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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
Phone:
(517) 238-6221
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Club Notes Apr 23 2020
Our ZOOM gathering attracted at least 40 participants which included former exchange student and Interact President, Elizabeth Libiete, from Latvia, and Bob and Virginia Juettner from Hawaii.  It was so nice to reconnect with them and we thank them for taking part with the inconvenience of different time zones.  And, of course, we welcomed Olivia also.
 
Marvin  showed us his birthday cake with its 88 candles which were responsible for setting off his smoke alarm when lit.  Happy Birthday Marvin.  John Cousins birthday is 04/27 Monday.  Fewer candles for John.
 
Eight clubs in District 5500 submitted photos of projects assisting in the Covid-19 response.  Our board as requested an additional $500 grant for the food bank.
 
John Yeager presented a $750 donation to the Valle Verde Foundation on behalf of the Sojourners.  Charlotte thanked the Sojourners with a video presentation featuring each of the Sojourners.  
 
Phil Silvers announced a district project to raise $10,000 for disaster relief for Palestinians who are not covered by health insurance.  With a matching grant the $10,000 will become $20,000 of  the total goal of raising $120,000.  Members who wish to donate to this cause through the Rotary Foundation should advise Phil what amount they wish to go to this project.
 
Chief Wunder provided another update to the Covid-19 situation in Green Valley.  Some models say we have reached a peak, but Governor Ducey thinks we are not ready to open up yet until sometime in May.  One health worker at LaPosada tested positive and is under quarantine.  None of the Fire Department employees have reported being sick.  Serology testing to identify antibodies and antigens will begin next week.  PPE is improving.  The department has enough cloth masks.  Chuck has been advised to be prepared for another repeat of the virus this fall.   Charlotte showed a photo of the department crew who were called to her home to assist her husband and expressed her thanks to them for their help.  
 
Jim Rusk provided a very interesting presentation entitled My Three Lives—Growing Up,Education, and Army—Small Business Owner—R & R.
 
The short version follows:  Jim was born in 1939 in New York and his family moved to Ohio and Michigan.  As a Boy Scout he attended a World Jamboree in California which opened up a whole new world for him.  Jim followed brother Ed to the Columbia Military Academy in Tennessee and graduated in 1956.  Jim began college at Purdue studying engineering before transferring to Kent State where he majored in accounting and ROTC.  Jim proposed to Kathie on graduation day.  They were married in April 1962.  
 
Six months after graduation Jim went on active duty where he completed Ranger school and Airborne school before traveling the world to foreign destinations in Germany, Vietnam, Ethiopia, And Greece.  He was also stationed at Ft Benning, Ft Devens, Ft Harrison, Ft Lewis, and Ft Harrison in the USA.  Jim was promoted to Major before going to Vietnam and retired from the military in 1983 with the rank of Lt Colonel.  One of the interesting experiences he had was meeting the Iran hostages when he was assigned to make additional payments to them for their time in captivity.
 
A year before retiring Jim and Kathie bought Northern Lights  Resort in Ely, Minnesota where they had vacationed.  They operated the resort until 2000.  For one year Jim was the editor of the local Ely newspaper.  It was then he joined Rotary where the annual fundraiser was a radio auction.  
 
After selling the resort, they moved to Indianapolis and began spending winters in Florida.  They visited an Ely friend in Green Valley and decided they liked Arizona more than Florida.  Jim joined Valle Verde in 2005 and has enjoyed his roles with the Arrivaca Learning Center projects, Jazz in the Desert, and Fisher House.
 
Jim and Kathie have two sons, Michael and Jim.  Mike has two adopted daughters.  Jim’s son, Colton, is now serving on a submarine.
Club Notes Apr 30 2020
Thirty eight participants took part in Thursday’s meeting.  We were honored with international guests, Malte Wiedeman and Paulo de Olivera, former Rotary exchange students.  Malte is currently working in a factory doing machine repair after returning home to finish his final year of school.  He is considering returning to school—possibly a technical school.  With quarantine in place, masks are required in stores and public transportation.  Paulo graduated in 2016 and is currently in college majoring in film making with two years of school left.
 
It was Steve Sibulsky’s birthday April 30.
 
