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Valle Verde Rotary Club
Service Above Self
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 08132020
Thirty seven Rotarians were in attendance.
 
Eugene gave the invocation which emphasized Rotary’s responsibilities as stewards of Earth’s environment and all of its inhabitants.
 
 
 
HAPPY DOLLARS
 
Ron noted Gwen is here for the summer.
Bill Grantham is traveling to Austin, TX for the 4th birthday of his grand daughter.
Mark’s grandson, Ethan, is a member of the Connecticut baseball team which won a state championship.
While Mark was absorbed in baseball, Sue has been without electricity for six days and is ready to return to 100+ temperatures.
Phil honored the women of Rotary by mentioning Jennifer Jones has been selected to be R.I. President in 2022-23, the first woman so honored by Rotary.
Gary advised Roxana the check for the Continental Community Park is in the mail.   Gary will travel to Rio Rico High School to make a check presentation.
Roxana’s father is being released from the hospital after a long hospitalization of four weeks.  School is to start September 8 following the Governor’s address on August 14.
American Legion Post 131 is planning to open for Queen of Hearts September 3 and for Taco Night September 4.  Club officers will discuss the possibility of Valle Verde meeting in person at some point at the American Legion Post 131 with Dan.
Gary mentioned some Rotary clubs are meeting at outdoor facilities and suggested Anamax Park In Sahuarita as a possibility.
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
The Jim Click raffle tickets are still available for purchase.
Charlotte gave out her Shining Star Award to Tom Cooke, Gary Friedman, Jim Rusk, and Michele Lewis for their efforts cleaning out a storage locker.
200 hundred masks are being purchased for $458.  The masks are printed with Interact-Rotary Sponsored Club.
The date for the Peace Pole dedication has been moved up to September 12 at Desert Meadows Park.
District 5500 will hold a virtual membership seminar August 22.
John Cousins announced there is an ongoing food drive underway until August 31.  Non-perishable food items may be dropped off at Associa in Sahuarita located behind the post office.
Next week’s program on building Valle Verde membership will be presented by JP and Sandy.
 
TODAY’S PROGRAM—KELLY LAURICH and SALLY CADY
 
Kelly is a native of Marquette, MI and has served as Manager of Fisher House in Tucson since its opening in March 2016.  Sally Cady is married to American Legion Post 131 Commander, Dan Cady, and has been an active leader in the Legion’s support of Fisher House.
 
Kelly stated that Covid-19 has interrupted service at Fisher House which has been closed during the pandemic.  Families have continued to receive service at hotels paid for by Fisher House.
 
Sally described the volunteer work of American Legion Post 131 and Valle Verde Club members.  The volunteer activities include providing food once a month, cleaning and cooking, Legion Auxilary providing baked goods, sanitizing rooms, raising money through the annual American Legion Golf outing, and providing emotional support for families staying at Fisher House.
 
Fisher House has served 2200 families coming from nine countries.  A tentative reopening is scheduled for October 1 and may allow for volunteers to re-enter in September.
 
Jim and Kathy Rusk have taken on Valle Verde’s lead in working with Fisher House this year.  Jim is planning for the installation of a plaque at Fisher House to honor Max Perry for his work with Fisher House and the American Legion.  Jim reminded us that all Rotarians can help our club in its service to Fisher House and its families.
 
Kelly offered to host a Valle Verde Club meeting at Fisher House in the future.
 
 
 
 
 

Member Birthday

Aug 13
Ray Cook
 
Aug 14
Tim Campbell
 
Aug 20
Gwen Lamb
 
Aug 21
JP Pilger
Michelle Lewis
 
Anniversaries
 
Aug 04
Nancy Green & Rob Potter
 
 
 
 
 
Joined Rotary Date
 
Aug 21
Gary Friedman
Roxanna Rico
Laura Peters
 
Aug 27
Charlotte Gates
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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WORRYING IS LIKE SITTING IN A ROCKING CHAIR. IT GIVES YOU SOMETHING TO DO BUT IT DOESN’T GET YOUR ANYWHERE ~ English proverb
 
PAST ROTARY INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR - PAST DISTRICT GOVERNOR DAVID HOSSLER
David Hossler is currently in Haven Rehab in Yuma.  Please send your cards to Haven Rehab, 2470 S Arizona Ave, Yuma, AZ 85364; Or better yet call David at (928) 344-8541. When you call, the staff will take the phone to him.
 
~  MAKE M&Ms (Make Membership Memorable) https://youtu.be/ofyKH8Hs4T4
Memorable Membership is more than simply great meetings!  It’s all that goes into a great Rotary Experience! Join Jason Browne, IT professional, Internet streamer, entrepreneur, and Rotarian. He loves to creatively generate meaningful change and have fun along the way. Learn ways to attract, retain, and engage Members!  Learn about virtual platforms and how to use them to enhance Rotary for you and your Members.  Register today rotaryd5500.org and join us virtually on Saturday, August 22 at 9:00 a.m. Registration will end on Wednesday, August 19. Let’s GROW ROTARY together!  Don’t forget August is Rotary’s Membership Month!
 
