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Valle Verde Rotary Club
Service Above Self
We meet Thursdays at 6:45 AM
United Methodist Church of Green Valley
300 W Esperanza Blvd.
Green Valley, AZ 85614
United States of America
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(517) 238-6221
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Club Notes May 21 2020 all

ZOOM meetings are becoming easy-peasy. It is great to see everyone up close and we have all learned the etiquette of virtual participation. President Charlotte has done an outstanding job of planning the agenda and conducting the meetings. We all miss Francis and Happy Dollars as it affords an opportunity to connect and learn more about each other. After listening to our rendition of Happy Birthday, it leads one to wonder if choir practice would be helpful. Perhaps Eugene can give some instruction. There were 36 participants at this week’s meeting.

We welcomed to the meeting Ellie Patterson, District Governor, and Bruce Monroe of the Tubac Club.

Announcements made:

· Charlotte reminded everyone of the District 5500 Rotary Virtual Convention to occur from June 20 through June 26. There is no enrollment fee but you must register to participate. Watch for more details.

· Save the date for the District 5500 luncheon to be held on Sunday June 28. Diane Ventura-Goodyear will be recognized for her years of service. You must register before June 21.

· District 5500 just released an email outlining their Covid 19 recommendations. Some of the highlights of those recommendations are for clubs to continue to hold virtual meetings. Once in-person meetings resume, clubs are encouraged to offer live streaming of the weekly meetings for those members that choose not to attend in person. At this time in-person meetings will not be mandatory for club members. Please read the email message for all of the details.

· Valle Verde ZOOM meetings will continue until July 1. Once meetings resume in person, certain protocols will be followed to insure the safety and well-being of those in attendance.

· Mary Fisher announced that Robert Medina, a Rotoract student, graduated from John Hopkins University. With so many choices for this talented young man, Robert has yet to firm up his plans for post graduate studies.

 

 

· Bill Grantham announced the Boy Scouts Troop 301 will assist him in placing the flags along Sahuarita Blvd on Memorial Day. No additional help will be needed.

· Bill invited anyone interested to go to his home on June 2 at 9:00a.m. to assist him in loading the POD for his upcoming move.

Weekly Program:

At the recent Board Retreat, Club members expressed interest in continuing our participation in a water project “Dig Deep” in the Navajo Nation. Through partnerships with Rotary International, $75,000 was awarded for the installation of 18 cisterns capable of holding 1200 gallons of water. Ellie Patterson reported that District 5500 funded $5000 to the “Dig Deep” project.

Two videos were shown that underscores the hardships endured by the people of the Navajo Nation. More than 40% have no access to running water and sanitation, creating dire health and living conditions. Water is carried in by the residents in jugs. The cost to an individual to install piped in water is prohibitive at $12000 and with an expected 15 year wait.

The lack of electricity on the Navajo Nation was the subject of another video. We learned of Rotary Clubs that support installation of solar lighting in homes – the first lighting available to residents. To date 152 homes have been the beneficiary of this project. Twenty-two additional homes are slated for solar lighting installation.

How is it possible in our country that lives are lived and lost in deprivation that is unimaginable?

Club Notes May 28 2020

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.

Announcements made:

Bill Grantham reminded everyone of his invitation to his home on Tuesday, June 2 at 9:00a.m. Come in your work clothes to help Bill load the moving POD.

Roxana Rico announced the school year successfully closed with an eighth grade promotion ceremony – all through ZOOM. Currently plans are underway for determining how and when the new school year will open.

Phil Silvers attended a meeting of the Rotary Club of Lubecker Bucht in northern Germany on the Baltic Sea. They are a club of 35 members, of which five are women. Phil was asked to describe Valle Verde Club projects. They were very impressed, particularly with our youth service, and extended their gratitude to our Club members for the inspiration we provide to them. Phil previously worked with this Club which had shipped hundreds of hand-made baby blankets to a maternity hospital in Bethlehem.

Jim Rusk reminded members that after the Board meeting on Monday June 1, the Foundation Board will meet.

President Charlotte announced that the church will not be available for resumption of our meetings in July. Potential new sites are under consideration.