Virginia Juettner sent two masks to Charlotte which were made from unused Rotary International Convention shirts.  Charlotte is awarding the masks to last week’s speaker, Jim Rusk, and to Chuck Wunder for his weekly Covid-19 updates.  Chuck was unable to participate at this meeting due to a conflict.
 
Rotary is raising funds for Covid-19 assistance with a May 2 telethon starting at 8:00 AM.
 
Mary Fisher did the online Rotary Surge training and found it easy to do.  She foresees Corona virus contact tracers as a possible way trainees may use their new skills.  JP mentioned he completed online membership training.
 
Charlotte went over the club survey results.   She received twenty-nine survey responses.  There were many responses of why we invite people to come to our club meetings.  Fellowship and learning about Rotary were frequently mentioned.  62% of club members said they follow our club through Facebook or the club website.  93% said they believe they are aware of community needs.  65% prefer involvement  in  local projects.  76% believe their opinion counts in club decisions.  96% feel informed about club business.  97% read the club newsletter.  100% are satisfied with Jazz in the Desert.  76% said keep the weekly raffle ticket program the same.  66% would like to have more fun meetings or events.  69% agreed with donating Jim Click funds raised to St Andrews this coming year.  There were many comments on improving meetings.
 
May is Youth Services Month.  Bill Grantham is attempting to organize a May 7 program involving Interact and RYLA participants.  Not easy to track them down with no school in session.  On May 14 Gary will present a Microcredit Sonora program.  
 
Club Assembly Reports:
 
Steve reported 1/3 of members don’t open Club Runner emails.
 
Kathleen has set a goal to align speakers with the Rotary theme, Rotary Connects the World.  Another goal is to involve Interact and RYLA students with ZOOM meetings.  Mary Fisher will be our program chair next year.
 
Bill Grantham reported for Community Service.  Arivaca Center still has $1,300 left to. Spend from the grant they received.  Our club Peace Pole has been shipped.  Some time in July or August there are plans to have a dedication ceremony at Desert Meadows Park.  The pole has messages in eight languages representing all the continents where Rotary exists.
 
Jim Rusk reported the Valle Verde Foundation’s Income/Expense Report shows income of $37,038 and expenses for 15 projects totaling $30,775 and a balance of $6,263.  $16,500 to be paid to the Jazz in the Desert  bands has not yet been paid, but is included in the expenses.  The Vanguard account is currently $227,000.  With the ever changing stock market, it has been as high as $250,000 and lower than its present value.
 
Bill Grantham for Youth Service indicated recruiting new Interact students is a challenge due to the current environment.
 
JP reported a bequest to the Rotary Foundation in excess of $20,000 from Dick Roberts.
 
Mark Horton indicated some members have not yet made their EREY contribution.  Checks may be mailed to P.O. Box 311, Green Valley, AZ 85622.  JP indicated he is sending out a letter to members and indicated the letter will provide his mailing address so members may mail their EREY contribution directly to him.  Clubs whose members contribute $100 per member earn the Sustaining Member Club designation.
 
Michele Lewis reporting for Club Services mentioned the addition of Dean as a third reporter of weekly meetings.  Steve and Michele designed a new book mark as part of the Birthday Books program she has accepted.  She wants the books to reflect value to the kids.  Club social events have been halted.  She is hopeful of being able to plan a Memorial Day event.

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 News Apr 20 2020
DISTRICT 5500 AT A GLANCE
(can be read in less than three minutes)
April Edition, #41
Week of April 20, 2020
 
A-Always wash your hands……..B-Be Well and Be Safe……C-Connect to members in new ways…..D-Don’t forget, we’ll all get through this together!
 
 
·     More good news for our Clubs!  Our Rotary District had funds available when the RI convention in Honolulu was canceled, and so we challenged our local clubs to respond to the COVID-19 crisis. We offered $500 grants to any Rotary club that could help meet emergency needs. Those funds were all spent as of last week and yet more Clubs were sending in proposals for projects to assist with ongoing community needs. Our Rotary District Foundation Committee came to the rescue. The RDFC has made available remaining unused District Grant funds for COVID-19 emergency projects. We can now do more.
 
