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March 6
This week we heard from Conrad Storad, award winning author, science writer, editor and teacher, and former professor at ASU. Over 1 million copies of Conrad's nonfiction books for young readers have been published. This week is the 21st anniversary of his first book (Saguaro Cactus) and the 20th anniversary of his first picture book (Don't Call Me Pig! A Javelina Story). You can read more about Conrad at https://www.conradjstorad.com.
March 13
Nancy Tossel of Copywriting by Tossell, is a writer, copywriter and editor. She took us through the process involved in writing a book, starting with the reason for the book, dealing with writers block, working with editors and self publishing.
March 20
Jerald Monahan is a law enforcement liaison for End Violence Against Women International. He spoke about the 4-way test as a standard for behavior since 1940, and its impact on public safety. He mentioned changes in the process of responding to, investigating and prosecuting predators. 
March 27
 Sean O'Neill from Memory Dynamics gave an entertaining talk on remembering names and complex lists and dates. He guaranteed that after completion of one of his company's workshops, you will increase recall by a minimum of 300%, be able to recall 50+ items, know how to remember more of what you read, and remember the names of the people you meet. To sign up for a workshop, contact their Customer Care Department at 480-659-4988.  
Car Show Fundraiser
Ed Shockley announced that the car show fundraiser at Mariposa Point brought in over $200 for the club.
 Lee Holmes announced that this year marks the 30th year of women in Rotary world wide, and suggested we plan something special as a commemoration.
Upcoming service opportunities:
Jacquie Smith announced that the Arizona Water Festival for fourth graders (https://arizonawet.arizona.edu) is scheduled for April 25 at Prospector Park. They need volunteers, so if you are available to help, please let her know. For more information. arizonawet.arizona.edu.
Our newest member!
Bill Pepple was officially inducted into the club on March 13.
Bryant Powell announced that the Cactus Canyon PTO will be hosting a Bunco night on April 5 at 6:00 pm at the Views at Superstition, 6900 E. US Hwy 60 in Gold Canyon. Proceeds will benefit the Cactus Canyon Junior High students, classrooms and activities. Tickets are $25 each. To purchase, contact them at cactuscanyonpto@gmail.com.
Paula Blessman and Lee Holmes accepted a check for Blessman International in the amount of $1500. The money will be used to support the Blessman ministry in South Africa.
Project Cure was presented with a check for $1,000, which will be used in provide medical supplies and equipment in Tanzania.
Ten members of the club worked at the Apache Junction Food Bank during the morning of March 25.
Lee Holmes announced that CLA is scheduled for April 27 from 8:30 am until 4:00 pm, at the Black Canyon Conference Center. There is room for one more in Lee's car, so let him know if you want to go.
  • April 3 - Club Assembly
  • April 10 - John Pelletier, author, from the Superstition Mountain Museum
  • April 17 - Larry Kirsch from the City of Apache Juncton
  • April 24 - Merrill Joyce Sparks with Joyce's Story of Polio
  • May 1 - Dan Zimmerman from Spokes Fighting Strokes
  • May 8 - Rita Anand, Consultant with Dementia Angels
  • May 26 - Club Assembly and Presidential Transition
  • June 21-22 - District Conference
Happy Birthday!
  • Don Auston - April 17
  • Bryant Powell - April 21
Thanks for being a member!
  • Jacquie Smith - 5 years on April 30
Happy Anniversary!
  • Jay and Carol Jones, 53 years on April 13
  • Jared and Brandy Gibbs, 12 years on April 22
Guests and Visitors
  • Dorothy Homann, Gold Canyon
  • Vicki Fisk, Mesa
  • Ron McCanber, Edmonton, Alberta
  • Jennifer Gardner, Gilbert
  • Megan Connolly, Apache Junction 
  • Chelsea Connolly, Apache Junction
  • Paula Blessman, Gold Canyon
  • Heather Its, Mesa
  • Terry Doolittle, Gold Canyon
Visiting Rotarians
  • Bill Ohe, Edmonton, Alberta Riverview Rotary Club
  • John Wasmuth, Marinville Rotary Cub
  • Tom Halazon, Kennewick, Washington, Columbia Center Rotary Club
  • Michelle Holcomb, Fountain Hills Rotary Club
  • Russell Grove, Pearl Beach, Australia Woy Woy Rotary Club
  • Phyllis Chambers, Lincoln, Nebraska Downtown #14 Rotary Club
  • "Van" Van Jepmond, Lacy, Washington Rotary Club
  • Scott Counfoough, Ithaca, Michigan Rotary Club
  • Mary McCambridge, Loveland, Colorado, Rotary Club
  • Jim McCambridge, Fort Collins, Colorado Breakfast Club
  • Duane Knight, Fort Collins, Colorado Breakfast Club
  • Paul Knight, Fort Collins, Colorado Breakfast Club
Rotarians Visiting from other countries
  • Ilene Phipps, from the Cayman Islands Central Rotary Club.
  •  Frank Ewgr, from the Chapala, Mexico Sunrise Club and Russell Grove, from the Pearl Beach, Australia Woy Woy Club.

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