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.
13 Members, and 1 Guest joined us in person and via Zoom.  Our visitor was Paul Burchell, a former NAU Rotaract treasurer.

Club President Tonya Watson called the 7th meeting of the 2021-2022 Rotary year at 12:09pm.  The Pledge was led by Lee Raddatz.  Tonya led the club in a moment of silence for friends and acquaintances  having health issues.


The Rotary Moment was led by Laura Trout on RI's October's theme of Economic and Community Development .  She spoke about how Rotarians support investments in people to create measurable and enduring economic improvements in lives and communities
This week's program
Mike Williams introduced Lindsay Watson, Executive Director of Threaded Together, a Flagstaff 401(c)(3) not for profit.  It is devoted to inspiring creativity and connection through textile arts programs that empower participants, enrich the Flagstaff community, and offer employment pathways for women and vulnerable populations.
Threaded Together was started operating in Flagstaff in March of 2020... just in time for the coronavirus.  Volunteers and staff immediately went into action sewing masks and hospital gowns for local groups.
They have a series of programs to interact with the community.  
The Sewing Squad is a program to work with the Boys and Girls Clubs, and court supervised teenagers to provide them a place to be artistic and creative.  This program allows teenagers space to think and re-energize themselves in a positive manner.
The Step Program (Sewing and Textile Employment Pathway) is a vocational industrial sewing program.  It partners with Northland Family Help Center, the Sharon Manor, and others to teach women in crisis employment skills in clothing.  These students and graduates staff the workroom facility for other programs.  It also has a contract to convert NAU fabric signs into the Tote bags for sale.
Create and Connect is a program that provides open sewing time and equipment to teenagers and adults wanting to learn how to sew.  Its objective is to create a community of supportive and creative folks and to build social connections.  This is the group that was making masks during COVID.
The final program is a Teen Mentorship program that is focused toward one-on-one mentoring teens with adversity in their lives such as in a foster home or homelessness.  The goal is for the teens to use sewing as a way to express themselves and learn practical life skills.
Threaded Together is located at 2710 N. Steves Blvd., Ste. 2, Flagstaff, AZ 86004 in the Kachina Square Shopping Center
Tonya closed the program by noting this month's  book "A Place to Belong" will be donated in Lindsay's name to the FFFC Reading Room.
Announcements and Other News


President Tonya introduced Dino Dullbson for this meeting's  "CRAFT TALK" to focus on Vocational Service in our community. 
Dino is a long time hospitality provider (since 1976!) and currently owns the Comfort Inn and Americana motels here in town. He has enjoyed provided hospitality to those passing through and was able to keep one of his motels open during the coronavirus. 

Rotary Call to actioN

Tonya is looking for historical documents and pictures that will be included in our December 1 Charter Night activities. 
Suggestions for speakers can be sent to Mike Williams. 
Suggestion for monthly service and social activities can be sent to Millie Alexander.

Community Service Activities

Tonya has opened up announcements during the meeting for announcements of volunteering activities that we Rotarians are participating in.  The announcements made will be repeated here in the newsletter.

Wrap up Rotary announcements

Tonya said a "Thank you!" for the small but mighty October service project participants.  Millie A, Jeff R, Mike W, Tonya W, and Steve Cervantes.  The Rotary wheel at the downtown Train Depot / Visitor's Center was refinished.
Our weekly ‘split the pot’ card game aka “Hoppe Bucks” is $431.  Paul Wagner filled in this week for Hoppe. Laura Trout  drew the Ace of diamonds, and so the game continues.

Mark your calendars! 

RSVP to Tonya for the Dec 1 Centennial Charter Night celebration.  Cost is $50 per person / $100 per couple.
Pencil in the Visioning project in February and the Mural in April 2022.


The meeting closed with Millie Alexander leading the Four Way test lead.  Time adjourned at 1:00pm.
Upcoming Speakers
Nov 02, 2021
Nov 16, 2021 12:00 PM
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Upcoming Events 
Club Meeting, 1st Tuesday
Taverna Modern Mediterranean restaurant
Nov 02, 2021 11:45 AM
November Service Project
Nov 06, 2021
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Board Meeting
Nov 10, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Club Meeting, 3rd Tuesday
Taverna Modern Mediterranean restaurant
Nov 16, 2021 11:45 AM
Centennial Charter Night Celebration
Flagstaff Ranch
Dec 01, 2021
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Club Meeting, 1st Tuesday
Taverna Modern Mediterranean restaurant
Dec 07, 2021 11:45 AM
Board Meeting
Dec 08, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Club Meeting, 1st Tuesday
Taverna Modern Mediterranean restaurant
Jan 04, 2022 11:45 AM
Board Meeting
Jan 12, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Club Meeting, 3rd Tuesday
Taverna Modern Mediterranean restaurant
Jan 18, 2022 11:45 AM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Dharmesh Vora
October 1
Eric Wolverton
Amanda Acheson
October 6
Join Date
Chad Taylor
October 1, 2019
2 years
Officers & Directors
Immediate Past President
President Elect
The Rotary Foundation
Club Administration
Service Projects
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