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.
We met both in person and via Zoom.  We had 18 members, a visiting Rotarian Maria Martell, and 2 guests, Sean Golightly of the AZ Daily Sun, and Barb Williams wife of Mike Williams.

Club President Tonya Watson called the 9th meeting of the 2021-2022 Rotary year at 12:01pm.  The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Larry White.  Tonya led the club in a moment of silence for friends and acquaintances  having health issues.


The Rotary Moment was led by Eric Walden combining the Thanksgiving holiday with RI's November theme of Rotary Foundation Month.  
This week's program
Mike Williams introduced Jose Luis Cruz Rivera, President of NAU.  He is new this year to NAU but had long hoped to live here in Flagstaff.
Cruz Rivera is the 17th President of NAU as of June 2021.  NAU has 28K students.  20K are at the Flagstaff Campus.  8K are 22 remote locations throughout AZ including in Prescott, Phoenix, Yuma and Tucson.  
He has been working on a new strategic road map since he arrived.  It is currently composed of 7 objectives.  Two were discussed today  (1) to seek and encourage involvement with the Community and (2) adopt climate resources and planning to be in alignment with City, State, and National goals.
Student growth goals are concentrated on the remote locations. They closely interact with the Flagstaff campus.  Many programs can be started remotely with a small amount of time spent in Flagstaff proper.
He noted that outside-of-the-box programs such as the teacher residency program were key to keeping NAU relevant.  This program would allow individuals with a bachelor's degree to earn a Master's in Education through a two year assignment in a school under the direct supervision of a licensed teacher.  This program directly addresses the critical teacher shortage in AZ today.
In the Q&A, Cruz Rivera noted NAU's biggest challenge today is how to communicate its values to increase enrollment and resources needed to continue its programs.
Tonya closed the program by noting this month's  book “When Design Really Works” by Susie Hodge will be donated in Jose Luis' name to the FFFC Reading Room.
Announcements and Other News

Vocational Service

Chad Taylor, MD spoke of his work here in Flagstaff.  He is a board certified Dermatologist.  He noted he is now very happily responsible for the medical students assigned to Flagstaff.  There are 30 residents (10 1st year, 10 2nd year, and 10 3rd year) here each year as part of their medical training.

Rotary Call to actioN

Download the ClubRunner App for your phone.  It will have a list of membership contacts AND a listing of the club events.
Suggestions for speakers can be sent to Mike Williams. 
Suggestion for monthly service and social activities can be sent to Millie Alexander.

Community Service Activities

Sign up with Millie for the Salvation Army Christmas Bell ringing on December 11th.
November’s monthly service project was Saturday, November 6th, campus clean-up service with the Flagstaff Junior Academy.  We had 7 Rotarians (Millie, Paul, Vaughan, Laura, Meredith, Steve and Tonya) attend along with Meredith's daughter.
Tonya has opened up announcements during the meeting for announcements of volunteering activities that we Rotarians are participating in.  The announcements made will be repeated here in the newsletter.
Policy “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

There were a number of happy bucks comments.  Hoppe and his Alabama football team are still winning.  Carla was out backpacking last week. 
Our weekly ‘50-50 split the pot’ card game aka “Hoppe Bucks” total pot is now at  over $550.  Barb Williams won the chance to play.  She pulled the 5 of spades from the deck.  So the pot lives on.
RSVP to Tonya for the Dec 1 Centennial Charter Night celebration.  Cost is $50 per person / $100 per couple.  She knows who has not responded yet and will be following up with you!
Send congratulations to Lee Raddatz for his 45 years of Rotary service.  His initiation date is 11/30/1976.

Mark your calendars! 

November’s monthly social is THIS Tuesday, November 23rd at Cornish Pasty Company.  Gather around 5:00 PM. 
Pencil in the Visioning project in February and the Mural in April 2022.


The meeting closed with Kimberly  Batty-Herbert leading the Four Way test lead.  Time adjourned at 1:o0 pm.
Upcoming Speakers
Dec 07, 2021 12:00 PM
W.L. Gore and Associates
Jan 04, 2022 11:45 AM
Lowell Observatory
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Upcoming Events 
November Social - Cornish Pasty Co
Cornish Pasty Company
Nov 23, 2021
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Centennial Charter Night Celebration
Flagstaff Ranch
Dec 01, 2021
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Club Meeting, 1st Tuesday
Taverna Modern Mediterranean restaurant
Dec 07, 2021 11:45 AM
Board Meeting
Dec 08, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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
Club Visioning - February 2022
Feb 05, 2022
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Meredith Potts
November 18
Dharmesh Vora
Colleen Politi-Vora
November 11
Join Date
Lee Raddatz
November 30, 1976
45 years
Officers & Directors
Immediate Past President
President Elect
The Rotary Foundation
Club Administration
Service Projects
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