We hope to be sharing more than 36 stories in a special report later this month, and all of us will continue to be inspired to learn what has been accomplished. Medical supplies continue to be delivered to hospitals both in Southern AZ and in border towns of Mexico. More face masks have been delivered for healthcare workers and families of military personnel. More food and fresh produce are being supplied to food banks, school pantries and missions. Basic necessities for women and children are continuing to be provided to homeless shelters and domestic abuse centers. Hot spots and data plans have been purchased to help students who have no internet access and yet are expected to complete their homework electronically. The examples of Rotary kindness and compassion are growing exponentially.  We are people of action!
 
Please submit a brief, one-paragraph description of your plan to PDG Kirk Reed, wkirkreed@gmail.com. Amounts up to $500 from the District will be sent to help meet immediate needs in your community. Include a name and mailing address along with the amount of money needed. Copies of receipts will need to be sent for COVID-19 purchases.  Requests must be received by April 30 as originally planned and will be considered on a first come, first served basis. Upon approval, checks will be mailed within 24 hours. Details are in the April Newsletter and on our District website.  
  
 ·      One of the most important things right now is to help keep our club members connected AND the Clubs of District 5500 are doing that in remarkable ways!  Zoom has now become a household word and more and more clubs are conducting their meetings via Zoom. One question that has come up frequently is the need for speaker resources for the Zoom meetings. Please check out our District website and you’ll find the “Speaker’s Corner” under site pages on the left-hand side of the home page. You can also send referrals of speakers you have enjoyed to Wendy Hobbs, wbtus@aol.com, and she’ll add them to the list. Geoff Cochran, the Annual Giving Officer of RI, is also available to speak at virtual Club meetings about The Rotary Foundation. He can be contacted at geoffrey.cochran@rotary.org.
 
·    An important reminder for clubs:  the District 5500 Grant Management Seminar (GMS) for 2020-2021 is live and ready to go NOW at rotary.org/learn.  CLICK HERE for downloadable instructions. Instructions will also be given to all of the Assistant Governors. Two members from a club must take this course in order for the club to be eligible to participate in both District and Global Grants and receive funding from District 5500 during the 2020-2021 Rotary year. You can contact Grants Subcommittee Chair Shannan Marty at:smarty@TucsonRealPros.com or 520-906-0385 for more information. Information is also on our District website.
 
 ·      EL TOUR DE TUCSON REGISTRATION OPENS TODAY AT NOON!  Have you been self-quarantining and needing some healthy motivation? Then set yourself some goals, register to ride and start training for the Ride To End Polio.  Sign up in the next 30 days and receive the Early Bird Special of $130 by going to www.perimeterbicycling.com. Also, we will be using El Tour’s pledge/fundraising pages this year which will hopefully be more user friendly (stay tuned for more info soon).  Please know— the RTEP Committee recognizes that it is hard to shift your focus from the Covid-19 Pandemic and even think about a virus like Polio that is almost eradicated and fully conquerable by a proven vaccine.  The Committee is hopeful that by ride day, November 21st, our world will be back to “normal”...including hosting the District’s biggest fundraiser and raising millions for the eradication of Polio.  Be well and ride safe!
 
 
 ·      Save the dates! Clubs’ Fundraising Events rescheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic include:  Vail Rotary’s Casino Night & Chili Cook-Off rescheduled for Saturday, June 6; SaddleBrooke Rotary’s Fore For Kids Golf Tournament now happening Monday, Sept. 28; Rincon Rotary’s Taste of Chocolate will take place Sunday, Oct. 4. Sierra Vista Sunrise Rotary’s Rising Sun Run now rescheduled for Saturday, Oct. 10. Club Fundraising Chairs-please send dates of rescheduled signature fundraisers if you would like them posted. (ellie.patterson1@outlook.com)
 
 ·      The 2021 Rotary Peace Fellowship application is due May 31 and your help is needed in finding candidates for this life-changing program. Please refer names to ellie.patterson1@outlook.com and candidates will be contacted. Thank you.
  
  ·    District 5500 COVID-19 Action Needed!  Invitations in your email were sent last week asking you to participate in Volunteer Surge, a citizen volunteer program being promoted by The Global Impact Group, a nonprofit founded by Rotary members. Volunteer Surge is a free, online training program that teaches Rotarians and non-Rotarians to help professional healthcare workers from their home or in the field. It requires no special skills. Once trained you can choose to apply your new skills by providing phone or online support from your home to those isolated by this crisis and who would appreciate a check-in phone call or by assisting healthcare workers in the field such as helping in a drive-by testing site. It’s up to you. It’s your choice. It’s a nation-wide initiative to sign up one million volunteers to help with the COVID-19 healthcare crisis. Updates show that nation-wide, 586 people registered in the telehealth class last week, with nearly 100% Rotarians participating and resulting in 16 graduates. 680 people registered in the Community Health Worker course with 9 graduates. Watch your inbox for more information this coming week on what a TeleSupport worker is and why it’s important. We can reduce suffering and save lives.
  
