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Superstition Mountain

We meet In Person
Wednesdays at 12:10 PM
Gold Canyon Golf Resort
6100 S. Kings Ranch Road
Gold Canyon, AZ
United States of America
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Highlights of February 17 Meeting
 
We were excited to induct 2 new members into the Club! As part of the meeting, each new member shared some background and/or interesting tidbits about their lives and/or experiences, which was a great opportunity for the other Club members to become better acquainted with them. Welcome to the Club, Natalie and Steve!
 
 
Natalie Ackerly (along with Torrie, her 4-legged buddy) has been involved as a 'Pet Therapy Team' member at Gateway Airport for the past 3 years. 'Gateway AVIATORS C.A.R.E.' Team (Canines Around Relaxing Everyone) - handlers and their dogs roam the passenger terminal during periods of peak flight activity to help de-stress and relax passengers. In addition, handlers are trained and assist passengers with airport questions and directions. C.A.R.E. Team members and their dogs volunteer for a minimum of two hours weekly.
 
Steve Gorman has previously been a Rotary member in another Club for about 10 years. Born in North Dakota, after graduating from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota, he joined his family's 4th generation cabinet making business. Moving to Minnesota, he and his wife raised 4 children, and he got involved in the flour milling business, becoming VP of Sales at Cargill's flour milling division (largest privately held corporation in the United States). As a result he and his wife traveled to a lot of interesting places, as part of his business interests. They found and loved Arizona -- and ended up living in the Gold Canyon area.
 
 
Highlights of February 10 Meeting
 
Carole Kralicek was voted in as president-elect for the 2021-22 year. Thanks for your willingness to serve, Carole!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Our speaker was Dr. Krista Anderson, Superintendent of Apache Junction Unified School District. Dr Anderson shared the District's 'Strategic Plan & Focus Group Discussion'. She talked about challenges the District is facing, as well as things the District is doing well. As part of the District's planning process, feedback is being sought from community stakeholders, ie, the Governing Board, parents, students from grades 5-12, University and Community Colleges, and community groups such as the Chamber of Commerce. City Council, and also Rotary. She asked for feedback from Club members regarding skills, strengths, and traits they feel are important for graduating students to possess.
 
Highlights of February 3 Meeting
 
Our speaker was Angie Jankie, Independent Wine Consultant for 'Wineshop at Home', a licensed, bonded direct-to-consumer winery located in Napa Valley, California. Angie conducts in-home and virtual private guided wine tastings. Angie mentioned a variety of things she tells participants, including the "4 Ss" (sight, swirl, smell and sip) and the temperature at which wine should be served. To learn more about The Wine Shop and their products, you can visit http://wineshopathome.com/angie.janke. You can also contact Angie via email (popzcorkwithangie@gmail.com) or by phone (402) 980-8885.
 
 
 
Generous Rotarian at work!
 
Jeff Mitchell presented $300 to the club for his 
volunteered automotive detailing services. The amount that would normally be paid to Jeff for detailing your car will instead be paid to the club. One member mentioned that she hardly recognized her car when he finished with it! Contact Jeff at (630) 297-9204‬ to get on his schedule. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Ed Shockley
    February 5
  • Aaron McDermid
    February 14
  • Sharon Stinard
    February 15
Join Date:
  • Michael Sheridan
    February 6, 2019
    2 years
  • Dorothy Homann
    February 19, 2020
    1 year
  • Bryant Powell
    February 25, 2009
    12 years

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