If you missed Rotary this week here is a recap for Thursday November 16, 2023
The room was full on Thursday with 53 members and guests in attendance.  Our guests were:
Betsy McMahon, Anne Brett, Ann Harman, and Colleen Giliespie
Kim Johnson was officially inducted to the club by membership chair Diane Demeroutis.
President John kicked off this week of Thanksgiving by giving thanks to this weeks volunteers:
  • Elaine Terry for the donations of oral hygiene items.
  • The Bill and Diane Demeroutis, Ken Castner for OCC Thanksgiving Luncheon
  • John and Linda Howard for Veterans Day Celebration in Oracle on Saturday
  • Monica Oszust, Kim Johnson, Leslie Castner, Kristi Halverson and Jan Close Rotary Ranch Boutique, which raised $1,000 for the Corizon project 
Happy dollars were contributed by:
Dan Watson, Doug May, Gordon Wainwright,  Barbara Bergen,  Bre Zientarski, Harvey Smith,Tom Fraioli, Tim Morsani, John Oszust, and  Monica Oszust
We are in our club’s busiest time of the year, we need volunteers:
  • Sign up for greeters and Rotary Inspiration to Leslie Hawkins and Wanda Bailey
  • Hygiene items for IMPACT are still needed. Collection will continue at every meeting.
  • American Avenue Roadside Clean-up in Oracle. – November 18, 2023 Change of location to meet – Now the OCC. . Food will be served at the OCC afterwards. 
  • Thanksgiving Turkey and Sides Distribution - Location:  Santa Catalina Catholic Church. Time:  11:50A – 2:30P. Wear a hat and comfortable shoes. What we will be doing:  Check in Families, Traffic Control and Distribution of food bags. Could use a couple more volunteers – See John
  • Fueling the Future - Food and $ donation collection runs from Nov 24 to Dec 15. Will send email with collection locations, both at SB and The Ranch.
  • Coming up in December—Save the Date
  • Dec 9           Kids/Family Holiday Party at OCC 4:00-6:00
  • Dec 11         Need  Cookie bakers  for 25 Adult  Senior Baskets 
  • Dec 14          Set-up & Decorate for Senior Holiday Luncheon
  • Dec 15          Senior Holiday Luncheon
  • Dec 16          Wreaths Across America – Veterans Cemetery at Marana and     Cemetery in Oracle
  • Dec 19          Sort Food – Fueling the Future—Mountain Vista School 
  • Dec 20          Bag Food and Unload/Store Fresh Produce – Fueling the Future
December 14 is Holiday Party—Please reserve you spot now
Our program today was Anne Harman, from the Rotary Club of Tucson Sunrise shared her clubs international project that produced a board game to educate children in Kenya about HIV.  This project is the result of a Rotary International Global Grant. 
There was much excitement (and many tickets sold) for our weekly 50/50 drawing.  No winner this week We are down to 3 cards, so you won’t want to miss our next drawing