·     Let’s welcome all new members who have recently joined Rotary clubs in our District.  WELCOME NEW MEMBERS: Pam Kerr of Catalina (Tucson) Rotary; Chris Johnson and Mike Veta of Mountain Empire Rotary; Russell Burns of Vail Rotary.  
To the Membership Chairs and/or Club Presidents-please continue sending in the names of new members who have joined your club as of March 1 and through the month of April.  We wish to recognize all new members on a weekly basis that have joined the family of Rotary here in District 5500. Please send the names to me, ellie.patterson1@outlook.com.
 
 ·      Our District Newsletter includes the column, Celebration of Life, for those Rotarians who have recently passed during the previous month and would like Club Presidents to submit names of those in their club who have passed.   We wish to recognize and celebrate those Rotary Club members who are no longer with us.  Please send notices to: ellie.patterson1@outlook.com.
 
 ·      Club Highlights from around the District:
·      Did you know that Vail Rotary sent washable face masks to nurses working a COVID-19 unit at a New York City hospital?
·      Did you know that SaddleBrooke Rotary held a successful 2-day Club retreat using Zoom?  
 
 
As Paul Harris so aptly said: “This is a changing world; we must be prepared to change with it. The story of Rotary will have to be written again and again.”
 
 
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District News Apr 27 2020

DISTRICT 5500 AT A GLANCE

(can be read in less than two minutes)

April Edition, #42

Week of April 27, 2020

 

A-Always wash your hands……..B-Be Well and Be Safe……C-Connect to members in new ways…..D-Don’t forget, we’ll all get through this together!

 

·       COVID-19 emergency relief funds are available until 4/30 for those clubs who have thought about doing a project to meet the needs of their communities but haven’t contacted Kirk yet with a proposal. Another 5 proposals were approved last week and there is sufficient funding for 4 more clubs to provide support and help to those suffering under these difficult times of the COVID-19 pandemic.

We hope to be sharing more than 40 stories in a special report next month, and all of us will continue to be inspired to learn what has been accomplished. The examples of Rotary kindness and compassion continue to grow.  We are people of action!

 

Please submit a brief, one-paragraph description of your plan to PDG Kirk Reed, wkirkreed@gmail.com. Amounts up to $500 from the District will be sent to help meet immediate needs in your community. Include a name and mailing address along with the amount of money needed. Copies of receipts will need to be sent for COVID-19 purchases.  Requests must be received by April 30 as originally planned and will be considered on a first come, first served basis. Upon approval, checks will be mailed within 24 hours.

 

·           IMPORTANT REMINDERS FOR CLUBS:

A.    Current Club Presidents and Secretaries need to enter the new officers for 2020-2021 in Club Administration on the RI website so the new officers can begin receiving communications from RI. Go to: rotary.org>MyRotary>Manage>Club Administration>Club & Member Data>/Add, Edit, Remove Club Officers>Assigning Incoming Club Officers. Contact District Trainer Ann Huber, huberaunt@aol.com for questions. After entering all of your incoming officers, please also send the names of your Membership and Foundation Chairs to District Administrator, Liz Cohn, rotaryliz@aol.com

B.    Two members from each club must participate in the District 5500 Grant Management Seminar (GMS) for 2020-2021 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. You can contact Grants Subcommittee Chair Shannan Marty at:smarty@TucsonRealPros.com or 520-906-0385 for questions. Information is also on our District website under the tab Training Center.

C.     Club Officer and Committee Chair Training videos, specifically designed for Secretary, Treasurer, Membership, Foundation, Youth Exchange and Public Image are available at this link: rotaryd5500.org/sitepage/training-center. When you finish the training, please submit your name to the District Training Chair, Ann Huber (huberaunt@aol.com) so you can be entered in a raffle drawing. Names must be submitted on or before June 15 to participate. There is also a Training Center menu item at the top of District 5500 website for quicker access. The required training is available at all times and you can access them at your convenience.

