Executives & Directors
Immediate Past President
Director - Sergeant at Arms
Program Chair
Chair - Club Rotary Foundation
Co-Chair - Interact Club of Apache Junction High School
Co-Chair - Interact Club of Apache Junction High School
Bulletin Editor
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
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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
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We had only one guest today - our speaker Hailey Garland from the Boys and Girls Club.  We still have a handful of our regular Rotarian winter visitors with us - John Ewing from South Dakota, John Rain from Iowa, Bob Dolsen from Michigan and Art Hergatt from Ohio.
Last week we had one visiting Rotarian - Tom Halazon from the Columbia Center Rotary club in Pasco WA.  Larry Wight was a guest, as was last week's speaker Mannie Bowler from the Pinal County United Way.
1. Matt Ruppert filled in today as President.  Ed Shockley is still recovering from shoulder surgery.
2. Tracey Yamamoto filled in today as Sargeant-at Arms for Aaron McDermid.  Tracey thought everyone was too well-behaved today but she caught a bunch of people with no Rotary pin on.
3. Rich Ward is going to attend the Rotary International Convention in Atlanta.  He is a member of a Rotary RV interest group that plans to travel the region around Atlanta before the convention.
4. Jared Gibbs noted that his insurance agency is holding an office mixer on Friday, April 14 and all Rotarians are invited to attend.
5. Ron Knies is leaving us now for the summer.  He will travel with their camper from May through September and then go on a Pacific cruise to Hawaii, Tahiti, Samoa, etc.  He will be back in November.
6. John Ewing won the drawing and $10 but drew the 3 of spades.  The pot was worth $91.50 today.  John passed the $10 along to Hailey for the Boys and Girls club.
7. Matt reminded us that we still need a President for 2017-18. 
Our speaker today was Hailey Garland, Youth Development Coordinator for the AJ Boys and Girls club.  She has been with the club for 3 years.  Hailey thanked our club for helping make the splash pad at the new AJ park possible - she knows her B & G Club kids will make good use of it.
The B & G Club serves about 80-90 students in the age range of 5-18.  It is an after-school program Mon-Thur but it is open all day Friday when AJUSD students are off due to the 4-day school week. The club is a safe place, a fun place, an educational place for students to be after school.  The students spend 1 hour doing their homework in reading, writing, math, science or history.  They are always looking for volunteers to work with the kids on their learning tasks.  The club will soon be adding fine art to the list of opportunities for kids. Older students (13-18) also mentor younger students which is helpful to the staff. .
The B & G Club provides an evening meal for the students M-F since many of them come from needy, low-income families.  Hailey encouraged Rotary club members to support the B & G club through sponsorships.  Donation of sports equipment is always appreciated, even used equipment if it is in good shape.  She spent most of her time answering questions from the floor.
At the end of her presentation, acting President Matt Ruppert presented her with a check for $1,000 from our club.
Bryant Powell - April 21
Jay and Carol Jones - April 13, 51 years
Jared and Brandy Gibbs - April 22, 10 years
Michael Cowan - April 26, 4 years
Jacquie Smith - April 30, 3 years
April 12 - Tina Miller - Isogenex
April 19 - Heather Chapple - Community Liaison, Hospice of the Valley
April 26 - On hold
May 3 - Michelle Reagan - Arizona Secretary of State
May 10 - Todd Kopcha - Special Agent, FBI Phoenix
May 17 - Mark Lamb - Pinal County Sheriff
May 24 - Jeff Downing - GCUMC Food Bank
April 6-9 - RYLA camp
June 11-14 - Rotary International Conference - Atlanta
June 23-24 - District Conference - Flagstaff, AZ
September 14-26 - Rotary Trip to South Africa (Blessman)