The Rotary International theme for June is Rotary Fellowship. Consistent with this theme, Valle Verde Club programs planned for the month will be an update on June 4 by Chuck Wunder on Covid 19. On June 4 as well, JP Pilger will talk about Rotary cycling fellowship. On June 11, Nicole Raymond will address the Club through our monthly series “Getting to Know You”.

Weekly Program:

Member Mo Fry presentation was entitled “Remembering those who serve our Nation”. Her presentation in its entirety follows.

Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. First known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official Federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades. Unofficially, it marks the beginning of the summer season.

In recent months we’ve all come to appreciate and admire the sacrifices made by the new heroes among us. Those who have joined in the battle against the corona virus, which has shattered and disrupted the lives of so many. They are our friends and neighbors working in our local communities. They are doctors, nurses, scientists, grocery store workers, truck drivers, police, firefighters, EMTs, mail carriers, food bank workers, and care givers. They are people and professionals that have stepped-up, sometimes working around the clock to try to keep our lives as normal as possible.

What they have in common with the military warriors that we celebrate traditionally on Memorial Day is the courage and commitment they have displayed and their willingness to answer the national call regardless of their personal safety. A clear addition to the definition of an American hero.

As an individual, a citizen a community member, a member of an organization like Rotary, I ask that we honor not only the sacrifices of our Military, but also those new American heroes who have sacrificed so much to keep us safe and see us through this pandemic.

A brief video was shown and Mo concluded with a prayer.

God of life, we give thanks for the love and bravery of all who answer, in many different ways, the call of our Nation in times of conflict and trouble. We think of those that went, and never came home, and those who returned wounded in body or in spirit. We think of all their commitment, their sense of duty, their

willingness to risk all, and we honor them. We also pause to celebrate and honor those from this Rotary community who have passed since last year.

Andi Grantham

Max Perry

Dick Roberts

Valle Verde Club Calendar 2020-2021
Valle Verde Rotary Calendar 2020-2021
3rd meeting of every month – Dick Roberts seating plan (Nancy Green will coordinate)
 
JULY No RI area of focus in July.
July 2 Valle Verde Rotary Club Meeting
July 4 Flags on Sahuarita Rd. – Rotary Volunteers needed
July 6 Valle Verde Board Mtg., GV-Sahuarita Chamber of Commerce Bd. Rm.
July 9 Valle Verde Rotary Club Meeting Valle Verde Foundation Mtg, ., immediately after membership mtg.
July13 I19 Corridor President’s Mtg., Tubac, Stables restaurant, 7:00 am July 16 Valle Verde Rotary Club Meeting
July 23 Valle Verde Rotary Club Meeting Thirsty Thursday, 4:30 pm - Location TBD
July 30 Valle Verde Rotary Club Meeting
 
AUGUST Membership and Extension Month
August 3 Valle Verde Board Mtg., GV-Sahuarita Chamber of Commerce Bd. Rm.
August 6 Valle Verde Rotary Club Meeting - Club Assembly Valle Verde Foundation Mtg., immediately after membership mtg.
August 10 I19 Corridor President’s Mtg., Tubac, Stables restaurant, 7:00 am
August 13 Valle Verde Rotary Club Meeting
August 15?? Dress for Success, 10:00 am at Walmart, Triple Play after 11:30 am-1:30 pm
August 20 Valle Verde Rotary Club Meeting Thirsty Thursday, 4:30 pm - Location TBD
August 27 Valle Verde Rotary Club Meeting
 
SEPTEMBER Basic Education and Literacy
September 3 Valle Verde Rotary Club Meeting September 7 Valle Verde Board Mtg., GV-Sahuarita Chamber of Commerce Bd. Rm. September 10 Valle Verde Rotary Club Meeting Valle Verde Foundation Mtg., immediately after membership mtg September 11-12 – District 5500 Conference – Tubac Golf Resort and Spa – Tubac, AZ September 14 I19 Corridor President’s Mtg., Tubac, Stables restaurant, 7:00 am September 17 Valle Verde Rotary Club Meeting September 24 Valle Verde Rotary Club Meeting Thirsty Thursday, TBA, 4:30 pm
 
OCTOBER Economic and Community Development
October 1 Valle Verde Rotary Club Meeting
October 5 Valle Verde Board Mtg., GV-Sahuarita Chamber of Commerce Bd. Rm.
October 8 Valle Verde Rotary Club Meeting Valle Verde Foundation Mtg., immediately after membership mtg.
October 12 I19 Corridor President’s Mtg., Tubac, Stables restaurant, 7:00 am
October 13-15 District 5500 Conference, Doubletree, Tucson
October 15 NO MEMBER MEETING – District Conference
October 22 Valle Verde Rotary Club Meeting
October 23 Thirsty Thursday, TBA, 4:30 pm
October 29 Valle Verde Rotary Club Meeting October ?? Non Pool Party - Other activity??
 
