ANNOUNCEMENTS AND CLUB BUSINESS

 
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.