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Club Notes December 3, 2020
The club returned to weekly meetings through ZOOM with more than 30 club members participating in this week’s meeting. The plan is to continue meeting on the ZOOM format until January 7, 2021.
Tom Cooke presented the invocation which was one of praising, thanksgiving and imploring for God’s continued blessings.
Club Announcements:
President Charlotte announced reminders for volunteers to serve as bell ringers for the Salvation Army.  She also pointed out that four tags remain for the Salvation Army Angel Tree for children gifts.
Michele Lewis and Bill Grantham reported that the Handbags of Hope project will provide 14 handbags filled with women’s toiletries and will be assembled by the Interactors on December 9 at 2:30 at Sahuarita Lake.   As originally announced the handbags will be given to Genesis House, a shelter for women of domestic violence.
Jim Rusk reported on Jazz in the Desert Reimagined and donations received thus far.  361 invitations were mailed with 12 returned as undeliverable.  Sponsor commitments plus six percent of recipients of invitations have donated for a total thus far of $16,000.  Posters will be distributed throughout the community by Sue Horton, Sandy Wahl and Michele Lewis.  Jim reported that in 2019 Jazz in the Desert netted $33,000 after expenses.  One can donate electronically through the club’s website at vvvrotaryfoundation.net/jazz.
A few Foundation club calendars remain unsold.   To purchase, contact Ron Darrah.         
Jim Rusk received an email from Fisher House in which they listed the items needed.  Cleaning supplies, gift cards and meats for the freezer are needed.  Cash donations are always welcomed.  Fisher house is currently operating with limited residents due to the Covid virus. 
The dedication of the Valle Verde Music Park at Continental School will be on Monday, December 7 at 5:15 p.m.  All are welcome to attend this outdoor event. 
Gary Friedman reported that purchases from a wide array of merchants can be made through Rotary Global Awards at Rotary.org.   Purchases made through this venue will generate proceeds for our club.
The Tubac Rotary Club is hosting a fundraising golf outing on New Year’s Day.  For additional information contact the Tubac Rotary Club.
Today’s Program:
Today Debbie Kenyon provided the club with a very informative talk on Pima County Green Valley Parks. 
There are three Pima County Parks in Green Valley.  They are:
  1. Historic Canoa Ranch was acquired in 2001 and consists of 4800 acres.
The focus is on historic preservation while integrating and developing the usage of this land with public events and activities. Restoration of the Manning House on the property is the primary focus at this time.
  1. Canoa Preserves was acquired in 2001 and consists of 53 acres.  It is known as the softball complex with two baseball diamonds in play.  A third diamond is scheduled to open in January.
  2. Canoa Hills Trails was acquired in 2018.  It is a repurposed golf course  consisting of 130 acres of paved walking paths with over five miles in length.  It is identified as an  environmental restoration project.
To learn more about these parks, visit the website webcms.pima.gov. 
Friends of Canoa Parks is a volunteer group that works with Pima County to develop, promote and preserve the Canoa Parks through community outreach, education, fundraising and good old-fashioned physical effort.  To learn more about their efforts or to join, go to webite gvc-foundation.org. 
Next Week’s Program:
Next week, December 10, the program will feature Roxana Rico, Superintendent of the Continental School System.  Her talk will be entitled “Navigating Uncharted Waters.”
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Joretta Morrison
December 3
 
Ron Darrah
December 27
 
Pam Wigginton
December 28
 
Spouse Birthdays
Jack Wahl
December 15
 
Melodye Cooke
December 21
 
Anniversaries
Peter Eichman
Phyl Kettlehon Eichman
December 12
 
John Knutsen
Donna Knutsen
December 16
 
Bill Brell
RoAnne Brell
December 29
 
Join Date
Edward K. Farver
December 1, 1987
33 years
 
Tim Campbell
December 19, 2013
7 years
 
Tim Dugan
December 19, 2013
7 years
 
Russell Hampton
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