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January 7, 2021 Club Notes
Invocation led by Charlotte pointed out what we can do when there is turmoil by being
calm, bring the light of dawn, be there for relief and raise our voice for peace.
Announcements:
*A few calendars are available by contacting Ron Darrah.
*Jazz in the Desert Reimmagined has raised over $19,000 with expenses at $1,500 as reported by Jim Rusk. He said a thank you will be in the KGVY newspaper next week.
*The Club slate of officers for the next year was read. Bill Grantham will be President. Laura Peters announced she would not assume the Presidency this year but would be President elect-elect.
*A thank you video was shown from RIse from the children and orphanage.
*Chuck Wunder reported on the progress with vaccinations. Hopefully Green Valley will have a vaccination site in the near future. He plans to keep the Rotarians informed about the vaccination plan.
*Roxana reported that return to school At Continental SD has been delayed until at least mid January.
*Charlotte will be sending out a survey to be answered before the 2/11 meeting presented by Joanie Rogucki, Registered Dietary Nutritionist.
District 5500 Announcements:
*Virtual Rotary Leadership Institute programs will have sessions on Jan 23,30 and Feb 6.
Charlotte encouraged members to attend to learn more about Rotary. She asked members to submit a request to Ron Darrah for reimbursement of the registration fee.
*RYLA will also be virtual and the sessions will be Feb 19-20, 2021. Bill reported that ten Interact members have expressed interest in attending.
Program:
Craig Altschul, a new member, led us on his life's journey and started with a great arrangement of “ Auld Lang Syne” played on his saxophone. Craig was born in Studio City, CA in the LA area. His father purchased a clarinet when he was 8yrs old. He then learned to play saxophone and flute. He was very active in the YMCA growing up. He graduated from N Hollywood High
and entered college majoring in Journalism and Writing. He worked nights during college at the LA Times newspaper.
He reported his career led from coast to coast and many spots in between which started at a small newspaper in Ventura which closed after a couple years.
From there, he returned to roots in the YMCA by working at the SanFrancisco Y in Public
relations and communications. He joined Rotary in Studio City and N Hollywood while working for the Y in that area. He moved to New York City to become the National YMCA
Communications Director. While working there, he married Peggy. When the YMCA national
headquarters was moved to Chicago in 1975, he and Peggy formed their own company. They mainly worked with non-profits public relations and communications. Because of his interest in skiing, they decided to move to Vermont to be closer to skiing. He wrote a ski column which brought them to Vail, CO to work for the Vail ski resorts in Public Relations. After moving back to Vermont to work with ski resorts, they moved to AZ. Recently, they had a home built in Rancho Sahuarita. He continues to play saxophone with several groups. He finished with a video of him playing with 200 saxophonists who are part of the 10,000 members of the saxophone school in London. Welcome Craig.
Future Speakers:
Jan 14 Michelle Phillips - Rotary Vocational Service Award
Greater Green Valley Community Foundation
Jan 21 Dr Roy Lowenstein - Vaccinate - it’s Vital!
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Mark Horton
January 25
 
Phil Silvers
January 26
 
Join Date
Francis Howe
January 1, 2013
8 years
 
Jim Rusk
January 1, 2013
8 years
 
John Knutsen
January 1, 2013
8 years
 
Paul Barker
January 1, 2013
8 years
 
Peter Eichman
January 1, 2013
8 years
 
Raymond Cook
January 1, 2013
8 years
 
Lloyd Higgs
January 3, 2019
2 years
 
Abe Demchuk
January 4, 2012
9 years
 
Jim Ault
January 4, 2012
9 years
 
Carol Pfister
January 5, 2012
9 years
 
Martin Gomez
January 5, 2012
9 years
 
Tom Maher
January 5, 2012
9 years
 
Tom Regnier
January 5, 2012
9 years
 
Mary Lou Grieves
January 14, 2016
5 years
 
Jim Blackburn
January 21, 2016
5 years
 
Russell Hampton
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