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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 Jun 18 2020
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.
 
Steve advised all announcements will appear on Club Runner.
 
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.
 
 

 
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

June 4
Tim Dugan
Martin Gomez
 
June 27
Jim Rusk
 
Anniversaries
 
June 7
Ed & Marlene Farver
 
June 12
JP & Amy Pilger
 
June 13
Mike & Pat Duiven
 
June 18
Marvin & Sandra Clark
 
 
Joined Rotary Date
 
None in June
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Rotary International
Speakers
Jun 25, 2020
"Continuing the Journey" Graduate from Johns Hopkins
Jul 02, 2020 6:45 AM
Jul 09, 2020 7:00 AM
Project C.U.R.E. - Supporting Rural Clinics in Mexico
Jul 16, 2020
ZOOM-Pandemic Response for Support Groups and Community Education
Jul 23, 2020 7:00 AM
Community Performing Arts Center Updates
Jul 30, 2020 7:00 AM
Community Food Bank in Amado & Green Valley
Aug 06, 2020 7:00 AM
Club Assembly
Aug 13, 2020 7:00 AM
Fisher House and Covid 19
Aug 20, 2020
Building Valle Verde Rotary Membership
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News
District News #50

DISTRICT 5500 AT A GLANCE

(can be read in less than two minutes)

June Edition, #50

Week of June 22, 2020

 

A-Act Now……..B-Be the Change……C-Connect to members in new ways

 

·      Rotary’s first ever Virtual International Convention opened Saturday morning, June 20, with a warm welcome by RI President Mark Maloney and other key leaders of Rotary International. Host, Mark Wright, news anchor and Rotarian from Seattle Rotary, kept the program running smoothly.  Special recognition of the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations was covered highlighting the fact that many Rotarians acted as consultants in the formation and were included in the signing of the charter, June 26, 1945. Secretary-General of the UN, Antonio Guterres, gave an important message to all viewers on current conditions.  Entertainment, polio updates, inspiring videos and stories on how Rotary clubs responded to the crisis of COVID-19 and more were captured in Saturday morning’s General Session. Sunday brought the second General Session that included engaging speeches from the incoming RI President Holger Knaack and our General Secretary, John Hewko.  Breakout sessions will take place all week long beginning today, June 22. Just go to www.riconvention.org/signup and you can join the Convention. 

Plans are being made for a District 5500 Virtual Social Gathering on the last day of the Virtual RI Convention, June 26, from 5:00pm-6:00pm. Having a fun District party has been the tradition for all RI Conventions in the past and there is no reason why we can’t continue the tradition even if it’s virtual. Details are at the end of this bulletin. Sign up now. Dress code is Hawaiian. Location? Your favorite chair.

 

·      Next Sunday, June 28, beginning at 2:00 pm, will be our first ever Virtual District Governor Installation of Diane Ventura-Goodyear.  Our District Governor-Elect and Governor-Nominee, other District Officers, AGs and the Executive AG will be sworn in at this time. Register on-line for the Zoom Installation, rotaryd5500.org. Don’t miss this exciting Zoom celebration for incoming District Governor Diane and her Leadership team!

 

·      Arizona Rotary Leadership Academy (RLA) is an exciting Leadership Training Opportunity for those interested in growing as a Rotary leader. Over the next three months, our Past District Governors, Current Governor, Governor-Elect, Assistant Governors and graduates of the Rotary Leadership Academy will be nominating candidates for the Academy Class of 20-21. If you are an interested past or present club president, graduate of the Rotary Leadership Institute or a Rotarian who wants to lead beyond your club, check out the RLA website, www.arizonarla.org, and let your district leader know you are interested. It is an exciting and energizing leadership training experience. Nomination forms are due August 24.

