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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
Club Notes Jun 04 2020
Rotary International has come out with a statement on racism which promotes bringing people of different races together by listening and learning.
 
Valle Verde plans to return to in-person meetings starting July 2 through August 27 at American Legion Post 131 on Esperanza.  Breakfast will be served there by Martin.  For those not ready to return to in-person meetings in July and August, attendance by ZOOM or Facebook will be made available.  Steve is figuring out the technical stuff.
 
Valle Verde applied for and received an additional $300 District Grant and distributed $150 each to the Sahuarita and Community Food Banks.
 
There will be a Peace Pole dedication ceremony at Desert Meadow Park in either July or August.  Date to be determined.
 
On June 11, Nicole Raymond will be featured in a Getting to Know You segment. 
On June 18, Charlotte will present the Year in Review.
On June 25, Robert Medina will present a program on his experiences.
 
Program:
 
J.P., Sandy, and John (Cousins) presented a program on Rotary Fellowships focusing largely on El Tour de Tucson and Polio Plus fundraising.  Rotary Fellowships are made up of groups of Rotarians, their families, program participants, and alumni who share a common passion enhancing the Rotary experience through making new friends and sharing hobbies.
 
Sandy’s participation in Cycling to Serve led her to El Tour de Tucson.  In addition to this annual cycling event, there are Rotary sponsored cycling events throughout the world. Rotary raised  $4.5M In the 2019 El Tour.  $300,000 was raised by Rotarians such as Michele Lewis who chose to collect pledges for riding miles on a stationary bike.  This is an opportunity for all who are able to raise additional contributions.  $66M has been raised over the past ten years.
 
John spoke of the lasting bonds and relationships he and  Kharmyn have formed with Rotarians from around the world through participating in this Fellowship.  After the bike ride, there is an opportunity to gather and share camaraderie with other participants.  John has ridden for 16 years and Rotary’s General Secretary, John Hewko, has ridden in El Tour eleven times.
 
This 2020 El Tour will include a variety of events from a 28 mile ride starting in Marana, to 57 and 100 mile rides starting and ending in Tucson.  The long ride will make its way to Sahuarita/Green Valley, and Valle Verde will have an opportunity to  participate with a rest stop in our area.
 
Kathleen Silvers pointed out the June issue of the Rotarian has an article on page 60 describing fellowships, listing 89 separate Fellowships among them are Beer, Rum, Whiskey,  Wine, and others.
 
Chuck Wunder Update:
 
There has been little change in the number of Fire Department calls for potential COVID-19 virus.  There are not as many calls now as a few weeks ago.
 
There has been an uptick in hospital admissions possibly due to more testing for the virus.
 
Nursing facility COVID-19. Cases are declining.  Regarding testing, up to 30% of positives tests may be false positives.
 
Chuck and family leave June 28 with his son who begins his career at the U. S. Naval Academy.
 
This is fire season with Green Valley responding to five fires this past week.  Be responsible and hydrate when you are out.
 
Gary attended the Rio Rico Rotary meeting where it was noted Santa Cruz County’s COVID cases increased from 200 to 400 as testing increases.
 
Also from Gary, good news on Ohio State football.  They plan on having a season with fans.  For those of you from the Midwest/East, Ohio State plays your team on these dates:  Iowa 10/10, Michigan State 10/17, Penn State 10/24, Nebraska 10/31, Indiana 11/7, Illinois 11/21, and Michigan 11/28.  Do we know anyone who is a Wolverine fan???  Once again the Buckeyes catch a break without having to play the Minnesota Gophers.  Make sure Gary hears from you if your team is a winner over OSU.
 
 
 
 
Club Notes Jun 11 2020
Today’s ZOOM assembly included 34 participants which included Sojourners from New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Alaska, and perhaps other places.  Sharon Grauptman is back in Arizona because husband, Peter, is receiving treatment at Banner Hospital.  Charlotte’s husband is being released from a Texas hospital today.
 
Announcements:
 
We all have the opportunity to register online for the Rotary International Convention which is free and coming to our homes this year.  There is a link to  register for the convention on the Valle Verde website.
 
Charlotte will send an email reminding those who wish to attend the District Governor’s virtual installation ceremony to register for the event.
 
