Meeting Notes April 22, 2021
Invocation by Mary Fisher, ...May we remain steadfast in our efforts to restore the Earth completely; to treat it with compassion and grace just as we strive to treat each other....
Guests: Matt Weller, CO and Teri Knight
Announcements by Pres. Charlotte
  • The Tucson Casa Adobes Rotary 8th Grade Honor Roll and Scholarship Raffle has finished and Valle Verde club received $105 for our part of tickets sold. Our group also had some prize winners.
  • Earth Day Celebration was held at the Desert Meadows Park yesterday. Charlotte thanked Michelle Lewis and all the participants for a great event.
  • Fisher House visit on May 6. Jim Rusk will lead anyone interested in joining the visit immediately after the Rotary mtg. Supply needs for Fisher House can be brought to our mtg.
  • Continental School Earth Day on April 22 from 8:30 to 11:30. Students with perfect attendance will be helping plant flowers with volunteers.
Dist. 5500 Announcements.
  • Register now for the District 5500 conference to be held on June 4-5.
  • Rotary Leadership Institute - April 24 and May 8. No cost.
  • Oro Valley Satellite club - Woman in Rotary is collecting toiletry items by April 24.
  • Peacebuilder Clubs Saturday, April 24 will have a clean up project at Camp Lawton on Mount Lemmon. Contact Joe Daniszewski by texting 520-245-4350.
  • Pantano Rotary Club will have their annual October Sibling Picnic. Check Dist 5500 for more info.
Guest Speaker:
John Yeager, a recent new member and a 16year Sojourner, provided us with a
Getting to Know You review of his life's journey. John was born in Ann Arbor MI and lived a few blocks from the Michigan Football stadium until his family moved to a farm in the country. He started his education in a country school. He relayed that his math skills were better than the other students when he entered the University School in Ann Arbor. His parents believed in offering their children opportunities & experiences including a two or three week trip every year.
After graduating from University School, he had an appointment at Annapolis but he didn’t pass the physical. He had attended Culver Military Academy summer camp for six years where he had learned leadership, self discipline and teamwork among other life skills. He attended Albion College and graduated with a degree in economics and psychology. After graduating, he joined the Gulf and Western Management Development program and worked in his dad's former auto parts Distribution Center and advanced to manager. He moved to Buffalo, NY and worked at developing a new Distribution Center.  During the economic problems of the seventies, he decided to leave his job and start a new company to do psychological testing and assessments.
An assessment tool he had picked up when working for Gulf and Western, he marketed to small and medium size companies to help match prospective employees with their job openings, His company has been helping employers for 45yrs find the right employees for the right jobs. With the advances in technology, he was able to move back to Ann Arbor to spend more time with his children from his first marriage. Later he and wife Pam moved to Traverse City. He continued his company along with joining Rotary. He became very active in the noon club including becoming chairman of Rotary Charities of Traverse City and later chairman of Community Foundation.They now have moved to Green Valley permanently after spending many winters here.
April 29th speaker is Ted Borak, retired judge will talk about “ The Importance of Civil Discourse
May 6 speaker is Charlene Westgate - Water Harvesting Landscape
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Sandra "Sandy" Wahl
April 3
Art Quinn
April 4
Deborah Wright
April 7
Mary Lou Grieves
April 7
Esther Corrales
April 9
Nancy Green
April 20
Charles Wunder
April 21
Craig Altschul
April 22
John Cousins
April 27
Steve Sibulsky
April 30
Spouse Birthdays
Rob Potter
April 5
Amy Pilger
April 10
Donna Knutsen
April 21
Jim Rusk
April 28
Join Date
Steve Sibulsky
April 1, 2009
12 years
Bill Brell
April 19, 2020
1 year
Bob Cripe
April 19, 2020
1 year
Esther Corrales
April 23, 2014
7 years
John Cousins
April 26, 2018
3 years
Laury Scandling
April 28, 2011
10 years
Russell Hampton
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