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Club Notes November 12, 2020
  • Mary Fisher opened the meeting with the invocation.
  • Assistant District Governor Bruce Munro was introduced as a guest attending his first in person club meeting since his most recent haircut in March.
  • Ed Farver sponsored our newest club member, John Yeager,  who is no stranger to this club.  John told us of his history with Rotary in Michigan since 1991 where he managed a Rotary Foundation with assets of $60,000,000.  Sojourner Jim Blackburn, toured the Yeagers around the Tulsa, Oklahoma area, and they will be making their homes in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma and Green Valley.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • Maureen Fry’s mother passed away on Monday.  A memorial service will be held in the future.  Charlotte has sent an email with Mo’s mailing address for anyone wishing to send her a card.
  • Peter Eichmann’s birthday is November 18.  His mailing address was also sent by Charlotte for members to send a card of their own in addition to one signed by members at the meeting.
  • Ron has sold all the calendars with Valle Verde Rotary on them, but is able to provide additional calendars without our club name.
  • Jazz in the Desert invitations will be mailed as soon as everything is received from the printer.  District 5500 will send out invitations by email.
  • JP was turning in the Jim Click raffle tickets Thursday ahead of the November 30 deadline.
  • The Salvation Army bell ringing sheet was passed around.  People can also volunteer directly with Esther at The Salvation Army office.
  • Tags are up on the Angel Tree and available to take.  Notify Ron Darrah of the name of the child you have selected.  Carol has volunteered to shop for anyone who needs help.  Just give her the money and Angel Tree tag.
  • Michele began collecting Handbags for Hope.  Bill mentioned the Interact Club is getting involved in the project.
  • On Monday, December 7 at 5:15 PM, there will be a dedication ceremony for the Music Park at Continental School.  All club members are welcome.  Wear your mask.
  • The annual club Holiday Gift Exchange will take place on December 17, our final meeting this calendar year.
  • District 5500 End Polio Campaign was mentioned.  Donations welcome under the Givsum project or other means.
  • The District 5500 survey is due by November 18.  The club with the most responses will be awarded a Paul Harris Fellow.
 
TODAY’S SPEAKERS-VALLEY ASSISTANCE SERVICES
 
Director Chris Erickson and Wes Moulton represented Valley Assistance Services today.  Chris has held her position for eight years.  Wes has more recently come on board with a background in pharmacy management.
Valley Assistance Services began over 50 years ago as a children’s holiday program.  Today it serves 6,100 people over an area of 1,200 square miles providing programs of community health, social services, and emergency financial assistance.
The organization does benefits advocacy for immediate help with state authored benefits. The Workforce Program has a computer lab for resume writing and online assistance help.  The Nurse Program does patio visits or consulting by phone.
The Holiday Program delivered food and gifts to 126 households last year and will do 175 this year.
Valley Assistance Services partners with the Green Valley Fire Department.
Volunteers provide transportation and make 1,300 friendly calls per month and visit those in need of assistance.  More volunteers are needed.  PPE is provided for all volunteers and staff, and volunteers are reimbursed for mileage.  Supplemental auto insurance is also provided for drivers providing transportation.
Next week’s program speaker will be Dick Pomo to speak about the Blind Golfer Program.
 
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Dean Tibbetts
November 1
 
Peter Eichman
November 18
 
Judy Lindsey
November 19
 
Neal Springer
November 30
 
Anniversaries
Gary Friedman
Timber Sue
November 5
 
Charles Wunder
Heather
November 19
 
Jim Ault
Marilyn
November 25
 
Join Date
Mark Horton
November 1, 1988
32 years
 
Michele Lewis
November 1, 2018
2 years
 
Charles Wunder
November 9, 2000
20 years
 
Ron Darrah
November 12, 2007
13 years
 
Russell Hampton
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