• Bob Benjamin requested early morning volunteers for the Lost Dutchman Marathon to put signs out directing runners to the marathon site. Three Rotarians immediately volunteered for the job.
  • Mike Cowan passed around flyers about the Ranch Rodeo. All proceeds from the rodeo will benefit the children’s oncology unit at Banner Hospital. Our club will have the beer vendor booth. Members can also support the effort by purchasing sponsor banners ($25) and by simply attending the event ($10). The deadline for sponsorships is October 1.
  • Aaron McDermid passed around the Dictionary signup sheet. Every year, the Superstition Mountain Rotary distributes dictionaries to all third grade students in the Apache Junction, Gold Canyon schools.
  • President Matt Rupert reminded us about the seminar coming up Saturday, October 10, from 8:30 to noon, about growing the club. Cost is $10 per person, and will be held at the Four Points Sheraton at I-10 and Elliot. Members need to register on the district website, but will pay at the door.
  • Tim Sicocan is looking for teams to play at the Boys & Girls Club Bowl-a-thon. Players will be able to bowl with some of the families who are helped by the club. Sponsorships are also still available.
  • Bill Burrows shared “most of the news that’s fit to read,” including an accounting error that is paying off for marijuana consumers in Colorado. A quirk in a state tax law has caused the state to suspend most taxes on recreational pot. Reno’s version of the freeway shooter has vandals lobbing watermelons at cars. And police at Florida International University arrested a man for crawling under a library table and smelling a woman’s feet.
  • Matt shared that Frank Mwinyelle, our speaker from last week, has submitted his application for membership.
  • Jay Jones shared that he joined Rotary 20 years ago.
  • The drawing was worth $174 today.  Heather Itz won the drawing but drew the 6 of clubs.