Welcome to another issue of our weekly bulletin! Find out who our upcoming speakers are, what we covered in today's meeting and any other scheduled events.
22 Members, 1 Visiting Rotarian, and 3 Guests attended today's meeting.
This week's program
President Jeff called the 13th meeting of the Rotary year to order at 12:05.  It was a full house, so 2020 is off to a great start!  The Pledge was led by Mike W, and Hoppy led us into the new year (NOT the new decade!) with “Auld Lang Syne”. 
 
Eric Walden shared the partnership between Rotary International and USAID, the biggest RI partnership after polio eradication, which is providing clean water and sanitation to Ghana. 
 
President Jeff introduced Jim Bissonett, District Rotary Foundation Chair.  The Rotary Foundation is a separate entity from Rotary International, and one of the highest rated charitable organizations in the world.  In addition to working to eradicate polio, the Foundation also provides funding for District and Global Grants.  District Grants can be used to fund small, short term activities for our local communities.  Global Grants support larger, international projects sponsored by both a host and international Club.  These projects must be sustainable and measurable, and must align with one of Rotary’s areas of focus.
In the last 4 years, District 5495 has sponsored over 50 international projects with combined project spending of $5,200,000. 
Funding for TRF is through annual giving, polio plus, and estates/wills.  District 5495 is currently running a contest to encourage members to sign up to make direct monthly contributions to TRF through Rotary Direct, as well as encourage gifts by major donors of $10,000 or more.  Winners to be announced at the District Conference!  President Jeff shared that 25 of our members are Paul Harris Fellows, meaning they have contributed $1,000 or more to TRF.
Jim closed with sharing one of his favorite international projects, the Navajo Water Project, here in our own back yard.  For only $4,500 per home, a 1200 gallon water tank, sink, and solar panel is installed to provide water to one of over 15,000 Navajos who previously had no access to running water. 
 
Rick led the 4 Way Test, and the meeting was adjourned at 1:05.  Our next meeting is January 21.
 
Upcoming Speakers
Jan 21, 2020
Feb 04, 2020
Rotary Exchange Student Experience
Mar 03, 2020
Arboretum at Flagstaff
View entire list
Upcoming Events 
Coconino County Spelling Bee
Coconino High School Mini Auditorium
Feb 08, 2020
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
 
Board Meeting
To be announced
Feb 11, 2020
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
 
Flagstaff Rotary Valentine Dinner Social
Fat Olives Chef’s Table
Feb 18, 2020
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
 
View entire list
Announcements and Other News
FLAGSTAFF ROTARIANS HAVE BEEN BUSY
Carla will be looking for volunteers for the Gore Tex Kahtoola Uphill event benefiting Camp Colton.  Watch for emails!
 
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Anniversaries
Mike Williams
Barbara Williams
January 8
 
Join Date
Mike Williams
January 1, 1987
33 years
 
Vaughan Winborne
January 1, 2006
14 years
 
Chris Verrill
January 2, 2001
19 years
 
Frank Bourget
January 8, 2019
1 year
 
Meredith Potts
January 15, 2011
9 years
 
Officers & Directors
President
 
Executive Secretary/Director
 
Treasurer
 
Sergeant-at-Arms
 
Director/Club Administrator
 
Director/Membership Chair
 
Director/Community Service Chair
 
Director/Program Co-Chair
 
Director/Program Co-Chair
 
Director/Social Chair
 
Please add mailservice@clubrunner.ca to your safe sender list or address book.
To view our privacy policy, click here.
 
ClubRunner
102-2060 Winston Park Drive, Oakville, ON, L6H 5R7
Russell Hampton
ClubRunner
ClubRunner Mobile