Posted by Jack Grieves
On August 23, 2018 a club assembly was held in which things past, present and future of interest to our Club were discussed.
 
Next month's Thirsty Thursday event will be held in 2 weeks on September 6, 2018 at Gary Friedman's home at 786 N. Alexis Loop, Quail Creek (P.O. address Green Valley).  Sounds like good food and fellowship.  A charitable donation collection will be held with proceeds to go to Fisher House.
 
A discussion, led by Virginia, was held about the forthcoming Dist. 5500 annual conference to be held at the Hilton Double Tree Hotel in Tucson.  There will be 6 main areas of interest at the conference, which are: Water and Sanitation, Literacy, Education, Peace, Mothers and Children, and Economic and Community Development.  There will be 24 exhibitors scattered among these 6 main areas of interest.  A video was shown of a talk on global literacy  by Kaylan Banarge of India, a past chairman of the Rotary International Foundation.
 
There is a large project in process to provide potable water to the Navaho Native American tribes in Southwest US.  This is a major project funded by Rotary Clubs and Foundations worldwide.
 
Virginia announced that our Club has the largest number of Paul Harris Awards among our active members of any Rotary Club in District 5500.
 
See you all at the District Conference..