Plans are being finalized to resume in person club meetings at American Legion Post 131 starting July 2 through August 27.  The Location is at 249 W Esperanza with ample parking in back of the Post.  Martin is meeting Dan to familiarize himself with the kitchen facilities as he will resume providing breakfast.  We will receive a survey which will  provide an opportunity to express concerns we may have about meeting in person.  Please reply to the survey.  It has been decided to seat only three people per table, to sanitize all surfaces, and to require masks of all attendees.  Masks will be provided for those without a mask.  There will be an online option for those who are unable or uncomfortable meeting in person.  ZOOM will not be available from the Legion, but the meeting will be available on Facebook which can be accessed from the Facebook link on the Valle Verde website.
 
Youth Exchange has been suspended for the 2020-21 year.  Morgan and Sam have been notified.
 
Bill Grantham indicated the Town of Sahuarita is requesting volunteers to put up banners along LaCanada and Sahuarita Rd June 28 for the July 4 week.  Bill is asking for a volunteer
to organize a group of workers to put up the banners.  Bill will be visiting his daughter in Texas and missing the next two meetings.  He will be back in time for the work day.  If you can do this, contact Bill.  Steve also offered to help by setting up a Club Runner signup.  Bill indicated a crew of four Rotarians and four Interact students would be sufficient.
 
The next two meeting agendas will include Year In Review on June 18 and Robert Medina, Johns Hopkins graduate and former Interactor and Scholarship recipient on July 25.
 
A tentative date of August 8, 9:00 AM has been set for the Peace Pole dedication ceremony at Desert Meadows Park.  This date presumes the Peace Pole will have arrived by then.
 
Chuck Wunder reported his Fire Department is receiving about three or four calls daily which may be COVID related but  not a significant change.  So far there have been no Department employees or family members who have been infected.  Pima County and the state are experiencing an uptick in COVID cases with hospitals at 83% capacity.  Santa Cruz Valley Hospital now is treating COVID patients as well.  There is some discussion beginning about consideration for another possible shutdown in Arizona.  Arizona, Arkansas, and Utah are the three states most recently experiencing large increases in cases.  We are urged to keep space between us and others, wash hands, clean surfaces, etc.  Additional information on COVID-19 in Arizona is available at AZDHS.gov.  Presently the Fire Department is engaged in sending assistance to help fight fires in three locations including a new fire in Arivaca and the Bighorn Fire.  Residents in the Tucson area have received an alert to prepare for a possible evacuation.
 
Nicole Raymond-Getting To Know You
 
Nicole provided an interesting account of her family life, activities, hobbies, and career.  Nicole’s parents moved from Illinois to California where Nicole was born and raised.  Growing up Nicole enjoyed camping, hiking, swimming, and skiing with her family.  She was a competitive swimmer in high school and college and was also on the college rowing team. Besides outdoor activities, she played the piano and flute and sang in choirs.  Today she enjoys sewing and quilting.  Her first job was being a lifeguard and swim instructor for the park district.  She also worked in aquatics and senior activities.   Nicole has two God daughters who are the children of her best friend growing up and a college friend.  Both girls share the same middle name, Nicole.  And, of course, Nicole is Mother to Kona, the Rotary Dog, for the past five years.  She joined Valle Verde at the invitation of Mary Fisher around the time she adopted Kona who has been a regular at Rotary meetings.
 
Nicole earned a BS in Recreation Administration and moved to Junction City, Oregon where she ran the senior center with the aid of a volunteer staff.  Her next career stint was in Tucson at The Fountains at LaCholla followed  by eight years at Green Valley Recreation running membership and culture events.Next she migrated to the Pima Space Museum running special events and did freelance graphic design in her own business. For the past twelve years  Nicole has been employed at LaPosada as Director of Resident Services which involves integration of new members, maintaining the front desk, and managing the salons.
 
Nicole’s move to Arizona was well timed with her parents retirement.  They also moved to Green Valley and enjoy time with Nicole hiking Madera Canyon and taking trips to National Parks.  Photography of hiking landscapes has also become an interest for Nicole.
 
In response to questions, Nicole advised LaPosada is doing a SLOW opening after the pandemic shutdown.  The front desk and salons have reopened, and there is a tentative plan to reopen the restaurant by appointment.  In the meantime, a cold lunch and a hot dinner are being delivered to residents in their homes.  There is also grocery delivery to those in need of that service.
 
