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Club Notes November 5, 2020
 
The invocation was given remotely by Kathleen Silvers with a history of Armistice Day honoring our veterans and the use of the 4-way test to achieve a peaceful world.
 
Charlotte followed by honoring all Valle Verde Rotarians who are veterans inviting them to pose for a group photo and giving each a $5 gift certificate for coffee.
 
We were serenaded by musician, Jerry Leggett, during our breakfast break.
 
Bill Grantham introduced his son, Steve, who has come to live with Bill while looking for employment in Arizona.
 
Mark Horton presented Tom Cooke with his Paul Harris +8.  
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
Gary and Timber celebrated 38 years of marriage.
There are about 20 calendars remaining at $5 each.
The Alzheimer’s walk team raised $1,200 on October 31.  Details are on Facebook and our website.
JP still has Jim Click raffle tickets to support St Andrews Clinic.
Jim Rusk announced Jazz envelopes are addressed and will be mailed out Nov 10.  $12,000 in sponsorships has been sold so far.  Businesses have been very receptive and Northwest Hospital of Tucson is a new sponsor.
Bill Grantham announced Dress for Success will proceed.  Sapori school has 15 kids to participate.  The school will provide a list of kids and sizes so items may be purchased without exposing the kids to Covid.
There will be tags on the Angel Tree next week.  There are shoppers willing to shop for the items requested if needed.  Gifts need to be dropped off at Esther’s office by Dec 15.
A signup sheet for the Salvation Army bell ringing volunteers was circulated.  Rotarians may also sign up at the Salvation Army office.
District 5500 Handbags of Hope program to aid women suffering from domestic abuse was approved by the Valle Verde Board.  Charlotte passed out a sheet listing the items to be donated in a gently used handbag.  Contact Michele Lewis or Mary Fisher for more information,
The Valle Verde Holiday Gift Exchange will be held on Dec 17.
Mark Horton is heading the Valle Verde Peace Committee.  Contact Mark if interested in being part of the committee.
Valle Verde Club is donating $1,000 to End Polio Now.  Individuals may donate through the District 5500 Polio Givsum Campaign.
Ron Darrah announced the arrival  of great grandson, Saint Alexander Darrah, making his grandchild and great grandchild total 36.  Ron apologized for the name.  Apology accepted.
$100 was sent to the Rotary Foundation in honor of John Cousins.
 
TODAY’S PROGRAM
 
Peace Troubadour Jerry Leggett of the Tubac Rotary Club, was our speaker.    Jerry has been a tireless worker for world peace as Founder and President of the 21st Century Peace Foundation, Director of the Dayton Peace Museum in Dayton, OH, and has toured the country promoting peace initiatives.
 
Jerry sang Paul McCartney’s musical peace building song, Let It Be, which Paul wrote quoting the advice his mother gave him as she was dying of cancer.  Jerry noted the need for peace literacy to survive and learn how to get along.  Peace Heroes are everyday people who accept risks in order to make the world more just.
 
Jerry’s current project in Tubac is the development of Casa de Peace Builder, a Peace park which he wants to pattern after Desert Meadows Park.  His vision for the park includes a trail featuring Peace Heroes and Rotary Peace Heroes.  He is hoping to involve other Rotary clubs in raising funds for peace building efforts.
 
Things Jerry said we need to do are:  Become a Club Sponsor, Honor our Club Peace Hero on the park’s trail, and consider persons to serve on a committee.  The Tubac Peace Garden Club has been formed to develop the concept of the park.
 
Next week:  Chris Erickson, RN, Executive Director, Valley Assistance Services
 
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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