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21 Members, 3 visiting Rotarians and 1 Guest joined us today.
This week's program
President Jeff called the 10th meeting of the Rotary year to order at 12:02.  The Pledge was led by Chad, and after much discussion between Lee and Hoppy, Hoppy led us in the 2nd verse of America the Beautiful, with its reference to “pilgrim’s feet” for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.  Carla introduced her guest, Maggie, a retired police officer who relocated to Flagstaff from Hartford, CT 2 weeks ago!  We also welcomed back Steve Cervantes from the EClub, and Maryanne and Steve Colf.
 
Sergeant at Arms Rick auctioned off 2 pairs of tickets generously donated by Chris for a Theatrikos performance of Angels in Disguise, and purchased by Carla and Mike Hosking for $40 per pair.  In addition, $60 was raised from Happy Bucks.  Chris actually had money left after seeing 7 shows in 3 days in New York, Vaughan was happy his lovely wife Lisa was home after 10 days (or was it happy she was gone 10 days???),  Rick was happy to relocate his motorcycle to a warmer climate, Eric Walden was not so happy with his MSU Spartans football team, although they do lead the conference in number of penalties and penalty yards per game, but is happy their basketball team is doing well, Hoppy had sad dollars for the Alabama QB being knocked out for the remainder of the season, probably ruining their national championship hopes, but glad Tua’s surgery was successful, Mike Williams was happy to be home after a 3 week trip back east, and Chad was just happy to be at Rotary!
 
PDG Tonya introduced Paula Rand, and Sheila Mackell, both pediatricians and veterans of several Rotaplast trips.  Rotaplast was founded in 1992 by the San Francisco Rotary Club.   They are committed to helping children and their families worldwide by eliminating cleft lip and/or palate, which is the 4th most common birth defect.  Their first mission was in Chile, where they helped 132 patients, and have now helped over 20,000 patients worldwide, with 13 missions currently scheduled for 2020.  Each mission takes approximately a year and a half from beginning planning to completion, with an average of 25 – 30 team members, about 2/3 of which are medical professionals.  Rotaplast provides medical supplies valued at $45,000 per mission, transports $160,000 of durable medical equipment, staffs the team, covers the cost of transporting the medical personnel, and makes travel arrangements for the entire team.  After an average travel time of 2 to 3 days, the volunteers spend a day screening the patients, followed by 6 to 8 days of surgery, and a follow up day when patients are examined again and parents are given post op instructions.  Saving Smiles.  Changing Lives.
 
Next Board meeting is Tuesday, December 3, at 730 am at Little America.  Next regularly scheduled meeting will be a Club Assembly on Tuesday, December 3.  We will also be doing sign ups for our Adopt a Family through the Salvation Army on that day. If you are unable to shop, bring cash to the December 3rd meeting and Carla will have someone shop for you so you can still participate in this project.  Paul led us in the 4 Way Test and the meeting was adjourned at 1:00.
Upcoming Speakers
Dec 03, 2019
Flagstaff Rotary Club
Dec 17, 2019
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Upcoming Events 
Board Meeting
Little America
Dec 03, 2019
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
 
Board Meeting
To be announced
Feb 11, 2020
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
 
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MEET CARLA VIOLA, PRESIDENT 2020 - 2021
 
 
Carla Viola graduated from NAU in 1980 with a degree in Philosophy with a Business emphasis.  She worked as a bookkeeper, then returned to school for more accounting.  She also raised two children in Flagstaff, both of whom graduated from Coconino HS, and both got degrees at NAU.  She worked as the Finance officer for the Flagstaff Housing Authority, before being hired as Controller for Forest Highlands.  She traveled to two other projects with that Developer, first to Breckenridge, CO for nine years, then to Truckee, CA for 11 years.  It was in Truckee that she was brought into the Rotary fold.  It was a large and very active club, and she made many lifelong friends. In her nine years in the Truckee Noon Club, she held the positions of Treasurer and Foundation Chair.  She returned to Flagstaff two years ago, to a son, daughter-in-law and grandson.  Since her return she has become reacquainted with several friends she knew here the first time ‘round, and is starting to feel at home again. Taking a page of her own playbook “how to make friends in a new community”, she sought out the Rotary club. She is also a Vietnam era Veteran, having served in the Navy in the early 70’s.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Meredith Potts
November 18
 
Trish Hosking
November 24
 
Join Date
Lee Raddatz
November 30, 1976
43 years
 
Officers & Directors
President
 
Executive Secretary/Director
 
Treasurer
 
Sergeant-at-Arms
 
Director/Club Administrator
 
Director/Membership Chair
 
Director/Community Service Chair
 
Director/Program Co-Chair
 
Director/Program Co-Chair
 
Director/Social Chair
 
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