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Welcome to our Club!
Superstition Mountain
Service Above Self
We meet Wednesdays at 12:10 PM
Gold Canyon Golf Resort
6100 S. Kings Ranch Road
Gold Canyon, AZ  85118
United States
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1. Brian Kabat was our Acting President today.
2. John Pennypacker introduced Beth Garrow, the Major Gifts Officer for Zone 26.  Her home club is in Carlsbad, CA.
3. Len reminded us of the need to start getting drawing and silent auction gifts for our Rotary Golf Tournament.
4. Aaron McDermid passed around a sign-up sheet to participate in this year's Dictionary Project.  Time slots are available at 10 AM, 10:45 AM and 2 PM.
5. Bryant Powell presented Ed Shockley with a PHF + 2 pin.
6. Bob Crow reported that in the month of September, our club members contributed $210 to The Rotary Foundation, $900 to the Polio Plus Fund, and $1,200 for Hurricane Harvey relief.
7. The drawing today was worth $340.50.  Mike Munion won the drawing and $10 but drew the 5 of hearts.  It was Mike's birthday today so he was super lucky.
We remember with respect and affection these fellow Rotarians who have passed away in recent months.  We will miss them.
Hazen Barnard - Rotarian from May 10, 2006 to March 31, 2013
Lucy Young - Rotarian from June 30, 2002 to September 11, 2017
Jim Rutkowski - Rotarian from August 16, 2017 to September 16, 2017
Harvey Clark introduced our speaker - Judy Lutes of the Arizona Winter Visitors Association.  The AWVA was formed in 1992 by a group of 100 winter visitors so this is their 25th year of existence.  It is an all-volunteer organization.  Judy said she spends 30-40 hours a week on AWVA business.  Their office is at 861 W. Superstition Blvd. in Apache Junction and they are open from 9-12 am M-F.
The organization works for the benefit of winter visitors by providing information, goods and services via a network of local businesses, publications, handouts, etc.  They also have a travel network, an insurance network, a Canadian Health Care network, and offer help with Medicare, help with Health Care Directives, reduced rates to the Arizona Republic, etc.
They are hosting a 25th Anniversary "Welcome Back Bash" on December 4th at Barleens' Arizona Opry at 9 am. There will be lots of door prizes.
They are also selling tickets to win a restored 1974 Harley Davidson golf cart.
There are an estimated 70,000 winter visitors in the Mesa, Apache Junction and Gold Canyon areas each year.  But the AWVA has a statewide reach and has even received inquiries from Mexico wondering about visits across the border.
Larry Johnson - September 8
Fareed Baig - September 9
Mike Cowan - September 14
Mike Dungan - September 17
Mike Munion - September 20
Jack Beveridge - September 21
Dean and Rose Holmes - September 3 - 29 years
Mike Munion - September 8 - 11 years
Brian Kabat - September 17 - 3 years
September 27 - Vicki Fisk - Assisted Living Memory Care
October 4 - Nadine Armstrong - Project C.U.R.E.
October 11 - Dorian Townsend - CAAFA update
October 18 - Connie Van Driel - Boys and Girls Club of the East Valley update
October 25 - Meeting with District Governor Nancy Van Pelt at Oakwood Country Club; Sun Lakes, AZ.  24218 S. Oakwood Blvd.  Regular meeting cancelled
October 7 - Rotary Leadership Institute - Prescott College
October 24 - World Polio Day
October 25 - Dictionary Project Day
November 4 - District TRF dinner "Abundant Harvest"
April 5-8 - RYLA. $400 per student