Close:
 
Kathleen provided a thoughtful, powerful thought of the day concerning our role in providing hope in these difficult times.
 
Today’s ZOOM assembly included 34 participants which included Sojourners from New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Alaska, and perhaps other places.  Sharon Grauptman is back in Arizona because husband, Peter, is receiving treatment at Banner Hospital.  Charlotte’s husband is being released from a Texas hospital today.
 
Announcements:
 
We all have the opportunity to register online for the Rotary International Convention which is free and coming to our homes this year.  There is a link to  register for the convention on the Valle Verde website.
 
Charlotte will send an email reminding those who wish to attend the District Governor’s virtual installation ceremony to register for the event.
 
Plans are being finalized to resume in person club meetings at American Legion Post 131 starting July 2 through August 27.  The Location is at 249 W Esperanza with ample parking in back of the Post.  Martin is meeting Dan to familiarize himself with the kitchen facilities as he will resume providing breakfast.  We will receive a survey which will  provide an opportunity to express concerns we may have about meeting in person.  Please reply to the survey.  It has been decided to seat only three people per table, to sanitize all surfaces, and to require masks of all attendees.  Masks will be provided for those without a mask.  There will be an online option for those who are unable or uncomfortable meeting in person.  ZOOM will not be available from the Legion, but the meeting will be available on Facebook which can be accessed from the Facebook link on the Valle Verde website.
 
Youth Exchange has been suspended for the 2020-21 year.  Morgan and Sam have been notified.
 
Bill Grantham indicated the Town of Sahuarita is requesting volunteers to put up banners along LaCanada and Sahuarita Rd June 28 for the July 4 week.  Bill is asking for a volunteer
to organize a group of workers to put up the banners.  Bill will be visiting his daughter in Texas and missing the next two meetings.  He will be back in time for the work day.  If you can do this, contact Bill.  Steve also offered to help by setting up a Club Runner signup.  Bill indicated a crew of four Rotarians and four Interact students would be sufficient.
 
The next two meeting agendas will include Year In Review on June 18 and Robert Medina, Johns Hopkins graduate and former Interactor and Scholarship recipient on July 25.
 
A tentative date of August 8, 9:00 AM has been set for the Peace Pole dedication ceremony at Desert Meadows Park.  This date presumes the Peace Pole will have arrived by then.
 
Chuck Wunder reported his Fire Department is receiving about three or four calls daily which may be COVID related but  not a significant change.  So far there have been no Department employees or family members who have been infected.  Pima County and the state are experiencing an uptick in COVID cases with hospitals at 83% capacity.  Santa Cruz Valley Hospital now is treating COVID patients as well.  There is some discussion beginning about consideration for another possible shutdown in Arizona.  Arizona, Arkansas, and Utah are the three states most recently experiencing large increases in cases.  We are urged to keep space between us and others, wash hands, clean surfaces, etc.  Additional information on COVID-19 in Arizona is available at AZDHS.gov.  Presently the Fire Department is engaged in sending assistance to help fight fires in three locations including a new fire in Arivaca and the Bighorn Fire.  Residents in the Tucson area have received an alert to prepare for a possible evacuation.
 
Nicole Raymond-Getting To Know You
 
Nicole provided an interesting account of her family life, activities, hobbies, and career.  Nicole’s parents moved from Illinois to California where Nicole was born and raised.  Growing up Nicole enjoyed camping, hiking, swimming, and skiing with her family.  She was a competitive swimmer in high school and college and was also on the college rowing team. Besides outdoor activities, she played the piano and flute and sang in choirs.  Today she enjoys sewing and quilting.  Her first job was being a lifeguard and swim instructor for the park district.  She also worked in aquatics and senior activities.   Nicole has two God daughters who are the children of her best friend growing up and a college friend.  Both girls share the same middle name, Nicole.  And, of course, Nicole is Mother to Kona, the Rotary Dog, for the past five years.  She joined Valle Verde at the invitation of Mary Fisher around the time she adopted Kona who has been a regular at Rotary meetings.
 
Nicole earned a BS in Recreation Administration and moved to Junction City, Oregon where she ran the senior center with the aid of a volunteer staff.  Her next career stint was in Tucson at The Fountains at LaCholla followed  by eight years at Green Valley Recreation running membership and culture events.Next she migrated to the Pima Space Museum running special events and did freelance graphic design in her own business. For the past twelve years  Nicole has been employed at LaPosada as Director of Resident Services which involves integration of new members, maintaining the front desk, and managing the salons.
 
