Welcome to another issue of our weekly bulletin!
This week's program
Meeting opened at 12:02 pm by President Carla Viola.
Pledge of Allegiance led by Jeff Ross
Old Business
  1. Visiting Rotarians and Guests:  Visitor Dave Kinsey (application has been accepted) Speaker is Mel Miller
  2. Happy Bucks: Hoppy AL national champions!  $100, roll tide!  Laura $59
  3. Birthdays:  Jeff - Dec 30, Laura - Jan 23.
  4. Rotary Anniversaries: Dino 21 yrs, Hoppy 21 yrs, Jeff 34 yrs, Mike 34 yrs, Vaughn 15 yrs, Chris 20 yrs, and Meredith 10 years.
  5. Rotary Moment: Eric Walden spoke about isolation and giving.  Don’t be afraid to give attention, showing that we care, which will help in isolation.
  6. Reports
  • District grants were sent in and accepted for laptops and 20 hand washing stations for Red Feather. 
  • 2021-2022 district grant is to be submitted during May.  Members are asked to generate ideas for a $3000 grant for here in the city. Suggestions this meeting included Camp Colton, seniors, or a museum in town.
  • Call to Action: Need member suggestions for the next meeting.  These suggestions will be used by to determine the 2021-2022 grant.
Steve Peru introduced Mel Miller from Flagstaff American Red Cross, Program Manager’s Volunteer Partner.  He is the liason to other non-profits, community leaders, and Coconino country activity as a whole. The Red Cross is partnering to service a diverse community
Disaster Cycle Services, Preparedness and Health & Safety service (such as CPR and lifesaving classes), Blood Service, service to the armed forced and international NGO’s are supported by the Red Cross.
Disaster Services is the primary focus for Northern Az.  The Disaster Cycle includes Prepare, Respond, and Recover phases. 
PREPARE: although COVID has reduced the activities this past year, preparedness activities include free smoke detector installations, disaster preparedness education for various ages, and for different groups such as business, schools, houses of worship, and other nonprofits.
RESPOND: Fire and flood activity have been the most prevalent disasters here in the county.  The Museum fire, Hopi, Navajo, and Supai nations winter storms at Navajo, and Grand Canyon, and tinder fire over by Happy Jack all were supported with a Red Cross presence.
RECOVER: The Red Cross also provides emergency responses for home fires (ST assistance over the initial shock).
There have been changes this past year due to COVID. Some programs are on hold, meetings are now all virtual. The Respond and Recover activities are using more non-congregant shelters such as hotel rooms vs gymnasiums. Congregate shelters that are used, now have a lower density of client and cots to reduce COVID risk. Case work and some emergency operations work is virtual.
Wrap up:
Book ‘Dog Loves books’ will be donated to Family food bank center reading room. 
The meeting concluded with the Four Way test with Meredith Potts.    Time adjourned 1pm.
Rotary Call to action
  1. Pay your fees to Meredith
  2. Identify 2021-2022 grant suggestions for the February 2 meeting. 
  3. Volunteer at WWW.redcross.org  or contact Mel.miller@redcross.org.  They are also always looking for Board Members.
Upcoming Speakers
Apr 20, 2021
City of Flagstaff Sustainability Program
May 04, 2021
Rotary Peace Fellowship
May 18, 2021
Amarok Society
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Upcoming Events 
Rotary Social - Friday, April 23
Apr 23, 2021
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Packing Food Bags at Flagstaff Family Food Center
Flagstaff Family Food Center Food Bank
Apr 24, 2021
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Board Meeting
May 11, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Board Meeting
Jun 08, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Board Meeting
Jul 13, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Vaughan Winborne
April 13
Jeremy Baker
Brittany Baker
April 2
Join Date
Patterson Joe
April 1, 2016
5 years
Stephen Colf
April 5, 2007
14 years
Carla Viola
April 16, 2009
12 years
Paul Wagner
April 19, 2011
10 years
Officers & Directors
President Elect
Rotary Foundation
Immediate Past President
Community Service
International Service
Club Administration
Programs Co-Chair
Programs Co-Chair
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