Alex DrobanMarch 1
Dottie HillMarch 3
Jack MorrisonMarch 17
Kathy MyersMarch 18
Roni D'EustachioMarch 19
Scott HagermanMarch 20
Edward K. FarverMarch 29
Dottie HillMarch 15
Carol PfisterMarch 18
Cynthia ValenciaRalf ValenciaMarch 5
Martin GomezGabby GomezMarch 10
Phil ConklinConnie ConklinMarch 23
Bill GranthamMarch 5, 199423 years
Jack GrievesMarch 5, 199324 years
Nicole RaymondMarch 8, 20125 years
Phil SilversMarch 8, 20125 years
Sandra "Sandy" WahlMarch 8, 20125 years
2.100. Clubs and Districts and Guns, Weapons or Other Armaments
Rotary clubs, Rotary districts and other Rotary entities shall not sell or otherwise transfer ownership of guns, weapons or other armaments, nor participate in activities where such items shall be sold or given away, such as raffles, even if the Rotary entity is not the owner of the item(s). Rotary clubs, Rotary districts and other Rotary Entities shall not conduct or sponsor any gun shows or other exhibitions involving guns, weapons or other armaments or accept sponsorship from any entity whose primary business is the sale or manufacturer of guns, weapons or other armaments.
|John F. Germ|
Dear fellow Rotarians,
Rotary will be partnering with other service organizations in an International Week of Service, 25-31 March 2017. All over the world, volunteers like you are working to improve their communities. In the spirit of Rotary Serving Humanity, I ask you to invite another local service group to volunteer with you. Information and resources for this event can be found at weekofservice.org. Visit the International Week of Service 2017 Facebook event page to RSVP and see what other clubs are planning.
Organizations participating in this event include: Lions Clubs International, Rotary International, Optimist International, Junior Chamber International, Kiwanis International, Moose International, Soroptimist, Y’s Men International, Pilot International, and Sertoma Inc.
To participate, your club can work with one or more other area service groups to do something together for your community. They can join you in a pre-planned event, or you can plan a new event together. Find a fellow service organization in your community here. Share your photos and videos at weekofservice.org, on the event page, and on social media using #weekofservice2017. To promote your activities locally, we’ve provided you with a customizable press release.
This event will help us to promote all of our organizations, highlight membership opportunities, and reinforce the importance of doing good in the world. It’s a chance for our volunteers to forge lasting relationships and creating the potential for future joint projects. Your participation will also achieve one of the service goals listed in my presidential citation.
I hope you’ll join me in what promises to be a unique, important opportunity to better your community.
John F. Germ
- They create together.
- They lead and love together.
- They invest in each other.
At the regular meeting held on Thursday, March 3, 2016, our program was presented by Valle Verde Rotary Club member Sandy Wahl who was the Coordinator of the RYLA
(Rotary Youth Leadership Award) program sponsored by the Rotary Clubs in the I-19 corridor of District 5500 of Rotary International.! There were eight youth delegates from our area in this year’s event, as follows: Sienna from Arivaca, Robert, Destiny and Shane from Sahuarita, Jacqueline and Carson from Green Valley, Paolo from Brazil, and Kiki from Rio Rico. The total number of RYLAdelegates from all of District 5500 was 103.!
The RYLA event was held at Chapel Rock in Prescott over a period of 4 days in January in snow and cold weather. All of the delegates were within an age range of 14 to 18 years as required by RYLA rules. The activities in which the delegates participated included a culture walk in which the delegates shared their thoughts about their families and their upbringing, a zipline experience, evening karaoke singing, an egg drop contest, rope climb, personality analysis using color choices, dance instruction including limbo), creating and performing skits, and a devotional service on Sunday morning at which the attendees shared their personal beliefs.! As much as all of these activities generated a bonding among the delegates, the highlight of the program was the appearance of Jerry Traylor, an exceptionally talented motivational speaker, who inspired his youthful audience and program staff with ideas and recommendations for successful lives.! All delegates had to surrender their electronic devices for the duration of the RYLA program. One interesting consequence of this was that when their electronics were
returned to them when they boarded the busses to return home, there was almost an immediate occurrence of most of the delegates being oblivious to anything except their cell phones, I-pads and other devices.!
A great time and learning experience was had by all. ! !!!!!!
World Peace is a goal of all Rotary Programs. This nearly impossible goal, just like Polio Eradication was, is a goal worthy of Rotary Internationals best efforts. In order to foster peace Rotary International has established six Rotary Peace Centers around the world. Five of these Centers offer master’s degrees in Peace and Conflict Resolution. The sixth Center, located at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand offers a three month Professional Development Certificate Program to professionals working in the field. Today’s speaker, Dimitria Clayton, is a graduate of the Chulalongkorn University program. Dimitria was sponsored by the Valle Verde Rotary Club. Dimitria graduated with honors from the program among professionals from around the world and working in such diverse fields as Law Enforcement, Academia, Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) focused on peace issues around the world, Journalists, and others. The syllabus for the program included Diagnosis of Conflict, Root Causes of Conflict, Negotiation Skills, Media Training, Post Conflict Transformation, etc. There were also field trips to regions in South East Asia that have seen serious conflicts with some resolution. These trips included one to the golden triangle of Miramar, Laos, and Thailand where armed conflicts around the opium trade flourished and another in Cambodia where the Khmer Rouge did much damage in years past. Dimitria was well served by the knowledge gained in this program and put her increased understanding to work, immediately upon graduation, solving the logistical and governmental issues associated with the mass migration currently impacting her present country of residence – Germany. Dimitria also expressed thanks to all who supported her involvement in the Chulalongkorn program. In conclusion Dimitria suggested that future Rotary International involvement with Peace and Conflict Resolution could/should focus on the massive migration issues facing the world.
- Dottie Hill won the Paul Harris drawing for the month!
- Arlyeen Boyuls was granted a leave of absence or the Rule of 85. It is her choice.
- Max Perry is going to investigate the biggest social gig of next year. I will let him tell you about it.
- Dues will most likely go up in July. This was a big item of discussion but action was postponed until soon to be President Jim is back. Some important points of this discussion were: 48% of all of your dues goes to RI & District (the amount increases a dollar or two a year); no one can remember when the dues were last increased; there should be some benefit to the members of increased dues (we seem to be moving to drop fees or costs for two social engagements each year); the dues will probably be increase $12 per quarter to an annual dues of $300.
- Phil Silvers was approved as the Valle Verde delegate to the RI Convention. Hopefully, RI will have a quorum.
- People favored having "is it fun" as part of our meeting but not as part of the Four Way Test. It will likely be added at the beginning or the end of the meeting but separated in time from the Four Way Test.
- Finally, President Larry used $200 of the President's discretionary fun to pay for a partial scholarship for a young musician from Rio Rico to attend a workshop in Tucson.