NOVEMBER
November 2 Valle Verde Board Mtg., GV-Sahuarita Chamber of Commerce Bd. Rm.
November 5 Valle Verde Rotary Club Meeting Valle Verde Foundation Mtg., immediately after membership mtg.
November 9 I19 Corridor President’s Mtg., Tubac, Stables restaurant, 7:00 am
November 11 Veterans Day - Flags on Sahuarita Rd. – Rotary Volunteers needed
November 12 Valle Verde Rotary Club Meeting
November 19 Valle Verde Rotary Club Meeting Angel Tree goes up
November 21 Ride to End Polio, Tucson
November 26 No Member Meeting – Thanksgiving Holiday *Every Rotarian, Every Year Presentation (schedule) *Valle Verde Rotary Anniversary month
 
DECEMBER Disease Prevention and Treatment
December 3 Valle Verde Rotary Club Meeting
December 7 Valle Verde Board Mtg., GV-Sahuarita Chamber of Commerce Bd. Rm. Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day -Flags on Sahuarita Rd.– Rotary Volunteers needed
December 10 Valle Verde Rotary Club Meeting Valle Verde Foundation Mtg., immediately after membership mtg.
December 14 I19 Corridor President’s Mtg., Tubac, Stables restaurant, 7:00 am
December 17 Valle Verde Rotary Club Meeting Valle Verde Xmas party and gift exchange
December 24 No Member Meeting – Christmas Eve – Holiday
December 31 No Member Meeting – New Year Eve - Holiday
 
JANUARY Vocational Service Month
January 4 Valle Verde Board Mtg., GV-Sahuarita Chamber of Commerce Bd. Rm.
January 7 Valle Verde Rotary Club Meeting Valle Verde Foundation Mtg., immediately after membership mtg.
January 11 I19 Corridor President’s Mtg., Tubac, Stables restaurant, 7:00 am
January 14 Valle Verde Rotary Club Meeting
January 21 Valle Verde Rotary Club Meeting Thirsty Thursday, TBA, 4:30 pm
January 28 Valle Verde Rotary Club Meeting -Club Assembly- Status report on goals to membership
 
FEBRUARY Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution
February 1 Valle Verde Board Mtg., GV-Sahuarita Chamber of Commerce Bd. Rm.
February 4 Valle Verde Rotary Club Meeting Valle Verde Foundation Mtg., immediately after membership mtg.
February 8 I19 Corridor President’s Mtg., Tubac, Stables restaurant, 7:00 a.m.
February 11 Valle Verde Rotary Club Meeting
February 15 Presidents Day - Flags on La Canada – Rotary Volunteers needed
February 18 Valle Verde Rotary Club Meeting Thirsty Thursday, TBA, 4:30 pm
February 25 Valle Verde Rotary Club Meeting - Club Assembly – Jazz in the Desert
 
MARCH Water and Sanitation
March 1 Food Fight Against Hunger, Food Bank Drive for all GV Clubs
March 1 Valle Verde Board Mtg., GV-Sahuarita Chamber of Commerce Bd. Rm.
March 4 Valle Verde Rotary Club Meeting Valle Verde Foundation Mtg., immediately after membership mtg.
March 5 – 7 Southwest PETS, LAX Marriott March 6 Jazz in the Desert
March 11 Valle Verde Rotary Club Meeting
March 15 I19 Corridor President’s Mtg., Tubac, Stables restaurant, 7:00 am
March 18 Valle Verde Rotary Club Meeting Sojourner’s Farewell Party
March 25 Valle Verde Rotary Club Meeting
 
