Our Centennial Year!

Welcome to another issue of our newsletter! Find out who our upcoming speakers are, what we covered in this week's meeting and any other scheduled events.  
We met in person and on zoom.  We had 17 members in house plus 2 on Zoom,  and 2 guests.  Guests included Karan Patel who volunteered with us at the FFFC in January,  and Tasha Vigil.  Tasha was a guest of Kathy Simmons and is the Community Outreach Director at the Bluffs of Flagstaff.

Club President Tonya Watson called the 13th meeting of the 2021-2022 Rotary year at 12:04pm.  The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Steve Colf.  Tonya led the club in a moment of silent reflection. 

The Rotary Moment was led by Eric Walden discussing RI's February theme of Peace & Conflict Resolution.    Over 70 million people are displaced today as a result of conflict, violence, persecution, and human rights violations.  Rotary is a humanitarian organization and peace is a keystone of our mission.   Rotary creates environments where peace can happen.  Thanks for being Rotarians!

This week's program!

Mike Williams introduced PDG Alan Havir.  Alan is a professional musician.  he worked his first profession gig a few years ago when he was 14!  
Alan gave a wonderful presentation, including live drumming, about the styles of drumming (round vs square) and how that relates to the meter of the music.  Round is for swing, polka, dance type music that is in 3.4 or 6-8 meter.  Square drumming is the four beat rock and roll, head-banging meter.
Alan is still performing, and working in Phoenix with this daughter in music, and event activities.
As with all speakers, Tonya presented a thank-you book: “Dog Man – A Tale of Two Kitties” by Dav Pilkey.  It will be donated in Alan's name to the Flagstaff Family Food Center Reading Room.

club service


Eric Walden announced Rotary Interact Club of FALA (Flagstaff Arts & Leadership Academy) , our local Interact club, has been approved by Rotary International to become an officially charted club.  Eric noted President Tonya was instrumental in helping get the paperwork approved. The club has grown substantially in the 3 years it has been in existence.  It is now 18 members. Congratulations to the Interactors and mentors - Eric and Kimberly Batty-Herbert.

Vocational Service

Chris Verrill gave the two minute talk.  He spoke about his introduction to Rotary, where 9/11/2001 happened soon after he joined a club in CA.  This resulted in him spending time in the Afghanistan / Pakistan border doing international service for refugees. Chris tied that back to the February theme of Peace & Conflict Resolution.
After spending time in China running the Beijing Playhouse, an English language theater, he is now the Executive Director at Theatrikos Theatre Company.  They are open again, performing and celebrating their 50th year!  

Community Service 

Millie Alexander has organized the February volunteer event at the Flagstaff Famiily Food Center 'Hot food   


Paul Harris Fellowship

PDG Alan Havir presented PHF pins to Mike Williams (PHF +1) & Steve Cervantes (PHF +3).  Congratulations to both and thank you for your continued support of the Paul Harris Foundation.

2022 Golf Tournament Fundraiser

Laura Trout announced the tournament is tentatively scheduled for Monday,  August 1, 2022 at the Flagstaff Ranch golf course.  There will be a breakfast and lunch provided in addition to a round of golf.  New for 2022 is will be a Silent Auction.  We are looking for 100% club participation in the fundraiser.  As one might say, "if you can't be a golfer, be a golf supporter" through volunteer time and talents.
Announcements and Other News

Club visioning project

Past President Carla announced that there is still time to fill out the survey re where we members want the club to grow in the future.  So far, we have about 50% club participation in the survey.  We will be meeting with district representatives on February 26th to formally discuss our roadmap to the future.


Rotary Call to actioN

Suggestion for monthly service and social activities can be sent to Millie Alexander.
Download the ClubRunner App for your phone.  It will have a list of membership contacts AND a listing of the club events.
Suggestions for speakers for March and beyond can be sent to Mike Williams. 

Wrap up Rotary announcements

Our weekly ‘50-50 split the pot’ card game is aka “Hoppy Bucks”...  Mike Casey bought $10 worth - count em' 12 tickets, and won the honor to draw for the honor of splitting the pot.  Jeff Ross did the honors but was unable to pull the winning ticket for Mike.  Hoppy noted we need to play to win. Better luck next week.
Happy Bucks:
- Carla $20 for a great vacation at Yellowstone
-Vaughn $5 for his daughter being home
-Chris Verrill $5 for the front page of the newspaper!
-Laura $20 for new granddaughter Poppy Lou Kleinmann.
Thanks everyone for your donations.


Mark your calendars! 

February’s monthly social is at Dirty Birdies Sports Bar & Grill THIS MONDAY, February 7th at 5pm.
February’s monthly board of directors meeting via Zoom: WED., Feb. 9th at Noon (always 2nd Wednesday). All welcome to attend.
The Club Visioning project is scheduled for the morning of February 26th.
Pencil in working on the Mural in March-April 2022.


Laura led the Four Way test lead.   President Tonya closed the meeting with a Quote for the Day:
“Peace and justice are two sides of the same coin. -- Dwight D. Eisenhower
Meeting adjourned at 1:07.
Upcoming Speakers
Feb 15, 2022 12:00 PM
Redistricting Process - Federal , State and County
Mar 01, 2022 12:00 PM
The Bluffs of Flagstaff - Senior Living
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Upcoming Events 
February Social
Dirty Birdies Sports Bar & Grill
Feb 07, 2022
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Board Meeting
Feb 09, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Club Meeting, 3rd Tuesday
Taverna Modern Mediterranean restaurant
Feb 15, 2022 11:45 AM
Feb Volunteer event FFFC Meal prep & serve
Flagstaff Family Food Center's 'Hot Meal Facility'
Feb 19, 2022
Club Visioning - February 2022
NAU conference room TBD
Feb 26, 2022
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Club Meeting, 1st Tuesday
Taverna Modern Mediterranean restaurant
Mar 01, 2022 11:45 AM
Board Meeting
Mar 09, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Club Meeting, 3rd Tuesday
Taverna Modern Mediterranean restaurant
Mar 15, 2022 11:45 AM
Club Meeting, 1st Tuesday
Taverna Modern Mediterranean restaurant
Apr 05, 2022 11:45 AM
Board Meeting
Apr 13, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Kathy Simmons
February 2
Larry White
February 8
Richard Lozano
February 11
Eric Wolverton
February 13
Eric Walden
February 15
Stephen Colf
February 16
Paul Wagner
February 21
Join Date
Dharmesh Vora
February 1, 1994
28 years
Officers & Directors
Immediate Past President
President Elect
The Rotary Foundation
Club Administration
Service Projects
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