Attendance Today:  15 members and 2 guests
Brian Klimoski, National Weather Service

Today's Meeting

President Jeff called the 11th meeting of this Rotary year to order at 12:15.  Karl Eberhard led us in the pledge of allegiance.  Hoppy Hopkins led us in a season appropriate "Jingle Bells". 
We were pleased to welcome guests Brittany Baker, wife of our own Jeremy Baker and Mike Penca, Flagstaff Unified School District Superintendent and prospective member. 
Eric Walden provided a thought-provoking Rotary minute describing the rise of Rotary from three Chicago businessmen in 1905, to a diverse worldwide organization of over 1.2 million men and women in 34,000 clubs and 180 countries.  In the spirit of our organization Eric challenged us to come up with our own transformative ideas to better our community and the world.
New member Frank Bourget, Executive Director of the American Red Cross of Northern Arizona was capably introduced by our own distinguished lawyer, Vaughan Winborne.  See article on our newest member nearby.
Kimberly Batty-Herbert asked for the club’s support in providing for the family the club has adopted for the season through the Salvation Army’s adopt-a-family program.  Our club will provide Christmas gifts for a family of eight.  Four members offered financial support and six offered to assist with shopping and provide financial support.  Contact Kim if you can assist.
Mike Hosking reminded everyone about the Salvation Army bell ringing opportunity on December 15.  We still need volunteers for the 3-4pm and 4-5 pm shifts.  If you can help out please sign up on the website or by clicking here
Brian Kilmoski from the Bellemont office of the National Weather Service was today’s speaker.  Brian has been at this office since 2003.  Brian talked about the October 6, 2010 storm where we experienced a total of 6 tornadoes in the vicinity of Flagstaff and Bellemont.  The Bellemont NWS office is the only NWS office to ever have experienced three F2 tornadoes within two miles of its office within a two-hour time span.
The 2018 weather cycle was pretty close to normal for temperatures and precipitation.  Brian predicts above normal precipitation for this winter season and after a brief warming trend in December, a return to normal temperatures for the rest of winter. As for a white Christmas – possible but no promises.
Jeff presented a children’s book to Brian which will be donated to the Flagstaff Family Food Center library in honor of Brian’s presentation to us today. 
Jeremy Baker led us in an enthusiastic rendition of the Rotary Four-Way Test of the things we THINK SAY AND DO and the meeting was adjourned at 1:15.

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Upcoming Events
Salvation Army - Bell Ringing
Sam's Club
Dec 15, 2018
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Service Above Self Corner

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New Member
Frank Bourget inducted into Flagstaff Rotary
Welcome our newest member of Flagstaff Rotary, Frank Bourget.

Frank Bourget is the Executive Director of the Northern Arizona Chapter of the American Red Cross. Based in Flagstaff, AZ, he serves the people of Coconino, Yavapai, Mohave, Apache and Navajo counties. His focus is on recruiting volunteer leaders throughout the five-county area while raising community awareness and funds for the Red Cross in Northern Arizona.

Bourget has over 30 years’ experience in fundraising. In Arizona, he has been the director of development for the Phoenix Symphony, Nature Conservatory, Heard Museum and the Valley of the Sun YMCA. In 2014, he served as vice president of the Planned Giving Roundtable Arizona. In 2005 Frank was President of the Greater Arizona Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) where he was recognized as Fund Raising Executive of the Year in 2006.

Frank and his wife have three grown sons and six grandchildren.  Welcome to the fellowship of Rotary Frank!

Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Mike Hosking
December 27
Jeff Ross
December 30
Join Date
Dino Dullbson
December 1, 1999
19 years
Jeff Ross
December 1, 1995
23 years
Karl Eberhard
December 1, 1992
26 years
Walter Hopkins
December 1, 1999
19 years
Mark Frank
December 16, 1999
19 years
Craig Roberts
December 31, 1997
21 years
Timothy Kinney
December 31, 2000
18 years
Club Information
First and Third Tuesdays at Noon
2654 E. Route 66
Flagstaff, AZ  86004
United States of America
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