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July 17, 2018

President Jeff called the second meeting of our Rotary year to order at 12:07 pm.  The pledge of allegiance was led by Rick Smith and Hoppy Hopkins led us in a rousing rendition of “In the Good Old Summertime”.  You can order it on iTunes shortly.

A person posing for the cameraDescription generated with high confidencePast District Governor and Past President Tonya Watson led our 120 second Rotary minute.  She described the flat organizational structure of Rotary, pointing out that 1.2 million Rotarians worldwide are members of some 32,000 Rotary clubs.  Clubs are organized into Districts whose primary mission is to support clubs through training and leadership.
Our speaker today was Don Rowley, Publisher of the Arizona Daily Sun.  Mr. Rowley led a question and answer session which discussed the changing state of the newspaper business and mass media in general.  He mentioned the dissemination of information has changed significantly over the last decade and consumers now get their news from television, radio, social media, newspapers and the internet. Newspapers have evolved by adding digital content.  Some news sources today are unfiltered or unedited which has led to a decline in the respect for all media sources.  Rowley mentioned that consumers will eventually have to decide if they prefer news which is edited and compiled by professionals or in raw or unedited form. 
A person wearing a suit and tieDescription generated with very high confidencePresident Jeff thanked Mr. Rowley for his talk and asked him to sign a children’s book which we will donate in his name to the Flagstaff Family Food Center.
Announcements.  Vaughan Winborne asked members to PLEASE open and read their email.  He has identified some potential members and will be asking for assistance in obtaining feedback and introductions.  Mike Hosking reminded the group about the joint social event The Party in the Pines with Phoenix West Rotary on August 4 at 4pm.  RSVPs are required.
Vaughan Winborne led us in the Four Way Test and President Jeff adjourned the meeting at 1:00 pm.
Our next meeting is August 7. Our speaker will be Coconino County Sheriff Jim Driscoll with a law enforcement update.
Member Spotlight

President Jeff Ross

Jeff was born in Portland Oregon. He went to Oregon State University, majoring in Personnel Management with a minor in Forestry.  He worked full time going to college in order to pay his way, so did little else but study and work full time at Fred Meyer.
Jeff met Sue at Oregon State and they were married in 1974.  They have two children.   Jennifer lives in Houston and is the lead historian for NASA’s Johnson Space Center.  Jennifer is married to Jim. They have a son, Julius.  Jeff and Sue’s son, Scott, lives in Denver where he works for the FBI.  Scott and his wife Carrie have two daughters, Jade and Lexi.    
After graduating from college in 1974, Jeff went to work for Kmart. During his career with Kmart he lived in Tacoma, Yakima, Pendelton, Portland, Missoula, Billings, Alamosa, Flagstaff and Fairbanks.  He retired from Kmart in 1999 while living in Fairbanks. 
On the Monday following his retirement, he went to work for the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner the daily newspaper in Fairbanks.  Jeff and Sue moved back to Flagstaff in 2003 after 8 years in Fairbanks.  Since returning to Flagstaff, Jeff has worked for the Daily Sun, tried his hand as a small business owner and finally became a realtor which he has been doing for 9 years. 
Jeff enjoys Rotary (of course), hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, staying fit and gardening.
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2380 Oakmont Drive
Flagstaff, AZ  86004
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