August 26
 
Ray Pauley is a veteran and minister with 32 years as an automobile glass worker. During that time, he observed the good and the bad of glass replacement before he started Glass Detail. To himit is important to emphasize safety, quality, and education, to prevent serious consequences. Windshields with cameras must be re-calibrated, and improper techniques can cause a windshield to fail. There is a very informative video on the Glass Detail website (https://glassdetailaz.com).
 
A posthumous Paul Harris Fellow honoring long-time club member Lucy Young was presented to Lucy's daughters, Wendy and Erin.

Lucy touched lives through her many years of educating children and supporting families. She taught in the Apache Junction School District for 8 years, at Gold Canyon, Peralta Trail Elementary School as well as serving on the Apache Junction School Board for 20 years. She continued her service to children by opening The Little Prospector Preschool in 1993. She was an active supporter of the community by serving as a member of various organizations to include Friends of Apache Junction, D.A.R.E., SRP board and Superstition Mountain Rotary Club. She also volunteered for Apache Junction Parks and Recreation youth programs for over 25 years. Her true legacy, however, is her impact on the people whose lives she touched. Her accomplishments within the community of Apache Junction, AZ, could have filled several normal lifetimes. Her love for this community and, in particular, for the children of our community were expressed through her commitment to those many organizations in volunteer, member and leadership positions. Lucy Young would never consider herself one of our community‚Äôs most esteemed leaders... but, she was!

 
 
August 19
 
 Ray Villa, Executive Director of the Community Alliance Against Family Abuse (CAAFA) told us about CAAFA's efforts to alleviate the increase in domestic violence caused by COVID-19 isolation. People coming in are showing a high level of stress, and many are suicidal.
 
CAAFA provides services for victims of domestic and sexual violence from Pinal and eastern Maricopa Counties. 1 of 3 women and 1 of 5 men have experienced unwanted sexual contact. CAAFA is trying to reduce the controls typically put on people in shelters and encourage them to make their own decisions. You can find more information on CAAFA at https://www.caafaaz.org.
 
 
August 12
 
Our speakers at Superstition Mountain Rotary Club's August 12 meeting were Blessman International staff members Dustin Blessman and Kabelo Bopape, via Zoom from South Africa. Dustin is President of the Board of Trustees SA, and Kabelo is Director of South Africa Development. They told us about Blessman International's projects in South Africa. The Blessman focus is on children. To date they have distributed over 60,000 pairs of eyeglasses, 25,000 reusable feminine hygiene kits, and 30,000 pairs of shoes. They also feed 20,000 kids per day through their network of child centers, using pre-packaged meals from Iowa and fresh produce and poultry from their farms. Their biggest challenges are sanitation and water. Funds are constantly being raised to replace the dangerous pit latrines with safer EnroLoo dry toilets and to drill wells. There is a need for water systems in 78% of the schools. You can learn more about Blessman International's programs at https://blessmaninternational.org.
 
If you would like to get involved, Lee Holmes (Blessman International Board member and Superstition Mountain Rotary Club member) is working with Bob Zarling (Mesa West Rotary Club member) to lead a team of Rotarians to South Africa, March 11-23, 2021. Several people have already signed up, but there is still room for more. If you would like to know more, contact Lee at leerobholmes@gmail.com or 515-669-3779.
 
 
August 5
 
SherryEklund-newSherry Eklund gave an update on Teen Strong (https://teenstrongaz.com), which was created two years ago to help young women find the resources they need to support their mental and physical well being through an online directory. Teen Strong currently provides information on over 100 resources state wide, and wants to grow outside of Arizona. All resources are vetted through the United Way and personal and professional referrals. President Harvey Clark presented Sherry with a check for $5,000 to help Teen Strong achieve this goal. This money is the result of a grant from Rotary District 5495.