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Welcome to another issue of our weekly bulletin!
This week's program
Meeting opened at 12:03 pm by President Carla Viola.
 
Pledge of Allegiance led by Chris Verrill
 
Old Business
  1. Visiting Rotarians and Guests:  None
  2. Happy Bucks: Hoppy $10 for first COVID shot!
  3. Rotary Moment: Eric Walden asked us to think of one thing we could do different based on the 4 way test.
  4. Reports
  • Steven Peru reported that the speakers February and March have been scheduled. He and Chad are working on a series reaching out to local businesses.  Misty Warner of Warner’s Nursery is the first in the series on March 16.
  • Paul Wagner is encouraging everyone to register for a webinar on March 2.  Paul will join the webinar, and then rebroadcast it to the membership.  There is a test run of the technology on Feb 22nd.  Let Paul know if you have 20 minutes to join the test.
  • President Carla discussed letter from Rotary International (RI) regarding COViD.  RI’s opinion is that clubs should stay at virtual meetings through the end of the Rotary year (June 30).  President Carla will forward this notice to the club.
  • District 5495 has waived district dues for the 3Q and 4Q.  The club discussed keeping the funds in the operating budget. President Carla will send out an email letting members know they can opt out / credit those dues,  if they so wish by contacting Millie,
  • Chris Verrill and the Theatrikos Theatre Company are looking for donation of a 2000 sq feet space for props and scenery.  They received a 60 day notice their current place will no longer be available.
Speaker:  
Steven Peru introduced Brandon Griffith, owner of Griffith Blue Heart. 
 
Brandon is an AZ police officer who survived a cardiac arrest incident.  He fought to keep his job as a police office, and started the Griffith Blue Heart not for profit.  The group provides services including a cardiac arrest survivor group and helping police forces procure and purchase AED equipment through grant writing.
 
Cardiac arrest is an electrical malfunction / storm in the heart.  It disrupts blood flow to the brain, lungs and vital organs.   95% of cardiac arrest victims die.  Heart attacks (myocardial infarctions) are a physical issue around oxygen-rich blood flow to a section of the heart.  95% of heart attack victims can survive.  Young men who die suddenly die of cardiac arrest not heart attacks.  80% of cases occur in the home. 
 
The purpose of the AED (automated external defibrillator) equipment program is to provide the life saving equipment to all first responders including police.  The sooner a cardiac arrest victim is defibrillated, the higher the likelihood of survival.
 
The Flagstaff Fire Department has this equipment.  The Police do not, and the 90% of the time the police are the first to the scene of priority 1 calls.
 
 
Wrap up:
  • Book ‘Mia Mayhem’ will be donated to Family food bank center reading room. 
  • The meeting concluded with the Four Way test with Chad.    
  • Time adjourned 1pm.
 
Rotary Call to action
  1. Pay your fees to Meredith
  2. Identify 2021-2022 grant suggestions
  3. Email Paul if you have 20 minutes to join a ZOOM test on February 22nd.
  4. Email Chris if you have access to store the theatre costumes and props.
 
Upcoming Speakers
Feb 16, 2021
Newly appointed Chief Mussleman will provide a FPD update
Mar 02, 2021
RI’s new Area of Focus, Protecting the Environment
Mar 16, 2021
How We Got Started!
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Upcoming Events 
Board Meeting
Zoom
Feb 09, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
 
Board Meeting
Zoom
Mar 09, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
 
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Eric Wolverton
February 13
 
Eric Walden
February 15
 
Stephen Colf
February 16
 
Paul Wagner
February 21
 
Join Date
Dharmesh Vora
February 1, 1994
27 years
 
Officers & Directors
President
 
President Elect
 
Secretary
 
Treasurer
 
Rotary Foundation
 
Membership
 
Immediate Past President
 
Community Service
 
International Service
 
Club Administration
 
Programs Co-Chair
 
Programs Co-Chair
 
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