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Jul 23, 2020 7:00 AM
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Jul 30, 2020 7:00 AM
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Aug 06, 2020 7:00 AM
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Valle Verde Rotary Club

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Thursdays at 6:45 AM
United Methodist Church of Green Valley
300 W Esperanza Blvd.
Green Valley, AZ 85614
United States of America
Until further notice, our club's weekly meetings are by ZOOM. If you'd like to visit, please e-mail us at valleverderotary@gmail.com for more information.
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Club Notes July 16, 2020
The weekly invocation was delivered by Bill Grantham and focused upon the Covid 19 virus and the impact on those infected and their caregivers.  He concluded with thoughts for solidarity in our response and support of one another. 
Announcements by President Charlotte:
Happy Dollars was resumed with several club members participating.  Don’t forget you can include your Happy Dollars with your dues payments. 
Charlotte announced a reminder that J.P. is selling Jim Click raffle tickets.  J.P. reported that 55 tickets have been sold with 45 more to be sold to reach our goal of 100 tickets.   The date of the drawing is December 11.  Let J.P. know if you want to purchase tickets.  All proceeds for our ticket sales will be donated to St. Andrew’s Clinic.
District 5500 is considering hosting their own podcast.  Details will be announced as they become available.

The Invocation was presented by Gary Friedman and called us to be reflective during this pandemic. May we abide by the rules we have established of trust, fellowship and ethics. May we place service above self in our daily endeavors. May we always test ourselves and our efforts to be sure they are the truth, good for all concerned, of benefit to mankind and provide peace and understanding.

Announcements made by President Charlotte

We have applied for a District 5500 grant. The grant request is for creation of The Valle Verde Rotary Club Music Park for the Greater Continental Community. Instruments will be placed throughout the park for children and visitors to enjoy playing. The total cost for the project is $8000 of which $2000 will come from the Valle Verde Rotary Foundation, $2000 from our club, and $4000 from District 5500.

REGISTER NOW: REGISTRATION FOR (South Center Rotary Youth Exchange)
Registration is now open for SCRYE Summer Virtual Conference on Saturday, July 18th. Plenary Session starts at 8:30 AM Central time. Registration closes on July 15th.
A few things to note when registering:
1. You must use the same email when you register that you plan to use the day of the conference.
2. Users joined into the Zoom meeting from the Zoom Mobile App or H.323/SIP devices can participate.
3. Users joining with Chromebook/Chrome OS Chromebooks or Chrome OS or Zoom Rooms are unable to join breakout rooms, but can remain in the main room.
4. If you haven't joined a Zoom meeting yet, use this link to test Zoom on your computer.
The Valle Verde Rotary Club is proud to once again be participating in the Jim Click “Millions For Tucson” Raffle.  Raffle tickets are $25.00 each or 5-for-$100.00.  You have until December 4, 2020 to buy your tickets, but why wait.  Valle Verde Rotary has designated St. Andrews Clinic in Nogales as the recipient of all funds raised by our club.

¢  The District Virtual Installation went off without a hitch. Thank you to all who attended. Over 100 registered for the event. Many thanks to Gwen Calhoun of the Sierra Vista South Rotary Club who led us in the Pledge of Allegiance and to Bruce Monro of the Tubac Rotary Club who gave the invocation.  And of course many specail thanks to PDG Julie Reppenhagen, who performed a wonderful installation ceremony. . This is our very first District 5500 Virtual Installation and yes, we can “think outside the box”!



It was a special Valle Verde Rotary Club meeting at which time Charlotte Gates was installed as the President for Rotary year 2020-2021.   Upon the sudden and tragic loss of President Andi Grantham in January 2020, Charlotte assumed the role of president and completed Andi’s term of presidency.  Charlotte quickly earned the respect of club members as she led with grace, enthusiasm and commitment.
Valle Verde Rotary Club Notes- June 25, 2020
Today’s meeting included (at least) 37 Rotarians including Sojourners, Mo, Ernie, and Sharon and guests Bruce Munro and Judith Noyes.  Sharon shared an update on her husband who is being treated for fungal pneumonia.  She is eager to return home.
Jim Rusk will celebrate his birthday June 27 and through Facebook has invited Rotarians to donate to the Rotary Foundation as a way of celebrating with him.
In the pre-seven AM conversation, Maureen Raso introduced her two sisters who are visiting her in New Jersey and she is one of eleven children and has six brothers.  Charlotte came in second place with nine kids in her family.  We were happy to see other Sojourners Tom Regnier, Ernie, Sharon, And Carol.  Sharon shared information about her husband who is hospitalized in Tucson with cancer.  Keep them in your thoughts and prayers.  Also Bruce Munro, Asst District Governor Elect, and Judith Noyes of the Tubac club were in attendance with us.  There were 33 attendees today.
Today’s ZOOM assembly included 34 participants which included Sojourners from New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Alaska, and perhaps other places.  Sharon Graiptman is back in Arizona because husband, Peter, is receiving treatment at Banner Hospital.  Charlotte’s husband is being released from a Texas hospital today.
We all have the opportunity to register online for the Rotary International Convention which is free and coming to our homes this year.  There is a link to  register for the convention on the Valle Verde website.
Rotary International has come out with a statement on racism which promotes bringing people of different races together by listening and learning.
Valle Verde plans to return to in-person meetings starting July 2 through August 27 at American Legion Post 131 on Esperanza.  Breakfast will be served there by Martin.  For those not ready to return to in-person meetings in July and August, attendance by ZOOM or Facebook will be made available.  Steve is figuring out the technical stuff.
Valle Verde applied for and received an additional $300 District Grant and distributed $150 each to the Sahuarita and Community Food Banks.
There will be a Peace Pole dedication ceremony at Desert Meadow Park in either July or August.  Date to be determined.
President Charlotte Gates opened the meeting with a reflection focusing upon the lessons we have learned throughout the corona virus pandemic.  Charlotte expressed gratitude for Rotary and the opportunity to commit to service beyond oneself.  Thirty-two participants joined the weekly meeting through ZOOM. 
Another Interact Graduate!
Morgan Boone says..."Next year I hope to be in Thailand as an RYE but I want to take psychology classes at Pima Community College and take unusual classes like a culinary course."
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