D.    Send your articles, announcements and live action photos to our District Newsletter Editor, Tony Spear, newsletteraz5500@gmail.com for the May newsletter. All submissions must be in a Word document of 150-200 words max. Articles and photos of your recent emergency fund projects would be greatly appreciated.

 

·           Rotary International is inviting everyone to participate in a COVID-19 #RotaryResponds one-hour Telethon to raise critical funds for disaster response on May 2 beginning at 8:00 am MST. This Facebook Live event will be simulcast on the Rotary International Facebook page, facebook.com/rotary. The goal is to raise more than $1 million dollars. Join this live event to hear stories of hope, inspiration and gratitude from Rotarians, Rotaractors and friends of Rotary from across the globe as they share what they are doing to help their communities. The telethon will also showcase how our polio eradication infrastructure is helping to combat COVID-19.

 

·           Upcoming Zoom Meetings! Does your club have an interesting speaker or video scheduled for a Zoom meeting? If so and if you are willing to share, send the meeting information and an email contact for the meeting link to District Webmaster, Teree Bergman (luvgoldens@me.com) and we will list it here.

 

 ·      Save the dates! Clubs’ Fundraising Events rescheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic include:  Vail Rotary’s Casino Night & Chili Cook-Off rescheduled for Saturday, June 6; Yuma North End Rotary’s Golf Tournament rescheduled for June 20; SaddleBrooke Rotary’s Fore For Kids Golf Tournament now happening Monday, Sept. 28; Rincon Rotary’s Taste of Chocolate will take place Sunday, Oct. 4. Sierra Vista Sunrise Rotary’s Rising Sun Run now rescheduled for Saturday, Oct. 10. Club Fundraising Chairs-please send dates of rescheduled signature fundraisers if you would like them posted. (ellie.patterson1@outlook.com)

 

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District News May 4 2020

DISTRICT 5500 AT A GLANCE

(can be read in less than two minutes)

May Edition, #43

Week of May 4, 2020

 

A-Always wash your hands……..B-Be Well and Be Safe……C-Connect to members in new ways…..D-Don’t forget, we’ll all get through this together!

 

·       THANK YOU to all of the clubs who applied for and received the emergency relief funds that were made available by our District for COVID-19 projects.  Forty clubs put those funds to use in meeting the critical needs of our communities.  The examples of Rotarians’ kindness and compassion continue to grow with the outpouring of support for those in need.  Help was urgently needed in our communities due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the clubs were there. The clubs of District 5500 are still there, today and tomorrow, always, helping where needed, extending a hand. We are People of Action. 

 

·                                              IMPORTANT REMINDERS FOR CLUBS:

A.    Current Club Presidents and Secretaries need to enter the new officers for 2020-2021 in Club Administration on the RI website so the new officers can begin receiving communications from RI. Go to: rotary.org>MyRotary>Manage>Club Administration>Club & Member Data>/Add, Edit, Remove Club Officers>Assigning Incoming Club Officers. Contact District Trainer Ann Huber, huberaunt@aol.com for questions. After entering all of your incoming officers, please also send the names of your Membership and Foundation Chairs to District Administrator, Liz Cohn, rotaryliz@aol.com

B.    Two members from each club must participate in the District 5500 Grant Management Seminar (GMS) for 2020-2021 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. You can contact Grants Subcommittee Chair Shannan Marty at:smarty@TucsonRealPros.com or 520-906-0385 for questions. Information is also on our District website under the tab Training Center.

C.     Club Officer and Committee Chair Training videos, specifically designed for Secretary, Treasurer, Membership, Foundation, Youth Exchange and Public Image are available at this linkrotaryd5500.org/sitepage/training-center. When you finish the training, please submit your name to the District Training Chair, Ann Huber (huberaunt@aol.com) so you can be entered in a raffle drawing. Names must be submitted on or before June 15 to participate. There is also a Training Center menu item at the top of District 5500 website for quicker access. The required training is available at all times and you can access them at your convenience.

 

 ·        Rotary International is inviting everyone to “attend” the RI Convention that will happen next month, June 20-26. This will be an exciting opportunity to gather online with the family of Rotary for the first virtual RI Convention. Experience Rotary in action during the Flag Ceremony, witness the power of connection during the general sessions and learn new ways to engage with Rotary during the breakout sessions, find inspiration from global speakers and much more.  More information will be announced this month.  Please check the District web site regularly for updates.

