Katie Osborne, Y Hata
Chris Corley, Geologist
Danielle Bratton, Salvation Army
Jacob Bratton, Salvation Army
August 4 - Work Continues!
Keiki (left) co-founder of the school, takes a moment to share “Honi” with hard working Rotarian Jeremiah Leonard as work continues at the School location.
August 4 - Last Weekend Work Day
Rotarians come together on Sunday - Benson Medina (South Hilo Club), Randy Hart (Hilo Club & Ass’t District Governor), Win Schoneman (District Governor) and Ron Cutler (Pahoa Sunset Club) take a moment to laugh.
August 8 - First Day of School
Elementary students start arriving and can’t wait to explore their new classrooms! 
Pau just in time!
Our Sister Rotary Club from Japan!
Thanks to our beloved Russ Oda, the Rotary Club of Hilo has enjoyed a nearly 50 year association with the Rotary Club of Hiroshima South, sponsoring exchange students and visiting each others’ clubs.
August 6 - Memorial Flowers sent to Hiroshima as a token
of goodwill and friendship.
Since 1971, our club has sent flowers for the Cenotaph at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in remembrance of the 1945 bombing of Hiroshima.
August 17 - Hiroshima South members and students arrive at the Hilo Airport!

Our Club Members greet our visiting Japanese friends, presenting lei and posing for a group photo with a combined Rotary Club banner.
August 17 - Dinner at the Yacht Club
Posing outside (in the dark!) at the Yacht Club, our Rotary Japanese friends and our club members display a “Big Check” from our club to theirs to help in the recovery of the disastrous flooding in Japan.
August 18 - Fun at the Annual Steak Fry!
Rotarians chow down on steak, sushi, vegetables... and of course some liquid aloha at a packed party.  Our Japanese visitors, many tired after a “rough day of golf”, mingle with our club members
August 18 - SHAKA and KANPAI!
Two of our fellow Japanese Rotarians salute our on-going friendship and mutual support with a sake KANPAI! and a local style SHAKA during the dinner.  Golf winners were announced, food was consumed, fun was had by all.
August 18 - Meanwhile with the Students....
Despite an amazing amount of rain, our visiting Japanese students were joined by the Waiakea High School Interact Club (Rotary Junior!) for fun and adventures. Piling onto a sailboat, these international friends had a great time!