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14 members and 4 guests attended today's meeting.
Today's Program
August 7, 2018

President Jeff called the third meeting of our Rotary year to order at 12:05 pm.  The pledge of allegiance was led by Rick Smith and Hoppy Hopkins led us in a rousing chorus from the song “When You're Smiling ”. 

 
A person posing for the cameraDescription generated with high confidenceROTARY MINUTE:  Rotarians provide 16 million volunteer hours each year.  Rotary has provided Polio immunizations to over 2.5 BILLION children around the world.  There are 11,000 Rotaract Clubs in 184 countries, including the NAU Rotaract Club sponsored by Flagstaff Rotary.
 
PROGRAM:  Our speaker today was Jim Driscoll, Coconino County Sheriff.  Sheriff Driscoll was elected Sheriff in 2016. The Sheriff worked for more than 30 year in the Sheriff's office including patrol, detectives, jail, search and rescue and neighborhood watch.  Prior to being elected Sheriff he served as the Chief Deputy Sheriff.  Sheriff Driscoll is responsible for law enforcement in Coconino County outside incorporated cities and indian reservations.  He is in charge of the Coconino County Detention facility as well as the jail's Page holding facility.   
 
Sheriff Driscoll said one of the biggest challenges facing the Sheriff's office today is the rise in mental illness and safety of schools.  He pointed out that many of the homeless in the county suffer from mental illness and that treatment for them when they are incarcerated is limited.  He also suggested that securing our schools from the acts of mentally unstable people poses challenges about how much security we need and will accept in schools.  The Sheriff's department has worked with school officials to train them how to deal with emergency situations as well as how to identify individuals who might later become a threat and work with them to diffuse the situations.  
 
The Sheriff mentioned the Coconino County Sheriff's office and the Flagstaff Police Department share facilities, an IT System, dispatchers and other resources leading to improved efficiency and lower costs to taxpayers.  He believes this is a rare instance of government agencies working toA person wearing a suit and tieDescription generated with very high confidencegether, instead of in competition, to better serve the public.  The Sheriff's remarks were followed by a short question and answer session.
 
President Jeff thanked Sheriff Driscoll 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.
 
Vaughan Winborne led us in the Four Way Test and President Jeff adjourned the meeting at 1:00 pm.
 
Our next meeting is August 21. Our speaker will be Rotary District 5495 District Governor Jim Erickson.
 
 

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Upcoming Events
Family Fun Hike/Snacks at Pine Grove Cground Trail
Pinegrove Campground
Sep 22, 2018
9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
 
Service Above Self Corner
 
Thanks to Rick Smith for providing our flag for a proper salute to the flag
 
Thanks to Sandy Petersen and the Phoenix West Rotary Club for including us in the 7th Annual Party in the Pines
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Party in the Pines

 

Last Saturday was the clearest and driest night in many weeks as Flagstaff and Phoenix West Rotarians, friends and guests gathered under the stars at the annual Phoenix West Rotary Party in the Pines.  We enjoyed the generous hospitality of Phoenix West Rotary.  We were treated early to a deer walking across the front yard, squirrels in the back watching us eat and later to Rotarians learning to enjoy jello shots along with Bigfoot BBQ.  As the night progressed the air was filled with lively conversation and laughter.  A good time was had by all.  A big thank you to Phoenix West Rotary President Sandy for inviting us to share in the festivities.
 
Taco Tuesday

 

On July 31, 13 Rotarians and guests met at Casa Duarte for an evening of fun, fellowship and tacos.  We have a great time at these casual after work events and if you missed it we hope to see you at the next one.  Remember you get out of Rotary what you put into it!  See you soon.
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Rick Smith
August 1
 
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Vaughan Winborne
Lisa Winborne
August 28
 
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Michael Casey
August 1, 2006
12 years
 
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Oakmont Restaurant at Continental Country Club
2380 Oakmont Drive
Flagstaff, AZ  86004
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