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The second in-person hybrid meeting was held once again at the outdoor ramada. There were more than 25 in attendance with several additional members viewing the meeting through Facebook Live.    All attendees present were masked and observed social distance guidelines. 
John Knutsen presented the invocation.
Tom Cooke presented a check of $1120 to RISE, a Mexican orphanage with 43 children in residence.   Tony Laguna accepted the gift on behalf of RISE.
Announcements made were as follows:
District 5500 Conference is scheduled for June 3 – 6, 2021 at the Tubac Golf Resort. 
The Pursuing Peace Conference is scheduled for September 18.  There is no fee to participate.  For more information and to register, go to Rotaryd5500.org. 
October 17 is the date for the District 5500 Vibrant Club Workshop hosted by District 5500.  You may participate by Zoom for this two hour workshop.   Go to Rotaryd5500 to register. 
November 7 is the Morning of Peace. Details will follow. 
Rotary calendars are available for purchase - $5 each.  See Ron Darrah
J.P announced Jim Click raffle tickets are still available.  One hundred percent of the purchase price is returned to the Foundation which in turn will donate the proceeds to St. Andrews Clinic.
The Alzheimers Annual Walk is October 31.  Sue Horton is leading the Valle Verde team and will provide next week more information on how you can participate in this virtual walk.
The Board of Directors voted on two new member candidate applications.  They are John Yeager, transferring from the Traverse City Rotary Club and Judith Noyes, transferring from the Rio Rico Rotary Club.  Club members will receive a letter for member approval and response. 
 
J.P. Pilger and Mark Horton recognized Gary Friedman as a major Foundation donor and presented him with an award.   Gary and his wife, Timber, donated $25,000 and are now recognized as a triple crown winner.   Thank you Gary and Timber. 
Program:
Guest speaker James Taylor delighted us with a tale entitled “It’s a  Mystery” Midnight Flight to Boston.  We learned about James and his chance encounter with a red-headed flight attendant who was reading a book entitled “Empty Promises” written by Ann Rule.     As his colorful tale moved forward we learned that Mr. Taylor is a character in this true crime story and that Mr. Taylor was instrumental in solving the crime!  When Mr. Taylor weaves his story there is never a dull moment. 
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