been largely affected by COVID-19. The regular, in-person meeting has been suspended until May 8 and will be replaced with the online meeting.
As many businesses and government services shrink, and as people are asked to stay home, those who need help will increase. What our club can offer should be a lot and we have no time to hibernate. Please join the online meeting and stay connected to the members.
 
Every year, Rotary Club of Hilo Bay donates books to the recipients of High Flyer and Rainbow Pride Award at Hilo Union Elementary School.
The Rotarians presented a book to the award recipients of pre-school to 2nd grade on March 12, 2020 and of 3rd to 5th grades on March 13, 2020.
Rotarians at Rotary Club of Hilo Bay helped a fundraising event called "Light Up A Life" for Hawaii Care Choices on December 7, 2019 in front of Ladies' Macy's at Prince Kuhio Plaza.
Our club has donated and distributed dictionaries to the third graders in Waiakeawaena Elementary School, Waiakea Elementary School and Hilo Union Elementary School. Our club will distribute dictionaries to the fourth graders in Ka Umeke Kaeo.
Members of four East Hawaii Rotary Clubs erected a Peace Pole on Oct. 19 along the walkway at Kuhio Kalanianaole Park in Hilo. “Let peace prevail on Earth” is written in several languages on the pole. This installation of the Peace Pole was unique as it had been touched by the visiting Open World delegation from Russia.
The delegation visit and Peace Pole project was explained as part of Rotary peace committee’s workshop “Let’s Work It Out” series on Oct. 18. The Open World’s visit changed the thinking of many about how we can pursue peace through simple acts of sharing.
The OW program brings current and future leaders from post-Soviet countries to the United States so they may observe professionals in the U.S. and get a firsthand look at the American system of democracy and free enterprise.
The Open World delegates were engineers and professors that met their counterparts at the University of Hawaii-Hilo and visited the energy research labs in Kona. They were shown many technologies, including biofuels, they had never seen before. The delegate from the Kamchatka region of Russia presented a slide show of an advanced geothermal plant where he worked.
Host families, Rotarians and delegates learned about food, songs, customs, education and cultural norms in each country during two hosted dinners.
The delegates experienced Rotary in both countries and will be speakers at the Russian clubs. They will also be asked to host visiting Rotarians from Hawaii on the friendship exchange.   Coordinators in Hawaii and Russia are planning additional joint projects and exchanges.
Important thing comes first. There is no club meeting on Wednesday, October 9. If you come to HYC then, no one would welcome you. 
 
Thank you so much for pouring your time, talent, expertise and passion into Oktoberfest. I convince most guests enjoyed beer, food, wine, music and distinct atmosphere.
 
June 21, 2019
 
Rotarians Steven Jacunski, Richard Cunningham, Mike Carroll, Marlene Norton and Junichi Noumaru participated in the Conversational Partners at the Hawaii Community College on June 21, 2019. Rotarians mingled with international students in an IEP class and made conversations with them. Some students just arrived from their country to Hilo a couple weeks ago and study hard to improve their English skills.
August 22, 2019
 
Junichi Noumaru stopped by at the open table by The Rotaract Club of East Hawaii (UH Hilo) where the president, the vice president and the secretary were promoting the club to the fellow students. As of my visit, 27 students signed up to join the club. The club does activities almost every weekend. Good job!
 
Immediate past president David De Luz, Jr. offered me (Junichi Noumaru) to talk at the Galaxy Forum held by International Lunar Observatory Association (ILOA) on August 17, 2019. The theme of the forum was "Astronomy from the Moon, and Hawaii 21st Century Business & Education Communities." Steve Durst, the founding director of ILOA introduced the project and told that the International Lunar Observatory or ILO-1 will be launched and will be landed to the south pole of the moon soon. I learned the Rotary helped build the ILOA's office building in Waimea.
March 2020
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Apr 01, 2020 7:00 AM
Dr. Walter Dudley
Apr 08, 2020 7:00 AM
Pacific Tsunami Museum
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Apr 15, 2020 7:00 AM
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Apr 22, 2020 7:00 AM
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