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May 21, 2019 12:00 PM
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Jul 16, 2019
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Apr 30, 2019
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
 
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May 21, 2019 10:45 AM
 

Service Above Self Corner

Russell Hampton
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April 2 Meeting
President Jeff called the 19th meeting of the Rotary year to order at 12:03pm.  The Pledge was led by Karl and Hoppy led us in the chorus of the Al Jolson tune April Showers.  We had 5 visitors today, 3 who have turned in applications to join! 
 
Eric Walden’s shared Rotary’s objective of encouraging and fostering the ideal of service through our personal, business and community life.  He also spent a few minutes describing our first Interact Club, at Flagstaff Arts & Leadership Academy, which will be mentored by Kim and operational by fall semester.
 
All present shared a brief moment of what is new in their life.  Chris recently relocated to Flagstaff from Beijing, Rick recently sold his business and would enjoy retirement if he hadn’t hurt his back moving out of his office!, Karl is actively working on a renovation of the old ballroom at the Hotel Monte Vista and Prez Jeff is getting ready for a biking trip through Italy and Croatia.  After some discussion, it was determined that Dino has resided in Flagstaff longer than any other member, since 1981, beating Hoppy out by a few months.
 
Rick led us in the 4 Way Test and the meeting was adjourned at 12:55pm.  Our next meeting is April 16, when Coconino County Attorney Bill Ring will be our speaker.
 
NEWS
The Rotary Vocational Fund of Arizona
ELIGIBLE FOR ARIZONA TAX CREDIT
CHANGING LIVES BY ASSISTING WITH VOCATIONAL EDUCATION
 
Over 25 years ago, some forward thinking Rotarians in Arizona created The Rotary Vocational Fund of Arizona to take advantage of the tax credit opportunities allowed by the State of Arizona.  At the same time, they created an opportunity for Rotarians to fund one of Rotary's Avenues of Service - Vocational Service. 
 
Because TRVFA was started by Rotarians, and is run by Rotarians to this day, some mistakenly think that giving is restricted to Rotarians.  Just the opposite is true.  We need Rotarians to be our advocates with their friends, family, and business associates.  Visit our website at trvfa.org to learn more about us, so you can share our story with others.  
 
TRVFA was created to give students an opportunity to realize their dreams.  Through completion of vocational training, they can look forward to earning a living wage to support themselves and their families.TRVFA grants change lives of vocational grant recipients and their families forever.  They move to a higher level of productivity.  They take pride in their new occupation.  They are better able to contribute to our state's economy.  Examples of TRVFA grants are tuition assistance for medical assistant training, assistance in purchasing tools for mechanics and technicians in training, purchase of required safety equipment and clothing for people learning trades. 
 
We have made it easy to donate on-line at donate.trvfa.org. Donations to the Vocational Fund are eligible for an Arizona tax credit up to $400 per person, $800 for a joint return.  In utilizing your credit you are effectively deciding where to spend some of the income taxes which would otherwise be owed to the state.
 
It is not too late to give and claim a tax credit donation for 2018.  It is not too early to give in order to make your 2019 tax credit donation. 
 
The time is always perfect to give to make a very tangible difference in the life of someone you may never meet!
 
Proud to serve on the TRVFA Board,
 
PDG Jeanie Morgan
 
 
 
12 Members and 5 Guests Attended Today's Meeting
 
 

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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Vaughan Winborne
April 13
 
Join Date
Patterson Joe
April 1, 2016
3 years
 
Trish Hosking
April 1, 2004
15 years
 
Carla Viola
April 16, 2009
10 years
 
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2654 E. Route 66
Flagstaff, AZ  86004
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