~   ROTARY TEAMWORK - CLUBS UNITE
This year more than ever, our communities need Rotary’s help. Please reach out to other Rotary clubs in your area, to work together on joint projects. “ALONE WE CAN DO SO LITTLE; TOGETHER WE CAN DO SO MUCH.” Helen Keller
 
~ THE CLUB’S SHOWCASE – (NEWSLETTER)
Please submit your club news by the 20th of each month. The newsletter will be distributed on the 1st day of each month unless it falls on a weekend, then expect it on the first Monday of the month. Show off your club, tell us why your club outrivals other clubs, and share your club’s best practices. Rotary Clubs all learn from each other! Our editor Myron Donald newsletteraz5500@gmail.com is earnestly awaiting your article. (100 words or fewer, optional photo)
 
~ 2019 PRESIDENTIAL VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARDS
The District would like to congratulate Don Jorgensen for receiving the ShelterBox 2019 Presidential Volunteer Service Award. Don spent many hours as a volunteer for ShelterBox. His passion shines!  Don recently recorded a Rotary District 5500 Podcast pertaining to ShelterBox - give it a listen. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/shelterbox-and-don-jorgensen/id1527137450?i=1000487705901
Why not reach out to Don and congratulate him donjorgensen@comcast.net – this award is very prestigious!
 
 
!HOT OFF THE PRESS! – VIRTUAL FUNDRAISER RESOURCES
 Rotary clubs have been waiting to get their hands on the list of Virtual Fundraisers. The link is https://zone2627.org/virtual-library/  The documents are available for downloading and reviewing with your club members. The folder will be continually updated as more resources are discovered.
 
~ MY ROTARY ACCOUNT  rotary.org
Rotary.org – set up your User ID and Password today. Only 53% of our Rotary Club members have set up their Rotary Account in District 5500. You must have a Rotary account to use the Brand Center, and the Learning Center. With an account, you can also participate in Rotary Direct for planned giving.
 
 
INTERACT MASKS FOR SCHOOLS
To meet this challenge the clubs have an opportunity to collaboratively purchase protective masks for distribution by their Interactors to fellow students Price per mask is $2.29. Contact Mike Kloehn ASAP to order these masks. Mike is in the process of placing the order this week,     interact@rotaryd5500.org
 
~  NEW CLUB MEMBER?
Did you recently induct a new member into your Rotary club? Please send this information to The Glance, so we can welcome them to our Rotary Family!
 
~  $6,000 GOING, GOING ….HOPEFULLY NOT GONE YET!
District 5500 still has $6,000 available to use on District Grants this Rotary year; "Qualified" clubs can request up to $2k each in matching funds, (if they do not have a current grant), for a project until May 1st (first come, first served until the contingency money runs out).  Need assistance? The District Grants Chair Joe Puett jmpuett1@aol.com and other members of the Grants Committee are available and always delighted to guide you effortlessly through the process. So, hurry don’t delay, contact Joe today. Communities need Rotary's help!
           
~  ROTARY DISTRICT 5500 PODCAST – LISTED ON ITUNES
Great News District 5500 podcast, located at https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/1271564.rss, has been approved. It is currently available on the iTunes Store You can access it with the URL below: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/rotary-district-5500-podcasts/id1527137450
 
~ REGISTER YOUR STUDENTS FOR RYLA TODAY
As we move forward with 2021 RYLA, The District is requesting that you reserve a spot for your RYLA student. Please register your student early, we do not want to disappoint any student or any Rotary club in our District. Contact Liz to reserve a spot  rotaryliz@aol.com.
 
The registration process will be fully revamped and automated. The forms have been converted to electronic forms, critical for the legibility of student information. Please direct any questions to the new RYLA chair this year, Page Misenhimer pageyrc@gmail.com . The District will decide by October if we need to reschedule the event. We want to continue to make RYLA a life-positive experience.
 
MEXICO USA FRIENDSHIP CONFERENCE AND GLOBAL GRANTS EXCHANGE
The Mexico USA Friendship Conference and Global Grants Exchange for this Rotary year have been rescheduled for February 12-15, 2021. Save the dates! Given the fact that we are unable to book flights at this time and with so many current unknowns about the evolution of the Covid-19 pandemic, the DGs of 5495 and 4185, made the decision to reschedule the conference for February. We will miss the Dias de Los Muertos celebrations, but we still plan to go to Tlaxcala. The good news is you now have more time to put a global grant project together to present at the conference. Rotary clubs from districts here and in Mexico, and perhaps other countries will gather to present Rotary Foundation global grant projects and find international partners. We are also excited because with the Rotary Foundation’s addition of a seventh area of focus, supporting the environment, we will see even more fantastic project presentations. Save the dates February 12-15, 2021.
 
SHOUT OUT FOR OUR THE FIRST IN ROTARY YEAR 20-21 MAJOR DONOR
Robert (Bob) Fusco from the Sierra Vista Rotary Club was the first major donor of this Rotary year! A shout-out goes to Bob from District 5500! Because of your generosity, Rotary can do good in the world.
 
 
PROMOTE ROTARY (PUBLIC IMAGE) BY WEARING ROTARY SHIRTS, MASKS, AND OTHER ROTARY ITEMS.
DISTRICT 5500 'ROCKS'
 
SUGGESTIONS FOR THE GLANCE – send suggestions to rwnaylor@comcast.net District PI Chair
 
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Save the Date
Save the Date.  Sat., Oct 24th. Fall get-together at Gary Friedman's home in Quail Creek.  More info to follow.
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Fisher House
                     
 
Please remember to bring in non-perishable food
and paper products for Fisher House.
                                  
 
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Bulletin Editor
Nancy Green
A fellow was driving to Tucson when he picked up a hitch-hiker.  To the driver he seemed like a nice guy
After a few miles, the hitch-hiker asked the guy if he wasn't afraid that he might be a serial killer?
The driver told him that the odds of two serial killers in the same car were extremely unlikely!!!