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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We had two guests today from CAAFA - Executive Director Dorian Townsend and Braden Biggs, CAAFA Board member from Apache Junction.
1. There will be a club Board meeting here next week at 11:00 am.
2. We have a contingent going to the meeting with the DG on October 25.  If you would like to go, contact Ed Shockley.
3. On Friday, October 13, there will be a dictionary labeling party from 12-1 at Bob Crow's home in Mountainbrook Village. 
4. Len showed off a 1.75.l bottle of Maker's Mark - one of the prizes donated for the golf tournament.
5. The club honored Sharon Stinard as founder of CAAFA (see story below)
6. The drawing was worth $371 today.  Jack Beveridge won the drawing and $10 but drew the nine of hearts. That joker he be tricky.
The Rotary club surprised club member Sharon Stinard with a short ceremony honoring her key role in founding the Community Against Family Abuse (CAAFA).  The organization is celebrating its 20th year and has grown into an irreplaceable regional resource in providing services to victims of domestic and sexual violence.  Harvey Clark presented Sharon with a commemorative plaque and presented CAAFA's Executive Director Dorian Townsend with a check for $1,000 in Sharon's honor.  Sharon also received a pin for her Paul Harris Fellow + 1 award.
Sharon spoke briefly to thank the club and to stress the ongoing need for financial support to keep CAAFA healthy.  She praised the excellent staff and the volunteers that keep CAAFA going forward.  Sharon is a long-term (18 years) member of the Superstition Mountain Rotary Club.  She has twice served as club President and has served on the club's Board of Directors numerous times.  She is a Paul Harris Fellow.  Debbie Jusko of our club is a member of the CAAFA Board.  Branden Biggs, another CAAFA Board member, was present today to honor Sharon.
Harvey Clark introduced our speaker Dorian Townsend, Executive Director of the Community Alliance Against Family Abuse.  Dorian has now been with CAAFA for one year.  Her hobbies include ice hockey, board games and dressing in costume to visit childrens' hospitals.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness month.  Dorian told us of various ways the city of AJ, local businesses, Central AZ College and the Allstate Foundation are providing ongoing activities during the month.
This is CAAFA's 20th year and so they are starting a "Twenties" campaign to raise money.  Debbie Jusko collected $20 contributions from a number of club members towards one of the campaign goals of 20 gifts of $20.
CAAFA is sponsoring a community training event on suicide prevention to be held November 8 from 10:00 to 12:30 at Central AZ College.  It is free but an RSVP is required.
Some of the new areas that CAAFA is providing help for are ways to deal with sexual harassment/abuse in the AZ National Guard, cyberstalking and financial abuse. 
Their annual fund raiser - the Giddy Up Gala - will be held on November 4 at 5:30 PM at the Rockin' R Ranch at 6136 E. Baseline Rd. in Mesa.  Tickets are $25
October 7 - Jay Jones
October 13 - Ben Fellows
October 15 - Murray Hiatt
October 18 - Matt Ruppert
October 20 - Frank Mwinyelle
Matt and Carolyn Ruppert - October 3 - 14 years
Ron and Mary Knies - October 7 - 45 years
Jeff and Tamara Cutler - October 15 - 23 years
October 14 - Frank Mwinyelle - 2 years
October 19 - Jodi Ehrlich - 1 year
October 19 - Heather Wallace - 1 year
October 19 - Dave Webb - 1 year
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
November 1 - Lee Holmes - Blessman International
November 8 - PDG Chris Holm
November 15 - Mike Munion - The Pain Project
November 23 - No Meeting - Thanksgiving
November 30 - Steve Rozansky - Author/Speaker
October 24 - World Polio Day
October 25 - Dictionary Project Day
November 4 - District TRF dinner "Abundant Harvest"
April 5-8 - RYLA. $400 per student