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Superstition Mountain
Wednesdays at 12:10 PM
Gold Canyon Golf Resort
6100 S. Kings Ranch Road
Gold Canyon, AZ 85118
United States of America
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Highlights of September 30 Meeting
Our speaker was Carlota Thorne, senior real estate specialist. Carlota works mainly with people 50 years and over.  She enjoys working with seniors and wants to make their transitions in life as easy as possible.  Moving can be emotional for all involved and each is a unique situation.  It is important for all participants to be involved and informed about the options available to them, including full continuous care, private home care, nursing home, living with family, etc.
Specialists provide a full range of real estate services, from checking the market, helping to establish a price, staging, making repairs, adding curb appeal and scheduling showings.
Senior Move Managers help ease a client's transition by assisting in decisions about what to keep and what to move, the best ways to sell or donate items that aren't moved, and even arranging for the movers.
The Courage Under Cancer board of directors attended our meeting to promote their Mystery Date fundraiser on Saturday, October 03, 2020 at 5:00 pm at Los Gringos Locos in Apache Junction.  One of our own club members is a "Date".  The money raised will be used to support people with cancer who cannot pay their bills. The club presented a check for $500.00 to support this cause.
Highlights of September 23 Meeting
Our speaker was Dave Pacheco. Dave joined the meeting via Zoom to talk about his business as a Leadership Coach. Dave became a Leadership Coach after 41 years of working for the Federal Government.
During this tenure with the Federal Government, he, along with other employees, created an electronic application system for INS (Immigration and Naturalization Service) to reduce paper usage. As you can guess, paper applications within the Federal Government are voluminous, therefore the ability to effectively store paper documents electronically is a huge benefit.
In Dave's role as a Leadership Coach, he works with clients to help them see things from a different perspective. He sees his role as a Coach to: listen carefully, ask questions, support change and share experiences. A Coach encourages the person to be the best she/he can be.
Some points he covered at the meeting included:
  1. Create a plan: Gather information and identify one or two traits to work on.
  2. Convert the plan into habits for success. The coach helps to make the plans and helps to work on the habits. This helps design strategies for work and work places.
How To change:
  1. Plan to get what you want, and be aware of and work on that vision.
  2. A plan can help a business in times of crisis. Develop a growth mindset and get out of the comfort zone.
  3. Failure can lead to new ideas and growth.
One of the points he made was - the brain is 95% subconscious mind, which controls body functions and many learned functions. We are often not aware of these functions. The brain is designed to keep us safe. We have to consciously put in effort to get out of that comfort zone, which is not easy.
One of our members answered a request and made an anonymous donation of $2500 to Blessman International, to be used for the construction of 1000 face masks to be distributed to health workers, teachers and students in South Africa.
Social outing on September 12!
 Our first club social of the Rotary year was held at The Handlebar Pub & Grill. The food and the company were great!
Highlights of September 16 Meeting
Our speaker was Luis Coronado from Alchemy Tech, Inc. Alchemy Tech provides tech support services to individuals and businesses. The services they provide to individuals include helping make a slow computer run faster, troubleshooting error messages, repairing viruses and removing harmful spyware, installing software and helping you learn how to get the most out of programs like Word, Excel, PowerPoint and others. They'll even help you pick out a new computer and transfer all of your data. They've been in business for 16 years and have offices in Chicago and Mesa. Luis recommended using the following four apps to keep your computer healthy: CCleaner, Malware Bytes, Super Anti Spyware and Avast Antivirus. For more information, you can visit their website ( or call Luis directly at 480-243-8324.
Upcoming Service Opportunities
Ed Shockley announced that our next service project will be helping the Food Bank with a food distribution drive-through on October 7 from 5:15 - 8:15 p.m. We'll be in the Wells Fargo Bank parking lot at 2891 W. Apache Trail in Apache Junction.
We're sponsoring a supply drive for the Community Alliance Against Family Abuse (CAAFA). Give your donation to President Harvey and he will purchase the supplies they are in need of and deliver them.
Highlights of September 2 Meeting

We had an exciting official visit with District Governor Elizabeth Mahoney. She even brought her own life-sized logo doors!
We learned from her the meaning of the color of each door: the red represents Rotaract, the yellow is for Interact and the blue is for Rotary. The logo "Rotary Opens Opportunities" refers to the opportunities we open by giving back to our community, as well as the opportunities Rotary opens for us.
Elizabeth praised our club's generosity, with $231,118 ($515 per member) in total giving to the Rotary Foundation. She also talked about things happening around the world that we helped with while we were sleeping, including her short-notice trip chaperoning 5 Arizona high school students who delivered wheel chairs to polio victims in Kenya. This year, the district has given out $1.7 million in global grants and $90,000 in district grants, all of which we contributed to.
Elizabeth urged us to focus on our vision for 2020-21 by thinking about how we can continue to open opportunities for each other and the community we serve, and to also think about what we want to be known for and what we need to do to take us in that direction.
President Harvey Clark and District Governor Elizabeth Mahoney presented a posthumous Paul Harris Fellow to Dorothy Homann, in honor of her husband, long-time Rotarian, Bob Homann. Bob believed Rotary had a great mission in service and served Rotary in multiple clubs and capacities: Assistant District Governor, President, Treasurer, Secretary and Newsletter Editor.
His impact and dedication to the community and his positive spirit epitomized the Rotary vision of “SERVICE ABOVE SELF”. The people whose lives he touched and his accomplishments within the communities of Gold Canyon and Apache Junction, Morehead, Minnesota and Forest City, Iowa set an example for Rotarians everywhere.

Happy Birthday!
  • Jeff Mitchell - September 9
Happy Anniversary!
  • Dean and Rose Holmes - September 1
Happy Rotary Anniversary!
  • Sharon Boyd - 13 years on September 1
  • Brian Kabat - 6 years on September 17
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