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Feb 06, 2024 7:00 AM
Scholarship presentation (Rotary and Firefighters Local 4311), Infant CPR demonstration
Scholarship presentation (Rotary and Firefighters Local 4311), Infant CPR demonstration
Feb 13, 2024 7:00 AM
New Vision for the City of Buckeye Airport
Feb 20, 2024 7:00 AM
Healthcare in the fast-growing West Valley...a look ahead
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Club News!

Last Week at Rotary

Our speaker last week was Glenn Williamson, Founder and CEO of the Canada Arizona Business Council.  Mr. Williamson presented an overview of water and water planning issues facing Arizona as well as the history of the long and significant relationship between Canada and Arizona.  Some key takeaways from his presentation.
 
Arizona has enough water to meet our current and future needs.  Arizona currently uses less water than we did 50 years ago.  We need to consider pricing water as the commodity it is .  Epcor is owned by the City of Edmonton, Alberta.  Water planning in Arizona is tied to a 4-year election cycle instead of a 25-30 year planning cycle.  The amount consumers pay for water in Arizona is about 1/10th the actual cost of providing that water. If we are to continue with both Agriculture and population growth, new sources of water will need to be acquired.  This can include finding ways to economically treat water already here which is not currently potable or useful for irrigation as well as developing sources of water in other areas.  Arizona currently recaptures and reuses about 78% of its water.  TSMC is working on a system to recycle and reused 100% of the water at its new FAB in North Phoenix.  This may lead  to technology which will be useful to Arizona as we work on making the best use of our water resources.  
 
Canadian investment in Arizona is very significant with many Canadians having decades of experience either living in Arizona or having 2nd home here.  Mr. Williamson also founded the Wings & Wheels event in Scottsdale, which has turned into a major source of funding in support of dependents of Luke AFB.
 
 
President Cheryl thanks Mr. Williamson for his fascinating presentation.
Last week's program was brought to you by Mayor Meck and his magic rolodex.  Thanks Mayor for arranging another first class program for Rotary.

Free Breakfast Buffet in Support of Meals of Joy!

Larry Cervarich has invited us to join him on February 16, 2024, for a FREE buffet breakfast.  Larry has asked us to fill one or two tables of 10. LET'S DO IT!
Breakfast will be from 7:30 am to 9:00 am. Casual dress.  Pebble Creek.  16222 W Clubhouse Drive, Goodyear AZ  Let Cheryl know if you wish to attend and she will arrange directly with Meals of Joy.
 
Hope to see you there.  

The Rotary Vocational Fund of Arizona Needs Your Support

 
The Rotary Vocational Fund of Arizona (TRVFA) is a non-profit organization under IRS Code 501(c)(3) whose purpose is to assist those people who qualify under Arizona law to obtain financial assistance to further their vocational studies. TRVFA is an organization that meets Arizona‚Äôs Credit For Contributions To A Qualifying Charitable Organization requirements.  Our QCO Code is 20698.  Candidates who meet the eligibility requirements are identified and recommended to TRVFA by financial aid counselors in vocational education institutions. and/or Rotarians and their clubs.  If you wish to make a donation click here
 
Meeting Location
Tuesdays at 7:00 AM
Victory Hall at the Victory Club
5325 N Verrado Way
Victory Hall
Buckeye, AZ 85326
United States of America
Phone:
(623) 850-1675
Driving Directions: Take Verrado Drive to the roundabout. Take first exit onto Victory Blvd. At the stop sign, turn left on Tiger Mountain. The Victory Club is at the top of the hill. Victory Hall is on the left hand side of the driveway circle.
Upcoming Events
Rotary Board Meeting
Victory Hall at the Victory Club
Feb 05, 2024 7:00 AM
 
Rotary Board Meeting
Victory Hall at the Victory Club
Mar 04, 2024 7:00 AM
 
VR Foundation Board Meeting
Mar 11, 2024
 
Bench Dedication
Mar 26, 2024 7:00 AM
 
Rotary Board Meeting
Victory Hall at the Victory Club
Apr 01, 2024 7:00 AM
 
Jackie and Verlyne Meck Day
Apr 02, 2024
 
VR Foundation Board Meeting
Apr 08, 2024
 
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
David Faragher
January 11
 
George Cannelos
January 25
 
Jake Rhoades
January 26
 
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Mary Ann Paul
David Paul
January 29
 
Join Date
David Johnson
January 1, 1992
32 years
 
Cheryl Peterson
January 8, 2019
5 years
 
Clay Goodman
January 8, 1999
25 years
 
Tom Foreman
January 11, 2022
2 years
 
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Scribe and Helper
 
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Director - Membership
 
Director - Foundation
 
Director - Administration
 
Director - Service
 
Director - Public Relations
 
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