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.  
We met in person and on zoom.  We had 13 members in house plus 2 on Zoom,  and 1 guest.  Meredith's daughter xxxx was our guest.  Our fearless leader Tonya, and Sgt-at-arms Steve were on Zoom from the RI Convention in Houston. 

Club President Tonya Watson called the 12th meeting of the 2021-2022 Rotary year at 12:01pm. with Paul ringing the bell.  The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Dino.  Tonya led the club in a moment of silent reflection for hope for sustained peace throughout the world. 

The Rotary Moment was led by Eric Walden discussing RI's June theme of Rotary Fellowship Groups Month.  Rotary Fellowhsip groups  are international alliances of Rotarians that share a common passion or interest.  It could be a vocation but does not need to be.  At the RI Convention, these groups gather so members can meet in person.  Thanks for being Rotarians!
You can find information on the multitude of fellowships at https://www.rotary.org/en/our-programs/more-fellowships

Rotary International Convention

Tonya presented her take on what has been happening in Houston TX at the Rotary International Convention.  The Theme is "Discover New Horizons"  The convention is very international.  Not only are there many languages on the signage, but chatter is many languages is heard all over the place.   There are both educational and fun activities available.  They enjoyed their trip out to the Houston Space Center and meeting all kinds of folks in the House of Friendship.

From the RI website: "People who can’t attend in person can take part in the virtual convention, which will include live-streamed general sessions and select breakout sessions, as well as a virtual House of Friendship. We’ve built on our previous experience with convention apps and used what we’ve learned about online meetings in the past two years to create a hybrid experience that will keep people connected. Recordings will be available through 31 August."

Log into MY ROTARY at https://www.rotary.org/en/ to find  RI President 
Shekhar Mehta's address, more information on the 2022 Houston & 2023 Melbourne conventions, and general information on Rotary's impact on the world.


Announcements and Other News

Vocational Service

Hoppy gave the vocation service chat today.  His classification is electrical engineering.  He was inspired by Sputnik to become an engineer.  After college, he worked at in aerospace at Lockheed designing systems for a space telescope.  However, in the early 70s the US ended spending quite so much on the space program; Hoppy changed his vocation to faculty member where he found his calling.  He eventually became a Professor.  He taught in Saudi Arabia in the late 70's, then in Alabama, and then was tempted to NAU by a colleague from his Saudi Arabian days.  He's been in Flagstaff since 1983.  He retired in 2005 and since has been honing his "honey do" abilities around the house. 

golf fundraiser

Laura provided a walkthrough of the online golfer registration system.  It is part of the Club Runner website and she has heard it is easy to navigate.  She also handed out the sponsorship flyer an a trifold golfer informational sheet.
The key to success in this fundraiser is the selling of sponsorships.   Last year we sold Hole Sponsorships only.  We are doing that again this year.  For $150 the sponsor will get advertising on the course during the event.
For higher level sponsorships, these organizations will get visibility in local media both before and after the fundraiser.  Additionally, the higher level sponsors will have their logo on our 2022 golf website information.  
Proceeds from the fundraiser will be used to support the Northland Hospice, Community College scholarships for the Foundation, and other local activities.

Rotary Call to actioN

Suggestions for speakers  or February and beyond can be sent to Mike Williams. 
Suggestion for monthly service and social activities can be sent to Millie Alexander.
Download the ClubRunner App for your phone.  It will have a list of membership contacts AND a listing of the club events.
FFFC volunteers needed.  They especially need help Tues - Sat mornings with the Food Box Distrubution.  You can sign up at

Wrap up Rotary announcements

Our weekly ‘50-50 split the pot’ card game took the week off.  The pot is around $1200 these days.  
Tonya reports there are still a couple of items to be completed to finish the Mural project.  It is a great success both visually and monetarily.

Mark your calendars! 

Northland Hospice's annual Run for Life is on Saturday June 18th.  There will be a Rotary table manned by Tonya & Steve and there is room for more volunteers - contact Tonya if you are interested.  Kathy is also looking for volunteers to help with traffic on the downtown streets.  Contact her directly to volunteer.
Members are invited to speak at the June 28th City Council meeting on the impact of Rotary on Flagstaff.  The meeting starts at 3:00 so be there a little early to get a seat!
Tonya's demotion party is on Wednesday, June 29th at Paul Wagner's house.  You will receive an email invitation... Carla says PLEASE RESPOND so we can plan for food.


The meeting closed with Kimberly leading the Four Way test lead.  Tonya thanked Paul for his help on the meeting.  We adjourned the meeting at 1:00PM.
Upcoming Speakers
Jun 21, 2022 11:45 AM
Year-in-Review and Club Assembly
Jul 19, 2022 11:45 AM
experience as a Rotary Peace and Ambassadorial Scholar
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Upcoming Events 
Golf Committee Meeting
Flagstaff Ranch Clubhouse
Jun 16, 2022
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Northland Hospice Run For Life
Jun 18, 2022
6:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Club Meeting, 3rd Tuesday
Taverna Modern Mediterranean restaurant
Jun 21, 2022 11:45 AM
6/23 Golf Committee Meeting
Flagstaff Ranch Clubhouse
Jun 23, 2022
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
City Council - Centennial speak
Flagstaff City Hall
Jun 28, 2022
2:30 PM – 5:00 PM
June social: Tonya's demotion party
Paul Wagner's backyard
Jun 29, 2022
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
6/30 Golf Committee Meeting
Flagstaff Ranch Clubhouse
Jun 30, 2022
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Club Meeting, 1st Tuesday
Taverna Modern Mediterranean restaurant
Jul 05, 2022 11:45 AM
7/7 Golf Committee Meeting
Flagstaff Ranch Clubhouse
Jul 07, 2022
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Board Meeting
Jul 13, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Steve Peru
June 26
Steve Peru
Beth Otterstein
June 26
Paul Wagner
Sue Wagner
June 30
Join Date
Tonya Watson
June 1, 2001
21 years
Officers & Directors
Immediate Past President
President Elect
The Rotary Foundation
Club Administration
Service Projects
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