Russell Hampton
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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. Mike Dungan thanked club members for the calls, cards and letters sent to him and Diane re the recent passing of Hazen Bernard, Diane's father. They were much appreciated.
2. Several club members were honored today:
Bob Homann received a plaque for his weekly production of the eBulletin
Mike Munion received a plaque for his leadership of the annual golf tournament.
Anja Baig received a spouse's Rotary pin for her regular attendance at meetings with Fareed.
3. October 25 is World Polio Day
4. Len LaFlesch started the process of gathering prizes for the golf tournament with the annual tote board showing who donated what.
5. November 4 is the District's Rotary Foundation dinner "Abundant Harvest".
6. A reminder that the club will not meet here on October 25th but will meet at a multi-club luncheon with the DG in Sun Lakes.
Lucy Young was a member of our club for many years.  Ultimately, her deteriorating health situation required her to cut back on activities and so she quit coming to meetings.  She was later made an honorary member of the club.  Lucy was the owner of The Little Prospector pre-school in Apache Junction, was on the AJUSD school board and was very active in the Apache Junction community.  One of her service activities for the club was to solicit, read and evaluate Rotary college scholarship applications from AJ seniors.  She always argued that the "A" students would be well taken care of by the colleges they applied to and by scholarship donors and that Rotary scholarships should go to the "B" students with good records and potential for future growth.
A Celebration of Life Ceremony for Lucy was held on September 16 at Mountainview Funeral Home (the one formerly managed by our club member Steve Lewis).  The turnout was huge with people standing in the aisles, in the back and in an overflow room.  Five Rotarians from our club and three of their spouses attended.  The anecdotes from family and friends was light-hearted with many funny stories told. It was abundantly clear that Lucy was well-loved and well-respected. 
Donations in Lucy's memory can be made to the "Lucy Young Legacy Scholarship Fund" (Wells Fargo account number 5112667497) or to the Rotary Foundation.
Harvey Clark introduced our speaker for the day, Diana Fisher, Director of Marketing for HealthSouth East Valley.  Diana has been with the company for 6 years.  She earned a BS from Emporia State U. (KS), did graduate work at the University of Kansas and has an LPN degree from Gateway Community College.  Most recently, she was elected to the Board for the Arizona Burn Foundation. 
HealthcareSouth of the East Valley is located on Baseline between Recker and Higley.  They are a rehabilitation hospital focusing on people who have been in car accidents, burn victims and stroke victims.  She talked with us this morning about strokes.
Stroke frequency is up 75% since 1973.  The most common stroke is caused when a blood clot goes to the brain.  Another type is hemorrhagic stroke that often occurs in people in great shape.  Quick analysis of a stroke event is the key to successful treatment.  Clot dissolving agents can be administered before too much damage has been done. 
HeathcareSouth East Valley provides daily doctor visits and 3+ hours of therapy daily.  They have a pharmacy on site, they have a specialized neurological unit and all their nurses are certified.  The technology which is available to help patients is truly amazing.
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 20 - Judy Lutes - Exec. Dir., AZ Winter Visitors Association
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 24 - World Polio Day
November 4 - District TRF dinner "Abundant Harvest"
April 5-8 - RYLA. $400 per student