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6100 S. Kings Ranch Road
Gold Canyon, AZ  85118
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August 7
Sean Reavie, President and Founder of Put on the Cape, was our guest speaker today. Board member Kay Royal was also in attendance. Sean, an officer with the Phoenix Police Department, works with abused children. His organization raises funds for advocacy centers that care for children who are victims of crime. Besides providing basic needs, they use super heroes to empower children. Ways you can help are by donating funds, sponsoring events and volunteering. Specific needs include:
  • snacks and juice boxes
  • toys
  • diapers
  • clean clothes
  • super hero action figures and Barbie dolls
  • cash donations, which are always best
**Our ever generous club members donated $650 in cash for the organization to use as needed.
For more information, visit www.putonthecape.com
Tina Byrd with Gold Canyon Candles donated two coupons for online social media training. The training will be extremely helpful to the club in learning how to get our message our to the rest of the world. Gold Canyon candles supports charitable groups by giving a portion of the purchase price of their $20 fund raiser candles back to the group.
 Len LaFlesch presented two croquet sets that he purchased for the golf tournament auction. These are great examples of items that could be well received as fund raisers.
August 14

Rotary Minute:

What was the first Rotary Club community project? A “comfort station” in downtown Chicago. Public restrooms were typically found only in saloons at that time, and unaccompanied women were not permitted to enter saloons.

  Dee Baginski inspired us all through her positive attitude and refusal to give in to fear during treatment for aggressive stage four cancer. Her experience has motivated her to create the Courage Under Cancer Foundation, to help other people in similar circumstances. Her Foundation's goal is to help people who are undergoing treatment by assisting them with their rent and insurance co-payments, providing rides to the doctor, etc. Dee's book, Courage Under Cancer, can be ordered on Amazon for $6.99 in print or $5.99 for the Kindle version.
 Bryant Powell gave an overview of the recent Apache Junction land annexation, Through annexation, Apache Junction will provide services (911, water, sewer, etc.) that was previously provided by the county, paving the way for new development.
 Our Sergeant at Arms, Aaron McDermid was in fine form today, raising funds for the children!
Guests and Visitors
  • Susan Corsaro Johnson
  • Diane Haskins
  • Mike Lamb
  • Sandie Russell
  • Kip Olson
  • Peggy Cabrinha
    • August 7 - Christine Bitterolf , Homeless Youth Connection
    • August 14 - Dee Baginski, Author of "Courage under Cancer"
    • August 21 - Sherry Ekland, Founder of Teen Strong
    • August 28 - Michelle Iglewski from Grow Good Health/Juice Plus
     In honor of the Raptors winning the NBA Championship, Len LaFlesch saluted our Canadian members by enhancing their flag!
    Kudos to Harvey Clark, champion fundraiser! Our second annual Barleens event will be on March 21, 2020. The cost will be $62 per person, with $25 going to the Rotary Foundation. The entire theater is currently reserved for the club, until two weeks before the event, when any unsold tickets will go back to Barleens. All promotions will be through the district, at no cost to the club. Harvey is working with Dr. Anderson to get the Apache Junction high school band to play at the event, for a donation of $500. It was moved, seconded and approved to put the event on the district calendar. A table for eight can be reserved, at a sponsorship rate of $500.

    Rotary Leadership Institute

    The next session of the Rotary Leadership Institute is scheduled fort August 24, from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm at the Doubletree Hotel in Flagstaff. RLI is an outstanding opportunity for each club to improve the Rotary knowledge of its key people, who will also be exposed to new ideas of leadership. The exchange of ideas with other experienced Rotarians alone makes the courses worthwhile. The Institute offers a leadership development program in three full day sessions (Parts I, II and III). The courses are designed to provide Rotary knowledge and to develop leadership skills for voluntary organizations. Some examples of course sessions include: Creating Service Projects, Membership Development and Effective Committees to name a few. You can register at https://rotary5495.123signup.com/event/registration/rvtsn.



    Happy Birthday!
    • Dodie Doolittle - August 7
    Thanks for being a member!
    • Elise Otero - 1 year on August 1
    • Tressa Rice - 1 year on August 27
    Happy Anniversary!
    • Michael and Diane Dungan, 35 years on August 4
    • Frank and Shara Mwinyelle, 13 years on August 7
    • Brian and Ashley Kabat, 13 years on August 12
    • Michael and Val Sheridan, 33 years on August 24

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