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.  Many members were still recovering from the excitement of the 10oth Anniversary 1921-2021 Club Charter night celebration held at the Flagstaff Ranch on 12/1/2021.
We met in person today!  We had 19 members, a visiting Rotarian MaryAnn Colf (wife of member Steve), and 2 guests, Denny Hobson and Kathy Simmons.  Denny saw the article in the AZ Daily Sun "Rotary Club: 100 Years of Community Service" and just had to see what is happening here.  Tonya noted it was an excellent article and a great front page picture.

Club President Tonya Watson called the 10th meeting of the 2021-2022 Rotary year at 12:01pm.  The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Carla Viola.  Tonya led the club in a moment of silence in honor of the 80th Anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack. 


The Rotary Moment was led by Eric Walden discussing RI's Deember November theme of Disease Prevention & Treatment Month by reminding us that 'an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure'.
This week's program
Mike Williams introduced Mike Kelly from W.L. Gore and Associates (Gore). It is a global materials science company focused on discovery, product innovation based on fluropolymer technology and manufacturing.
Mike gave a thorough review of the company, from its start in 1958 up to the present.  Gore is a privately held company with more than 11,500 employees worldwide.  There are 3,700 employees in AZ (both Flagstaff and Phoenix).  It is a people person company working on technical applications.
Flagstaff's original facility was a wire and cable coating plant on 4th Street.   Workers in Flagstaff today work on Medical Products as a part of the Healthcare and Life Sciences group.
(from www.gore.com)
Using proprietary technologies with the versatile polymer polytetraflourorethylene (PTFE), Gore has created numerous products for medical implants, fabric laminates, and cable, filtration, sealant, membrane, venting and fiber technologies.
Tonya closed the program by noting this month's  book “The Heroes of Olympus" by Rick Riordan will be donated in Mike and Christian name to the FFFC Reading Room.
Announcements and Other News


Past President Carla gave us an update on the club visioning project.  In January, all club members will receive a questionnaire.  These should be filled out and returned to Carla.  On Saturday, February 26th, the club will meet from 8am -12noon to identify and set our club vision for the next years.

Vocational Service

Vaughan Winbourne, attorney at law, spoke of his current vocation of being a public defender here in Coconino County.  He has been an attorney for 35 years including working in private practice for over 30 years.  

Rotary Call to actioN

Millie Alexander distributed a request for volunteers from the FFFC.  The National Guard is no longer part of the volunteer group and additional hands are needed.  They especially need help Tues - Sat mornings with the Food Box Distrubution.  You can sign up at https://hotfood.volunteerhub.com
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.
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Community Service Activities

Bell Ringing at Sam's Club is this Saturday, December 11th.  Be there or be square.  If you didn't sign up, you can show up between 10am and 4pm to help.
“Happy Bucks”: Bring $/check to current or future meetings, or add to your dues payment.  These amounts will not be billed.  It's the Honor system!

Wrap up Rotary announcements

Happy bucks - Roll Tide is still rolling and Hoppe is still happy.  Larry White noted he has a new healthy grandson!
Our weekly ‘50-50 split the pot’ card game aka “Hoppe Bucks” total pot is now at  over $575.  Mike Williams won the chance to play.  He pulled the 2 of club and was no luckier than his wife was 2 weeks ago.  The pot lives on.

Mark your calendars! 

December’s community service event THIS Saturday ringing the bell for the Salvation Army at Sam's Club. 
No club meeting on the 21st!  See you in January.
Pencil in the Visioning project in February and the Mural in April 2022.


The meeting closed with Hoppe  leading the Four Way test lead.  Time adjourned at 1:o7 pm.
Upcoming Speakers
Jan 04, 2022 11:45 AM
Lowell Observatory
Jan 18, 2022 11:45 AM
Club Assembly
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Upcoming Events 
December Service - Salvation Army Bell Ringing
Sam's Club
Dec 11, 2021
Club Meeting, 1st Tuesday
Taverna Modern Mediterranean restaurant
Jan 04, 2022 11:45 AM
Board Meeting
Jan 12, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Club Meeting, 3rd Tuesday
Taverna Modern Mediterranean restaurant
Jan 18, 2022 11:45 AM
Club Meeting, 1st Tuesday
Taverna Modern Mediterranean restaurant
Feb 01, 2022 11:45 AM
Board Meeting
Feb 09, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Club Meeting, 3rd Tuesday
Taverna Modern Mediterranean restaurant
Feb 15, 2022 11:45 AM
Club Visioning - February 2022
Feb 26, 2022
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Club Meeting, 1st Tuesday
Taverna Modern Mediterranean restaurant
Mar 01, 2022 11:45 AM
Board Meeting
Mar 09, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Patterson Joe
December 8
Lee Raddatz
December 17
Jeff Ross
December 30
Join Date
Dino Dullbson
December 1, 1999
22 years
Hoppy Hopkins
December 1, 1999
22 years
Jeff Ross
December 1, 1986
35 years
Mark Frank
December 16, 1999
22 years
Timothy Kinney
December 31, 2000
21 years
Officers & Directors
Immediate Past President
President Elect
The Rotary Foundation
Club Administration
Service Projects
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