Executives & Directors
Immediate Past President
Director - Sergeant at Arms
Program Chair
Chair - Club Rotary Foundation
Co-Chair - Interact Club of Apache Junction High School
Bulletin Editor
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
Club Information
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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Our signed-in guests and visitors today were:  Judy and Delbert Lutes from Apache Junction, Jackie Salisbury from Apache Junction, and Elise Otero from Gold Canyon.  Curt Ward, the President-Elect of the Gilbert Rotary Club, was our sole visiting Rotarian.
1. Bob Benjamin presented the club with a check for $2,000 for our participation in the 8 K Trail Run event during the Lost Dutchman Marathon.  Bob and President Ed thanked the 17 volunteers and Ed thanked Bob for spearheading the club's participation in the event.
2. Jay Jones alerted the club to the upcoming vote at our May 17th meeting regarding approval of the updated Constitution and By-Laws.  The two documents have been approved by our club Board of Directors but a vote by the membership is required.  Jay has distributed the documents by email to members.  If you need them, contact Jay or see them on our Club Runner website.
3. President Ed reminded us of the District Conference to be held in Flagstaff June 23-24. Seven club members are going so far.
4. Aaron McDermid served as Sargeant-at-Arms and raised fines for our always needy budget.
5. The drawing today was worth $151.50.  Ed Shockley won $10 and a chance at the joker but drew the king of hearts.
These are the young men and women from Apache Junction High School that we are helping reach their dreams through a $500 scholarship donated by our club.  We wish them all the very best.
Standing L to R:  Sharon Stinard, Larry Wight, Dalton Combs, Beatriz De Santiago, Diego Gonzales, Yanori Nava Porto, Shaylee Sipple, Ronaldo Venegas, Len LaFlesch.
Kneeling L to R:  Haylee Eckhardt, Danae Liguori, Sean Maloney, Olivia Marsala.
Photo courtesy of Dana Hawman-Trumbull.
Program Chair Harvey Clark introduced our special speaker of the day, Michele Reagan, Arizona's Secretary of state.  Michele is the youngest Secretary of State in the country.  She served 12 previous years in the state legislature prior to becoming S.O.S.- 8 in the House and 4 in the Senate.
Arizona is one of only 3 states that do not have a lieutenant-governor.  Rather, the Secretary of State is the de facto Lieutenant Governor and would replace a Governor vacancy as Jan Breuer did when Janet Napolitano left to become head of Homeland Security. 
Michele has been spearheading the updating of the electronic systems and methods used by the S.O.S office.  Some of the new developments:
1. Hackers - the S.O.S. computer systems experience 70,000 unwarranted hits per month.  Her office has put additional security measures in place and they are assisting other S.O.S0'.s in upgrading their security.
2. Arizona archives - these records have now been digitized to provide easy access from home rather than having to come to downtown Phoenix.  The records are available under the "Digital AZ Library" tab near the top of the home page.
3. Political Contributions - Michele has developed a system for tracking political contributions for elections.  You can learn who gave how much to what candidates.  When asked about "dark money", she said 95% of the donations are transparent and the remaining 5% provide all the information they are required to provide under Federal law.
4. Petitions to get measures on the ballot - these start 18 months prior to the election.  The S.O.S. is responsible for verifying signatures on the petitions.  They compare the name of the signee with the voter lists.
5. Elections that don't end - lawsuits following an election drag out closure to some indefinite future date. The AZ legislature passed a law making "ballot harvesting" illegal.  Ballot harvesting is the delivery of a person's ballot by a 2nd party to the polling station.  The lawsuit is challenging the constitutionality of the law. It is currently at the US District court and may reach the Supreme Court.
6. On-Line voting - this is being tried by several states for the convenience of military people serving overseas.  It is likely a long way off yet.  Interestingly, on-line voting rules developed so far closely follow those developed for on-line banking.
7. Who sends out ballots?  - it is the county recorders who do this, not the Secretary of States office.
Thank you so much Michele for your devoted service to the state and people of Arizona.  Your leadership in updating the capabilities of the office is exemplary. 
At the end of her presentation, Harvey Clark presented Michele with a club trading banner which she was happy to receive.
Debra Jusko - May 2
Brian Kabat - May 3
Larry Wight - May 12
Jeannie Anderson - May 23
Bob Crow - May 23
Len LaFlesch - May 25
Ed and Cassandra Shockley - May 5, 11 years
Mike and Jackie McCord - May 27, 10 years
None in May
May 10 - Todd Kopcha - Special Agent, FBI Phoenix
May 17 - Mark Lamb - Pinal County Sheriff
May 24 - Jeff Downing - GCUMC Food Bank
May 31 - Ed Koeneman - Sons of the American Revolution
June 11-14 - Rotary International Conference - Atlanta
June 23-24 - District Conference - Flagstaff, AZ
September 14-26 - Rotary Trip to South Africa (Blessman)