Welcome to another issue of our weekly bulletin! We continue to meet on Zoom, but we hope our our meetings will be in person again before summer.
This week's program
Meeting opened at 12:00 pm by President Carla Viola.  The Pledge of Allegiance led by Vaughn Winborne.
Happy Bucks: Paul $47, Hoppy  $79 and Steve Coil $77 to celebrate their birthdays!
Speaker:  The webinar “Ian, Rotary, and the Environment” was presented by the Environmental Sustainability Rotary Action Group (ESRAC).  Previous RI President Ian Riseley spoke about the new 7th area of focus of the Rotary Foundation. 
This new area of focus will allow environmental projects to receive Global Grants for the first time starting July 1 2021. The policy statement notes “Rotary supports activities that strengthen the conservation and protection of natural resources, advance environmental sustainability, and foster harmony between people and the environment”.
Ian noted he the types of projects he would like to see two types of grant proposals - projects that (1) rectify damage done to our environment and (2) prevention of future issues by education and advocacy. The detailed statement policy link is below with specifics about project types.
Links to get further information
www.rcatnow.com – the home page for the RI Board – Environment Area of Focus Policy.  You can find the full three page policy statement here.
www.ifixthe planet.org  – a contest to create a 70 second video on the topic “How do I fix (repair) the planet?”  The purpose is to showcase the wealth of ways Rotarians are striving to save the planet.  Submission must be uploaded by March 31, 2021.  Seven winners selected will get to have a Zoom meeting with RI President Holger Knaack.
www.ESRAG.org – the home page for the Environmental Sustainability Rotary Action Group.  ESRAG provides an organizing point and informational resources to share information with clubs and communities about sustainable practices and the global humanitarian crisis of climate change.
ESRAG January bulletin:  https://sdwh.campaign-view.com/ua/SharedView?od=3zfee7653d6ab2eb69be0fdae762805924312e0e45f16eef991f071522eccb384e&cno=11a2b0b1cb9e873&cd=1675209e1f6840e9&ld=1675209e1f056441
Wrap up:
Webinar ended at 12:55pm.
Rotary Call to action
  1. Identify 2021-2022 grant suggestion topics
  2. Congratulate Steve Peru on his being named as the next Coconino County Manager, effective April 5.
  3. check out the web links above!
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