Welcome to another issue of our weekly bulletin! Find out who our upcoming speakers are, what we covered in today's meeting and any other scheduled events.
22 Members and 2 guests joined us today.
This week's program
President Jeff called the last meeting of 2019 to order at 12:05.  The Pledge was led by  Jeremy.  Hoppy led us in a very enthusiastic verse of “Jingle Bells”. Jeremy introduced his youngest son Miles, and Mike Casey introduced his guest, Charles, the northern Arizona PayChex rep.
 
Eric Walden asked us to reflect on the Rotary motto, Service Above Self, and what is service?  Is it our done in a day service projects, or writing a check to support a cause, or reaching out and really connecting with someone?
 
Carla introduced her officers for next year – President Elect Tonya, Secretary/Administrator Paul, and Treasurer Mike Hosking.  Approval of these officers was unanimous.
 
Lee led off Happy Bucks by writing a $77 check to the Salvation Army, in honor of his birthday, which was today (I won’t share how old he is…).  Carla was $9 happy both for her Thanksgiving trip and for being able to spend Christmas with her grandson.  Prez Jeff donated $10 for his 7 year old grandson who will be visiting from Houston, and hopefully get to see snow for the first time!
 
Frank introduced Ari Wilder, Executive Director  of Friends of Camp Colton.  The non-profit was established in 2001 to support the educational mission and sustainability of Camp Colton.  Built by Dick and Jean Wilson, Camp Colton was originally operated as a summer camp for Tucson inner city boys, before they donated the property and buildings to the Flagstaff Unified School District in 1976.  They will be celebrating 50 years in 2020!  The Camp currently operates between May and June, and August through October, and serves approximately 750 6th graders each year.  Spending 4 days and 3 nights at the Camp, students learn about the natural environment, as well as enjoy outdoor experiences.  Since they now serve so many more than originally built for, their goal is to expand the number of cabins and bathrooms, build a new lodge, and have dedicated, permanent astronomy space.  Their annual fundraiser, Kahtoola Uphill Race, is scheduled for February 8.  Plenty of opportunity for volunteers, and still time to get your team of racers together.
 
Our next meeting is January 7, when Jim Bissonett, District Rotary International Foundation Chair will be our speaker.  Frank led us in the 4 Way Test, and the meeting was adjourned at 1:00.
 
Upcoming Speakers
Jan 07, 2020
Rotary International Foundation
Jan 21, 2020
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Upcoming Events 
Coconino County Spelling Bee
Coconino High School Mini Auditorium
Feb 08, 2020
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
 
Board Meeting
To be announced
Feb 11, 2020
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
 
Valentine Dinner Social
To be announced
Feb 18, 2020
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
 
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Announcements and Other News
FLAGSTAFF ROTARIANS HAVE BEEN BUSY
 
On Thursday, December 12, 24 Rotarians and guests, met at Horsemen Lodge for a festive holiday dinner.
 
On Saturday, December 14, Rotarians and friends and family, staffed the Salvation Army red kettle at Sam’s Club.   Our kettle was stuffed with $605.36.  Thanks to all who participated, particularly Carla and Jeremy who braved the cold of the 4 – 6pm shift.
Rotary Holiday Party at the Horsemen Lodge!
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Patterson Joe
December 8
 
Lee Raddatz
December 17
 
Mike Hosking
December 27
 
Jeff Ross
December 30
 
Join Date
Dino Dullbson
December 1, 1999
20 years
 
Hoppy Hopkins
December 1, 1999
20 years
 
Jeff Ross
December 1, 1986
33 years
 
Karl Eberhard
December 1, 1992
27 years
 
Mark Frank
December 16, 1999
20 years
 
Craig Roberts
December 31, 1997
22 years
 
Timothy Kinney
December 31, 2000
19 years
 
Officers & Directors
President
 
Executive Secretary/Director
 
Treasurer
 
Sergeant-at-Arms
 
Director/Club Administrator
 
Director/Membership Chair
 
Director/Community Service Chair
 
Director/Program Co-Chair
 
Director/Program Co-Chair
 
Director/Social Chair
 
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