Nicole’s move to Arizona was well timed with her parents retirement.  They also moved to Green Valley and enjoy time with Nicole hiking Madera Canyon and taking trips to National Parks.  Photography of hiking landscapes has also become an interest for Nicole.
 
In response to questions, Nicole advised LaPosada is doing a SLOW opening after the pandemic shutdown.  The front desk and salons have reopened, and there is a tentative plan to reopen the restaurant by appointment.  In the meantime, a cold lunch and a hot dinner are being delivered to residents in their homes.  There is also grocery delivery to those in need of that service.
 
Close:
 
Kathleen provided a thoughtful, powerful thought of the day concerning our role in providing hope in these difficult times.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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 18, 2020 7:00 AM
Jun 25, 2020
"Continuing the Journey" Graduate from Johns Hopkins
Jul 02, 2020 6:45 AM
Jul 09, 2020 7:00 AM
"It's A Mystery" Midnight Flight to Boston
Jul 16, 2020 7:00 AM
The Coates Vein Clinic
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
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District News June 4
DISTRICT 5500 AT A GLANCE
(can be read in less than two minutes)
June Edition, #48
Week of June 8, 2020
 
A-Act Now……..B-Be the Change……C-Connect to members in new ways
 
·      Lights, Camera, Action! Rotary is launching their PSA campaign in the U.S. and you can watch and listen for Rotary ads on TV, radio, and read in print that show our members as People of Action. The campaign aims to build awareness and understanding of Rotary and highlight the commitment we have to making a difference in communities around the world. Visit the People of Action Toolkits page on the Brand Center to view the materials that have been shared with media outlets nationwide. Go to: https://my.rotary.org/en.
 
·      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 Rotarian who wants to lead beyond your club, check out www.arizonarla.org, the RLA website and let your district leader know you are interested. It is an exciting and energizing leadership training experience.
 
·      Stay safe! Last week marked the largest week-to-week increase of coronavirus cases in Arizona.  As more clubs in our District are beginning to meet in-person, it’s recommended to check the COVID-19 District and Zone Reopening Guidelines and other 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.    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, 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 (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. 
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 tab 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.    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.

 
·      Save the date of June 28 for the Governor Installation of Diane Ventura-Goodyear. This will be our first virtual installation in the history of District 5500 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Register on-line for the Zoom Invitation, rotarayd5500.org.
 
·      For those Rotarians in our District who would enjoy learning more about our partnership between Rotary and Toastmasters including the benefits of belonging to Toastmasters, please contact Daniel Stringham of Kino Tucson Rotary. Daniel has had a long history with both organizations and will share how Toastmasters Alliance with RI will offer opportunities to grow your networks, your leadership and communication skills. There are current Toastmasters courses in The Learning Center of the RI website. Daniel’s email: barba_rosa77@yahoo.com. Cell: 520 260-1095.
 
 ·      Zoom Meetings! Don’t forget to send in speakers’ contact information to Teree Bergman (luvgoldens@me.com) for those you enjoyed in your recent Zoom club meetings. They will be listed on the website for other clubs to consider.
 
 ·       HANDBAGS OF HOPE is a service project planned for the September District Conference in which new/used handbags will be collected from Rotarians for women escaping domestic violence or leaving a dangerous situation. Rotarians are also asked to donate various toiletries that will be placed in the handbags during the District Conference in Tubac for distribution on Sept. 12.  Please contact your AG if you would like to participate and designate an area where to keep bags and supplies until September.  Suggestions for recipient agencies are also being accepted at this time. Corporate partners may also be willing to help donate items for this worthwhile service project. Contact is Hank Huisking, DGN, at: talk2Hank@cox.net
 
  ·      Club Highlights from around the District:
 
·      Did you know that the new Satellite club of Sierra Vista teamed up and filled a truck loaded with household supplies, food and other emergency needs for the Navajo Nation? Members of Sierra Vista Rotary drove north and delivered the supplies to the Reservation.
·      Did you know that Superior Rotary club recently donated to their local  Food Bank which has had increased demands due to the COVID-19 pandemic? It is one of the few Food Banks in AZ with no paid staff. Fifteen volunteers do all of the work including fundraising and grant writing. 
 
 
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