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Club Notes January 28, 2021
 
Invocation led by Carol Pfister who asked that we want to live our Rotary pledge as we go on our journey.  We are thankful for and watch over all the essential workers that care for us.
 
Club Values led by Mary Fisher
 
Guests Matt & Susan Weller from CO and Bob Auflick from Tucson
 
Announcements by Pres. Charlotte
  • The club foundation donated $1000 to Polio Plus as a memorial to Peter Eichman.
  • Wash cleanup will be Feb 6. Will start at 8AM on Duval Mine Rd. Contact Bill G with questions.
  • Chuck announced a Vaccination Pod in Green Valley will be set up next week. Further
  • information to follow as the plans are set up.
  • Club received two wonderful thank you letters from two RISE students who appreciate our help with their education.
 
District 5500 Announcements
 
  • Virtual Rotary Leadership Institute programs will have sessions on Jan 30 and Feb 6. Charlotte encouraged members to attend to learn more about Rotary. She asked members to submit a request to Ron Darrah for reimbursement of the registration fee.
  • RYLA will be on Feb 19-20, 2021. So far, one of the Interact students has registered and two counselors.
  • The 4 Way Test speech contest for Interact group is coming. The District contest on April 17.  The winner receives $1000. Bill shared that one student will speak to our club in March.
  • Borderland Produce Resource will be at Continental Plaza on 2/6 from 8-11.. Could use volunteers.
  • AZ Star had an article about our club participation in Jim Click raffle and our donation of $2,250 to St Andrews Children's clinic
  • World Water Day will be held on March 22
 
Our speaker: Joanne Bollinger works with WISE Zambia. She spoke to us about Empowering Women in Zambia through education.
Her journey in Zambia started with Habitat for Humanity group from Maine that traveled to the Western Province of Zambia. Since then WiSE Zambia was developed in 2014 to support empowerment and economic independence for vulnerable children and women through educational, agricultural and economic initiatives. The flagship of WISE is the scholarship program for secondary and college students. Public education is only through grade seven. The program has grown by 50 students per year to this year being 300 secondary students and 36 college students. Focus is on education of girls. They have 75 girls at the boarding school that costs about $600/yr per student. The students that live at home cost about $350/yr. This year they will have 50+ graduates from secondary school and 36 that will enter college or vocational schools.
WISE also has agricultural programs for women to learn more about how to raise crops and get improved production.
Joanneā€™s Rotary club in Maine has received several District International Grants for a security fence project and scholarships.
The WISE motto is Transforming Life through Education. They ask the students to return
following their education to give back to the community. For more information, go to
wisezambia.org.
 
Future Speakers
Feb 4 - Dr Howe, Cardiologist
Feb 11 - Joanie Roguoki, Reg Dietary Nutritionist - Plan for good health in 2021
The Four Way Test was led by Pres. Charlotte
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Mark Horton
January 25
 
Phil Silvers
January 26
 
Join Date
Francis Howe
January 1, 2013
8 years
 
Jim Rusk
January 1, 2013
8 years
 
John Knutsen
January 1, 2013
8 years
 
Paul Barker
January 1, 2013
8 years
 
Peter Eichman
January 1, 2013
8 years
 
Raymond Cook
January 1, 2013
8 years
 
Lloyd Higgs
January 3, 2019
2 years
 
Abe Demchuk
January 4, 2012
9 years
 
Jim Ault
January 4, 2012
9 years
 
Carol Pfister
January 5, 2012
9 years
 
Martin Gomez
January 5, 2012
9 years
 
Tom Maher
January 5, 2012
9 years
 
Tom Regnier
January 5, 2012
9 years
 
Mary Lou Grieves
January 14, 2016
5 years
 
Jim Blackburn
January 21, 2016
5 years
 
Russell Hampton
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