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

Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Director - Sergeant at Arms
Chair - Club District Foundation Grants
Chair - Club Membership
Chair - Club Rotary Foundation
Co-Chair - Interact Club of Apache Junction High School
Co-Chair - Interact Club of Apache Junction High School
Bulletin Editor
Program Chair
Club Information

Welcome to our Club!

Service Above Self

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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This is the time of year when our winter visitor Rotarians begin to show up in large numbers at our club meetings.  Longstanding friendships are renewed and new energy flows into the club.  Some familiar faces spotted at recent meetings: Art Hergatt, Brenda McCullogh, John Ewing, Alex Blais, Don Tarrant, Cheryl Kramer, Sandy Eckert-Stewart and "Van" Van Jepmond.
Barb Plante, our speaker, was a club guest today. 

1. President Ed welcomed our guests and visiting Rotarians.
2. Jack Beveridge announced the Empowerment for Life Foundation's Holiday Turkey Drive and encouraged club members to make money donations that will be used to purchase turkeys for the annual turkey raffle. Make your check payable to the Foundation.  He also encouraged use of the AZ state tax credit to donate funds to the Foundation.
3. Mike Munion asked for club member support for our golf tournament.  We need golfers (ask your friends to play), event sponsors, tee sponsors, drawing prizes and silent auction items.  Every club member has an obligation to support this event in every way possible because it is one of our biggest fund raisers of the year.
4. Mike Dungan brought us the "News of the Day".  One quip: "Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity."  Also there were 3 million fewer votes cast in the recent election than in 2012 in spite of the population growth of the country.
5. Ed Shockley announced at Board meeting that we need volunteers to bring certain items to the holiday social - bags of ice, beer, wine, bottled water, plastic tableware and paper plates.  Check with Ed if you can bring something.
6. The Board also discussed going to a model where we would have 3 meetings a month at the Resort and one social meeting a month at a home, business or restaurant/bar.  The object being, to get to know each other better.
7. Brenda McCullogh won the drawing and $10 but drew the 7 of spades.  The pot was worth $136 today.

Harvey Clark introduced our speaker - Barb Plante from the Apache Junction Drug Prevention Coalition.
The Coalition is working with students, parents and teachers at the high school, middle school and elementary school levels. Barb handed out the results of a survey done in 2014 in Pinal County.  It asked for the reasons youth gave for using abused substances and also for not using them. The top 5 reason for using were: Have Fun, Get High, Deal with Stress, Other and Keep from Getting Sad.  The top five reasons for not using were: Not Interested, Can Hurt Me, Parent Disapproval, Could Be Arrested and Morally Wrong.  She also handed out a Coalition calendar of activities for 2016-17 that gave us specifics on how the Coalition operates and who they interact with. She mentioned that the average age when students begin drug experimentation is 13.  Opioid pain killers are the substances most abused because they are easily accessible in the parents or grandparents medicine cabinets. 
Barb asked club members to consider making a donation to the Coalition either as a club or as individuals.  We are grateful the Coalition is helping prevent substance abuse and monitoring what is going on in the local schools.

Member Birthdays
Jared Gibbs - November 16
Dean Holmes - November 21
Wedding Anniversaries
Debra and Dan Jusko - November 7 - 24 years
Sharon and Roger Stinard - November 18 - 38 years
Club Join Anniversaries
Bob Crow - November 13 - 14 years
Jeff Cutler - November 19 - 2 years
Bob Homann - November 27 - 14 years

November 23 - No Meeting - Thanksgiving
November 30 - John Pennypacker - The Rotary Foundation
December 7 - Clint Fontaine - Mountain View Funeral Home
December 14 - Dennis Haberer - Rotary Vocational Fund of Arizona
December 16 - Holiday Social at Beveridges, 6-9 PM
December 21 - TBA
December 28 - NO MEETING
January 14 - 16th Annual Rotary Charity Golf Tournament
February 23-24 - PETS
April 6-9 - RYLA camp
June 10-14 - Rotary International Conference - Atlanta
June 23-24 - District Conference - Flagstaff, AZ

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