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.
19 Members, 3 Visiting Rotarians, and 1 Guest joined us in person and via Zoom.  Our visitor was Kathy Simmons from the Northland Hospice here in Flagstaff.  Our visiting Rotarians were DG Bret McKeand, Wendy Nelson AG-North, and Donnis Deever Peoria AZ club 

Club President Tonya Watson called the 4th meeting of the 2021-2022 Rotary year at 12:03pm.  The Pledge was led by Laura Trout.  Tonya led the club in a moment of silence.

The Rotary Moment was led by Eric Walden on September’s these of Education and Literacy.  He asked for us to be thoughtful about the following…What were the smells and memories of back to school?  What fond memories do we have of Rotary?  What is our Rotary moment of service?  How can we serve the community?
September is Literacy Month, an opportunity for Rotarians to focus our awareness of literacy and education needs in our own communities and internationally.  Here is a lighthearted essay on Literacy and Reading  https://www.rotary.org/en/there-more-literacy-books
This week's program
Mike Williams introduced Wendy Nelson, Asst District Governor -North who introduced District Governor Bret McKeand.  Bret is a member of the Peoria AZ club.
Bret spoke on “Celebrating our History, Focusing on the Future”.
Serve to Change Lives’ is this year’s Rotary theme.  He noted his Rotary moment was realizing the power and impact of Rotary to improve the lives of individuals.  He was administering Polio vaccines door to door in a small town in Mexico.  He could see the excitement and appreciation of the parents and grandparents of the vaccinated children.  He was able, through Rotary, to provide a positive, permanent impact to those children.  He noted that Rotarians have faith in humanity.  He urged us to seek out our own Rotary moment. 
Bret noted Rotary’s role today is to calm trouble waters by living our principles of Ethics, Peacemaking, Leadership, Service, Relationship, Leadership, Responsibility, Diversity , Collaboration, and Communication. He congratulated the club for our continued history of giving to the community and to the Rotary International Foundation. 
Bret advised us to continue to support Community Service, to invite the public to Volunteer with us, to go on International Projects, to support the Rotary Foundation, and especially to support Our Youth.
Some special presentation were made:
-PH+3 to Lee Raddutz,
-PH+2 to Millie Alexander,
-District Community Service Award to Millie Alexander and Steve Cevantes,
-Most Valuable Player 2020-2021 to Carla Viola
Tonya closed the program by noting the book “Seeds of Greatness” will be donated in Bret’s name to the reading room of the library of the Flagstaff Family Food Center.
Announcements and Other News
Fundraiser –
Carla Viola and Lee Raddatz provided the final figure of $11,038.   This year's partner was the Northland Hospice.  Kathy Simmons, CEO, was presented a check for $5,519.


Rotary Call to action….

Sign up for the Sept volunteer project at the Flagstaff Family Food  Distribution Center and invite friends to help.
Join us at the September social at the Drinking Horn Meade Hall.
Volunteer to host an outdoor social.

Community Service Activities

Starting next meeting, Tonya will open up announcements during the meeting for announcements of volunteering activities that we Rotarians are participating in.  The announcements will be repeated here in the newsletter.

Wrap up Rotary announcements

Happy Bucks –Paul W $5 for being thankful.  $10 Hoppy for Crimson Tide football, and Vaughan $28 for celebrating his anniversary.
Our weekly ‘split the pot’ card game aka “Hoppe Bucks” is up to around $300.  DG Bret first picked a ticket with no owner (sorry Richard Lozano – you snooze,  you lose).  The second pick he pulled his own ticket!   He didn’t pull the joker, so we continue on to next week.

Mark your calendars! 

September 14 Club Social at the Drinking Horn Meade Hall at 108 E Route 66, Flagstaff.
September 18th Volunteer / Service Project at Flagstaff Family Food Distribution Center, 1903 N 2nd Street
The meeting closed with the Four Way test lead.  Time adjourned at 1:05pm.
Upcoming Speakers
Sep 21, 2021
Flagstaff Family Food Center
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Upcoming Events 
September Social at Drinking Horn Mead Hall
Drinking Horn Mead Hall
Sep 14, 2021
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
September Project: FFFC Kitchen Move Out
FFFC Food Distribution Center
Sep 18, 2021
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Club Meeting, 3rd Tuesday
Taverna Modern Mediterranean restaurant
Sep 21, 2021 11:45 AM
Club Meeting, 1st Tuesday
Taverna Modern Mediterranean restaurant
Oct 05, 2021 11:45 AM
Board Meeting
Oct 13, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Club Meeting, 3rd Tuesday
Taverna Modern Mediterranean restaurant
Oct 19, 2021 11:45 AM
Club Meeting, 1st Tuesday
Taverna Modern Mediterranean restaurant
Nov 02, 2021 11:45 AM
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 Celebration
Flagstaff Ranch
Dec 01, 2021
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Jeremy Baker
September 20
Jeff Ross
Sue Ross
September 29
Join Date
Eric Walden
September 1, 1999
22 years
Steve Peru
September 6, 2016
5 years
Officers & Directors
Immediate Past President
President Elect
The Rotary Foundation
Club Administration
Service Projects
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