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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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May 27
 Our meeting today was a combined Zoom / In-Person meeting. There were 14 people in attendance at our usual location. The protocol was social distancing, and masks were optional, according to personal preference.  President-Elect Harvey Clark coordinated the physical meeting, which included setting up his computer and a display screen, and logging into ZOOM.

At the same time, President Bob Benjamin hosted the ZOOM portion of the meeting.  We had 8 Rotarians plus our speaker attending via Zoom. One of our Zoom Rotarians was in Iowa and our speaker was in downtown Phoenix.
Our speaker, Martha Burruel, Education Manager for the Alzheimer's Association, Desert Southwest Chapter, provided a wealth of information on the global crisis that Alzheimer's has become. Currently, 5.8 million people are living with it in the United States, and that number is expected to grow to 14 million by 2050. She stressed the need for all of us to learn about it. Alzheimer's is a progressive disease and is fatal, because it kills brain cells.
The Alzheimer's Association offers many free services (many of which are provided by volunteers), including:
  • education workshops
  • support groups
  • online tools
  • community resources
  • a helpline at (800) 272-3900 that operates during all hours of every day.
To learn more--and find out how you can help--visit You can get information on resources in your area through the Community Resource Finder (
In commemoration of today's shuttle launch, Carole Kralicek told us about her experience with a previous launch. Through a fellow Rotarian in Coco Beach, Florida, she was offered the opportunity to spend a week in Florida and not only witness the launch, but also meet the astronauts and their families during the week of celebrations leading up to the launch. What a great story about the community of Rotary!


City Manager Bryant Powell has shared the following video, which was produced by the City of Apache Junction and the Arizona State Department of Tourism:
Bob Benjamin announced that he met with the Apache Junction Parks & Recreation director, Liz Langenbach, and received a check for $3,000 for our club's work with the Lost Dutchman Marathon 8K event. We will put this money to good use providing scholarships.
Our newest members, Jeff Mitchell and his mother, Pat Mitchell, became our newest members on June 17, 2020
Dr. Krista Anderson accepted two checks from President-Elect Harvey Clark, on behalf of the Apache Junction Feed the Children program. The first was directly from the Club, and the second was made possible by an anonymous donor.
Bob Benjamin delivered the club's donation of  $500 to the Lost Dutchman Foundation's fund for restaurant coupons for Apache Junction's graduating seniors. The coupons can only be used at local restaurants, and are intended as a graduation gift to the students and to help local businesses get up and running again following the COVID-19 shutdown.
President-Elect Harvey Clark delivered $1,000 checks to CAAFA, the Genesis Project and the Boys and Girls Club, which was their share of the $5,000 anonymous donation to the club.
  • June 24 - Club Assembly/Presidential Transition
  • July 1 - President Harvey Clark: 2020-21 Initiatives
  • July 8 - Kinley Letner, Volt Energy Solar: Home Solar
  • July 11 - Club Social at The Hub Grill and Bar, 5:00 pm
  • July 15 - Julie O'Conner, Avanti Safety: Business Safety OSHA
  • July 17 - Board meeting via Zoom
  • July 22 - Luis Coronado, Alchemy Tech Inc.: Computer Services
  • July 29 - Carlota Thorne, Home Smart: Seniors' Special Needs
Visiting Rotarians
  • Jeffrey Mitchell, Westmont Club, Illinois
  • Jane Schoen, Estes Valley Sun Club, Colorado
Guests and Visitors
  • Ken Davis, guest of Harvey Clark
  • Suzanne Davis, guest of Harvey Clark
  • Patricia Mitchell, guest of Jeffrey Mitchell
Happy Birthday!
  • Bob Benjamin - June 13
Happy Anniversary!
  • Ben and Peggy Fellows - June 2
  • Jacquie and John Smith - June 7
  • Bryant and Jenny Powell - June 29
Happy Rotary Anniversary!
  • Harvey Clark - 12 years on June 14
  • John Fillmore - 13 years on June 15
  • Roberta Holmes - 10 years on June 17
  • Peggy Cabrinha - 14 years on June 30
  • Jay Jones - 18 years on June 30
Executives & Directors
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Golf Tournament Chair
Golf Tournament Co-Chair
Rotary Foundation
Service Projects
Youth Services
Russell Hampton
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