Rotary Club of Superstition Mountain, Apache Junction / Gold Canyon

                       P.O. Box 565, Apache Junction, Arizona 85117

‚Äč                           Chartered January 9, 1961                      Club #1246      District #5510      Zone #26

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Want to find out who is scheduled to speak at our club?  Click on the link above labeled "List of Scheduled Speakers (and Past Speakers)", then click on the link at the bottom of that page that will bring up the 2017-18 speaker schedule.  Scroll to the date you are interested in.
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Club Executives & Directors
Immediate Past President
Director - Sergeant at Arms
Program Chair
Chair - Club Rotary Foundation
Co-Chair - Interact Club of Apache Junction High School
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Welcome to our Club!

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We meet Wednesdays at 12:10 PM
Gold Canyon Golf Resort
6100 S. Kings Ranch Road
Gold Canyon, AZ  85118
United States
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We welcomed visiting Rotarians Lee and Roberta Holmes from Clive, IA (a suburb of Des Moines).  They are members of the Waukee, IA Rotary club.  The Holmes recently bought a home in Gold Canyon.  We also welcomed Bill Staples who was a guest of Jacquie Smith.
1. Aaron McDermid served as our President today and doubled as our Sargent-at-Arms.
2. Aaron and membership chair Len LaFlesch welcomed our newest member Fareed Baig.  Fareed was a member previously and is re-joining the club.
3. Jay Jones reminded us of the Rotary Leadership Institute to be held August 5, 2017 at the Doubletree Inn in Flagstaff.
4. AJ City Manager Bryant Powell spoke about the street clean up efforts going on in AJ due to the recent monsoon rains. He also mentioned the total loss of the Mining Camp Restaurant due to fire.
5. Anya Baig won the drawing and $10 but drew the 6 of clubs so the joker is still in the deck.  The drawing was worth $235 today.
Our speaker today was Sophia Wahlgren. Sophia is a Pinal County Youth Program Career Planner based at the Central Arizona College campus in Apache Junction.  She is a political science graduate from ASU. 
The Arizona @ Work Pinal County Youth Program offers education and training to help out-of-school and income-eligible applicants become gainfully employed.  Youth ages 16-24 are eligible. The Youth Program provides these services:
1. Help in obtaining a HS diploma or GED,
2. Paid work experience
3. Support services to help reach career goals
4. Work readiness and money management training
5. Assistance with tuition and books
From an employer perspective, businesses can become a site for the On-the-Job-Training program.  This program helps a participant develop the skills required for a particular position in the company. It combines instruction with work experience. Eligible businesses can receive up to 75% in wage reimbursements for the selected positions.  Businesses may also qualify for the Work Opportunity Tax Credit available to employers for hiring individuals from certain target groups.
For more information, contact Sophia at 480-677-7710 or
Jeff Cutler - August 5
Dana Hawman-Trumbull - August 22
Mike and Diane Dungan - August 4 - 33 years
Frank and Sharla Mwinyelle - August 7 - 11 years
Brian and Ashley Kabat - August 12 - 11 years
Mike and Shirley Cowan - August 18 - 10 years
Earl and Lois Zumwalt - August 29 - 59 years
Ron Knies - August 4 - 13 years
Larry Johnson - August 15 - 5 years
Len LaFlesch - August 24 - 12 years
August 2 - Bruce Tunnicliff - Security and Safety Director at Casino Arizona
August 9 - Elan Vallender - Economic Development Specialist, city of Apache Junction
August 16 - John Pennypacker - the Rotary Foundation
August 23 - Dr. Krista Anderson - new Superintendent of AJUSD
August 30 - Charles Hefton - Founder of Life Builders
August 5 - Rotary Leadership Institute at the Doubletree Inn in Flagstaff.
August 12 - 3rd Annual Arizona Rotary Water Summit to be held at Catholic Charities in PHX.  More details on District 5495 website.

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