President: Catrina VanAtta
President-Elect: Mary Kane
Vice President: Joe Giordano
Treasurer: Kati Flynn • Secretary: Joanne Lamoureux 

News 2022-01-19

January 19, 2022

Reporter: Kelly Buck


President Catrina VanAtta opened the hybrid meeting with the Four Way Test read in unison by all.

Guests were introduced. No visiting Rotarians


Brad Carruth shared that member John Vineyard and his wife departed on a Viking around-the-world cruise recently. Their itinerary has now drastically changed due to Covid. They decided to stay with it and will report in from time to time. Brad will share their adventures as time allows.

Stacy McNeil gave some Salvation Army updates. There was some negative press recently, and she reassured the group that their mission remains unwavering. They still are serving meals 7 days a week, and have hired a new outreach coordinator. She thanked her Rotary friends for their support.

Mary Berens shared that we’re 72% to our goal of 300 tickets sold for Dozen Dinner Draw. 216 have been purchased and we still have 3 weeks to go. Please buy yours now! And tell your friends!

Thought for the Day 

George Ferrari gave thoughts in recognition of MLK Jr. Day:

“Never, never be afraid to do what's right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake”

“This is a time for vigorous and positive action.”

“An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity”


Mike Brown gave a fun presentation on “The Greatest Show on Earth – How I Accidently Became an Airshow Photographer.”

Mike has always had an interest in planes and photography since he was a boy. He started flight school in 1977 and 17 years later got his pilot’s license. Several years ago, he noticed an airshow in Lakeland, Florida that sounded like fun. Ever since he’s been invited to take pictures of the planes and participants at the Sun ‘N Fun Aerospace Expo.  Mike shared a number of his amazing pictures and told some interesting stories.

Happy Dollars

  • Dale Flinn – $100 first trip to Las Vegas 2 weeks ago,  went to Spring Mountain Raceway for two days and driving school to learn how to drive his Corvette, Bullhead Arizona Rotary Club visit, two days in Las Vegas and watched an NHL game and NFL game (no gambling though)
  • Nancy Potter – invited everyone to come to Costa Rica
  • Joe Giordano – thanked speaker, announced future speakers

This Week's Program

Jim Darnieder, Love Living at Home Board Member and Communications Committee Chair

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