Club Meeting:  September 21, 2023

President John opened the meeting on “National Talk like a Pirate Day” with trivia about pirates.  Kristi, Tim, Dan, and Ken, won prizes for their pirate knowledge.
Wanda shared an inspiring history of the National Day of Peace:  Started by a Rotarian in early 60’s to convene international students for a peace council.  In the 1980's, the United Nations declared as a National Day of Peace. She shared a video reminding us that “Peace Begins with Me”.
Dan Chambers served as Sargent at Arms, introducing our guest: Kari Erickson from Colorado.


  1. District Conference registration is open. It’s $25 for registration and more for meals. If you go to the meals, there are excellent keynote speakers. It is so worth it. We have a booth (Doug) and have been asked to do a breakout session presentation on Corazon (Dan).
  2. Monster Bash tickets are on sale. 60 seats have been purchased so we are 1/3 the way to our goal of 180.  Time to buy your tickets now and get your costumes ready, Dan gave us a sneak peek the categories and great prizes
  3. Hygiene items for IMPACT are still needed. We’ll continue to have collection at every meeting.
  4. John Howard is looking for volunteers:
    • Serving lunch at the Oracle Community Center---October 2, 2023
    • Copper Days Car Show -San Manuel---October 14, 2023
    • Adopt a Child for Christmas IMPACT---October sign up
    • Distributing Senior Food Boxes in Oracle---Monthly
    • Assembling Impact boxes---Monthly
Sign-up sheets are at every meeting or email John Howard

Doug introduced Speaker:  Ray Naylor 

  • Ray Naylor, gave an informative review of Rotary International's involvement in promoting peace. He talked about what being a PeaceBuilder Club means for our club, and the genesis of the Rotary E-Club of World Peace.  Ray told us about the three Rotarian driven “International Peace Conferences” that gave rise to the E-Club.  Ray is a Member the Rotary P club of world peace 2015 IPC International Peace Conference.  He answered several questions from the group.