Meeting Notes April 15, 2021
Invocation by Jim Rusk, who asked for blessings for the food that was prepared for us and that we follow the four way test in our daily lives.
Club Values led by Charlotte Gates
Guests: Matt Weller, CO and Asst. Dist Gov., Bruce Monro
Announcements by Pres. Charlotte
  • Moving the contents of our old storage unit to a new 10’x10’ unit at 10:00 today will need volunteers to help Bill.
  • The Four Way Test speech contest will take place on April 17 and Emma Vaterlaus, our Interact representative, will give her speech to us today.
  • Tickets for the Tucson Casa Adobes Rotary 8th Grade Honor Roll and Scholarship Raffle are available for $20 and $5 will be given to our club for each ticket sold. Lots of great prizes.
  • Earth Day Celebration on April 21,2021 at 2:00PM at the Desert Meadows Park next to the Rotary Peace Pole. Craig A will provide music, Invocation by Kathleen Silvers, Olivia will recite a poem, Bill Grantham will relay thoughts about Imagining a new Earth from the Interact members, Frances has helped put together a pot that we will plant plants donated by the Green Valley Gardeners. Bring a chair and join us for this great day.
  • Gary announced that the monthly cleaning of the instruments will take place at 12:15 on April 21 at Continental school.
  • Mark Horton will be the Dist. Charitable Funds Chair 2021-22
  • Kathleen Silvers will be the Chairperson of the Valle Verde Peace Builders club.
  • Fisher House visit on May 6. Jim Rusk will lead anyone interested in joining the visit immediately after the meeting that day.
  • Jim Rusk announced that Craig Altschul will be the Chairperson of Jazz in the Desert.
  • Continental Earth Day on April 22 from 8:30 to 11:30. Call Deanna Cuevas at 520-625-4581 if you want to participate.
Dist. 5500 Announcements
  • Register now for the District 5500 conference to be held on June 4-5.
  • Last chance to order shirts for the Tucson Walk a 100mi project. Let Ron know.and pay your $6 share for the shirt. Remember to record your walking distance weekly at our mtg.
  • Oro Valley Satellite club - Woman in Rotary is collecting toiletry items by April 24.
  • Peacebuilder Clubs Saturday, April 24 will have a clean up project at Camp Lawton on Mount Lemmon. Contact Joe Daniszewski by texting 520-245-4350.
  • Four Way Test Speech contest participant, Emma Vaterhaus gave her speech to us in
  • preparation for the April 17th Dist. Contest. She did an excellent job relaying how the Four Way test values fit into her life. She stated that positive opportunities come from our greatest chances to give not our chances to receive and embrace the chances that are given to us everyday.
Guest Speaker, Judi Maikofe, Coordinator of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill Southern Az. She spoke about the Alliance Program “In Their Own Voice” by presenting her life's journey with Bi-Polar disorder to help us understand mental illness.  She is an RN and at 25 years old she had a break from reality that greatly impacted her daily life. She said she had difficulty doing her job, home activities and taking care of her family. During one of her episodes she called for an ambulance to help her husband who she thought was having a heart attack. The paramedics noticed she was confused and she was taken to a hospital. She was immediately diagnosed as Bi-Polar 1 and received treatment and medication. In Mental Health, immediate help and diagnosis is unusual. With this help she stated she was able to return to work, raise her son and live through it. She has been working for Nami for 13 years. She is able to get good rest and has learned a healthy diet with less carbs. Processed food and sugar. She also increased her daily activities. She said that having strong family support, a home and faith to give blessings for what she has along with being able to tell her story.  Having Mental Illness is not the end of life.
(NOTE:  A special flier will be sent by separate e-mail.)
Next week's speaker is John Yeager, New Member.
April 29th speaker is Ted Borak, retired judge will talk about “The Importance of Civil Discourse”
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Sandra "Sandy" Wahl
April 3
Art Quinn
April 4
Deborah Wright
April 7
Mary Lou Grieves
April 7
Esther Corrales
April 9
Nancy Green
April 20
Charles Wunder
April 21
Craig Altschul
April 22
John Cousins
April 27
Steve Sibulsky
April 30
Spouse Birthdays
Rob Potter
April 5
Amy Pilger
April 10
Donna Knutsen
April 21
Jim Rusk
April 28
Join Date
Steve Sibulsky
April 1, 2009
12 years
Bill Brell
April 19, 2020
1 year
Bob Cripe
April 19, 2020
1 year
Esther Corrales
April 23, 2014
7 years
John Cousins
April 26, 2018
3 years
Laury Scandling
April 28, 2011
10 years
Russell Hampton
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