APRIL Maternal and Child Health
April 1 Valle Verde Rotary Club Meeting
April 5 Valle Verde Board Mtg., GV-Sahuarita Chamber of Commerce Bd. Rm.
April 8 Valle Verde Rotary Club Meeting Valle Verde Foundation Mtg., immediately after membership mtg.
April 12 I19 Corridor President’s Mtg., Tubac, Stables restaurant, 7:00 am
April 15 Valle Verde Rotary Club Meeting
April 22 Valle Verde Rotary Club Meeting Thirsty Thursday, TBA, 4:30 pm
April 29 Valle Verde Rotary Club Meeting
 
MAY Youth Services
May 3 Valle Verde Foundation Mtg., immediately after membership mtg.
May 6 Valle Verde Rotary Club Meeting Valle Verde Board Mtg., GV-Sahuarita Chamber of Commerce Bd. Rm.
May 10 I19 Corridor President’s Mtg., Tubac, Stables restaurant, 7:00 am
May 13 Valle Verde Rotary Club Meeting
May 20 Valle Verde Rotary Club Meeting Thirsty Thursday, TBA, 4:30 pm
May 27 Valle Verde Rotary Club Meeting Club Assembly – End of year President’s report and recognitions
May 31 Memorial Day - Flags on Sahuarita Rd.– Rotary Volunteers needed District Leadership Assembly TBA, Scholarship speakers, Interact presentation
 
JUNE Rotary Fellowship Month
June 3 Valle Verde Rotary Club Meeting
June 7 Valle Verde Board Mtg., GV-Sahuarita Chamber of Commerce Bd. Rm.
June 10 Valle Verde Rotary Club Meeting Valle Verde Foundation Mtg., immediately after membership mtg.
June 12-16 Rotary International Convention, Taipei, Taiwan
June 14 I19 Corridor President’s Mtg., Tubac, Stables restaurant, 7:00 am
June 17 Valle Verde Rotary Club Meeting Thirsty Thursday, TBA, 4:30 pm
June 24 Valle Verde Rotary Club Meeting - Installation of new officers

Member Birthday

May 10
Mike Duiven
 
May 19
John Knutsen

 
 
Anniversaries
 
May 2
Steve & Mary Sibulsky
 
May 18
Francis & Paula Howe
 
 
Joined Rotary Date
 
May 1, 1994
Sandy Wahl
 
May 1, 2003
Gwen Lamb
 
May 20, 2017
Sue Horton
 
May 25, 2017
Pam Wiggington
 
May 31, 2012
Dean Tibbetts
 
 
 
 
 
 
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DISTRICT 5500 LEADERSHIP CALENDAR January 2020 to June 2021
 
 • Presidents-elect submit club goals into Rotary Club Central by June 30, 2020
• Club membership updates must be submitted on rotary.org no later than June 30, 2020 to ensure that Club Dues invoice balance will reflect actual membership
• Rotary International Virtual Convention – June 20-26, 2020
• Grants Management Seminar must be completed by 2 club members by June 30, 2020 for 2020-21
• District Governor Installation - June 28, 2020 either at Sonora Desert Museum or virtually.
• AGs confirm dates for DG official visits with each club •
District Grant applications must be submitted by July 15, 2020 for the 2020-21 RY
 
JULY 2020 • (No Theme) • Club goals should be entered on Rotary Club Central for 2020-21
• Club officers’ lists should be on rotary.org website by July 1
• RI and District semi-annual club per capita dues will be invoiced
• Submit application for Districts Grants by July 15th • DG Club Visits begin
• Submit nominations for District Governor (2023-24) by July 31st .
• Consider registering for International Convention for early fees •
PEs should be selected to be president in 2021-22
 
AUGUST 2020 • Theme: Membership and New Club Development
• Conduct annual review of Club Bylaws and Club Constitution with club board/members/leaders
• By August 15, 2020 each Region should have selected a representative to the District Nominating Committee
• DG Club Visits continue
 
SEPTEMBER 2020 • Theme: Basic Education and Literacy Month
• Begin RYLA candidates selection
• Send pledged funds for student registrations to RYLA
• DG Club Visits continue
• District Conference - September 11-12, 2020 (Tubac Golf Resort & Spa)
• Sign up For RI Convention 2021
• Registration for Southwest Rotary PETS generally begins for Presidents Elect (2021-22 club president); scheduled for March 5-7, 2021 in Los Angeles
• International Day of Peace September 21, 2020