 

 ·     Assistant Governors and Presidents-Elect -  Please save the following date: Saturday, May 30, 2020. The District is coordinating a Zoom Leadership Seminar which is scheduled from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. It will be facilitated by Chris Johnson and Annique Petit, who facilitated the Leadership Seminar last fall. Registration information will be available later this week. Space will be limited, so please register as early as you can, but no later than May 23, 2020. For more information contact Ann Huber (huberaunt@aol.com).

 

 ·      Upcoming Zoom Meetings! Does your club have an interesting speaker or video scheduled for a Zoom meeting? If so and if you are willing to share, send the meeting information and an email contact for the meeting link to District Webmaster, Teree Bergman at: luvgoldens@me.com and we will list it. Here’s an example:

This Week: Wendy Guyton on “The Inside Scoop on Rotary Membership”

Thursday May 7-Zoom at Noon with the Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke

Meeting 12:00 pm; Program 12:30 pm;  to join meeting contact Joe    Guyton, jjguytonjr@gmail.com

 

 

 

 ·      Save the dates! Clubs’ Fundraising Events rescheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic include:  Vail Rotary’s Casino Night & Chili Cook-Off rescheduled for Saturday, June 6; Yuma North End Rotary’s Golf Tournament rescheduled for June 20; SaddleBrooke Rotary’s Fore For Kids Golf Tournament now happening Monday, Sept. 28; Rincon Rotary’s Taste of Chocolate will take place Sunday, Oct. 4. Sierra Vista Sunrise Rotary’s Rising Sun Run now rescheduled for Saturday, Oct. 10; Oro Valley Rotary’s Taste of Oro Valley rescheduled for Nov. 8. Club Fundraising Chairs-please send dates of rescheduled signature fundraisers if you would like them posted. (ellie.patterson1@outlook.com)

 

 ·      The 2021 Rotary Peace Fellowship application is due May 31 and your help is needed in finding candidates for this life-changing program. Please refer names to ellie.patterson1@outlook.com and candidates will be contacted. Thank you.

  

  ·   Please note the revised requirements for the 2019-2020 Rotary citation: instead of achieving five of the nine goals in the Unite People and Take Action categories, clubs now need to achieve at least three goals in each of these categories. The Presidential Distinction requirements remain the same, and clubs still need to be in good standing to be eligible.

 

  ·     Let’s welcome all new members who have recently joined Rotary clubs in our District.  WELCOME NEW MEMBERS: Niomi Galindo of Oro Valley Rotary.   

To the Membership Chairs and/or Club Presidents-please continue sending in the names of new members who have joined your club as of March 1 and through the month of April.  We wish to recognize all new members on a weekly basis that have joined the family of Rotary here in District 5500. Please send the names to me, ellie.patterson1@outlook.com.

 

 ·      Our District Newsletter includes the column, Celebration of Life, for those Rotarians who have passed during the previous month. Therefore, Club Presidents, please submit the names of those you have recently lost so we can honor, recognize and celebrate them. Please send notices to: ellie.patterson1@outlook.com.

 

 ·                                              Club Highlights from around the District:

·      Did you know that Casas Adobes Rotary supports Imago Dei School with food supplies on a weekly basis? The food is stored in the school’s upgraded pantry that includes a new refrigerator and freezer the Club had donated last year. 

·      Did you know that Nogales Rotary recently helped employees of a local business keep their jobs by ordering face masks which the employees started making, creating a new type of temporary business? The face masks are donated to healthcare workers and first responders.   

 

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Board Retreat May 18 2020
Dear incoming board members and committee chairs,
 
Please save the date - May 18th from 8:00 A.M. - 11:00P.M. for our board retreat for the FY 2020-2021 year.
 
I will be sending you an agenda and other information later this week.
 
Please start thinking about your areas and what changes you would like to make, if any, to bring up at the zoom retreat meeting.
 
Here is the invite and I will send it again and the date draws nearer.
 
Looking forward to an exciting year ahead despite the challenges we have had and may face in the future.
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Fisher House
                     
 
Please remember to bring in non-perishable food
and paper products for Fisher House.
                                  
 
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