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.
 
Announcements:
Marvin and Sandy Clark celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.  Congratulations to both.
 
The Virtual Rotary International Convention will begin June30.  District 5500 will host a Hawaiian themed Happy Hour at the conclusion of the convention June 26.
 
The Virtual District Governor installation will be held June 28.  See the District 5500 website for details.  Also see information on District Leadership Training and the Handbags For Hope project benefitting women escaping from domestic violence or a dangerous situation.
 
Meet the Match concludes June 30 raising funds for End Polio Now.
 
Face masks with Ride to End Polio designs are available 5 for $60.
 
We viewed a video thanking Valle Verde for donations to Community Food Bank of Arizona.
 
We have enough volunteers for the July 4 bunting flags project in Sahuarita, but anyone wishing to assist may contact Charlotte to volunteer.
 
In person Valle Verde meetings will not be held in July.  We will continue to meet by ZOOM at least until August.
 
Governor Ducey has given approval for local governments to impose additional restrictions to deal with COVID-19 as they are needed in their communities.
 
Phil Silvers thanked Steve for the many hours he has put in preparing for the Virtual Convention.  Editor’s Note:   How often it is that we are presented to a solution to a problem which has yet to occur.  Steve moved to Arizona from Idaho and brought with him skills and abilities we would need in several areas.  We couldn’t ever predict we would be having virtual meetings when he came aboard, and his talents have made our ZOOM meetings much smoother and more enjoyable.  Thanks Steve.
 
Phil also reported a 70% decrease in measles vaccinations due to social distancing and people’s concerns of seeing a doctor at this time.  As a result, we are experiencing an outbreak of measles and a mutated form of type 2 polio.
 
June 25 Meeting the speaker will be Robert Medina.
 
Laura announced two Rotary scholarship winners have been selected.  They are Elisa Magallenes and Samantha Witterstauter.
 
Roxanna Rico announced there will be no summer school in July due to COVID-19 concerns.  School superintendents have asked for more direction in planning for the coming school year.  Presently Continental School is planning on virtual learning.  Parents have responded to a survey favoring students returning to school, not needing masks, not sitting in cubicles, and wanting access to outside recess all of which would present additional challenges to educators.
 
Gary mentioned registration for the September District Conference is on the District 5500 website.
 
YEAR IN REVIEW
 
Officers were installed July 11, 2019
 
Steve organized a gallery of photos depicting each week’s meetings and each Valle Verde Club project.
 
Gary’s International Service report highlighted these events:  Shelter Box, RISE Christmas Gifts for Kids, Sponsored trip to Nogales, Sonora for lunch, and the Microcredit trip to Hermosillo.
 
Kathleen described how she and her committee of John Knutson, Mo Fry, and Michele Lewis set a goal of providing speakers whose topics would reflect the Rotary theme of Rotary Connects the World.  She also thanked the many members who also helped in selecting speakers.  Her hope is that our membership was informed, inspired, entertained, and had fun too.  Mary Fisher will take the position of Program Chair in the coming year with the Rotary theme Rotary Opens Opportunities.
 
Michele Lewis reporting on Member Service told us 25 birthday books per mon the were delivered to Continental School and 12 books per month to Sapori School in Amado.  Steve helped design a new book mark for the children which they will enjoy using.
 
Club notes are published on Club Runner and by email from Nancy Green, Club Administrator.  This past year, Michele, Dick Roberts, and Mike Duiven have shared nite taking.  Dean Tibbetts has been added to the team After the loss of Dick.
 
Michele also reported the last social gathering was held March 12.  Salvation Army bell ringing, Christmas exchange, Dress for Success, and the Non-Pool Pool Party were events held in addition to Thirsty Thursdays.  The Peace Pole is due to be shipped in late July necessitating delaying  the installation celebration to early September.  Gary and Timber have offered to host a fall social event at their home on October 17 or 24.   A dinner, socializing, and possibly music are planned.
 
Mark reported EREY was once again achieved this year.
 
Steve has managed our website, Facebook, and ZOOM.
 
A tent canopy for club use has arrived and will be put to good use.
 
Gary reported our club is applying for a grant for the Valle Verde Rotary Club Music Park for Continental Community.  Also the Arivaca grant is complete.  Gary thanked Jim Rusk for his expertise and assistance.
 
- Dean Tibbetts