OCTOBER 2020 • Theme: Economic and Community Development Month
• Prepare and submit IRS Tax form 990 • DG Club Visits continue
• Clubs identify a Peace-Building project
• District Vibrant Club Training – October 3, 2020 (Membership, Foundation and Brand)
• World Polio Day October 24, 2020
• Annual Arizona/Mexico Friendship Conference and Projects Fair in Tlaxcala, Mexico – October 29 to November 2, 2020
 
NOVEMBER 2020 • Theme: Rotary Foundation Month
• Annual Arizona/Mexico Friendship Conference and Projects Fair in Tlaxcala, Mexico – October 29 to November 2, 2020
. • Submit names of RYLA participants by November 30, 2020 ROTARY DISTRICT 5500 2019-2020
• Various Club Awards may be presented throughout the month
• Zone Institute – November 12-15, 2020 in San Diego
• Deadline for IRS Form 990- November 15th
• DG Club Visits continue • Ride to End Polio (El Tour) November 21, 2020
• Pre-Ride Dinner – November 20, 2020
• Happy Thanksgiving ☺ (November 26, 2020)
 
DECEMBER 2020 • Theme: Disease Prevention and Treatment Month
• President Nominee (2022-23) must be selected by December 31, 2020
• Club membership updates must be submitted on rotary.org no later than December 31, 2020 to ensure that Club Dues invoice balance will reflect actual membership
• AGs and presidents, ensure PEs are registered for PETS
• AGs for 2021-22 review Assistant Governor and President Manuals (found online through rotary.org)
• DG Club Visits continue
 
JANUARY 2021 • Theme: Vocational Service Month
• Semi-annual Club invoice from RI and District generated
• Assistant Governor (AG) Training • Club-selected candidates attend RYLA (January 15-18, 2021)
• AGs discuss with PEs, establishing and entering board approved goals into RCC
• Provide Rotary Club Central training if needed
• Begin District Pre-PETS training
• Club officers and board members should be selected for 2021-22
• Submit incoming officers’ names on Club-Runner and RI as appropriate
• RI theme for 2021-22 announced
 
FEBRUARY 2021 • Theme: Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution Month
• Rotary’s Anniversary (February 23)
 
MARCH 2021 • Theme: Water and Sanitation Month
• PEs & club treasurers begin preparing budget for 2021-22
• AGs discuss Rotary Citation with PEs
• AGs offer Rotary Club Central (RCC) training again, if needed, to your presidents and PEs
• PEs attend Southwest PETS – March 5-7, 2021 in Los Angeles, California
• AGS meet with PEs to debrief PETS
 
APRIL 2021 • Theme: Maternal and Child Health Month
• District Training for club board members and all Rotarians (TBD)
• PEs consider who will install new officers for 2021-22 (ie: PDG, DG, AG, etc.)
• District 4 Way Test Speech Contest – TBD
• Rotary-At-Work Day – April 25, 2021
 
MAY 2021 • Theme: Youth Service Month
• Clubs conduct annual financial review and approve budget for following year
• Engage club/board/officers in planning for next Rotary year ROTARY DISTRICT 5500 2019-2020
• Clubs identify at least two club members to participate in the Grant Management Seminar/Webinar to be eligible for grants in 2021-22
• District Training for club board members and all Rotarians (TBD)
• Encourage club attendance at incoming Governor’s Installation
 
JUNE 2021 • Theme: Rotary Fellowships Month
• Club Officers/Board shape strategy for upcoming year
• Club Installations for new Board members
• Presidents-elect submit club goals into Rotary Club Central by June 30, 2021
• All membership updates must be submitted on rotary.org no later than June 30, 2021 to ensure that invoice balance will reflect actual membership
• District Online Grants Management Seminar must be completed by 2 club members by June 30, 2021 for 2021-22
• District Governor Installation - TBD
• AGs confirm dates for DG official visits with each club
• District Grant applications must be submitted by July 15, 2021 for the 2021-22 FY
Rev: 5/26/2020
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