Meeting Notes July 8, 2021
Invocation: Bill Grantham shared the need for us to remember to use the
Four-Way test and service above self in our daily lives.
● Craig Altschul, chairman of Jazz in the Desert 2022, announced
the official kickoff of Jazz in the Desert 2022. Ten members have
joined the Jazz committee and will be divided into seven teams
that will recruit members to help with the different aspects of
Jazz in the Desert.  Craig hopes the fundraiser will return to its
previous level with everyone's help.  The event will take place on
March 5, 2022.
● Michelle shared club activity plans.  Possible start of Breakfast
Buffet will begin if the church okays opening the kitchen.  She will
send out an email notice when breakfasts begin.  Michelle would
like to have members sign up for the Game Night on July 29th.
So far, she hasn’t received much interest.  If she doesn’t receive
more sign ups, a Thirsty Thursday will be planned.  The Van Gogh
Exhibit - The Immersive Experience is planned for Sept 29 at
1:00 will need sign ups to plan transportation and tickets.
● Francis thanked everyone who helped with flags on July 4th and
the rain delayed pick up on July 5th.  Everyone had fun and
enjoyed breakfast after.
● Shirts with “Rotarians At Work Having Fun” are still available for $13.
● Raffle tickets have arrived for the Tucson Classic Car Show.  It is
your chance to support the Rotary Club of Tucson and our club
with the purchase of a ticket(s).  The purchase of your ticket
includes entrance into the car show.  $5 of the $10 price goes to our club!
● There is still a need for school supplies for local children.  The
Salvation Army will collect your donations through July 15.
Raydine Taber spoke about “Blooming of Canoa Ranch”.  The Gardens of
Historic Canoa Ranch has been developed by the Green Valley Gardeners
since 2012.  Raydine explained that the area was virtually dead when they
The Gardeners began by planting cactus and succulents along the front of
the Manning Sr. home. These have flourished but will be replanted around
the ramada on the lake because renovation of the Manning Sr will begin,
The next project was development of an Herb Garden near the kitchen of
the Manning Sr. house by looking at historic pictures and research of
herbs.  The result is an aromatic herb garden.  Next, the Manning Jr. house
plants were restored in the entryway and on the fireplace as they were in
old pictures found of this home. Also, the indoor window box has been
Moving onto the Grijalva home, an herb and vegetable garden has been
developed with plants used for Mexican cooking.
The plantings in the Manning Jr courtyard have been completed along with
the development of the former orchard.  Most recent plantings are at the
visitor center.
All the plantings are documented and a watering schedule has been
developed for the plants.  Every attempt is made to avoid the need to use
Raydine invited everyone to come for a tour of the Ranch.  Sign up for tours
can be found by going to the Historic Canoa Ranch website.
Next Week:
“Commerce At The Border” with Rio Rico Rotarian Tony Vartola
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Tom Maher
July 2
Jim Blackburn
July 13
Tom Cooke
July 19
Bill Grantham
July 25
Jack Grieves
July 27
Mike Kimes
July 31
John Cousins
Kharmyn Cousins
July 20
Michele Lewis
Mike Lewis
July 26
Join Date
John Yeager
July 1, 1990
31 years
Judith Noyes
July 1, 2007
14 years
Rick Buckman
July 22, 2019
2 years
Joretta Morrison
July 23, 2015
6 years
Russell Hampton
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