 

·      Stay safe! Arizona recently set another record for week-to-week increases in coronavirus cases. These are records we don’t want to break. Please follow updated safety guidelines and mandates in the cities, towns and counties of Southern Arizona. The health and safety of our members are our top priority.  As more clubs in our District begin to meet in-person, it’s strongly recommended to check the COVID-19 District and Zone Reopening Guidelines and other updated coronavirus pandemic communications that are now available on our District website, rotaryd5500.org. Let’s keep members connected and safe!

 

·      Applications are now being accepted for the District Governor position for the Rotary year 2023-2024.  For information, including qualifications and how to apply, please go to the D5500 website, rotaryd5500.org

 

·                       IMPORTANT REMINDERS FOR CLUBS:

A.    Two members from each club must participate in the District 5500 Grant Management Seminar (GMS) for 2020-2021 (deadline, June 30, 2020) in order for their clubs to be eligible to participate in both District and Global Grants and receive funding for their grants. Go to rotary.org/learn.  CLICK HERE for downloadable instructions. Instructions are also on our District website, just click the Training Center tab. You can contact Teree Bergman, at: luvgoldens@me.com for questions. When you have finished the GMS, please contact Teree or Gary Friedman at: grfriedman@yahoo.com to let them know you have completed the training. Thank you. 

B.    Club membership updates must be submitted on rotary.org no later than June 30, 2020 to ensure that the club dues invoice balance will reflect actual membership.

C.     There is no better time than now to apply for District Grants. Over the years many clubs have done amazing District Grants that change lives for the better and help their communities become stronger and healthier. Applications for RY2020-2021 are requested by July 15, 2020 (email to Joe Puett at jmpuett1@aol.com).  If you have any questions about the application process, please contact District Grants Chair, Joe Puett. 

 

·      Three winners of the Club Office and Committee Chair Training raffle were drawn last week.  This raffle was open to all members who completed the training and entered their names in the raffle. The winners were: John Pilger of Valle Verde Rotary, Dan Mace of Casa Grande Daybreak Rotary, and Jane Klipp of Pantano Rotary. Each member will receive a gift card of their favorite local restaurant. And, thank you to all new and returning club officers who completed the District online training modules. If you have any feedback you would like to share, please contact Ann Huber, District Training Chair (huberaunt@aol.com). We are always looking for ways to improve the training experience.

 

 

 ·      At this late date in the Rotary year, there is one more hurdle to jump. As an organization our Rotary International Director, Johrita Solari, and our End Polio Now Coordinator of Zone 26 and District 5500 PDG Ernie Montagne, remind us that there is still the need to maximize the 2:1 match with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Please watch this video https://bit.lyMeetTheMatchEndPolio which is just over ten minutes long and explains why it is so important to donate and meet the match before the end of June. Our help is needed to meet the Gates’ Match Challenge for $100 million to TAKE OUT POLIO! $20 becomes $60 with the match and any amount helps.

 

·      Let’s welcome all new members who have recently joined Rotary clubs in our District. WELCOME NEW MEMBERS: Karen Riddle and Paul Wagner of Old Pueblo Rotary; Mo Sheldon and David Conger of Willcox Rotary; Lynn Devou of Tucson Rotary. We are so happy that these members are now part of our Rotary family here in District 5500!

 

 ·       Our new District Directory Editor is Gary Friedman, grfriedman@yahoo.com. Please send your updated changes such as contact information, meeting locations or time of meetings to Gary  so the updated information will be entered in the new District Directory, 2020-2021 found on our District website. 

 

  ·                                   Club Highlights from around the District:

·      Did you know that Yuma North End Rotary club had a very successful golf tournament this past Saturday? Having a golf tournament fundraiser during the COVID-19 pandemic is one of the best fundraisers a Rotary club could have since it allows for social distancing and the golf courses are open! If golf isn’t for you, take a look at virtual fundraiser ideas on this link.  There are so many fun ways to raise money online and our incoming District Governor, Diane, and her team, will help you get started.  https://www.soapboxengage.com/blog/1863-virtual-fundraising-ideas.

 

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