Welcome to another issue of our weekly bulletin! Find out who our upcoming speakers are, what we covered in today's meeting and any other scheduled events.

This Week's Program
By Kimberly Batty-Herbert
 
Vaughn led the Pledge of Allegiance
Happy selected the song “Home on the Range”
 
Guests:
Dan Germain – Glendale club
Larry Hendrix – Coconino Community College, will be writing a feature story for the local paper about Rotary
Mike Crabdree - White Mountains (is relocating here)
Graham Campbell – Starting a maker’s space in Flagstaff
Maracella – Rotary exchange student
Dr. Kathleen White – Student host mom
 
Maracella and Dr. White announced that Maracella is looking for things to do around Flagstaff with Rotarians and their families on the weekends of Feb. 8th and 29th.
 
Vaughn announced the date and fun of the Spelling Bee on Feb. 8th. See related article below.
 
Eric presented the Rotary Moment:
 
The group was asked who was forced to be a member of Rotary. When no one raised their hands, Eric reminded us that we are all willingly attending. We an impact by doing so. One example is End Polio Now! We have reduced polio by 99.99% since Rotary’s initial project in the Philippians. Polio is still present in three countries: Nigeria, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.
 
President talked about a flyer placed at each table asking club members to consider donating directly to the Rotary Foundation rather than through our dues. The club could receive a no strings $2,000 grant.
 
Mike C. said the bowling fundraiser for Elevate Nepal was very successful. They had a goal of 25,000 but raised over $30,000!
 
Carla revealed that she still has a few long sleeve Rotary shirts for $15 each in men’s and women’s sizes.
 
It was also announced that seats were still available for the Valentine’s dinner on February 18.
 
Carla announced that she wants to set up a serving team in February for the Flagstaff Family Food Center. The event would last from about 3:30-6:00 pm.
 
Chad introduced the day’s speaker, Marcella from Uberaba, Minas Gerais, Brazil. She spoke about her family, school, and home country. Brazilian high school students do not move from class to class but stay with one group of students through their schooling. All students take the same classes. She gave a Brazil 101 overview including that Brazil is the 5th largest country in land mass and has 210 million people. It is has been the largest coffee producer in 150 years. A robust Q&A followed her presentation.
 
Carl lead the club in the Four Way Test and the meeting was adjourned at 1 pm.
 
 
 
 
Upcoming Speakers
Feb 18, 2020
Poore Medical Clinic
Mar 03, 2020
Arboretum at Flagstaff
Mar 17, 2020
Apr 07, 2020
North Country Community Health clinic
Apr 21, 2020
Forest Service 4FRI project
View entire list
Upcoming Events 
Flagstaff Rotary Valentine Dinner Social
Fat Olives Chef’s Table
Feb 18, 2020
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
 
Board Meeting
To be announced
Apr 14, 2020
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
 
View entire list
Announcements and Other News

Coconino County Spelling Bee

by Vaughan Winborne
 
The spelling bee held February 8, at Coconino High School was impressive as usual, with the middle school and younger scholars dazzling us with their feats of memory.  Hannah Dodt was the first place finisher with our prize of $250.  She is the tall girl at the left in the photograph.
 
Editor's note:  For the third straight year, Vaughan served as a judge.  Hannah also won the spelling bee in 2019.
 

Rotary Direct

Instead of having your contributions to the Rotary Foundation ($25 per quarter) billed to you and then remitted by the club to the Rotary Foundation, we are being encouraged to sign up for Rotary Direct where you can have periodic donations charged to your credit card or bank account. It is simple and lowers the administrative burden on the club.  If you need more information about setting up Rotary Direct, contact Tonya, Mike Hosking or Jeff.  For information on the District contest for Rotary Direct click on the following link.
 
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Eric Wolverton
February 13
 
Eric Walden
February 15
 
Stephen Colf
February 16
 
Paul Wagner
February 21
 
Join Date
Dharmesh Vora
February 1, 1994
26 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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