Club Updates
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.

August 7, 2019

This week's guest speaker was Joy Matsuura of Center for Tomorrow's Leaders where she is Student Leadership Facilitator for Hawaii island.  She was born and raised in Hilo, a graduate of Hilo High School and has three children. She is excited to work with the Center For Tomorrow's Leaders, because of her love and passion to see Hawaii's keiki to strive and accomplish educational and life goals that will bring our 'aina to a brighter future.

July 31, 2019 - Club Assembly
 
This week's guest speaker was Del Green, former District
Governor and member of Rotary Club of Downtown Honolulu. He
was the D5000's representative to the 2019 Council on Legislation
and keep us up to date about what's going on at Council on
Legislature and about how we need to update our by-laws. Del is
also the chair of Rotary International 2020 Convention in Hawaii.
Some major takeaways of his presentation were for rotarians to
have perfect engagement rather than perfect attendance, dues
will continually increase $1/year, and make-up meetings have
been extended to within one year.

July 24, 2019

This week's guest speaker was Keith Okamoto, Manager-Chief Engineer of the County of Hawaii Department of Water Supply. Keith is also the most recent past-President of the Hilo Rotary Club.  Keith noted that he was more nervous than usual when giving this presentation due to the fact two of our club members in attendance,  David DeLuz Jr. and Julie Hugo are current members of the Water Board, while Art Taniguchi, also in attendance, is a former Chairperson of the Water Board.

July 17, 2019
Past District Governor and the charter member of the Rotary Club of Hilo Bay Peter Muller talked his story exclusively to our members.
 
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